You're Never Too Old for Barbies

You're Never Too Old for Barbies

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Chippendales

These are my guys auditioning for a spot in the Chippendales' Review. Someone didn't make the cut. Do you know which one?




 

Someone needs to get to the gym!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Dreaded Pink Cars

The pink Barbie cars drive me crazy. I couldn't stand it any long. My plan is to paint all of my pink cars-maybe not the remote control Corvette--some other color. This is my first attempt. If I must say so myself I did a great job!






Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Southern Belles

I love making fashions for my dolls. I decided to give hats a try and I love them. Now my girls look like Southern Belles!


 



Saturday, August 23, 2014

Corvette Dreams

The girls couldn't pass up an opportunity to take photos near a pink Corvette on display!

Ripley and Livia


Ripley

Ripley and Blair

Brooklyn, Teresa and Ripley

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pink Ladies

From left to right Tara, Tori and Dina try to hail a cab outside of a swanky new eatery.




They try to have lunch together at least once a month and always pick a color scheme to wear. All fashion and jewelry made by me!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Hand knit outfit

Lately I've been wanting to hand knit and decided Barbie size garments are about as much commitment as I want! Here's Ava wearing a two piece outfit knit by me. She's wearing it over a swimsuit sewn by me as well.


I definitely see more handknit Barbie outfits in my future!


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

We interrupt this program

I only have a few non-Barbie dolls. The Barbies get most of the love but I wanted to interrupt my regular Barbie related post and give Yasmin, the Bratz doll, a little love!

I picked her up at a local thrift store for a mere 80 cents. She only had one shoe/foot. I removed it and stuffed her legs in Barbie boots. Worked like a charm. I think she's wearing a Mary Kate and Ashley Olson denim skirt and a Barbie top. I styled her braided updo and added the sunglasses.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Everybody Say Cheese

Kash is starting his own photography business. Today he had a photoshoot with the girls.



Everybody had fun.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Man's Best Friend

In this case it's more like "Woman's" Best Friend. Shannon and her Rottweiler puppy having time together. Kash looks eight confused or as of he's forgotten something!


Monday, May 26, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Men in Black

My guys decided to get together for a group photo. Everyone dressed in black...thus the name! I made most but not all of the clothes!




These guys get along famously and hang out together quite a bit doing guy stuff like watching sports, playing spots and drinking beer.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Shoe Sale

There's a big sale going on at Shoe Place. This time all pink shoes and accessories are on sale! Hurry, don't miss it! Wear pink in and receive an additional 10% off already discounted prices!






Saturday, May 3, 2014

Rubberband shoes

I like my dolls outfits to match their clothes. All of my Liv shoes are casual tennis shoes. I wanted to have cute shoes for her in a variety of colors. I came up with the idea of "rubberband shoes."


Rubber band bracelets are all the rage. It was very easy to make shoes using them. I crafted a sole and heel out of the recycled thin cardboard using this video. I painted and sealed with Modge Podge. Finally I used 6 rubberbands (3 each shoe) that I wrap around the dolls foot to secure and style. What could be easier?





Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Working Fireplace

I'd been planning in constructing a fireplace for a doll for quite a while. Last week I put my plan into action. Using a Ritz cracker box, scrapbook paper, Distress Ink, and a Spellbinders die, I created this fabulous working fireplace.


The flame is created with a battery operated tea-light candle available at most dollar stores for $1. Notice the photograph sitting on the mantle? That's me. I cut the image from an expired credit card!


Here Shannon and Teresa partake of wine and cheese while enjoying an afternoon fire.



Later Shannon and her man TJ enjoy some quite time together.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Out and About

The temperatures have steadily risen and the girls couldn't wait to get out and cruise around!



It was a perfect day!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Sale at Shoe Palace

I'm working on a strip mall for my Barbies. This is the first store. What woman doesn't love shoes, especially shoes that are on sale! The store is Shoe Palace. It features my recently acquired 50th anniversary doll, and a rebodied Teresa.







Saturday, March 22, 2014

50th Anniversary Barbie

Last weekend I rescued this doll from the "donate" pile at a friends house! Of course she didn't look like this when I got her but I worked my magic and here she is. For the dress I used McCalls 6258 but omitted the shoulder straps and added my own little twist to it.




  The shoes were originally pink but I colored them with an alcohol marker!



A great view of the dress and her signature "side eye" glance.


I styled her braided up do!