Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Do you have a favorite Barbie doll? My working girl...

I have to admit that the first doll I reach for every time I'm making clothes or working on an accessory, is the very first one I picked up in 2013 when I decided to start featuring Barbie on my Happier Than A Pig In Mud blog. She stands on my work table near the computer at all times. She's one of the $5 dolls from Walmart. At that time they came with fabric removable swimsuits, unlike the painted on suits for female dolls today. Only five points of articulation (neck, shoulders and hips), but she's made of a hard plastic that makes it easier for fittings, or to dress and change out clothes for pictures. I've added lots of links to previous posts, I hope you find something that inspires you!

In taking a quick peek at my Pinterest board, I'd say she's in about one quarter of all of my posts.

This poor doll was set outside during a 10" snow storm for pics,
and dropped more times than I care to admit.
And these days her hair looks best pulled back into a ponytail and she's a little... shiny
But she's a work horse, quite agreeable to being a seamstress dummy ~and~ a really good sport!
How to make Barbie size cheerleader pom-poms.

I have to chuckle when I think back to how long I debated about buying this first doll at 50+ years of age...
Then using some birthday money from my sons to pick-up an articulated one...
To today, well, today I have quite the Barbie Army of  models to choose from!
~But this one will always be my favorite girl💗
So I ask, do you have a go-to Barbie?
Have a great day😉

2 comments:

  1. Hi Lynn! I would say my favourite Barbie in my collection is the L.A Girl, that has been rebodied to a Made to Move body. She's the one with blond hair and a shaved side. She's probably one of the most featured dolls on my blog. I wish I could find another one like her and another matching MTM body, so I could make a mini me doll.

    Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week.

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  2. Hi Lynn, I have two: one is a "bunches" Sindy (I consider her as family of Barbie), and the other one is a California Girl Christie with beautiful hair. Both dolls are found in charity shops for very cheap. They both look good in everything. :)

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