Monday, April 4, 2016

Cat Is Back!

Cat of Doll Affinity is back to posting on her blog. She is a very talented doll artist. I love her repaints and reroots. She is also back to story telling too. Check out her latest post by clicking here

Welcome back to the Blogosphere, Cat. You were missed!


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Liebster Award 2016

Farrah Lily of Cozy Comforts And Dolls blog nominated me for the Liebster Award:


Thank you, Farrah Lily! The questions for this award are different from previous Liebster Awards, so I decided I would participate.

The Liebster Award is an award that other bloggers give out to blogs that they enjoy reading and that have fewer than 1,000 followers. If you are chosen for an award and you decide to accept it , there are a few rules to follow:


  • Link to the person that gave you the award
  • Answer the questions that they have chosen for you
  • Pass the award along to more bloggers that have fewer than 1,000 readers/followers
  • Ask them to answer 11 questions
  • Let them know that you have nominated them for the award
Here are the questions that Farrah asked:

1. Who is your favorite cartoon character?
 I would have to say it is Mulan. I loved first that she was a strong Chinese role model/character that I could show my daughters who are both Chinese. For all, she shows other women that you don't have to fit into the gender roles that society decides you fit into. You can be whatever you want to be!

Mulan: Not my photo.

2. What's your favorite flower (or plant if you're not a flower person)?
The Orchid. My mother loved orchids, they were her favorite flower. I was 15 when she passed away and the orchid always reminds me of her.



3. What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?
When I traveled to China in 2001 to get my second daughter, we were in the Yunnan Province in Kunming. Yunnan is noted for having the most recognized ethnic groups in China. Out of 56 recognized ethnic groups, Yunnan Province is home to 26 of them. Because our guide was from the Bai group, she took us to a Bai restaurant. The Bai "minority" was known for their very exotic costumes and spicy noodle cuisine. After watching beautifully dressed dancers in authentic Bai costume, we were brought the first course of our meal. It was chicken soup. This was no ordinary chicken soup though. I was one of the first to be served. The server dipped a very large ladle into the soup to fill my bowl. Much to my surprise and as I looked into my bowl, There was a chicken foot and a chicken head -- yup, with beak eyes and feathers staring back at me. I did take a sip of the broth to be polite, but could not eat the rest of the offering!

4. What was the last movie you saw (at home or in theaters)? 
Kung Fu Panda 3!



5. If you could visit any country in the world, where would you go?
I have been very fortunate in my life to have been able to visit several countries. However, one place I have never been and that I would really like to go is to Australia.

6. How did you meet your best friend?
I would say that my best friend is my sister-in-law. We were friends first, but then I introduced her to my brother. I was not playing matchmaker, but they did hit it off and ended up married! In spite of that, she is still my best friend (lol)!

7. What is your dream job?
Since I am now retired, I would have to say, I am living the dream (LOL)! But if I could have done my dream job, I would have loved to be a marketing consultant for Mattel, especially for the Barbie line. I think I would have tried to steer them in the direction of having more articulated dolls especially in the Fashionista line. Also, to have a more diverse group of male dolls. I mean, don't they think the girls besides Barbie would like to have a beau? 

8. If you could make a custom doll based on any character or real person, who would you make?
Without a doubt, I would have them do Shemar Moore. 




 9. What's your favorite season?
I actually like 2 seasons equally -- Spring and fall. Summer is ok, but I am not good in the heat and winter, well I don't do so well in the cold either. Spring and fall are just so beautiful and fresh! 

10. If you could talk to/understand any one species of animal, what would you choose?
Without hesitation, I would choose dogs. 

This is our dog Carly

11. If you could instantly learn any language, what would you choose?
I think I would want to learn Chinese. That way, when we go back to visit China, we could go to my kids orphanages and learn more about their early years and the Chinese culture.

Since I am getting this out a little late, I am not going to make any new nominations, however, if you have not been nominated before and would like to have a crack at answering the same 11 questions I did, please consider yourself nominated for the award. Here, again are the 11 questions.

1. Who is your favorite cartoon character?
2. What's your favorite flower (or plant if you're not a flower person)?

3. What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?

4. What was the last movie you saw (at home or in theaters)? 

5. If you could visit any country in the world, where would you go?

6. How did you meet your best friend?

7. What is your dream job?

8. If you could make a custom doll based on any character or real person, who would you make?

 9. What's your favorite season?

10. If you could talk to/understand any one species of animal, what would you choose?

11. If you could instantly learn any language, what would you choose?