I have already explain a little about me on the About Page, but maybe you want to know more about my story ?
My name is Caroline, I live in Belgium and I like to use Narcisse or Narcissette as nickname on the web 🙂
As far as I can remember I have always loved dolls, but not baby dolls! NO ! I was attracted by dolls and child dolls. Like Barbie, Skipper and Chelsea.
In Belgium we have the tradition of Saint Nicolas the 6th december, he brings toys to children who had been really really nice all the years ! When I was young I’ve asked him to bring me a real Barbie and he gives me a baby dolls ! My mom can still remember about this dolls … I’ve totaly ruined her !! I wanted a Barbie not that dolls !!!
I wanted a Barbie so much and my mom, my grandma, my godmother, no one really understood what doll I wanted, for them one doll was worth another.
The summer of that year, one of my cousins with whom I played had a real Barbie! So I borrowed her (leaving my model doll in place) to show it to my Mom, and then I got my very first Barbie! If I remember correctly it was the Loving You Barbie 🙂
This dolls open up a door of creativity and passion for me 🙂
I started to create clothes with hanky, I’ve also learn to knit and crochet for them, …
When I grow up I’ve never loose this passion for dolls, and even as a teenager I was playing with them.
Well, playing is not the right word, because I spent my time dressing and styling them, but not playing with them. I also tryed to make a house, I think my dream to have a real dollhouse came from this time 🙂
In the 90’s Burda published a magazine special Barbie and I’ve discovered that I wasn’t the only from the family to love dolls, my cousins loved them too and she get the magazine.
She lent me the magazine and I was able to start sewing real clothes on my mom’s old sewing machine. I think I was 15 years old or maybe less ? I still have some of the clothes I’ve made at this time 🙂
The years passed, I became a young adult and I had left the dolls aside, but when I became a mother I wanted to get back to it. I had a lot of fun dressing my daughter but I knew it would not last long because very soon she was going to have her own taste in clothing, so I saw in the dolls a solution for this “future problem”!
That’s when I discovered the BJDs and it was in 2005 !
My first BJD was an MSD from Dream Of Doll (a company that doesn’t exist anymore, thank you recast !!!), then I got an SD doll but this size really don’t suits me. After about 5 years I got another MSD but I’ve kept her only a few days, I’ve replaced them by an Unoa Sist. In the same time I’ve ordered my first Minifee, a Minifee Chloé that I still have, and also a LittleFee Ante (still have too !!).
I was so in love with my Unoa Sist that I sold my Dream of Dolls MSD and buy an Unoa Lusis. Then I received my Minifee and she became my favorite dolls of all time !
After a few years I’ve replaced my unoa by more Minifee, got my first Moe-Line body, feel in love with this body even more than before, etc etc
I still have one Unoa Lusis mod but I don’t know if she will have a new body someday ^^
At this time I have : 5 Minifee (all on the Moe-Line Body), 4 LittleFee and 2 Pukifee (but 1 is for sell) !
My Daughter also collect dolls and we share this passion ^^
As I said in the about page, I love doing a lot of things for my dolls, like wig, makeup, clothes, diorama, …
You might think that having to start sewing so young has made me a great seamstress for dolls but NO !
Until recently, I was really having a hard time doing nice things for my BJDs. There were always some things that went wrong and made me give up.
The thing that was blocking me is called Perfectionism !
Since I managed to tame my perfectionism I take much more pleasure to create and I made enormous progress, as well in sewing as in knitting, crochet, make up and even in furniture creation !
As I’m suffering of a rare disease I can’t work anymore (maybe one day I would be able to work again ?) so I spend all my time at home. Sometimes I’m too tired to do anything, but I try to create everyday. I try to learn watercolor to make beautifull sky full of Rainbow Cloud (Niji Kumo means Rainbow Cloud ^^), I try to improve my skills in photography and I play a lot with my dolls ! They are my sparkles of joy !
I can’t do a lot because of muscle pain and fatigue, but every little things I made, I’m proud of ! That’s why I’m also fighting about perfectionism ! If you suffer, you’re tired quickly and in addition you are a perfectionist, so quickly you do not do anything ! And spend all my day long in bed ? No thank you ! If I’m really in too bad condition it’s ok to stay in bed, otherwise I try to enjoy every moment of my life 🙂
I hope you enjoyed my story and that you will enjoy visiting my site and watching pictures of my dolls 🙂