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wide face & broad forehead

Posted by helen on April 21, 2015

The heads of Silkstone dolls are getting bigger & bigger, their foreheads are getting so wide,  wider than “Broadway”.

A comparison photo:

Principessa’s  forehead makes me want to sell her off…  then, I saw a picture of the new doll “Boucle Beauty”,  she is even worse than Principessa.   oh, that Triangular Face!  I give her a Red Card b/c of her “Triangle Offense”

The differences:






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Cherry Pie Picnic—what if she were Steffie

Posted by helen on April 7, 2015

Cherry Pie Picnic, the doll that released on April Fools’ Day was supposed to be a Barbie Collector’s direct Exclusive, production number 4,700.  A week later, it all changed, production number is 6,400, Amazon is also distributing it(with free shipping)–although  BC’s “what’s new” page still marks it as “exclusive”

I guess 6,400 is a large number for BC to handle,  Amazon’s help is highly appreciated.  Now things get interesting. I will be watching it to see how it ends…. Maybe I should buy one right now. but I am not a great fan of her.

well, what if this doll used Steffie face mold? I probably would like her better.  what do you think?


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The Faces

Posted by helen on April 6, 2015

I sorted through some of my Silkstone dolls yesterday afternoon, I think these faces are my  favorites at this moment:



Joan Halloway



Gala Gown

valentine's day peplum dress

Stunning in the spotlights



Gal on the Go

Ravishing in Rouge

Lingerie 6

little bubble dress


happy halloween boater Silsktone Barbie

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The Easter Bunny

Posted by helen on April 5, 2015

okay, its the Easter Bunny, not the Mother Hen who brings you Eggs.

the Bunny looks sad & worried, but Barbie is happy!

Happy Easter Again! (we said it yesterday)

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Happy Easter

Posted by helen on April 4, 2015

Easter came earlier than I expected. well, I got mixed up and thought this Easter would be on April 17.

Wishing  you  all a  Happy Easter!  We are actually still in winter, the cold & strong wind almost blew me up into the sky when I came back from  the Post Office this afternoon.

I  received 2 old dolls from eBay ,  its like an Easter Gift (even I paid for them).  so  I am pretty happy.  I ordered them for my Barbie Convention projects, but  I may keep one.

hmm… I should make Barbie a dress for egg hunt, its not too late.

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Happy April!

Posted by helen on April 1, 2015

I guess BarbieCollector.com does not have the sense of humor as Amazon.com does.  did you visit Amazon today?

But, if you are not totally broke after the cold & long March, BarbieCollector wishes you order a sweet pie that’s so perfect for April Fools’ Day this is not a hoax, check her out:

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2015 Barbie Convention

Posted by helen on March 29, 2015

I think I’d spread the words:  the upcoming 2015 Barbie Convention still has seats open, so if you are interested in joining the fun, the registration is open.

here is the  registration form:


and you will get a convention doll like this


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Tips & Tricks –“Magic Comb”

Posted by helen on March 25, 2015

Sometimes your dolls need a little bit of grooming for improvement.

here I have a Fashionably Floral.  Her hairdresser was in rush when she was packed to leave the factory. her hair looks messy and some hair plugs are shown… if your doll is like mine,  you’ll need to comb & reset her hair.

you don’t need a  comb— use a  needle instead.

1. insert a needle under the first raw of her hair (or the raw next to her hairline)

2. Gently push the needle down and move it all the way to the back

3.  Insert your needle under the 2nd raw (then 3rd, 4th…)and  push it to the back…repeat the above steps  if necessary.

Result? Not a single hair is out of order!  Barbie’s Scalp is fully covered by her rooted hair layer after layer .


if her hair is too messy,  you can untie her bun then “comb” her hair with a needle.  Its easy to retie the bun, isn’t it?



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Pretty Picnic

Posted by helen on March 24, 2015

I think we can happily go on a Picnic without the  “Cherry Pie”

The girl with pigtails is the “Pretty Picnic” doll from 2000, she was $5.99 in the  stores, she comes with Basket, Cups, Placemats, etc. Her original outfits are somewhere I can’t find, she is now wearing “picnic set”(Gone Fishing) outfits.

And the redhead was “Luncheon Ensemble”, she was handy, right on my desk. so I let her wear the new Cherry Blouse I made.

cherry pie

cherry pie

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Happy the First Day of Spring

Posted by helen on March 20, 2015

Has Spring come? its snowing big. I can’t count snowflakes as spring flowers…

Dress up in Fashionably Floral anyway

As much as I like the face of this doll (Gala Gown) , her head is 30% bigger than the “Ravishing in Rouge Doll “.  it upsets me a little. but it isn’t her fault.

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