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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2006 01:04:33 PM »

older barbies are soli, the ones i had as a kid where, there where kind squishy a little on the outside, i think the gymnast type barbie r solid becase their all flexy and stuff.

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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2006 01:25:57 PM »

If you have a dremel at your disposal, that might be easier than the power saw. By the way, you are a great friend for doing this.

opps!  yeah, by power saw, I meant a dremel type thing, just not a hand-powered saw.

« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2006 04:25:04 PM »

after removing the boob, you could fill it in with carpenter's bog (filler)- it is traditionally tinted pink but if you mixed in a bit of acrylic paint you could make it flesh coloured. it will make the barbie a little weighty but it can be sanded to produce a nice smooth finish.

however, bog would probably fall out of the little holes in barbie's head. perhaps some sort of glue (the kind in a bottle with a little squirt nozzle) would work better? again, you could probably tint it with a bit of paint.

as an aside, a bronzer compact in a nice, light, natural shade makes a good gift for women going thru chemo- its easy to apply and can really brighten up your skin tone. it soulds pretty trivial, but i know several woman who have survived cancer and they all seem to agree that feeling good about yourself really helps at a time like this... that, and watching lots of really funny movies. humour is thought to aid the immune system and the healing process.

how abouts some e.r dvd's to go with 'oncologist ken'? btw, what ever happened to ken?

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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2006 05:31:20 AM »

how abouts some e.r dvd's to go with 'oncologist ken'? btw, what ever happened to ken?

Barbie and Ken broke up... Barbie wanted to see other men... Thats what I read on the newspaper... XD

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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2006 08:25:02 AM »

If you end up with a hole where the boob was- consider putting something 'else' there- I made a doll for my mom (also lost a breast to cancer) and it had one boob and one jewel were the boob should be. She loved it.
On the head- consider a wig or a chemo cap. My mom went wig nuts when her hair fell out- her personal favorite was a maroon shoulder length one we found at a costume place. 8-)
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2007 08:07:23 AM »

how about a pale pink ( as in the breast cancer ribboncolor) jewel to replace the boobie.

That could also be incorperated into the costume...she could have a "toy" to distrack her from the pain during her treatments.

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« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2007 09:46:39 AM »

I know this is an old thread but it occurs to me that an amazon warrior woman would be very appropriate for this type of project, the amazon women were reputed to remove a breast on purpose in order to facilitate the use of a bow.  The bow could represent the weapon used to fight the cancer cells....I caught my nipple in a bow string once, hurt so bad I decided removing it ahead of time was probably not a bad idea if you're using a bow all the time.
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« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2007 12:42:27 PM »

Thanks!  I never did wind up doing this - knitted a nice chemo cap instead - but she's made a full recovery, I'm happy to say.

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