Rescued on the 4th of July

Posted on July 4, 2013 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Rescued girl of the day found tucked away behind boxes in a local charity shop :)

I think she'll be much happier after a bath :)

Christmas in Spring Time

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Actually judging by the weather we've been having it's possibly closer to Christmas than spring!

I have a bit of a thing for Christmas themed Barbies so was thrilled when these two arrived in the post this morning :)

On the left is "A Perfect Christmas" Barbie, and on the right is "Holiday Wishes" Barbie...

I love the pink and green candycane gown and waist length hair of ...

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Barbie Zipbin Clutch Bag Review

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The problem with schlepping your dolls around the place in search of photo oppurtunities is that all too often they can get quite badly battered in the bottom of your handbag.  This problem had me keeping an eye out for a suitable case to fit my Barbies.

I had had my eye on the Zipbin Barbie clutch for a while and a reduction in price to less than a fiver plucked me from my procrastination and moved me to action via the Buy It Now button.

Well it arrived today as you can see....

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Barbie I Can Be Astronaut Fashion Set Review

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)


I don't know about you but, even as a kid, my Barbies had their sights set on far greater adventure than could be contained in the nearest beach or shopping mall.  With this in mind I was pleased to discover that amongst the other 'I Can Be' career-based Barbie fashions, an Astronaut set has been included.

First impres...

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Barbie Charm School Blair

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (1)

So my new Barbie Charm School Blair doll arrived.  I was desperate for her to get here!  I'm afraid I was a little disappointed though.

Her outfit and accessories are great, her hair is lovely and her lip colour gorgeous... but her eyes are rather lacking in presence :( .  She is quite photogenic though, maybe we will bond more :)

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Childhood Memories

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

I bought a job lot of dolls on the 'Bay a few days ago, not sure exactly what was among them but on unwrapping them I found it contained identical dolls to the first, and only, two Barbie dolls that I owned as a child!

The one on the right, with the blue eye shadow is identical to my first Barbie (whom I imaginatively named 'Barbie').  She originally wore a vest and shorts for joggin...

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Another Barbie Rescue

Posted on March 1, 2012 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (2)

Something monumentally exciting happened today, I discovered a new charity shop, and it's within walking distance!

Okay, so perhaps I don't have much of a life but that is exciting news for me :)

There wasn't much dolly action going on in there today, but it's a large shop and I'm sure it'll be worth a regular visit.

I did manage to liberate this rather battered Barbie doll though.  

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Dolls & Art

Posted on December 7, 2011 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (2)

We've all heard the phrase 'life imitating art' but it seems that simulated life is also just as likely to imitate art... here are some of the best examples :)

Recently Mattel released the 'Museum Collection' set of Barbies based on the works of the great masters Leonardo Davinci, Gustav Klimt and Vincent Van Gogh...

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Self Indulgence! New Barbie Purchases

Posted on November 4, 2011 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (3)

Many aeons ago Barbie was pretty much the only doll that I collected, but I haven't bought any new Barbie stuff for ages!  Today, though I splurged in an uncharacteristically self-indlulgent fashion and bought all these!

Although I do like the Fashionista Cutie's face up I lurve the pink hairedness of the Hollywood Diva, so I decided to do a bit of emergency surgery and swap the heads ('c...

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Cute Whitby Window Display - Ken makes ship in a bottle for Barbie

Posted on August 17, 2011 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

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