Toy Story

Oh my gosh, this one is so random. But random is my middle name. No, it’s not. It’s Marie. Not very random at all. I bet 85% of you have the same middle name. Where am I going with this? I don’t know. But this makeover made me laugh, so here it is!

From Jessica at Will and Jess, who was fed up with Barbie’s bare lady bits scattered about her house. Seriously Barbie, have you no shame? So Jessica dressed her and her friends up with a simple Sharpie swimsuit! Ha! Pretty clever.

And here is another toy that was crying out for a makeover. Teri bought these blocks with the intention of using them in photoshoots, but was not impressed with their lame-o color scheme.
I love the final result, but I’m not sure how she did it… painted and then sanded paint off the raised parts? Dunno, but I love the effect. See more on her blog Teri’s Quilts and Crafts. Thanks ladies!




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  1. lol – they kind of look like dominatrix barbies now…

  2. These are the finest elves in Santa’s workshop

  3. “All my single Barbies, all my single Barbies… put your hands up!”

    I think my daughter would freak out if I did that. But a very good idea. I don’t know why Mattel doesn’t just paint on some undergarments for her in the first place.

  4. HAHAHAHAHA

    Spit take at “dominatrix Barbies.”

  5. Not sure about the sharpie speedo, but I am a barbie purist ;)

    LOVE Those blocks. I want some just to have…to collect dust!

  6. Too funny! Every house with a little girl has at least 2 naked barbies and probably more like 15 naked barbies. Good question – why doesn’t Mattel just paint undies on their girl? Love it!

  7. Wow! I love those blocks. Nice classic look.

  8. This is awesome. The barbies made me laugh. And the blocks are amazing!

  9. This is awesome. The barbies made me laugh. And the blocks are amazing!

  10. Got a great chuckle out of the Barbs…can’t call them Barbie dressed like that for some reason! Wonder does the ink come off on little fingers or if chewed on?

    The blocks are beautiful! I love the twisted border. Too pretty now to be put away!

    Thanks for sharing! :o)

  11. I have a friend who put sharpie bathing suits on her wine labels which pictured naked Renaissance women on them :)

    Love the blocks.

  12. The blocks were painted and then glazed with an antiquing glaze, is my best guess :)

  13. The Blocks look so much better it gives them a woodburned effect that i love..

    Barbie however..

    a) What is wrong with a nude Barbie, it’s not like they even actually have clear “privates” and if they did generally their owner has the same ones….

    b) if one is going to have an issue with the nude Barbie wouldn’t the more logical issue to have with Barbie be the fact she is extremely disproportionate and wouldn’t be able to walk if she was a “real human” doesn’t that damage a child more than “nude” colour blow mould plastic?

    c) Barbie makers do often make them with jumpers already on them now, and with textures and gems built in… Hell on of the ones with the jumper built in is the one that also has a built in web cam… (Cause that itself seems like a good idea…)

    d) I drew on knickers like this as a child, and tattoo designs and stockings also… and then had sharpie on me and any other toys they rubbed up against for years to come, sharpie although “permanent” rubs off and leaves a horrible mess over time.
    This would work if they were on a shelf but not if played with.

  14. Okay, I’m loving the blocks even though you just don’t see them around anymore. Very nice.

  15. I updates my blog with how I made the blocks..I got them at Marshals…for 15 bucks:) recently..so I know you can find them somewhere…. thanks!!

  16. Teri, I checked out your craft blog and it’s awesome but there isn’t any place to follow you.
    Thanks for sharing all your great ideas and fun inspiration! :o)

  17. Those barbies are hilarious. “dominatirx barbie” ha!

    (My middle name is Marie.)

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