Friday, October 26, 2012

Thrift Store Goodies and Clothing Fun

I had a fun experience with the Boo-tiful Halloween Dress. I had all my freshly washed clothes laying out in the bathroom. I went in there to take a shower and then after my shower I turned off the light and started to leave. However, the dress caught my eye and startled me because it was glowing! I should have known but it was cool nontheless!

Okay, on to the goodies!

First, we know who this girl is (mainly because I have her.) The palm tree earrings are a dead giveaway.

She is Giltter Hair Barbie and she came with three different hair colors. My dolls hair is blond and this girl is a gorgeous redhead! I washed her hair so it's nice and shiny.

I dressed her in something to match the earrings. A fun 90's pink and purple party dress and bolero jacket. So cute!

I picked up a couple of Hannah Montana dolls too! Here is the first one.

She came wearing a pair of distressed jeans. There are not a ton of Hannah dolls out there so I looked for some that had the same type of jeans. This is what I found.

The Hannah Montana In Concert Collection. But the doll I have doesn't sing. I wonder if she came in a non-singing version like some of the singing Barbies do.

Here she is. She still needs the cute teal shirt. Don't worry, she won't be displayed like this. Just a little risque!

Remember that this was "Carolyn's" favorite jacket?

Nothing a little oxy-clean and a toothbrush can't remove.

The other Hannah Montana doll. This one I dressed in the Secret Star Sleep Over outfit I got last week. She is holding the robe she comes with because you can't get it on over the puffy sleeves on the nightshirt. I love it!

Other finds. There were a lot of these Disney dolls in the mix. She looks like a Tinkerbell. I didn't take them because I wasn't thrilled with the body types. This one has a older style Barbie body so I figured I could use it if I have a spare head.

A pretty Teresa with the older style body.

This lovely lady has a pretty face.

She has to be a fairy. But how do her wings move? I don't have the wings but I didn't see a button or something to flutter the wings.

And I mentioned in the last post that I picked up the Liv "It's My Nature" Sophie doll. I took Andrea's advice and bought it for the articulated body. I never had a doll with articulated ankles!

Since I had her original outfit I decided to dress her in it.

You know, I kind of like her! Her glass eyes are really pretty. I don't usually like dolls with big heads but it doesn't seem that inproportionate to the rest of her body. Not like Bratz dolls or anything.

I was searching for the "It's My Nature" dolls and apparently there are a few of them and they all have a different outdoor hobby. Sophie is the snow bunny hair stylist. I have the hat and I WISH I had that super cute vest!

Check out this link for some really cute pics of Sophie and her friends.

It's My Nature Sophie - a photoset by ★dms_a_jem★ on Flickriver

So I think that Sophie will have to go on my shelf.

I got a few pieces of clothing too.

A cute sparkly gold shirt

Another cute sparkly shirt

Cute blue shorts

And a nightshirt. I think this may be for a baby doll though.

All of the clothes don't have tags except for the shorts which have a tag that reads "myscene."

I also got some accessories!

Cute orange purse. Don't the Fashionistas have solid plastic purses?

And of course, some shoes. What's with the cloth boot? I wish there were two of the brown ones. Wonder which doll they go to.

And one last accessory. This cute directors chair.

Here is Sporty Fashionista proudly displaying her vintage friends.

Okay, some clothing fun.

The Boo-tiful Halloween dress came out about 2 shades lighter after I washed it and I worked on the other little spots and got them out too.

So I put it on this doll.

I might take it off though. The sleeve did not want to go over her bent arm so it's really tight. But I wanted to put it on a doll with this face.

Remember Skipper? Her hair was really flyaway and was kind of smelly so I washed it when I washed Glitter Hair Barbies.

I was going to put this outfit on the Generation Girl Dance Party Tori. However, her dirty nose did not come clean so she will have to stay in the box until I can work on it some more. So I dressed my Skipper. And now she has really nice and shiny hair (and awesome smelling too!)

The jacket with stars fits great. The shirt is just a little big but not as big as a Barbie shirt. The skirt is huge so I tucked the shirt in to kind of hold it there. Not a bad look for Miss Skipper!

Maybe someone can help me ID these boots. Super cute. SUPER tiny!

They don't fit a Barbie or a Skipper. I forgot to take a side pic but really, you can tell how small they are from this pic. They are super super tiny. They have a slit in the back so you can get them on easily. Maybe a Kelly?

That's it for this post! My mom also called and said she got me this years Halloween Barbie. I should be getting it around Thanksgiving so I'll post it up then. And maybe some more thrift store goodies in the next post! There was a lot of "stuff" at the toy bin and everything was everywhere. They should have it relatively picked up next time so I can try to find completions to outfits. We'll see!

~Teresa, the Barbie super hair styler~

Monday, October 22, 2012

Dance Moves Barbie

So first off, I clothed my Christie doll. :) I looked at her hair and I didn't want to do much to it because most of it was in those perfect little ringlets.

So I just took it out of the regular ponytail and put it in a lower one and kind of tried to hide the straight parts.

Kind of worked...maybe...sorta. ;)

The shirt that I had was her original shirt. I looked online and realized that she was from the 2004 Cali Girl set of dolls because she is scented. She still smells like suntan lotion.

In researching the 2004 set, I found out that this little bikini was on the Lea doll.

So I put it on my Christie.

Looks cute!

Okay, I bet you didn't think that this post would be about Dance Moves Barbie huh? ;) just kidding.

My mom bought some dolls from a yard sale and she was stark naked. But she is in really great condition! I looked her up online and realized that I had the better part of her outfit.

She had all parts right down to the accessories (except the boom box) and the correct shirt. But she needed something so I felt that the lime green would be a nice contrast. A little bit of funky to go with the pink sparkle!

She's pretty.

And she still moves like a charm!

When I first looked at her in the box, I didn't know which doll she was. The articulated legs didn't ring any bells but I found some papers in the box.

That made it real easy for me to tell who she was and now I had the instructions on how to properly make her dance. And I believe that the sticker sheet goes with her too. Can you believe it's complete?

There are no decals on the walkman so I'm thinking that these must be for that. Or maybe this sticker sheet isn't for this doll at all. With the soda and the bird food stickers, i'm not sure.

Well, the moment you've been waiting for. What is in the package with the cute Barbie sticker?


The original shirt for Dance Moves Barbie! I searched and searched eBay and found this one. It was the one that had the least amount of snags. The material is the same as the bodysuit for Day to Night Barbie.

I am so happy that she is complete!

So, another complete doll to add to my 1980's collection!

The Help! First, should I keep the sticker sheet as is? Does it even go to Dance Moves Barbie? Also in the box was the instructions for the "So Much To Do Bedroom Playset" from 1995. Maybe those stickers goes to that?

Also, the shirt I had on Barbie before the awesome original shirt.

Any ideas? I think it would look cute as part of a beach outfit.

Also, anyone have ideas on how to restyle Christie hair? I would love to make the straight parts of the hair in those ringlets but I doubt that will happen without some major work.

So no more exciting mail order items for a while. But thrift store goodies are in store for this week! I did get the Liv doll along with some other goodies! Stay tuned!

~The 80's collection is building, so exciting!~

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mail Order Item and Some Research

Two things before I cut to the chase in this post. Laundry day for Barbie! Told you all I was going to. :)

Second. Last night I was searching Google images for the 2005 Cali Girl Christie so I could find pics of the shorts she wears with the top I have. I was not getting success so I added the word "aloha" in the search (since her shirt has Hawaiian flowers on it.) Whatever you do, DON'T add aloha to the search. Just. don't. do. it. (Apparently there is a porn star who's name is Aloha Christie. Yeah. No.)

Okay! Onto more friendly matters!

So I mentioned that I ordered a couple things and I got package one of two today. (My friend has the other package so I have to wait for that one.) But this one came to my house.

Remember Working Woman Barbie wearing the Day to Night jacket?

Remember when I found one Day to Night shoe at the thrift store?

Well, here is my purchase!


It's a little blurry but you get the idea.
Day to Night Barbie accessories! When I found the Day to Night shoe at the thrift store, I had not yet won this auction. I was secretly hoping and wishing and praying that I would win this. And I did! You can't ask for a better selection of pieces than this.

And here she is!

It was a pain to get that briefcase to stay on her hand.
The briefcase is flawless. No scratches or scuffs. Just general marks from storage or light play.

What's in the briefcase? All the essentials needed for work and a night on the town.

Now, Night!

The shoes are the best part.

And her top has very little snags and strings that have come undone. This type of fabric is so notorious for snagging with play.

And the super cute purse.

Oh my goodness, I am in love! She definitely ranks up there with my favourite Barbies of all time. I am so super excited with how this doll fits the 1984 Day to Night Set.

It is by no means complete yet. Still need some day items: the hat, scarf and purse. On eBay I saw a few hats by themselves so I think I'll wait. I mainly wanted the skirt and shoe. How lucky that I had one shoe from the thrift store! But completing outfits is one of my favorite things about buying Barbies!

The seller also threw in some extra goodies. What a nice seller!

Didn't Barbie have some Lee Jeans fashions? This must be where the bag came from.

I also did a little research on Liv dolls and the doll that I left behind at the thrift store was a Liv. Here she is.

She is the Sophie Liv It's My Nature Doll. If she's there I'll pick her up for the articulated body. (She also had a wig.)

Until next time!