Yesterday Pea has an interesting post about her childhood Barbie doll. She was asking others to post pictures of their childhood doll.
Well, I can't find any pics of my childhood doll, but I have some on file of the many dolls I created.
Yes, I was once a Babs collector. I have many stashed away in boxes.
But these are the cheap Barbie dolls I would buy to recreate. I redid the hair by using straws cut into tiny little rollers and giving Babs a home "perm". It was brutal. You rolled her hair on these little straws and used straight pins to hold them on. Then you dipped dear old Babs' head into boiling water to set the curls. You let her sit over night to dry, removed the straws and redid her hair style. I loved to do the upsweeps.
I also made all of the clothing, including the jewelry, except for the Ken groom. My MIL made that one. Both my mother and my MIL collected the dolls at the same time I did.
It was a fun hobby. I even did internet "swaps". The Easter set below was made for someone on the internet. The little doll inside the blue bunny was one I received from my swap partner. The blue bunny is made from a washcloth.
Thanks, Pea, for causing me to remember all of these and spend the time to find the pictures to post.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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