Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"Wednesday Wee Ones" Barbies and Bikes

I've been sewing and even attempting to 'design' Barbie clothes!


Which sounds like fun but is really very frustrating! I didn't make this dress...but I could have!


I did make this dress and handbag....


It's hard to make things to fit her! lol I have so many ideas but some of them are ending up on other dolls!


This little girl got Barbie's baby doll pajamas! heehee!


It's a good thing I have lots of dolls...all different sizes!


I am loving pink and green right now! Another dress I made...


My hubby asked me what I wanted for Mother's Day and I said....a new Barbie!

So he bought me two!



These are so cute!


I don't know if they will get new cycling duds though!


I'm working on something else now...a sneak peek....


It's been gorgeous here in Florida!


Enjoy your day!


If you love Barbie, visit Two Crazy Crafters ! They have the most beautiful Barbie collection!

What is your favorite color for Spring?

island  Take time to PLAY, Sew...or ride a BIKE!  island


becky said...

Oh barbies I love them! I love the dress and handbag you made as well.If I had a choice bike riding is what I would do as well.

Happy Wednesday Diane!

Shelley said...

I love the dresses you made they are very sweet of your dear husband to buy you Barbies for Mother's day...Good man indeed!The little wee doll is cute too....I would love to take lessons from you on bad I don't live near that would be awesome to live in Florida,near you...I have never even been there.
Thanks for sharing this post today...I enjoyed it very much....blessings to you dear Diane.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

How cool that your making clothes! They're so pretty! I have always loved pink and green too!
Love your new bike riding Barbies. I have not seen those before.
I guess my favorite color for Spring is Aqua!
Have a lovely day!


Janet said...

The dresses are so cute. I love pink and green, too.

When my daughter was little my mom made her tons of clothes for Barbie. She would buy fancy dresses at the thrift shop and cut them up for the fabric. My daughter had the best dressed Barbie around. I wish I still had those dresses.

Marie said...

I love, Love, LOVE Barbie!! I wish Todd would get me a new Barbie doll!! I'd be so thrilled! Your clothes are very nice! Great job!!

Vee said...

I've been sewing today, but no patience for Barbie clothes! That's a lovely dress you made for her. No energy for bike riding... My favorite spring color is pale coral.


there's just something about pink and green I totally know what you mean!

love your barbie clothing!
come by my blog today..and click on the link to my daughters blog in today's can check out my crochet barbie creations there! isn't creating for Barbie fun:?lol

we are all still just little girls at heart! i like your new barbies..can i come over and play with you!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Annalisa said...

Barbie!!!!I love them! I used to have Francie, the "cousin" of Barbie, and it was my fave doll ever for many years! I remember she could "bend" her legs and her hair was "magic", you could style them because they had a metal wire inside her hair..Oh, lovely old times! it was 1972...sweet memories...
Love darling,

Kaila said...

Oh my--I was too old when Barbie came out. My dolls--from years before Barbie's time--all were babies who could drink and wet-- although the water always came out of their necks. hee hee I am of the Tiny Tears and Betsy Wetsy generation and never owned a Barbie.

I love the outfits you are making. I love pink and green, but I also am on a violet/purple/lavender kick along with a turquoise one this season.

I love the photo that shows you riding your bike right on to my computer desk. What fun.

Della said...

I made Barbie clothes for my girls when they were young, and you are right, it is hard! Such tiny sleeves to turn, tiny hems, etc... I love what you made! So spring/summery! Fantastic! Fave spring colors right now...tough one...I love colors! I really love the pink and green, too. Remember the sweeper cover Lace made for me in the pink and green? I haven't been able to let it touch the floor! HA! I Don't want it to get dirty! I also love peach, pink, orange and yellow. Besides my standard purple and brown(not springy)

Eileen@My Evergreen Place said...

Some of my best memories of Christmas are the Barbie clothes my Aunt made for me. She sewed some and knitted others. I particularly remember a red knitted ice skating dress and hat that both had white trim around them.

My favorite spring colors are yellow and spring green.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, that last photo is perfection!!! You made me chuckle when you asked your husband for a new Barbie. Whenever I go into NYC I always go to FAO Schwartz. They have the most amazing Barbie display. Your doll clothes are spectacular, but I can imagine working that small could be frustrating.


Laura..DancesWithTeddyBears said...

Cute outfits you're making! My mom made outfits for my Ginny dolls. Pre-Barbie..I'm old!
Really love your bike.
Happy sewing and happy riding, oh and have a happy day!

Jacqueline said...

You and Barbie have gone on a bike ride I see. I want to follow you with my favorite spring color (at least for this year) and it's the lime green and orange. Hits the happy spot in me for sure!
Today I talked about Barbie and how she is always wonder, you are designing her clothes and making her look so Groovy! said...

I love the dresses that you have made for you Barbies, it is amazing.. as they must be so fiddly and the stitching so finicky, you have done such a good job, and a handbag too! I love the colours and fabrics too! You are so right... those Barbies are so cute, such lovely faces! I know Valerie! There is one thing my Mum always taught me... there is always someone who is worse of than you, someone who is having a worse day, eating less, having less or no money, getting called worse names, etc. etc.... This equals so much to be grateful for, and this is a reason why, no matter what life throws at me, I can always bring to mid these wise words, and pull myself back up! WOnderful and thoughtful, and wise post! suzie xxx

lila said...

I think you are getting the hang of the Barbie dresses! I like pink and yellow together for spring!

M.Kate said...

Love that picture of you on the bike Dianne :) One day.....I'd love to see all those gorgeous dolls in person. Happy weekend.

kim said...

Wow, you can sew those tiny little clothes. There is now way I could do something that tedious. Very nice job.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

The doll clothes are beautiful.

Catherine Holman said...

This brings back childhood memories. My mother made all my Barbie clothes and now I've passed them down to my daughter who wants to make doll clothes too.

jen said...

diane, the dresses you made are perfect for barbie! you've done well as they look store-bought! ;)

making barbie clothes in one of the things that got me sewing as a kid - so bravo to you!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Diane, great pictures.

I made Barbie clothes for a while. What a job. Just when you start a're finished. Ha.

Your Barbies are wonderful. Have a blessed weekend.

Barb ♥

Dianne said...

I love that last dress! I'm not normally a pink person, but this spring, I've been using it a lot and wearing it too... Thanks so much for coming by my blog and leaving such sweet comments... Don't you just love Carmelina!! I'm in Pasco County on the west coast. What area are you in?

Dianne said...

Oh my goodness! I just read your Mothers Day post! I'm in Hudson... just a couple miles from Hudson Beach and Sam's Beach Bar! You must be pretty close!

Claire said...

Seriously, you are one awesome sewer! I love Barbie's wardrobe!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What a "Clever Connie" you are...making your own Barbie clothes. Very nice job, by the way!!!
How sweet that the hubby spoiled you by getting two instead of one. : )
And I loved that last pic of you on the bike. Super Cute!!!
Have a great weekend,
Mary Lou

Kerryanne English said...

I remember making Barbie clothes for my girls when they were little and I think they were amongst the hardest things I have ever had to sew. Fun... but so little.

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Diane! I think the two outfits you made are just sooo sweet, and so is the sneak peek of the project you're working on now! Your hubby is such a sweetie! ... My favorite color is always pink. ;) Have a great weekend! xo Paulette


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Have fun with it,

Elyse said...

what a happy and fun post! i love barbies, too!


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Diane, your Barbie designs are all so pretty! I love the bicycles!

I'm back from my wonderful but quick whirlwind adventure. It was by far the most unexpected thing I've ever done, but FUN!

marie said...

Love the pretty dresses you made for your Barbies and lucky little girl doll ~ she ended up with a very sweet dress!