Gathering for Ganga

Those of you that follow me on other social media may know that I am waiting on a new doll after selling off some others in my collection recently. The doll in question is a Dollstown Ganga on the 7 years body (the new version) in Pure Oriental Skin. When I ordered she was in stock, she’s been shipped and is now awaiting sorting after arriving at Heathrow Airport in London on Saturday evening! I am so excited to meet her but I suspect she will be stuck in customs for a while before being released to me; and then when she arrives I will have to send her away for a faceup as unfortunately Dollstown do not offer faceups at the moment.

I have been preparing for her arrival by ordering her some clothes that will fit which has been a difficult task as I have had problems finding things in the style I like for her size; but I have a couple of things on the way and something else on order that should work out OK. I am waiting for a couple of wigs to arrive too so hopefully one of those will be suitable.

Also, I have been busy finding little props and things that will work for her and thought I might share some of them with you. I already have some things here that will work but I’ve also enjoyed keeping an eye out for new things too. The first thing I found was this Snow White puzzle. It was in Tesco (a supermarket here in the UK) and was only Β£1 so I snapped it up straight away as the box and pieces should be the perfect size for her. They had all the other Disney princesses too so I’m sure I’ll end up getting a couple more at some point.

The next items were all found at local car boot sales, the first being this picnic basket that I got for 50p. It may be a little large but as she is a child, it won’t matter. Now I need to sort some things for her to take on a picnic!

And lastly, I was thrilled to get these old style Winnie the Pooh toys for just 20p each! They will probably work out as quite big plushies for her but I think they should be just fine πŸ™‚ With any luck, she will be home this week or next week and I’ll do a quick box opening shoot before sending her off to get her faceup done so keep an eye out for that πŸ˜‰

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Recent Dolly Finds

I am always on the lookout for things I can use as props and accessories for my dolls so I thoughtΒ it might be nice to show you some of the things I find now and then. A lot of the time they are lucky finds from charity shops or car boot sales; but sometimes I find something cool in craft shops and things too so hopefully those things in particular may be things you’ll also be able to go out and get πŸ™‚ I do also sell doll furniture and props on Ebay from time to time so make sure you check my profile out regularly to see what I’ve got. My username is frostbytefamily123 and whilst my listings say I will only ship within the UK, if you are really interested in something but live abroad, message me and we’ll see if we can work something out πŸ˜‰

The first thing I found recently was this little wooden cabinet in a thrift shop. Its a really nice size for my Littlefee dolls as you can see; and will be useful for little diorama settings once it has some nice thing stored in it. The drawer opens and the cupboard doors open. The only thing I want to change about it is I want to put a little shelf in the tall cupboards to make them a more useful space.

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I found this chair in another thrift shop. Its a little big for Littlefee but I think Tabby looks cute sitting on it. The legs aren’t actually quite tall enough for Will as he is a rather gangly young man but it works ok. It would probably fit a Minifee a bit better as they are a little shorter than Will. I probably won’t keep this one as I have a few chairs already so it may be up on Ebay soon πŸ˜‰

My friend Jane posted about this next item on her Flickr account after finding it for her dolls. Its from a shop we have here in the UK called B&M which sells the most random selection of items at fairly low prices and I go quite often to see what random bits they have in the home decor section as I have got a “wardrobe” for the Littlefee there before among other things. This was in the gardening section as its meant to be a little planter. It came in several colors apparently but this was the one my mum picked out for me (she went to get it for me as I was too poorly to go out). My Realfee are going to use it to sell flowers πŸ™‚ I need to find them a little crate to stand on when doing so though as they are a little short next to it πŸ˜€

Finally, I found some awesome dolly sized sweets (candy) a little while ago that I am particularly thrilled about as I love finding real food for dolls πŸ™‚ They are tiny packets of Nerds!! Love them myself so super pleased to have some for the dolls hehe. They were from a shop here in the UK called Home Bargains which is like the one mentioned earlier with loads of random stuff at super cheap prices. They came in a little plastic cup with some other American candy. Most of the cups only had one packet of nerds in each so I was nearly going to buy two to make sure I got both flavors when I spotted a cup with both flavor packets in πŸ™‚ I haven’t opened either of the packets but I might at some point for proper photos as I can always buy a bigger box to replace them with to use again in the future right? Hehe πŸ˜€