Monday, February 23, 2015
Family Matters and More Storage
Maya has earned a permanent dolly role in Morristown. The next story will more than likely take place at the hair salon. Maya is the youngest sister, with Karla being the oldest, and Kara being the middle sister.
"What's up with that dress? I hope you didn't wear that to work?" (Karla)
"Are you seriously asking me that question in that get up you have on?" (Maya)
"This is a classy outfit, and my boobs aren't hanging out all over the place." (Karla)
"I'm sure once my boobs start sagging, I, too, will cover them up." (Maya)
"Ladies, can we get this picture out of the way? I have to get back to work." (Kara)
"She always try to act like my mother. So irritating!" (Maya)
"The last thing I would want to be is your mother. I already have one immature daughter." (Karla)
"Smile, ladies." (Kara)
These sisters remind me of the Braxton sisters. Not in looks, but in their mannerisms. Maya would be Tamar Braxton. Karla reminds me of Towanda, even though Towanda isn't the oldest sister, and Kara would be the level headed, Toni Braxton. If you are not familiar with the Braxtons, Toni Braxton is an R&B singer, who started her solo career around 1991. Tamar used to sing back up for her, until just a couple years ago, when she pursued her own solo career. She is currently one of the co-hosts on the talk show, The Real. The family also has a reality show called, Braxton Values.
Well it didn't take Holiday Barbie 2014 long to hop out of that box and attach herself to a family. Janianah, from Jaye's Doll Space, left a comment on my last post, that got me thinking this lady should probably be deboxed. She is Charles' mother. As a remind, Charles is Lisa's husband. Lisa and Charles are in counseling trying to save their marriage. Lisa and her mother-in-law have an okay relationship, but Lisa blames her for Charles not being able to be the man she needs him to be. More on that later.
Thought I would share a couple more of my storage ideas.
I found these great jewelry holders at the dollar store sometime last year. They came on hangers, which makes it easy to hang them up for easy access. I plan to get more of these if I can find them. It's so much easier to quickly put some of the small items here for easy viewing.
This one is not from the dollar store. I think I paid $9 for this one.
I've been asked how I store my clothes. I've tried various ways, and ended up with using these canvas bins for most of the casual clothes. I have two bins for lady clothes (one for dresses and one for separates), one for lady outerwear, and one for all male fashions. This works best for me, because I can easily dump out each bin, find whatever I need, and throw everything back in without too much fuss. It's also easy to pitch clothes into the right bin when I am undressing dolls.
I know they look a mess, but it's the easiest way I've found so far to get to the clothes and put them away quickly. These bins fit nicely on one of my bookshelves, too. Currently, I have the Barbie Style clothes and the Sparkle Girlz fashions in separate plastic bags.
Back to the bins I spoke about two days ago. I am so excited to have moved to this doll storage method. The beauty of this is that this method can grow with my collection. Above is a picture of my Asian doll drawer. Looks like I will be starting a second one soon. The nice thing is that I can move this first bin close to the second bin and still keep the different category of dolls organized. These bins will probably be sold forever, so I can continue to buy them as needed. Some of the dolls shown are still dressed. For the most part, I store the dolls naked.
One cart will have my body donors and loose heads.