Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Barbie's New Ripple Suit...

Happy Wednesday to you! I hope you are enjoying the day. It's a short work week this week, with the approach of Independence Day on July 4th. Got any fun plans
? We don't, at least that I know of, but it's sure to include finding a spot to watch fireworks.

Jessica has been requesting that I make this particular outfit for Barbie for several months and I'm happy to say I was finally able to complete the project last night. No, it didn't take me months to make it, just months to get started on it. LOL She is quite happy with the suit, as am I, because I've never attempted anything like making a jacket before. It was very interesting and fun and challenging all at the same time.
Forgive this Barbie's bad hair day/life. This is the one I owned when I was a kid and Amy took a pair of scissors to her hair when she was younger, believing as all youngsters tend to do at some point, that the doll's hair will grow back after they cut it. Jessica tells me the skirt will only fit on this particular doll because she isn't a "hippy" as the other dolls. Guess I didn't work the gauge quite right. LOL

I also just wanted to mention that you may notice I'm not commenting quite as frequently on blog posts these days or it's coming in spurts. I've had to adjust the amount of time I spend on the computer during the day for the remainder of the summer. Please know I am not ignoring you, I'm still looking, but not always able to comment. Thanks for understanding and know that I'm as big a fan as ever, just trying to use the time I have to the best advantage.

With that, thank you so much for your visit! I truly appreciate your taking the time to stop by and I hope to have more to share soon. *Ü*


Sarah said...

Jeanne I totally LOVE Barbie's new outfit..She looks like a well 'loved' doll.
I also hear you with the blogging thing, it eats up so much of your time!! I am doing better by making things in batches and scheduling posts.
We know you are out there have a life!
Take care Jeanne.

Alanna said...

That Barbie sure is dressed very sharp. Great job on this project.

As for the limited computer time, I know what you're talking about. Time is a commodity and we all have to know how to best manage the little of it that we have.

I hope you all have a great 4th.

Barb said...

You did an awesome job with this suit, my friend! Barbie never looked so good!

I'm with you on the blog time issue, as well. I find that after I've stopped by all of the blogs, I have no time, energy or the inclination to create cards or anything else.

So. I'll 'see ya, when I see ya'. Have a wonderful 4th of July! Be safe.


Sharli said...

Wow, I LOVE that suit! I'd love one in a size 14?

I never knew that not all Barbie's were the same size! You learn something new every day. ;-)

Kathi Carlson said...

Why, from your title, was I expecting the "suit" to be a bathing suit? Instead, it's a suit I would wear (although I might be a little too hippy for that skirt, too. LOL.). VERY nice!!

As for the blogging thing, I'm in agreement with the others. With wedding plans going into full gear next week, I may be giving up some of my hobby time, too. It's family first - the way it should be.

Kim Burmeister said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the colors!

stampmonkey said...

This suit is really cute, Jeanne! Love those variegated yarns.

I can totally understand your not commenting all the time...I'm right there with ya!! And when you do have the time, I truly appreciate all the sweet and thoughtful comments you leave for me. You bless my life, Jeanne.