Heart’s Delight for Silkstone Barbie & Victoire Roux

This lovely dress features a pink linen bodice joined to a mock wrap skirt with organza applique roses. A detachable ultrasuede belt with dressmakers bow cinches the waist. Tiny little pearl buttons show off the pretty shaped neckline. A pillbox hat tops off the look.

This fashion was sewn entirely by hand from a vintage, hand-embroidered hankie with gorgeous roses in shades of blush pink, a pink linen hankie, and cotton lining fabric. Fashion includes dress, belt, and hat only.

This fashion is specially made to fit:
– Silkstone Barbie
– Victoire Roux
– and similar size dolls



More 1:6 scale minis

I’ve been looking for another Poppy Parker doll and found this beauty with turquoise eyes. So of course I had to make her a turquoise dress to match her eyes. And then fate stepped in. I stopped at JoAnn Fabrics today and found this hip little pincushion ottoman. Had to get it, of course (thank goodness for coupons).

Also in the photo is a trio of mini birdhouses that my dad found for 50 cents at Goodwill. They came unfinished, so I added a bit of paint.


Gorgeous beds for Barbie

Earlier this week, a friend called me an enabler. I must admit, it’s very true when it comes to shopping. I am great at finding the perfect thing you never knew you wanted. So if we go shopping together, your wallet better be full!

Here’s something I know you’ll love, because I’ve been drooling over them for the past few days: artisan made wrought iron look beds in 1:6 scale for Barbie. You’ll find these wonders in the Etsy shop PrecisionMiniatures. They make these gorgeous beds in 1:12, half, and 1:6 scale. And I think the prices are amazing. The average price for a Barbie size bed seems to be $35, and that includes the mattress. Someone please order one and let me know what you think.IMG_4285

OOAK Susy Goose Skipper vanity

After a bit of searching, I found another rare Susy Goose Skipper vanity. This one I painted blue with accents of gold, champagne, and pink. I made a new cushion for the bench seat from a vintage petit point hankie. This vanity is the perfect size for Skipper, Monster High, Ever After High, and similar size dolls. Now available in my Etsy shop.


A mini furniture makeover

Yesterday, my husband and I went antiquing in Allen, the antique capital of Michigan. I stumbled upon this cute picture frame and decided it would make a lovely dresser for Barbie.


It had been distressed to within an inch of its life, so I decided on a fresh coat of paint. But first I removed the crooked handles with a little elbow grease and a hand saw. Then a coat of white chalk paint and some new handles, courtesy the scrapbook section of Michaels. I didn’t have a 3 1/2″ x 5″ mirror on hand, so until I can find one, I made do with a piece of tin foil wrapped around a piece of cardboard.


Enchanted Lavender for Barbie & Victoire Roux

Somehow the hankie I just purchased always seems to be the one I can’t wait to make up next. I knew this lovely hankie with petit point roses would make a perfect skirt. And a coordinating lavender linen hankie would make a pretty blouse. But what blouse to make?

I decided to try out another bodice pattern from Vogue 7384. I took the square neck bodice from the sundress and added short sleeves and a ruffled peplum. Then I paired it with my own pencil skirt pattern. I must say, I’ve been impressed with the fit on the Vogue patterns. I may have to dig out some more of my Vogue doll patterns.


Like the necklace? Visit my friend April’s Etsy shop, DollJewelsByApril, to purchase one just like it. She has a variety of colors available.