Friday, June 30, 2017

Constantly Reading

Grace is a chain reader. After finishing the last page and closing the book, she has only one thought: "Which one shall I read now?"

Grace is my Petit Dejeuner Champs Elysees Blythe doll.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Free Cupcakes

Free cupcakes on opening day attracted a huge crowd to Tessa's cake shop.

Tessa is my Prima Dolly Peony Blythe doll. The little dolls are Sonny Angels. 

Monday, June 26, 2017


Put a smile on your face, 
make the world a better place!

I heard Vitamin C's song "Smile" recently, and it made me wonder how I could put a big smile on a Blythe's face. My first attempt was a little creepy: I printed out a smiling mouth from the internet and taped it over Anna Sui's mouth. That picture was weird. I thought about it some more today and decided a little smiling friend in front of her would be better. His smile isn't huge, but it is sincere. 

Sunday, June 25, 2017


They know each other too well.

These girls are Candy Carnival Blythe dolls. Their elephants were recently the toys in McDonald's Happy Meals. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Ethereal Beauty

This is Maisy, my Spright Beauty. She is the most unique Blythe in my collection. Some of my other dolls have pink hair, or translucent skin, or pale coloring...but none of them have PINK EYELASHES! That's what I love the most about her! I also love that she came with stock sleep eyes.  

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


When she's expecting a new doll to be delivered, the only thing Emiko wants to do is watch for the postman. 

This is Lady Camellia, with about half of our Lala Loopsy minis collection.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happiness Is...

Happiness is a soft kitty and a big pile of unread books.

This is My Little Candy (she just goes by "Candy" around here). She is harder to photograph than most of my girls, because her hair is such a pale pink that the color usually looks washed out. I thought I would try surrounding her with pink things for this photo, and it seems to work. I like this one better than most of her pictures. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hello Yellow (and Blonde)

As I continue to photograph my Blythe collection arranged by hair color, I've now come to the yellow/blonde-haired girls. Aren't they pretty?

Cousin Olivia and Playful Raindrops have hair that is almost exactly the same color (PR's is just the tiniest bit darker under certain light). Ice Rune's hair is slightly more orange than theirs. I had a hard time deciding where Mrs. Retro Mama fit into this lineup! Her super-bright yellow hair really makes her stand out. 

From my sewing room, a small voice can be heard: "Hey! I have blonde hair too!!!" That would be the gorgeous Dauphine Dream, who still resides in her box. I didn't have the time or the energy to release her before taking this picture. Soon, though...I plan to take her with me to Colonial Williamsburg in August, when I meet up with another Blythe collector there. DD's stock dress will fit perfectly into the time period of that restored historical area.

Here are their stock names, from left to right:

I Love You It's True
Cousin Olivia
Playful Raindrops
Ice Rune
Prima Dolly Marigold
Mrs. Retro Mama

Monday, June 12, 2017

Be Happy

This photo is in honor of Anne Frank's birth on June 12, 1929. It's been a long time since I've read her diary; I think it's time to read it again. 

My Melody.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Music Lesson

Citrine has never regretted her decision to become a music teacher. She gets to do what she loves every day...and she gets paid for it!

Thank you to my friend Susan Weller for the gift of all these great musical instruments!

These girls are Ice Rune, left, and Melomelomew, right. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Choose Happiness

For me, collecting Blythe dolls is about choosing happiness. Dressing them, brushing their hair, taking their photographs; sewing, knitting, and crafting for them...just makes me happy! 

Clockwise, starting at the top: Mandy Cotton Candy, Prima Dolly Amaryllis, Ice Rune, Snowflake Sonata.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Green Hair

I've already done line-ups of my blue-haired and pink-haired girls; today it's the green-haired girls' time to shine! Again, I've put each doll's abbreviation at the bottom of the picture, using the abbreviations from the "My Doll Collection for Blythe" app. Here are their full stock names, from left to right: 

Prima Dolly Melon
Simply Peppermint
Miss Sally Rice (twice!)
Enchanted Petal
Prima Dolly Amaryllis

While dressing them and brushing their hair, I came to the realization that my least-favorite hairstyle is short hair that has a center part (sorry, Hope!) The center-part hair always has to be held back with a clip or two to keep it out of the doll's face, and that's harder to do--in a way that looks cute--with short hair.