Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cititoy Doll Makeover; Part One

Greetings and Salutations Doll Friends!!
I've been meaning to get this post finished for quite some time now... I've had this Cititoy Doll I found at a thrift store in 'near new' condition since back in 2015. I always thought her face was so pretty! 

See? Isn't she lovely?

She's got sleep eyes and is constructed much like a Journey Girl Doll, with plastic shoulders leading into a fabric torso. 

However, her hair left a lot to be desired! Literally! Because she needs a lot more hair!! Right?

See how sparse the hair plugs are? I had actually decided to donate her to Goodwill because I disliked her hair so much and I have so many dolls... But her cute face kept making me snatch her back out of the Goodwill box. 

Her hair didn't actually look too horrible if you styled it 'just so' but... I decided to just re-wig her. What did I have to lose at this point since I'd planned on giving her to Goodwill after having found her for like $5 originally. So... I put a totally different wig on her and she looks like a whole new doll. Stay tuned to part two of her makeover story coming to the blog soon!! Posting this will hold me accoutable for getting part two posted in short order. Sometimes you have to light a fire under yourself, eh?

Hope this finds you having a great Tuesday!
Till Next Time!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Birthday Party For Frann and Diane!!

Hi Doll Friends!!

I am having technical issues with Blogger today so I had to post this as a 'photos only' to get it to publish! So... I'll be back tomorrow morning to write all about the party that we had in the Doll House this weekend for Frann Doll and Diane Doll! 

Till then!

**Update March 29, 2017**

Hi again Doll Friends,

I am finally getting back here to tell the rest of the story of the party! 

Here are Josh Doll and Heather Doll setting up the table... Josh had to go get the butterfly tea set in order for there to be enough dishes and cups for all the guests. Aren't big parties the most fun?

Here are Myfanwy Doll and Diane Doll opening the cake that Myfanwy and Susannah baked. Frann and Susannah are getting some cold drinks from the fridge. 

LaQuela got back with the guests she had picked up in Myfanwy's van. So Leanne, Janeane and Sharon were all in the living room chatting...

So everyone had arrived and it was time to start the party!

Sharon brought some balloons for the birthday girls! Aren't they pretty?

When Heather went to look for birthday candles, she couldn't find any! So, everyone agreed it would be ok to improvise and use taper candles. You have to blow out candles at a Birthday Party afterall!

So everyone gathered around the birthday girls to sing Happy Birthday!

It took a minute to find a match to light the candles..

But finally Josh found some in his pocket...

And lit the candles. Aren't they pretty?

They blew out the candles!

Josh and Diane Doll chatting at the party.
((Diane Doll is a doppelganger of my husbands Mom and Josh is a custom doll of my husband))

They both have such gorgeous green eyes don't they?

Heather Doll is pouring coffee and chatting with Frann and Sharon.

Susannah putting away the candles.

Good chats going on in the living room.

Susannah had baked a lot of amazing cupcakes as well and everyone decided it would be best to eat them first... 

Susannah and LaQuela were putting away the second cake for later... LaQuela was also talking to Susannah about baking her wedding cake someday! She was so impressed with the cakes from the party!

Leanne, Janeane and Myfanwy were all discussing the recent release of Beauty and the Beast because they'd all seen it the opening weekend. They agreed they liked it very well but that nothing would ever replace the original animated version from when they were younger. 

Pizza! Isn't pizza the best and easiest party food? Everyone likes it and it's easy to serve. 

Everyone was having such a good time!

"Say cheese!!"

Diane listening to a song that Janeane told her about. She couldn't hear it very well over the fun of the party and so used the headphones.

I suspect that Susannah might just make that cake LaQuela is talking about. She's such a nice and generous person that she can never say no to her friends! I bet it will be the prettiest cake she's ever made!

All in all I think the party was a sweeping success! Frann and Diane were so glad to have gotten to share their birthdays and everyone was already talking about how to make the party even better next year!

Better run!
Till next time!

Susannah and Myfanwy Bake Frann and Diane a Birthday Cake!

Greetings and Salutations Doll Friends!!

Birthdays abound in the Doll House! This weekend we celebrated two very important people in the Doll House!! Both Frann Doll and Diane Doll had birthdays this weekend and so a party was in order! To have a proper birthday party, you need some cake, right?

Luckily, in the Doll House, we have a resident baker! Susannah Doll loves to bake cakes and decorates them beautifully. So she was excited to get to work on cakes for Frann and Diane's birthday. She decided she should make two cakes so they'd each have their own special cake. Since she was in the kitchen, she also whipped up dozens of cupcakes for the party as well because, she says, they are just so much easier to serve. 

Myfanwy loves to cook and, while baking is less her favorite thing than cooking savory dishes, she loves to lend a helping hand to her friends! So when Susannah said she'd make the cakes for the party, she insisted on helping! Aren't friends lovely? Susannah had already made a few cupcakes before Myfanwy arrived... See them under the pretty cupcake dome? Did I mention she loves to bake?

Here they are whipping up the cakes so they can go into the oven...

And Susannah is almost done frosting the second cake!

Just as they were finishing up LaQuela dropped by to get instructions to some mutual friends' houses and Myfanwy's van. They were coming to the party but needed a ride... LaQuela always likes to be helpful too and so she volunteered to go pick up everyone who needed a ride in Myfanwy's van. LaQuela was afraid her car was a bit too small for everyone!

She stayed for a quick cup of coffee and then was off to play Uber driver!

One of Susannah's favorite things about baking is that it's something you do in advance of events. So you get to enjoy the party along with everyone else... So it was nice to have the cakes done and kitchen cleaned up because the party was starting soon! LaQuela was so impressed with Susannah's beautiful cakes that she said "Maybe you can make my wedding cake someday!!" Susannah was humbled but also felt good to be appreciated.

Soon enough Diane and Frann arrived back from their walk... "Surprise!!! We made you cakes!!" Myfanwy said.

Frann and Diane had known that a Birthday Party was scheduled but no idea that Susannah and Myfanwy were going to make the cakes for it! They were so touched. The best gifts are ones that are personal like that, right? 

So it was such a nice surprise!

When they found out that Susannah had made a special cake for each of them, they were even more impressed and touched. "You didn't have to do that! But we are so glad you did!" They both said because they both know how delicious Susannah's baked items are!

"We really hope you like them!"

"Of course we will! So will the guests! You are both too kind!!" 

Myfanwy had one of the cakes in the Tupperware Cake taker Heather Doll owned. Heather Doll is a bit obsessed with Tupperware and this one of two such cake takers that she owns... Isn't it groovy? The handle makes it really easy for Myfanwy to hold all by herself....

"Thanks Myfanwy!!!" Diane had to give her a big hug... 

Hugs all around! 

Already Frann and Diane were enjoying their party and it was just getting started. 

Heather Doll had gone to pull out the festive polka dot tea set from Dollar General to use for the party...

Frann and Susannah were catching up... Interestingly enough, Susannah knows a bit of Korean and so she was happy that Frann was letting her practice the bits she remembered. She'd learned Korean when she was younger in hopes of becoming an interpreter but unfortunately, while she was good at speaking it, she struggled with listening, translating and speaking while still listening... If that makes sense. Still, she enjoyed being able to use her second language a bit with someone who is fluent and also patient for her misprounciations occasionally... Heather Doll loved to listen to them speaking because she finds language so fascinating and was honestly a bit jealous of them both knowing two languages. Perhaps she'd have to study herself! 

Frann was getting a cold drink for herself and Susannah from the fridge..

"Would anyone else like anything cold to drink?" 

Meanwhile Myfanwy was opening the cake box... Isn't it such a lovely cake! Susannah does such a good job!

Diane came over to see if she needed any help. 

The rest of the story of the party will have to come in the next post because I am out of time for now.... Stay tuned for next post of the Birthday Party!

Till next time!

Outtake blurry shot! LOL