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.
I’m always on the lookout for gorgeous vintage hankies to add to my stash. In normal circumstances, I like to haunt antique shops a couple times a month. But during this time, I’m limited to online resources like eBay and Etsy. In the past few weeks, I’ve purchased these exquisite petit point and hand embroidered hankies from online sellers. Which one shall I make into a Barbie dress next?
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.
Seven years ago this week, I made this doll dress from a vintage Christmas hankie. I posted a photo of the dress on Pinterest and received a message from someone who wanted to purchase it. That first sale prompted me to open my Etsy shop, Hankie Chic, which led to many more dresses, discovering Barbie Conventions, making new friends, and a lot of fun. Thank you!
You’ve seen my trial runs and sneak peeks, but now I actually have 3 finished wall panels for sale and they should be posted in my Etsy shop momentarily. These are each one of a kind. I am not taking custom orders for wall panels … they take too much time away from sewing. But I may offer more for sale in future as time permits.