Addison and Kaitlin 100+ poses came in a twin box, I’m not sure why, but I thought I would take advantage of it and make them non-identical twins. My girls were bought 2nd hand from Ebay, and arrived together, to help with the twin thing, on the 6th of July 2011. Melody and Harmony. They have an older brother – CJ come Brandon. They are musically inclined, which my guess is the parents realized their family potential and named the girls appropriately. (BRANDON CONCERTO). Melody plays the Flute and Harmony a clarinet. They also love Disney Princesses, and Barbie. They may not look the same (one could argue face shape, but then we’d have quite a number of very close relatives) but do have a lot in common, and are best friends. They share the same room which is in progress of being princessified, including canopied beds, and have Disney princess stickers just waiting for the walls to be papered to be adorned by their favourites (ie all of them).
BFC INK PENPALS…on the 6th of November 2011 I found Amazon advertising the BFC ink Pen Pals. I nearly fell off my chair, I was so excited as they were new characters. The picture I found showed 4 dolls. There did end up being a tiny little bit of a let down as the dolls pictured on the back of the boxes were not exactly what the actual dolls turned out to be, most noticeably Carmen and Elsa …
But I got them all, all the same, actually not ALL, as one of them was never made – Lily.
December 12 2011 saw the arrival of two of them, no they were not going to be twins just an arrival by the same flight. Josephine, BFC ink Pen pals Carmen. Apparently from Mexico (ooh, now that’s an idea for another blog, State of Origin, or rather place of origin (as State of Origin is an East coast Australian sporting term for NRL football)). Anyway, Carmen was gorgeous, or Josephine rather. She is a tapdancer. Her best friend is her cousin Ariah.
Brooke-Lyn arrived the same day, BFC ink Pen pal Britt, from England (Britian – haha). Brooke-Lyn loves fish as in live ones in the wild or as pets in a tank, and Hello Kitty. She is friends with Kaitlyn, and her roommate Ellie, though is feeling a little cramped in there due to the increasing size of someones collection.
The BFC ink line Summer Splashin’ had 4 dolls, Noelle, Aliesha, Addison and Kaitlin. I had never really intended to get them, as I wanted to rule out getting too many dolls that were similar, but rules are meant to be broken, apparently.
Leisel arrived on the 7th of February 2012. She was BFC ink Summer Splashin’ Noelle. Leisel is a surfie chick. Loves swimming, surfing, the ocean, water, sailing. She is best friends and roommate with Erika.
March 2012 became very busy with arrivals..
Victoria (Vicki) arrived on the 7th. A 2nd hand BFC ink 100+ poses Yuko. Her hair had been played with so much that it stuck out around her head like she’d had an electric shock or a lab explosion, so she got a hair cut. Vicki loves horses. For quite a while she and her best friend Chloe, who are roommates, were looking after the Cabbage Patch Kid ponies.
Chloe arrived on the 12th. She was a BFC Ink Summer Splashin’ Aliesha. She looked too similar to Georgia, they are not related, with her hair long so she got her hair trimmed. Chloe was partly named for what I recalled from Asterix comic books of the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra, and the haircut, not the nose. Chloe loves horses. She and her best friend and roommate Vicki at one point were actually sleeping in the stable with the horses, but I think I’ve managed to make arrangement so the horse is actually outside the building, rather than in it.
Also on the 12th came Eleanor. Eleanor (Ellie for short) was BFC ink Pen Pals Elsa. Apparently Elsa was from Sweden. Ellie loves Elephants, she also loves ice skating. Her roommate is Brooke-Lyn and the space issue is because of Ellie’s collection of Elephants. Its not that big (in Ellie's opinion), yet, but there is not much room for anything else.
Erika arrived on the 28th. She was BFC ink Pen Pals Nicolette. Nicolette was supposed to be from France. Erika has golden blonde hair and brown eyes, and to me just oozed surfy chick. Which was good cos her best friend Leisel has similar interests. Erika also loves dolphins.
Juliette arrived on the 15th of May 2012. She was BFC ink Addison, I think from the series called Favourite things. She loves photography, and reading books – particularly Stephen King. She wears glasses. She shares a room with, hmm or does she, She was going to share with Josephine, but I think Josephine and Ariah have bunked in together instead. I will need to double check my accommodation issues. Camping! Maybe someone can live in a tent. Ah, why Stephen King? Because she came from Maine in the US.
Ariah arrived on the 6th of June 2012, almost missed you and skipped to Jackson. She was BFC ink Pen Pals Carmen (the second). I just couldn’t resist the cuteness of her face, and she is slightly different to her older cousin, Josephine. Jospehine just looks a little older, and has pierced ears, Ariah does not have pierced ears, and maybe it’s the pigtails but she does look younger. Anyway, they are best of friends. Ariah really loves cats. Her name was inspired by a character from “A Song of Fire and Ice” called Arya, that I was reading at the time, who was being instructed in the art of Sword fighting and had to chase cats, well, it sounds a little odd now that I’ve put it in writing, but that’s what happened.
Jackson arrived on the 31st of July 2012, he was BFC ink CJ 100+ poses (the second). A friend for Brandon. There are slight differences – Brandon’s face seems rounder, but it could be that his hair is a bit more on the sticky out side, ah, and then Brandon’s hair is swept to the left, while Jackson's is to the right. He will probably be a Skater boy, just haven’t got round to giving him anything yet. I did try a mini bicycle that he might start a collection of, but I broke it just taking it out of the packet.
So that is all the dolls named and favoured at present. I got distracted on the 7th of August by the JG’s, but I do not intend to forsake the BFC’s. Maddie’s birthday is late September , I am in process of getting her a present (hopefully they fit – a pair of inline skates like Georgia’s). Spring is upon us and as the weather gets a little warmer I plan to have the winter wear make way for lighter clothing.