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August 10th, 2009 (01:09 am)

current mood: chipper

Lynne has gone back to the Old Country for a few days (i.e., the Deep South), so we get to enjoy the company of the Green Acres dogs:

Little Blind Sparky and Minute the Great Armadillo Hunter.

Tom obligingly went through bins in the attic and garage looking for Barbie stuff OTHER than dolls. I'll be posting about some of that later, but in the meantime, I found this scrap of honest-to-goodness 1970s fabric. I don't know what I'll use it for--it's not much material--but I'm sure you'll eventually see it on one of the Mattel Top Models.

Last week--or maybe two weeks ago--Tim and I were running errands, and I unexpectedly discovered a trove of fabrics for WAY cheap. (In fact, when the associate checked me out, she was exclaiming over one of the remnants that she'd missed when she was going through them. She and some others use them in quilts they make for the children at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Since I always run into the kindest people when I shop, it seems like I'd enjoy shopping, but I don't.)

The picture below doesn't feature the fabric she liked, but is one I bought that night. I decided to use it for a Barbie dress from a pattern circa early 1960s. The price is vintage, too: I made this dress for less than fifty cents. Doesn't Tamala wear it like a million bucks?

Last party of the summer.


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