Available now in my Etsy shop.
Ever want that finishing touch to a Barbie outfit? For years, I made belts from scraps of ultrasuede, a metal snap and a doll size belt buckle. But I can’t always find the color and weight of ultrasuede that I need to go with a particular garment. Recently, I was browsing through Michaels craft store and found these little faux leather bands in with their charms. You get a package of 10 for about $7.50 (unless you have a coupon, like me).
They’re made for slide on charms and hook onto larger bracelets. But guess what! They’re the perfect length for a Barbie belt! I just slip on a buckle and sew a snap on the two ends and voila!
Available now in my Etsy shop
I’ve also added some new pillow options made from Barbie fabric. I’ve had the vintage Barbie pillows for a while, and I’ve just added Malibu Barbie pillows.
I do love a good Burberry plaid, especially when it comes in pink! To really show it off, I cut the front panel of the dress on the bias and framed it with black polka dot fabric that continues up into the straps of the dress. Of course the look wouldn’t be complete without a hand sewn straw hat with silk ribbon embroidered flowers. Available now in my Etsy shop.
I’ve also just posted some hand knitted throws, hats and scarves, courtesy of my sister.
I’ve been having fun making some printables again. This time, I made some perfume and hand lotion boxes for Barbie and friends. The pdf file and instructions can be downloaded from my Etsy shop, hankiechic.etsy.com.
A couple of weeks ago, I found this Hallmark Kiddie Car Classic in an antique shop. I thought it might be about the right size for a Chelsea or Kelly doll, and discovered it fits Chelsea perfectly! I’m not sure if Hallmark still makes these, but you can find plenty of options on eBay.
On Wednesday, I leave for the GAW Barbie Convention in Livonia, MI. For the last few months, I’ve been busy sewing, painting, gluing, and assembling. Here’s a preview of some of the things I’ll be bringing with me.
I’ve been so busy making things to sell at the Grant A Wish Barbie Convention in April, but I’m also looking forward to room shopping. To get in the spirit, I decided Barbie needed her own shopping bag.
Make your own mini shopping bags by downloading this file. Fold under along dotted lines and white tabs. Put glue on the white tabs and assemble. I used a small hole punch to punch out the white circles on the sides of the bag. Then thread ribbon through the holes and tie knots on the end or tape to the inside of the bag to secure.
A little while ago, I wrote about some doll furniture I repainted for a friend. I just finished a pair of chairs for the same friend and thought I’d share those as well.
I hand painted the chairs in brown, cream, and gold and glued on brass stampings I found on Etsy.
If you’ve been wondering why I haven’t been posting many dresses lately, it’s because I’m busy getting ready for the GAW Barbie Convention in Livonia, Michigan, next month. I have about 25 OOAK dresses set aside to take with me (and hoping to get more made!), plus I’ve been working on 1:6 scale miniatures and some custom orders. (I won’t show you the dresses now, for fear you’d want to buy them before I get there and then I’d have none to take!) I’ve been trying to package up the miniatures as I go so I’m not frantically packing the day before. Here’s what I have done so far. More to come! Come visit Hankie Chic during room sales and in the sales room. Hope to see you there!