About the Author

Hello! I am Lovely Strife, a random person who loves to read, write, and watch Doctor Who! I one day hope to become a mad scientist, but for now I am happy being a mother, wife, and student. This blog will mainly be dedicated to my long-term art project titled Barbie Who?, an adventure in turning regular Barbie dolls into characters from the Whoniverse. Even so, I may occasionally cross into other realms – you have been warned. I hope you enjoy my crazed ramblings as this project progresses.

Barbie Who? is a project I started just after my daughter was born, and this blog followed soon after. I remember that I didn’t like boring old ‘regular’ Barbie growing up. I wanted to play with more interesting dolls, but there weren’t many other 1:6 doll options in the 80’s and 90’s for me to play with. I don’t want my daughter to fall into the same problem. I want her to have dolls that are fun and have a real personality. I want her to have role models that are flawed and vibrant. I also want her to be a little bit geeky, just like mom. With all of that in mind, I decided to create dolls themed after characters on the cult classic TV show Doctor Who. Right now, I am focusing on clothing and accessories to match various characters, companions, and Doctors from the beloved BBC series. Eventually, I do hope to cross over into repainting their faces and doing other customization to bring the dolls to the next level. It will be quite the adventure!

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12 responses to “About the Author

  1. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your Barbie Who cover photo. Always good to meet another Doctor Who fan especially one that likes dolls too. 🙂

  2. Thank you for stopping by my Blog earlier this month. My 9 year old daughter and I love to knit and crochet and we are looking forward to creating some fabulous outfits for her Monster High dolls. By the way, we love that you are a Doctor Who fan as well. Santa is contemplating on getting a Doctor Who doll to live with the Monster High girls in our house…because there is waaayyyy too much estrogen going on. Cheers!

    • If anybody can hang out with those monsters and not think anything of it, it would be the Doctor. 🙂

      Thank you for popping in. Sticka till Barbie is a great website for doll clothes, and I think they have some patterns for Bratz dolls that will fit thr MH dolls very well. I have also heard that Skipper clothing fits well, and they have some patterns for her in their Barbie archive. It is worth a look if you want to so tiny knitting for your dolls.

  3. Okay – I love this idea for a blog – following along!

  4. Love your project! Good for you shaking things up in Barbie world. I think that’s why our generation always cut her hair and popped her head off, we just didn’t have enough variety.

    • So very true! I have keen memories of a year when my sister and her friends bought fireworks to blow her up. 🙂 I don’t think she would have done that to an Ood doll. lol

  5. HI

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and liking a post. I am a massive whovian, so love your project

Geronimo!

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