Sunday, January 31, 2016

Vintage German Doll

Here is a quite unique wired dolly I won from ebay last month. I didn't show it sooner, only because, I decided to modify her a bit. She sold to me fairly cheap and I thought I'd give her a new look?!

Here is what she looked like before...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thursday's Mail!

Here's what came in...

 I was able to find another Starsha figure and even a Badge/Pin! Both thru ebay... I'm keeping one mint in package and modding the other and possibly putting her on a body? We'll see, if that's possible. More by clicking below!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

More Needle Felting Fun, with Sara!

Sara started working on her needle felt kit Monday... Yes, we are really enjoying the Daiso kits our dear friend Shizuka gave us, you can read more about it in my first post, here!

Sara's kit is a cute puppy in a mug. (You can see the packaging in my first post by clicking above, and see the top photo.)

Monday, January 25, 2016

Falling in Love with Needle Felting!

Okay, I love crafty things and such, but this was just so much fun and truly amazingly easy to do!!

During Christmas break a dear friend of our family stayed at our guest house their 3rd year in a row! When they arrived, they gave us some of the cutest things from the Daiso Store in Japan! The previous post about the goodies are here.

Taby has the penguin kit, Sara the cute puppy in a mug, and I got to do the bunny kit! I started to work on it this past weekend!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Today's Mail and More SWIMMER Items!

Yes, I am hooked people! I found some more kawaii goods from SWIMMER Japan! These are through Yahoo Japan. So, I was able to get in items that have sold out already... Also, today's mail!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Swimmer Products and More!

I have been a fan of SWIMMER products of Japan for quite some time. No, not fishing hooks or a type of bait, folks... LOL

But, cutesy girlie items that are totally kawaii/cute made in Japan. I've found some vintage goodies mostly in the past, etc. that are still in my collection today! But, the latest products to come out of SWIMMER, is just, like, Whoa!

I first liked them thru their facebook page, and when they started to share all the new released goodies. Oh my gawd! Yup, I'm hooked. They are very nicely priced like a 100yen store, the quality is nice too and the style, or design is just too cute for words... So, let me shut up and here is what I found?!

  Please Note: Unfortunately unless you live in Japan or can order from the website, then, it may be hard to get their goods. You could have a friend order them for you, even a third party service can do that as well...

Monday, January 18, 2016

Movie: Wolf Children!

"Wolf Children" by Mamoru Hosada

 I actually watched this movie sort of a year ago or so. My son, Tevin suggested it, and said it was an amazing movie by Mamoru Hosoda. Tevin figured, since we all love Studio Ghibli films that maybe we would enjoy movies by Studio Chizu. I've seen "The Girl Who Leapt Through time", also a film done by the same director, and I loved it. He showed it to us on his laptop, while we were on a family trip in Japan. Sadly, it didn't play all the way thru. So, we never got a chance to watch it since.

Fast forward to recently, my Mother in-law was in Hawaii for a birthday trip last week and she found a copy at the local Walmart there. She gave it to us the other day. So naturally, since it was a holiday weekend we all decided to watch it. We only watched part way of the beginning, the first time. This time it wasn't on a laptop and we watch it on our big screen TV.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Rement Snoopy's Retro Kitchen!

I recently ordered a released Rement set of Snoopy's Retro Kitchen thru Amiami! It arrived to me and wow! So many amazing retro goodness you just can't resist!!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Oyatsu Box for January!!

My Oyatsu subscription arrived today! Still trying to convince myself that I've enjoyed it all and I'm done, but next month is Valentine's so, I may just keep one more coming?! LOL

A good excuse right?!
 Here's what came in...

Friday, January 15, 2016

Love this song!

Just thought I'd share a beautiful song... ~ ggsdolls

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Why I Collect?

I recently read a relative of my husband's post on fb, of her thoughts on collectors being hoarders, was basically, the gist! Naturally, I was a bit miffed. But, an after thought came... and I guess for some, if not, most who are non-collectors, may not know the reasons behind those who do collect.

Some choose to be ignorant and use simple explanations as to why people would collect one thing or another. It's actually quite dumbfounded, that people think they are not collectors?

Ergo, what about those who collect recipes from their Grandma and family members, favorite book reads, quotes or Legos for their children, is that not a type of collection? We don't hoard either, most sell their collections in time. If you'd like to read more, here is a link that can help you gain a bit of knowledge on the issue.

So, just a bit of a "Booyah!" so to speak, to this particular relative, and those who think they don't collect something or another or understand why others do? Here's my gist below!

Thank you very much for listening to my rant on this. ~ ggsdolls

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Yahoo Japan Goods In!

Today, was another small packet from Yahoo Japan... So here's what came in?!

 Two vintage Fujita Milano Brush Wash or Stamp well, and two gashapon figures from Space Battleship Yamato!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

More Galaxy Eyed Girlie Goods...

Today, I received some cute galaxy-eyed girlie goods below! From Yahoo Japan auctions. I won this amazing Lot of two vintage memo's! Miss Peynet is modelling for me...

Friday, January 8, 2016

More Vintage Anime Goodies!

Yesterday's mail was small, but oh so anticipated! I check daily for the yen to dollar rate and oh boy, its not looking good for us on the dollar side!

So, lucky I got these goodies before then! LOL

 From a sweet friend's online shop! I found this amazing retro Galaxy-eyed gal red case, and a pose doll brooch!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Fun in the Sun!

Today, while the girls were at school and Sam was bush-cutting in the yard. I decided to take Tadie to the beach for a few fun shots! Here are the results.

Tadie decided to take a relaxing walk down the shore...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

My Mail Today...

A few things arrived to me while I was away...

I bought two items from a dear friend's website! She had this cute "Pretty Cure Healing Chest" gacha toy set from 2011! It was adorable and on sale too, so, I couldn't pass it up! Then, she also had some vintage Macoto Style sticker sets, I just had to have for my collection!

 So, I quickly snatched them up and they arrived very fast too!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Just A Quick Trip!

Hey all, I hope you all had a great New Year's Day! It was a busy week for me and into the weekend! We had a beach gathering and then an evening dinner at my Dad's... Then,

I had to take a quick trip to Honolulu early Saturday morning. So that my son could catch a flight to Las Vegas!! Yup, he had been saving up for a tattoo to be done by "Sausage" a famous tattoo artist on Ink Master. Sorry, I'm clueless on this one. Anywho...

 Our hotel in Honolulu!