Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vintage Yarn Crocheted Barbie Skirt

Welcome to my blog and Vintage Thingies Thursday hosted by Suzanne at Colorado Lady. Visit her site and see all of the wonderful vintage fabric she found. Also, be sure to visit the other blogs to see what they are sharing this week. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.........

My friend Lisa (Molto di Moda Designs) who is so sweet, crafty, thoughtful and talented made a skirt for my Barbie out of vintage harvest gold and burgundy yarn. She crocheted it from a vintage Barbie skirt pattern that she found online. She knew that I have been collecting vintage Barbie clothes for my restored doll. Isn't she the sweetest thing? In the background is an album from 1969 titled "The Super Hits" featuring Wilson Pickett's "Sugar Sugar" and Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" which I listened to over and over in high school. I know, I'm dating myself. OK, how many of you remember those songs too? I sure do wish I had a record player right now! The little book that Barbie is sitting on is titled "Historic Tales of Olden Time: The Early Settlement of New York City and State". I found it in a box of books donated to our library. It is falling apart, the spine is peeling off, the cover is cracking and the pages are yellowed but I loved the patina and size of the little book. I had to have it! When I looked at the publication date I couldn't believe it was 1832! One paragraph describing New York states "The city stretching street on street as in her present grandeur and magnitude, enrols a total population of 180,000 souls". Boy, has it changed! I can't wait to read more.


When I helped move my mother-in-law to an assisted living facility, I kept a few of her National Geographic magazines. I thought this back cover of the October 1964 edition was appropriate for this season. I plan on framing and hanging it up for Halloween. You can click on the photo for a larger view.

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11 comments:

Postcardy said...

Barbie looks like she's wearing Minnesota gloden Gophers colors--all she needs is a sweater with a big "M."

I have a lot of the Coke ads from the backs of National Geographics.

LV said...

That is such a cute skirt for Barbie. I really like the old magazine photo.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my I remember my sweet Barbie. And I love your Coke ad! Great idea.

Jocelyn
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Janet, said...

the Coke ad is my favorite, too. Enjoy your Barbie!

Maureen said...

I remember when I was kid my friend's mother used to make Barbie clothes for her and it amazed me that she could make such teeny tiny little things. Very sweet!

Teresa said...

Great skirt. I used to have a bunch of handmade barbie outfits from my aunt who would give them to me for every occasion. They were sewn not crocheted. I just loved them.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

oh what a cutie!..i'd love to get my hands on that amazing old book!

Coloradolady said...

love Barbies skirt, that is so cute! and I would love to find a ad like that, how cute for the Halloween season! Have a great fall weekend and a happy VTT!

Lisa said...

Barbie looks great, Kathi! I love all the vintage goodies you've included in the photo...and I DO REMEMBER those songs--"Sugar, Sugar" is on my ipod! I'm glad you are enjoying the skirt and that you can add it to your vintage Barbie clothes collection.

shopannies said...

I love the crotched skirts and dresses for barbies they are so cute I love the coke sign and have alot of friends who collect coke

Debbie said...

My grandmother crocheted, knitted and sewed most of my Barbie/Ken/Ricky clothes and I still have them. What a nice friend you have to make you a skirt for your Barbie from a vintage pattern and yarn!