Sunday, April 23, 2017

Say hellou to Maeve

A new doll in the collection, with dimples
While visiting my mother in law and having a good time at the cottage and at her place, we even did some grocery shopping for her. Nearby there is a big store called Coop, that sell not just food but even other things for you home, for you (make up, clothes, shoes, sport articles, books) and toys. 

My inner child screams every time I pass by the toy section and does not calm down before I have been checking it out. And this time it ended with a new friend coming along.

She has shapes
My second Barbie. A curvy fashionistas. With blue hair and a beautiful smile. Could not just leave her there. When I came home the youngest daughter said: ”Oh, wow you found her!” Some weeks ago I showed her the fashionistas and we talked a bit about them. She thought that it was a great idea with different sizes, colors and styles. I showed her my favorites and this one was one of them.

In her sunglasses

In the box
The oldest daughter said: ”So, are you going to rip of her hair and clean her face and make her all-new-something-else?” I looked at her like she had said an ugly word in church and said: ”Oh, my God, no!” And in some way she was reliefed by my answer. I showed her the back and said that she is number 27 and next one would be 25 for me, if I can find her. Her face is just adorable. Or number 48, with the pink hair.

She is number 27. They had even number 25 and her face was just so beautiful.

Can not stand without a stand, they said....

Tiny feet. Monster High shoes works on her too.
Well, this blue haired sweetheart will be named Maeve, a female given name of Irish origin. It comes from the Irish name Méabh (older spellings include Méadhbh and Medb), meaning "she who intoxicates". It is rooted in the Irish legend of Queen Maeve or Medb, one of the main protagonists of the early Irish legend Táin Bó Cúailnge. It is also associated with the fairy queen Queen Mab of Irish and English legend. Maeve appears in Irish mythology in two forms, one as the powerful Queen of Connacht, the other as the queen of the fairies.

I wish you a lovely new week and hope that all is fine with you!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Easter!

I am sitting in my mother in law’s living room after our dinner. Yesterday’s sunshine and blue skies are far far away and the snow decided to make it winterly again. But that is typical for our parts here in the Scandinavium. But soon it will be May and all will change to sunshine and warm breeze. 

Our trip to south Sweden went well. We have been at our cottage too, on a rainy day, but it was nice to just breathe. I had one of my dolls along, Animators’ Merida, the tiny one. I made her a long sleeved t-shirt out of leftover fabrics. I made this just so that I could take some photos of her by the Baltic Sea, nearby mother in law. She will get some newer and better clothes later on, the pants she has borrowed from one of my daughter’s Bratz dolls. They were perfect. I have thought that I should change her name to Polly, but I am not sure yet. She feels like a Polly. 

I had some thoughts about her stiff body, so I ordered an Obitsy 11 from Kilala. Oh my, have I not waited. I had plans to order it for her earlier, but with my luck I had to wait, because the site was closed for maintenance. For a week. I felt like a stalker, up-dating the site so often I could. Yes, I know, they would announce the new opening on Facebook - but you never know. And the day they opened, it felt like a Christmas Eve. I was on a mission, making an order. She - well, the body arrived to the door and I was so happy. And I do not mind that the body has a lighter color compared to the head. I was mostly after the range of posing abilities. Mission completed.

Have a Happy Easter and great weekend!