Saturday, January 21, 2017

Happy Belated Holidays

I can't believe I missed them all...I hope everyone
enjoyed theirs.
















Steve, Lydia, Trish and Daryl celebrated the holidays
Florida style.  I made the ladies dresses but got the
guys' outfits on eBay.

I got a few Barbie related items for Christmas but this
is a gift I bought for myself.




















Continental Holiday Silkstone Barbie Giftset.
The Silkstone Barbies are not my favorite
dolls, but I really wanted one to round out
my collection.  I think she is very sophisticated
and love the outfit.





















She hasn't been released
from her box yet because my birthday is
next week.....and if she plays her cards right
she may have a gentleman friend to make
her continental holiday that much more intriguing!

I have been very busy at work and just beat
when I get home so doll time has suffered.  But
there are some things in the works...a Valentine
vignette, 2 new dolls and major work on Gabrielle's
Paris apartment.

It's slow going but hopefully it won't be another
2 months!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Francie in Fall

I don't have a lot of outfits for
my Francie doll and there are
limited patterns available for her.
I am trying to modify some of
the patterns I have.  Here is my
first attempt.







































The blouse is made from a dress pattern.
It's not horrible but not great.  It needs
more work.  The pants pattern was for
bell bottoms.  I just made them into
slim leg pants.  They turned out much
better.

At least she has a few more clothing
options now.  And a few more blouses
in yellow or orange will extend her
wardrobe.



Sunday, October 23, 2016

Having a MOD Halloween

Wendy, Jodi and Penny (my Standard Barbies)
are here to wish you a very.......
MOD Halloween!




















Dresses were made using my original vintage
patterns before.

















Happy Halloween!


Monday, October 17, 2016

Photo Shoot: Alexa, Regan and Bo Lin

The ladies got some new Sparkle Girl
fashions today......
















We moved the photo shoot outside since it was such
a pleasant day.



















Monday, October 3, 2016

Photo Shoot: Eden and Collette

I have been going through my
dolls and culling some from the
herd.  I will put items I am thinking
of getting rid of in a box and revisit
them a few weeks later just to make
sure it is time for them to go and there
won't be any regrets later.

Eden and Collette were in the box.




















I was still sitting on the fence with them.  Eden
because glue was leaking through her hair,making
her bangs gummy.  Collette, well her and I never
have really bonded.  But I felt like playing
dress up and thought I would give them another
chance.





















Eden has always been one of my favorites
but I really don't feel like digging glue out
of her head.























But she really is quite pretty and has a way
about her.


















 



















And I do love her hair.  Right now the glue
has only leaked a little in front but I am sure
it will get worse.





















As I have said before, Collette and I have
never bonded.  I think she is cute and
adorable, different looking from the
other girls.



























The more I redressed and photographed
her the more I liked her.  I especially love
her in this aqua mini with the sheer mullet
overskirt!

Soooo, for the moment these 2 ladies have
made it out of 'to go' box and back into
the collection.  Although Eden's days may be
numbered if her head continues to leak!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Getting Back In the Swing of Things

The remodeling was done a few weeks ago
and we have been getting things put back
together slowly. 

I have taken a lot of time
in the doll room, cleaning and going through
and weeded out some stuff.

Some dolls will be going and of course some
will be coming in.......like this one.


She is the 2015 Holiday Barbie




















She is very pretty.

So I am slowly get back in the swing of things.
Thanks for sticking with me through this!



Friday, August 26, 2016

Fashion Avenue #25702 and #25755




















Here are the other two Fashion Avenue
outfits I got in my package deal.

#25702 is Party in Pink.  The dress is
really cute, kind of a 60's vibe going on.
The pink Mary Jane pumps are just
adorable!

#25755 is Midsummer Ball.  The outfit
is actually a beautiful soft yellow.  Very
summery!

When you search eBay for Fashion
Avenue outfits as much as I do you
see which outfits are more common.
Of these four outfits I have only seen
2 of them before so was not just happy
with my bargain price but also happy
to snag a few of the more elusive
outfits!