Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Valentine and the Minion....

Today my new Secretdoll Person #21 arrived from France!  As you will see she is tanned, and as you will have gathered I LOVE tan dolls in particular.  I just love how nicely they photograph in the sunshine.

So back to my new Person, she is 19cm tall, having a tiny body but a large head, taking a 6 inch wig.  She is from 2012 and is part of the edition called 'Persons of the Past' and she is a 'full set'.  Basically for those who don't know, a 'full set' is a doll that comes with wig, eyes (thought most bjds come with eyes), full outfit and shoes.  My new girl's outfit is still in the packaging for now.

I have kept the name that her previous mum gave her, which is Valentine.  I thought it was a very cute name and suits her perfectly.  She came with a blond bobbed faux mohair wig and pink pupil-less eyes.  Well I've never liked pink eyes except on a white furry creature like a rabbit, and pupil-less is definitely not for me so as soon as Valentine was released from her box she got a change of eyes to these nice deep brown glass ones.  She also got a new wig which I'd ordered from South Korea in anticipation of her arrival.  It is also faux mohair but in red, and I've put it into two plaits.  I really like how it looks on her, I love the combination of red hair and brown eyes.

So here she is.  She chose this outfit to wear which I'd made a while ago for another of my tiny dolls. 


A close up....


I know that these girls are not for everyone but I do love them, they have so much 'attitude'!

So Valentine told me immediately that she needed a Minion!  Well, as luck would have it, I just happened to have got one on Sunday when I went to McDonalds!  They are currently in the kids Happy Meals and each week I've gone there to ask "which Minion this week?" as I wanted a particular one!  And last weekend there it was, a Grenadier Guard Minion!  Perfect! 



So Valentine has claimed him as her own.....Persons have a tendency to 'claim' things as their own, even when they belong to other people!!!!


At first I wasn't sure that this was the Minion for Valentine, he seemed pretty intent on marching back and forth with his banana, but it wasn't long before they seemed to be hitting it off!  She even gave him a loan of her sunhat as it was very hot and his busby was steaming! ;)


And then they chatted on the grass about all sorts of things!


They even shared a bottle of water to keep themselves from dehydrating!


And then they lay on the grass and watched for clouds in the sky!  Unfortunately for them, there weren't any again today, so they just watched the birds flying by!  The Minion continued to hold on tightly to his banana!



I hope Valentine will be happy here and I look forward to sharing more photos of her again soon!

Thank you for visiting, have a great week everyone!





 

14 comments:

  1. Another Cutie joins the Spanish Household! Love the wig you have given her and I agree about pink eyes should only be seen on rabbits!! Great outfit, I am again ignoring the colour ;) , Her little Minion friend looks cute too!.
    Looks like lots of lovely dolls are arriving and thank you for sharing plus the info, it lovely to see and understand the deatils about these different dolls. hugs Dee xxx

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    1. Thanks Dee! LOL I keep forgetting how much you dislike orange. Funny because I do find it a very nice sunny summery colour! But I guess we can't all like the same, it'd be a very boring world if we did, wouldn't it!
      xxx

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    2. Actually I don't mind orange on other peoples dolls, in fact I quite like it! lol :) xx

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  2. Valentine is adorable! I love her orange shorts outfit and especially her hat which looks to be reversible to a madras plaid??? A great hat! Her wig is perfect, love the plaits and I am so glad that she does not have pink eyes. Her brown glass eyes are perfect for her! Nice to have her toy Minion friend too! A wonderful, cheery post! :) xxx

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    1. Thank you very much Ginger, and yes, you're right, the hat is indeed reversible, she actually has a dress to go with it that I made ages ago, so she can wear that with the hat at some point. She has a lot of clothes, I think she might be spoilt already!!!
      Yes, the pink eyes are not to my taste!!
      xxx

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  3. She is awesome andI love the pictures :)

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    1. Thank you very much Nicola! And for visiting too :)
      xxx

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  4. I love Valentine - oh, yes, and her Minion Beau, or Slave, or Guard, or what ever he is to be. I've never seen a Secretdoll until you showed them, they are very distinctive and full of attitude....do I need to investigate further..... I wonder?

    Little Reuben is settling in very well. Love him!

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    1. Thank you Jenni, glad you like her! As I've said before, they're an acquired taste and not for everyone but I soooo enjoy their antics, they're really funny little dolls and you can have a lot of fun with them.
      I think you do indeed need to investigate further!!! ;)
      Glad to hear that Reuben has arrived because the tracking this end still has him in transit. I'm glad to hear that you're happy with him too :)
      xxx

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  5. She's adorable! I love the little mouths on the Secretdoll sculpts (the Person dolls are distinct on their own, of course, but it's nice how that ties them to the others as well - as though they're the cousins of the old Binus).

    And the minion makes for a perfect sidekick! The two of them are just too cute as a pair!

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    1. Thank you jSarie and yes, their mouths are sweet....very down turned and pouty! They certainly are expressive too!
      I used to love the older Secretdoll sculpts, I don't think they do them anymore now, do they?
      xxx

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  6. Great photos!! That minion is a riot. It's amazing how well she can pose for such a little doll. I love the 3rd photo from the bottom. :)

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    1. Thank you Farrah, glad you like seeing her minion! xxx

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  7. LOL She looks like she needed a minion, and this one is just right! :)

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