Tuesday, March 14, 2023


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I'm back and I had a great time! I wore myself out.  I need a week to rest! I am backed up on many things. My blog included. I will make an effort to catch up.

One of the highlights of the Flower Show for me was the exhibit done by Black Girl Florist! This was their first year at the show.  Here is a behind the scenes look at their exhibit being put together.

I hope they return next year!

I have pictures and videos that I took while at the show. I will be updating and posting on  my gardening blog The Northwest Gardening Assoc. of PA. ( I haven't posted there in 3 years. I want to keep my gardening posts separate from my doll posts.) So keep an eye out!

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Saturday, March 4, 2023

Taking Off Time For The Flower Show!

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Taking off time for the Flower Show!
See you after the 12th!

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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Black History Month Showcase!

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The all grades are preforming thing the Black History Showcase! 
In this performance Robin and Lark are dancing an African dance.
Luan is accompanying them on the drum! When Lark and Robin found out he played drums in his homeland, they asked him to do it. 
Luan said yes. He missed playing with the elders in his village! He thinks about them as he plays.
They practiced together five times and Luan even suggested some moves.
The performance went well.

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Monday, January 30, 2023



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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Kid Connection Mini Baby Doll Room Play Set!

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Like I said I hope to do more dioramas this year and one of my first purchases for this year because it was on sale after the holidays is Kid Connection Mini Baby Doll Room Play Set..  

It was on sale at Walmart!
It comes with some great stuff too.
I got it for the bunkbeds.

They can be separated into to single beds. It is a great size to be used for Stacie and Skipper size dolls.

I am starting with the twins Robin and Lark!  

They need a room and a place where they and interact. So their room could be set up with theirs next to each other or...
as a bunk bed.  I will decide when I get more items and see which makes photos more interesting.
I am thinking a Frozen themed room because the are sisters and they love the movie because it was about sisters. So since the bed is pink, I need some purple, aqua, light blue and medium blue accents. I will make a mattress for the be so that they can look more comfortable.

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

QE2 Clone Doll!

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I got a clone of the Queen Elizabeth II doll and for a clone, I don't think she  is too bad!

If you surf the net, you will find these clones that come from China in different price ranges but I don't believe in paying over $20 for a clone.  There seem to be two face sculpts floating around. Surprisingly, the head is stamped Mattel 2022 on the back. 
The face looks like a not as good face painted of Mattel doll.  The eyes and lips are painted smaller. The body is lighter than the head and the body is articulated. 
The box isn't nearly as nice as the Mattel box.  I have shown a picture of the box below.
Out of the box!
She comes with earrings, a necklace, a bracelet, crystal shoes and a sash with metals 

The Mattel doll and clone.
You can tell it is the same headsculpt with a better paint job and better hair.  It is like someone was running  the headsculpt off the books.  The headsculpt even says Mattel on the back..
Let's look at her from the crown down.  The crown is metal and a very nice piece!

Here is how her hair is styled with the crown off.   It isn't the the hair style of the Mattel doll.
She is bald in the center.
    !Her hair isn't as white as many gray haired dolls
Dress is the same color and brocade but not as nice as the Mattel doll.
She has red lips. They could be a little fuller.
She has medals on her sash.
They seem to be very much like the Mattel doll.

The fringe on the end of the sash is different.

Here body was lighter than the face of the doll.

She has on crystal shoes.
The articulation isn't bad so I will save the body for another doll.
I will use this Extra doll body for the queen.  It is a better match.
Please excuse the nude queen.  I know some might find it offending. 
The curvy body seem better for a women her age! 
She can still fit the dress! I might add more hair to the center if I can find a color match. She will be one of  my older women around town. I'm calling her Crystal after her shoes.

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Monday, January 16, 2023

This Year's Christmas Gift From My Brother-In-Law!

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Sorry it has been so long since I posted! I lost the cord for my camera and just found it after days of looking! I purchase a smart phone after years of telling myself I didn't need one. So in the future, I should be able to take photos from there too.

I wanted to show you my Christmas gift from my brother-in-law.  

1992 Stars and Stripes Army AA Barbie doll!

About this item-

ARMY BARBIE DOLL Special Edition STARS 'n STRIPES is a 1992 Mattel production, made in Malaysia.

INCLUDES: BARBIE DOLL approx. 11.5" tall w AA Brunet Hair. Barbie Doll wears an ARMY OUTFIT w Brown tones VEST, SHIRT (Jacket), UNDER-SHIRT, Pair of PANTS, Pair of BOOTS, 101st AIRBORNE BERET, 2 Green MEDICAL CASES (Shoulder Bags), & Comes with Chipboard "DOG TAGS" for Barbie Doll & CHILD.

It is nice to have someone who supports your love of dolls.

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