Saturday, August 23, 2014

Gifts from Mom

Well, not my mom, but Marianne's mom. Call her my adopted mom, and she's a real sweetheart. She gave me three new dolls as thank you gifts for taking care of her while Marianne was in the hospital recovering from knee surgery. Mom originally wanted to get me a nice bottle of wine from one of the local wineries, but after talking to Marianne, she decided I would get much more lasting enjoyment from the dolls. And she was right. Thanks Mom!

I'm sure you all recognize these two from Mattel's newest Red Carpet collection. They're absolutely beautiful!

I found the new Luxe Nikki at my local Walmart.

Here's Nikki deboxed and up close. I think she's gorgeous.

Here are the Red Carpet ladies deboxed.

Up close and personal. I get the feeling the redhead has a bit of an attitude. LOL Both will be rebodied and given Moreville identities.

This was not a gift from Mom but a gift to myself. I found this at Walmart along with the new bakery and the pet boutique. This playset has a date with some spray paint and a few modifications before it can become the Moreville Grocery. I'm thinking of getting the bakery next although the pet boutique has some things in it that Travis could use in his animal hospital.

As for dolls, I have my eye on the Red Carpet lady in the black and grey dress. Moreville continues to expand, and I keep having to sort and rearrange to make room for everybody. And now that I crochet, I have to make room for yarn as well. Geez! I so need a bigger house! :-)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Could This Be The "One" For Deb?

Since Marianne rarely gets into town anymore, Deb and Cindi decided to meet up with her at Casey's. The three hadn't seen each other since Cindi's birthday party, so they took the opportunity to catch up with each other.

I don't think Cindi is convinced that Travis is actually a decent human being after the night he tried to pick her up. That night, he wouldn't take "no" for an answer. So she taught him a lesson. Then she paid to fix the damage to Casey's wall.  LOL  I wonder how she'll react if her little sister Deb starts dating Travis, a man she's definitely not crazy about. This could get interesting....or ugly. Stay tuned!  :-)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Grass Is Always Greener...Or Does It Just Seem That Way?

Lucy and Dana decided to meet at Casey's for a couple of drinks and some nice conversation. They haven't been able to visit much of late due to Lucy working long hours and Dana dating Peter. They were finally able to meet up last Friday night. Sounds like Lucy's restless...

I think Lucy will be in for a real surprise when she finally does get to New York, Chicago and San Francisco. She'll probably find out that none of them are as glamorous as she thinks they are. They're more crowded, congested and the cost of living is way higher than in Moreville. We'll see if she has a different perspective when she comes back home. :-)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

New Clothes, New Residents

I crocheted a couple of new dresses for the ladies. Remember I talked about working on a blue-silver evening gown two posts ago? Well, I finally completed it, along with a green sheath-type short dress. Gina and Katherine were kind enough to take a few minutes away from their busy families to model them.

Here's a closer view.

Since my birthday was last week, I couldn't resist getting myself a couple of birthday presents. I wanted some mature-looking dolls to be moms to some of my teenagers and pre-teens.  I found the Dynasty dolls, Alexis and Krystal, on Amazon.

Here they are still in their boxes.

Here they are out of their boxes but still attached to their Mattel-provided backdrops.



These dolls are so drop-dead gorgeous that they presented me with a dilemma. Do I re-body them and give them lives in Moreville, or do I put them back in their boxes where they'll be safe from dust and stick them on a shelf away from sunlight to just look at?  If I give them articulated fashionista bodies, chances are the gowns won't fit since they're sized for the model muse body. And a Moreville lifestyle requires movement and poseability.  Not sure what I'm going to do. What do you all think?  :-)