Sunday, June 30, 2013

Only Heart Doll Sale and a Video

 I've got to get back to selling off some of the dolls I no longer use.  I am starting with a couple of Only Heart dolls.  They are prominent characters in my stories.   Nicole and Jessica are the most popular.  They have cloth bodies and they are the most poseable dolls I own.  I have three up for sale.  Two of the girls and one brand new toddler.  The girls stand 9 in tall.  The LIV leggings fit them really well.  The toddler is 4 in tall.  She can wear some of Kelly's clothes.

Original name is Briana Joy.  $7 + shipping
Front SOLD!

Back  SOLD!

Original name - Olivia Hope  $7 + shipping


Toddler; Original name - Jessica  $5 + shipping
She's brand new.  Never removed from package

I will combine shipping

Yesterday I completed part I of the baby shower video.  Part II will be uploaded in a couple of days.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Poppy's and a Mini-story

Martina and Polly found the local hair salon and got spruced up to go tour Morristown.  Martina is wearing a Barbie Basic outfit and Polly is wearing a LIV outfit.

Barbie shoes don't fit very well, but I made it work.

This is the jewelry set that came with Polynesia.  Very nice!

Here is the clutch handbag and shoes that came with Polynesia.  Both are well done.  The bag does open very similar to a real clutch.

Spain didn't come with jewelry but here are her handbag and shoes.

Most of the guests, including Nathaniel and Kendra, have left the baby shower.  Nikki, Darius, Racquel, and Terrance have been conversing.  Lauren, Racquel's mom, is still there but she's been pretty quiet.
"So we should probably get out of here.  It's getting late."  (Nikki)
"Are you guys interested in getting a bite to eat?"  (Darius)
"That sounds good."  (Terrance)

"Honey, I need to go now.  Your father is waiting for me back at the house."  (Lauren)
"Why don't you invite him to come to dinner with us?"  (Racquel)
"Let me see what he says."  (Lauren)

Back on the other side of the room, Camille and her daughters are taking a breather.

"Well girls, we did it.  Thanks.  You all did a wonderful job."  (Camille)

"So I guess we need to finish taking down the decorations and removing the tablecloths."  (Grace)
"Oh don't worry about that.  I paid the extra clean up charge."  (Camille)
"Good, because I am ready to go put my feet up."  (Grace)

Kourtney is busy trying to pop the balloons.  We all know if she is successful at doing so, she is going to scare poor Tinia.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Time For Some Gifts (Photostory)

After the games, the ladies got a chance to get some refreshments and go to the bathroom.  It also gave Camille a chance to get things ready for Kendra's husband, Nathaniel, to join them.  She brought in an extra rocking chair and now it's time to open the gifts!

"Well ladies in a minute we will start opening the gifts.  We are just waiting for Nathaniel to arrive.  Speak of the devil..."  (Camille)

"I'm here."  (Nate)
"Well bring your handsome self on up here."  (Camille)

"Is that my nephew with you?"  (Camille)
"Yes, I brought support.  I didn't think I could handle being here alone."  (Nate)

Nikki and a few of the other ladies  immediately turn around to see who is coming through the doors.  She's surprised and happy to see Darius.  

"Did you ladies hear that?  He's scared to be here alone with us, so he brought backup.  Men can be such wimps."  (Camille)
*Ladies laughing*

Nataniel makes his way to the front.   So many ladies, he has to squeeze through.  Racquel spots Terrance and smiles.  She didn't know her honey was coming.

"Well hello.  How are you feeling?"  (Nathaniel)
"Hi sweetie.  I'm feeling great.  We've been having a good time.  I'm glad you're here."  (Kendra)
"I'm glad I'm here, too."  (Nathaniel)

Nikki gets up to go greet Darius.

Camille gives everyone time to get settled.  A couple more chairs are brought in to accommodate Darius and Terrance.

Time for the gifts!  Jacquelyn is in charge of bringing the gifts to the front. 

Grace is in charge of keeping track of who gave what gift.  A little tougher to do with a sleeping child.

"Look at you, looking all cute."  (Camille)

"Mom, you are embarrassing me.  Stop."  (Jacquelyn)

Nathaniel wastes no time opening up the gifts.  He's already on the second gift, which is a red baby carrier.

Jacquelyn quickly brings the next two gifts.

It's a cute little knitted outfit.
"Awww, this is so adorable.  Thank you, Racquel."  (Kendra)

Moving on....

The next gift is a baby monitor set.  
"So the baby will be able to hear what's going on in our bedroom?"  (Nate trying to be funny)
Kendra just shoots him a look.
"Thanks Tina.  We love it."  (Kendra)

The next gift is a baby blanket and hooded baby towel gifted by India.

"Let me help you with that."  (Nate)

Kendra shows the diaper cake to the crowd.
"Isn't it cute?  Thanks, Jacquelyn."  (Kendra)

Next gift, is crib bedding.  Again Kendra holds it up for the ladies to see. 
"Thanks, Vanessa.  I love the colors."  (Kendra)

Jacquelyn returns with a gift basket.

"I'll take it."  (Kendra)

"Awww, look at the cute giraffe.  This will all come in handy.  Thanks, Valerie."  (Kendra)

She holds it up for the crowd.

"Another basket?  Here honey, take this."  (Kendra)

"This one is much different."  (Jacquelyn)

"Now this is my kind of basket.  I will need all of this after giving birth."  (Kendra)

"See, it's a spa basket full of stuff to pamper me.  Nine months of no wine.  I'm looking forward to popping this cork.  Thanks, Robin."  (Kendra)

Kendra and Nate continue to open the rest of the gifts.  They received some larger gifts, a high chair, a playpen, and a baby swing, from Camille, Jackie, and Jordan.  Afterwards, Kendra says a few words of thanks.

"Nathaniel and I would like to thank everyone for coming out and sharing in our joy.  We can't thank you enough for all the love and support you have shown, not only today, but throughout my pregnancy.  To aunt Camille and all my wonderful cousins, thanks for throwing this beautiful baby shower.  Everything was perfect."  (Kendra)

"And on that note, good night everyone, and thanks again for coming."  (Kendra)

Here's a closer look at the spa basket I made for Kendra.  There is a bottle of wine, slippers, a loofah, a pedicure set, bath salts and a few other goodies.   I made both the baskets, the diaper cake, and the crib bedding.  

So technically that concludes our baby shower.  I'm awfully happy it is over.  Everyone seemed to have a good time.  I hope you enjoyed it as well.  I plan to put the whole thing in a video, soon.  My YouTube followers are anxious for a new video. Now I have to go get ready for a camping trip.  These dolls are running me ragged.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Google Reader Is Going Away!

Well guys, the time has come.  As some of you may know, Google Reader is going away for good, on July 1st.  Hopefully this isn't a surprise.  Apparently, Google Reader was not being used enough for Google to continue maintaining it.  So if you use Google Reader, like I do, you will have to move to a different platform, in order to keep track of the blogs you currently follow. and bloglovin'.com are two platforms that are talked about quite often.  I have been using Feedly for a month or so now, and I just downloaded bloglovin' yesterday.  They both have their pros and cons.  I am sure there are other programs that can be used, but I don't know what they are.  I suggest you at least load both bloglovin' and Feedly immediately to get an idea of which one works better for you.  July 1st is right around the corner so don't delay!  

It is fairly easy to get your Google Reader list to the other platforms.  Here is a link to a tutorial for bloglovin', from one of the blogs I follow, Sew Many Ways.  There is a lot more information on the topic.  Just Google or Bing it, if you need more info.

Don't forget to click on the new bloglovin' button on the right side of my blog.  

Monday, June 24, 2013

Finally Poppy Dolls

I have wanted a Poppy doll for a couple of years now, but the secondary prices on Poppy dolls was more than I was willing to pay.  I even considered joining the W Club just to increase my chances of getting one at retail.  I would have ended up spending a lot more money on other club dolls, so I decided against that.  So when the recent line of Poppy dolls was announced a couple of months ago, I was able to get two of them on pre-order.  I really wanted the one from India, but she was sold out.  

I ended up getting "Spicy in Spain", and "Pretty in Polynesia".  

There are a total of five new Poppys and they are all lovely.  From top to bottom: Sweet in Switzerland, Joyful in Japan, Pretty in Polynesia, Irresistible in India, and Spicy in Spain.

"We made it."  (Polynesia)

"Looks like we landed in a kitchen."  (Spain)

"I sure hope they don't think I'm going to be cooking around here."  (Polynesia)
"I'm just ready to get out of this box."  (Spain) 

"Need some help?"  (Spain)
"I guess I got a little stiff on the plane ride."  (Polynesia)
"Hang on.  I'll help you."  (Spain)

"Your ribbons are much tighter than mine were. There we go."  (Spain)

"I wonder where everyone is?"  (Spain)

"Maybe we are the only dolls here."  (Polynesia)

"I sure hope not.  Don't get me wrong, you are a pretty girl and all, but I was really hoping to meet a nice gentleman when I got to this place called Morristown." (Spain) 

"I was just kidding.  Word has it, Morristown is full of nice men.  I'm sure you will be fine."  (Polynesia)

I can now cross Poppy off my list.  I love that they are the similar in size to the Barbies.  They have really nice bodies with great articulation.  Both the outfits are very well made, complete with linings.  

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