What's this you ask? I haven't posted here in some time, and now I try to get away with putting something from my art blog http://lillysoflondonish.blogspot.com here? Relax. It is Blythe-related. Lisa Kettell of The Faerie Zine and http://faerieenchantment.blogspot.com, also a Blythe fan, decided to host a Blythe Costume Swap.
So, I made a Marie Antoinette-style dress for my recipient Cyndi of http://dragonflysdreamz.blogspot.com. Nevermind that I've become fascinated (again) with Marie Antoinette after a great interest in high school xx years ago (and no, that's not 'xx' for 20). The Faerie Zine has actually been doing a lot of 'Marie' stuff, so it seemed quite natural to choose this for my costume. Thankfully (I think), Cyndi does not have a Blythe doll (the horror!) and just wanted a costume to display. So, this is made by attaching brocade, lace, velvet, wire, vintage millinery and vintage jewelry directly to a miniature (7") styrofoam dress form. 'Marie' will be winging her way to Alabama come Tuesday.
Maybe then the Blythe Manor girls here will get some attention. They have been unattended for a couple of weeks while I focus on art. They'll be gettin' all gussied up next weekend as we head to Michigan for the http://thisisblythe.com/forum TIB Michigan Blythe Meet-Up in Battle Creek at Auntie Angela's http://geminiangelsart.blogspot.com. A swap, photo ops, treats and more are planned. Blythe-o-licious!