Barb the Evil Genius at My Little Doll Corner presented me with the Liebster Award? Thanks!
The rules for award participation are as follows:
- Thank the person who presented you the award and link back to their blog
- Post the award image on your blog.
- Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter.
- Nominate 5 blogs with less than 200 followers.
- Create 11 questions for the nominees to answer.
- List these rules in your post. Inform the people you chose of their nomination by leaving a comment on their blog and link them your post.
1. What was the first doll or figure that started your collection?
When The Hunchback of Notre Dame came out, I bought my first doll since childhood, Esmeralda.
2. Is there a retired doll or doll line that you'd like to bring back?
This is sort of a hard question, because I see discontinued toys that I'd have really loved to collect all the time on other blogs. To name a few: Catwalk Kitties, Juku Couture, and the insanely nice Fashion Avenue Barbie clothes.
3. Have you ever acquired a grail doll?
I guess I sort of have... My Taeyang Willie Wonka and my Dal Tina (Kitty) are dolls I really wanted and agonized over spending the money on, but I ultimately did purchase both. I don't know if they're really "grail dolls", considering that they were never so insanely expensive or hard to find that it was a crazy dream to find/get them.
4. What are you looking forward to in 2016?
I'm really looking forward to more of the Made To Move Barbies this year!
5. Do you have a favorite doll line or manufacturer?
Currently? Possibly Mattel. Maybe. We have a complicated relationship at the moment.
6. Any doll lines that you've moved on from?
The more of the budgety-looking, low-articulation Monster High dolls I see, the more I feel that passion dying.
7. Do you have an idea what dolls you would like to acquire this year?
Definitely more of the Made To Move dolls. I got one to put Rapunzel on and I'm really liking them with only a few things I'm disappointed in.
8. What would your dream doll accessory be? I'm talking things like furniture or a car or a set of dishes.
A really nice display cabinet (with doors I can lock) that looks like/doubles as a house!
9. If you were to write a paper on an era of doll history, which era would you pick?
I think it would be interesting to do one on the modern era, and compare and contrast the different ways manufacturers are trying to appeal to consumers. (Case in point: holy smokes, Barbie with different body types!?)
10. Do you do any creative activities related to your doll collection?
I.... guess this blog counts? I occasionally sew a bit. I like the idea of altering patterns, but I'm not good at it.
11. How do dolls fit into your everyday life?
I display several of my favorites in my room and a few choice (cat-inaccessible) spots around the house. I like setting up dioramas for them, but they typically can't get very elaborate since there's not a lot of free space in the house and I have to be able to put them away to keep the cats out of them. I sometimes take one or two on a little adventure in my bag.
Here's my questions:
1. Do you prefer buying or making items for your dolls?
2. What's the biggest regret and the biggest victory you have in collecting?
3. What's your "dream" doll/toy adventure?
4. Is there a property you wish had dolls/toys that doesn't currently?
5. What's the craziest/furthest length you've gone to for the sake of your collection?
I nominate (ignore if you got double-nominated in the ridiculous space of time I took filling this out):
1. Muff at Hey It's Muff
2. My Little Megara at In a World of My Own
3. Purr, who has no blog but comments a lot.
4. Grandmommy at Big and Little Creations
5. Smaller Places