Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New girl still settling in; needs name

She looks like a "Clarissa Explains it All" right now, but other names under consideration: Suki, Paige, Olive, Bette, Medusa, Iris, Frances, Pugsley. Okay, maybe not Pugsley, but I can't do Wednesday, because I already had a Wednesday...and a Tuesday. Maybe Sunday? What do you think?

Monday, March 28, 2011

It's a New Girl with a Love Gun

Don't know what to call her yet. Don't even know if she's staying. We have to bond. She just arrived this a.m. from France. First thing I did was give her a Pure Neemo flection body by Azone, on loan from Aunt Maggie for vacay photo fun.

Next up was doing something with her blank milky chips. I was going to remove them, but decided with her hair she is kind of zombie-like. So I painted red irises with black pupils on them. Not sure about that either, but with the plain chips there was definitely no one home.

This is also the first picture I've ever taken with my Love Gun from Atelier Matin. It was such a surprise gift, thanks to a little birdie named RuiRui, that I think I was too "got" to even use it. I know that sounds silly, but whatever. Anyway, it was perfect to wait for this girl. Thank you, Matin and Rui!

She is still nameless, although "Amelia" keeps popping up, or "Ame`lie," but I don't know how to pronounce that for sure. She could be "Sookie," as she is a Sookie-custom, which I got from Amloro (Amelie), who got her from Morgan Orton. So it is in the Blythe world.

She's going to Myrtle Beach with me, so we'll see what develops.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fashion Forward: Blythecon 2011

The girls try on some new things we got second-hand in the Sundries sales on Blythe Kingdom. I must say re-sale for Blythe provides a lot more treasures than the ones I can find in any re-sale shops here. On the other hand, my favorite re-sale shop at home, Boutique Exchange, has tons of goodies and bargains, including a pair of Manolos (formerly mine) on sale now!
At top, Bunny tries to look nautical for the theme of Blythecon 2011, June 20 in Portland, OR., for which I've now registered. I think she might just look patriotic. We'll have to work on our seaside garb. The dress is by Crisapop, and the hat and purse are by TeenyWeeny Designs on Etsy. Bunny is an ADG Roaring Red with a bob wig on. Her face is by Blythe Stole My Heart, a.k.a. Auntie Maggie.
Purple Polly, custom by me, wears a deLupi Bad Bunny outfit, perfect with her crossed-eye chips! I am so proud of Polly. She was A LOT of work, especially for someone who didn't know what she was doing. I started a second custom but never finished. Sold her hair to Piparrot and her body to Phillaine.
Charlotte, my Urban Cowgirl, always looks appropriate. Here she has on a simple brown dress and riding boots. This girl has gorgeous, thick hair.
Lilly tried putting her hair up with chopsticks, which works well with her Asian-inspired outfit by Dolly Molly, always one of our favorite designers. Lilly's hair had been in a ponytail forever, and she informed me she wanted to start looking more glam, like "that Claudette," she said.
Finally, pink mohair Brigette wears a crocheted pocket dress by The Future, which we happened to buy from Brigette's prior mom. That's right, even the dolls come second-hand in the world of Blythe. Daisy wears a crocheted dress and hat by unknown makers.
Another fun fashion day at Blythe Manor. But, we're all wondering, will spring ever come?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lilly: Wedding is off and she's taking it hard

Her bridal couture restyled by Pistachio Libby. Vintage Barbie veil and robe and Francie shoes. Also in the photo: window wall, curtain, pillows, lamp and plant by Maryann Roy of Welcome Home; chair by Smidgehouse on Etsy; bed, ottoman, rug and linens by Barbie Furniture and Fashions on Ebay; nightstand is vintage Petite Princess; Topiary by Style in Scale/Lucite Creations; vanity is Barbie Silkstone.

Spring Fashions and another Marie wannabee

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fashion fun and a Kittybomb outtake

The girls got changed, with some help from Aunt Maggie, and so of course had to be photographed! Tinkerbelle the Cat is always trying to help with everything. She investigates Phoebe's pose at top. Molly is sweet and pure all in white. Charlotte goes Boho in a handmade gift from Auntie Angela of a few years ago. (I think even before AA had ANY of her 75+ dolls).
Then there's Bunny the Cheerleader, Polly dressed by Maggie and looking cute, and then Lilly, Daisy, Cookie and Brigette in vintage, mostly Skipper. This is my Blythe family in total, after a little "reorganization."