Custom Barbie shoes

I’ve been running low on magnetic brooches and decided to make some more. I found some adorable little resin and rhinestone bows from the Etsy shop NailArtExtravaganza that I thought would be just perfect. So I ordered them, they arrived, and wow, are they tiny! I didn’t have any magnets on hand that were small enough. So rather than order smaller magnets … I pivoted and decided to dress up some Barbie shoes. Turns out the bows are exactly the right size to decorate Barbie shoes.


Sweetheart Roses for Barbie & Victoire Roux

1BB7B9DA-5278-4131-9EC9-436434380FE4All of my fashions are sewn entirely by hand with needle and thread … no sewing machines in sight. I use a back stitch with tiny stitches that give a secure and accurate seam so your fashion will fit perfectly. Each fashion is fully lined.

This dress was sewn from two hankies: a rare vintage round hankie and an embroidered hankie. The classic silhouette features a bubble skirt and shaped v-neck bodice. Dress includes an ultrasuede belt with pink buckle. Dress and belt are fastened with metal snaps. Available now in my Etsy shop.


It’s a Barbie Christmas … tree

The church my sister attends does a Festival of Trees event every year over the Thanksgiving weekend. Individuals choose a theme, decorate a tree in that theme, and then donate the tree for a silent auction that benefits local charities.

This year I talked my sister into a Barbie themed tree. Throughout the past year, we’ve been collecting ornaments, dolls, and a variety of Barbie items from eBay, Etsy, antique malls, dollar stores, and the GAW Barbie Convention. My mom made a tote bag, I made a tree skirt, my sister knitted a Barbie blanket, and we roped the whole family into making a variety of ornaments.

Tonight, we spent an hour and a half decorating our tree. I think someone’s little girl is going to have a very Merry Christmas!

OOAK Silkstone Barbie for charity auction at GAW Barbie Convention

I’ve started working on my OOAK Barbie doll for the charity auction at the 2020 GAW Barbie Convention. The theme is A Knight to Remember, so I’ve decided I’m making a princess Barbie. I know … so original.

I found a repaint artist to collaborate with me; her seller name on eBay is Dolls-in-Reverse. She normally repaints and/or reroots Barbie Fashionistas, but I convinced her to try repainting a Silkie for me. The doll just arrived in the mail today and I’m thrilled with the results! For her first attempt at a Silkie, I think she knocked it out of the park. I gave Mindy the color palette I wanted her to work from to coordinate with the silk fabric I’m planning to use for the dress. (What that final dress will look like … I haven’t decided yet.)

The doll was originally Suite Retreat. I love her auburn hair color, but I’ve never been a fan of her original face paint — she just looks harsh to me. But Mindy has managed to soften her look and I think she looks amazing! Here are the before and after images. What do you think?


2 days left in doll/Hankie Chic fashions auction

There are only 2 days left of bidding for these Silkstone Barbie dolls dressed in Hankie Chic fashions from one of my customer’s collection. I’m so tempted to bid on some of these dolls. Love the Happy Go Lightly doll with her hair down. I compiled some of the photos for you. BTW, there are also some model muse Barbies and Fashion Royalty dolls in Hankie Chic fashions (not pictured) in the same auction. I love how they put together doll fashions by color or theme. What a nice trip down memory lane. Sigh.

Doll auction site


Preowned Hankie Chic fashions and fashion dolls on auction

One of my frequent customers has Silkstone Barbies and other fashion dolls — most dressed in Hankie Chic fashions —up for auction. It’s an online auction with live bidding on September 18. Each listing seems to be for 2 or more redressed dolls — and there are a lot of listings! If you missed out on a particular Hankie Chic fashion or Silkstone doll in the past few years, there’s a good chance you’ll find it here. Follow the link below to check it out.


Auction site