A little blog about my dolls, toys and more.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Miss Kitty!

11/24/2013 Posted by Lucy 1 comment
I wanted to write a quick post to tell you about my new dolly who I am super excited about! A while ago on Flickr I saw some awesome hybrid dolls which were made using the heads from the large Littlest Pet Shop animals that were released a few years ago, and the bodies of fashion dolls such as Blythe. I thought they were super cute but by the time I discovered the idea, the big Littlest Pet Shop animals were really hard to find.

Here are a few examples of some from Flickr. The sleepy bunny belongs to Fae, the brown bear and the pink ladybird belong to jeds123; and the red ladybird and black kitty belong to guilietta degli spiriti. There are also some really cute hybrids to be seen using the regular sized Littlest Pet Shop animal heads and petite Blythe bodies so make sure you do a quick search for those too! Beware of some extreme cuteness though! There is even a LPS Hybrids group ;)

Astrid lets the sunset warm her face... On the Third Day of Christmas my true love gave to me......... Dahlilah the gnat andrea

Sunday, 17 November 2013

American Girl: Available UK Alternatives

11/17/2013 Posted by Lucy No comments
I have been toying with the idea of getting an 18 inch play doll for a while now for a few reasons. They don't particularly appeal to me if I am absolutely honest, but I want to branch out with The Little Cupboard and start featuring other kinds of dolls here and this type of doll is clearly very popular.

However, probably the most recognisable of this type of doll is the American Girl doll which is unavailable for purchase here in the UK unless you buy off ebay or something and pay extortionate shipping and customs fees. Not something I want to do when I am unsure as to whether I will even like the doll when it arrives.

Therefore I have been looking for some alternative similar sized dolls that are readily available in the UK and thought I would let you know about them too. I am yet to buy any of them, and maybe I won't, but if any of you have any of these types of dolls, I'd love to hear your feedback as to what ones you prefer etc.