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.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Bake Sale

Kitty can never resist a bake sale.

Kitty the middie is Yellow Marshmallow; Wendy the Neo is Simply Lilac.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Queen of Everything

Her Royal Highness, 
Bridget, the Queen of Everything
knows that the most important things in life 
aren't "things".

Friday, September 2, 2016

Red or Pink?

Red or pink? Both are sweet!

Precocious Candy's Mushroom and Snowflake Sonata have decided which color they prefer...what about you?

Thursday, September 1, 2016


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.