Tuesday, November 22, 2016

I support BJD Artists!

What ever I collect or buy, I want to buy the real thing. No copies, no recasts and no look-a-likes. If I can not buy it, I save for it or wait for a better moment. Behind every doll, there is an artist, who had you in mind when making, working and designing. She or he wanted you to have the best and the easiest way to say Thank You, is to buy the real thing - even if you have to wait. 

When I started in this hobby, I never thought that there would be a market for recasts. But when you suddenly stumble on really cheap dolls, that look like the real thing, you start to wonder. And yes, this hobby is expensive and it can take a long time to save up to the doll you want. And yes, sometimes you miss the opportunity to buy one, because it is a limited edition. But those things are not a reason to buy recasts. 

Well, there is no reason at all to buy recasts. Absolutely non at all. 

I waited a while for my Dollmore Mokashura Duyou. She is a Baby Doll, cute and sweet. I followed the work of the artists and made it more as a trip to something good, instead of getting frustrated by the long wait. The feeling of getting her home is something above the rainbow of happiness. The joy of doing the right thing. Being patient and supporting the artists is the right way to go.

You can read more and look at other supporters over here, at Tumblr.

Friday, November 4, 2016

The Tale of Peter Rabbit Barbie Doll

The story of an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist Helen Beatrix Potter (1866 - 1943) has always been one of my favorites. Her life, born into a privileged household and being so talented in watercolors, is in a way different when it comes to women at that time. But even she had difficulties along the way, trying to get a book printed. She was deeply influenced by fairies, fairy tales and fantasy. Her first book was about a rabbit, named Peter, and his adventures. 

On 1st january 2001, to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s children’s story "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", Barbie releases a collector edition of their doll. She is dressed in a light blue jacket with yellow details and a skirt with images from the book. Barbie has a long blond hair and a light blue ribbon decorates her hair. The doll came with a little storybook, totally cute.

When I was a little girl, Barbie was a big thing. Today, as an adult, I have never thought that I would collect or buy a Barbie - but who am I to not to change my mind?

My daughter bought an used digital camera on a shopping site called Tradera. It can be compared to eBay. After that I thought I just would take a look - and see what I found! 

A Barbie! I had to order her and she arrived two days later, on the same day we drove to my mother in law and the cottage, for our Autumn vacation. I took some photos there.

And now to the box opening and some other photos. Enjoy and happy weekend!

Scissors ready!