Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's resolutions in progress

Day tripper by alington
Day tripper, a photo by alington on Flickr.
I have started my new year's resolutions with a bang, and have listed quite a few dolls for sale on the Doll Page Show & Sell.

No, I haven't yet crossed the Steffie line, but I will soon. But check out my new listings just the same. Thanks!

Plans for the new year

Untitled by alington
Untitled, a photo by alington on Flickr.
As 2012 comes to a close, I have a chance to look at my overcrowded dolly cabinet with an urge to change. I hate to look at my past new year resolutions and see how I've failed to complete them, but it's a new year, isn't it?

This year, I'd like to clean up my collection a little by selling a few of the dolls I have that don't get much attention. This will unfortunately include my recent FR:2 collection, and also my last Fashion Teen Poppy.

I also have a few Franklin Mint dolls I've been hanging onto for a project that I realize is just not going to happen. They have to go.

A few of my Tonners have to be sold. And then--I am overwhelmed with Steffie-faced Barbies. I am working on Volume II of Steffie: Out of the Box, but I don't have room to add my new girls. Selling a few of the girls I have would provide some extra funds for this next project.

Then, there's my long list of BJDs. I have a huge want list, and they are wonderful. I have a few resin fashion BJDs, and I wonder if they are really getting the attention they deserve, or if I should cut down on a few of them as well.

Heartless? You all would never sell a doll, much less an entire collection of dolls? I suppose that is fine--but I consider it upgrading or streamlining--trying to sell the dolls I like for the ones I truly love. And each year, it gets a little harder.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sydney as Anne Boleyn

Sydney as Anne Boleyn by alington
Sydney as Anne Boleyn, a photo by alington on Flickr.
Sydney on the Rocks (Tonner Doll) is dressed in a one-of-a-kind silk historical outfit, created by Jennygrey. Just lovely.

Mademoiselle a la Mode

Mademoiselle a la Mode by alington
Mademoiselle a la Mode, a photo by alington on Flickr.
From the 2008 Paris Fashion Doll Festival, this lovely Tonner Doll is called Mademoiselle a la Mode Tyler Wentworth. She's limited to just 100.

I took this photo in December 2009.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Petworks Momoko in 2013

Hot off the press!  There are new Momoko soon to be available from Petworks, CSS Home 13NY (Melancholy and Vanity).  Both dolls have long straight hair and bangs as well as a chunk of a different color in the hair.  They both come with a darling knitted striped sweater and boots.  Melancholy is blue/black-haired and Vanity is the red/brown-haired.  Get your preorders in soon for these limited quantity beauties.  They can be purchased from places such as the Japan Doll Connection.

Want some special designs for you Momoko?  I provide lots of dolly attire.  Support an artist!  Visit my website (MegannArt) for an Etsy shop, Twitter, Facebook (with occasional discounts), Pinterest page, and much more.
Pictures courtesy of Petworks.

Merry Christmas to me!

So... I maybe did a little shopping the other day--looking for some Little Miss Matched items for a BJD girl I have (I hear their clothing fit that skinny little Doll Chateau body), and I entered to win Tonner's twelve days of Christmas drawing.

Keeping in mind that I never win anything... I actually won! And not only did I win, I won big! I won an autographed proof of the gorgeous 22" Madame Bovary American Model. This is a doll I missed out on when she was first released. She has blue inset eyes, rooted brown hair, and a fabulous period outfit.

Plus, her outfit fits my Peak's Woods Absolute Beauty BJD girls perfectly. I am absolutely thrilled!

Today is the last day to enter, and no purchase is necessary.

Photo above belongs to Tonner Doll Company, and was taken by the talented Ernesto Padró-Campos.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Pullip as Marianne

Pullip as Marianne by alington
Pullip as Marianne, a photo by alington on Flickr.
I'll be posting some of my favorite Christmas gift dolls this week. I've been a little under the weather, and I haven't had a chance to do much else, so forgive some of the regurgitated photos.

This gorgeous girl is Pullip Marianne. This photo was taken in December 2010--truly a lovely doll.

You can see more photos of her on Flickr.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

New York Night

New York Night by alington
New York Night, a photo by alington on Flickr.
New York Night Cami is another new addition to my collection by Tonner Doll Company. She's limited to 300, and she's still available from your favorite Tonner dealer.

She reminds me of a modern day Cinderella, and I think she's just adorable.

See more photos on Flickr.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sunset Cocktails

Sunset Cocktails by alington
Sunset Cocktails, a photo by alington on Flickr.
This is Nitey-Nite Peggy, a basic wigged Peggy Harcourt from the 2012 DeeAnna Denton collection, dressed in Sunset Cocktails, both by Tonner Doll Company.

This doll and outfit were some of my most highly anticipated preorders of the season, and I'm quite pleased. Peggy is on the new 16" curvy body, and I think she's channelling Joan from Mad Men. Her hair is styled like this right out of the box. Just perfect.

You can see a few more photos of Flickr. And Dreamcastle still has both the doll and outfit in stock at the best prices around.

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Parakeet

The Parakeet by alington
The Parakeet, a photo by alington on Flickr.
Here's a peek at Tonner Doll's Parakeet, an exclusive Cami from FAO Schwarz. She's a gorgeous raven beauty, sort of 1920s inspired.

I just adore her, and you can see more photos on Flickr.

If you shop for this doll through eBates, you can save $20 with a coupon code, get free shipping and 8% cash back. Go through my link to sign up, and I'll get a bonus!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Haute Societe

Haute Societe by alington
Haute Societe, a photo by alington on Flickr.
So... one of the dolls I wasn't planning on keeping has sort of stuck. It's Haute Societe Veronique Perrin from IT's Tropicalia convention.

Additionally, she's come out of the box. This is her original outfit--which, I might add, many collectors find a bit dowdy.

I love the details, though. I think the piping on her trench coat quite adorable. Underneath that coat, she's wearing separates, I believe--a pleated turquoise skirt and pink and yellow blouse.

And check out the accessories--very well done: a beaded belt, three bracelets, earrings, and a terrific bag.

You can see more photos on Flickr.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Buy more save more at Angelic Dreamz!

From today through December 11 (midnight PST), there is a special sale on in-stock merchandise from Angelic Dreamz. (It does not include items already on sale, preorders, or JAMIEshow items.)

  • Spend $100-200 and get 10% off your order
  • Spend $201-400 and get 15% off your order
  • Spend $401-600 and get 20% off your order
  • Spend $601 or more and get 25% off your order
Additionally, you can check out the daily and hourly deals. Have fun shopping!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Beautiful Lines Momoko

A new Sekiguchi Momoko was recently released on the doll line-up, Beautiful Lines.  Personally, I think she is darling with those bright eyes and pale pink collar.  It looks like she is sporting similar shoes, if not the same, as Silver Crescent.  Overall, I can't wait until this beauty comes out in early 2013.  You can purchase her from a variety of vendors, including the Petworks Global Store.

Interesting in seeing the new Momoko wake-up dolls?  Check out this blog post

Support an artist!  Visit my website for a doll shop, Facebook page, among other fancy things.

Lilac Frost Poppy Parker

Lilac Frost by alington
Lilac Frost, a photo by alington on Flickr.
I was nervous about W Club exclusive Lilac Frost Poppy Parker's "Japan" skin tone, but in person, I think it's perfect.

She reminds me a little of Pillow Talk from Integrity Toys debut collection in 2009.

Her hair is a (neatly gelled) flip in a golden blonde shade. She has green eyes, applied lashes and purple eyeshadow, which are set off with bubblegum pink lips.

Her lilac brocade suit is lovely and detailed, though you can see the hook closures even when the jacket is closed.

She also includes a cute white purse, hat, white heels, rhinestone earrings and a matching bracelet. I didn't bother with the white gloves--they drive me crazy!

If you didn't get a chance to pick this girl up, you can find her on eBay and the DollPage Show & Sell for around $150, which is quite reasonable for a W Club exclusive Poppy.

See more photos of Lilac Frost on Flickr.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Daphne at Court

Daphne at Court by alington
Daphne at Court, a photo by alington on Flickr.
This is the Queen of Diamonds - the lovely Daphne - by Tonner Doll, dressed in a OOAK outfit by Carol Peters.

More photos can be seen on Flickr.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Final W Club exclusive doll announced!

The final W Club exclusive doll, guaranteed for purchase for all W Club members, has been announced and is available for preorder with a Spring 2013 delivery date.

From the FR:16 collection, Saskia Tate makes an appearance as Attention Please! She is listed at $150. She has platinum hair, rooted lashes and blue eyes, and includes a fabulous detailed daytime fashion:

  • sheer blouse with magenta trim
  • tweed shorts
  • sheer black stockings
  • faux fur trimmed jacket
  • earrings
  • ring
  • boots
  • purse

Photos are property of Integrity Toys.


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