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When Life Gives You Lemons ....Play With Dolls

I can't remember exactly when I decided I was gonna take my dolls out of the box/curio cabinets and start redressing them, but I do remember when I decided I would start collecting and playing with Fashion dolls.  It was the winter of 2012.... I was unemployed and bored to death.. I needed something to get my mind off things that where stressing me.... I discovered a website calledDoll Observers  and my life kinda changed.... for the better although...  It has created a hoarding situation..... I look forward to the day  the clouds clear.. and they will eventually clear... until then I'll play and create my vision of happiness through doll play..... I hope you do the same!


Here is the current project I am working on.... along with my newly deboxedCynthia Bailey... Staring in her first music video Stressed Out!

















Update:I am now happy to say since joining several Facebook groups I have made many great doll collecting friends...  I do hope to meet many of them.. as I began to trav…

Winners of the Monster high Giveaway!

Win a Monster High Doll! Froggy Stuff Falling Out!!!!!

I recently entered a contest sponsored by the infamous Froggy Stuff. She is one of my doll craft idols, and so many of us enjoy her creativeness. I was taken aback after reading some of the horrific comments directed to her from angry kids, teens and adults when she ran her last photo contest. I love the fact that Froggy Stuff is kind enough to give away her dolls. This giveaway was unlike any other. She was giving away 26 Monster High Dolls that where unopen! So, people all over the country/world were freaking out! Kids, Teens and Adults flooded her blog and Facebook page eagerly asking questions about contest rules, and when the  winners would be announced.  I thought quietly to myself, gosh if I could only get one fourth of a following, I'd be in happy. I'm no Froggy Stuff, but I'm pretty crafty myself (lol). So In response to all the madness I decided to hold my own Lil Monster High Giveaway.

Note: I will not be giving away 26 dolls, but I will give away 2 NIB dolls.
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Happy Birthday to Meeee! My Visit to the American Girl Store

This year I decided to celebrate my birthday for the entire year. This has got to be the coolest idea I have come up with yet. So for the fourth week of May, I decided to vist the American Girl store in Houston, Tx. We visited the bistro, which I must tell you is beautifully decorated in pinks, black and white( my favorite colors). FYI please remember to RSVP or you will NOT get to eat that day! I also decided to get a personal shopper for this visit because I had a few guest with me that I wanted to introduce the hobby to. Thank you, Ms La Wren and Kennedy! The personal shopper did an excellent job of introducing the girls to the main historical characters and answering any questions. We had time to take pictures and she welcomed the girls to touch any of the dolls. Since I already knew what I was there for.... Cecile!!! I thought this trip would be simple and easy but, I found myself being drawn in by the many accessories and beautiful outfis for the dolls. Myself and Kennedy decid…

Its Spring Again!

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter. For many years Easter was a sad time for myself, because it often stirs memories of my mother. It was always tradition that we of course, attend church and recite our Easter speeches. The last Easter with my mom, I was fortunate enough to direct our churche's Easter program at the tender age of 13. It was my hope that my mother would be able to come out and see what I had put together! I remember asking her would she be coming, and she said... No.. she wasn't feeling so well. Although sad, I knew that mom must have been very sick. Unfortunately for my mom, it was her last Easter with us, she died at the the end of April 1990. That unfortunately is my most vivid memory of Easter untill this past weekend. This past weekend, unexpectedly, I was able to go to Houston and meet Stacey Mcbride-Irby of the One World Doll Project! I was also fortunate enough to be accompanied by my little niece, who loves dolls as well.I arrived about an hour earl…

Doll Giveaway!

In honor of my father who allowed me to purchase as many dolls as my heart desired.. I am giving away 1 new SIS Barbie this month! To enter for your chance to win you must: 1.subscribe to my blog DollTherapy2012.Blogspot.com and leave a comment 2.like and share my facebook page called Black Butterflies with 10 friends 3. Leave a Facebook post that says you entered the contest. Instructions on how to enter are on the Facebook so check it out! This makes a great Easter Basket stuffer or great for repainting projects! Contest open from March 1, 2014- March 29, 2014. Drawing will be held and winner announced on April 4, 2014! GOOD LUCK!

New Beginnings

  I am very excited about the new year. I have been very active with an organization I hope to travel with this year to Africa. This is also a transitioning time for me. I am doing alot of praying and preparing for what God has in store for me in the coming months. I purchased an OOAK from an artist that I love, this week. I wanted to share this doll because to me it represented darkness, sadness as well as, happiness and light... bright lights. This sculpture/mixed media piece will be one of my last purchases I make until I relocate. I chose something that was bright cheerful and beautiful enough to curb my desire for a new doll for a while. Please check out this awesome artist... follow her on Facebook and add one of her awesome pieces to your collection ... you will be happy you did! Check Her Out! http://www.lorriepaynesrawsugar.com/

Collecting OOAK Dolls by African American Artist

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?

Projects!!!!

I hope the year has started off great for everyone. I have been very busy with work, but trying hard to complete the many dolly projects I'm working on. I wanted to share some new additions to my collection. Remember, always buy what you like! I missed out on a doll yesturday ( Norman Rockwells Wilma) SO I am recovering from that. Hope you enjoy my new dolls! More updates on projects are coming soon!

Chandra and Darius' Engagement Photos

Exclusive  Behind the Scenes  Photos
Chandra Stuns in an opulant,white,strapless gown.




New Year...New You!

Happy New Year!
Sorry It's been a while since I've posted, but I wanted to make sure I started the year off right.
After my father passed in Sept, I needed some time to regroup. Please stop by to see our new projects and finally my new American Girl Blog!
Dont forget to set goals short and long term.
1. Blog weekly..get more subscribers
2. Finish children's book
3. Market and sell products
4. Attend more doll shows
5. Start a doll club

Coming this year..
How doll therapy can help you deal with loss.
How doll therapy can help you accomplish career and personal goals.
How to create a functioning doll room.
Scaling down a doll collection.
and of course much more doll projects and fun..
Cat