After two and half years of cranking out a blog post every week to 10 days, my dolls finally unchained me from my desk and granted me two, much needed weeks of vacation which I spent wining and dining with family in San Francisco. Since I returned from my trip, however, I've had mucho problems getting back into my current time zone and shaking off the lazy habits I developed over 14 days. As a result, the post I'm working on is taking a little longer than anticipated. I promise, it will be up in a day or two and I guarantee you will enjoy it because I will be showing you more methods of printing your own fabric.
In the meantime, I've noticed the "Sisterhood of the World Bloggers" tag that has been going around the blogosphere. So, instead of waiting to be tagged, I decided to jump ahead and provide answers to the questions posed.
1. Do you collect anything other than dolls?
Yes. I'm a child at heart and as such, I also LOVE pop-up books. Below was an early attempt of showing off both collections.
|Janice poses in front of the book, "600 Black Spots" by David Carter.|
|Brandy poses in front of Architect, Frank Ghery's Pop Up book.|
I had a plan to write a book. Along the way, the blog took total control of my time.
3. What doll line is your favorite.
I love ALL my dolls. (Needed to say that to keep the peace in the dolls.) But as far as a line is concerned, I'd have to say Integrity Toys Fashion Royalty. It is a doll company that doesn't rest on past laurels. Their dolls evolve with the times. The W club is brilliant from a marketing point of view and I think this company has a strong fashion brand image thanks to its creative director, Jason Wu, a world renowned fashion designer.
4. What is your favorite doll accessory.
The original question refers to the American Girl doll, which I do not collect. However if I were 9 years old, Santa would be bringing me this doll and everything that comes with her. I love the concept of matching outfits for the little girl and her doll. Now, as far as what doll accessory is my favorite for the types of dolls I collect--that would be shoes. I find the ones produced by FR and Tonner to be exceptionally made. I still have not figured out how they make shoes with soles that tiny!
5. Do you know how many dolls you have.
I know exactly how many. It's not what the average collector has, but I'm too scared to tell the non-collector for fear they'll think I'm crazy. Moreover, I know I'm not nearly at the end of my doll purchasing!
6. Do you play any instruments?
When I was in elementary school, I studied classical piano for 6 years.
7. What is the most favorite place I've ever been.
That would be Paris France, my adopted country.
8. What is your favorite thing about yourself.
That I am a well balanced and creative person who still has a lot of common sense.
9. Favorite book or movie?
Cabaret with Lisa Minelli; Breakfast at Tiffany' with Audrey Hepburn and Alfred Hitchcock's Rear View Window with Grace Kelly.
10. If you could design your own doll, what would it look like.
I think the doll companies are doing an incredible job as it is. I wouldn't want to compete against FR or Superdoll (the Syberites). However...if I could design a special collection of dolls they would be based on supermodels past and present.
I now tag the following bloggers with the same questions as those above:
1. Billa (Billa's Dolls & Fashions)
2. Vanessa (Fashion dolls at Van's Doll Treasures)
3. Sarah (Sarah Plays Dolls)
4. Shasarignis (Shasarignis Barbie & Co)
5. Miniature Clothing
In the meantime, I should have the next post up within the next couple days! Stay Tuned!!!!