Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sweet Dresses

I like to make these "Sweetest Dresses" because they look so pretty on Blythe dolls.

Here's the formula: a white bodice with a lace overlay (which I usually accent with some glass beads), plus a print skirt that has a lot of white in it, plus a pretty lace or other trim at the hem, equals a dress that is light, delicate-looking, and sweet.

Sometimes I go all-out and add a color-coordinated sweater and a hairbow made from the skirt fabric, to complete the ensemble.  I offer these sets in my Etsy store occasionally.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Pretty White Dresses

I've decided to take a break from the Blythe a Day photos!

I love doing the themed photos, but I want to focus on sewing, knitting, and crafting for a while. I expect to return to the Blythe a Day Flickr group in October (but you never know...)

I will post the things I'm working on, so there will be something new here every couple of days.

This week I updated the listing in my Etsy store for the white dresses with an embroidered name on them. The only change is the choice of lace at the hem of the dress (because I was unable to find more yardage of the laces I had been using). Here are the new lace choices:

When I first got into Blythe, I planned to make one of these dresses for each of my girls...but the dolls have accumulated more quickly than I've been able to produce the dresses! Below you can see the girls who DO have their special, personalized dresses. The other 30 (or so) girls are still waiting!! I love how they look all together.

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Blythe a Day Aug. 27, 2015

Everyone knows what to expect for breakfast when Merry is cooking...because eggs are the only thing she knows how to make!

They are Raspberry Sorbet, Can Can Cat, and Prima Dolly Marigold.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Blythe a Day Aug 26, 2015

When April gets stuck on her math homework, it's big sister Faith to the rescue! She enjoys math so much, she's thinking of making a career of it.

April is my Nellie Nibbles Blythe Middie doll. Faith is my Pow Wow Poncho Blythe Neo doll.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Small Screen

Blythe a Day Aug. 25, 2015

Taking pictures with the iPad is fun! Penelope gets everyone posed, then it's time to SAY CHEESE!

Penelope (pink hair) is Snowflake Sonata. The other three are, from left to right: Simply Lilac, Candy Carnival, and Prima Dolly Amaryllis.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Keep Your Friends Close

Blythe a Day Aug. 24, 2015

Penelope believes in keeping her friends close. Very close.

Penelope is my Snowflake Sonata Blythe doll.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sleep Over

Blythe a Day Aug. 22, 2015
Sleep Over

The only problem with a sleep over is that nobody gets much sleep!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Thank You!

Blythe a Day Aug. 21, 2015

Alice, Tillie, Jubilee and a their friends have decided to make the world a better place by expressing an attitude of gratitude every day.

Simply Sparkly Spark, Simply Bubble Boom, Simply Thumpty Thump

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The World is Round

Blythe a Day Aug. 20, 2015

Words of wisdom from Brock.

Brock is my Chantilly Lace custom doll.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Blythe a Day Aug. 19, 2015

It's good to have minions! (And they aren't always yellow.)

Brock (my Chantilly Lace custom doll) is being attended to by the Sonny Angels.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I'm Hungry!

Blythe a Day Aug. 18, 2015
I'm Hungry!

Beryl has decided to start her diet...tomorrow!

Beryl is my Enchanted Petal Blythe doll.

Monday, August 17, 2015


Blythe a Day Aug. 17, 2015
Skill or Talent

Calliope has been very popular at parties since she started learning to do magic. Her best trick: pulling a live rabbit out of an empty hat!

Calliope is my Can Can Cat Blythe doll.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Lazy Sunday

Blythe a Day Aug. 16, 2015
Lazy Sunday

Ahh, the pleasure of lounging in bed!

The Blythe is Prima Dolly Violet; the little girl is a Lalaloopsy.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Moving In

Blythe a Day Aug. 15, 2015

Lila and April want the Lalaloopsies to move into the house with them, and they are taking matters into their own hands. The tables, chairs, lamp and bed are all going inside so the Lala's can be comfortable. The girls want to get them settled before their big sisters notice what's going on--it will be too late to stop them then!

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Artist at Work

Blythe a Day Aug 14, 2015

Cat does her best work when she is surrounded by nature.

This painting was actually done by my daughter Jenna, a few years ago. I found the nest in a bush in our yard, and she used it as the "model" for the painting--just like Cat is doing here! Cat is a custom Blythe doll by Kaleidoscope Kustoms.

Thursday, August 13, 2015


Blythe a Day Aug. 13, 2015

Why wait for a birthday? Let's celebrate EVERY DAY!

Simply Lilac, Candy Carnival, Prima Dolly Melon

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Blythe a Day Aug. 12, 2015

Even though it's a gray day, Daphne wanted to go outside. She decided to wear her Kawaii Kandy hat with the happy sun to put her in a cheerful mood--and it just happens to match her new dress perfectly! As she was walking, she noticed this rock bench beside an arbor of lovely pink flowers, so she took a seat and enjoyed her surroundings.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Blythe a Day Aug. 11, 2015
Mail Day

Today the postman brought one of our favorite things: a hand-written letter from a friend!

The tiny envelope is easy to make, but it's the little heart sticker that I used for a stamp that makes this look real. I found the stickers a couple of years ago around Valentine's day, and I haven't seen them since...I will keep looking though, because I like to make and share these little props.

Monday, August 10, 2015


Blythe a Day Aug. 10, 2015

Daphne wanted a new dress to compliment the color of her hair, but she couldn't find anything in any of the stores. So she looked through her fabric stash, pulled out a needle and thread, and got busy making it herself!

She is Candy Carnival.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Book Lover

Blythe a Day Aug. 9, 2015
Book Lover's Day

There's no place Faith would rather be, than between the pages of a book.

Faith is my Pow Wow Poncho Blythe doll.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Hide and Seek

Blythe a Day Aug. 8, 2015
Hide and Seek

Bonnie is getting annoyed, because this always happens: as soon as there are chores to do, Heather seems to think it's time to play Hide and Seek!

Bonnie (seeking) is my Raspberry Sorbet Blythe doll. Heather (hiding) is my Prima Dolly Violet Blythe doll.

Friday, August 7, 2015


Blythe a Day Aug. 7,2015

Butterflies are free!

This is Citrine, my Ice Rune Blythe doll.

Thursday, August 6, 2015


Blythe a Day August 6, 2015
Pick a Color

The color of the day is...RED! Charlotte Russe (Precocious Candy's Mushroom) is the perfect model for this theme. Two of these outfits are from Blythe Happy; the other two are stock (the skirt and top on Charlotte are from Fancy Pansy; the skirt and top on the far right are from Cousin Olivia.)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Blythe a Day Aug.5, 2015

Just as she is about to get into the shower, Eve notices the Sonny Angels are in the bathroom with her, and she is MORTIFIED! Thank goodness she is still wearing her bath wrap! Those little boys have no shame, but Eve is quite modest.

Eve is my Milky Way Sugar Blythe doll. The boys are Sonny Angels. This is a new Barbie sink and shower I just got! It works great for Blythe, and it came with some little accessories, like shampoo and toothpaste, and the wrapper Eve is wearing.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Breaking the Rules

BaD Aug. 4, 2015
Breaking the Rules

April knows the rule: "No Snacks Before Dinner!" But she is so hungry, and the pastries look so tempting...can  you blame her for breaking the rule?

April is my Nellie Nibbles Middie Blythe doll. Her big sister in the background is Milky Way Sugar.

Monday, August 3, 2015


Blythe a Day Aug. 3, 2015

The view from the top was so fantastic, Charity almost forgot to take any pictures--and that was the whole reason she walked up the mountain trail!

Charity is my Mod Molly Blythe doll.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Cat Nap

Blythe a Day Aug. 2, 2015

Don't you agree that a cat nap is better when it's actually taken with a cat?

This is Brock, my Chantilly Lace custom doll.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Almost Twins

Blythe a Day August 1, 2015

These beautiful almost-twin sisters are Coco Collette (left) and Stella Savannah (right). The differences are small, but apparent once you look closely:

--thicker hair
--pink lips
--eye colors brown (right), pink (forward), blue (left), and green (forward)

--thinner hair (you can see her scalp near the top of her head in this picture)
--peach lips
--peach nail polish
--stud earrings
--eye colors pink (right), amber (forward), dark green (left), and blue (forward)

Despite the fact that Stella has the added features of earrings, nail polish, and two pairs of special colored eye chips, Collette is my favorite of the two, because her hair is better, and I prefer her pink lips. (Coco Collette comes in a beautiful blue and pink dress, which I love too!)