Meeting New Friends

Meeting New Friends
Jaxson, Cloe, and Sophina

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Asian Beauties

Lucy Lu - Owner of the Beauty Salon 

Linda Lu - Twin Sister to Lucy
My first rebody- Originally called Emily Ann
Haven't decided what her occupation is going to be yet.

Lucy was rebodied last Saturday. 
Cecile from Chynadoll Creations
repainted her for me.
Doesn't Lucy look great!

Not sure who these dolls were originally. 
Marked on their neck  Mattel 2000.

Both dolls were Thrift Store finds.

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Decision

When we left Tierra, she was sitting trying 
to decide what to do. 
Should she stay with the Chynadolls or 
try to go solo for awhile? 
She thought long and hard about this situation. 
She knew what she is going to do.
She went over to see Tristan, her manager
to tell him she decided to give it a try.
He agreed Tierra should try going solo
for awhile and then rethink her decision. 
Tristan went to start the ball rolling
while Tierra went to see Jamal. 

Jamal was happy with Tierra's decision. 
He would love to go with her but work comes first. 
Tierra sings to Jamal his favorite song. 
"I Will Always Love You" 

More stories about Tierra and Jamal in the future.

Thanks to Chynadoll Creations for the
photos of Tierra with Tristan and Jamal.

Tierra is originally a Nichelle Generation Girl
Made by Mattel
Made in China. 
Her arms are articulated.

Tierra was repainted, her outfit and jewelry were created

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Rumors are Flying....

The rumors have been flying
since Tierra has been seen 
here at  Thrift Store dolls. 
Let's take a peek at what is
being said 
at Lucy Lu's Beauty Salon. 
 Lucy: So what are we going to do today, Barb?
Barb: Just a wash and set.
 Lucy: So have you ladies heard about Tierra?
Barb: What's up with that?

 Becca: Well rumor has it that the Chynadolls are
breaking up. 

Artsy: Well, maybe she is just taking a break. There is 
so much stress with touring.
Barb: Could be Artsy
 Lucy: Bend your head back a little more. 

 Lucy: All done.
Barb: Is Tierra's boyfriend Jamal going to join her here?

Lucy: I heard that they might be breaking up? 
Who's next.

Meanwhile at a small cafe on the other 
side of town.

Tierra is looking over some music that 
her manager Tristan gave her. 
Tierra is thinking:  Am I making the right decision?

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Chynadolls Mystery

Introducing Tierra.
She is a singer with the fabulous group
"The Chynadolls"

Check out the other members of the group. 

But wait!
Why is Tierra here? 
This isn't where she is supposed to be.
What happened?

Stay tuned to find out the 
rest of the story!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Rainy Day Find

Today was so rainy and mild, 
so unusual for a day in January here on the 
East Coast. 

I went out anyway, first stopping at the Wal-Mart 
by my house.  They had nothing. 
Then on to TRU's since I still have 2 coupons.
Again nothing. 
Target was my next stop. Found nothing again. 

On to the Thrift Store where I found 

Not sure who she is. 
Thinking a Dolls of the World  India? 
Marked Mattel 1998 on her neck 
On her back Mattel 1966
Made in Indonesia
She has her jewelry. 
I think she is missing her top. 
She had no shoes so I gave her 
a pair of black heels. 
Can't find a Barbie  with her exact outfit. 
Anyone recognize her?
Thrift Store find

P.S. I did stop at another Wal-Mart on 
the way home and walked out with nothing.

UPDATE: Thanks to Mya, She is Barbie in India, 2005.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lindsay Lohan

My Scene
My Scene Goes Hollywood 
Head is marked 2004 Mattel 
Body Marked Mattel 1999
Found her nude. 
Has original earrings 
Thrift Store find

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sweet 1600 - Draculaura

After I went to TRU's yesterday and the Thrift Store, 
I decided to take a trip to another Wal-Mart in my area. 
There I found 
Monster High 
Sweet 1600
One of her earrings spells out SWEET and the 
other is hearts. 
Inside the heart on her face is 1600. 
 There are 3 other dolls in the series. 
Clawd Wolf 
Clawdeen Wolf 
Frankie Stein
Made in Indonesia 
Wal-Mart price was 22.97.  
In TRU, the price of Draculaura is 32.99. 
Why such a big difference in price?
Wal-Mart find .

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Toy's R Us, Coupons and Me

I belong to the Toy's R Us Rewards program. 
You know those little cards you have on your keychain
and whenever you purchase something, they swipe your card. 
Well, usually I receive coupons in the mail.  Wondered 
lately why they haven't come yet. Went to my Rewards page 
and found out that I had a 5 dollar off coupon, a 6 dollar off coupon and 
one for a Free Leap Frog book. And they expired today. 
You can print them off the website, so I did. And off to 
Toy's R Us I went. 
I first went to get the Free Leap Frog book for my other
half's grandson who is going to be two. I had purchased
the Leap Frog Tag Junior for him with a number of 
assorted books for Christmas. I even remembered to 
bring the list of books I had already bought. 
New book found, price was 11.99, with
coupon it was free.
Then on to the doll aisle to see what I could 
find.  Lately they have had nothing that is on my list. 
There were no Monster High Dolls to be found. I only
am looking for Skull Shores Draculaura and Cupid. 
There were no new Disney VIP dolls. 
Ever since Hey, It's Muff posted the 
Bratz Party Play Set  
(Click to visit Hey It's Muff Website) 
on her site, I put it on my list of things to buy. 
I couldn't find it at the Target I go to.
They had it at TRU's  on clearance for 
19.98 and with my 6 dollar off coupon
I paid 14.98. 

Bratz Party Playset
MGA Entertainment 
Includes 20+ party pieces
Made in China

I still had my 5.00 coupon. There was nothing in the Barbie Aisle that 
I wanted. So I picked up a Create A Monster Add-On Pack. 

Monster High
Create A Monster 
Add-On Pack 
Made in China 
Price 12.98  Paid 7.98 with the 5.00 off coupon. 

I still have two coupons left that expire on 
January 28th. One for 5.00 and another for 2.00. 
Hopefully they will get in some new stuff 
by the time they expire. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Another Barbie Basic

This is the other Barbie Basic that I bought 
so I could send for the free doll from Mattel. 

Barbie Basic 
Collection 002 
Model 014 

Made in Indonesia 
Big Lots find.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Lagoona Blue - Skull Shores

This is one of the last dolls I bought in 2011.

Monster High 
Skull Shores 
Lagoona Blue 

Made in China 
Draculaura is the last one in this series.
I haven't been able to find her yet. 

Wal-Mart find

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Barbie Basic Accessories

Last Thursday, when going to Target, I
decided to stop at Marshalls. 
There I found 

Barbie Basics Accessories 
Collection 001 
Look No. 03 

Barbie Basic Accessories 
Collection 001.5 
Look No. 01

Black Label 
Made in Indonesia 

Price for each $7.50 
Marshalls find

Friday, January 20, 2012


The Bat Cycle 
Mattel/Warner Brothers/DC 

Made in China 
Missing yellow gloves and belt 
When I found her, her hair was all tangled
in her hood. Her head was loose as someone 
must have tried to take it off. 
So I took off her head, cut the prongs. And her head
went back on. After getting the hood out of her 
hair, I just couldn't get it back on with her mask. 
So I stuffed the hood with cotton to retain its shape, 
and now it's under her hair.  
Hood is attached to the outfit. Need to find 
a way to get it off without ruining it.
The Bat Cycle is in perfect shape. 
Thrift Store find.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Nefera de Nile

Yesterday I went to see a former co-worker and friend 
to videotape a segment that she wanted for a workshop 
she is going to give. After the taping, before going home, 
I decided to stop at Wal-Mart to see if there was 
anything new in the doll aisle. 
When I went by the aisle, it was quite bare. But way down
the aisle I thought I saw some boxes.  Lo and behold, 
there were 3 Monster High Boxes. One was a Toralei,
two was a newer version of Cleo de Nile and the 
third was 

Monster High 
Nefera de Nile 
Daughter of the Mummy 
Older sister of Cleo de Nile

Made in Indonesia 
Love the colors on this doll, getting tired of 
Barbie Pink. 

Her pet is a Scarab named Azura 
Wal-Mart find

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Barbie and Elmo

This past Christmas my son's two friends 
gave me this Barbie as a gift. 
It was amazing that they were 
able to find a Barbie I didn't already own.
Thanks Tara and Jay. 

Barbie and Elmo 
Tickle Me Elmo 
Mattel/Sesame Street 

Made in China. 
Barbie has freckles!  The blotch under 
her eye is just a flaw in the plastic that 
showed up in the picture. 

Elmo still laughs when you tickle him. 
What a great gift!
Christmas present. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monster High Roadster

Monster High 
The Ultimate Sweet 1600th 
Birthday Present 
Made in China
Love the Hot Pink and Black Color of the Roadster. 
Price in Wal-Mart is cheaper than Toy's R Us 
Wal-Mart find

Monday, January 16, 2012


30th Anniversary
Pink Label 
Made in Indonesia 
Comes with musical doll stand 
Amazing Savings

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Barbie Basic Collection 002 Model 02

Bought this doll and another back in 2011
to get the 
free Barbie offered by Mattel. 
Had to cut off the UPC  symbols off the boxes. 
so decided to just debox them. 

Barbie Basic Collection 002
Model 02
Made in Indonesia 
She was on sale for $10.00
Big Lots purchase

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Kelly and Melody

Hugs & Hearts 
Kelly Club 
Made in Indonesia 

Kelly Club 
Target Exclusive 
Made in Indonesia 

Thrift Store find.

Friday, January 13, 2012


Dora's Explorer Girls Doll Series 
14 inches tall 
No marks on head 
Marked on back 
2008 Mattel 
2006 Viacom
Made in China 
Missing pink shoes and yellow bead necklace. 
Thrift Store find.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Skull Shores -Abbey Bominable

Bought this doll at the end of 2011. 

Monster High 
Skull Shores 
Abbey Bominable 

Made in China
Comes with a purple plastic floppy hat
Toy's R Us find 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Doll Project

I decided to attempt to try to scalp
a doll all by myself to get her 
ready for a flocking.
Here is how it went

A willing victim

After the first cut

Getting close to the scalp 

Took off her head

Cutting off the prongs 
Tip from Dollz4Moi and Chynadoll 

Head is ready to take off the remaining hair. 

Finished removing hair 
Head is back on body. 

Close up of face. 

I had great teachers!
Thanks Chynadoll and Dollz4Moi!


Do you get the face repainted first 
before flocking?

Haven't purchased the flock yet, would like my fellow 
doll collectors to help decide what color flock 
should I buy? 

There are 31 different colors, should she be conservative, 
or should she go wild?

Help her decide....

Here's the link to the colors 

Also I made an attempt to make a pillow. 
Made this last night when I should have been asleep. 
Eyes are not as good as they used to be.

Didn't turn out well. 
Will have to try and make another 
during the daylight hours. 
Also need to get some ribbon to make
ties to go around the chair.