At our last doll club meeting, I was invited to a play date at Georgia Girl's house. Attendees were asked to bring...
-a doll or two to customize (hair, lips, nails, toes)
-size 0 paint brushes
-a doll with red carpet attire for the red carpet photo shoot (plus an escort if desired)
-a doll with casual attire for the casual photo shoot
-a dessert, beverage, or other snack
The dollies were practically fighting over who would get the exclusive appointment at the lips/nails/toes bar. I decided to pack April (Tim Gunn brunette) in hopes that I could do something with her sad-looking pony tail, my new Dena (Big Beautiful Doll) since she arrived with slightly scuffed lip color, and Kayla (AA Kelly doll)- a new character whose arrival in Dollton will rock somebody's world in the very near future.
For the red carpet shoot, I packed Mia Starr. You may recall that she is a television actress. I thought it would be fun to have her receive a Primetime Emmy award. Finding an escort was no easy task. Most of the gentlemen around here are in committed relationships, and their wives and significant others were NOT about to loan them out for the day. Since Trey is still single, he got to be her escort.
For the casual shoot, I packed Grace. You may recall that she has her own floral business (Bloom Service). To thank Georgia Girl for her hospitality, Grace prepared a floral arrangement and a bottle of wine as a hostess gift. I should have taken a picture, but I didn't.
After snacking, talking, and touring the doll rooms (yes, I said rooms with an "s" on the end), it was play time. Georgia Girl showed us how to boil perm the dolls' hair with pipe cleaners. I had originally planned to take April's hair down and restyle it, but it was suggested that I just curl her pony tail. This sounded like a good idea to me, so I gave her some sexy loose curls.
I wish I had thought to take a before picture of Kayla, whose hair was flat and uninspiring. Here she is now with a head full of precious curls.
Next, Georgia Girl demonstrated nail and toe painting. There was a LOT of laughing during this one as some of our group were much better at painting the correct number of toes on the dolls than others. Here Mia shows off her newly painted nails. I did her toes, too...first four, and then six, and finally five...but you can't see them in the photo.
Then the bravest among us gave lip painting a try. I touched up Dena's lip color. Here she is in a dress I made at our April doll club meeting. The workshop was handkerchief dresses.
While the divas waited for their nails and toes to dry, we played some fun trivia games. There were prizes, too. I won a Sparkle Girlz fashion for my word search skills. And then, as if she hadn't already done enough, Georgia Girl handed out the gift boxes she had prepared and personalized for each of us! Each box contained two personalized boutique shopping bags, a mini Pier 1 mirror perfect for dioramas, doll shoes and accessories (sunglasses, belt), and a Live Love Laugh Barbie tank. Ms. R also came bearing gifts. Lately, she's been into making furniture, and she presented each of us with a piece of custom furniture. I got a cute little chair.
Finally, it was time to dress the dolls for the photo shoot. Georgia Girl had prepared a lovely red carpet dio. We took turns posing our ladies and their escorts for photos, and then we got all the dolls together for a group shot.
We did the same for the casual photo shoot. Looks like Grace has been checking out fancy Atlanta boutiques!
I am so glad I was able to join this fun group of doll enthusiasts for a day of doll play.
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