Saturday, March 1, 2014

March Highlights: Women's History, Irish Americans, and Umbrellas!

March 1st and what topics are up for this month? 

Women's History Month is celebrated in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Rubbing my hands together. We know Barbie's birthday is March 9. She debuted on that day in 1959. I'll also look at other fashion doll lines lead by a female doll.

Irish American Heritage Now is the time to bring out your Irish Barbies. Do you have any other Irish / Irish American playscale dolls or action figures? Bring them out. This can be their month to shine.

What is handy to have on deeply sunny days or under shadowy clouds ... why umbrellas! Yes! March is the month to celebrate the humble, homely, and handy device that protects us from rain and from the sun. Umbrellas are also fun accessories for our dolls and action figures. Do you have those cheesy paper flat umbrellas or the more elaborate vinyl ones with spokes? I will hunt out mine and share them here. Paper to plastic, they add that finishing touch to our playscale ensembles.

I have "leftover" posts from February: a post about cornrowed hair in playscale, Sindy furnishings, and Jazz Diva Barbie part 2. There are other items and body parts that may be highlighted in March, but I choose the above three as most interesting to me. (Well, National Craft Month also is a March event, but I am not sure how much time I will have to be creative.) 

Are there any March events that you will be doing ... regarding playscale dolls and action figures? Write in and share. Maybe I should expand my list ....


8 comments:

lindaivette montes de oca said...

Hola, grandes noticias, tambien el 5 de marzo es el dia de la mujer, ¿no?

D7ana said...

Hola, Lindaivette montes de oca! Sí, de 5 de marzo es el Día Internacional de la Mujer. Inspirando el cambio es el tema de 2014 para nuestra internationalwomensday.com ;-)

Nymphaea said...

Looking forward to your March posts! (And to spring, finally, let's hope we don't need umbrellas :-)).

D7ana said...

Hi Nymphaea! I long for Spring this year. I wish no or little rain for you, but I do not mind rain for me as long as the temperature is warm and NO ice is under my feet ;-)

Carrickters said...

Interesting that you say Women's History month is celebrated in Australia - it doesn't get much publicity here. However, on March 10 the states of Victoria and Tasmania will be celebrating Labour Day (or 8 hour day). In Victoria, this is also the 50th year of the Moomba festival so there will be a big parade in Melbourne. The other thing I will be 'celebrating' this month is 'The Great Shave' - my husband is shaving off his beard and mustache (which he has had for over 30 years) to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.

D7ana said...

Hi Carrickters! Thanks for the feedback about Women't History Day in Australia. That's why it is so helpful to have comments from people who live in countries/continents where something is supposed to be happening.

Are you celebrating the removal of your husband's beard and mustache? That's kind of him to do that for charity.

Well, happy upcoming Labour Day. (Hope you don't have to work too hard that day, lol.)

BTW I have NOT forgotten about the cornrow doll hair post. Seems I do not have any dolls with cornrows so I am seeking permission elsewhere to "borrow" a photo or to link to dolls wearing that style ;-)

Muff said...

I must be a bad woman because I didn't know it was Women's History Month at all.

I don't have an Irish Barbie. I had to do an image search to see what would make one Irish. Red hair and a green dress. Got it, lol.

I collect umbrellas! Over my lifetime I've probably had 60 umbrellas. I did use them all so right now I only have about 12. They sure do break easy. I only have 2 doll umbrellas. A fabulously cute LIV one and there is a plaid one in my BMRoberts sets.

D7ana said...

Hi Muff! Good to hear from you ;-)

I had an Irish Barbie. Sold her. They aren't among Mattel's most interesting dolls, but you know me, I have a "work around," lol.

Cool. I recently had to stop using my clear with pink trim big umbrella because it no longer stays up. Sigh. That was a good umbrella. I run through the cheaper ones more quickly. That is the rain does, ha ha.

I think we have the same Liv one. Alas, I did not get that BMR outfit with the umbrella and the yellow raincoat. Kudos to you for getting it. That was a great find ;-)

P.S. I think I missed Easter in my holiday assessment so I think I'll be down for being a really bad woman, lol. Anyway, you don't have to celebrate Women's History Month. Or you can - it's optional.