|Birthday dolls: 50th Anniversary 1959 Debut Barbie, 18-inch Crocheted Doll, articulated brown-skinned Blythe|
Only three new dolls were received as birthday gifts this year. One was an unexpected duplicate; one was requested, and I purchased one.
|50th Anniversary 1959 Debut Barbie was released to the market in 2009. Having purchased my first one when it was released, this one is a duplicate.|
Should I decide to debox the duplicate 1959 Debut Barbie, I will redress her in the Let's Play Dolls Fall fashion that was a gift from the person who gave me the doll.
|Hand-crocheted, one-of-a-kind doll by Creations by Ba'ucham.|
During the week prior to my birthday, doll artist, Ra'chel Ba'ucham shared photos on Facebook of "Precious," a hand-crocheted one-of-a-kind doll. I asked my daughter and son to buy this doll for me for my birthday. Precious arrived the day of my birthday thanks to Ra'chel, who paid the extra postage to expedite her trip. Precious is as adorable in person as her online photographs suggested. She stands 18-inches tall and has a signed certificate of authenticity that verifies her one-of-one edition.
|11-inch brown-skinned Blythe was sold nude by an Aliexpress seller. Eyes can change to four different colors by pulling the string in the back of the head. The body has multiple points of articulation.|
|One-dozen bite-size Buntinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes|
A couple of non-doll-related birthday items included a dozen Buntini mini bundt cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes. I initially asked my daughter to bake a 7-Up cake for me but changed that request to a dozen Buntinis, which are bite-size bundt cakes topped with cream cheese icing. They are available in a variety of flavor choices. I chose four different flavors: carrot, lemon, marble, and pecan (three of each). They are delicious! Ask my son, who devoured most of them.
|Collage frame with inserted gift cards|
Separate follow-up posts on Precious and my brown-skinned Blythe will follow.
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