art teacher Barbie I received as a retirement gift, and the other was sent to me on my birthday a year or two ago by Annie herself! So I suggested we spent our play-date making Barbie clothes and she instantly agreed. So, here we are, above, loaded up with fabric scraps, hot glue, ribbon, and balloons, in the midst of creating! (What, balloons??? Yup. On the Pinterest link, balloons were cut to create sort of a leotard, and then an easy method was used to make a tutu. So we started with balloons.)
You should also note the difference between the two Barbies. On the left above, in green, is friendly smiling Art Teacher Barbie, who I have nicknamed Babs, a 2002 version of the doll. I picture her as being a loving and competent teacher. On the right, the blonde, is vintage 1959 Original Barbie. She wears much harsher makeup, and wears a snooty condescending facial expression. We decided she wanted us to call her Barbara. I am not sure Barbara and Babs would get along. Besides their faces, their bodies are also different. 1959 Barbie has a larger, pointier chest, wider shoulders, and a narrower waist, but 2002 Barbie has a larger bottom, wider hips, and a slightly more natural tummy. Hmmm.
Annie used a different balloon, and added ribbon trim to create this adorable look below.
And finally, here we are, lifelong friends, then and now.