Meet Hijarbie, The Mini Hijab-Wearing Fashionista

24-year-old Haneefah Adam of Nigeria, wasn’t seeing any Barbies dressed in the same way she did — wearing modest clothing that covers the body. So she started an Instagram  account, called Hijarbie where she showcases Barbie in a variety of hand-sewn modest outfits and hijabs.

“I want to inspire the Muslim girl. It’s about having a doll that looks like her, that represents her own cultural and religious background” 

“It’s important to create a sense of value in the Muslim child, especially the girl child,” Adam told Mic. “They become more confident, more driven, they believe more in themselves, which leads to an appreciation of herself and her modest lifestyle and upbringing. Instead of dressing up her dolls in clothes she wouldn’t wear, hijabifying it will create a sense of belonging and hopefully make a positive impact."

PLEASE PLEASE READ. It will mean the world to me if you do. Please also REBLOG if this post touches you. Takes you just a few seconds to help me spread this charity sale and I’d love it if this went like wildfire through the BJD community.

So some of you may know (but many probably do not) that my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in February. This has been such a turbulent time for both of us and we’ve been able to hang on due to our positivity and perseverance, but also because of the countless generous strangers who have supplied my mom’s cancer center with their time, gifts and care packages.

Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I want to run a special sale of these shirts in order to raise a bit of money to make care packages for the cancer patients of the Hillman Cancer Center, the Magee Women’s Health Center in Pittsburgh, PA, and the Butler Health System Crossroads Building in Butler, PA.

This is NOT a support drive for me or my mother. I’m donating my time and materials and covering any processing fees to ensure that your $15 purchase will go directly to putting together one full care package of 10-15 organic, natural snacks and cancer essentials. I am losing money on every single purchase and I hope it wrecks me. I’m dedicated to giving back to the cancer community and I’d love to meet my initial goal of 50 sales even if that means I’ll have to make sacrifices in order to cover the costs. Your purchase will not only save a patient a trip to the store, but will empower them with the validation that they aren’t alone in their fight against cancer.

These special charity shirts are available in 5 styles and 3 sizes and made from high quality jersey knit fabric. You will also get a 1 inch button pin to show your support of breast cancer awareness everywhere you go.

1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. It’s estimated that nearly 250,000 people will be diagnosed in 2016 alone. In my mother’s case, she’s done everything right to keep herself healthy and fit for her entire life. Breast cancer is a disease that can strike without warning and there is no guarantee that living a healthy lifestyle will protect you from it. That is why it’s so important to raise awareness of breast cancer to remind women to invest in their health and do regular screenings so that the disease can be caught early, especially if breast cancer runs in your family.

The best way to overcome breast cancer is by early detection, fast treatment, and a wide support network including medical professionals, personal caregivers, and volunteers. Small tokens like care packages boost the strength and optimism of patients and validate that they are absolutely not alone in their fight. Your support of this charity drive means the world to me and will mean even more to the amazing individuals receiving treatment at the Hillman, Magee, and Butler Health System Centers. Thank you for your support and please share this message far and wide so that together we can make a huge difference!

Please share this direct link to anyone you think would be interested in this cause:


Robecca’s got Steam!

Have another photoset of one of my dollies. I love her pure, innocent faceup. Her stunning victorian dress can be found here (out of stock, unfortunately).
I painted her accessoires and jewellery by myself using acrylic paint and satin varnish. Her necklace is taken from Maddie Hatter’s first wave outfit, by the way.

As always: hope you like her as much as I do! ♥<(^o^<)

BJD MSD Sewing Masterpost

I started gathering a list of links for sewing things for my MSDs, and I thought I might as well post it so if anyone else wants some links that aren’t dead they can also take a look It’s not complete, and I’ll probably update it more thoroughly tomorrow~

# = Includes a printable or traceable pattern for a size other than MSD
## = Includes a printable or traceable pattern specifically for MSDs
* = Includes written instructions (not just pattern picture)

Misc. Shirts Coats / Vests Shorts, Pants, Bloomers Dresses Skirts Costumes / Historical Crochet