It was my birthday last Thursday! I did like any child adult does and stretched it out to last through the weekend... of which I deemed "My Birthday Weekend!!!". Sometimes I even stretch it out to... "My Birthday Week!!!" because I'm mature like that.
So what did I do on my birthday? I played with dolls. Or, actually one doll that looks like three dolls! See this gal? It's actually my one and only Pullip. What a difference a couple new wigs make! I asked for these wigs for my birthday and luckily they got here on time. My family always gets a little miffed with me because everything I want usually has to be ordered from Asia somewhere. And those packages take FOR-E-VER to arrive. Luckily my new wigs didn't. ; )
How gorgeous is this wig?! It's amazing how different one doll can look with three different hair colors and styles. That is what's awesome about Pullips is that you can pull their wigs off! (I'm not sure if ALL Pullips have removable wigs though.. still learning...) They are glued on but very easily removable and stay in tact so that you can use them again in the future. This is unlike Blythe dolls whose hair is rooted into their plastic scalp. You can remove the scalp but that is something that requires a lot more work and bravery than I have. So with Blythes, you're kind of stuck with one look, hair color, and style.
I purchased these wigs from Leeke World. The quality of these are amazing. They look and feel like real hair and you can use heat on them. So many doll wigs (and wigs in general) out there are made of such awful materials. You need the 8-9" size wig for Pullip and they fit really nicely. I did have to do a little trimming on some stray hairs, but that's expected.
The little crocheted cake is something I made several years ago that I never ended up sharing here. Just kept forgetting! I thought it was a perfect occasion to bring it out and attach it to a Blythe headband I had, since it was my birthday. ; ) This is the cake pattern I used.
And here's wig number two! It's a lovely peachy pink color... some strands are darker than others which gives it nice variation in tones. This one is super long and drags on the ground, so I will probably end up cutting it a bit shorter, but keep it long. Isn't this little hoodie so crazy cute?! My Mother-in-Law and Father-in-Law got it for me for Christmas... and yes it got here late. And it didn't even come from Asia! But it was worth the wait. I cannot for the life of me find where on Etsy I found it, if you know, please let me know in the comments! Since someone else bought it, I don't have it in my purchases history.
She reminds me of Peter Pan here...
Even though I have a huge wardrobe for my Blythes, I realized that most of the clothes are very retro and vintage inspired. I really need some more kawaii outfits for my Pullip. Fits her personality better. As you can see, I forgot to Photoshop out the bamboo food skewer, I used to stand her up in the grass, in one of the photos above. Do you spot it? These dolls are much easier to stand up than Blythe, probably because their heads are more proportional to their bodies and aren't so top heavy. ; ) They are much more lightweight as well.
I started a new IG account, just for my doll photos if you want to follow here. Do you post pics of your Pullips to IG? I'd love to follow! Please leave your user handle in the comments. : ) I'm also really interested in Licca dolls. I have one and I love the vintage ones, but even the repros of those are pricey. I love the modern days ones too because they're so much cheaper, but still have those cute faces. Anyone collect Liccas?