Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Garden Village Scene


Easter is coming up soon! Mattel has made so many little Easter dolls I had to do a scene picture with them. With the nice weather recently I was able to take the pictures outside :). Here they are having an Easter egg hunt. Enjoy!


 

2004 Easter Party Lamb Becky (left)
2002 Easter Eggie Melody as a Li'l Lamb (right)

2002 Cute as a Bunny Melody (left)
2002 Cute as a Bunny Kelly (right)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Amusement Park Ryan

Kelly Club Amusement Park Ryan was one of the few brunette boy Kelly dolls Mattel made, I wish they made more! He's adorable with his freckles. My doll's hair is a little messy now, I think it might have originally had gel in it. He came with a cute pinwheel that can attach to his wrist. 

Amusement Park Marisa

One of the earlier Kellys I received was Kelly Club Amusement Park Marisa! She comes with an ice cream cone she can hold.


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Nostalgia and an Introduction to Kelly Stories

My friends and I played Kelly dolls for years together. We could just sit there and play all day! Eventually, the friend I played the most with and I didn't even need to have the dolls with us to play; we knew all their names and personalities by heart and could “talk play.” We talk played when we were in the car on the way to the activities we were in, on the phone, and walking around outside.  Our friendship was strong then because of our love for playing Kellys. We played with Barbies too, but mostly we pretended that the Barbies were the moms. I think we preferred Kellys over Barbies because they were the kids in the Barbie world, like us.

It’s been so long since I've really played pretend with someone; honestly, I think it’s sad that it isn’t really socially acceptable for adults to. I agree with Plato that “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”  It’s such a creative and stimulating activity to do. It seems that adults lose some of their creativity when they grow up and stop playing. Playing with another person creates a strong friendship and I think it even makes the play more creative since it requires sharing your ideas and putting them together.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope you all had a great Valentine's Day!

Some of my Valentine Kellys decided to pose for you on a LOVE sign...like how people do with the I amsterdam sign!


Friday, February 7, 2014

Olympic Snowboarder Belinda

Kelly Club Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City 2002 Snowboarder Belinda!


Olympic Skier Lorena

Kelly Club Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City 2002 Skier Lorena, aka Skier Lorena!