Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Bent arm barbie

I'm not a fan of the 80s style bent-arm Barbie body, but they are good in one way...

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The easiest pair of barbie pants you'll ever make

When summer rolled around, I cut all the sleeves off of the long sleeve pajamas for my 3 year old.  And being a fabric hoarder, I didn't throw them out but squirreled them away. Today I found one and thought, "Pants!"  So I turned the sleeve (with cuff attached) wrong side out, sewed two parallel seams for legs (not exactly even, next time I will draw them first instead of free handing them). 

I cut up the center, turned them right side out, and pants!

Good loungewear for the casual barbie.  Could also add a cute little decorative drawstring so Barbie can have yoga pants. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

1:6 world bleeds into 1:1...

Am I the only person that ever forgets for a minute that real life doesn't work like doll life?  The other day I was having problems with my hair and for a split second my mind went to pouring boiling water over it so it would lay down. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


This may be the oddest Barbie clone item I've ever seen.  At my local Dollar Tree they have what appear to be clones of the Fashionista Swapping heads.  But they don't appear to have any method of removing them from their "bust" so you can put them on a doll, plus no bodies available to accept them.  So what you have is the head and shoulders of barbies with no bodies, or the tiniest styling heads ever!

Sorry for the crappy camera phone pic.  But they had a ton of them, and no bodies.  Maybe other Dollar Trees have bodies to go with them--can anyone confirm?  Either way, it was a very odd sight.  They're not well done, but I was tempted to spend the dollar to get one just to see if they were useful in any way.  Oh, and their jewelry is glued on.  Very odd.