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!
This morning marks a significant day for me as a professional doll collector. I think I just acquired the most unique doll in my collection. I noticed the dolls about a month ago while researching voodoo dolls on Ebay. Since learning I am a descendant from the Benin and Togo area of Africa I have been researching about their religion and trying to understand it more. I have also learned that my line of work has exposed me to homes where families may openly practice Voodoo or Santeria.. Much to my surprise,e I came across this very creepy yet, familiar looking doll set. At first I could not put my finger on it but, after reading the caption .. I quickly remember this 90s Horror flick that eventually became a Urban Hit and today.. considered a horror classic.. produced by non other than Spike Lee the 90s horror flick TALES FROM THE HOOD... WAS A CREEPY RENDITION OF TALES FROM THE CREEP.. And Me, Yes Me, I have just acquired this awesome doll set! I was so luck to run across an O…
A few years ago when I almost lost my fire for doll collecting(2011). I discovered a doll artist named Tanya Monegut. I loved the sassy hair, the boots..... I had to have one. I felt the dolls where so much like me. It took me months, but I tracked the artist down and then started communicatine with her via email. At the time she did not have any pieces avaliable... I lost track and it took me another year and half before I was able to track her down again on Etsy.com...so 3 years later I have finally found and purchased a doll from this wonderful artist. I must tell you she is nothing short of awesome. The work and craftsman ship is over and beyond..... I love my new couple, but have not decided on any names yet. Any suggestions?
When was the last time you went into an AG store? Did you notice anyone missing? Maybe not... yet . For the past two years, there have been very strong talk about Addy retiring.. Some of the claims even coming from those who work for AG. Those of us who love Addy have been living on pins and needles for the past two years.. watching her slowly disappear from the catalog and wondering are they telling us the truth. A petition was even created and signed by many of us who feel Addy's story is a necessary part of American History. Well about a month ago. I was able to get some inside information about Addy and if and when she is retiring .. and of course I feel I should share it with you all... Well the key word is retire. Everytime I call AG and ask them if Addy is going to be retired, they tell me NO. That appeases me for a little bit then a few months later we hear another rumor. This is what I learned.... American Girl does not typically retire a doll what they do is archi…