Saturday, February 25, 2017

Three Wee Kish Dolls

Well after much toing and froing I finally made the decision not to purchase the Kish dolls that had a vinyl head and plastic body regardless of their mobility and went with the all vinyl dolls instead.

So Flora (12" LE 1997 Kish Collection) and two 7.5" dolls, a Fiesta Blue Riley (2005) and a Concert Zsu Zse (2006), should arrive shortly.

L: Zsu Zse & R: Fiesta Blue Riley
All the dolls are new in box, with hand painted faces and five way jointing. Being small in size, it made sense to bring them home together to save on postage.

These were all so very reasonably priced, they may well become experimental dolls, who will undergo changes down the track, but only time will tell.  :)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Holiday Snaps

We spent 2 days in Port Fairy, which is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. It has a rich history and 50 of it's buildings are protected by the National Trust of Australia. The bay was named by the crew of the whaler The Fairy in 1828.

We visited Mount Eccles, an inactive volcano and the Gunditjmara name for the mountain is Budj Bim meaning High Head.

We then went on to Robe, a town and fishing port located on the Limestone Coast of South Australia.

The town and surroundings has a distinctive combination of historical buildings, ocean, fishing fleets, lakes and dense bush.

We found a great cafĂ© where we had brunch each morning of our 5 day stay.

I only had this once, but it was yummy and was enough to last me to dinner time. :)

The last 2 days was to be in Portland, but after getting to our destination, one day stay was enough! So we came home a day early and forfeited our accommodation expenses.

Took a couple of shots of my IpleHouse KID Lonette (Lonnie) when we first arrived, but she stayed in her bag after that.

In a way it was good to have a break from dolls, for a little while at least.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Helen Kish Dolls

I'm having real problems coming to a decision as to which of these dolls to purchase next. I have only seen photos of Helen's dolls and never held one or even seen one in real life.

L: 12"/30.5cm vinyl ... R: 12"/30.5cm BJD (Soom iMda 3.00 size)
There is something about each of them that I love, but if you own one I'd really like to hear your thoughts on the finish/quality of these dolls or perhaps you can share a link to a review.

L: 7.5"/19cm vinyl (FL RealFee size) ... R: 14"/35.5cm BJD (IH KID size)
Maybe a different perspective from you will help me bring one home soon . . . I hope so. :)


P.S. I found six more half price boxes at Knox Shopping Centre when we went to the cinema last week, so I have used one for the yellow, cream & white wool, and the other five for my fat quarter fabrics.

Top (which you cannot see) has all my shades of pink ~ pale to hot.
Then my red, burgundy and lilac.
Green, yellow, light tan.
Blue, aqua and grey.
Bottom is full of orange and black fabric ~ for Halloween!

Friday, February 03, 2017

When One Is Not Enough

For quite some time, I have been wanting to organise my wool stash, but have been in a quandary as to whether I should purchase a storage unit or just simple containers of some sort. It was important to me to be able to see the colours easily and for the wool to be protected from dust and hungry moths, so after some deliberation, I settled on containers. Finding a suitable size was the next challenge.

Then today while hubby and I were doing the grocery shopping, the answer came right out of the blue! Just as we turned the corner from the pet food aisle, right there before our li'l ol' eyes, was a shelf full of Systema containers in different sizes, all on half price special. I found three in a size that was perfect, but needed more . . . we looked around the store to see if there were any, but alas, it appeared the large sizes had sold very quickly.

That was until we hit the checkout . . . I could hardly believe my luck, sitting on top of the cash register was another Systema box just in the right size . . . needless to say I grabbed it. :)

I couldn't wait to sort my wool out into colours and most of my current stash fitted in the boxes nicely, except for my browns, yellows, creams and whites. So before I can complete the task I set out to do, I need to find at the very least, one more box.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Another Arrives

This is a Rosemarie Muller Wichtel Rosi who I have renamed Gretel. She is 5 way jointed, but has incredible movement. She is just the cutest little doll and she is hoping I can soon bring home a twin brother for her. :)

"I found me a Steampunk hat!"