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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Our Generation Doll - Kaylee

Here is another doll to cross of my wish list. This is a 2014 18" Our Generation Doll, Kaylee. I got her used. She is the only OG Battat doll that I've wanted with this particular face mold. This sculpt wasn't one of my favorites on the larger dolls. I only wanted this one because her curly hair lol! I've always loved Kaylee's light brown curls paired with her blue eyes.



The original doll came with two big puffy ponytails. This is the stock photo of the first addition of Kaylee. I am pretty sure that this is the one that I have.


 
 This is the stock photo of the newer Kaylee. It appears that they have toned down her curls. The original dolls also came in a cute outfit that consisted of a cream sweater top and light pink skirt.


My doll does not have her original outfit but I really like this dress on her.


When I saw her with her hair down, I know I finally had a Kaylee. Her curls are a bit matted, so I will not attempt to change the style. But I still think it is thick beautiful. I am absolutely in love with her hair!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Hearts 4 Hearts Doll - Consuelo

I found this cute Hearts 4 Hearts doll Consuelo at a thrift store. Even though I already had a Consuelo, I couldn't pass her up because she was only $3!



  Her hair was in a ponytail but seemed to be in pretty good shape.



She had a few spots on her skin but otherwise she was in great shape and her limbs were tight.

She came with her original skirt, bracelet and shoes. Finding shoes on a thrift store doll is rare.

 



After taking down her hair I found it was very soft and silky. Since it was it was probably tied up for a long time it was actually kind of fluffy but still very manageable.



 Here she is next to my original Consuelo. They are the same yet different.


        I think she is super cute so for now, I will be keeping them both, lol.


Friday, June 9, 2017

Making time for Barbie


I have so many dolls that I can't count them all. I need to organize and get them out of storage and up where I can see them. Part of having a collection (for me) is making the time enjoy them. 

 I am starting with Barbie because I think I have more of them than any other (but don't quote me on this). Most of my of them are stored in plastic bins and a few are still new in the box.


I got this shelf awhile back and it's time that I use. I bought from Ikea. Unfortunenately, they only had it in black. I wasn't sure about the color but the shelves were the right height and I had to start somewhere. I like the open shelf over ones with glass doors. My dolls will be on display but not for display, meaning that they will be handled and played with and this type of shelf gives me easy access.



I tried out two different doll stands that I had. There is the ones made by Kaiser and the ones made by Mattel. I prefered the Kaiser stands because the dolls stood lower and were more secure from falling. But I chose the ones from Mattel because the black color blended in with the shelves. The Kaiser stands also come in black so I may purchase them at a later date.


It was also time to for a change of clothes. I've had these little summer dresses for a long time. I thought dressing them in summer outfits was a fun way to kick off summer. I keep the my doll clothes & accessories in little boxes (so I am somewhat organized).

I'm happy with how the display shelf turned out. I have shelves with five dolls across but technically I could probably squeeze in six. These are not all of my Barbie's of course, but a good start for displaying them.