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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Blythe Con Brooklyn Donation


A few months ago I was contacted by a member of the BlytheCon Brooklyn organizing team, asking if I could make a donation for a raffle prize. I was happy to say "yes", and today I am even happier to say that I have finally finished my donation! This is my new girl Jill (Home Sweet Home) modeling the outfit I will be sending to the Con. 

The pink dress fabric is one of several that was designed especially for this Con's theme of "The 1980's". It features scattered cassette tapes (hey, I remember those!) in different sizes. This four-piece set includes a sleeveless dress, a hairbow made from the same fabrics as the dress, a short-sleeved wool sweater, and a wool felt shoulder bag with a cassette tape on the front, also made from felt. 







In addition to the dress set, I will also be donating one of my new Blythe Happy calendars for 2018. It's hot off the press! I had it made at Snapfish, and it looks really good.



BlytheCon Brooklyn will take place on October 22, 2017. I hope to be there!



Saturday, August 19, 2017

Meet Jill

Introducing my pretty new Blythe doll, Home Sweet Home! She will go by the name Jill.

I normally prefer the fantasy-haired girls, but I just love Jill's soft coloring, translucent skin, and her pink and blue outfit. I was pleasantly surprised to find the two paper extras that came with her: the adorable Blythe-in-a-box that is her mini-me, and the sweet little shopping bag from the store Junie Moon. Both of these items had to be assembled. The doll box was simple to fold together, but the shopping bag required glue and I had to supply the handles; luckily, I have a huge selection of ribbon in my sewing room so it was easy to find some that matched. I also added my own tissue paper to the bag to make it look like Jill just came home from a shopping trip.

I've had her for a couple of weeks, but I haven't posted her picture until now because her hair required FIVE washes to get the grease out! This is the most work I've had to put into a doll to make her presentable right out of the box, and she could probably still use another shampoo. That's her only drawback--if you are thinking of getting her, be prepared to wash, wash, wash her hair!






Thursday, August 17, 2017

What's Cookin'?



Nothing says lovin' like something from the oven.


This is Prima Dolly Peony. 


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

You Deserve a Break Today



Marina's personal motto is "A burger a day keeps the doctor away," and she's never been sick a day in her life.




Ooh! McDonalds!



Playful Raindrops


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

It's Soup!


Babysitting is fun when the children are well behaved and wait patiently for their dinner. Bree calls them to the table, saying, "It's almost ready, boys! This soup is going to be 'M'm M'm good!'"



 This is Middie Blythe Lena Elena. The boys are Sonny Angels.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Let's Build Something Together


After working on their model of Tower Bridge for three hours, Jubilee and Tillie had only managed to assemble the little bus. They both began thinking that it was time to find a new hobby. 





Look at how tiny this bus is! All the pieces of this model are made from perforated paper. You are supposed to punch them out, fold tiny flaps, and glue them together with the tiniest dabs of glue. The picture of the model on the box looks awesome, but I have absolutely no motivation to go any further now that I have finished the bus! 





Sunday, August 13, 2017

Life is But a Dream



Faith had walked this path to her grandmother's house many times, but today it seemed different--like a scene from a fairy tale. Everything was so colorful! The mushrooms were taller than she was! The forest creatures  were without fear, and the bunnies seemed to welcome her.  "Oh, I know--I must be dreaming!" she said to herself. And she was. 



Faith is Pow Wow Poncho