Friday, July 1, 2011

{Sleeping Bags for Barbie}

You do know she needs one... right? Of course! Every mom knows that. :)
We have entered Barbie Mania at our house as of 1 week ago. My kiddo has every single Barbie-sized Disney princess and prince, but only one Barbie up to this point, and having shown no interest at all.

But then we had a birthday party with friends.
And a Barbie arrived. A Birthday Barbie actually, which is apparently even better. Within 2 days her "birthday wish list" had changed to include mostly Barbie items.
If you hadn't guessed by now, our house is now bathed in even more pink than usual (which is always an awful lot just having a daughter around). The Barbie Glam Vacation House and the Barbie Glam Pool, along with 2 new Barbies made their big debut at our large family birthday party, and now my daughter is completely immersed in what she terms, "Barbie world".

And since "all the girls" (aka Barbies) are having a slumber party, of course they need sleeping bags, no?
So we came up with these little cuties.
I cut a template out of old file folders that measures 11" x 5 1/2".  Cut 2 of these out of the fabric of choice (felt was just too easy and I have too much of it to not use). I die cut the embellishments with my handy Cuttlebug and Sizzix dies, using felt scraps.
I used a blanket stitch for the flowers and butterflies, rolled down and stitched the top, then machine stitched the 2 pieces together to make a really simple sleeping bag. 
Barbie seems to like. :)
 There's room to move all around, so Barbie is easy to place inside and take out. I actually like the stiffness of the felt for these.
Now I'm off to play Barbies!

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1 comment:

  1. That is such a cute idea! I'm bookmarking this for when my Edyn is old enough to play with Barbies. Hope you had a fun sleepover!

    xo
    Jami

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