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Love is in the air…

Posted by helen on May 20, 2018

Did you hear the Wedding bell ring?  here comes the bride:

I did not watch the Royal Wedding, after I woke up on Saturday morning, I googled for a few close-up photos.

I don’t love the dress, I don’t hate the dress, I like it better than Princess Diana’s dress.

I suppose I could choose a fashionista doll that has a modern face, but I think Silkstone Barbie has the best body to wear the dress.

Barbie wore it better, the dress fits and hugs her body,

one Twitter user tweeted her wedding picture: “Phone hopping asking did Megan borrow her wedding dress from me” I took a look,  well, she wore the same dress as the Royal bride! here is her picure

Am I surprised? not at all. if you flip through old  “Simplicity Pattern” Book, you can find a bunch of similar dresses. you may call it “outdated” or “timeless”, your choice.

I remember when KellyAnn Conway wore this so called “Gucci” coat to Trump’s Inaugural Ball,  people  laughed about it, as it  also from “Simplicity” My friend Lisa said: if you know how to copy, you’ll be a great fashion designer. lol

Many Fashion experts have commented that Meghan’s dress is ill-fitted at waist & bust,  perhaps she lost some weight before wedding


here is the original sketch:


And this is a better one is by Megan Hess


sorry for the lack of activities, I tried to win a few doll wedding dress auctions from eBay,  but either I forgot to bid or the price went to high.  Yesterday I won a Wedding Day Barbie, the price ended really low, I’m not even sure if the seller would ship it or cancel it.  hopefully it will come, so I can continue the wedding photo thread. lol

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Fashion Ave — Mint Classic Fashion

Posted by helen on March 27, 2018

I found this “Fashion Avenue Classic Mint Fashion Pack”  yesterday in one of my “Treasure or Trash” boxes,

I bought this pack at Barbie Convention. the color matches my travel doll’s hair perfectly. Its a smart design—the credit goes to the Pattern Maker, very simple pattern, yet still fit (fit TNT 1966 body),  the straight line cutting makes the sewing job easy.  however, the low-quality black ribbon trim at the bottom hem looks incredibly cheap,  it  ruined the whole thing.

A little alteration to replace the cheap ribbon with New black fabric border & green lace trim:

Doll  enjoys her new dress & spring time:

since I admire the cleverness of the  pattern-maker so much, I replicated one in white


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Friday The 13th, Barbie & Black Cat

Posted by helen on October 13, 2017

Its Friday, its the 13th, its October, Its Barbie & her Black Cat…Things are getting Spooky…

Out & About, they are up for no good

you’d better watch out, the witch is coming to town!

Quick, throw her some Sweet before her eyes blink, it saves you from  bleeding blood & sweat!

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Barbie Loves Piet Mondrian & Hello Kitty

Posted by helen on September 17, 2017

Weekend Projects:
Barbie Loves Hello Kitty & Piet Mondrian:

The Funky Top Model Summer:

The older dolls really have great charm! Amazon still has my purchase record, this “Summer” doll was $9.99. and she came with lots accessories.

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Yellow Roses…

Posted by helen on April 5, 2017

This rose dress was wore by Kim Novak in Film “Phffft”, she played a small part  in the film. her role in this movie probably has been forgotten, but the picture of this Rose Dress often pops up on internet, there are thousands of Pins on Pinterests.

Barbie enjoys to own the style:

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Pillow Talk? $10 off!

Posted by helen on August 18, 2011

$10 off on “pillow talk” giftset. if you want them, that’s a great deal, as you also get “buy more save more” discount


They are not  type of  the dolls I like, I honestly dont like male doll with painted hair.


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my 5th eBay anniversary

Posted by helen on June 25, 2011

eBay sent me a congratulation letter 

wow,  5 short or long years!

 I still remember the first doll I sold on ebay was Fashion Fever Modern trend Lea, I sold her for 99 ¢ , today, her price can go as high as $120.

I dont remember which doll was the first doll I bought from ebay.

eBay has changed so much, so have I.

t’s your eBay anniversary–year 5
We want to say thanks and let you know how much we value
having you as an eBay community member. All of us at eBay
wish you the very best in the year to come.

Thank you!

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Silkstone–the Calendar Girl

Posted by helen on September 2, 2010

okay, people, here comes a new release, silkstone 2011 Calendar girl (well, she is Miss July  in your 2011 Barbie Calendar)

I should have worked on the Modern Black Barbie, but I dont have the right fabric, so I ended up making Robert Best’s Calendar Girl,  Miss July , 2011. hope you like her.

I first thought the costumes were super easy, but it wasnt easy. working with tiny pieces of Organza, taffeta & sequins has  never been easy!!  the organza part almost killed me.

I survived!

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design your own barbie

Posted by helen on August 24, 2010

of course, you are not really the desinger, but the “picker”, you pick what you like and put piece together to have your “design”, easy, isnt it? why not try out?


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back to debut

Posted by helen on April 14, 2010

2 new Debuts, one with Lime green hair, one with Wine-colored hair.

Lime Green


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