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intheplastic And just because it's in my head now ... "Don't come the #cowboy with me, Sonny Jim / I've known lots of those and you're not one of them / There's a light in your eyes tells me somebody's in / so don't come the cowboy with me ..." #lea #leakayla #Caligirl #Barbie #barbiedoll #doll #ilovedolls #ilovebarbie #dollphotography #dollstagram #dollphotogallery_2000 4d

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intheplastic Some of my favourite #Barbies were made in the #2000's. My go-to #doll, #Caligirl Horseriding #Lea, was produced in #2005. I photograph her all the time, so if you follow me or read my blog, doubtless you will have seen her. You won't have seen her immaculate, fresh from the box twin before, though, because I've never taken pictures of her, or her Horseriding companion, #Barbie, before. It's a shame really, because they are wonderful. Also with them is Cali Girl Horseriding #Summer who was not bought boxed, but I spruced her up and I think she looks great. The #summersculpt is now known as #theresa and it's just everywhere these days, but this doll was the first one. #doll #dolls #dollstagram #ilovedolls #cowgirls #cowboyhat #barbiedoll #dollphotography #dollphotogallery_2000 @dollphotogallery 4d
  •   a_toystory_in_cali @intheplastic Yea, the hats are awesome!!! 4d
  •   intheplastic Yes @a_toystory_in_cali, Fashion Fever went on until 2007 when the Fashionistas came in. (Think that's right anyway). Cali Girls were a line all to themselves though. I have a little collection of them, but by the time I'd managed to get most of the easy-to-find dolls, I'd moved onto other things so I never completed it ... 4d
  •   a_toystory_in_cali @intheplastic I wish I had been collecting at that time. I find anything Fashion Fever goes for outrageous prices on ebay- even higher than Fashion Avenue (which I also love.) I think I have a Cali Girl Barbie. I own exactly one Lea, I should post a photo of her because I'm sure you could identify her. She's got some lovely streaked hair. In fact, I think I'll get round to washing it this weekend, cuz it needs it!!!! 4d
  •   intheplastic I didn't start collecting properly til 2009 @a_toystory_in_cali - I bought one doll from the FF range new, that was it ... I've picked up quite a few second-hand, though. I would love to see your Lea! Please do post. Maybe a Cali Girl or a FF if she has streaked hair. IDs are always fun! 4d
  •   petalpinkbarbie So cute! 4d
  •   intheplastic Haha thanks @petalpinkbarbie :) 3d
  •   ap.030 Que se arme la party hoy ajuuuaaaa @abgarciag @kp.22 2d

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intheplastic Oh yeah, from this weekend ... #rilakkuma #earmuffs ... We didn't buy them. They're #cute but a bit #girly for tough guys like the boy 5d

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intheplastic Apparently, nobody uses the phrase #knowyouronions any more. Apart from me ... #ithinktheressomethingwrongwithmybanter 5d

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intheplastic Don't worry, #Dustin - #Rhuen's fangs look scary, but they're pretty insubstantial ... #monsterhigh #mh #monsterhighpets #mhpets #dustbunny #phantomferret #dollstagram #ilovedolls 6d

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intheplastic If today's #littlegirls don't like them, today's little girls are insane. They are #adorable. #pepperparson #pinkiecooper #dog #doll #dollstagram #ilovedolls #autumnwalks #walkies 6d

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intheplastic #exhausted ... The poor love had a #busynight, what with trying to #sleep on my head, demanding to be let into and out of the bedroom, licking toes ... #itsahardlife #tortie #naughtytortie #cat #catstagram #catsofinstagram #ilovemycat 6d
  •   intheplastic Oh yeah - I forgot jumping from bed to window, meowing excitedly upon seeing something outside that could be killed or fought with, and kneading the furry blanket. No wonder she's all worn out! 6d

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  •   candycoffinz Holding on so tight! Haha 6d
  •   intheplastic Just looked out of the window. Poor thing is still hanging on @candycoffinz ... 6d
  •   candycoffinz It's afraid that if it lets go the snow will fall! 6d
  •   intheplastic Haha, hang on in there, leaf! I hate the snow @candycoffinz ... 6d
  •   candycoffinz I don't like cold weather. It's cold enough right now. I like snow for one day and that's it! Haha! When your a child it's different. We don't get much here and some years none at all so that's fine with me. 6d

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intheplastic Hmm. I had some as experiences with #fakon in the early 2000s, but I'm told it's come a long way. I'm giving it a go, but not holding out much hope ... #quorn #veggie #givemeabaconbuttyfortheloveofgod #soilentgreen #quornispeople 6d

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intheplastic Did I really just find #pepperparsons, friend of #pinkiecooper, for £5 in a discount shop? #yesidid #oyesicertainlydid #dollscore #doll #boxeddoll #dollstagram #ilovedolls 7d
  •   robertamarrero1972 @intheplastic I love these dolls! They are not manufactured anymore, I guess that's why it is so cheap 7d
  •   intheplastic I'd heard they been discontinued @robertamarrero1972 - I was so surprised, I think that they're wonderful. I used to look online for Pinky Cooper bargains but prices had stayed quite high ... Haven't done it for a bit though. Just looked now and the prices are variable but mostly good ... Pepper might end up with a little friend ... 7d
  •   robertamarrero1972 @intheplastic I bought my girls on ebay.co.uk new in the boxes at a very good price. They were not very popular, kids didn't buy them...what a pitty!, I think they are fantastic dolls! 7d
  •   byokbuybye Unpopular dolls always seem to be my faves. I have Pinkie and Pepper and the pets. Looking forward to your pix. 6d
  •   intheplastic I just don't get it @byokbuybye @robertamarrero1972 ... I'm obviously not down with the kids any more, I would have thought they were winners 6d

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  •   intheplastic I think it's designed for making dance outfits @kid_md - very similar to what swimsuits are made of. The other thing I've been using quite a lot is upholstery fabric samples, these also don't fray - that's what Susan's jacket was made from. It's a bit thick to add darts, but if you're using the right pattern it comes out really nice. Thinking of trying felt next - maybe for some nice Christmas tops? (If I get the time!!) 7d
  •   kid_md Felt is nice for the no fraying, but it tends to be thick and looks bulky at that scale. I also like to use knit fabrics, like from tee shirts and thin socks. They don't fray either, and the raw edges often have a cool, distressed look. 7d
  •   kid_md Oooo! Need to get some Christmas socks for sweaters!!! 7d
  •   intheplastic Haha Yep I've been thinking the same thing @kid_md ... Just waiting for payday!! 7d
  •   toysinspace It's gorgeous, you're so talented... I tried making the simplest Lycra pants and failed :( ended up buying from etsy...you should open a store! It's my dream to learn that kind of thing and have my own etsy store but I'm just so clumsy and short attention spanned... Would so buy from you instead! 7d
  •   intheplastic I've been thinking about it @toysinspace ... I would never have the time to churn them out like some doll clothing lines and I don't really understand Etsy, I'd have to learn it. Maybe in the New Year. Awww, thanks! And thanks for saying that you'd buy! That's so nice :) 7d
  •   byokbuybye I second jersey fabric. The lycra is sassy. Love the pic. 6d
  •   intheplastic Thanks @byokbuybye :) 6d

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