Hi everyone!

I'm pretty shy when it comes to people... so I'm not really the best at talking, especially about myself, but here goes...

I started collecting dolls really, after my Mum and Dad were having an attic clear-out. They asked me to bring down all my old stuff and have a sort through it. And I found what was left of my childhood doll collection. Not much... Just an old Britney Spears doll, Mulan, Megara, Anastasia, and a very much played with Esmeralda (she was my favourite). They all needed a good clean, but despite that, I felt all my love for them flood back again. So I tried my best to tidy them up... and eventually started thinking about all the dolls I had, and all the dolls I wanted so badly long ago. And that got me to thinking "would it be so bad if I wanted them still?" Despite feeling embarrassed about this, I voiced my opinion to my husband, and he totally understood. So, with his blessing of course, I went searching for the dolls I wanted as a little girl.

I started off with Disney, because I was very much in love with all things Disney as a child (I still am, but no where near as much as I was). And eventually this glass cabinet of mine became filled from top to bottom with Mattel made Disney dolls. Of course, my family thought I'd gone mad... and just needed to have a baby... But I didn't care! And I was quite content with just collecting Disney, until I stumbled across this really pretty Barbie on eBay... She was so cute, and so different from the Barbies of my childhood. Mine were all blonde bombshell beach babes. But this one had a fresh, innocent little face, and a trendy outfit. I knew I wanted to add this doll to my collection, and ended up fighting off other bidders for her!

And so, that began my love for Fashion Fever dolls, and Barbie all over again. Sadly, my interest in Disney faded off again... but I've learned that this is the way in the world of doll collecting. If we don't focus on one thing, we won't have any room left in our houses! But even after saying this, I know I can't just collect one kind of doll ever ^_^; There are way too many! Monster High, Barbie, Disney, BJD's, Fashion Royalty, Pullips... the list goes on. And my bank account never appreciates it, and my family continues to believe I've lost my marbles. But I'm just happy being me :)

*phew* That was a lot to say.... and there was me saying I'm bad at talking...