Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Antique Shop Goodies

Hello readers!

I think I have a case of the blah's. I don't feel like working out, I'm tired. I don't feel like myself. Here's to helping that a night off of working out and doing things might pull me out of this slump. But nothing makes me happier than writing about what I love, Barbies! (My husband makes me the most happy by the way) :)

Remember this cutie that my dad purchased for me?

I mentioned that my dad has a booth at a local antique mall where he lives. He found this doll for me at another vendor booth. What I didn't mention at the time was he also purchased two other dolls at the booth as well.

Doll number 1 - 1998 Strawberry Party Barbie

She is so cute. Look at that adorable strawberry dress and hat!

She has beautiful green eyes but this is not the typical "Barbie" face. She looks identical to my
Easter Bunny Fun Barbie (the one I put in a pretty springtime dress.)

Okay, time for doll number 2 - Pilot Tommy!

Oh my goodness, this is just the cutest! I think it was my mom who found this one and put it in the purchase with the other two. My husband flies planes so this one is especially a favorite of mine! This makes two NRFB Kelly Club dolls in my collection. (The other is little Surfer Lorena).

I have a few Barbie projects that I will be starting soon. Maybe sooner than later so I can get out of this blah stage. Maybe I need a vacation?

Project 1: Stacie needs a MAKEOVER in the worst kind of way!

This is Happy Meal Stacie and she has not been touched since I bought her at the thrift store months ago. There are no Stacie (Chelsea) clothes in the store anywhere. I looked at eBay a while ago hoping to find her clothes and the entire Happy Meal Stacie set is really cheap. I don't know, maybe I can find an outfit somewhere or I can make one for her. Anyone know of any doll patterns lying around? If they are for a Skipper I can cut down the pattern and have it fit Stacie. 

Project 2: Remember a while ago I blogged about making matching outfits for myself and then Barbie? Read my matching outfits post. Well, I am almost done making my dress and soon I can start the dress for Barbie. I don't know how it will turn out. My sewing machine skills are less than stellar. I have plenty of spare blonde dolls to showcase my clothing creation though. Here's to hoping it turns out okay!

Until next time!


Andrea said...

Strawberry Party Barbie is very lovely, so cute. Tommy lives here too. I couldn't resist him when he was released.

Here is a website with free Blythe patterns, they should work for Skipper so maybe you can use these for downsizing:

Good Luck on your sewing projects.

Forestminuet said...

Thanks Andrea! I like the Blythe Empire Dress. I might make that for Stacie!