Quick Note

I’d just like to say one thing: if you want to use any of my photos on your own sites, that’s fine. It’s very flattering! Please make sure to give me credit, though-just say something like “Photo found at daytondolls.wordpress.com”. Thank you!

Partial Birthday Gift Post

My birthday fell during my long hiatus, so I’d like to show you some of the stuff I got.

I’ve really gotten into Arrested Development, and my mom and cousin were generous with the loot. Between them, I got seasons 1 and 2, a magnet (photo to come later), and a couple t-shirts, including this one with all the Bluth chicken dances!

Chicken Dance Shirt

My aunt from Florida got me a few¬†more Disney princesses-Belle, Ariel, and Mulan. It looks like Disney’s switching back to the click-knee legs, probably due to problems with the articulated-ankle legs (like my Anna’s turned-in hip and the many problems the Toy Box Philosopher has cited on her blog). Mulan was the first to get a new outfit-she hated her original dress, and Belle and Ariel have other shoots to do first. I’m also acquiring a Barbie-scale tree, so I’m planning a holiday post featuring the tree and the princesses in their holiday finery.

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Looks like Ariel stopped in the waters of Tortuga and got mixed up with Captain Jack!
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Belle discovers Stephen King. Oh, hi, Cogsworth!
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Nobody does casual-but-elegant better than Mulan.

Probably the best gift I got was Star Trek reboot Kirk Ken. The resemblance to Chris Pine is amazing!

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Raquelle pounced, of course.

They’re now in an on-and-off relationship. Here they are at Thanksgiving.

Arendelle Comes to Dayton

Sorry to go AWOL! Between a really busy semester and way too many photos to choose from, this post was a long time in making. Here goes!

I bought the Disney Store classic dolls of Anna and Elsa while I was in Atlanta.

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I don’t know if you can tell from this photo (probably not, based on where her hand is), but Anna’s left hip is turned just a bit too far in-not right, but not bad enough to seriously impair her posability.

 

 

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The back doors of my mom’s car have a small well that the girls were able to put their legs in, which enabled them to sit on the door ledge for the ride back.

 

When we all got back home to Dayton, Anna and Elsa were greeted not only by Olaf, but also by Guillermo Flatto.DSCN1017

 

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Anna: Hi, guys! Kristoff’s traveling around the world and doesn’t know when he’ll be able to get to Dayton, so we’re on a break for now. He wanted me to tell you he says hi and doesn’t want you to worry about him.

 

 

These girls are amazing to dress! I have way more photos of them, and I might share some in later posts.

I was inspired by Frozen Fever to do my own version of Anna’s birthday on the first day of summer.

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Happy birthday, Anna! Being made out of snow, I don’t have any money, so Elsa took me shopping. I thought this purse was perfect for you!
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Olaf: I’m also giving you a warm hug, of course! Anna: Olaf, I love them both! Thank you so much!

 

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Happy birthday, Anna! I made you an ice necklace and it somehow turned into diamonds.
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Go ahead, put it on!
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Anna: Thanks, Elsa! How’d you know? Elsa: Hey, you’re my sister-I always know!
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Anna with her gifts. “This birthday’s been amazing!”