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Making a Barbie Beanie, Sweater & Winter Diorama

I’ve been watching the Olympic Winter games a lot lately. The snowboarding is my favourite, although I also like the figure skating and the skiing.

So, of course, I just had to make some winter-themed things for my dolls, too. 😉

I decided to look through the Winter playlist on MyFroggyStuff and decided to try and make this kawaii beanie.

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Isn’t it the cutest thing? You can view the video here.

I didn’t have any fluffy infant socks, but I did have these cute socks I bought from Wish for $4. I like the design, but they are a bit too small for my feet, so I figured they would be more useful if I turned them into doll clothes.

Hmm… Something’s not right…

I then realised you are supposed to use the band part of the sock, not the toe, so I started again.

I followed the instructions but it still looked a bit odd.

I tried adding the braided cord, but that didn’t help much.

I also drew on a “cute” face like in the tutorial, but that looked even worse. I won’t show a picture of that because it really was bad!

I decided to give up working on the beanie and turn to something else instead. The sock wasn’t big enough for to fit Barbie, so I decided to make a sweater / jumper for Stacie instead.

Pro Tip: When making this kind of jumper, it’s 110% important that you are really careful around the armpit area and sew it up nice and tight.

I probably should have done something with the sleeves and the bottom of the jumper but I couldn’t be bothered to hem it, so I just left it.

I then decided I should make a winter photostory. And I’ve got the perfect setup all ready to go!

“But wait” you say. “Isn’t that Chloe’s office in New Doll City? What does that have to do with winter?”

Ta-da! By removing the cityscape views and replacing them with an alpine forest, I was able to transform the building into the inside of a “log cabin.”

Now all I need to do is decorate!

To make the snowy scenery outside, I printed off two images and stuck them closely together.

To make “snow,” I used some fleece.

To create height for a hill to snowboard down, I put a pillow underneath the fleece.

Overall, I don’t think my beanie turned out quite as well as Froggy’s, but it’s a good first effort! Maybe if I see some infant socks in the shops, I will give it another try.

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7 thoughts on “Making a Barbie Beanie, Sweater & Winter Diorama

  1. Wow! Excellent! I took an extracurricular class in stitching/crafts in 7th grade (with only 4 other girls!) but I wouldn’t have the slightest clue how to do that and make it look even halfway decent!

    I think you did a really good job! MyFroggyStuff has a lot of great videos, I’ve watched a ton of them but I’ve never actually done any of them, Lol!

    This request might sound strange or rude, but have you ever considered maybe doing a review of your favorite Disney movie? I’d love to see your review on The Little Mermaid or The Little Mermaid 2! But if you can’t make the time, I understand.

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    1. That would be really fun but I don’t have any Disney movies anymore (most of them were VCR, the others I just got rid of). The only DVDs I have left are Barbie ones lol.

      You should try to make something one day! It’s really fun, even if you’re just going to throw it away afterwards (let’s be honest -most of my “creations” end up in the bin!) 😂

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  2. Oh, wow, I love this post–so inspiring and creative! I recently discovered MyFroggyStuff and have been getting into set-building and even a bit of simple sewing. I really love it: fun, relaxing as well as being productive. Is that your own white wood flooring you are using or is it background material?

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    1. Oh, it’s just the regular floor! I really like MyFroggyStuff, I think the ideas are really creative (although they could tone down on the slime trend a bit!). When I start to build something, I get so excited and I feel like I can’t stop until it’s finished 😂

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      1. Me too! But, I enjoy the process. It’s different than cooking (which I do a lot of) A set-building project can go on and on, with so many design decisions. I’ll never get bored!!

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