Blythe is an amazing dolly! And so are the people who know her! Through a darling friend of mine, EricaDuh I have gotten to know another awesome seamstress, crafter, photographer, blogger – Yoyo. Yoyo’s blog, Topstitch.org is an awesome one and Yoyo has generously asked me to write a tutorial for her site… Not only am I seriously flattered but also EXCITED!!!!
So I’m curious internet friends and peeps… what kind of tutorial would you like to see… dolly related or human? As you all know I am happy to do either! I just love to be behind my sewing machine! So leave me a comment and let me know what you are wanting to see me make, and run over to Yoyo’s site and check it out!
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Just a quick Happy Easter to everyone!!Hope that everyone has a great day!!
I’ve had a little bit of interest in the pant suit I recently made and just thought I’d put it out there that I would be happy to either make some for my shop or do custom orders. Feel free to comment here or email me for pricing… firstname.lastname@example.org
A new family member showed up yesterday… Daisy Mae! She’s a Hujoo Berry with faceup. I’m enjoying her very much but Chai is a bit nervous about sharing the attention around here with her. Not to mention her wardrobe.
For you who know me well, you know that I carry one of my Blythes with me every single day, along with my camera. But for the people I encounter everyday, many of them do not have a clue about my girls. This morning, I had Sydney with me, my ADG Effluo custom girly… who has quite the attitude! Since it is a dreary rainy day here, and I had promised Syd a few pics today, I pulled her out of my bag while on the bus to work to snap a quick pic from my phone. That was when it happened… all of the ladies around me on the bus started nudging each other and pointing!! At me! Or rather I should say at Syd!
As my fellow Blythe friends know, I have converted quite a few people onto Blythe fanatics… so here we go again! I told the ladies the story of Blythe and about her history, as well as about my meager collection. Most of the ladies just smiled and nodded, I’m sure thinking that I am a bit of a nutter! But one lady was absolutely interested as she held Syd and snapped pics herself with her phone. I explained that most Blythes spend their time harassing their humans to take photos of them and that we post them to Flickr. This prompted her to ask for my Flickr info… which I gave her on one of my Moo cards. As we pulled in to Philadelphia, the group of ladies made my promise to show them each one of my girls, including Trixie my newest addition, a 5StarDoll Lura ball jointed doll.
So yet again, I have found that no matter who you are or how old you are, Blythe can and will win the hearts of everyone she meets.
Here is the pics I took which made all the ladies start asking about Blythe and getting to know a little bit more about me.
I’ve always admired people who could do a 365 photography project. To have the time and commitment to dedicate to one shot a day, while it may not seem like much to some people, it does to me. Especially because I am not satisfied with just snapping a quick pic of one of my girls and uploading it. I don’t photo shop but I do try to have a dialogue with my photos. My dollies each have a personality and a lot to say.
So this is the year I’m attempting it!! I started on my birthday without really telling anyone. No build up, therefore no anticipation and no let down for failure.
I couldn’t chose just one of my girls to spend the entire year with… Mainly because I don’t have a “favorite.” So it’s one cupcake per day to journal my 32nd year on this planet.
I hope you enjoy the sweets!
So I have taken it… the plunge to purchase Blythe #5 and what I say will be my last one… at least to keep in the house. The limit shall be 5 at one time. If there is another girl who sparks my interest, then I will have to adopt out one of the current girls. So this is the girl I am currently waiting on…
My wonderful twitter friend, duherica, posted the link for her, which was amazing to me… mainly because I had been about to email her seller asking her to post her on eBay so that I could purchase her. But as fate had decided, she was already up there. Now as many of you know… Blythes are not cheap. But she was!! A grand total of $65 plus shipping. I am seriously hoping there isn’t much wrong with her when she gets here. She has been shipped and now I am just waiting for my little redhead.
Here are some more shots of the little lovely.
I get the impression that she is Irish… so therefore needs an Irish name…. I’ve got a few ideas but would love some help here.
1. Logan- One of my family’s names a few generations back.
2. Moira- Just have always loved this one.
3. Maeve- A major Queen in Celtic mythology.
If anyone has ideas for this… leave me a comment! I would love to hear what y’all have to say on my new little one!
I’m happy to announce that on this past Friday the 19th, I received my very own copy of The Brass Cupcake by John Macdonald. If you love the 50’s style noir writing, detective stories or just guys who talk out of the side of their mouth; then this is a book for you.
I started reading it on Saturday on my way to work and finished it on Monday night on the way home. I ride the bus, I don’t drive right now, so this is when the reading happens. It’s a fast paced book, even when fighting against the retro language. I loved it! But I also got to learn what a “real” brass cupcake is, a police badge. I prefer my version.
Last night I also got my jewelry order from Tizzalicious on Etsy!! The most awesome brass cupcake necklace and earrings all the way from Denmark! I should have asked for a longer chain, but thankfully I had a gold rope chain sitting in my jewelry box that I could use.
I have also been furiously working on changing the eye chips in my Blythe clone, Ethel. She’s a Basaak clone; which is one of the better quality clones. Her chips were not only over glued in, but the white if the eye was beveled over the chips. Hubs had to help with drilling her eyes out. Now I am scraping and sanding the remainder of her stock eye chips out. A painful process if you’re a Blythe, so I’ve not let the other girls in the kitchen for fear they won’t let me work on them.