Monday, September 28, 2009

Barbie Stuff

A Barbie purse, to be exact. I have been crocheting Barbie furniture lately. (For a friends daughter.... long story...) I sent her the dishcloth I was knitting while we were in Colorado this summer, and her daughter thought it was a rug or blanket for her Barbie Dream House. LOL So I said, "I can make her something for her Barbie house..." (I used to LOVE crocheting Barbie stuff.) I don't think I ever even had a Barbie, growing up. I don't remember it at all, if I did. So, I don't know why I like making Barbie dresses, now.... I used to crochet Bed Doll dresses for everyone in my family who was a little girl. I made one for both of my nieces (I since have two more, who never did get Bed Dolls), I made one for my sisters.... I don't think anyone kept any of them. And, I think I got burned out from making them. (That was the only patterns I had for a while.) Anyway~~~ I don't know where this came from, but I made up a purse for Barbie. You can find the pattern at my other blog. :) I took a picture of the 'frame' (plastic canvas sewn together) of the blanket chest I made for her. Which I since have finished. I also crocheted a rug. Now all I have is the chair to do. My six (soon to be seven) year old said 'Can you make me one of these? (The blanket chest.) But different?' (sigh...) Then, I got out my latest issue of Crochet World, to show him the tent and sleeping bag patterns. (Sigh again...) And I crocheted him a sleeping bag. Now all he needs is a guy that fits... (Sigh...) I won't even tell you about going onto ebay and looking at the 7,000+ pages of G.I.Joes and action figures, then doll houses, then Barbie accessories (didn't look to see how many pages there was of Barbie).... Then crochet patterns for Barbie... It's no wonder I never finish anything... AND I am going to make a sleeping bag and tent for my friends son, too. (So he doesn't feel left out. He's really a sensitive kid... Even though he is all boy.) :) So, I will need to get more camoflauge (sp?) yarn to do that, too. Well, someday I may have pictures of the whole finished sets. Stay tuned...

5 comments:

Susan said...

Hi Tina!

Cute... My Mom use to KNIT Barbie Clothes for my Barbie when I was little. I STILL have my Barbie... The ORIGINAL one... You know the one... The hard one... LOL She came in a Bridal Gown..( I think ) She had a black ball gown. I don't remember all of her clothes... Those things are actually worth a lot of money now. ( Glad I still have it )

~ Susan

Tina said...

That's so cool! I knit, and I have the Barbie Knit clothes book. But I don't know if I am good enough to ever knit those tiny clothes. That's cool you still have your Barbie. I had a Fisher-Price tudor style doll house. My Mom gave it to me when our oldest was little. My husband hated that thing. I threw it away eventually. I should have kept it. :( Those things are "Vintage" now, and going for $50 starting bid on ebay. (sigh...) Oh well. :P

Susan said...

I watched my knit some of those Barbu clothes... The needles were so TINY.

I hate the * WORD * Vintage... I saw a picture of jeans in the store not long ago... and it said " Vintage 70's clothes. " Hey, I was in HIGH SCHOOL in the 70's Does that make ME Vintage?

Susan

Tina said...

Hey, yeah! That means I am 'vintage', too. :( (I was in elementary school...)

Mimi said...

That's a lot to add to your queue, Tina...but you are surely making many kids happy :)