Dolls & Ordinary Life

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Too Spooky Halloween Monster Tag

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It is Autumn. The nights are getting colder, the days crispier and one spooky holiday is getting near. The shops are bursting with skulls, spiders and pumpkins, crows, blinking things and all i black, red, orange and some white. And what does suit to this season, over the scary things? Well, a Halloween Monster tag! I was tagget by Musume, thank you. You can read her post here. The questions you can find in the end of this post and cope them from there, paste then into your post.

Here is my answers, take a cup of coffee, tea or maybe a glass of good lemonade and read.
Werewolf – How has the hobby “transformed” you?
I have always had a big interest in dollies. In the beginning I had Barbies, as almost anybody else. I had some Sindy-dolls too and those where the best things. Later my interest changed to ball jointed dolls and Monster high dolls. I felt that this was more me. I feel that the hobby has made me bloom, made me take more chances when it comes to making clothes, repainting and finding personalities to the dolls. When doing this, I feel that I grow, find myself and can accept things better in life. Somehow the hobby is even a way to "go away" for a while, to visit that place that makes you calm, makes you breathe and just think of happy things. 

Vampire – The dreaded sun! How do you feel about and cope with yellowing, or more generally the aging of these dolls? 
Oh my! When I got my first doll for almost 5 years ago, I had just heard about the problems with yellowing dolls and that it is something else to make the dolls "pinkish" again. Time passed by, I had my dolls out and suddenly I notice that Ester is yellowish. In the first split seconds I felt devastated and felt that I had ruined my dear doll. Talked to my hubby and he made me look at this from another point of view. It still is Ester, yellowish or not. It still is your first doll, yellowish or not and even if this felt good to hear, I was more of "gaah, what shall I do". But somehow the yellowing is a part of the hobby and she is still Esther. No one can change that. In some photos I have taken, I can see the skin being so yellow, but in other pictures that reflection makes her just beautiful. 

Frankenstein’s Monster – Have you ever modded a doll? Tell us about it! If you could magically try any mod without fear of failure, what would you like to try? 
I have never modded a doll. And if I could I would modd a little tiny one with chubby cheeks and some girly hips. Probably it would look like different pieces of clay attached to each other. Haha!

Zombie – Have you ever caught the Marketplace virus?? Name some unplanned purchases that jumped out and “infected” you?
Haha, that is me in a nut shell! Do not take me to the market at all, that is the safe thing to do. Last buy I made like this was during our summer vacation. We visited a local market with all kind of strange things - candles, towels, candy, toys....and Monster High dolls. I got two with me home! Venus McFlytrap and Lagoona. Just like that. And I am so happy that I did this! But when it comes to shopping things from BJD-companies, I do my planning.  

Skeleton – What’s your favorite body sculpt? Forget heads! 
Right now it is J's Handmade doll, Mydolling. Especially the Koo dolls. There is something special with that short and chubby doll with those short and tiny arms and feet. Just look at her! Click on the link under the photo to come to the page where she is for sale.
Little cute Koo
Witch – Name some dolls that are magical! Seeing them on your dashboard inspires you! Can be general sculpts or specific dolls owned by talented friends.
I have a place in my heart for dollhouses and dioramas. Nerea Pozo - Keera - is one of the talented artists who take wonderful photos and make adoring dioramas. And when it comes to repaints, I just love Monstertekk. These two and many more, inspire me and give me energy to try harder.

Ghost – The one that got away. Do any limited or rare dolls “haunt” you to this day?
Two of Dollmore's Dolls, a Alex Doll - a Sediment Alexia and a Narsha Doll - a Narsha Girl, Enigmatic Smile These two are the two dolls that I really wanted, but I just blinked once and taa-daa - sold out! So sad.

Freddy Krueger – What is your worst doll nightmare? Has it happened or not?
To break a finger or something else while dressing them! It has not happened, yet, to me. I try to be so careful as I can. Once, during the last summer, Esther fell during a photo shoot and hit her lip on a pebble. Some of her lip color got off and both me and my oldest daughter screamed in some kind of fear. Our hearts stopped and we just stared at each other, hoping that the damage would not be too bad. Gladly it is nothing you directly notice.

Jason Voorhees – If you were gonna make Halloween costumes for your dolls (or if you plan to!) what costumes would you make?
I had some plans to make a black dress for Noomi, hopefully I can do that in good time. I bought a headband for kids with a black hat (big for a headband, perfect size for a doll) that I could use and make my Mokashura doll to a cute little witch. Otherwise the thought of making a fluffy pumpkin dress to Gooliope would be great. But as for now, they just have to do with the soft toy pumpkins my daughters made at school some years ago. Planning for Christmas....time goes fast.

Chucky (possessed doll) – Have you ever been scared of dolls or a certain doll? Be honest!
Yes! Those Dummie dolls! With creepy eyes and strange mouth. I can not handle them and every time I see one, I get the chills.

Creepy, can not handle
I tag:

Crystal, at albama.me
Helene, at The little Doll Master
Alejandra, at Fantasy Woods
Pihjalakoto, at Pihjalakoto

If you want to do this, and not have been tagged - just go for it! And if you have been tagged by someone else and made it, let me know so that I can read your post! It would be fun!
QUESTIONS:
Werewolf – How has the hobby “transformed” you?
Vampire – The dreaded sun! How do you feel about and cope with yellowing, or more generally the aging of these dolls?
Frankenstein’s Monster – Have you ever modded a doll? Tell us about it! If you could magically try any mod without fear of failure, what would you like to try?
Zombie – Have you ever caught the Marketplace virus?? Name some unplanned purchases that jumped out and “infected” you?
Skeleton – What’s your favorite body sculpt? Forget heads!
Witch – Name some dolls that are magical! Seeing them on your dashboard inspires you! Can be general sculpts or specific dolls owned by talented friends.
Ghost – The one that got away. Do any limited or rare dolls “haunt” you to this day?
Freddy Krueger – What is your worst doll nightmare? Has it happened or not?
Jason Voorhees – If you were gonna make Halloween costumes for your dolls (or if you plan to!) what costumes would you make?
Chucky (possessed doll) – Have you ever been scared of dolls or a certain doll? Be honest!

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