Welcome to my blog! I'm a stay at home of 3 beautiful children and I love to sew! I have been sewing ever since I was a little girl and my gran taught me everything from machine-sewing to cross-stitch. I started making Barbie clothes this past Christmas for my daughter and I loved it! It's so much fun to design and create fashions for the ultimate model - Barbie! I opened a shop on Etsy in May of this year and I have met a lot of talented artists that I enjoy networking with. So, take some time to look around, read my posts, and enjoy!


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Friday, July 1, 2011

Barbie Girl

Up until this past Christmas, I hadn't really paid much attention to Barbie since I was a kid. She's changed. I remember hearing about it in the news or in a magazine that her dimensions were changing to be more... hmm... natural. The older, pre-1999 Barbie's have a triangular torso - large shoulders and bust, itty-bitty waist. Barbie's made after 1999 look human. They even have a belly button! My only complaint is that the older Barbie could swivel at the torso and she can't anymore. My faves though, are the Swappin-Style Fashionista Barbies. They are completely jointed so posing them is incredibly easy. You can even pop off their head and switch it for a completely different one! What is your favorite Barbie?


  1. I had no idea Barbie was getting plastic surgery done ;)

    When I was a kid, my mom used to sew clothing for my dolls and Barbies, and my grandma knit little pieces for their wardrobes too.

    I started sewing at a very young age... first bedding for my dollhouse, then simple things like boxer shorts and tank tops. Now I can't stop creating!

    Your work is AWESOME!!

  2. Thanks Fox! I took a brief hiatus when I was in college and then when I was working outside of the home. But I became a stay-at-home this past October and was able to get crafty again! I'd forgotten how much I love it. And now, like you, I just can't stop!