Sunday, December 3, 2017

It's been a while....but a little dolly activity!

Once again I'm writing that I can't believe how neglected my poor blog is!!  I'm beginning to sound like a stuck record, but I have no excuses, I've just not really been in the dolly frame of mind for months now but finally I have a bit of dolly news so thought I would share.

Back in the summer I placed a couple of orders with companies in South Korea for BJDs (ball jointed dolls) and as most of you will know now, you order, you pay and then you WAIT!!!  I placed one order in July with expected shipping date of mid September and another order in September with expected shipping date of late December, and Sods Law, the July order was more than a month late in shipping and even more surprising for me, the September order was a month early!  So both dolls arrived within a few days of one another!!! 

In the meantime I also purchased another BJD from someone in the US and so I have three new BJDs to show you but will start with just two as one is still waiting for her face to be painted.

The first doll I want to show you is a Volks Super Dollfie Midi, she is 42cm tall and her skin tone is a light tan which Volks call 'Sunlight skin'.  She came to me blank and although I bought her secondhand from a seller in the US, she is like brand new with all her defaults still sealed in their packaging.  She is a lovely heavy doll and I had planned initially to send her to a faceup artist to have her face done but in the end I decided to do it myself.  I made a start this morning and finished her a few hours later.  I'm very pleased with how she's come out.  Outfit is by a company called Tree Designs in South Korea.  Now she needs a name :)






The second doll that I want to show you is from the South Korean company, Secretdoll, and she is a Meng, Version 4, in tanned resin.  She is 17.5cm tall and as you can see is a little cutie with her big head and pouty face!  She has a default faceup, wig and glass eyes.  Her outfit consists of corderoy flares made by me and a little knitted sweater by Feltland here in Spain. 

I have decided to call her Marley!




Here she is with Valentine, my tanned Person #21 also from Secretdoll.  The new doll has a much better body and posing ability than the older girl, but I think they work quite well together.



The third girl to arrive is a tanned Adori from Harucasting, also in South Korea but I will keep her under wraps for now until she has her faceup.  Hopefully she will go to my friend Olga, Vainilladolly, very soon, to be made beautiful!!!

In other news I continue to walk in the mornings and go to my aquagym classes and have now lost 44 pounds and 13cm from my waist!!!  I still have a long way to go but am feeling so much better about myself :)

Here are a few photos that I've taken on my walks:








I just spent a weekend with my family in the UK and although it felt bitterly cold to me (and I came back with a stinker of a cough and cold) I had a great time seeing them. 

Some photos from my UK morning walking!!!

Worthing pier:


Elegant houses on Worthing seafront:


Chichester cathedral:


Chichester main street:


Hayling Island:



 
I won't see my son now until about February when he hopes to come over to Spain for a visit, but my mum and brother will be coming here for Christmas from the 18th December!

My son Brendan and his wife Virginia in Hayling Island:



Well, I hope you enjoyed my photos.  Here's wishing you all a great week ahead, thanks so much for visiting!

Big hugs Sharon xxx

12 comments:

  1. First Congratulations on the weight loss ! You are doing so well , I wish I had your dedication but you do have a wonderful place to walk mind you my village is nice so I really don't have a real excuse! lol

    Second I love the face up you have done on your new girl, she looks very trendy in her outfit, I look forward to finding out what you decide to call her.

    Marley is a sweetheart, I've been looking at these smaller dolls but am pleased to say i've managed to resist so far!

    I love the photos from your walks , that one of Worthing seafront , the sky is wonderful. Glad you had a lovely visit to the UK even if the weather was cold , lol it is December :)
    have a lovely week too, Dee xxxx

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    1. Hi Dee, thanks so much for your lovely comments on this post. And for your congratulations too....I am really enjoying the walking and yes, you do have a lovely village to walk in, you could start in January, I started out slowly and was amazed at how much I enjoyed myself!!! I think you need to get that Golden Retriever puppy as then you will have no excuse ;)
      You have a lot of willpower resisting the tinies, I'm very impressed :)
      xxx

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  2. Hi Sharon,
    Oh she is just gorgeous and you've done an amazing job of her face up, I love her! The name Tricia came to mind as soon as I saw her, but I don't know if you have a doll already with that name. I also love her styling, the clothes are perfect for her.

    Your little person Marley is so cute, I was never overly fond of these dolls as the ones I had seen before all had the same eye as your first one, but the more open eye is much more to my liking and is one I could be tempted by myself. :)

    Love the photos, they are always a pleasure to view and I must congratulate you on shrinking waistline, you are doing a great job. I hope Christmas doesn't reverse it, I know I always eat (and drink) more than I should at this time of year.

    Big hugs,
    X

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Sandi and all the nice things therein :)
      I was thinking Islay for my Volks girl, what do you think? I don't know where I saw it but I'd put it on a 'list' entitled "Suggestions for Dolls Names"....there was just this one name on it!!!
      I agree on the Secretdoll eyes, the smaller eyes can be a challenge and they can make a doll look 'mean', I think Valentine is just naughty though, not really mean!
      I will do my best to eat sensibly over Christmas, I'm lucky because I don't drink.....but I am definitely a food lover, I'll have to just walk really far if I'm naughty!
      xxx

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  3. Great photos! Lucy certainly hopes you'll never get done with losing weight, so you won't stop your morning walks.
    BJDs are not "me", but you did a great job on the still nameless girl's face!

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    1. Thanks very much Ursula, I'm glad you liked them.
      And yes, you're right on Lucy, if I don't go out in the morning for any reason, she is as miserable as sin all day!
      xxx

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  4. A wonderful post dear Sharon! Congratulations on your walking and water exercising. Well done! ❤️

    I love your new dolls and I am learning about BJDs from you! The unnamed girl really appeals to me and what a lovely outfit she is wearing! Marley is adorable and a perfect companion for Valentine.

    Thank you for sharing the UK photos. It is wonderful that you had a visit. I am glad your Mom and brother will be with you for Christmas. I hope you have a very blessed and very happy Christmas. ❤️ XXX

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    1. Thanks so much Ginger, I'm keeping at it and hope to continue indefinitely now.
      I'm glad you like the new BJDs and their outfits, I'm enjoying them although not doing anything like as much as I did before, just now and again, and I enjoy looking at them, so the doll interest in definitely still here :)
      I wish you a very peaceful and happy Christmas too Ginger, and that you have a relaxing time with your loved ones xxx

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  5. Beautiful photos (Always great to see the surroundings at other places in the world) and congrats on the new dollies. Such cuties and I do love the outfit on you unnamed girl. The face up is beautiful!
    I wish you a joyous wait for the holidays!

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    1. Thank you very much for your nice comment, I'm glad you enjoyed the post.
      I hope your holiday period is great and that you spend it doing what you enjoy, with people you love xxx

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  6. Marley is so cute! Love all the photos.

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    1. Thank you Sam, and thank you for visiting :)
      xxx

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