When mummy is not over playing with the girls or in her garden in her free time she enjoys crochet and knitting. Today i would like to talk to you about what she does and WHY she does it.
My mum collects used barbies (old/used barbies basically barbie dolls that have not been played with, or a little girl has outgrown them and plays with barbie on her ipad instead hehe). Even if they are not in the best shape my mum will clean them, untangle their hair basically gives them some TLC to make them presentable again. Once barbie has had a makeover mummy dresses them with outfits (which she has lovingly made for them) such as these you see below.
So here is where Mummy needs your help. The dilemma is that my mum has made lots and i mean LOTS of these outfits for barbie dolls, but she is missing one thing… Barbies to dress them in!
You see the reason why she wants barbies is well…how about she tells you?
It with with great pleausure to have my mum guest post on my blog today, take it away Mummy!
I collect unwanted Barbie dolls, wash them, comb their hair, and make for them beautiful outfits. Once they are ready, I send them to a charity organization which dispatch them all over the world.
Here are photos of Barbie dolls going to Haiti to bring a little happiness to little girls in an orphanage.
Next month, another consignment will be sent to Sri Lanka.
So Mummy what organization is it?
The association is called “Espoir Sans Frontieres” (Hope without borders) is an non profit Association founded by founded by Mrs Annie Vallée in 1991.
How did you get into making this project of making barbie clothes?
How it started: In France, I saw my sister knitting little outfits for her granddaughter’s Barbie dolls. I helped her to knit a few , and enjoyed it.
Back in Oman, I search the net for new patterns. I found hundreds, so lovely, so different that I started knitting and soon had such a lot of Barbie outfits I did not know what to do with them. I started looking for old dolls and dressed them up. So I ended up with lots of dolls and had the idea to give them away to charity. I went on the net again I contacted a few organizations, but only one replied.
They seemed very interested , so on my next trip to France I packed all the Barbies in my suitcase and once in France with the help of my sisters we sent a first parcel with a total of 75 dolls to Espoirs sans frontieres.
Dolls have been distributed by the Association to many different orphanages, some dolls were sold at Xmas markets in France in December 2011 to help pay for a little girl’s heart operation. Plus I enjoy knitting and i have lots of outfits ready but i am in desparate need of Barbie dolls.
How can one help?
If anyone has old Barbie or Fullah dolls, even looking a bit tired (but in good general conditions) I would be most grateful to receive them .
Help me put a smile on the faces of those little girls in the orphanage in Haiti. That smile says more than a thousand words.
Do you have any lonely, sad, unloved barbie dolls ? Do you want them to have a second life and bring happiness to little orphane girls??
Please call or text 95151122 or 99436699 to set up a meeting place that way mummy can give them a makeover and send them off to little girls who cant wait to play with them!
If you are out of Oman and would still like to donate Barbies please leave me a comment below and i will send you our address.
We all love our mothers but i always say god must have loved me a little more because he gave me MY ♥ mother ♥ and now you all know why