"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it...but I'm afraid God might ask me the same question."

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Fashion Plates

Here is a little secret for you...I am not a good "player."  I don't love to play games with Grace during the day.  I don't love to play with stuffed animals.  I don't love to play preschool board games.  I realize that I need to do these things, but I don't love it.  So...I started to think about how, as a kid, I must have liked to play, right?  I thought about what some of my favorite toys were.  Enter "Fashion Plates."  I doubt there are many of you reading this that will know what I am talking about, but I can remember spending tons of time creating what I thought would be the coolest "outfits" with these low tech plastic templates.  Just think, this was popular before Project Runway (which I do love).  
To make a long story short, I ordered some vintage Fashion Plates from Ebay (I'll never tell how much I spent).  Today I introduced Grace to fashion "design."  She seems to really like it.  She also seems to have a great eye for fashion from the late 70's and early 80's.  We'll see where this takes us...


  1. OHHHH, I loved fashion plates! My girls have similar barbie ones (that aren't vintage:) and they love those too.

    I'll join your secret club too. I am a terrible player. I hate playing make believe (except if I'm doing some doll hair). I just can't do it. I do much better if I am teaching them something or reading them a book.

    Good thing there's a daddy in this house! :)

  2. Deena, this is too much! This was (and still is) my absolute fave! I found and bought a similar version, but found it wasn't the same. I am one of the few who knows of "Fashion Plates" all too well. Thanks for the trip down memory lane! Ebay here I come!