At the end of January we made a short trip to Rügen where we lived in the little town Lohme, up in the North of the Island in a lovely old redbrick house.
The appartment was cosy, lovely furnished and with a nice fireplace... just a lovely little nest to relax and slow down! But we also enjoyed the winterly nature and silence at the sea:
And because I wasn't in the mood to take a Blythe doll with me, I grapped on of my Käthe Kruse Däumlinchens and made some nice pictures with her on the beach
She wore her original little Käthe Kruse coat and a tiny crochet bonnet I made for the dolls. She also snatched a scarf from the Blythe dolls :D And it was so much easier to take pictures with her, because her body is so flexible.
I call her my little Mimerle because of her sweet vintage outfit with the blue dress and a little apron. This kind of outfit has always been "Mimerle" for the bigger dolls in any catalogue.
Just the Däumlinchen in this outfit are called "Bettina" - weird?! I never understood the logic behind it and I really don't like the name Bettina! So her you see little Mimerle ;)
Unfortunatley my Blythe-mojo has totally left me since months and at the moment I am thinking about downsizing the Blythe collection and to focus more on vintage dolls, like Käthe Kruse and others... After a long time with these big eyed ones, with always the same size and somehow the same face mold, I feel a bit bored and unsatisfied. Even if the customized ones are special and more individual! At the end they are just modern plastic dolls. Not like the old ones wich always seem to have more soul... if a toy can have a soul...
Anyhow I am just thinking out loud and I am really not sure where this road will go to?!
Maybe it is time for some changes in my toy-collector-life again?
Have a nice Valentine's week, yours Nicola