Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Quick Post! Jude-My Blue Hair Repaint!

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Just a quick post of my repaint that I am calling Jude!

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Coupon Purchase!

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I wanted to show you what I purchased with my coupon!

Yup! AA Beekeeper Barbie!

I did have another purchase in mind but it wasn't at any of the stores I went
to.  For the record, I wasn't easy to use the coupon.  Many of the clerks didn't
Know how to process it. After going through several customer service people
and a few managers. I was able to make the purchase.  My coupon was only
for $10.00 so I had to add money to it in order to make the purchase.
This time of year I am doing a lot of things related to gardening and she
felt like a good fit.

This career is quite different from most things I have seen Barbie do. So that
made it a good purchase too!

 I have the AA version.  I didn't see the Caucasian version of the doll in any store. I
think it means she is a good seller.
Mine came with five bees but I have seen some people say that they had six.
I have two bottles of honey!
 A hive
 cash register.
 She has a great outfit too!
 Jacket, jeans 
 and boots!
 Gloves and Hat!
So here is the set without the doll!
 My five bees and

 There are holders for the honey and the cash register in the stand.
 There are holes for six bee! So maybe some sets came with six.
There is a draw in the back for storage.
 Or you can drop it down the hole!

I was hoping the hive was removable. It may be with a little work or 
I might break it trying to separating it.  We will see!

The outfit!
The hat
 The net.
 The hat can be use other ways!  I have a few thoughts.  What about you?
The background can be used too!  I am using more of the backgrounds for 
dioramas if I like them.

 Warning Nude doll!

This is the doll out of the outfit.
 Some have said that there was a problem with the fingers but I didn't have that issue.
The headsculpt has been used a lot.  So I don't see myself keeping the doll.  She will go up
for sale shortly.

I found this video on bees found in strange places!  I thought I would share!

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Video of the Month!

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I saw this video and thought it was a great project!

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

The Market In Progress!

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I have purchased some Barbie play sets a long time ago and I am working on
a Supermarket for my dolls in my dolly town.  To get a better look I have spray
painted a few things and have cover other with silver contact paper and silver
tape. It still needs lots of work  to get it to look like I want it but you can get the
I have some other pieces that aren't quite dry enough to photo.  I am not sure
what color the walls will be either.
The shelve in the back here was white an pink cardboard and covered fairly easy.

The cooler in the back was pink! It took three coats to cover it.  It seems that
thinks spray paint better in the summer.  I hope to get everything done this this
To give you an idea of scale, I have Kwan to show proportion.  The wall of the
large shelve has a wrinkle.  I am not sure if I should use the tape on it and not the
contact paper.  The tape seems to stick better. I want the market to be larger than
the tri-fold board allows for.  I am working on a meat case, a hot buffet, a bakery
and a produce section.

I will probably use ideas from My Froggy Stuff to complete the store.   If you
have any suggestion on the market, please let me know!

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Documenting Old Playset!

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I am documenting playsets for my record on my blog. As you may know, part
of the reason for my blog is to document my doll related purchases.  I often
buy thing and open it at the register, telling the clerk I am trying to decrease my
carbon footprint. I will be leave the packaging  there as part of their  carbon footprint.
They love that. 😉 Or I put it in the trash before I even leave
the store.

Back in 2011 I purchased three Dora the explorer set. I got a really good deal
with free shipping!  They were no longer in stores, so I jumped on it! I found
another one a little later but I have bee using the items off and on in photos.
I got the cafeteria set.... 

The  art room...
And the school Room.

One of the things I love about these sets is that the backdrop can be used for dioramas.
The backdrops have pieces to helped them stand and they don't fall over.
Kenyatta in the art set!
The backdrop "feet" ! There are normally  one at each corner that are "L" shape
There are one or two in the center of the of the backdrop.
Stacie Ricky and Brie
I know I have used these backdrops and so have many others. 
Reecie in the red chair from the classroom.

Terrence in the green chair  from the cafeteria and ...
 the art cabinet is in his office!

Another good thing is that furniture isn't pink and is well made.  Although the 
Dora doll isn't Barbie size,  the scale of the furniture is right for Barbie!

Another set that I got when I first started collecting and haven't shown is this 

World Peacekeepers Medical set with doctor!  I order this for J.C. Penny's when
they still had a catalog department.

I have show the action figure.  He is the father of one of my college girls!.
 He was at the airport! He is John.
I have used a few pieces from this set but will use them more in my hospital.

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