Customizing Barbie, 1/6th Action Figures and GI Joe along with their furniture, accessories, vehicles, furniture and homes.
As well as Photo Stories, Stop Motion Sitcoms and Movies staring, Barbies, Gi Joes, PowerTeam, and other various 1/6th scale figures.
Some of my latest finds from yard sales, the first item is a jewelry box that can double as a dresser or a boardroom/lawyer desk. The bottom two drawers are connected, it didn't take long for me to see it as a traveling wardrobe chest.
I popped into Toys r US a few days ago just to browse the aisle and see if anything jumps out to me that can be used for 1/6th/Playscale Diorama's. The first thing that popped out to me was all the mini figures being produced. That is when I spotted the animal carriers and figures.
These two items would be perfect for mini doll houses or used as ginger bread houses in a Christmas diorama.
On another aisle I came across generic Kelly doll's...........
You cannot tell from this picture but the doll has jointed knee's, I was not able to tell if the arms are as well....
The one thing I missed about living one of the biggest cities and capital of my state was the huge Children's Consignment Sale at the State Fair Grounds. Basically is a big yard sale from everything you need for a 0 to 12ish clothes, furniture, books, toys etc. I scored allot of my furniture and some dolls at this meet, along with finding items at the flea market that meet my limited budget.
Now I am back to my hometown and noticed just recently that there is Consignment Sales actually several issue is this town is 20 years behind times. There is alot of activities and festivals that are promoted like the telegraph was just invited. Tiny little signs used for yard/garage signs, hmmmm u heard of facebook, Instagram, hell even TV.
The 1st sale was the city one it was small, went on the 2nd day of the event and surprising made some good finds, 2 unopened sets of clothes, horse, jet ski and justin doll with drum, guitar, stand, and keyboard. My haul cost me $18 which was half my allotted entertainment/escape fund, from a world of Cancer and Sjogrens since Dec 2007 (for cancer) and June 2010 for Sjogren's. Working in 6th scale/playscale/Barbie allows me to combine my love of architecture, model building, story writing basically being able to use my imagination/
Growing up my sister and I were able to see uses for everyday items in the world of whatever scale we were playing with at the time. I hope to use this skill in finding items for to sale in my online store that will provide money for my entertainment fund. Hopefully I can expanded it and make enough money to help pay down my ever mounting medical bills.
The next sale is suppose to be the weekend of Oct 6-8th.
It is so frustrating we have 2 Walmart's the new one which is stocked and everything in its place the other once the Only Wally World in town and happens to be first job has gone to hell in the hand basket. Even the regional manager picked up and moved to the the new one. I can never find any of the new stuff cause it's still in boxes in the back but on the bright side they have killer clearance 2 years later when they discover the pallets of Mattel that was located in the the backroom black hole.
The old one is close and I don't have the energy most days to drive 10 minutes to the other side of town for the new wally world. So on the rare occassion when my sister decides to go across town the new Wally World which is few and far between on her days off since she works there, I don't hesitate even if I am in pain to jump in the car. Just the other day we went and I was able to find the latest Funville Fashions here are some that I plan to purchase:
I plan on hopefully getting a handful of these.
Fashion hasn't been my strong suit apparently my mom didn't hand that down to me, I did inherit southern soul food cooking but no fashion sense. Maybe if I found the love for Barbie at an earlier age I may have learned something from the plastic queen.