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Next project

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It is sweaty and warm over here in our kitchen. I have the windows open in every room and just hope that some soft wind will breeze my way. I have heard that it will be like this for the rest of the week. Hooray for them who like this, I do not. Gladly a more suitable season is heading our way - Autumn. Just love Autumn.
We left the cottage and the summer vacation some days ago and it was with a heavy heart we did that. The season that is coming now, is the best one. Seeing the nature change from green to all kind of colors and feel the crisp in the air. Hope to be able to take a trip later, when the girls have a week off from school in late October.  During the summer I have mostly been taking care of my BJD's. My Monster High collection have grown with two dolls and I they will be my next project in repaint. Bought those two at a local store for just 99SEK (around 10-11 USD), so I was really happy. At the moment I have three dolls, two Ever After High and one Monster High that …

Gosh - updating!

Okay - things are going on here, so pretty please - bear with me. The codes and other thingies are not friends with me at the moment. But soon, I promise!

Tag: Sisterhood of the World Bloggers

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--- * --- Do you collect anything other than dolls?
Yes, I do. Before I started to collect Ball Jointed Dolls I collected paper dolls, paper serviettes, buttons, post cards, scraps, Cherished Teddies and pebbles. Today I collect Monster High Dolls, Willow tree angels, cute cars and pebbles. I still like the other things I collected, but I do not collect them anymore. 
Why did you start a doll blog?
For 10 years ago I started to blog in Swedish about my life, politics and other happenings that could catch my interest. I had many readers and it was a joy. I even had a blog in my native language, Finnish and one in English so that I could reach many with my thoughts. Those blogs do not exist anymore due to a new start I wanted to make. I wanted to focus on the things that mattered and there was a change going on in my life and in the graphic (pixels) sites I followed. Many left that hobby and I felt that there were no point in going on. So, I started a new Swedish blog - did some cleaning…

This thing with Monster High Dolls

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"Too thin! Too sexy! Stereotypes! Wrong themes! Scary! Awful!" It is many years since the first set of Monster High Dolls came to Sweden. It was a double sided happening and even I had some thoughts about those thin and odd looking dolls, as I grew up with Barbie and Sindy. But slowly I fell in love with them. My youngest daughter found herself and her inner soul in these dolls - especially Draculaura. She could play and become one of them - Barbie, Moxie, Bratz and those "kinder" (may I call them so?) dolls were never her style. This was even the time when we as parents and near relatives saw the theatrical side of her. She has been at the theatre for many seasons now. And enjoying her time!
The Monster High Dolls have taken the world with storm - and it feels like I have heard the most opinions. The mildest being that the dolls are ridiculous - can not stand, talk or behave like humans. Well, they are not humans. The word monster should give a hint. I would love…

Just a little trip

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August, the last summer month over here in Sweden. After this it is time to look for the cozy and warm clothes. So it is time to make the best of the sunny and warm days. A couple of days ago we took a trip to Kalmar and the island Öland, where the sun almost always shines. We had luck this day, because the sun was shining all day long. And the sky was blue. And the wind rather hard, but that is no surprise at the Swedish coast. We had a sightseeing tour and I had Esther with me. At every stop I took as many pictures I could, not so easy with the hard wind - had to be quick about it. Some photos are just a blur while others just are the total opposite.  It was a great day with the family and Esther.