Painting day

I’ve been collecting some vintage Susy Goose Skipper furniture to refurbish and sell at the GAW Barbie Convention next month. I have 3 vanities and 2 beds (with another bed on its way). So far, I have them covered in 2 coats of white paint. Can’t wait for them to dry so I can pull out the accent colors! Gold, of course, and then I’m thinking I’ll do pink on one set, lavender on the 2nd set, and blue on the 3rd set. Stay tuned.


Sweet Shamrocks for Barbie, Poppy Parker, and Victoire Roux

I’ve had this lovely hand embroidered hankie for several years, but somehow I seem to forget about it every March in my rush to get ready for the GAW Barbie Convention. But this year, I found it in one of my boxes of hankies, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Sweet little shamrocks dance around the edges of the hankie with a crisp white background to show them off.

I paired the hankie with some emerald green silk brocade for the waistband and side drape. To show of the embroidery on the hankie edges, I layered the corners over the skirt. A darling little green glass button closes the back (over metal snaps). Available now in my Etsy shop.


Vintage Simplicity

I stopped by JoAnn Fabrics today and delighted in their selection of Vintage Simplicity items. Their line of items printed with images from vintage Simplicity patterns includes umbrellas, pattern boxes, totes, wrapping paper, fabric, mugs, and more. But today I discovered these little iron on appliques of miniature sewing patterns. They’re just the right size for Barbie’s sewing room, so I might have to set up her sewing room again.



Antique Roses for Barbie, Poppy Parker, and Victoire Roux

Several months ago, I found this gorgeous vintage embroidered net lace. I didn’t know what I was going to make from it, but I knew it would come to me. Then I found this iridescent rose gold dupioni silk that coordinates beautifully. So I made a new bodice pattern with one shoulder and a bow, and layered the lace over the silk fabric for the skirt. This fashion available now in my Etsy shop.