I have been collecting dolls for about ten years now. I started with Barbies, that I bought from flea markets and thrift stores, paying no more than a few dollars for each.
I then moved on to Kelly dolls and Polly Pockets for a short time. The Kelly dolls because they were cute, and the Polly Pockets because of all the fun accessories that they come with.
I discovered Blythe dolls in August of 2008 and fell in love with them immediately. I found them to be immensely satisfying in so many ways, you could style their beautiful hair and buy or make them cute clothing.
Strawberry Shortcake mania is everywhere on Flickr, and I am loving it! Those funny, cute little imps are nothing but fun to photograph. I fell for them in a huge way last year, going as far as to make a house for them, and filling it with the Strawberry Shortcake furniture that was made in the 1980’s. I am not buying any more at the present but I still enjoy including them in photos every now and then.
My two Wonder Frogs are so amusing! Padrick is the green frog and he was quite the frog about town until Mrs. Miniver arrived. Their relationship has evolved to being a very happy and loving marriage of sorts, and Padrick has become very protective of his sometimes silly partner.
The BJD dolls
A ball- jointed doll has articulated limbs with ball and socket joints, and are made of polyurethane resin. Most of them are made in Asia by quite a few different companies. Here is a link for more information
I have gone on to buy quite a few more of the bjd dolls in different sizes, and from different companies and I am enjoying them very much.