My love affair with Blythe only recently begun, having cluelessly missed them during their debuts in 1972 and 2000. I think I first spotted them on Flickr and then quickly made the leap to the This is Blythe forum. Blythes of course made their meteoric rise thanks to the supremely talented Gina Garan and her incredible photographic skills and love for Blythe. Her books and photos are total eye candy.
I started out with Lilly London, a Star Dancer from Tokyo; Maggy, an ADG Princess Parfait brunette from Illinois and Zena, a custom and a surprise gift from a wonderful person. I had some others; then I sold some. Now the bug is back, and I have a few customs as you can see above. The count is getting perilously close to filling Blythe Manor II, my 12-room Blythe size 1:6 Mod-ish dollhouse. I had one of those before recently, and sold everything. I also had a childhood 1:12 metal dollhouse with Petite Princess furniture, which I pitched. Ack.
But for now, all these girlz really like to do is shop, change clothes, get their hair and nails done, get their pictures taken, pour over Flickr Blythe groups and Blythe blogs and websites. They talk on their cell a lot, but they do keep their room pretty clean. Occasionally, they do art and cook. Oh yeah, and shop on ebay and look for Re-ment. We hang out on Plastic Paradise, too. It's a doll's life!