Monday, February 16, 2009

A Canadian Barbie

Well, I've had this idea for a long time, and I finally did it! I made what I feel is a true Canadian Barbie. The official one made by Mattel many years ago was of a doll with a similar face to this one, but they dressed her in an RCMP uniform. Okay, that's like dressing a doll in a New York State Trooper uniform and calling her New York Barbie.

I had to bring out a few stereotypes though......the tuque, the Lumberjack Jacket,

the Mukluks.

I made her Mukluks out of sheepskin, but authentic ones are usually made from sealskin. Sealskin is quite hard to get and VERY expensive....so I went with what I had on hand.

Her mittens are sheepskin also. Her tuque and scarf are handmade by me out of alpaca wool. Alpaca wool is becoming very popular here where I live. It's softer than sheep's wool and every bit as warm. If I had lots of money, I'd move away from the city and raise alpacas for their wool.
I'm sure that's something Canadian Barbie would do too!

3 comments:

Morgan the Muse said...

I like the star pants, myself. :D

Suzanne Dargie said...

Yeah...they were little jeans I made out of star fabric. I thought they'd look more interesting than just plain blue.

Blackcat0183000 said...

any possibility you'd be selling this outfit or at least the boots I'm horrible at shoes and those are so awesome