Friday, April 3, 2020

Sweet Bubbly Springtime

Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom.                                             --Margaret Elizabeth Sangster 
Sweet Bubbly Bear is here to remind you that the world is a beautiful place. Focus on the good.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Elegance in Red

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. 
--Leonardo da Vinci

This Blythe doll is Elegant Ellie, wearing the stock dress from Love Mission. I think this dress is perfect on her! The background is a piece of artist's paper from the quarterly magazine, Somerset Studio.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Beautiful Sarah Shades

If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being.  
                                          --Ralph Waldo Emerson

This Blythe doll is Sarah Shades, wearing a Blythe Happy dress. The background is a page of artist's paper from the magazine Sommerset Studio. I love that magazine; it is a big source of creative inspiration for me. It used to be monthly, but last year it changed to bigger, quarterly issues. I preferred monthly, but nobody asked me!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

What's On Your List

Here's another "guess the theme" photo for the Distancing with Dolls group on Facebook, brought to you by Anna Sui. This one was too easy though; everyone knew that it was Bucket List! I wonder, would it have been better without the bucket as her footstool?  That might have been less obvious but still possible to guess. 

Do you have a bucket list? I really only have one thing that I want to do, and it's kind of silly: I want to participate in a jigsaw puzzle competition! Our local library had one recently and I can't believe I missed it. Ugh. Hopefully it will happen again. 

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Drop Me a Line

The current lock-down situation is the perfect time to rediscover the joy of writing letters the old-fashioned way.

This is my most recent entry for the "guess the theme" photos in the Facebook group Distancing with Dolls. The theme is obvious if you can identify the thing on the left side of the table...and no, it's not a stick of butter! (That's what my husband thought it was.)

Friday, March 27, 2020

The Best Time

There's no time like the show you this picture! I made it for the Facebook group Distancing with Dolls, in which we try to guess the theme of different pictures. The photo I posted in the group did not have the words on it, of course--that would have spoiled the game; I added them later so I can use this image for an all-occasion greeting card. I will write something inside like " say Happy Birthday" or " to wish you a happy anniversary." Lolli (Sweet Bubbly Bear) thinks it's a fabulous idea. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020


Recently on Facebook I've noticed a surge of interest in this pretty Blythe doll, Curly Blue Babe. I bought her when she first came out in 2014 because I love fantasy-haired dolls. Why don't I photograph her very often? I guess it's because I have so many dolls now (80 or so) that the newest ones get most of my attention.  Here's my Anna, wearing the stock dress from Strawberry Creamy Cute and the stock hat from Border Spirit, which just happen to go together perfectly.