Month: August 2014

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Infanta

You know, it’s been a damn long time since I sewed for Barbie…too long. Despite my library of Barbie clothes not being large – I have to admit, there exists a certain charm in making clothes for the world’s most famous doll…and she knows it. The creative process isn’t so very different from other dolls, but one thinks in a more grand sense despite her … Read More Infanta

Tuxedos Are For Waiters…

This is the story of a doll dress, a white bow, and a pink eye… It’s a long drama about making a doll dress, so if you’re not into that – just look at the photos and read their captions to follow the progress. There – my good deed for the day is done (I’m practically inside the Pearly Gates as I write this)… … Read More Tuxedos Are For Waiters…

What Not To Say To A Doll Collector…

I just love all these lists that run about the internet telling us what not to say to each other. They are generally sanctimonious at best – but they do impart one general message – respect and tolerance for one another. I highly doubt anyone would deign to write such a list for doll collectors, so I’m taking it under my generous wing. Doll … Read More What Not To Say To A Doll Collector…

How To Attend A Doll Convention…Really.

The convention organizers got their marching orders here – now it’s time for the attendees to jot a few notes onto your pad. And it’s so very easy, really…it just takes some considerate thoughtfulness, medication, free will…and a whopping sack of cash. After just returning from the Barbie National Convention, I found myself as an attendee at a high profile doll event for the … Read More How To Attend A Doll Convention…Really.