Melbourne Doll Meetup

Every so often, the Melbourne based doll group I am a member of has meetups through out the year where doll hobbyists meet together to connect with each other.

I have not really been able to make it to many of these lately but I was fortunate that I was able to attend the meet up this past Saturday and also the previous one in January. Almost everyone brings at least a few of their BJD (although other dolls are welcome in our group) and some people bring a larger number.

I’m terrible at remembering to take photos, but I will share a few pictures that feature my newest BJD, Wave (Nothing Sapiens INO). The below pictures are either taken by me or from a fellow doll group friend and posted with permission.

 

Wave - Nothing Sapiens INO

Wave – Nothing Sapiens INO, picture provided by @ravenmadgeo

 

Pariah - Fifth Motive Venitu

Pariah – Fifth Motive Venitu. Follow @ravenmadgeo on Instagram for more BJD content

 

Sherry - Doll Leaves Amara

Sherry – Doll Leaves Amara

 

Lividian - Fairyland Alicia

Lividian – Fairyland Alicia (holding Haze, my Nothing Sapiens INO kid)

 

Violet and Clover

Ante made it here safely over the weekend, was promptly re-named Violet and her sister Darjeeling claimed Clover.

I’m ever so grateful for all the lovely warm clothes Miri and Wendy sent along, as none of the clothes I have bought for the pair have arrived yet so both were stuck for things to wear.  Violet’s wig is lovely and suits her perfectly which is great, because their wigs haven’t arrived either! I think I’ll let her keep this one and Clover can have her choice of the others when they arrive.

The pixie siblings have taken to hanging out at the Coffin Bean (my desk) drinking their favourite thick shakes and listening to those strange Monster High dolls talk about “fearleading” and “Justin Biter”. What ever those things are. The pixies think they sound super boring I’m sure.

They’ve taken a special liking to Harriet, who is the smallest BJD here next to them. Harriet’s favourite book, The Secret Garden, was a present from Miri and Wendy…last year I think? They much prefer this book than the ones those teen monster’s call “Biteology homework”.

Thank-you again Wendy and Miri for being such cool people (and pixies) and selling me Violet! She’s fitting right in!

No Dolls Fail

During the start of last week, this year’s Pullip and Taeyang SDCC exclusives were revealed to be Wonder Woman and Batman – while I suspect Batman will start to grow on me, for the immediate future I was safe. Or so I thought I was, until I noticed that 2011 SDCC Batgirl was dicounted over at Pullip Style. With Regen Paja on preorder, paid for by my OH for our anniversary (so I hadn’t broke my self imposed no doll rule yet) I messaged the good folk at Pullip Style to ask about adding Batgirl to my order.

They said yes (because they are awesome folk) and now I have Batgirl coming home to hang out with my Wonder Festival Catwoman. No worries I thought, it’s just one doll, the hiatus can officially start from now.

On Friday, Wendy and her pal Miranda were rehoming some second hand dolls, one of which was a Puki Ante. I thought, wouldn’t it be cool if Darjeeling could have a twin sister? I dropped Wendy and Miri a message about Ante and was told I was second in line for her, they were waiting to hear back from interested party #1. I figured I was out of luck, and just as well, as I was on a doll hiatus.

So of course Wendy got back to me to tell me Ante was mine, and she could be here as early as Tuesday (which is tomorrow actually, but I won’t hold my breath for Australia Post.) Completely ecstatic I was getting an Ante at a great price I realised that she would be my second wardrobe challenged puki so I picked out two cute outfits from etsy.

“Ok Self”, I tell myself. “No more!”

Having been invited to a 50th Birthday in a week, I needed to go shopping to find an outfit (Birthday gal has requested everyone wear navy blue for her theme, and the only navy blue clothing I own would be my work uniform) so off I trot to the local shopping centre. Keep in mind, that as it’s nearing the end of financial year all the majors are competing with their toy sales. I came home with these four:

…and no outfit.

I really suck at this no dolls thing. Seriously, no more from Now!