Monday, November 25, 2013

Barbie and Christmas Memories


For so many little girls of the early Barbie era, Barbie was only obtainable once a year, as a Christmas gift. The memory of coming to the Christmas tree and seeing that rectangular box in the early morning light is unforgettable. Even the scent of new Barbie vinyl was intoxicating and is indelible.

The excitement and anticipation of receiving Barbie under the tree was fueled in no small way by the first television advertisement which showcased the soon-to-be fashion icon in a most enticing way. Watch and enjoy the magic!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Downton Abbey Fabrics

I guess we knew it would happen. The only thing that would make the wonderful series Downton Abbey even more amazing would be a line of fabrics paying homage to the fantastic fashion eras covered in the series. Well, Andover Fabrics is already way ahead of us, with their collections devoted to the story’s main characters.  Now, if only they came in 1/4 and 1/6 scale.

Monday, November 4, 2013

SAN JOSE for Sale in My Etsy Shop

Exciting news at our house! My oldest son and his fiancee are flying to San Jose, Costa Rica, to be married at a beautiful, romantic resort on New Year’s Eve! In honour of their upcoming wedding I was inspired to create something for 16” and 12” dolls which to me reflects not only the destination but the adventure of it all as well.


COSTA RICA for Sale in My Etsy Shop