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Sure I'm 22, but......

Yesterday at Savers I bought two Barbie dolls. Yes, Barbies. I plan to make them both wardrobes and a nice drawstring bag and make two little girls on the reservation happy with their very own Barbies.

Here they are:

That said, I am having lots of fun! I have a dress on the needles right now (when I get it done, I plan to post the pattern) and I am researching more barbie clothes patterns. I found a site with literally over one thousand patterns for Barbie. Here is the link:

I've also found quite a few other patterns. Bev's Country Cottage has a list of them, and I don't know how many other sites. The only thing I am kind of bummed out about is our printer is out of ink so I can't print any of the neat sewing ones I've seen.

However, I am thinking ahead. I've bookmarked some of the ones I liked, and I have a Plan.

Yes with a capital P. I have a Plan.

Thrift sale season is upon us, and soon there will be the 100 Mile Garage Sale. (Uh-huh, for 100 miles up and down both sides of the Mississippi River there will be garage sales. It happens every year the first weekend of May. I live in one of the towns and am a couple of miles from another. Jererk is already seeing the $ bills flying away from him.) I am hoping to find a bunch of Barbies, and maybe some other dolls, for a good price. I shall doll them up and put them in The Box. ( :-) Pun intended.)

I can hardly wait.

Keep checking back, there's a pretty darn good chance this will be the place to find doll clothes patterns and links for a while to come. :-D


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