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Year of Luxury Grinds to a Screeching Halt

Bittersweet weekend.


We awoke Saturday morning to find that someone had stolen the Hubs' DJ equipment and about 2000 cds (in CD books). Totally devastating. There is back up equipment and loads more music, but the loss is huge. So I'm not going to buy another doll for the rest of the year. We're going to send out a list of music to our friends, hoping to find copies of what he lost. Then we're going to hold a benefit for equipment replacement. We're staying positive because what the heck else can you do and treated this as an opportunity to upgrade his equipment.


My Monsieur Z Fly Girl arrived really fast. She's frigging adorable. Somehow I managed not to take any pics of her. Sigh.

But also, I finished my Dolly U project (click to enlarge):

I ended up wrapping the trunk in black embroidery thread. I had intended to paint over it, then remove it, but the Hubs suggested I leave it. I painted over the whole thing with a lighter greyish beige, then a very watered down greyish brown.

Popped it into a pot filled with Styrofoam painted dark brown.

Okay feeling a bit blue, but I'm studying a PDF book on rerooting I bought years ago and never studied. As soon as I gather my materials I'll get to work on that.

So I'll be back on the 13th to announce the next project. Hope you'll join me.



  1. Oh Dani! I am so sorry to hear that you were robbed. It is a pain in the butt to have to replace things. Our computers were stolen in March and so many things have were lost forever that we forgot to back up.

  2. Thanks Valerie. It really teaches you to back up, get insurance, protect what matters most to you! It could have been worse, so we are still grateful.

  3. Dani sorry to hear about the theft. Hopefully you can replace the music. It is a lesson. We just got renters insurance the beginning of this year. I have to inventory my collection really soon so it can be added.

    I do like how the palm trees turned out. They look like the real ones I've seen.

  4. So sorry about your loss. I know I don't know you very well, but if you send me a list of the music lost, perhaps I can send you some. I have a massive collection of music (over 2200 purchased cd's before electronic downloading and eight years of downloading) and I wouldn't mind sending you some. My collection consists of a lot of dance music (as I used to DJ myself) but it contains a lot of classic and hard to find pieces as well. I've been collecting hardcore since 1984 and if you can dance to it, i probably have it. I also have techno, house, electro, r&b, 80's, 70's, 90's, 00's and I even have some of this new R&B/Euro that's so popular right now. I love music and would probably be just as devestated if I lost the collection. Send me a message if you'd like to take me up on the offer and I'll send you my e-mail so you can send me the list. Can't live without music or dolls. lol

  5. Kory, that is so generous of you. I'm working on the list of CDs. They should be done by the weekend. We'd be happy to send you blank CDRs or compensate you or whatever! I'll put up the list on the blog (and facebook and everywhere else!), but feel free to email me at vitaplastica AT gmail DOT com



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