Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Cold, life goes on and another cutie

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February is soon to be March and it is unbelievable how fast this years two months has gone by. The first month of Spring is almost here, even if it does not feel like it. We still have a lot of snow here and it has been very cold the last couple of days. It has been around -16°C and it feels like -25°C, because it is blowing or the high humidity. In the mornings, when the sun is rising, it gets colder and colder for every minute. So, when the kids are of to school, they really have a lot of clothes on. They look like chubby little cuties running to the bus.

Last week we had winter vacation and took a trip to the cottage and mother-in-law’s old apartment. Visited some relatives and planned the coming move of her things and the estate inventory. We even celebrated our oldest daughters birthday, she is an adult now with her 18 years. Time goes by fast. On our way to the southern parts of Sweden, we stopped by at DollarStore. We needed balloons and other fun things for a birthday party. Walking around there, just for fun, while the girls searched for the right balloons I found a cutie. She was for sale for only 80SEK, about 9USD with todays currency. Yay. Otherwise the prices have been around 40USD for this doll, here in Sweden.

Took her to Wämöparken, in Karlskrona.
Used my hubby's new iPhone and the camera in that phone is amazing.

It is a Monster High doll, a Dream Monster Deer. she is a nature ghoul and likes to sit among the fauna and nature, blending right into it. She is a quiet and shy, but she sees herself as a gentle one.  She does not like big crowds at all and just enjoys her nearest and dearest friends. She really is a beautiful cutie and it is almost a way for me to try to feel how it could be with a doll with four legs. You know those fantasy art line dolls that Fairyland or Luts have, as an example. It is far away from quality, style and so - but it gives a hint, how it could be.

Well, her name is Fawntine Fallowheart and it really suits her. Often I do change the names, but this time I’m going to keep it. I may do a new face up on her, because I want some darker colors and a more to the fawn-like face. But that is a step I may take later on. At the moment I just want to introduce her to you. More photos will come later on.

Enjoy the new week that is going on!

PS: Want to read more about Wämöparken? I have a post here.
PS again: Made a thing, just for fun - see here
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Poems and Flowers

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Just want to share some beautiful and comforting poems, and some of the flowers from my mother in law's beautiful and warm funeral. This was on the 9th February. These are just a small part of the flowers that had arrived to the church. There where even pink in two different shades and one with sunset colors. Mother in law loved flowers and often asked me to look for something bright and happy at the market on the square in town. She would have enjoyed all of these. The funeral went well, as well as a funeral can go. Songs, words, tears and emptiness in silence.

Enjoy these flowers and poems, until next time.

 "There's a very special garden
Where the trees of memory grow 
Nurtured by the kindness 
And concern that good friends show. 
The roots are cherished memories
Of good times in the past.
The branches tender promises that souls endure and last. 
It's a place of peace and beauty 
Where bright new hopes can start 
It's memory's lovely garden
That soothes the hurting heart." 

Gerbera, roses, baby's breath, liliaceae and some green leaves.

"What we have once enjoyed
we can never lose...
All that we love deeply
becomes a part of us."
~ Helen Keller

Beautiful white Eustoma, even known as Lisianthus or Prairie gentian.
These came from my dad.

"There are no goodbyes for us.
Wherever you are, you
will always be in my heart."
~ Gandhi

Yellow Gerbera
Sunday, January 14, 2018

A last trip

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One of the roads near our cottage.
I am sitting here in our living room and thinking about the trip we took to south Sweden, where we have our relatives and our cottage, during the Epiphany (Little Christmas) weekend. We usually do not take any trips during this season, because of the weather. It can be a bit moody in these times. It can be dry, sunny and almost feel like the Spring has arrived. Then it can be rainy, foggy and feel like late Autumn. And before you know it, you are in a snow storm, trying to see the road. 

Our cottage and car.
With a control of the weather and several forecasts, we packed our car and drove the 6 hours to mother in law. The nurses had phoned us several times, telling us that she is not doing well. My anxiety kicked in and we did not know what to expect. When we arrived, she was in her bed - happy, talking and looked like a sun, shiny and warm, we she saw us. She said: "Oh, there you are! You came!" The nurse who was there at that point told that mother in law has been happy and waiting for us to come. 

Our church - The girls are baptized and hubby + I got married here.
One of my toy cars.
We stayed at her place for four days and she perked up during those day. We had many good moments with talks, hugs, laughs and memories. But we had even some worries. She had some respiratory arrest during the day and it felt strange to have a nurse there by her side, all day and all night - even if this is a very good thing. Even I and the rest of the family sat next to mother in law from time to time. 

And I am glad that we took this trip, because it was the last time we saw her. Today, on the 14th January, early morning, she passed away. May she rest in peace. I will miss her dearly. 

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I had one of my Pureneemo's along, Kielo (bought from Lise at Daggry Saga). I took some photos of her at the cottage and made a little comic. The Merida doll and Kielo's clothes are a gift from Alasse at The Wayward Inn

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I wish you the best for the new week ahead.
Wednesday, January 03, 2018


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I was tagged by Lise, on Instagram, to do this FAQ. I decided to take it over to my blog and answer the questions here.

1. How old are you?
I am 46 years old. But I feel like 23. Haha!

2. What was your first BJD?
It was a Dollmore Basic Sleepy Narsha girl. 

3. When did you join the hobby?
I ordered my first doll in October 2011, but I had been searching for the perfect one about 4 years before that.

4. What is your grail doll?
Grail is an interesting word. At the moment I do not think that I have any bigger grails, but I do have hopes and wishes to someday buy a couple of different dolls. But it would not hurt to have a MiniFee Rin with cute glittery eyes, big ears and some cute animal feet. 

5. What is your dolls clothing style?
At the moment I feel that it is a bit dull. I would love to have some lace, pastels and layer on layer.

6. What do your loved ones think of the hobby?
They are very OK with it and at times even active in decisions, talks and happenings in the doll world.

7. Are you open about your hobby?

8. Do you have a preference for boy dolls girl dolls etc?
In the beginning, yes. Now, no. 

9. Do you have a size preference?
Yes, in the beginning I had and wanted to have just those smaller ones, but today I am open for discussion when it comes to larger dolls. I have found some beautiful dolls that would have been huge in my thoughts when I started in this hobby, but not today. 

10. How do your pets react to your dolls?
Sadly, I do not have any pets. 

11. What would you do if your spouse, friend or family member disapproved of your dolls?
It would make me a bit sad, because it is a part of me. And probably I would say something like "Oh, you don't say, you with your *insert a hobby or collectible*.

12. Emergency! Do you have a plan for your dolls?
Yikes! I would grab the boxes and dolls I can manage and run! I should have a plan of some kind. 

13. How do you feel about dolls as gifts?
I am OK with that, as long as it is not a really expensive dolls. That would give me anxiety. But Barbies, PureNeemos, some Blythes, Momokos and so on are OK. Even some smaller BJD's.

Really the nearest thing I have come to a story.
14. Do you write stories for your dolls?
Sometimes. Mostly just short thoughts around their personalities. I have written a couple of 'comics', that I have shared on this blog.

15. What is your favorite sculpt?
Narsha, Alex doll, Hee-ah.

16. What is your favorite company?

17. What is your most expensive doll?
It is my Mokashura Duyou doll, with face up and body blush.

18. What is your least expensive doll?
My first BJD.

Esmé, my favorite.
19. What is your favorite doll?
From the ones I own - it's a head, a Narsha Zihu. Never thought that would be it.

20. What are your other hobbies?
Toy Cars

21. Will you send me your doll?
No. Haha!

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This was it, for now. If you want to join, then do!
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