Monday, 18 August 2014

Playing with Barbie dolls !!! - 02

I love shoes. Period.

I collect them and I do believe I have more than a hundred pairs... And still need more!

This thing I have for shoes is spreading....
My little one already has a nice collection (thanks to her mama) and of course her Barbie dolls!

You didn't think it was going to be any different for the dolls, did you?

 These boots also come in black (actually, I had two pairs and painted one in black with a permanent marker!)

There are shoe styles here that I would really like to have in my own closet! Especially those Mary Janes... Go figure ...

I would like to thank her cousin for them. She gave Ioanna so many pairs and still has more!!


Thursday, 7 August 2014

Playing with Barbie dolls !!! - 01

I love Barbie and thankfully Ioanna has about 5-6 dolls for me to play with.... Ha ha, I know, but I don't feel that old to play with them!!

I also like sewing! For me, for Ioanna, for the Barbies! It was inevitable that I would make Barbie clothes. After all I needed to use all the scrap fabric pieces I have!

I rarely use patterns. I simply measure the dolls and draw a rough picture and then I cut the fabric and sew it. I correct what I must right on the spot.

from left to right

black satin belt - red silk dress - pink muslin skirt - beige muslin dress - black gown with orange tulle.

black bell bottom pants - black mini dress - black capris - striped tube top - red dress with satin sash - black long fitted gown.

Burberry dress - water blue silk dress - white tube top - sky blue satin dress - black strapless top - white tube dress.

white apron - army fitted dress - white dress - army strapless top - skirt with red tulle - striped tube dress.

flower pants - blue dress - black and white dress with lace - muslin shorts - flower fitted dress - black tube top - muslin tube top.

blue pants - Burberry tube top - pink dress - Burberry skirt - plive green skirt - pink skirt - red long gown.

And now for some modelling ...

The black, the red and leopard print gowns are Ioanna's favorites (along with a long red gown with large skirt, not shown).
The leopard one was made from an old shower cap. Amazing full skirt, right?

I am going to try and make a coat!

Love playing with my little one and dress the Barbies!!!!


Friday, 1 August 2014

Peach upside down cake!

Peach and nectarines = summer!

I stand by this. These are a big favorite in our house and I use them in any way I think is tasty!

Since I like upside down cakes (here and here), I baked a simple cake, using my vanilla cake recipe, in which I grated 1 peach.

I used the peaches raw and covered the bottom of my pan.

So... I forgot to take pictures of the finished cake in its platter......
Please forgive me....
But you get the idea!