So, I finally finished my degree! I dont have any essays hovering over me now, which is nice. And Im not especially worried about managing my time around full-time employment, because its actually going to work out as less hours overall than what I have been doing, when you consider uni and part-time work etc… Anyways. Because of this whole free time thing, I joined my parents on their holiday, which was a week in the south of England.
I love looking at the doll photography other people do where they take their doll around with them, and I’ve enjoyed taking pictures of my DC Superhero girls climbing around the garden, so I decided to have a go. I wanted to take Andrea, my OG doll, but she is kinda big, and my parents didn’t want to be seen with me carrying her around, so I picked Cassie. Cassie is the only made to move Barbie I have who still has her original head, instead of being used for a body swap, although I did give her some freckles and new eyebrows. I feel like the eyebrows they usually use on that face sculpt can look kinda harsh
I packed her a really large selection of clothes and accessories, most of which I actually didn’t end up using, because not everywhere we went was entirely suitable for taking her out and posing her. I didnt want her to get hurt or damaged
Here she is posed in her travel outfit, ready to set off. The camera is actually Bratz. I used a fair few Bratz accessories, because some of them have really impressive detail. I actually just raided my entire stash to pack for her, that leather jacket is actually normally worn on display by my Raven Queen doll on a fashionista body. I figured she could manage for a week, its one of the cutest barbie-sized jackets I own.
Here is a slightly blurry shot of Cassie in the seat that she found for herself in the car. She thought that it was perfectly doll-sized, although she didnt have a great view of the scenery, and she had to move if I wanted to get out of the car, since she is in fact sitting in the handle!
And here she is enjoying the view, with a little assistance from yours truly.
I made her a sleeping bag, pillow and book to take with her, and she shared my room
That shot looked a bit better once the light had gone I think. She looked odd sitting in bed with loads of sunlight coming in, although the sun does stay up late in summer, she wasnt just in bed super early.
One adventure that she did get to come out of my bag and do some posing was a very small preserved railway. It also had a woodland trail, and some little miniature set-up scenes with tiny doors and things, which were perfectly sized for her, and so she had a lot of fun with exploring that.
She sat on a log and watched the trains
Then had a bit of fun on the miniature scenes
Before we went down to the platform to get a closer look, and ride a train
She tried to pose so that it looked like she was climbing onto the train, although there are not any shots of her on it because it rattled a lot
One of the things that I loved about this day out was that my parents both got involved in helping me to get good shots of Cassie. I know that they dont share my passion for dolls, but I still thought that it was a nice activity for us to do together, and my dad is actually pretty good at photography.
Then, whilst we were waiting for the train to be ready for our ride, Cassie and my mum got a bit bored, so she climbed up a plant
One more pose once the train is ready…
I do have one photo of her on there, it looks like
This is before it started jolting about, holding onto her ticket. After that, we all went for a walk on the woodland trail
Once again, Cassie (and my mum) were keen to get into everything
I really loved that day out. I think Ill stop the post now, and put up a second half, so it doesnt get super long. I find long posts annoying when Im trying to read them because the photos take a long time to load, so I’d guess the same will be true for some other folks too