Sunday, May 15, 2016

What Happens When I Start To Think

I was thinking the other day that I have too many dolls (right
after one showed up in the mail and another was purchased
on Ebay).  I am beginning to feel a little overwhelmed by
them and my quest to make clothes and dioramas for them
all.  Seems I have more dolls and ideas than time and energy.

So I started pulling out all my dolls to see who could go, starting
with my vintage and vintage reproductions.  Well as they were
standing all lined up it was clear... none of THEM were
going anywhere, they are my favorites but an idea did start to
form in my little brain.

What if I divided my dolls up into groups, some of them have
already formed little cliques, and if one didn't fit into any of
the groups.....well, they would go on their merry way to a
new home.

I already had my first group formed, Vintage Life.  As I looked
at all these dolls I decided they all needed a backstory and those
backstories would interconnect all the dolls in this group.  And I
could make small dioramas based on these groups and stories

Now I'm cookin'.....other groups started to form in my little brain.
This could be fun!  This was like play!
Stay tuned!


  1. That is a good idea, Chris. Let the dolls speak to you. As you write the stories, one may even tell you how he or she fits in suddenly.

  2. Totally agree with Janaiah. But here's another idea. Put them into groups. Store some away and then rotate them. Like that perhaps you'll feel less overwhelmed. I know that I cannot part with any of my Barbies and so that is what I'm getting ready to do. Then again, if they are out of site for a long time and you don't particularly miss them...well then there's another way to weed out.

    1. This is what I have been doing, but I would really like to play with them all!