Monday, September 28, 2015

News Flash - Rebecca Has Left the Building

Well, were the girls ever surprised when Rebecca told them she was moving out. It doesn't seem like that long ago that she and her little sister, Ramona moved in with Raleigh.

She didn't say too much about it, except that she was leaving and was going to live with their friend Chloe. That's her on the left.
She didn't even tell her little sister Ramona why she was leaving, but Ramona is happy she can stay with the rest of the girls and doesn't have to move again.
I the meantime, the girls are chatting, as girl do, as why Rebecca left
As for now, it is a matter of now you see her:

and now you don't:

Sunday, September 13, 2015

How I spent My Summer Vacation by Polly

I FINALLY got to spend some time in New Hampshire with my friend Ophelia.

She is lucky enough to live on a lake, so we decided to spend the afternoon on the shore. Of course, I had to bring my dog Molly with me. She wanted to go and play in the water.
It was a hot afternoon and the water was so refreshing. Molly just loved it. She didn't want to come out. I decided to let her play and Ophelia and I would do some sun bathing and chatting close by.

Isn't Ophelia's swimsuit adorable? She got it from Little Rose Creations. I am sure you could order one custom made for your girls.
After sitting in the sun for a while, I got a little warm and decided to go for a swim and grabbed my flippers and headed into the lake.

I bet you are just dying to know where I got my fabulous suit. I suppose I will let you in on my secret. I got it from the The Black Onyx Boutique. It comes in this one strap style and one with two straps. You simply must check them out.
After my swim, Ophelia want to try an go for a ride on my bike.

Once I got her steadied, she was off like a shot. We had such a good time together and I hated to say good-bye, but after spending a month in New Hampshire it was time for us to go.

Our next stop was in Harrisburg, PA. There was a very nice campground there and they had an in ground pool. Time for more swimming!

Now it is time to relax!

The next day we went out shopping and sightseeing. First stop was a great place shop.
I didn't find anything for me, but it was a great place to buy gifts for my friends back home.

We were in an area where a lot of Amish people live. I got to sit in Amish buggy which I thought was very cool. Now if only there had been a horse around and then I could have gone for a ride.

Next we went to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

It was really interesting and there were so many trains to see and learn about. We went into the gift shop and I got a great, glittery, green train to remember the trip by.

Just a side note, to help Polly and all the girls hold things, I use a product called Mini-Hold. It is a wax that you stick to an object and then stick to your girl's hand. I also use it to keep things on shelves, walls and such.
We finally had to make our way home. I spent some of the drive just looking out the window with Ebony.
Sometimes I rode up in the truck.
It was a long ride.
It was a great vacation, but I was sure glad to get back home.
Love, Polly


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Snapshots from the Road

Just a few snapshots of Polly's trip, so far. She hopes to spend more time her friend Ophelia next week.

Our travel trailer has a lot of owl d├ęcor. Polly decided to get in the spirit an buy an owl hat.

Here she is spying on our fellow campers in Pennsylvania. Nosey little Diva!

Watching the rain and daydreaming.

Polly made a new friend. H's name is Raymond the Reindeer. We have reluctantly agreed that he can come live with us in Indiana.
 Polly is modeling a new dress that I made. It will be available from : The Black Onyx Boutique when we return from vacation.
Bird watching with our cat, Ebony

Friday, July 31, 2015

Road Trip!

Polly is the most demanding of all of my diva girls! Why in the world did I ever tell her that she could be the one to come with us on our trip to New England? Don't tell her, but I had been thinking about taking her to Blythecon Chicago, but now I am not so sure.

She insisted that she would need a camera for her trip. Where was I going to find a Polly sized camera??? I decided to make one for her. I found a shiny, black, glass, somewhat rectangular shaped bead to use as the body of the camera. To the front, I glued a white glass bead that had a large hole, in proportion to its size. Next to it, I added a small square of tin foil. One the top, is a tiny, black, glass bead. Finally, I strung it on a gold elastic cord to form a camera strap. Problem solved!
Another item she insisted on bringing is her bike. I said yes, but we are going to have to design a bike rack for the back of the trailer, it is simply going to take up too much room inside.
The one thing she was good about, was that she did her own shopping for the trip. She realized I was never going to have time to make her an entire travel wardrobe, so she took matters into her own hands. The travel outfit she is wearing, as well as most of her clothes for the trip came from: Ellie Moe & Little Hoos

The big day finally arrived and we went off on our first trip with our new travel trailer.
Polly had packed more than her share, but what was I to do? I managed to find her a place to put everything and we were on our way.

Unfortunately, when you convert a Blythe doll to this body style, they lose the ability to sit. Polly road along standing in the cup holder. She was more than happy to give driving suggestions from this vantage point.

When we ran into bumper to bumper traffic, she got very board and decided a nap was in order.

She did enjoy the lovely, wooded area when we made a pit stop in Ohio.

We were all glad to stop in Pennsylvania for a couple of nights to break up the long drive.

Polly is wearing her new cami and bloomers pajamas, that will be available at: TheBlackOnyxBoutique when we return from our trip.

Doesn't she look cozy all covered up with her beautiful new blanket made by my friend Josetta? I think that I will call it a night too. My demanding diva will be back at it tomorrow and I need to rest to keep up with her.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Dealing with a Diva!

Oh boy! Polly has been a little difficult, to say the least, since we aren't going to Europe. In order to pacify her a bit, I had to but her her very own windmill! No, not a full sized one, I found this vintage, ceramic windmill in an antique shop. It was made in Japan, but please don't tell Polly, she thinks it is from the land of tulips and wooden shoes.
Did you notice Polly's hair clip? She calls it her windmill clip and you can get one for your girl here.

So I have started working on a bed for Polly to use in our new trailer. I bought a plastic shoe box at the Dollar Tree. Shhh! Don't let her know I bought anything at the Dollar Tree. Divas shudder at the thought of bargains. They only shop at all the best places. Maybe one day, when I too am a super model, I won't have to shop at the Dollar Tree. LOL! Like that is ever going to happen! Any way, back to the bed. Here's the box I bought:
I found some fabric in my stash the would go with the green in the trailer. I made a bedspread and a few pillows.

It still needs the mattress, sheets and blankets, but it looks good so far. I plan to use the inside of the box to store Polly's things.

Speaking of Polly's things, I had heard a commotion coming from her room. When I went to see what was going on, this is what I found:
There were bags and trunks and clothes and shoes everywhere! Poor Ramona was trying to get Polly under control. She reminded Polly of her trip last year and how she had to sleep in the console of the van because we drove all night.
Ramona also told Polly that she was only allowed to bring one case with her things. There was no way we would let her bring everything she owned. She suggested that she borrow Raleigh's suitcase or visit The Black Onyx Boutique and buy her own.
Well, Polly said that the suitcase might be enough for her earrings, but it would simply never hold all her belongings. A super model after all has an image to uphold and must look her best at all times. She must change her clothes for every activity. Maybe 20 to 30 times a day and that puny suit case just wouldn't do!
Please help me! Dealing with a diva is going to be the end of me! I had better get back to working on her bed/storage before I go straight off the deep end.
Oh, one more thing before I go, Polly wanted to let you know that her fabulous swimsuits are now available at the boutique.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Move Over Tess Holiday!

Has it really been since February that I have written anything here? I have no idea where the time goes, but I am sure a lot of us feel that way. Anyway, enough of that and more about the girls and their house.

So, as things happen sometimes with dolls, the longer you have them, the more you figure them out. Just like when Hyacinth let me know that her name should be Margot. Well, Polly’s story has changed. You see, I had told you that she was pregnant. The more I thought about that, I realized that if that were her story, she would eventually have to give birth and go back to her pre-pregnancy body and that wasn’t going to happen.  So Polly has reinvented herself.  So move over Tess Holiday and meet Polly, the newest plus sized super model!



This is Polly’s room and yes, it is Barbie pink. Not my favorite color, but she likes it. The bed and closet were items I won at a meeting of my Indy Fashion Doll Club.  The end tables, with working lights, were part of the bedroom set that Annabelle has, but the color went better in this room.  The flowers on a stand are made of resin and purchased at Goodwill. This room is still very much a work in progress and I will share more as more in the future.



Because my posts seem to be few and far between (SORRY!), this post, like my last one is about vacation. In October, I took Ramona with us on a vacation that didn’t go as originally planned. This time, Polly is going to join us and hopefully things will go better.

I told Polly she was going on vacation next month. She immediately put on the dress, made by Charlie Green, with the wooden shoes and windmills, grabbed her own wooden shoes and announced that she is ready for her trip to HOLLAND. I don't want to be the one to tell her that we are going to New England and not Europe. I think since you made the dress, you need to tell her Charlie. LOL!


Polly is upset that we are going to New England, instead of merry olde England, Holland and other European destinations. I had to pacify her by promising her a new wardrobe to bring on vacation and by making her some deluxe accommodations in our newly purchased travel trailer.  So, stay tuned while Polly becomes my task master and works my fingers to the bone.