Before our lovely granddaughter came into our lives, Barbie dolls were not part of my life.
As a child, I played with baby dolls, not Barbies.
In blog land, I love visiting Marta's blog, all4barbie.blogspot.com/ because she creates imaginative and beautiful scenes with Barbies.
She's in Spain and she's amazing.
She's also a faithful blogging friend so Marta, this post is for you!
A few weeks ago, my friend, Patti, came by with a huge pile of Barbies that she found in a box at a yard sale. Cost? Zero.
The lady running the sale wanted to get rid of them so she gave the whole box away free.
The only problem is that none of the Barbies had, well, uh, er, clothes. Yup. They were "nahkid" as my grand baby calls it.
So I went to a big box store, priced the rather scantily made Barbie clothes, and ran out again.
Too much money for poor quality merchandise.
(This little pretty is not a Barbie doll. That's Ariel.)
Next step was ordering some pretty Barbie clothes from an eBay seller.
However, the prettiest gowns shown on eBay came from China and I placed an order, thinking that it might take a long time for them to get here.
But the price was right and included 10 pairs of shoes, too!
Imagine my shock when just a few days later, the package from China, complete with free shipping, arrived!
(I don't think this little lady is a Barbie, either.)
The gowns, my dear blog peeps, are truly beautiful, as you can see in some of these photos.
Cost? About a dollar each! Shocking but true.
So now the whole kit and caboodle of Barbies have gorgeous outfits, grand baby's happy on her visits to Gammie's, and Gammy spent very little hard-earned money.
Talk about a win/win/win situation!
DID YOU PLAY WITH BARBIE DOLLS WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE?