Happy New Year sale!

To welcome in the new decade, I’m having a sale! For one week only, save 20% off select items in my Etsy shop, including dresses, calendars, petit point pillows, and more. Start shopping Here

Polka Dot Part II for Francie

When Francie saw Barbie’s new party dress from the David Tutera fabrics, she requested a coordinating dress for their holiday party. Both dresses are now available in my Etsy shop.


Celebrating 1,000 sales with a special coupon offer

It’s hard to believe, but this morning I made my 1,000th Etsy sale.

To celebrate, I’m offering 10% off anything in my Etsy shop when you use the coupon code SALE4U.


I first opened my Etsy shop, Hankie Chic, in the spring of 2013. I’d been making doll dresses and posting pictures on Pinterest for about a year when author Cheryl St. John messaged me and asked to buy a dress she’d seen on Pinterest. I’d honestly thought about setting up an Etsy shop for a while, but this was the kickstart I needed to actually do it.

In the six and a half years since I opened my shop, I’ve made new friends, attended Barbie conventions, acquired a bunch of dolls, and learned how to make all sorts of 1:6 scale miniatures to enhance my photos. And I’ve received so much support, advice, and inspiration from my customers, Etsy colleagues, bloggers, and fellow doll dress designers. I can never thank you all enough.

A special thank you to Rebecca Berry, who first featured an interview with me on her wonderful blog, https://insidethefashiondollstudio.com, a few weeks after I opened my shop. That interview really launched my shop … I think I sold something like 24 dresses in 24 hours because of Rebecca’s endorsement. 

And thank you, Cheryl, for purchasing that first dress.


1:6 scale music books

While working on refurbishing the Susy Goose Barbie piano, I got inspired to try to make some miniature sheet music. Of course, the obvious choice was, Oh You Beautiful Doll. I know the song from the 1942 movie, For Me and My Gal, starring Judy Garland and Gene Kelly, in his first movie role. George Murphy and Judy Garland play a vaudeville team in a doll shop. He opens a box and finds her … a living doll … of course she ends up with Gene Kelly in the end.

“Oh, you beautiful doll, you great big beautiful doll! Let me put my arms around you, I could never live without you; Oh you beautiful doll, you great big beautiful doll! If you ever leave me how my heart will ache, I want to hug you but I fear you’d break. Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, you beautiful doll!”

It seems the perfect choice of sheet music for your favorite doll.

And then I found some delightful Christmas carols with lovely illustrations. A couple of vintage Christmas carol songbook covers later, and viola …