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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Pretty in Purple

Pretty in Purple..

Pulled out my doll condo to do a quick photo shoot..

Friday, December 28, 2012

FINDING A NEW HOME

Ive enjoyed my AG Rebecca for sometime now.Last night, I finally sent her along her way with a new family.They came all the way from Leander to get her. As hard as it is to let go of some of my beauties, it is a wonderful feeling knowing your bringing happiness to  others.Shortly after, I recieved a pic of Rebecca's new mom, a 5 year old with the biggest smile on her face.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Passing Time

Passing Time on Xmas Eve .
A project I worked on with lil Ms. La' Wren.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Happy Holidays

Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday.
This cuties for sale on Ebay...
View seller CASSIERUN for other Eco Friendly dolls!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Finals...

This week is finals...so the dolls are spending the weekend reviewing assignments.. I created the school props in the photo using art and craft supplies
Water bottle
Pencil
Folders

MmmmmmmmDulce

My Holiday Sweet Shop
Handmade goodies
Cakes
Donuts
Cookies
Candies
Chocolates

Saturday, December 15, 2012

CHILDREN ARE BLESSINGS

                  I just wanted to take a moment to pause and remind everyone to hug a child today.

Monday, December 10, 2012

2 minute Bistro Table

It will take you longer to gather the materials for this project..than it will take for you to make it.You will need a  mini hat box ...white construction paper, tape, and a slender aluminum can simply follow instructions and you'll have a beautiful table in minutes.
1.remove lid from the hat box
2.tape construction paper around can
3.place lid on top of pedestal
4.add napkins, plates ,silverware and flower.

*This project can  be used for various doll sizes. The table looks to scale with Corolle Dolls and an American Girl Doll, so any doll size 10-18 would be excellent.

 





 

Cinderella's Big Chop.

I recovered a 16 in singing Cinderella this weekend..We chopped off her 12 in mane and gave her big soft hair...Shes now a fashionista and ready to rock some exclusive fashions. We created a no sew maxi dress from the sleeve of a brightly patterned blouse..the bistro table was made from a mini hat box....I 'll post the info on the dress a bistro table soon!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

My Wish List

This is number 1 on my list to Santa..Along with her ultra girly party accessories, Ce'cile dressed for the masqurade ball is at the top of many Xmas list.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Reflecting Back......

This photo is from the Integrity Doll Website, Isn't She Beautiful !
   As the end of year closes in, we are preparing for the holidays. We have attempted 3 times to put our tree up but, somethings always missing or burnt out, so we must stop. I am convinced, once we finally get the lights on and decorations... it will in fact, be the prettiest tree we ever had. Last year, I was very happy with everything and did a small photo shoot for my first Ethnic Hair makeover ( see pictures below). This is really a special time for me.. because last year during this time I discovered a love for Fashion Doll Collecting.




                       Check Out this video of  fashion doll accessories  created by Louis Vuitton


  I thought I had hit a brick wall with doll collecting and had not  purchased a doll in months. I just didn't seem to see anything, anywhere that excited me .. until I discovered this site www.dollobservers.com This was much bigger than Barbie.. names like Poppy Parker, Jason Wu.  www.integritytoys.com . I  Immediately felt at home for the first time in a long time. Here I could gather with other adults who had  the same desire as myself.. to own  these very  pretty dolls however, these hardcore collectors took things a little further....they played with their dolls and... they even redressed them!!!
  Here I found a place of luxury and was able to reconnect with some of my desires and dreams as a young person. I soon found myself cutting, gluing,taping and painting objects around the house... needless to say my family thought I had lost it.. They had never seen me like this before.. I was focused and determined to turn cardboard boxes into furniture pieces and scrap fabric into designer clothing, but really there was something else going on... I was reconnecting with myself and visualizing myself doing what I really wanted to do.
  This is how Doll Therapy was born. A very trying time for myself professionally and personally ,as I began to transition in my career and personally.  I plan to share some pictures of projects I completed earlier this year, and of course some current projects. For the month of December, I plan to launch my first contest! So stop by again, and make sure you share our blog!

24 in Bratz with pipe cleaner curls
( my first hair make over using pipe cleaners)

After curls  are fluffed out, and she's Jazzed up! 

Christmas Shopping at one of her favorite shops



I created these handmade purses inspired by Louis Vuitton

Handmade perfume bottles and gift bags!




   




Monday, November 26, 2012

Sometimes You Have To Just Jump




After hearing back from the Univeristy of Texas about the acceptance of my informatl class, I looked at it as a sign to go ahead and move forward!!! My goals are to have my first Winter Workshop this year 2012/2013 and promote my tea parties and worshops once a month!!! My new website is up, so check me out at www.dollparty.weebly.com!!  I faithfully lauched my company this month called Dolls, Art and Education. Its a fun site, full of dolls, polls, shopping and information on registering for workshops here in Austin,TX or scheduling a doll party in your area!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Eco Shopping on Black Friday...

After the smoke cleared about 10 am..I set out to one of my secret designer spots and found some deals at 50 percent off .I found this chair that will be upcyycled for Addy....Then I went across town to meet up with a lady who was selling part of a relatives collection..Addys limited ed. Stilt suit..15 bucks..and school desk 50 BUCKS...I feel good when ever I can score a sweet deal..Stay tunend to see that psychodelic ol' chair become a nice period piece for Addy or any other American Girl Doll.
Funky Old Black Friday Bargain
Upcycled Chair for American Girl Doll !
(A lil black paint and country sun goes a long way)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Doll Collecting 101?

I'm sure there have been times where you run into people who think its very weird to collect dolls and even more strange if you admit to playing with them.When I tell people about my collection and show them pictures, most seem to be very intrigued.
I recently submitted an idea for a continuing education class at a local university, much to my surprise the class has been picked up and will be offered in the Spring.. Its called
Modern Doll Collecting
I am the brainchild behind this idea to spread the love for collecting to a new generation of people and to continue connecting with those who have enjoyed this hobby. I plan to create an intermediate course and advance course in the near future... wish me luck!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Playing with Dolls as therapy?

                                    The wall is actually wallpaper that looks like bricks


                                   The aprons, actually  napkins with ribbon hot glued to them


                       All the desserts where made by using sculpting clay and a You Tube tutorial



                                                Carmel and Strawberry Frappuccinos


                   I made the Frappuccino machine from scrap galvanized tin that I folded and attached black  electrical tape and foam  for the lid


                        Again scrap tin, a marker and index card create the coolest menu board


                                        A straw recycles as a rail on the counter top

 
            I cut out the Starbucks logo and glued it to a piece of  folded galvanized tin to create the counter top


              Chocolate brownies with pecans and a Strawberry Frap hot glued to a Scrabble square


            Some of the girls.. Chloe, Liz and Tanzania


For the past two weeks I have been playing with my dolls alot. I am often most creative when I am thinking about projects and making very important decisions. And so, here is the result of last Thursday evenings trip to the drive thru with my son to Starbucks.. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Welcome Everyone!!

Addy in front of the American Flag

                                      I used an epoxy to adhere the tin and wood

                          A cut out of a window with real dried flowers hanging

A pie cabinet with a sweet potato pie

 

 

I want to welcome everyone to my Doll Party. 

This is the place were we hang out and I get to share my doll collection and projects. 

Today, I'm posting pics of an American Girl Cabin for Addy, I made a few weeks ago. I used an old dresser, wallpaper that looked like aged wood,galvanized tin and furniture purchased from Hobby Lobby.

I made the sweet potato pie, farm eggs and watermelon all by myself