Saturday, December 31, 2022

2022- a year in review..

Happy New Year! 


Usually at the end of the year I save this post for my thoughts on what My goals and vision is for the new year is. I have given thought to it, and for the first time in a few years, I can honestly say I do not have a lot of ambitious goals for  my doll collection like I usually do (that I know I will not live up to!- LOL!) 

I cut back on purchasing alot of the W Club dolls this year and sold two or three dolls that in hindsight, I should not have purchased and should have put that money towards items I really wanted instead of getting 'caught up' in the hysteria of the doll photos of the moment. By that I mean this-- we see the photos of the doll debuted, and know we have a limited time to pre-order, and hem and haw do I really want this doll? If I dont pre-order now, it will be double the cost later, and so on. That is what happened to me on purchasing a Poppy Parker I did not exactly love and a W Club homme giftset. I am really glad now that I did not give in and put deposits down on the Stay Tuned dolls as my wallet would be hurting at the end of the year.

Doll Room Progress- My doll room is as organized as it will be due to its small size, but I have the problem now of attempting to figure out what and where I packed some dolls away. Hence the problem of looking for a doll I am going to need around Valentine's day. What bin/ storage box did I pack her in and where? there is one more spot /Room I could have put here in and I will spend this weekend looking for her. Sigh. Not all the dolls can be displayed at one time on my shelves. I will definitely be putting this doll on display due to her costume so I dont have to go looking for her. 

My 16 inch Tonner/ Gene Marshall Doll Colllection- This doll collection has been growing by leaps and bounds. So much so I need to start either sewing or start buying clothing for them. As well as shoes. 

Usually this post, I am full of ambitions to learn new things, accomplish more crafting skills, etc. But this year, I would just like to do one thing- enjoy what I have. And that is not just my dolls and my collection. It goes for everything. When decorating for Christmas we were going through the attic and realized how much we had and it spurred in both my husband and I the desire to catalog and inventory all of our Christmas decorations so we would know what we had- so we could better decorate next year. We found so many items we had forgot about- the same is true of my dolls. I forget about so many lovely items I own. Instead of constantly purchasing more, I would like to open and evaluate and treasure what I currently have. Photograph it in new ways. 

Happy New Year everyone! Looking forward to 2023!~Lisa

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Countdown to Christmas - Day Twenty-Five! Merry Christmas!!

Countdown to Christmas- Day Twenty-Five!

I hope you have enjoyed the Countdown to Christmas with my photos of the dolls and the Nativity photos, as Jesus is the reason for the season. Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!


Saturday, December 24, 2022

Countdown to Christmas- Day Twenty-Four! Christmas Eve!

Countdown to Christmas- Day Twenty-four! It's Christmas Eve!

It is hard to believe we have been through 24 days of our Countdown to Christmas! Tomorrow is Christmas Day!

I have done a large mix of favorite photos that are included here.Merry Christmas!


Friday, December 23, 2022

Countdown to Christmas- Day Twenty-Three!

 Countdown to Christmas- Day Twenty-Three!

The dolls are gathering at the Gothic Mansion and decorating and exchanging gifts. From the archives. Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Countdown to Christmas- Day Twenty-Two!

Countdown to Christmas- Day Twenty-Two!

 The Poppy Parker girls are enjoying a glittery Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Countdown to Christmas - Day Twenty-One!

Countdown to Christmas- Day Twenty-One!


One last Gene Marshall photo, from last year. I made the tartan skirt, and the sweater is an ornament. This is one of the Simply Gene girls, from the bathing suit series, I adore them and still on a quest to acquire them all. 
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Countdown to Christmas- Day Twenty!

Countdown to Christmas- Day Twenty!

I thought I would do just one more Gene Marshall Christmas photo since I am on a roll! I know this is the One Sixth Scale Dollhouse blog- but I love, love the Gene Marshall and the Tonner doll 16 inch tall ladies. So I have to include this lovely lady.

 This was my Studio Commissary Christmas card for 2021, I won this lovely doll in her skating outfit one year on the message board in one of their holiday events. I believe she is Song of Spain redressed in this adorable handmade sweater and scarf with tights and pink skirt and ice skates. I have never redressed her, I love her so much. She even has felt ear muffs. I purchased the mirror from the Dollar General for $5 which I was lucky enough to find and it had feet for perfume bottles. With some snow and my trees and plants voila! ice rink!  So I couldnt resist adding this lovely photo to the Countdown. 

Monday, December 19, 2022

Countdown to Christmas- Day Nineteen!

Countdown to Christmas- Day Nineteen!

Gene and Trent are so excited to give their daughter Wendy a beautiful porcelain doll for Christmas, plus a host of other toys that Santa has brought under the tree! 
I have been wanting to get this diorama that I have had in mind since I acquired the Victorian outfit Midnight Angel and a friend gave me the Wendy Mary Mary Quite Contrary. She needs restringing, but works well for this scene. And of course Trent looks good as the proper Victorian father.
Merry Christmas!


Sunday, December 18, 2022

Countdown to Christmas- DAY EIGHTEEN!

Countdown to Christmas- Day Eighteen!

 Gene and Trent are exchanging gifts in front of the tree, having a romantic moment. One of these photos I used for my card I sent out for the card exchange on The Studio Commissary Board. It was a lot of fun to create. Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Countdown to Christmas- DAY SEVENTEEN!

Countdown to Christmas- Day Seventeen!

Everyone is still busy finishing their Christmas shopping in Barbietown at LaBelles boutique!


Friday, December 16, 2022

Countdown to Christmas- Day SIXTEEN!

Countdown to Christmas- day Sixteen!

 Presenting...the Poppettes! Crooning those cool Christmas get you into the holiday spirit!