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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hitting the Road on the Weekend

Didn't plan to shop but stopped at a thrift store and found 3 big bags of doll stuff just for $10!!....
bike
camper
carrier
18 in doll clothes
puppet
bag of bears
18 in working dolll washer

I love a good bargin..

Saturday, January 19, 2013

A Spoiled Doll Collector and Django Drama !

I could NOT pass up this super cutie at Wal Mart, yesturday...I was super happy about the price, and the dolls face...too cute..I love her Kinky Curly hair.....She's a winner!
 The only con about..EPI's Positively Perfect 18 in doll is her soft body...I was thinking..American Girl type body, so the doll could stand and sit without falling over(it would have been perfect), but..then again she..... ...Dr.Williams, did not make this doll for a grown 30 something woman( I've gotten a bit spoiled)..she made it for little girls so....It's a soft body doll..
                              This is my first official doll review and I give this beautiful doll a 9 !


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                                                                   Positively Perfect
                                                                          By: EPI





Django Drama
 
My family and I are a Netflix kinda family. Every once in a while we will go out and see a movie. A few weeks ago I started hearing a buzz about the movie Django and saw that it was causing some heated debates, because of the use of the N word. For some reason I didn't stress about it because it seems to be common in movies today and it is sometimes necessary if you want to depict a part of history accurately. I must first tell you this. I am a history buff and I love history the good and bad. Last night while watching the evening news, I found out there were a dolls produced... ( yes, I didn't even know.. I have been very busy since starting graduate school a few weeks ago) Honestly, my  heart fluttered when I saw the action figure with his hat and rugged good looks, I thought wow, he'd be a great boy friend for one of my Glammed up Barbies.. Well I found out he was only an 8 in doll and much worse.. because of a petition the dolls where not going to be produced anymore and where going for as much as $300 on Ebay.. I said oooooooooooman and a  quick rage went through me ( the kind doll collectors get when we miss out on something really  nice). So, I quickly went on line first to Amazon and I must tell you,  I really became mad.. the lowest price was $899 and the highest was $2,599.00. I said out loud to my family wow this is crazy.... Honestly I was hurt because I knew the prices where jacked up purposely.  So instead of hurting the sales the protest have actually helped make the doll a high demand.
 I can no longer comment because, I  am yet to see the movie and find out exactly why our community is angry. Are we saying no one can make a movie about slavery? No one, in Hollywood can make  money off of our pain and suffering( if that's the case the black actors should not have did the movie)... If Spike had made the movie would it have been OK? I do know that the dolls were not meant for kids to purchase and play with.. these dolls unlike the Positively Perfect Dolls are made for Adult doll collectors.  I can tell you that I have used my doll collection to teach children about self esteem and history. So this conversation is to be continued until I watch the movie. I will say this lastly, It is a good thing we have tools like online petitions and that companies are listening to us. Here is a pic of the Django dolls ( the African American male in the front caught my eye).

 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Using Your Dolls to Educate

There are so many holidays approaching consider using your dolls to not only decorate but to educate about.culture and history.

Chinese New Year,Black History Month,MLK Day and Valintines

Missing in Action

Wanted to give a quick tutorial on my last project and apologize for my absence.I've been busy ,but I promisecto atleast post 1 Super Sweet project a week...Deal?

BasicFace Enhancment:
charchol pencils in your choice color
acrylic paint in lip color shades
paint brush
1) use charchol pencil to trace eyebrows,lashes and darken lid
2) erase lip color with alcohol and nail polish remover...mix..2/1
3) mix acrylic paints to achieve your choosen lip color
4) allow to dry
5) add acessories like stamps for tattos,headbands,jewlery

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

GLAMMED UP for the New Year!

Learn simple beginner steps to doll repainting and enhancment...This is a journey we can take together..This morning , I Glammed Up an old Barbie Head.What do you think? INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS PROJECT ARE COMING THIS WEEK, SO CHECK BACK TOMORROW !