Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Barbie Mondays - Movin' and Groovin'

Hello, Dear Ones! I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween! Well, we sure did and if you follow me on FaceBook you've probably seen these snaps but if not, I'd love to show you my little grandchildren. Carter was dressed up as Merida from the animated movie "Brave" and little Camp went as her brother whom she had turned into a bear!
I thought Carter looked gorgeous in her curly haired wig! She makes a lovely little redhead too!
The little bear coat Campie is wearing is a coat we bought for Carter when she was little. It had pink bows on it and my daughter cut them off! ;) Perfect! He is just our little joy! He smiles all of the time.

We got to go to Carter's school and see their Halloween program, to the Harvest Festival at church, go Trick or Treating with the grands and then attended a neighborhood Halloween party with them. What fun we're having! So...even though I have so much to do in our new/old house, I don't have really anything to show you that is finished yet because we've slowed down to enjoy life here and what a blessing it is!

So I thought I'd have another Barbie Monday and show you some more Barbie clothes that I've made. Sit back, relax, grab your Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper and gaze upon my creations made by my own talented dainty fingers! :)
I love to crochet and this was a perfect opportunity to make something small and not get too hot doing it (this was around the first of August). I made all of these Barbie clothes about 3 weeks before we moved up to New York.
 Doesn't Barbie look sweet in this soft green crocheted dress?
It's a little 'see through' and she could wear a full slip under it when she goes out! You know my desire was to make 'modest' clothes for Barbie! :) See the scalloped hem? So cute.
Now another outfit for another Barbie. I believe this has been my favorite item of clothing I have made for her so far. The jumpsuit! It's one piece and I think it's adorable. Am I bragging on myself? Well, maybe a little because it turned out SO CUTE!
Do you remember the jumpsuits from the 70s, I believe? Did you ever wear one? I did! This is the showoff Barbie and she knows how limber she is and she loves this jumpsuit and was showing me how nicely it fit her!
See, I told you she was a showoff! Were you ever able to do the splits? Well, as talented as I am, my tiny little fat legs just won't do that! Hope you've enjoyed me tossing in another Barbie Monday.
It's been so long now and I'm so sorry I don't remember where I found the pattern but it was from Pinterest I believe. Thanks for popping in to see me today!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)
 I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Legs (I'm just putting some of the lyrics up of this song because they're a little risque, but the legs part just popped into my head!)

She's got legs, she knows how to use them.
She never begs, she knows how to choose them.
She's got a dime all of the time,
stays out at night movin' through time.
Oh, I want her, said, I got to have her,
the girl is alright, she's alright.

~sung by ZZ Top 


  1. Sheila dear, your little ones are so precious. I hope they had a fabulous time. You are truly talented. Love the barbie outfits and you even showcase them in various scenes. Happy November. xo

  2. i'm so happy that you're getting to enjoy all the fun activites with Carter & Camp! What joy!


  3. I'm enjoying your grands right along with you!! So glad you are having such fun times with them!!! xoxo

  4. Shelia your life is so different now that you live near your Grands! I know as mine is also. So much to share with them and it is the best! They are adorable in their Halloween costumes. Barbie is so cute in her jumpsuit. You are a great Grandma!

  5. Your grands are just precious. I am so happy you are close and get to see them so often. Love the barbie outfits too. Way too cute.

  6. Lucky you to be part of their fun times! I saw my little one on Skype but as you know its not the same.
    Love the Barbie outfits. The jumpsuit is precious...and yes I wore one and no I could never to the splits! lol

  7. I am so glad that you are there in time to enjoy the Fall festivities with your sweet little grands. The new/old house can wait. You've got all the time in the world to do that but those special moments with the kids are fleeting.

    Love your Barbie clothes. That is really how I learned to sew ... sewing for my friends' Barbies. xo Diana

  8. Your grandchildren make such cute trick or treaters. Love the red wig and the sleepy bear costumes!

  9. Oh Carter and Camp are darling. Carter looks terrific as a redhead. I know you are enjoying your time with your little darlings. I wouldn't want to miss a minute with them either. You can always finish unpacking when the weather gets bad and you have to stay indoors.
    Carter's Barbie is the best dressed doll in the whole wide world. She is loving all the beautiful clothes.
    Have a great week.

  10. Such sweet trick or treaters. Carter is one lucky girl having clothes made by you.

  11. Your Grandchildren are soooo adorable! Love the red wig the cute Barbie clothes.

  12. The jumpsuit was my favorite. I ore them in the 70's and loved them. And I can still do the splits and cartwheels. :-)

  13. Sheila, your grands are adorable!
    Have a wonderful week.

  14. Your granddaughter looks just like you! Adorable, both of them! I learned to sew making Barbie clothes, a million years ago! Now I would like to learn how to crochet...maybe I should go back to my creative roots and start with your Barbie dress!! ;)

  15. Hi Shelia,
    It is so nice to be able to enjoy time with your adorable grandchildren! I went trick or treating with some of ours too.....love seeing all the little ones having fun! I am sure you will have your new home looking great in no time.

  16. Your grandchildren are the cutest!!!

  17. How cute the kiddos look! And I think I am seeing a little of you in Carter!!

    I love all of your Barbie couture! The blue crochet dress is runway quality! :)

    Jane xx

  18. Barbie looks awfully happy in her new attire! So glad your loving those Grandkids everyday!

  19. I know you're so thrilled to be close to those grands!

  20. Carter looks so gorgeous and so does Camp. We don't really celebrate halloween over here although we did have half a dozen witches visit on the night. Luckily we had some treats for them, just in case.


  21. I just saw Brave for the first time a week ago. Very cute and full of girl-power!

  22. Your grands look adorable. Cute outfits. Barbie's dress and pantsuit are cute.

  23. Oh, your little grands are so cute. Carter looks a lot like you. And she is cute as a button in her red wig. I love seeing the Barbie clothes you make. I wish my little granddaughters had been more into Barbie, but thank goodness they loved their baby dolls. I made lots of clothes for them. It is fun to do that. I enjoy your posts so much. Have a wonderful week. Stay warm. It has turned cold here in Utah. Hugs, Karie

  24. Hi Shelia, Oh your grands are adorable for Halloween. I know you had a special time with them. Makes the move and all the work so worth it, doesn't it? Precious memories you are making!!
    Love your darling Barbie crochet dress and the darling pant suit.. You are such a talent my friend.
    Have fun!!
    Happy November!

  25. You must be so very happy that you can share these family times together so much more easily than you could when you were in TX! xx

  26. Shelia,
    S l o w down and enjoy your lives with your daughter and grandchildren is what it's all about, dear friend!!!
    Those grands are adorable!!!
    So~o~o glad you are involved in their activities!!!
    P.S. I do believe Barbie has a better wardrobe than I!!! (wink)

  27. What a sweet princess! I love her red hair -- it looks very good on her! Happy day!

  28. What adorable grandbabies, Sheila! I know you have to be having a blast with them. Barbie sure is looking good too...and do remember those palazzo pant jumd suits...lol! I could never do the splits either...for the same reason you mentioned! :)

  29. Oh my goodness Shelia Carter looks adorable in her costume and your right she does look great with red hair...and your little bear is just precious!!

  30. Your little grands are so adorable! They looked so cute in their costumes. Isn't it THE BEST!!!???? Your Barbie clothes are fabulous. Your tiny fingers are VERY talented, ASheila. Mine.....nada!!:):)

  31. Your grands are so cute in their costumes. I know you are loving being there close to them. The Barbie clothes are precious, too....love the jump suit! Did you find the Diet Cherry Dr. Peppers there? I hope so! Hugs!

  32. awww, aren't they adorable....so cute.
    Come see mine. :)

  33. Hi Shelia, I really enjoyed your visit and I know your time is so limited with moving, precious grands etc. With all the traveling we have done this fall, I too have been having a hard time visiting. Please don't worry about not visiting, because life just needs to happen sometimes. I so understand dear. I am so looking to slowing down this winter and having more time to be on my computer.

    Your grands are absolutely adorable. Carter looks like you so much. I 'love' her red hair wig. Camp is too cute. What a blessing for you both to be close enough to be able to attend special programs with your grands. This move is a good thing. I am happy for you.

    Barbie has never looked so good. You have every right to brag and I seriously mean it Shelia. You are so talented in creating the most wonderful treasures. I love the crocheted dress and the cute pants outfit. I have worn the jumpsuits too. I liked that style.

    Have a wonderful week.
    Love, Jeanne

  34. Oh, My Nana used to crochet dresses and capes for my Barbie dolls in the early 60's - thanks for bringing back such a sweet memory for me!! The children are adorable in their costumes!!

  35. Love your little ones costumes.

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