8.12.2015

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Hi! I'm still on  vacation but I didn't want to miss this nice chance to share (I'm reading all your blogs my friends, but as Farrah did, and as advertised, I'm taking a summer hiatus, although briefer than expected) and when I'll be officially back I'm going to catch up and leave comments all over the place!
First of all, I want to thank Linda, April and Jewell  for nominating me, it is really a great way to know something more about "us"


Originally this tag was more on the AG girls, but as I don't collect them (although they are beautiful and have great accessories)  I'm going to use the revised version posted by Jewell:

1. Which doll is the one that started it all for you?

As a kid I was into everything Barbie and Action Figures. When I was 14 my mother thought it           was time to give them away....at the time I didn't really care.  What started it all ever again, was BARBIE BASICS MODEL 03 COLLECTION 002, my favourite sculpt as a kid was Steffie, and she was just too lovely, then started sewing dresses for her....and here I am

2. Why did you start a doll blog?

After sewing several dresses and adding dolls to my collection I felt the need to share, and then I found this great community

3. Do you collect anything besides dolls?

I do not exactly collect, I like to buy small articraft from the places I visit, and I buy tons of movies and books.

4. What kind of movies do you like to watch?

I like best the classical B/W era expecially the early 30's and 40's, everything Billy Wilder and Akira Kurosawa ever filmed, but I also like Scorsese, Spielberg, German Expressionism, the Coen Brothers, let's say I love movies and I've got eclectic tastes....

5. What's your favorite song from a movie soundtrack?

I could have danced all night from my fair lady

6. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

Isla  Mujeres - Mexico

7. If money were no object, what doll related purchase would you make right now?

This is easy: Leading Man Lukas, a ton of furniture on Etsy, a couple of doll houses from Miniio.com

8. If you could have any celebrity made into a doll, who would it be?

William Holden, of course!

9. Do you prefer your dolls boxed or deboxed? Why?

Deboxed, I have to play with them!

10. Which doll is the one that got away? This should be a doll you decided to pass on purchasing, sell or give away and you regret that decision.

Brazen Beauty Natalia, now she is just too expensive and I could have had her for a fair price after the convention. Now I don't have any long haired blond in my collection!!!!

As I've seen several different sets of questions, I would add that my favourite movie is Sunset Boulevard, my favourite book is Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky, I used to play the guitar in a jazz ensemble (we were called the Platipus Four), my favourite place in the world is  San Francisco (Shasha and I fell in love there). I don't know what I like best about myself, I can tell you what I dislike: I get bored too easily and I have to learn to drive a car (I still have to win my fear after an accident some years ago).

As everybody I know has been already nominated, I think, fwhoever will read this, please feel free to join the game!!!

I'll be officially back in 10 days.

Huge kisses
Billa





23 comments:

  1. Deboxing FTW!

    Hope the vacation is going swimmingly.

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    1. Hi Smaller Place, for me it is all about deboxing!
      They are thank you, in the literal sense! I hope the weather shall remain sunny

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  2. Loved your answers. Isn't it fun getting to know each other a little better?

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  3. Hello from Spain: Congratulations on this award. I agree with you. I prefer deboxed dolls. I love having new dolls. Keep in touch. Keep in touch

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    1. Hi Marta, I'd love you to join the tag game!

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  4. I also enjoyed your answers...is fun to get a glimpse of the real person behind the dolls. I had seen the Seventh Samurai and Rasho-mon many years ago and enjoyed them both. Akira Kurasawa is an incredible director. I love old movies and especially foreign films. I could sit down and watch a movie every night if I had the chance!
    I'm just curious, but which part of the world do you live in? (If you don't want to be specific for anonymity reasons, I totally get it. :)

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    1. Thank you Farrah, I actually watch a lot of old movies, I seldom watch TV, but with you wonderful daugthers I can understand you don't have much time for movie watching.
      I'm from Genoa, Italy. You've seen some pictures of the place in the Dressing up Agata series.

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  5. So glad you accepted our invitations to participate! I enjoyed reading your responses and I agree 1000% with your answer to #7.

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    1. Thank you for inviting me! I knew you would have agreed on n. 7!

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  6. A great read, thanks for participating! It's always nice to read more about the collector behind the blog isn't it :-). Enjoy the rest of your vacation, hugs xxx

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    1. Thank you for inviting me Linda, it's interesting what an heterogeneous crew we are!
      See you soon! Kisses Billa

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  7. Great answers, Billa. No wonder we are all attracted to each other's blogs. We have so many things in common!!! Enjoy what's left of your vacation. Mine was short (just 2 weeks) and so so sweet. (Went to visit relatives in the San Francisco bay area!).

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    1. mine was short too, but we swimmed a lot! And we loved every minute of it. San Francisco....I adore San Francisco, it must have been a great vacation April!
      I liked a lot to read all the different answers from all the bloggers, and discover how much we all have in common!

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  8. Awwww... I should've know you've been nominated already... And I have nominated you, too! I guess it's enough that I read more about you in this post via the nomination.. But if you have time, please check the link below... Thanks!!!

    http://ateliernishasha.blogspot.com/2015/08/nomination-and-nominees-for-sisterhood.html

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    1. I'll check it Shasha and will aswer your questions too!

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  9. Thanks for answering the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award. I enjoyed reading your answers. Hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation.

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    1. They were long awaited, as june and july were frantic months at work, now I feel nearly ready to start with all the crazyness again.....

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  10. William Holden! Now that's an actor I haven't thought about in a long time. He would make a great doll.

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    1. I saw some William Holden unpainted heads for action figures on e-bay and they are amazing, too bad I haven't be able to find a painted one (that will ship to Italy) if I see one I know I shall not resist!

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  11. Aww man, I've been wanting to play my guitar for years. I can't seem to take the time to learn. They keep telling me it's not hard. I bought guitar picks over 5 yrs ago. They are still in my wallet from the time I bought them. Tsk. Tsk. Great learning more about you. Your pictures of your trips drew me in from day 1.

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    1. It's a great instrument to play, but it takes a lot of exercise. When I played in a band I used to practice at least 3 hours each day, then I started a new job and couldn't keep the pace any more. But if you don't want to emulate Wes Montgomery, guitar can also be an easy instrument.
      Lots of pictures from the travels are already in the can!
      Kisses Billa

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