Tuesday, September 16, 2014

DAL Tweety

Dear Readers,

I would like to thank you all for your kind encouragements about the DALICIOUS Photo Contest.  I hesitated for a long time but once I read your comments, I realized participating in this competition would be a great opportunity to learn :)  I bought a new DAL doll just in time to send in my application to Dolly Market.  I named her *** SCOUT *** !

I have quite a history with DAL Tweety.  I bought a DAL Tweety a few years ago.  She was my second DAL after DOTORI (I could no enter Dotori in the contest because her arm is broken :/).  Her whimsical outfit and amazing face-up were too cute to resist.  And she has orange hair!!!   But then I sold her off during a time period in which I resolved to only collect 1:12 scale figures and miniatures and forget about 1:6 scale.  My resolve crumbled quickly and I had lost a few dolls in the meantime.  I was very sad to had let DAL Tweety go and often regretted this decision.  I kept wanting to buy another DAL Tweety after that but her price was always very high so I gave up.


As luck would have it, I found a DAL Tweety in a Tuesday Morning store just a few days ago.  I just couldn't believe it!  She was only $39.99 (faints).   I bought her right away I decided to jump in the DALICIOUS Photo Contest.

I only have a cheap camera and I my photography skills are terrible but I figured that I never play with my dolls as much as I would like to so this is the perfect opportunity to explore my hobby.  I have tons of clothes, furniture, houses and accessories for my dolls but I never really set them up in any interesting diorama.  I have always been an admirer of people's photos but not really a doer (if you know what I mean).  So this is my chance to have fun too and learn about dolly photography. 

I don't know how I'll be able to keep up with the challenge schedule but I hope it will be feasible.  I usually have to wait until the kids are asleep to set up any kind of photoshoot.  And then I have to take it apart before my baby rips through everything when she wakes up.

I gave my DAL Tweety a name that I love.  Scout is inspired by the little girl in To Kill a Mockingbird.  She is brave, has a quick temper but has a golden heart beneath that rough exterior.  DAL Tweety gave me that fearless vibe about her so it was a matter of seconds to choose a name.  Scout is also the name my husband wanted to give our daughter but I rejected that option because it was too tomboyish.  I was thinking about how strange it would be if she was named Scout but would become very feminine and into ballet and dolls.  Funny enough, she turned out to be a super tomboy (I should have known... with seven boy cousins, it was hard to avoid).

I hope Scout will inspire me to come up with interesting ideas for the Photo contest!

Thank you again for your help!  Wish me luck :)




18 comments:

  1. How serendipitous that you just found your favorite doll at a good price! Perfect timing! Good choice on joining the contest too. I know you'll have fun, learn a lot, and make some great connections! Can't wait to see your photos. Good luck! xo Jennifer

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! Your positivity always shines through your words! Finding Tweety was like a sign that I had to enter the contest LOL Just a great coincidence!

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  2. I love the name Scout. Two make me love Dal, one is you, the other person is Elke (on Flickr). I think you follow Elke too.

    Good luck Jane! You can do that! I'll be happy to edit photo if you need. I use a Chinese auto-adjust photo software it's fast and effective. Trust me pretty photos you see don't come out the camera directly.

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    1. Thank you Chloe! You are such a sweetheart ♥ I do follow Elke on Flickr and her photos are so amazing that I started loving DAL dolls because of her too! Thanks for offering me your help! I think time is against me though because I am not sure at all if I can submit the photos on time but I will try my best :)

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  3. The name Scout suits perfectly her. Good luck!!!
    Hugs, Drora

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  4. Hello from Spain: This doll is lovely. I love her outfit. Very cute photos. I like the name of your doll. Keep in touch

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    1. Thank you Marta!!! She has so many clothes and accessories! It's really a great package!

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  5. I'll cross all my fingers (and my toes :D) for the contest! Good luck!!!! Scout is a real cutie, love her hair and the accessoires! Sooo sweet! :)

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    1. Thank you darling! I'll need all that luck :)

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  6. Jane c'est fantastique cette décision de participer au concours et cette magnifique petite Dall que tu as adoptée... je suis très heureuse pour toi, tu vas découvrir surement plein de choses à faire avec et pour elle ! J'ai déjà hâte de voir les futures photos de Scout ! :) C'est une belle aventure qui commence ! ;)
    Je te souhaite bonne chance et je suis certaine que tu vas y arriver ! :)

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    1. Merci ma belle pour ces gentils mots. J'ai en fait la trouille pour ce concours car je suis nulle en photographie. Mais bon, il faut commencer quelque part :)

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  7. Aw, scout is such a sweetie pie :3 good luck!

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  8. Aww, Scout is adorable, I love To Kill a Mockingbird! Good luck!!!! :)

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