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Twas the Nightmare before Xmas...

Nov. 9th, 2018 | 09:56 pm
posted by: kukla_tko42 in kuklasdollhouse

Twas the nightmare before Christmas
and all through the dollhouse
All the creatures were stirring...

The St. Louis BJD Convention is hosting the second annual Nightmare Before Christmas Party on November 16th!
Our location is the Overland Baptist Church Educational Building.
The event is from 7-10pm.

What to bring:
Your doll(s), in their Christmas, Halloween, Hanukkah, or other end-of-year Holiday attire.
Snacks to share. You could dig through the old family recipe book and bring a special Holiday treat! We will have a power strip to plug in a bubbling cauldron (er, crock pot) of dangerously delectable delicacies. Perhaps you have a favorite cookie you would love to share?
Your camera, because the displays are going to be very festive!
A Gift to share! Bring a wrapped gift for a gift-exchange. Doll items make awesome presents, but if you wish to give something else that is delightful, that’s ok, too! Value: $15-20.
If you have swap or sale items, you may feel free to bring them. We will have an area set aside for swaps/sales!

What to expect:
We will have some nibbles and our infamous Tea Buffet of warm beverages. (This year: Cider and Hot Chocolate will also be offered!)

The local Monster High is sponsoring this year’s event! Monster High dolls (and BJDs dressed to match) are welcomed with open claws, particularly at the actual Monster High School playset, which will be decorated for the holidays. Which Holidays? You’ll have to step inside to see…

Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of the Glories of Christmasses long long ago…
With the event in the evening, we have a perfect opportunity to play with lighting for our displays! Be prepared to take advantage of unusual lighting angles in our photo area.
This year’s Holiday display will be a living room set up appropriate for Christmas Eve/Morning with your doll family. We are also planning a table with candles and a miniature Menorah for Hanukkah night displays, too!

This year, our crafting project is working in miniature to create a doll-sized Gingerbread House. (Not a doll house in gingerbread.) We will have icing and graham crackers to construct your miniature fully edible house. Please feel free to bring miniature candies and edible decorations to decorate our miniature mansions. Of course, if you prefer to make a Gingerbread Haunted House, that’s also a real possibility…
If you wish to create your miniature in advance, we will have a great spot to display it. Prizes will be awarded to the most creative and most beautiful, as well as other categories yet to be announced. The only rule: It must be doll-scale, and it must be fully edible.

For more info, you can visit our facebook page, or our Website.



Aug. 9th, 2015 | 11:06 pm
posted by: kukla_tko42 in kuklasdollhouse

My fellow playmates,

Did you know that the St. Louis BJD Convention has a special souvenir doll?
We have extended the pre-order period to the end of August!!!

Judy Porter has created a special LE 10 doll named "Ginger".
Mary West has designed and created a charming pirate outfit for the full-set.

Ginger is an "angel" doll (non gendered). You can choose whether your Ginger Full-Set is the "girl" pirate or "boy" pirate outfit.

Even if you're not able to make it to the con, you can purchase a supporting membership which makes you eligible to purchase the doll!!

Though, I would be remiss if I didn't remind everyone that the two-day membership rate to the con in November is still only $30 for a few more weeks!

Ginger has the cutest little smirk.




Spring Fling!

May. 23rd, 2014 | 11:27 am
posted by: kukla_tko42 in kuklasdollhouse

Come out and play!
Saturday, May 31st
1-4 pm
OBC Educational Building

It's a free doll meet up sponsored by the St. Louis BJD Convention!
The theme is Renaissance Masquerade, and costumes are encouraged for both dolls and people.

We will have doll display areas, photo opportunities, a snack buffet, soft drinks, raffles and a professional photo booth.
To benefit the OBC Food Pantry, we are collecting non-perishable food goods and a dollar table to raise funds.

On Sunday, we are also organizing an expedition to the the local ren faire!

For more info, visit our website:


Something fun!

Jan. 14th, 2014 | 12:05 am
posted by: kukla_tko42 in kuklasdollhouse

I traded with Silverbeam to get a special grail doll at the St. Louis BJD convention.

I have Octoboy!!

We had a Dolly Spa Day over the weekend and I managed to get him some color.

Octo Boy

I also got the official convention doll, an Impling. She's been given a make-over too, but I haven't gotten any pics of her yet. She's now a kind of purplish-red.

Just had to show off my new pretty, though!


Entering the debate?

Jan. 5th, 2014 | 07:17 pm
posted by: kukla_tko42 in kuklasdollhouse

I keep bumping up against a debate online with regard to BJDs, and I want to weigh in and share my thoughts.
This is about BJD recasting. Feel free to skip it.Collapse )


Can't resist...

Aug. 24th, 2013 | 08:10 pm
posted by: kukla_tko42 in kuklasdollhouse

Played with the littles in the yard today, because there are mushrooms!
At the end of the photo shoot, I got the bird's nest from the porch and set it in the tree out front.

This is what happens when you have such cute natural props... and a RealPuki.

Bird's Nest

Her hat is actually a balloon that I cut to try to make a wig-cap for her. Turns out that it made a cute cap on its own...



Apr. 6th, 2013 | 05:51 pm
posted by: kukla_tko42 in kuklasdollhouse

In addition to the Easter photo story, I also took some lovely spring shots of my little critters in the back yard!

There are hundreds of tiny white flowers in my back yard right now, so I thought I'd get some pictures with the littles!
Click here for signs of spring!!Collapse )


Example Entry

Mar. 28th, 2013 | 08:51 pm
posted by: kukla_tko42 in kuklasdollhouse

Here I am, setting a good example!

The Easter Bunny came early for my dollies.
Hoppin down the bunny trail...Collapse )


Last minute Photo Contest!

Mar. 28th, 2013 | 01:16 am
posted by: kukla_tko42 in kuklasdollhouse

I want Spring Festival pictures!

Deadline is April 5th. Winner gets a cute Easter basket of goodies. One goodie for each entry, how about that? IF one person enters, they'll get a basket. IF two people enter, one of them will get a basket with one thing in it. If three people enter, one of them will get a basket with two things in it.

Get the picture? I'd like to get some pictures!

Spring Festival means any or all of the following:

St. Patrick's Day
St. Valentine's Day
The Ides of March
The Vernal Equinox
Hina Matsuri

I would like each entrant to submit a single photo. The photo should include at least one doll in some way. Alterations to the photo are allowed. (Photoshop, Instagram, editing, LOL treatments, etc.)
I prefer for photos to be submitted here, but I also accept entries in our Flickr community, as long as it says "For Spring Festival Photo Contest" in the title or description and is submitted to the Kukla's Dollhouse flickr group.

Please post your festive Spring pictures!


Tea social

Feb. 20th, 2013 | 11:01 am
posted by: kukla_tko42 in kuklasdollhouse

Saturday, March 16th, we are hosting a fundraiser to benefit the St. Louis BJD Convention and the OBC food pantry!


We will have several tables, each decorated with a different theme, including The Rose Garden, Rock 'N Roll, St. Patrick's Day, and more! Choose your table or you can take the Luck of the Draw and we will choose for you.
While we enjoy a scrumptious buffet and tea, there will be a special guest speaker. Kaiti Hasenberg is a local expert on Tea Customs.

We will also have a raffle with many valuable prizes, and a "Dollar Table".

Click the link for more info and to register.