Barbie and the Festival of Trees

My sister’s church does a festival of trees every year. People donate and decorate themed Christmas trees and gifts and then the trees are auctioned off to help support a local charity. This year, my sister and I decorated two trees: a baby tree (with gifts for a newborn) and a Barbie tree. Here are photos of the Barbie tree. My sister made the quilt and pillow from Riley Blake Barbie panels and fabrics. I made the tree skirt from coordinating Riley Blake fabrics. The tree is trimmed with a variety of Hallmark Barbie ornaments and Barbie accessories. A Barbie house, helicopter, dolls, miniatures and more are included.

Celine’s Snow for Barbie and friends

Christmas handkerchieves tend to be primarily variations on a theme: Poinsettias. So when I came across this gorgeous Celine handkerchief with gray and gold snowflakes, I got excited. I used my new skirt pattern, modeled on vintage patterns from around 1957, and paired it with a gray Dupioni silk bodice to show off the gorgeous faux pearl and rhinestone brooch. Available now in my Etsy shop.

1:6 scale Christmas carol music books

Just in time for your Christmas dioramas, I’ve made up a bunch of Christmas carol music books featuring favorite tunes such as Deck the Halls and Away in a Manger. The books look nice on a piano, music stand, or in the arms of your favorite dolls as they go Christmas caroling. Available in sets of two and on sale now in my Etsy shop.

Merry Christmas, and happy wedding …

Merry Christmas one and all. I hope you’ve all had a wonderful day full of family, friends, and love.

I spent the day with family, and so now I can finally show you a Christmas present I worked on this fall.

My niece is getting married in June, so I decided to make her a wedding dress, Barbie size, which may or may not look exactly like her wedding dress. I made a mini bouquet to replicate the flowers that will be in her bouquet. And because she absolutely loves horses, I found a Barbie horse and carriage to display with Barbie and Ken. They’re planning to display the grouping at the wedding.




Christmas in July

I stopped by Hobby Lobby yesterday and they’ve started to put out their Christmas ornaments. There are many ornaments that make perfect miniatures for your Barbie dioramas. Simply remove the ornament hanger and you’re good to go.

And you don’t have to save all of them for your Christmas dioramas. Note the cute little sand castle!



1:6 scale music now available

I set aside some time this weekend and put together some sets of sheet music for our favorite doll. These books open and have actual music inside. They look great on Barbie pianos and music stands.

The two Christmas Carol books each have 6 pages of illustrated Christmas carols. The other book has the sheet music for Oh, You Beautiful Doll. I currently have limited sets available. Available now in my Etsy shop.