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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)