21 June 2018

About a horse and other things

A horse for my 16 inch dolls has been on my wish list for a very, very long time now. It seemed an impossible task to find one that had the right size, but after reading this post on the blog My Doll Adventure I finally knew what to look for. So, I ignored the fact that I don't have a doll budget right now and ordered a Thoroughbred Our Generation horse in Germany. It is on its way and should arrive any day now. I can't wait!

This is the horse I ordered:

Photo copyright Battat

There are some accessories included as well, but I think they will be too large of scale for 16 inch dolls, as they are made for 18 inch play dolls.

On another note: it seems that the less time I have for my dolls, the more ideas I get! My doll related to do list is getting longer and longer, but I'm so busy with other things that I can't execute any of my ideas. I'm still on a blog break (well, kind of), but as you noticed I absolutely want to keep the doll story going. Episode 8 is published, and now there are 7 episodes left. I managed to reduce the original 17 episodes to 15 by putting a few shorter episodes together. I can already give away that there will be a few cliffhangers. I'm not sure if I will be able to make a second "season" any time soon, but a good cliffhanger never hurts does it ;-).

Some things on my list are for instance sorting out my thrift store Barbies. They all need to be cleaned and their hair washed and styled. I have about 30 of such ladies waiting, so it will be a time consuming task! Another thing is re-making the flowery skirt and white top that I made for Peggy. I was lucky to find some more of the tulle with the flowers and plants on it, so I want to make an improved version. And then there are all the other ideas for doll clothes I have, from evening gowns to mini dresses.

I don't think, however, that I'll have the chance to get more doll time in July, so sewing will have to wait until maybe August or even September.

Anyway, I hope to be able to show some photos of the horse soon. I'm so exited about this!

And that's all for now :-).

30 comments:

  1. Yes, finding a right size horse is a difficult task. I dream of a superbike for my boys but that is probably impossible. The horse you chose looks great. Although it could have some points of articulation. Well, perhaps I'm too demanding. ;) I'm looking forward to reading a review of the horse.

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    1. Hello Nana, actually there are articulated horses (only at the legs) of this brand as well, but then I would have had to order it in the U.S.A., so I decided to go for this horse from Germany to avoid extra costs :-). A superbike would be so awesome for your boys! But in that size, I don't think it exists unfortunately, only in 1/6 scale. I hope the horse arrives tomorrow, so I can take some pictures this coming weekend.

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  2. WOW, ik wist niet dat er ook paarden zijn voor de maat poppen, als die van jou, Linda, dit paard ziet er erg mooi uit.
    Ja, als er zoveel dames op een nieuw kapsel zitten te wachten, zou je haast een coiffurezaak moeten gaan beginnen ;O!
    Je hebt inderdaad veel plannen, maar wie heeft die niet? Ik ben al jaren bezig met het bouwen van mijn miniboerderij. Het zit al klaar in mijn hoofd, maar ik schiet geen steek op. Dat komt omdat ik er maar niet toe komen om ook daadwerkelijk eraan te beginnen: geen tijd!
    Fijne week gewenst.
    Groetjes, Ilona

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    1. Hallo Ilona, dankzij de blogger die ik vermeldde, weet ik van het bestaan van deze paarden af, ik ben erg blij dat ik dit gelezen heb op haar blog :-). Ja, hahaha, zo'n mini kapperszaakje zou wel schattig zijn! De haren moeten met kleine rollertjes "ingezet" worden (ik gebruik rietjes in stukjes geknipt), het neemt veel tijd in beslag. Het zou fijn zijn als we niet moesten slapen, dan hadden we tijd genoeg :-)! Ik wens je ook een fijne week!

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  3. Can't wait to see someone go horseback riding! I recall there was a Barbie horse for a while. Makes me wonder what happened to it.

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    1. Hi Sheila, I will have to find riding boots somewhere, I hope these are for sale in the size I need. Barbie has had beautiful horses in the past, and very realistic looking ones too. Now they have pink manes or are very cartoon-like looking most of the time.

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  4. Congrats :) This horse looks nice :) Can't wait to see who will be riding on it :)

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    1. Hello Balbinka, thanks! I hope it will be here soon :-).

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  5. Ha! I was wondering about this horse for my Evie's but I decided it's too small. But I can't wait to see it with 16" dolls, so I finally will be able to compare it to some other dolls than that 18" girls. :)
    I also have a list. It's getting longer and longer and I really can't keep up with it... :D

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    1. Hi Kamelia, it is made for 18 inch dolls, but is actually too small for that size. I wonder why companies always make horses too small, they really do :-D! Don't they realize a horse is really big??? Lol!
      I like very small lists, but unfortunately I only have very long ones, like you have hahaha!

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    2. That's so true. For example every single Barbie horse looks like a pony under the doll... Why?!

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    3. Vintage Mattel horses seem a bit bigger to me, but still a bit too small :-).

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  6. A beautiful horse.
    I am waiting for your further projects.

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    1. Hello Dlubaniny, I hope it will look the same as in the picture :-). I hope to squeeze in a small project every now and then, I really want to make something :-).

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  7. I'm looking forward to seeing your dolls on the horse - he's quite handsome!

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    1. Hi Wendy, I can't wait for it to arrive!

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  8. Ooh, it's a beautiful horse! Such a nice find! I'm dreaming about the horses for my 70 cm dolls, buuuut... it seems to be impossible. Or at least it would cost much to much ;).

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    1. Hello Chiriann, it would be so cool to have such a big horse for your dolls! It would take up a lot of space, but would be worth it :-).

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  9. the horse is beautiful! i wonder if it will play a role in whitherville story. the episodes always end with a cliffhanger. ;)
    hugs!

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    1. Hello chema, I have another horse that has the size for the dolls in Whitherville. Maybe, if I'm able to make a second story, I will use it, because the twin sisters have a stable on their estate :-). Yes, usually the episodes do! Hugs back :-)

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  10. Can't wait to see photos of this horse with some of your dolls so it puts it in a better perspective. It's difficult to imagine the horse's size when it's on it's lonesome. I have a bjd horse which is not a bad size with Fairyland's LittleFees, but I would be happy to have one I could use with my play dolls. :)
    Hugs,
    X

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    1. Hi Xanadu, I will show dolls of different sizes with it, so you can see how it looks :-). For the play doll comparison I have Beatrice, but I think she will be too big compared to this horse. Horses and dolls go so well together don't they, I have one for my Barbies as well, it's a bit small but so beautiful :-).

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  11. lalki mogą mieć całe tabuny rumaków!
    u ludzi mogłoby to być kłopotliwe ;)

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    1. Witam Inka, byłoby :-D! Serdeczne pozdrowienia :-)

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  12. Amazing! Look forward to seeing some photos of your dollies and this horse! I know that it is rather hard to find anything suitable for dolls in this size. Hope that this works!

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    1. Hi Niina, the horse has arrived, and I love it! I will make comparison photos with different dolls.

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  13. That horse is amazing. This is when I have to try hard not to resist buying things other people have that I have no space for (like the Vespa, I'm also trying hard not to buy)! Can't wait to see how you incorporated it into your photo shoots.

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    1. Hello April, this horse is huge, even bigger than I thought it would be! But it's what I was looking for. It's tempting to buy large accessories, but indeed they take up so much space! I will do a comparison post with different dolls, but am still searching for a good spot to photograph the horse and dolls, I need a large background :-).

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  14. That looks like a great looking horse.

    The same happens to me, when I don't have time for dolls, I get too many ideas but when I do, the well runs dry. It's a curse I think!

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    1. Lol! Yes, it could be a curse :-D! I think we are not the only ones either, I've heard this before! :-)

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