Not long ago Mattel asked me to design a special Barbie Dream House. After it heads to headquarters tomorrow to be photographed, the prototype will then be auctioned to raise money for Project Angel Food in early December. I couldn't be happier.
Yesterday I took the dream house outside to see if I could get some good photos before I send it off. Here you go!
This house is filled with things made from my various craft books. For example, the Rope Side Table and the Harlequin Table are both from THE BIG ASS BOOK OF CRAFTS.
Also pictured here is the Glitter Blasted Sofa and Sunburst Mirror, a Frida Kahlo, hand painted Calder, Fornasetti and Damian Hirst spin art painting.
The wallpaper is hand printed and the gold striped lamp and corner lamp both work.
Detail of a floor vase filled with branches and flowers.
The bedroom features a Domino Side Table and two Andy Warhol lithographs along with paper lanterns and hand printed wallpaper. Originally the bedding had tons of black lace, but it was just too dark for the room.
These lounge chairs are made from 2" wide striped ribbon and chopsticks. I sewed the canopy from thin white cotton canvas and lined the edges with ribbon and accented it with tiny buttons.
The kitchen features Glitter Blasted table and chairs, a Paint Chip Painting (from THE BIG ASS BOOK OF CRAFTS) and hand printed wallpaper. The sisal rugs are made from a Chinese mat and 1/4" ribbon.
I kept the bathroom very simple. Though the rug took me forever to make. It's rick-rack twisted together and then sewn in a circle. The wall paper is made from tiny book pages (because you know I love to cover things in book pages).
More professional photos to follow. This is just a sneak peek for my friends.