- I was able to make decisions about letting some dolls go
- I was able to identify body problems and upgrade all dolls staying to the latest handspeak FR bodies
- I found dolls whose face ups needed a "tweak" and they got sent off to the spa
Since I was working on doll bodies, I also took some time with my "hybrids". A hybrid doll is when you take a doll from one manufacturer and put its head on the body from a different manufacturer. In one of my earlier blogs, I mentioned that Integrity Toys didn't have enough ethnic variety in their releases. In my personal collection, I have remedied that where possible.
A favorite of mine is Top Model Nikki. Here she is wearing the Truly Madly Deeply Agnes ensemble from 2012.
Jamieshow 12" Body Review - hope you enjoy it.)
Scout is wearing a hodgepodge of clothing. The dress is Ayumi's, the jacket is form Color Infusion, the hose is Mattel. Scout is so gorgeous - it doesn't matter how she dresses.
The final doll I am going to spotlight is the most important doll in my collection. Some of you may wonder the background story about my mascot doll, Chaundra, who appears in the upper right hand corner of my blog. It was almost four years ago that I spent nine days in the hospital with my mother who was eventually diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. She was released from the hospital and returned home to hospice care. I always took Chaundra on my visits home. Mama really liked Chaundra, often commenting that she looked like my Aunt Lou. I hadn't made the connection, but she was right. Aunt Lou was a favorite aunt from my childhood- always fun to be around and full of life. After Mama passed, I started this blog to help cope with my loss. Chaundra has always been in the upper right hand corner of my blog. Chaundra is more special to me than I can write in words. More than reminding me of Aunt Lou - she reminds me of the last weeks I had with Mama.
Chaundra was a Mattel Barbie Basic Model 08 from the Target Exclusive Red Collection (Thank you Phyllis). I put her on a Dynamite Girl body. She has always been sassy and fun. It was a very difficult decision to "upgrade" her to a different body. I like the idea of being able to give her more clothing options, so she is now sporting a Jamieshow resin BJD body (as of this weekend).