Sunday, November 22, 2009

Goodies from First-Ever Blythecon

Although I could not attend Blythecon in Atlanta, much to my chagrin, because of a move and job change, I was there in spirit and wallet as I sent some $$ with "Auntie Maggie," so she could get the girls a souvenir. She chose for us this darling pinafore and bloomers set in pinks, purples and blues from KittyKatDance. It came with a tiny little cake, too!

And she got the last 2010 Blythe desk calendar from Gina Garan, who kindly signed it for me, Gina to Gina.

And, if that weren't fab enough, Maggie brought us a gift also, the tan felt dress modeled by Lilly, and a darling Dolly Molly magnet. Almost as good as being there.

The top photo is hard to explain. My Maggy has been decked out and standing outside Target since last Friday. Apparently she thought it was Black Friday already. She has her felt tote from Barb of Academy Beldam, her TIB Uggs, a hat by me and fashions by Barbie. She looks a little astonished that she's got to stay in line another week if she wants to be first in at 5 a.m. Not for me, no thank you! I like to avoid commerce that day.

Hello Dollies! Finally, Something to Blog About

Bunny and Zena (top and second from top) joined me today for a trip to the American Visionary Art Museum, Mr. Rain's Fun House , and the Sideshow gift shop, all inside the museum in Baltimore on Key Highway at Federal Hill for a day out and mini meet with Maggie (momoko_girl_1 on Flickr), the customizer of Bunny Velvet.

Maggie brought four beautiful girls, including Floss (looking ornery in pink), Twig (looking fresh from the prairie), Imma, looking just darling, and Georgia Peach, looking fabulous as always. She filled me in on every moment of Blythecon, from the swag bags to the shopping to meeting Gina Garan, and she brought me some goodies (saved for another post).

We had a great time. Went nuts in the Sideshow gift shop; even found some Blythe pins and mirrors. Had a fabulous lunch! Mr. Rain's is great. I had the butter lettuce apple and pear salad with chicken, and some pretzel bites with mustard for our "bread." Maggie had a seafood chef salad that looked divine. Dessert was flourless chocolate cake and carrot cake. We didn't want to leave. Check them out here!

Maggie's photography inspires me, too, but her girls' hair, fashions and makeup really get to me. Maggie's just got 'it' when it comes to doll collecting. I'm so glad to have a real-life Blythe friend here in Balto. And thanks to a resurgence of Blythe spirit, I stayed up until 3:30 a.m. staring at Blythe pics and fashions on Ebay, Etsy and TIB.