Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Red Handmade Barbie Doll Dress With Headband, Bracelet, Purse, and Shoes

Today I worked on setting up photo props for a red dress that has beautiful black and white patch work designs down the front, on the belt, and across the front purse flap.  I am so relieved to finally have this photo shoot completed.  Because the dress sports such a beautiful, cultural print, I had much anxiety as to how to go about having my photos do it justice.  I am not that great of a photographer, and the added dilemma of trying to come up with scenery that would actually mesh well with this dress was quite challenging, fun, and exciting all at the same time.  I know that I could have easily stood it up against a simple background; but for some reason, I get visions in my head of how I need to present items that I create.  The mental visions are wonderful, but sometimes it is tough trying to bring to life what I see in my head with such limited supplies. So it takes me a very long time to pull everything together.

Thankfully, once I took bits and pieces from here and there, my scenery began to come together.  I knew that I wanted to create some kind of throne setting with a staff.  I had seen a really beautiful setting in a Barbie magazine once and loved it.  So, I set out to create my own princess throne photography props.  I took a wicker chair and wrapped the bottom in black feather trim.  Then I took white feather trim and weaved the top portion of the chair.  I chose the top portion to be white because I knew that the black would interfere with her hair.  The cultural looking floor mat was my inspiration for creating a throne setting in the first place.  I loved that it was round and had all the right colors and patterns that would stand out.  Once I seated the doll on her throne, something was missing.  Finally, I remembered the staff.  So, I took a piece of wood about 10 inches long and connected some feathers to the top of it, then I wrapped it in black ribbon and secured it with a straight pin at the back.  The props for the throne photo shoot was finally completed.  At last, it was lights, camera, action time!

After a few photos of the throne scene, I had the desire to create an outdoor scenery setting.  A princess can only sit on her throne for so long before it's time to get out and about.  Thankfully, I had purchased a floor tree from Home Goods several years back.  It is made of real wood, but has artificial greenery.  This served as the center stage for my outdoors scene.  The only thing left to do was add several fake rocks, which are really solar powered lights, that I purchased from the dollar tree to add a bit of depth to my scenery.  The only thing that I wish I had purchased a few days ago was a giraffe that I saw in Hobby Lobby.  I would have posed it near the tree to make it look as though it were grazing on the leaves above.

Well, that's a little bit about the why and how of my photo backdrops for this outfit.  I hope you enjoy the pictures and the doll outfit.  For more information about the handmade dress, please visit or click the pictures below.

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Handmade Barbie Doll Striped Sofa Set

This contemporary style furniture set is sturdy and built for moderate play.  It accommodates up to five Barbie sized, 11.5 inch dolls.  The set comes with an end-table and coffee table that sport clean, modern lines.  The striped black, tan, and brown fabric goes well with male or female doll play or could be used to create a fabulous diorama.  Find out more about this set at

 1:6 scale doll furniture

 Tan, Black, And Brown Doll Furniture

 Barbie doll striped sofa set

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

White Barbie Doll Dress with Earrings, Bracelet, and Shoes

This charming, white Barbie doll dress is made of cotton and sports a flowered, embroidered design throughout.  An attached white satin ribbon fastens into a beautiful bow at the back.  A velcro fastener at the back makes it easy to dress and undress the doll.  Faux pearl earrings, a stretch bead bracelet, and white shoes complete this graceful and traditional design.

Facts about the scene:
I wanted to create an English garden look, so I purchased a beautiful photo poster from Hobby Lobby.  It is entitled 'Garden Delight' by Jessica Jenney.  I used it as my background photo and then set into place other props that would accommodate my Barbie doll model.  The white fence is just one unit of a landscape trim border that I purchased from Walmart for about $1.50, and I used tact glue to temporarily hold the flowers in place.  The three boulder looking rocks are solar powered landscape decorations that were purchased from the dollar tree.  The birdhouse stand was one that I picked up from either Hobby Lobby or Michaels.  Both stores have an array to choose from.  Unfortunately, I can't remember where I acquired the tiny dog and birds.  I've had them for a while.  To make it look as though Barbie was taking the dog for a walk, I attached a small length of jewelry chain around the dog's neck and secured the other end to Barbie's hand.  Finally the flooring is nothing but green grass craft paper, which can be purchased at most craft stores.
 Handmade, White Barbie doll dress at

Handmade Barbie doll clothing and accessories

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Barbie Doll Dress, Earrings, Necklace, Bracelet, Belt and Shoes at

This handmade Barbie doll dress is made from tan, stretch knit material, and paired with one of my favorite accent colors, sea foam blue/green.  The earrings, necklace, bracelet and shoes come together nicely to create a fabulous outfit that is simple, yet fashionably chic.

 Tan Barbie Doll Dress Handmade Barbie Doll Dress

Barbie Doll Dress and Accessories

Barbie Doll Handmade Clothes at  Tan Barbie Doll Dress and Sea Foam Blue Accessories

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Regal in Red Barbie Doll Handmade Dress with Silver Earrings and Accent Belt

This handmade Doll Dress fits 11.5 inch, Fashionista, and Silk Stone style Barbie dolls.  Frayed detailing on neckline, sleeve cuffs, and belt add interest to this simple, yet elegant dress.  Silver earrings and gray shoes complete this elegant ensemble.  Black and white designer ribbon boxes serve as a temporary backdrop, along with a filigree patterned stock board flooring :-)  Please visit for more details about this dress and many of our other items.  Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Handmade Flowered Barbie Doll Dress - Spring Day in Fall

This beautiful, flowered, spring-time Barbie doll dress is one that I had sewn a while ago. However, I never got around to posting it on our Etsy Store until Fall.  Why so long?  Well, I had my mind set on creating a beautiful garden scene for it, but that took a while for me to get around to doing.  I ended up creating a garden trellis from a couple of paper boxes that I covered in reed wood, two trinket boxes for the seat, and two small wooden ladders that were too short for their original purchase use; but they worked quite well for my trellis archway extension.  It is not exactly what I set out to create. However, it turned out better than I thought, and it complements the dress better than any other background prop I had tried in the past.  For more information about the dress, please visit our Barbie Bargain Buys category at our Etsy Store.  Thanks for visiting!


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Barbie's Bargain Buys Category - Barbie Doll Dress, Earrings, Necklace and Belt for $12.00

Today we added our first product to a new category on our Etsy Store.  We are calling this category of products "Barbie's Bargain Buys!"  It is a new category that we intend to fill with fabulously stylish Barbie doll products at great prices.  These products will be of the same great quality as our other products, but take considerably less time to make, which allows us to sell them at a splendid price.  Items in this category will have groupings of products that are similar, but have there own individual uniqueness about them.  Please keep your eye on this category as we hope to add more products in the upcoming weeks.  Below is the first product that we listed.  Thank you for visiting our blog site and Etsy Store.


Monday, October 28, 2013

Barbie Doll Handmade Designer Purse - Black, Antique Brass, Studs, Chains, and Black Faux leather

This Barbie doll, handmade, designer purse displays antique brass colored studs and chains.  Faux black leather is found on either side of the purse, and black silk cording serve as the handles.  A leather ES (Enchanted Styles) stamped hang tag authenticates that it is from our handmade, ES Glam collection of purses, which can be found by visiting our Etsy Store.  The purse can open and close and has enough space for important doll documents, and other small sized Barbie accessory items.  The matching earrings, necklace, and belt add additional elegance to this already stylishly designed purse and will look great with any outfit it is paired with.  For more information about this purse or our other products, please visit us at

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Barbie Doll Designer Leopard Print Purse and Jewelry Set

This leopard print designer purse for Barbie and other similarly sized dolls is beautifully handcrafted.  It  looks great with a nice dress, but we chose to pair it with a simple sleeveless shirt and a pair of jeans.  The purse is accented with silver rings and small wooden beads.  A silver metal hang tag, stamped with ES, authenticates that it is a part of our handmade, ES Glam collection. The purse opens and closes and is spacious for storing small doll trinkets.  Please visit our ES Glam designer purse category for more information and to view our other available purses.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Black White and Silver Accents - Designer Handmade Purse for Barbie Dolls

This is another handmade designer doll purse from our ES Glam Collection, which can be found on our Etsy store.  It features a black and white zebra print that is soft to the touch, faux diamonds, and silver metal accents.  It looks great when worn as a shoulder bag or held by the straps.  It has a country western feel that is merged with a bit of glitz and glam.  Find out more about this purse by clicking here to visit our ES Glam Purse Category on Etsy.