GAW Barbie convention – competitions

We just got back from viewing the competitions and buying some raffle tickets. The diorama competitors outdid themselves this year!

1:6 scale miniatures

‘Tis the season for Christmas shopping. and while I was out today, I found some 1:6 scale miniatures for Barbie and friends. At World Market, they have these adorable retro kitchen mixer ornaments in red, pink, and teal.

And at Michaels, I picked up these seasonal miniatures for my Christmas dioramas.

Limited edition Barbie print pillows

A couple weeks ago, I found some discontinued Barbie print fabric in a fabric store. They only had 2 fat quarters on hand, so I bought them both and made some adorable 1:6 scale pillows for Barbie to enjoy. I made up the first 1/4 yard into 13 pillows, and I might get another 12 or so out of the other piece of fabric. So far, I haven’t been able to locate any more of this fabric, so these pillows are going to be a limited edition. Each pillow features either Barbie’s face, a Barbie fashion, or the Barbie logo on a purple background. Available now in my Etsy shop.

Ornaments as 1/6 scale miniatures

I always love to visit my local Hallmark store when the new Christmas ornaments are out. So many of their Keepsake ornaments are just the right size for Barbie dioramas. But what you may not know is Hallmark has another line of lower priced ornaments hanging alongside their Keepsake collection that can work just as well for Barbie. Last week, I discovered this beach tote with towels, flip flops, and sun glasses. Granted, it’s not quite bathing suit weather right now, but this should look nice with a little sundress or beach cover up. And the scale is perfect for Barbie.