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.
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!
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 this...you 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.
This is my pretty Candy Carnival Blythe doll, Daphne, posing with my new favorite magazine, Daphne's Diary. I'm loving this magazine because it's full of interesting photos of interior spaces and lovely countryside which give me ideas for arranging objects in dolly photos. It also has a lot of little freebies...things like paper cut-outs that you can use in crafting, or that fold into an object, such as a tiny suitcase (Blythe-size! Yay!).
The magazine is printed in the United Kingdom, so it has a pleasantly "different" feel from all the American magazines that are carried in my local bookstore. It's also a little more expensive than the other magazines, but I really think it's worth it for the inspiration it gives me.
Here's the little suitcase. We also got a Middie-size stove out of a different issue. I'll show that off later.