Friday, April 29, 2016
Ellie is ready for bed. Goodnight!
I made this nightgown and slipper set at the request of my friend Angie on Facebook. She is making a doll quilt and pillow set for another Facebook friend who is currently recovering from cancer surgery. Angie sent me the fabric for the gown so it will match the quilt perfectly.
Ellie is my Ichigo Heaven Blythe doll. I do love the pink-haired girls!
Because the gown and slippers turned out so well, I plan to offer these in my Etsy shop soon! I'm going to use a white-on-white print, and embroider some flowers at the neckline.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Gidget is seized with a sharp pang of regret at having signed up for such a heavy course load, when she sees her sister heading out to the mall, and she, Gidget, has to stay home and study!
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Wearing her pretty new dress for the first time, Maisy can't decide if her sleeves are too long, or her arms are too short!
Maisy is my Spright Beauty Blythe doll. I'm quite excited about the way I acquired her pretty new dress: there is a wonderful Blythe doll clothes maker in Berlin, Germany, called Miema Dollhouse. Once a month or so, she offers a few packs of her clothes for just $25, but you have to act FAST to get one! I happened to notice her announcement 45 minutes after she posted it on Facebook a couple of weeks ago, so I rushed to her website ( Miema Dollhouse ) and quickly put a pack in my shopping cart. As I tried to check out, it was sold to someone else! So I tried again with a different one, and again it sold before I could pay. Guessing that everyone else was looking at the first few packs on the page, I went to the last one, put it in my cart, and...I got it!! Yay!!! It arrived about a week later, and I am quite pleased with the number of items I received for the price. In addition to the clothes, she included a pad of Blythe-themed note paper, another pin like the one on the yellow dress, a card, and a few pieces of German candy. You can see it all in the photo below.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Kitty decided to wait a few days to play her April Fool's Day prank; that way her sister was caught completely off guard!
Here's the sleep mask "in action" that we received from Angie, along with pillows, that I showed off in my previous post.
Friday, April 1, 2016
It's very exciting to get packages of fun things for my dolls. Yesterday was extra exciting, because I got two packages in the mail, ...AND THEY WERE BOTH GIFTS!! Yippee!!
When the mailman rang the bell for me to sign for a package, I was surprised, because I didn't think I had ordered anything from overseas; but then I remembered that my sweet friend Susan A.B. in New Jersey had ordered dresses for my dolls from an Etsy shop for my birthday, and they had finally arrived! The shop is called Pink Shop by Daniella Pink (wow, her last name is really "Pink"? Awesome!) and I have admired her creations since I first got into Blythe, but I've never owned any until now. Eve and Kitty are wearing them in the two photos, below. Each dress came with a matching hair bow. The bow for Kitty (the smaller girl, a Middie Blythe) is on a beaded headband, which I really love. The colors are perfect for her and I guess this is her very own personal outfit from now on! The bigger girl, Eve (a Blythe Neo) looks fabulous with the red/black/taupe color scheme, and of course the kitty on the front of her dress makes us all swoon from the cuteness! Thank you so much Susan, we are totally in love with these dresses! you are a wonderful friend!
The other package was from my friend Angie C. in Chicago. I had gifted her with some Blythe things, and being the fabulous person she is, she wanted to gift me back with her specialty: beautiful hand-sewn pillows for doll beds and sofas. (Angie also makes lovely quilts for dolls, and we are currently talking about having her make one for us. You can see more of her work here, at Goodnight, Sweet Blythe). Since my doll bed is cobalt blue and the sheets are orange and white, she went with this striking orange and blue color scheme. Each pillow is embellished with ribbon or lace and buttons, and they are all so gorgeous! There's even a matching sleep mask (hanging on the headboard) which is a brilliant idea, because most of the stock Blythe dolls don't have eyes that stay closed, so they never look like they are sleeping if you put them in a bed. The sleep mask solves that problem!
Angie also made a set of pillows for our doll sofa. It's the sofa from Ikea, with the pink cover, so these pillows are my favorite color combo: pink and turquoise. Aren't they gorgeous?? I just love them all so much. Thank you so very much for these lovely gifts, Angie.