Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sewing Together

Sewing is twice as much fun when you do it with a friend!

Yellow Marshmallow

Friday, September 22, 2017


Jill wanted to wait until she got home to eat the donut, but it looked so delicious and smelled so amazingly good that she stood outside the bakery door and took a great big bite. 

Home Sweet Home

Thursday, September 21, 2017

All You Need Is...

LOVE. It's all you need. 
It was surprisingly difficult to decide what to do for the theme "love". There are so many ways I could have gone with it, but most of them felt too much like Valentine's Day to me. In the end, it was the simple solution that worked the best.

Simply Lilac, Prima Dolly London, Prima Dolly Amaryllis, and Cloud 9 Bowl.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Overly-dramatic as usual, April waves goodbye to her sister, who is just going to the store for a bottle of milk. 

Ichigo Heaven is the Neo on the left; Nellie Nibbles is the Middie on the right. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pink Agreement

They don't agree on everything, but they always agree that there is no such thing as too much PINK!

They are Ichigo Heaven (left) and Prima Dolly London (right). Yes, their hair is exactly the same color, and almost the same style. The main difference between them is that IH is RBL and PDL is FBL.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Hiking Rocks!

Emiko was surprised to discover painted boulders lining the path as she hiked in the mountains for the first time. 

I was walking with my husband one evening last week, playing Pokemon Go. As we sat down on a bench (to take over a Pokemon players know what I'm talking about) I noticed a rock that had been carefully set against the back of the bench. I thought there was something special about this rock, but it was too dark to see, so I put it in my pocket. When I got home I saw that it had a picture painted on it (it's the one on the right with the sun and house); on the back was the name of a Facebook group, "Williamsburg VA Rocks!" It turns out that this is a local group of people who paint and hide rocks around town to be found by strangers. If you find one, you can keep it or re-hide it. The people in the group post pictures of rocks they have painted and are getting ready to hide, and they love it if "finders" will post pictures of their I'm going to post this picture to the group, showing my rock, plus two others that my daughter found. I'm also going to tell them about Blythe. Who knows? Maybe I'll get some of them to come over to the "Blythe side"!

This doll is Lady Camellia.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Near the Water

For today's theme, "Water", I packed up a couple of Blythes and drove along the York River until we came to a pull-over spot with a clear view of the water. I had brought a wooden crate for a seat for the dolls, so I put that on the grass in front of my car, arranged a doll on it, and started shooting pictures. The pictures came out okay, but not great. I was in a hurry because I didn't want to attract attention, and my camera is not great outside because the only way to see what you are shooting is the screen on the back of the camera, which is hard to see in bright light. I much prefer the controlled environment of an indoor photo shoot, and my camera works better there too. Looking at these, I wish I could have gotten closer to the water, as it is really such a small part of each picture. 

This is Bridget (Allegra Champagne) wearing a Blythe Happy dress. Out of all the pictures I took of her, this is my favorite because of the sun shining on her wavy hair. 

This is Gidget (Cherry Beach Sunset) wearing the stock dress and head wrap from Pineapple Princess.  The sun was so bright at her back that her skin tone looks extra dark in the shade. I love her profile in this picture. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

An Apple a Day

Even if an apple a day won't keep the doctor away, apples are good for you. I did some quick research and discovered that they are full of vitamins C and A, and they are high in fiber. Best of all, they are delicious! Macintosh is our favorite. What's yours?

Cousin Olivia is posing for the theme "apples" in the Blythe a Day group on Flickr. 

Friday, September 15, 2017


There is no better compliment to natural beauty than flowers. 

This is Cinema Princess, wearing Stella Serendipitous' stock dress. She is posing for the theme "Flowers". The background is a painting my daughter did in high school. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Grandpa Always Said...

Grandpa always said "You will reap what you sow." Now I understand what he meant!

This is Vera Florentine. I promise to change her out of her stock outfit soon. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Baking Success

Baking can be a lot of work, but it's totally worth the effort when the results are this awesome.

This is Prima Dolly Peony. The cake and baking items are part of a set for Lori dolls that are sold at Target. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


When she moved to the city and started her own business, Penny was pleased to discover that dog walking not only pays well, but it is also great exercise.

She is Cloud 9 Bowl

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunny Day

When you turn your face to the sun, 
the shadows will fall behind you.

 Cadence Majorette

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Lazy Day

For most people, a lazy day would mean relaxing on the bed, reading a novel. For Vera, it means relaxing on the bed and studying her favorite subject: biology!

I found this cute dolly-sized biology set recently at Target. It is meant for 18" dolls, but it works well for Blythe too. For some reason, it is in a combination of English and French--thus, the spelling "Biologie" for the title of the book.

She is Vera Florentine.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Bath Time

The late summer weather is so perfect that even Vera's least-favorite outdoor chore is a pleasure. (For Max, it's always a pleasure!)

This is my new Blythe doll, Vera Florentine. I love her bright makeup and bright outfit; I also love her curly hair, which required no special effort to make it look pretty (unlike Home Sweet Home, whose hair still needs some work after several washings.) I couldn't figure out why she has a pea pod on her hat, until I was enlighted by my Facebook friend, Angie Coppi. Here is her comment about this Pinocchio-theme doll: 

"In the original story of Pinocchio, the puppet is befriended by a wise pigeon, who teaches him to try eating something he has always hated: peas! And because he is hungry, Pinocchio eats them and love them. Another story with a moral for the children reading it."

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Why do they enjoy playing "school" so much more than actually going to school?

Middie Blythes: Nellie Nibbles, Melomelomew, and Puchippu Chappu Pepa.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Sleeping In

You don't have to be awake to enjoy a day off from work. 

This sleeping beauty is Cadence Majorette. Her quilt and sleep mask were made by our friend Angie Coppi.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Good Food

You don't need a silver fork to eat good food.
                                                            --Paul Prudhomme

This is Playful Raindrops, helping me with a the theme "good food" for the Blythe a Day group on Flickr.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Cat Family

Ann has such a large cat family that it's hard for her to find room to sit on the sofa. 


This girl is UFO A GoGo, wearing the stock dress from Coco Collette. The cats are from different makers, but my favorite one is Schleich.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Still Summer

It may be September, but  Autumn doesn't begin until the 22nd. 
 Enjoy it while you can.

Cherry Beach Sunset