Saturday, December 31, 2016

Portrait of Jane

Jane was in total shock when she saw the gift her sisters gave her: 
a life-size portrait of herself, painted by a famous artist, 
in honor of her one-year anniversary in the family.
Now THAT'S a gift!

This sweet Kenner Blythe did indeed come into my dolly family one year ago, on Christmas day. This year, my daughter Jenna painted her portrait for my Christmas gift! I love it!

The other two Blythes in this photo are Mod Molly, far left, and Sadie Sprinkle.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Beauty Sleep

Did you know that some of the most sophisticated
young women still sleep with stuffed animals? 

This is the very sophisticated Bridget, aka Allegra Champagne, enjoying her beauty sleep in bedding by Angie Coppi (Goodnight, Sweet Blythe on Facebook). 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Alien Hunter

This is Ann. She is a certified Alien Hunter. 
So far, she hasn't spotted any aliens, 
but she HAS seen several UFO's, 
so really, it's just a matter of time...

Other people have named their UFO A Go Go Blythe dolls really appropriate things like Roswell or Luna. Since those fabulous names have already been taken, I decided to go with something simple and sensible. Ann.

UFO Has Landed

I've been waiting...and...waiting for UFO  A Go Go to arrive. It seemed as if everyone in the Blythe doll groups on Facebook had received her already, and I was getting impatient! Finally, today, the wait was over when the mailman rang the doorbell.

I love her! Look at that hair! The color is beautiful and it is really full and has lots of body. She comes with a lot of pieces of cute stock, too, which is great. My favorite pieces are the glasses and the boots. Oh, and can you see the tiny alien in one of the black squares on her dress? Cute!

First, I wanted to take this picture of her with everything as it came out of the box. In a day or two I will fix her up with all her accessories and take a few more pictures. I can't wait!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

Wishing you the very merriest Christmas ever!

Precocious Candy's Mushroom
Prima Dolly Amaryllis
Playful Raindrops

Saturday, December 24, 2016

T'was the Night Before Christmas

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
while visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads. 

My sweet little Petite Blythe dolls were the perfect models for this photo, because they close their eyes when they lie down. Thank you to Angie Coppi for the gift of this wonderful hand-made winter bedding set.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Good Habit

When Penelope gets up in the morning, 
the very first thing she does is to make her bed. 
Isn't that a good habit? 

Penelope is my Snowflake Sonata Blythe doll. Many thanks to Angie Coppi, who gifted me and my dolls with this beautiful winter-themed bedding set (throw, pillows, and sleep mask) that she made just for us. 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Countdown

Only three days until Christmas! 
Merry Christmas Eve Eve Eve! 

Middie Blythe Lena Elena is joined near the Christmas tree by her friends Lalaloopsy and Sonny Angel. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Reindeer Games

Come on, everyone! 
Grab a reindeer and join in the fun!!

Grace is my Petit Dejeuner Champs Elysees Blythe doll. I love this big deer I found at World Market...I saw it and thought it would be the right size for a doll to ride, and I am happy to see that I was right!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Snowman Weather

Bonnie's snowman-making skills are at their best 
when she knows she has an audience. 

Bonnie is my Raspberry Sorbet Blythe doll. The little Blythe and her dog are from the Littlest Pet Shop series, called Cold Weather Cute. 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Reindeer Encounter

In an amazing coincidence, 
Bonnie happened to have a carrot in her pocket 
on the very day she encountered a wild reindeer 
coming out of the woods. 

This is Bonnie, my Raspberry Sorbet Blythe doll. She was my very first one!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Holiday Wardrobe

In order to avoid stressing about what to wear 
to the many special get-togethers during the holidays, 
Beryl wisely organized all her ensembles in advance.

Enchanted Petal 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Feast Day

After putting together a makeshift shrine in the back yard, 
using household items and a pretty statue, 
Grace honors Our Lady of Guadalupe 
with a rose on her feast day.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Warm and Cozy

When it's cold outside, it's so cozy on the sofa by the fire.

This is April, my Nellie Nibbles Middie Blythe doll, holding a Lalaloopsy mini doll. The pretty throw and pillow were made by Angie Copie (Goodnight, Sweet Blythe on Facebook.)

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Hurry, Christmas!

Charlotte, my Precocious Candy's Mushroom Blythe doll resorts to decorating an imaginary tree.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Perfectly Matchy

This is Veronica, my Bow Wow Trad Blythe doll, modeling a new outfit for a friend. I'm so pleased with how pretty her face looks in this photo...and I know that sounds funny, because all Blythe dolls look somewhat similar, right? But sometimes I look at the face on one of them and I just swoon. I guess that's why I have approximately 5 million Blythes, and counting!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Reading, Part 2

Why does an interruption ALWAYS happen 
just as you get to the most exciting part of the book?

Juliette (Sadie Sprinkle) will deal with this distraction and get right back to reading her book.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Watch Out for the Acorns...

Do you ever get the feeling you are being watched?

If you guessed that this Blythe doll is Sadie Sprinkles, you are right!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

Everything is a gift;
we have so much to be thankful for.

Wishing you a Thanksgiving Day 
blessed with peace and happiness.

This is Patience, my Veronica Lace Blythe doll.

Friday, November 18, 2016


Daphne has a unique sense of style, 
which makes her an interesting subject to photograph.

That's Candy Carnival posing, and Playful Raindrops taking the picture.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Travelling with Dolls...or Not?

Last week, my husband and I flew down to Little Rock to visit my mom for a few days. While we were travelling, I posted this picture on my Facebook page, and someone commented "I know there's a doll in that bag!"

LOL! I wish there was a doll in my bag, but I've resigned myself to the fact that I am really much happier taking dolly photos indoors. I've tried taking a doll out with me a few times, and between feeling self-conscious about people looking at me, and the difficulty of juggling the bag, doll, and camera, and the time it takes to set up the shot, I usually rush it and don't get a good picture.

I can't post on this doll blog without a picture of a doll! So here's what I've done since I got back from my trip: I sewed two Christmas dresses! I hope to make a few more in the coming week. Do you like the cute little bows in their hair? I found them in a store called Icing in the mall in Little Rock. They are made for humans, but are PERFECT for dolls!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Autumn Beauty

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace 
    as I have seen in one autumnal face.

    John Donne (Elegy IX: The Autumnal)

This beautiful face is Bonnie, my Raspberry Sorbet Blythe doll.

Isn't the quote from Donne just perfect? I took this picture, then looked for an appropriate quote online. I've heard of John Donne before, but didn't know that he was a 16th-century poet. This Blythe hobby makes me smarter!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Happy Election Day!

Don't forget to vote, America!

I actually voted early, by absentee ballot, because I'll be travelling on election day. This sticker was included with the ballot, so I will be wearing it proudly. (And because I was travelling, I neglected to post this on the 8th! But I do like this photo, so I am posting it a few days late.)

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween 2016

Eve speaks for all of us at Blythe Happy:

Happy Halloween!

This gorgeous girl is Milky Way Sugar. 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Bow Wow Trad

I don't always open a new doll right away. Case in point: Bow Wow Trad, who has been waiting quietly on the shelf in my sewing room for the past six months or so! I felt that I needed a treat today, so I deboxed her. Her name is Veronica. I'm showing her off with all her accessories, since she came with so much good stuff! I especially love her boots, and her glasses.

Monday, October 24, 2016


May just has one question: 
"Is it Halloween yet?"

May is my Melomelomew Middie Blythe doll.  Her outfit (except for the bag, boots and broom) came from Junie Moon. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Haunted Carnival

Although she is usually the first one in the gate of a travelling carnival, Jubilee suddenly felt a sense of foreboding 
that caused her to hesitate and ask herself, "Should I?"

The doll is Simply Thumpty Thump. This carnival set is from Department 56.

Monday, October 17, 2016


Halloween is almost here...
are you ready?

This is Eve, my Milky Way Sugar Blythe doll. The little black cat doll is a Lalaloopsy.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Second Thoughts

On their way to the opening night of a Halloween-themed 
art show, Merry and Penny begin to question 
their decision to walk past the cemetery. 

Merry is Prima Dolly Marigold, and Penny is Cloud 9 Bowl.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Baking Fun

Do what you love; love what you do--that's Grace's motto. 
She loves to bake, because it is a great outlet for her creativity,  
and best of all, she makes her family and friends happy
 by sharing the special treats with them.

This picture reminds me of ME! After college I went to cooking school, and my favorite classes were baking and pastry-making.

Thank you to my friend Susan Weller for the Barbie mixer set! It included the blue mixer and the big pink bowl, as well as the cupcake tin, heart-shaped measuring spoons, and the pink and blue cupcake in the center. They are so cute and perfect for Blythe.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

It's Sushi Time

When life get stressful from school, work, hurricanes, or elections, Calliope and Ellie get some take-out sushi. Sushi makes everything better. 

All the little props on the table (and the chopsticks) are a set of Barbie accessories. My friend Susan W. sent them to me as a surprise, along with another set that I will feature in an upcoming photo. Thanks so much for thinking of me, Susan! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Planning Ahead

Penny always chooses her outfit the night before, so she won't have to rush to get ready in the morning. The new sugar skull panties will go great with the monster-print dress--even though no one will know she's wearing them, except the other girls in the locker room when she's changing for her gym class.

Penny is my Cloud 9 Bowl Blythe doll. The fun Halloween bedding set is by Goodnight Sweet Blythe on Facebook.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Mummy Warning

A warning to anyone who plans to go as a mummy for Halloween: there is one thing you must think of BEFORE you start getting wrapped up...

Sunday, October 2, 2016

October Mantel

 I've decorated our fireplace mantel for October. BOO!

The quilt and the clock always stay where they are, so I worked around them by adding spiderwebs all over the clock, and bats on the quilt. With the addition of plenty of Blythe dolls in Halloween-themed outfits, and some inexpensive props from Target, we are feeling quite spooky around here.

In case you're wondering which releases these Blythes are, here are their names from left to right: I Love You It's True, Playful Raindrops, Milky Way Sugar, Prima Dolly Amaryllis, Middie Lena Elena, and Simply Bubble Boom.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sugar Skulls

Sitting in her favorite chair, Calliope is working on
 a Halloween surprise for her sisters: cute little sugar skulls
 embroidered on panties!

Pretty Calliope is my Can Can Cat Blythe doll. The panties were a custom order in my etsy shop.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Halloween Dreaming

All that we see or seem 
is but a dream within a dream

--Edgar Allen Poe

Sleep mask, pillows and throw from Goodnight Sweet Blythe on Facebook.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Good Advice

You can take it from Penny, who learned the hard way:
if you know you are going to be home alone all night, 
DO NOT read a scary book!

Penny is my Cloud 9 Bowl Blythe doll.

Many thanks to Angie Coppi (Goodnight Sweet Blythe on Facebook) who made the frightfully fun pillows on the sofa. There is also a matching sleep mask and throw blanket that I will show off soon.

Friday, September 23, 2016


Aaawwww...the little twins fell asleep in their favorite chair as they looked at pictures in their story book. Shhhh, don't wake them!

They are Ivanka Corneille and Connie Corneille Petite Blythe dolls. Number 3 in the "Our Favorite Chair" series.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Birthday Chair

As she headed to her favorite chair with her first cup of coffee, Claire was truly surprised to discover that Bree and April had gotten up extra early to wish her a happy birthday.

From left to right, they are: I Love You It's True, Lena Elena, and Nellie Nibbles. 

This is the second in a series of Blythe photos using our favorite chair as the centerpiece. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Everyone's Favorite Chair

We have a saying around here: 
"If you want the best seat in the house, 
move the cat!" 

This is my Miss Sally Rice Blythe doll.

This is the first of what I hope will be a series of pictures using this chair (which is actually a pincushion, but is perfect for my dolls) as the centerpiece.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Shoe Love

Everyone loves something. Ellie loves shoes. 

Ellie is my Ichigo Heaven Blythe doll. How did she get her name, you ask? Here's the story: I was in a Blythe sundries swap in a group on Facebook. My swap partner had just gotten a new doll and was talking to me about what to name her. She was considering a few names, but Ellie was her favorite, and as soon as she seemed sure about it, I went ahead and made a dress for the doll with the name Ellie embroidered on it, to send as part of the swap. Well, wouldn't you know, my partner decided not to go with the name Ellie after all!  Since I had this nice dress on my hands, my next new doll got the dress and the name.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Look and See

It's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see.

--Henry David Thoreau

While others passed by without giving the shrubbery a second glance, Bonnie (Raspberry Sorbet) looked more closely and saw something unusual.

Sunday, September 18, 2016


The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, 
and all the sweet serenity of books.

--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Kiki (Yellow Marshmallow middie Blythe doll) and Sally (Miss Sally Rice Neo Blythe doll)

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Mirror, Mirror...

The face is the mirror of the mind, 
and eyes, without speaking, 
confess the secrets of the heart. 
--St. Jerome

This is Bridget, my Allegra Champagne Blythe doll. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Art, Part II

Kiki dreams of the day when her art will hang in famous galleries and be appreciated by millions...for now, it hangs in the hallway, and is only appreciated by her sisters.

My daughter Jenna made all these littles works of art for me and my dollies. These dolls are Alice (Simply Sparkly Spark) and Kiki (Yellow Marshmallow). Kiki was known as Kitty until recently, when someone commenting on a picture of her on Facebook mis-read her name and called her Kiki. I like it so much, it's sticking with her!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

We "Heart" Art

The cute artwork on the easel is a sketch my daughter Jenna made for me as a Mother's Day card this year. I love it when she draws my dolls! Her art is usually very different than can see for yourself in her Etsy shop: Jenna Andersen Art Shop.

The blue-haired girl is Alice, my Simply Sparkly Spark Neo Blythe doll. The pink-haired girl is Kiki (formerly Kitty), my Yellow Marshmallow middie Blythe doll.