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Sunday, 3 May 2015

Review: 6th Anniversary Ddung

5/03/2015 Posted by Lucy , , No comments
It was my birthday on 24th April and I had a wonderful box of gifts arrive from my best friend Emma, and inside was a new Ddung for my collection! I am absolutely thrilled with her, Emma is the best :)

I am not sure of her official title but the box says "The 6th Anniversary". She came in a red box which is the usual colour for Ddung boxes, but the shape of the box is different to the others I have. You just lift the lid off this one and the little cutie was lying on a bed of straw. She was in a plastic cover when I first opened her but I removed it before I took these photos. Her accessories were just lose in the box around her.

She is dressed in a little animal suit (I'm not sure if its a bear or a mouse to be honest!) with a little apron; and comes with a stand, some sort of little trading card with a picture of another Ddung on it, a chef's hat and a little felt saucepan with a felt egg inside :)
The hood part of the animal suit not attached to it. Its a separate piece which holds onto her head with elastic under the chin. The apron is attached and the apron strings are what tie up at the back to hold the suit together. It makes me giggle when you turn her around because her little bum peeks out hehe :-) She does not come with any shoes and its quite difficult to get her to stand in the suit as a result. She has long brown hair which is nice and straight.
Both the chef hat and the saucepan attach with elastic. I'm not sure I'd have her with the animal hood and the chef hat on at the same time though as it would be a bit much I think. But its cute to be able to change them up. The little saucepan is adorable! I won't share nude pics of her as she has the same body as the other Ddung's which I have reviewed previously. 

All in all, she is a real little cutie and I am so thrilled to have received her as a gift from one of my dearest friends. It seems my little Ddung collection is growing! I shall share a group photo of them all soon. Thank you so much for her Emma!!

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Review: Middie Blythe Twinkle Princess

5/02/2015 Posted by Lucy , , , No comments
I had been interested in trying a Middie Blythe since they were first released but I kept putting it off as I don't spend an awful lot of time with my Neo Blythe (even though she is very special to me and I adore her) and thought it would therefore be silly to get another one. However, I have really been feeling the Blythe love lately and I have got my ticket for Blythecon UK in October which has rekindled my Blythe spirit even more; and so I decided it was about time I have a Middie a go.

I'd originally wanted a Lydia Green but I missed out on my chance to get her and she has shot up in price so she was off the cards. The most important aspect for me was making sure whichever I chose had a nice stock face as although I adore looking at other people's custom Blythe's, I like to keep mine stock so it was important that I chose a Middie with a pretty stock face. I also wanted a fairly normal stock outfit and hair colour that would look nice with Bryce, my Neo; and so I decided upon Twinkle Princess.

I'm afraid this isn't going to be a massively in depth review with box photos and the like as I was too excited to open her up when she arrived and didn't take any photos of her in the box. However, like the bigger Blythe's, she came in her pretty box inside a Blythe shipper box.

Her outfit consists of a one piece dress which has a white bodice and mesh sleeves with fur cuffs, and a blue layered skirt with white stars all over; a lilac cape with white fur trim and ribbon to tie it up with white pom poms on the ends, a felt lilac crown with star cut outs, and pearlescent white boots. She has silvery hair, bright blue eyes and pink lips and cheeks. She comes with a lilac stand.
I think she and Bryce go together pretty nicely. I love the height difference and I think their hair colours look nice together. Bryce has nice pink lips and cheeks too so they compliment each other well. In the second photo is a Lottie doll to show you the heights too. I suspect Lottie clothes will fit Middie reasonably well although they will be a bit big on the waist I'd have thought. I'll try it later anyway and let you know how I get on ;)
Unlike their big sisters, Middie's only have one set of eye chips and so they have no use for a pull string. What they do have though is a little wheel on the back of their heads which you can scroll to change the position of their eyes from left to right etc.
Her body is literally like a smaller version of her big sisters, but unfortunately Middie's can't bend their knees which is quite disappointing but I'm sure I'll get over it! As you can see, she also comes with those dreadful knickers that look like paper pants you get given at a hospital or something lol!
Whilst Middie's cannot bend their legs however, a nice feature they do have is that you can tilt their head into different positions so she can look up, down, and to the side etc. Her feet are teensy so normal Blythe size shoes won't fit but I think she looks kind of cute in her big sis's Converse :-)
Overall, I am really pretty happy with her and I know I am going to enjoy having a smaller doll to pop in my bag sometimes for taking photos out and about. I think Bryce is going to enjoy having a little sister too :-)

Sunday, 26 April 2015


4/26/2015 Posted by Lucy , , , No comments
Things had been going really well with Roarke; he and Rosa had seen each other most days since their date at the coffee shop and the kids seemed to adore him. Well, most of the time anyway...

He came round most afternoons with Gertie and helped Rosa entertain Pedro and Connie whilst the bigger kids were at school.

The babies loved gurgling and laughing at each other and Connie was always astonished at how talkative Piglet was when Roarke was around (his ventriloquism skills are pretty impressive!).
The only one finding the whole situation a little difficult still was Tabby... She had always been shy around new people and although she found Roarke's silly voices funny and thought the games he played with the other kids looked fun, she was too shy to say so and as a result, she rarely joined in and instead sat watching from a distance.
Both Rosa and Roarke had noticed but decided not to push the matter. They knew it would take time and that Tabby would warm to the situation eventually. When Rosa could see Tabby was finding it a little overwhelming, she would sit with Tabby and let her snuggle in to her. Neither of them would speak but it would reassure Tabby somehow.
One day when Tabby was home poorly from school, Roarke visited as usual and had spent a long time playing with Connie and the babies whilst Tabby watched from the comfort of the sofa and the company of Mr. Noodles. Once the little ones had gone down for their naps however, Roarke turned his attentions to Miss Tabby. He had a new book that he thought she might like, he told her. A pop-up one, her favourite kind; and he wanted to share it with her first, before any of the other kids got to see it. Tabby was intrigued but still reluctant and so Roarke said perhaps she might like to look at it on her own first.
As she was looking at the pictures, Roarke watched over her shoulder, from a reasonable distance, and read the words to her; putting on his silly voices as normal. Tabby (and Mr. Noodles) couldn't help but laugh and laugh. Roarke slowly eased himself onto the floor next to Tabby and as he continued to read, Tabby crept closer and closer and listened to the rest of the story snuggled up to Roarke. Rosa watched them as they read together and couldn't help but smile.
Eventually it had been time for Tabby to go for a nap too. This was normally something she resisted but she went easily this time, after first insisting that Roarke read the story again to settle her to sleep. Once she was sleeping soundly, Roarke returned to the living room and he and Rosa cozied up together on the couch.
They had shared moments of gentle intimacy like this before, but it hadn't progressed any further so far. The breakthrough with Tabby had been such a relief for them both today though and they found themselves more drawn to each other than ever before. Roarke pulled Rosa closer. 
Until now, although he had made it fairly clear to Rosa how much he adored her; it had been in a typically British polite and reserved sort of way; but today he was overwhelmed by his feelings for her and pulled her towards him with more strength and passion than he had shown before. Rosa clearly felt the same and allowed herself to be pulled into his arms where they both drank in each other's passion for the other.
They both knew that this was the moment where their relationship was going to be sealed forever as something unbreakable; they were soul mates, meant for each other, and nothing would ever be able to break it. They had both been dealt a raw deal in life but looking at each other now, they both knew that time had passed. It was like they had been searching for each other all along. From here on, things could only get better. They were together now, and they couldn't get enough of each other.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Review: Prince Bong-Gu Ddung Doll

4/11/2015 Posted by Lucy , , No comments
You may recall my recent post in which I reviewed the School Girl Ddung doll? Well this week I had a new arrival in the form of a Bong-Gu doll, who is in fact Ddung's little boyfriend :) The edition I received is Prince Bong-Gu, whom I got in the Luts sale with the School Girl Ddung.

The box he came in is much nicer than School Girl Ddung's. I think perhaps he was a more special edition or something. There is no window to see him inside the box but it is a much sturdier box and will be useful for storing things in. It has graphics of Ddung on the outside and a label at the top with Prince Bong-Gu on to identify him.

The inner part of the box slides out the top to reveal Prince Bong-Gu inside on a bed of shredded paper. Prince Bong-Gu himself and his crown and mask are in cellophane bags to protect them.
He comes with a fancy mask (for wearing to costume balls hehe!) and a crown, both of which have elastic on them to keep them on his head and face. They are nice and glittery but it doesn't seem to come off too much which is a good thing. The crown has a few plastic jewels on it too.
Here are some pictures of Bong-Gu with the crown and mask on. I don't think I will use them both at the same time very often as its a bit much, but they look super cute on him individually :)
He wears a cape which fastens at the front with ribbon tied in a bow, a little jacket, and a one piece suit made to look like a top and pants. He has the same posing abilities as School Girl Ddung so I won't go into detail about that here.
Prince Bong-Gu doesn't have plastic shoes, they are made of fabric; which is a shame, especially as they have stained his little feet :( He does come with a stand however, which is nice as School Girl Ddung did not. He is a real cutie though and is a welcome addition to my little Ddung/Bong-Gu family. Hopefully I will be able to take some more creative shots of them soon.