Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Free Cupcakes

Free cupcakes on opening day attracted a huge crowd to Tessa's cake shop.

Tessa is my Prima Dolly Peony Blythe doll. The little dolls are Sonny Angels. 

Monday, June 26, 2017


Put a smile on your face, 
make the world a better place!

I heard Vitamin C's song "Smile" recently, and it made me wonder how I could put a big smile on a Blythe's face. My first attempt was a little creepy: I printed out a smiling mouth from the internet and taped it over Anna Sui's mouth. That picture was weird. I thought about it some more today and decided a little smiling friend in front of her would be better. His smile isn't huge, but it is sincere. 

Sunday, June 25, 2017


They know each other too well.

These girls are Candy Carnival Blythe dolls. Their elephants were recently the toys in McDonald's Happy Meals. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Ethereal Beauty

This is Maisy, my Spright Beauty. She is the most unique Blythe in my collection. Some of my other dolls have pink hair, or translucent skin, or pale coloring...but none of them have PINK EYELASHES! That's what I love the most about her! I also love that she came with stock sleep eyes.  

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


When she's expecting a new doll to be delivered, the only thing Emiko wants to do is watch for the postman. 

This is Lady Camellia, with about half of our Lala Loopsy minis collection.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happiness Is...

Happiness is a soft kitty and a big pile of unread books.

This is My Little Candy (she just goes by "Candy" around here). She is harder to photograph than most of my girls, because her hair is such a pale pink that the color usually looks washed out. I thought I would try surrounding her with pink things for this photo, and it seems to work. I like this one better than most of her pictures. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hello Yellow (and Blonde)

As I continue to photograph my Blythe collection arranged by hair color, I've now come to the yellow/blonde-haired girls. Aren't they pretty?

Cousin Olivia and Playful Raindrops have hair that is almost exactly the same color (PR's is just the tiniest bit darker under certain light). Ice Rune's hair is slightly more orange than theirs. I had a hard time deciding where Mrs. Retro Mama fit into this lineup! Her super-bright yellow hair really makes her stand out. 

From my sewing room, a small voice can be heard: "Hey! I have blonde hair too!!!" That would be the gorgeous Dauphine Dream, who still resides in her box. I didn't have the time or the energy to release her before taking this picture. Soon, though...I plan to take her with me to Colonial Williamsburg in August, when I meet up with another Blythe collector there. DD's stock dress will fit perfectly into the time period of that restored historical area.

Here are their stock names, from left to right:

I Love You It's True
Cousin Olivia
Playful Raindrops
Ice Rune
Prima Dolly Marigold
Mrs. Retro Mama