Sunday, July 6, 2014

Summer Project

I've been working on a sewing project for the summer as I am going to  enter a couple sewn doll dresses in competition in the NY State Fair.  I actually have a little theme, I'm doing a replica of two gowns worn by the reigning Miss America, Nina Davuluri, who happens to be from my home town of Syracuse and represented Syracuse and New York State in the pageants before winning Miss America.

Here are the dresses:

Here is what I've done so far:

I used the Katrina Kaif doll and gave her a little make-over and an updo. When I turn in everything, the parade dress will be on the dress form and the yellow dress will be on the doll and her hair will be down and I'll add a banner, crown, and sceptre.  This competition is not a big money prize at all but I'm just hoping to walk away with one of those cool blue ribbons you always see people get in fairs!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

5th Anniversary of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett passing

It's all over the news today remembering the passing of two iconic 70s/80s legends who also ironically passed on the same day, 5 years ago.  Farrah's passing was not unexpected because it had been reported, she had been battling cancer for a few years. Michael's passing,of course, had such earthquake like aftershocks world wide not seen since the death of the likes of Elvis or John Lennon.  Ryan O'Neal was heard to say on an interview he felt Michael's passing on the same day as Farrah "upstaged" her.
 Oh well, that's show business for ya, even in death

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dolls with an Asian flair!

Two new dolls that I just had to have cause they're both so beautiful! One I had to order from a toy store straight from Bangladesh, India called RC Toys for 81.00 shipped (no worries, they have a facebook presence and a joy to work with). The other, after resisting ordering her off of ebay for 150.00, she turned up at for 39.00 last week and I just got her over the weekend.

First up is Fan BingBing, and a bried bio from wikipedia says Fan is a Chinese actress, singer and television producer. She was born in Qingdao but was raised in Yantai. She graduated from Shanghai Xie Jin Film and Television Art College and Shanghai Theatre Academy. She is also in the current X-Men movie Days of Future Past.

My next doll is Katrina Kaif and she was in the movie Dhoom3 and this is what the character the doll represents. Here is what her bio says: 
Katrina Kaif is a British Indian film actress and model. She is primarily known for her work in Bollywood films, though has also appeared in Telugu and Malayalam films.

 If you ask me if I have a favorite, hands down it's the Katrina Kaif doll, I just think she is so gorgeous. She really reminds me of Miss America, Nina Davaluri, who happens to be from my city and was Miss Syracuse before she became Miss New York and then Miss America. I think I am going to restyle her as Nina that is going to be my summer project. What do you think?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


We have a winner of my Hunger Games Katniss Doll Giveaway and it's....

     Celina Sherman!  I'll be sending you an email shortly and congrats!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Incoming! New dolls

New dolls have appeared in the Barbie Collector shop these past few days and I ordered five dolls that I love.  Along with a Valentine's Day sale of 20% off and free shipping for orders over 75.00,  I was able to budget for some dolls I normally couldn't get.  Plus my 20.00 quarterly reward for belonging to the club kicked in.

First up is:
The Wizard of Oz Fantasy Glamour Wicked Witch of the West Doll designed by Linda Kyaw
Price $100.00, Release date   2/13/14 but she is on back order until 3/29/14.
Next doll is:
Zuhair Murad Barbie® Doll designed by Linda Kyaw
Price is $ 75.00, Release date is 2/13/14 also on back order until 4/19/14
Third doll I purchased:
Fiorella Barbie Doll designed by Robert Best
Price is $50.00, Release date is 2/13/14 back order is 3/1/14
Fourth and  Fifth were:
Divergent Four Doll &  Divergent Tris Doll designed by Bill Ggreening
Price $24.95 each Release date 2/13/14, back order 3/1/14

 There were other new dolls in the shop that I didn't order like a Bob Mackie doll, some other WOZ dolls, SIS dolls, It's a Girl Barbie Doll, you can take a look at here

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Barbie

Sports Illustrated Magazine and Mattel have joined forces to produce a Barbie in honor of the magazine's 50th anniversary this year and she is cute! She is for sale at right now for the price of 19.99 and I copied two pictured of her off their web site.

Here is the link to Sport's Illustrated's press release if you would like to read more on how the collaboration came to be:

This is the link to the model shoot of Barbie and some Barbie Basics and it's cute to watch:

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Katniss Hunger Games doll Giveaway

I am giving away one of my Katniss dolls NRFB from the first wave. To get an entry you must go to my blog here and follow me and then leave a comment under the giveaway that you followed me and you went to be entered to win and leave a good email address. If you already follow me, still leave a comment with a valid email address. I'll leave it open until next Sunday and pick a winner through