Well, the Iplehouse BJD's mostly. The rest have worked themselves into the Dolltown Community stories.
And we do our best to keep these to JUST the bjd's. However...that's not easy here in Dolltown...
And sometimes the blog posts here are a little more...adult. Well, all our Iples ARE adult-ish.
Before we finish up our yoga sessions with Indira and bff Desiree...
Look at this!
It's Tink in a pink wig....
Well, the pink is underneath the yellow, turquoise, and purple.
It's not the first time Tink has changed her 'do. But it has been a long time. Lately her pigtails were getting out of hand, and when I took off her pigtail wig to fix it, Tink took the opportunity and popped on this rainbow bubble.
It's so cute!
And it goes so well with the art at our "Art of Sound" Gallery show.
Like this piece behind her called "Crescendo".
And this "Jukebox" piece. And vintage sound board...
Hey! It's Lilac Moon!
Lilac Moon got to be a part of the exhibition!
Dolltown submitted a diorama with our red piano and drum set.
Our BJD's (ball joint dolls) get to stay for a whole month, entertaining our gallery guests.
We tell the visitors to imagine the music...
Tink and Lilac Moon have fun with the colorful instruments, and explore the displays.
Lilac Moon shows Tink her favorite painting with the musical notes, with purples the color of her eyes. Then the girls try the old vinyl records...
Fun! Memory lane...
Okay Tink! Say goodbye to your friends and get back to Dolltown!
Xennia and the girls are ready for their yoga session.
(Wait til your buddy Xennia sees your rainbow 'do!)
Our Kish, from beloved doll designer Helen Kish,
came to the Magic Library at Christmas time with her little friends.
After her friends left Kish stays to admire the decorations and imagines she is Clara in the ballet The Nutcracker.
Pretty Iplehouse Violet comes to see the tree and visit with Pink Nutcracker and the other Christmas characters.
And spends a sweet moment with little Kish.
Off Kish goes!
It leaves us wondering...where are other Iples?
We haven't seen them for ages!
Are they off on an assignment?
Time for some questions to be answered. Hey Violet!
Dolltown teacher, Sky, is ready for students!
She had help setting up the Magic Library as a schoolroom, from Jack and Priscilla.
The piano is here! Learning blocks, books, an abacus for counting, the alphabet...
Sky has been in Dolltown since close to its beginning. And she slid into the teacher role when we noticed her calming and persuasive effect on the children.
That was important! The children are so active, noisy, and...in charge!
We do wonder if she has a special power.
So many here do...
Sky has befriended Jack, an outcast in the doll world, but not in Dolltown.
He is safe here, but we don't expose him often to the "real" world.
Because he has to be excluded from lots of the bjd stories and action here in Dolltown, he is often alone, and wanders the Dolltown streets.
Sky, with her soft heart, has felt the loneliness he feels.
As an OOAK (one of a kind) she knows what it's like to be a singleton.
And she has reached out to him, befriended him, and even invited him to stay with her in town.
Some newbies think they are family! No wonder! Look at the two of them!
Jack has never had a grandma.
He feels happier than he has in all his years here in Dolltown.
The Iples do their best to make him feel at home at Dolltown Abbey,
but he is very conscious of his illegitimacy.
Once, he even said he was off to the Wall... the north Wall, not the...oh nevermind.
While setting up the schoolroom for the younger children,
Sky discovered that Jack has never been to school. He has gaps...
Still counting on your fingers, Jack?
Boy, did you hook up with the right dolly!
Sky has work to do!
She sends him off to gather the children.
And Priscilla arrives...
Priscilla is still packing around her little dolly.
Look how happy she is (the dolly, I mean!)
Priscilla, have you named your little dolly yet?
Patty, Peony, Paloma...?
A hug! Wow, you are one lucky girl, Priscilla!
Your little dolly loves you regardless of your...um, your...face?
I'm sorry, but what can I say?
You were born that way!
We have only seen you smile once...
She's gone. We heard her muttering about finding a baby name book. Awww...
Ready and waiting.
Time to ring the bell!
Go for it, Sky!
The girls think they have seen the black raven again. Well, we followed a raven-like shadow to the Dark Tree, and sure enough, just as we thought....
Just as we thought...Raven Violet.
Our Iplehouse from Dolltown Abbey, across the meadow.
We always see her on Halloween!
Can't wait to tell the kids.
Jiyoon's the early bird today. The sun is shining, the flowers are out....
The Little Darlings are finding their shoes and toys, ready for some garden play.
In the meantime, Indira and Fig make it in to the garden.
Fig finds Jack getting a little fresh air too! A little mingling...
But it's time for play, isn't it? Surely the other girls are ready?
We'll go check...
Our Iplehouse girls love the garden. If they are not at Dolltown Abbey, I look in the roses, or under the honeysuckle bushes.
I took a few photos, taking each girl in turn around the garden-stopping in some favorite places.
Then we met up in the pink roses....
Iplehouse Violet, our Raven, is first, with her long black bob, and purple eyes.
Then it's Cordelia, our Odelle, now with green eyes and a short wavy brown bob.
And last is Tania, our Aira, with her soft blonde do and those blue eyes...
Okay! That's a lot of Iple girl photos!
These girls are pretty to begin with, then add flowers and it's easy to get carried away.
And we haven't had many warm sunny days in the garden. All of us enjoyed our time...
Once again Aira is switching up... What do you think?
Now, just because we express a favorite, it doesn't mean she'll stick to it.
No doll in Dolltown has been through as many changes as Aira!
Meanwhile, the Iple girls have emerged.
While everyone is at the River, they have made it to the bridge.
First Aira, then Odelle...
So, what's up, Odelle?
Where has Aira gone? And where are Raven and the boys?
Are you heading to the River?
I don't want to call them tight lipped, but I don't always get an answer!
I guess we'll see....
Okay, the first part of this story started in previous post.
The part where the Iple boys are surprising the girls with a box of Christmas gifts. How nice!
But the box was full of lacy underwear and we had to finish the post here...
The girls unwrap all the pretty gifts. and leave, taking the gift box with them!
Hey guys. Sorry to rain on the parade you think is about to happen, but the girls are gone.
They said thanks for the thought.
They'll put the gifts in their Hope Chests. And hope the right guys come along...
Now, don't you two have something useful to do?
Why, Bo! How sweet!
We know you Iples don't really celebrate Christmas.
You have your own seasonal celebrations. But they seem to have more to do with fires, incense, the full moon, drums and incantations.
Not plays, holiday movies, Santa, sparkles and presents...
So, it's nice to see you two take the opportunity to be thoughtful!
I'm sure the girls are going to be very pleased.
Can I guess? Chocolates? Scarves? Magazines?
Is it music mixes? This is so fun for them!
Come and sit with us, boys.
We'll make some room...
Oookaay everyone...I think we'll have to move the rest of this post over to The Others page.
(If it's not there right away, it's because it has to go to our Decision Room, first.
Anything with "underpinnings" has to be cleared by the Decisive.)
Are you serious, boys? Underpinnings? What's the matter with magazines and chocolate?
This is a PG page but you wouldn't know anything about that, would you boys? Not having had parents...
They invited the Dolltowners to the Moon Arch Room at Dolltown Abbey for Halloween celebrations...
The Little Darlings and friends have been streaming through, but there is a lull.
But look...while the Juniors are getting all chummy,
the little sprite who has been hidden all this time watching the goings on,
can't help herself at the sight of Bo's affection with Aira.
Oh, come on! Jealous?
Hmmm, going to have to choose, Boris?
Well, now here, here's Jade! The tiny ones are coming out of the woodwork....
Give them some trick or treats before they blow right off the balcony!
And...get some rest everyone!
Your Halloween event is not done yet!
The Iplehouse JID BJD's love Halloween!
And this year, the boys are in their ubiquitous black garb, but the girls decided to costume up for this special night.
So, fair Tania Aira is a sweet tree angel...
with airy maple leaf wings and a golden halo.
And Cordelia Odelle has persuaded 2 pretty orange butterflies to attach themselves to her for the event. Nice!
Violet Raven has just added an orange ribbon to her black tiered dress...but is there some shape shifting going on?
I have noticed wherever we see her, there is no Raven Bird...and vice versa.
Just saying. We know these Iples have special powers. It's just hard to keep track of them.
Which is how they like it!
After lingering on the path the Iple Juniors head up to their home, Dolltown Abbey,
where they have invited the Dolltowners for Halloween celbrations.
We took more photos of these beauties in the Moon Arch Room...
Random Iplehouse bjd photos from last October...
Some photos that are NOT Little Darlings! They got ALL the attention this week.
A couple of these were used in stories.
Most didn't make it on to the site!
I take a lot of photos...
I am reviewing photos that have not been used and making decisions...display? or archive?
It's fun to go back and see the work from a year ago!
Some more of the Others...
Sophia, our muse, lives in a photo frame...
Boneka is love struck, and beyond flexible...
Silent Sam communicates telepathically...
Terra is an Elemental living in the woods...
Ethereal Sky attracts with magnetic empathy...
Lads from another universe, perhaps someone's parallel universe.
Most photos are Pinterest enabled...
One imagines that an original thought, that creates a good vibration, spreads.
Thank you to family, friends, and associates for the inspiration,
and their accoutrements that make this site possible.
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