Thursday, February 4, 2016

Meetings- Kelly's take charge!

Hey Gang,

So we last left off with Phyliss Kelly jumping in! She is now meeting with Etienne
to get a handle on the base.  The base is still under construction so they are meeting
in one of the odd rooms.

Etienne:  I just want to say how happy I am to have you here!  This is my first time
having an admin.  I don't really know what all you will or can do.

Phyliss: Really!  What did you do before?

Etienne: You might know our unit was in action in the Middle East for a while,
we then went from Texas to Europe for six months.  I didn't need a real admin before.
I have just risen to my new rank as General.  Prior to that... well...between Trina and
I we handled everything. Well...mostly Trina. She did her work and some of mine!
Hmm, I should do something as a thank you.
Phyliss: I will take care of that for you sir!  She was nice enough to give me a list 
of what you were working on and what still needs to be done.  Oh, there is some 
info on what has been done for the unit in the past. As you know I worked with 
General Lee and his admin Flora.  I even covered for her when she was on vacation. 
I think I have a handle on what is needed but I can always contact Flora
if I get stuck.
Oh, and I'll need your wife's info too!  
 Is she excited about her role as the base commander's wife?
Etienne: I have thought about that!  I haven't mentioned it to her!  I know that
the commander's wives did parties and stuff.

Phyliss: Sir, they do more that just that!

Etienne: Really?
Phyliss: Oh yes sir!  Maybe I can have a talk with her and feel her out about
how active she will be.
Etienne: OK, I know she wants to come by tomorrow to meet you. She asked
if you might be free for lunch?
Phyliss: Tell her that would be wonderful!

So it looks like there will be an Air Force reserve unit, a medical unit, a air traffic 
control unit, a flight and porter units.  What units will there be on the Army side? 

Etienne: What Army side?

Phyliss: Sir, didn't they send you the specs on this base sir?  She pulls out
the manual she was sent.
Etienne: No! I still waiting for somethings to catch up with me from Europe.
Phyliss: We are the main armed forces branch but there will be a presence 
from all the branches here. The will be a large, thou not as large as us, Army 
presents here too.  They aren't schedule to come for a while.  It will be important 
for us to...establish the best..uh...most strategic presents here sir.  I get on the 
phone and make sure all intell is here for your review sir!
Etienne: I might have needed an admin sooner!
So I know I need to fix Phyliss's hair.  I will get to that this year too!

OK, Thanks For Looking!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Looking Forward To The New Shaped Babies!

Hey Gang!
Mattel is doing something new!  They are releasing dolls with different body types!
I know right!  How much of this has come from what they have seen us bloggers do
with our dolls?  A lot I think! We have all seen people rebody different heads on
the Rosie O'Donnell body!
This is my Marie that I re-bodied

They are adding a tall, petite and a curvy(which means full figure) dolls to
the line in different complexion (WOO HOO!) With seven skintones!

I don't think they are doing brand new bodies but using body styles from
dolls that they have done in the pass but how know they just might!

Here are the ones at the top of my list! That's right, I'm looking for the big girls!
It is about time for an AA full figured Barbie!
The curvy "emoji fun" Barbie doll AA
I might get this one even with the bent arm.
The curvy "so sporty" Barbie doll

Now this girl looks like a few women I've worked with!
I got to have her!
The curvy "spring into style" Barbie doll

OK, Thanks For Looking!

Count DooKu

Hey Gang!

I have two more Star Wars action figure to do to complete my post of
my Star War action figures collection!  It might be four but I am planning on
selling a few action figures.  If I do that it is only two. might has seen my post of Dr. Ian Evans,

 he also does doubleduty as CNN reporter Gulf Blitzer  

( a take on Wolf Blitzer).

 Interviewing the Obamas

I purchase him because it hard to find dolls with gray hair.  I like to have dolls with
gray hair in my dollie world even if I cover up my own gray hair in real life! I feel on
my blog and and in movie, there should be a prominent place for  older dolls...
my Silver Foxes! Life doesn't stop being interesting at a certain age.  Life is as
interesting as you make it.

Yes, he is a Silver Fox!

The action figure appeared in Star Wars, The Attack Of The Clones.
Unlike many of my action figures and dolls that I have that go along with movies, I have
seen all of the Star War moves.

I purchase this doll in Toy R US that was near me before they closed.  What stood out
was the expression on his face...serious, aloof, pensive!

He comes with a cape and red light saber. 
 Under the cape he wears a black top and pants, brown belt and black boots.
He is a great character and it is nice not to have to find a body for him.

OK, Thanks For Looking!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Hey Gang!


I have been having big fun on Facebook!  I've sold some things and I've bought some
things and I've met some new people. It almost like having a doll club meeting... not
quite but the next best thing!

Muff, I think you might like
Magical Misfits-Info and Advice on Remaking, Repairing,  Re-loving Our Dolls. 
They are your kind of people.  I think you could repost
some of your blog photos and info there.  It a place where people ask and answer
questions about dolls,  repair and alter dolls and they do dioramas too!

D7ana, I know that your are interested in sell some of your dolls.  I think you might
People in these pages sell dolls and accessories.  You never know what your might find!
People contact your if they are interested and you private message about details of
shipping and payment arrangements.  It is different than selling on eBay or the
old Dollpage Show and Sell. There is no cost to list or sell.  You must join the page.
People may contact you about trying to bargain with you.  You can say
yes or no.  I sold an outfit for cheaper than my asking price because the person
didn't need the shoes or purse. I will relist those items with other items I plan
on selling. You get likes to your post and sometimes more information about
an items.

Some of the Facebook pages even have event pages where they do things simular
to the Diva Doll page board.  They post doll pictures and share info on making
doll related items.

The sites I have mentioned have more traffic but there are others like  
Ken Doll Collectors, Monster High Guru Buy Sell Trade &Talk and
Action Figures Lovers' Page: GI Joe, Hot Toys, BBI

There are many more places on Facebook to see and sell doll related items.
So check out these pages and let us know if you see others.

FYI- I still sell on Mister Dollface but items don't seem to sell as fast.

OK, Thanks For Looking!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Happy New Year!

Hey Gang!

This is my Nola wishing you Happy Holidays!  I posted this photo on Facebook.
You might have seen it there!  She is wearing a bottle cover I got in the after
Christmas sales!

So anyway....Happy New Year!  aHHHSorry I haven’t posted sooner. I have been taking 
a class on discover and living your gifts. It was wonderful!  Maybe I will talk to 
you about it later.

One thing I love about the New Year is New Year post.  Many people post about 
what they plan to do for the New Year.  I love see what they have planned.  
I want to Vanessa for noticing that I did try to keep up and do my posts on the 
year of the children. I didn’t get a chance to post all my dolly children but I did
get to a number I was please with.

My plans for this year are to:

  1. Sell the things that I am no longer using or interested in.
  2. To find more venues to sell dolls and doll related things. I really don’t like selling on eBay anymore.
  3. To only purchase doll stuff with the money from what has been sold.
  4. Do more customizing of dolls
  5. Complete projects- I will need to number them so that I know how many I have to complete.
  6. Take more photos.  Even if I don’t post them.
  7. Post and complete more informational post.
  8. Introduce more dolls and give them stories.  (They aren’t doing me any good sitting in a box.)
  9. Do more diorama posts.
  10. As always “get more organized”.
This year will be the year of my Silver Foxes!

OK, I’ll share one of the things I learned in the class I took.  You not only want 
to surround yourself with people who support you but with people who hold 
you accountable to the things you say you want to do. 

OK, Thanks For Looking!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

An Unusually Warm Day For Fall---Part Four!

Hey Gang!

We will join everyone back in the kitchen at story time.
Apenimon: Avery, your grandma will be coming to pick you up!
Avery: OK!
Nakoma finishes the story.
Loraine: I was just admiring the lovely island you made!  
This is really wonderful!
Apenimon: Thanks you! I got orders for a few after some of the 
people in town once they saw it.
 Loraine: I've got questions about the pie cabinet too. I really like the way you
used the same wood for both pieces. The old fashion  feel of both of them makes
the kitchen feel warm.
Apenimon:  It was my favorite pieces to make. I saw one in a catalog and wanted
to make one.

 I really love sitting in the big chair too.  It is made really well and feels like a
big hug!
 It makes story tell as much fun for the teller as it is for the listener.
That's a warm compliment!  The door bell rings.

OK, Thanks For Looking!

Monday, December 28, 2015

An Unusually Warm Day For Fall---Part Three!

Hey Gang,

Lets join Apenimon in the studio!  

So Apenion went to his studio in the barn.  He is working on a sofa for the 
gathering room. 
 There is going to be two and this one is the first.  Daisy and Inola will be tanning 
and weave the fabric for them.  
 I need to cut some more off this leg.
 It should be about level now and I can....
 He had finish with the frame when Running Bear stops by.
Running Bear: I thought you might be out here!
Apenion: I am finished the frame on this sofa and now I will start on studio stalls.

They right the frame of the sofa.
Running Bear: That's good because we have two inside contracts for stalls and 
two outside contracts.

Apenion: I know who the inside contracts are. Who are the outside contracts? 
Running Bear: One is a Mr. Batiste, I don't know him and the other is Blaine Tsai.  
Apenion:  It will be great having so many artists to bounce ideas off of. 
Apenion: I'll need to keep on schedule then.  I'll need to work things out on my 
calendar. I still have the last sofa to do, a chest and some odd pieces. He looks 
at his calendar.

 Apenion: The other sofa frame will be like this one but larger. It will take a little
more time.
 Apenion: I have reinforces the frame in here so that more people can sit on it.

Just then Daisy arrives.
Daisy: I see you are finished one of the sofas!
Apenion: Yes! I will start on your studio stall first!

Daisy: Inola and I can work out of the same stall for a while.  It will be nice to
have a space to work in and not have everything all over the bedroom.
The other day I had to move everything to a sheet on the floor to take a nap.
She laughs. I see you have on the black lamp shirt.  It looks good on you.
Running Bear: Thanks, it feels really good on!
 Apenion:  I will have the stall finished by next weekend but the electrical will
still have to be ran.

Daisy: I can work during the day and use daylight until that is done but it will
be nice to just have a space.
Here they are trying out the sofa frame
Daisy: It will be nice once we get finished with it!  I see you had Avery helping
you today.  He is such a sweet boy.
 Apenion: Is he and Two Feathers still playing with the ball.
Daisy: No, Nakoma is starting story time. They went into the kitchen for cookies
and milk first.
Apenion: I’ll have to take him home after that.  I got a text from his mom asking
about what time he might be back.  His grandma is coming to get him.
Daisy: Are you heading back in?
Apenion: Yes, in a few minutes.
Daisy: OK I’ll see you inside.

 We will join everyone back in the kitchen at story time!

OK, Thanks For Looking!