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DIY: Dollar Tree Doll Costume Makeover


Happy New Year! We hope you all had a great holiday season and are ready to kick off the New Year with some fun projects!

Have you seen the new “fashions” or career costumes they are starting to carry at the Dollar Tree? We spotted them this past weekend and had to pick up a couple because as you can see, we had big plans for these!

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Doll Lover/Crafter – Amazon


I thought it would be fun to put together a little list of last minute items you might want to have someone pick up for you and your Doll Hobby. I think there is a little something for any type of collector. Continue reading “Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Doll Lover/Crafter – Amazon”

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Valentine’s Day Pageant


Bruni with her festive bunch of DIY balloons.

The girls are putting on a Valentine’s Day pageant! I thought it would be fun to put together a whimsical theater type set of a park in Paris. I was inspired to put together crafts that were made with Dollar Tree items only for this holiday. I hope you enjoy this idea look book and a few easy DIY’s!

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DIY: Doll Sock Cardigan


Since Bruni is so obviously a classic cardigan girl, not to mention a sweater set girl, lol, I had to figure out how to make a cute, affordable cardigan. There are a lot of sock doll fashion ideas out there and that is because it’s a fantastic way to get knitwear into your dolls wardrobe without spending a fortune or knitting yourself silly! Read on to see how we created ours…

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Doll Essentials: Sewing


I haven’t showcased a lot of home made doll fashions on our Instagram feed, but I definitely plan to share more. I also do not claim to be an expert, but I have been sewing for over 30 years.

One of our Dolly Resolutions is definitely to sew more clothes this year. Sewing and my love of fashion all started with my Barbie’s when I was a little girl. I can still remember sitting next to my mom when she made a little skirt for my first Malibu Beach Barbie. It was one of those skirts made out of pre-gathered eyelet trim finished with a small snap (wasn’t that everyone’s first skirt?). Being an ambitious youngster, I thought I could do a lot better! I can still remember this little black suit I made with a rhinestone accent at the waist, oh how I wish I had a photo of that outfit!

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Welcome to Bruni’s World

Bruni's World -- A Barbie Lifestyle Blog

Welcome to Brunbellebarbie, Bruni’s World — A Doll LifeStyle blog! Here at Brunbellebarbie we love beautiful things whether it be interior design, fashion, or accessories. We strive for fashion dolls to have access to all of the same amazing items our human keepers have in their homes and closets. Because most people are on a budget or trying to save on these usually expensive purchases, we love to create, craft and sew our items.

Over this journey we will share great DIY projects, crafting tips, photos of fun and inspirational projects, and the occasional story line with Bruni and her friends and family.

Please join us in our adventures in fun, interior design, crafting, and fashion design.

Thank you for stopping by, please come back any time!