One of the biggest names in the collecting/crafting world is My Froggy Stuff. What is My Froggy Stuff, you ask? Well that is a long story!
My Froggy Stuff was started by military wife and mother LaToya Broyles in 2009. LaToya, known online as Big Froggy (her children are known by their handles Lil' Froggy and Froggy Boy only) built her business from the ground up as the wife of an E-5 Air Force member. I don't recall much about how military pay grades work from when my dad was in, but I know an E-5 doesn't make a lot (from experience). In a Military.com interview from 2013, LaToya admits as much, which forced her to think outside the box... and I mean that literally.
Lil' Froggy's avid interest in dolls caused LaToya to think of creative and cheap ways to make doll clothes and accessories that would hold her daughter's interest and even bring about a sense of accomplishment in making it yourself, rather than buying it from a store. Using recycled materials, bits of ribbon, hot glue, and assortment of random junk that many people would throw out, LaToya creates detailed miniatures for dolls of all sizes, from tiny Chelseas to big American Girls. All this was fun for herself and Lil' Froggy, but when LaToya put her craft tutorials on YouTube, along with the highly entertaining "Darbie Show", things really took off.
The My Froggy Stuff YouTube Page and Blog feature hundreds of tutorials for all kinds of great crafts which would put Mattel and the other toy companies to utter shame. I have found these tutorials endlessly useful personally. All my backdrops were made using this tutorial
So much fun, for so little money! I've outfitted my backdrops for five dollars or less! Easy way to make a dollhouse. The tutorials run the gamut from super simple to days long projects, so just bear that in mind.
If you want in on the fun, there are many ways to get in touch with the Froggies.
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