Interactive Play – Barbie Design and Dress Studio

September 9, 2012 at 9:32 am

I’ll let Zara tell you about Barbie Design and Dress Studio.

Zara's writing about Barbie Design and Dress Studio(mind her spelling)

She asked how she should design her clothes, I told her she can always use the stencils, or just draw with freehand. So here is she doing this.
Zara designing Barbie's dress

Zara designing Barbie's dress

At the end of every ‘print’ she put on the dress, she showed to me and asked if it was ok. Here is the completed dress.

The front.
Zara's dress design - front

The back. (Yes! you can design the back too)
Zara's dress design - back

She was very excited to remove the completed dress from the ‘frame’.
Zara taking out the dress

And then dressed Barbie up.
Barbie's dress

She did another one a day later, which looks like this.
Barbie's dress

It was fun going through this with her… She has kept 2 dresses to be designed together with Zaria.

Note : The giveaway competition for this Barbie will be held end of the week, so come back and join in the competition to win yourself a set of this.

Barbie Design and Dress Studio

August 31, 2012 at 12:49 am

Here is another set of Barbie we got, Barbie Design and Dress Studio!

Barbie Design and Dress Studio

Girls were so excited. Zara immediately ‘chuped’ (Malaysian slang : booked) this set. Telling Zaria she can have the Barbie Fashion Combo Holiday and she will own this set.

Barbie Design and Dress Studio

This set is retailing at RM99.90 at major toy and department stores nationwide. See what comes with it?
♥ 3 design markers in pink, black and purple
♥ 2 design stencils
♥ 1 sheet of beautiful stickers
♥ 5 real fabric dresses

Barbie Design and Dress Studio

Zara has decided that Zaria can have the white dress to design while she’ll have the rest.

These dresses are all ready to be designed by the girls (using the design markers, stencils, stickers).
Barbie Design and Dress Studio

After drawing the design on the dress and/or sticking stickers on it, you can just tear along the perforated line and then get the dress out; and it’ll be a new dress for Barbie!

In the next post, you’ll see how Zara did her designing and her telling you about her Barbie’s experience.

Watch out as well for a Giveaway of this Barbie Design and Dress Studio during the 2nd week of September!

Interactive Play – Barbie Fashion Combo Holiday

August 11, 2012 at 11:55 am

Check out how the girls play with their Barbie Fashion Combo Holiday set.

They spent time checking out what came with the box. Deciding who should go first.
Barbie Fashion Combo Holiday

Zaria being the youngest, got to change Barbie’s clothes first (see the smile on her face for getting to go first).
Zaria changing Barbie's clothes

Some of the clothes are a little challenging for the 5 1/2 to put on for Barbie, so Zara took over.
Zara changing Barbie's clothes

Zara : Maa, do you like Barbie in this?
Me : It’s one of my favourite.
Zara with Barbie

Zaria: Jie, you need to put on a pair of shoes for Barbie (tried to put it on, but struggled)
Zaria wearing shoes for Barbie

Zara : (help out) Maybe we try this pair instead
Zara helping Zaria with Barbie's shoes

……

Zaria the fashion diva at home said Barbie needed to have a bag.
Zaria choosing Barbie's bag

…….

Then it was fashion show time. Barbie wearing all the beautiful clothes from Barbie Fashion Combo Holiday set.
Barbie fashion show

Barbie fashion show

Barbie fashion show

Barbie fashion show

Zara : All the clothes have to be back on the mannequin after the fashion show ma.
Zara putting the clothes on mannequin

Zara : There ma.
Zara and mannequin

…….

And then, Zaria decided Barbie should be robbed. o.O”
Zaria robbing Barbie

Barbie Fashion Combo Holiday

August 3, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Look what we got from Mattel? A Barbie Fashion Combo Holiday set!

Barbie Fashion Combo Holiday Set

Such a BIG SET!

Barbie is going on a holiday, so she’s bringing along, a comb, 5 sets of clothing, 5 pairs of shoes and 2 bags!
Barbie Fashion Combo Holiday Set

Zaria went, “Waaaaaaa” then silent, not knowing where to begin.
Tai-O seafood being dried

Lovely accessories.
Tai-O seafood being dried

Look at how intricate the shoes are.
Barbie Fashion Combo Holiday Set

Lucky Barbie! Lucky Girls!

As one of the girls’ favourite show currently is Barbie Fashion Fairytale, they absolutely love this set of Barbie Fashion Combo Holiday.

Watch out for a Giveaway of this Barbie Fashion Combo Holiday set later in the month!

Mean while, the girls will start enjoying their set first.

Interactive Play – Barbie Flower N Flutter Fairy

July 13, 2012 at 8:53 pm

When the girls play with the Barbie Flower N Flutter Fairy, they like having little conversation, sometimes with the other, sometimes with me, and sometimes with themselves.

Zaria : “It’s my turn jie, to decorate the wings.”

Zaria playing Barbie Flower N Flutter Fairy

Zaria : “Qing! Qing!” (casting spells)

Zara and Zaria playing Barbie Flower N Flutter Fairy

Zara : “You missed a spot here!”
Zaria : “Oh.. there.. fixed it”

Zara and Zaria playing Barbie Flower N Flutter Fairy

Zara : “My turn now Zaria.”

Zara  playing Barbie Flower N Flutter Fairy

Zara : “Let me put on your tiara for you… Viola!”

Zara playing Barbie Flower N Flutter Fairy

Zara : “Maa, I like decorating the wings the same on both sides”
Me : “It’s called mirror image. What you see on the left, is the same as what you see on the right.
Zara : “That’s right!”

Zara playing Barbie Flower N Flutter Fairy

Me : Do you like this Barbie?
Zaria : “Oh Yes. I like this Barbie more (compared to the others she has). Because the other barbies can only just change clothes. This barbie can tie hair, can design the wings, can change shoes, can remove the crown.

Zaria playing Barbie Flower N Flutter Fairy

Zaria : “Is this the magic wand?”
Me : Ya. It’s meant to be the magic wand.
Zaria : “How come it’s so fat? But I like the design on it.”
Zaria playing Barbie Flower N Flutter Fairy

Zaria : “I’m now putting spells in the wand”Zaria playing Barbie Flower N Flutter Fairy

Zaria : “After this, it’ll look pretty and can fly!”

Watch out for this space as there’ll be a Giveaway competition later this month for you to win one of this.

Barbie Flower N Flutter Fairy

July 5, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Got this sent to us a week back by Mattel, a beautiful Barbie Flower N Flutter Fairy.

Barbie Flower N Flutter Fairy

The girls were so happy, they quickly ripped the box apart to check out what came with it.

Here is what they got with the Barbie Flower N Flutter Fairy.

The doll itself with a pair of wings (non-removable once attached).
Barbie Flower N Flutter FairyTiara, shoes and skirts are removable.

8 finger nail size flowers.
Barbie Flower N Flutter Fairy - Flowers

The flowers come with velcro at the back.
Barbie Flower N Flutter Fairy - Flowers

A ‘Wand’ that can be used to ‘sprinkle’ the flowers on to the wings.
Barbie Flower N Flutter Fairy - Wand

Abracadabra….Wings now..
Barbie Flower N Flutter Fairy - Wand

Alaka-zam! Wings decorated with ‘flowers’.
Barbie Flower N Flutter Fairy

Neat one.

Watch out for this space as there’ll be a Giveaway competition later this month for you to win one of this.

Book Review And Giveaway : Ben Coes The Last Refuge

July 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I agreed to review this book when I was approached just because I like books; not knowing if a political thriller like this will be something I will enjoy (I normally read non-fiction from Chinese writers).

I’m so happy I did!

Ben Coes The Last Refuge

The plot.

Dewey Andreas, a former SEAL and Delta, who owes his life to Kohl Meir, Israeli Special Forces commander has to face his biggest challenge.

Kohl has been tipped off that Iran had developed a nuclear bomb and was planning to use it on Israel. Kohl was in New York to recruit Dewey for a secret operation.

When Kohl was kidnapped by the Iranian Secret service, who then smuggled him back to Iran where he’s jailed, tortured and then prepared for a show trial; Dewey now has to attempt the impossible – to rescue Kohl from one of the world’s most secure prison before he’s executed and to find and remove Iran’s nuclear bomb before it’s deployed. All without the help of Israel nor America.

Ben Coes’ articulate writing enables me to be transported into the various scene, quickly easing into the plot.

An absorbing story, full of action and suspense with vivid details, I find myself not able to put it down. An absolutely good read. Normally a slow reader, I finished the book in less than 4 days.

The only thing is I cannot read this out loud like I do with other books, as most of the details are not suitable for the ears of Zara, who loves listening to me reading my books aloud.

This book will be released in US this week, and probably will take a while before it reaches our book shop.

The good news is :

Ben Coes has generously offered a SIGNED FIRST EDITION COPY of THE LAST REFUGE to giveaway to one My Two Girls Reader!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment with your email address (Please note: Entries without an e-mail address will NOT be considered) and tell me you are interested.

Giveaway is open to Malaysia and Overseas readers. This will start on July 3rd and will run until July 15th 2012.

At the end of 15th July 2012, I will choose the winner, completely at random, and then announce here. The book will then be sent to the lucky winner directly from www.bencoes.com.

(PS : I’m so going to shop for his 2 earlier books, also political thrillers, Power Down and Coup d’Etat. Will be checking if they are available in our bookshops.)

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