Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Kenner Blythe

After hair soaking and some face cream


I've been collecting Blythe since 2010; at first owning a Kenner was not priority.  Over time I've watched ups and downs in the market and in the community.  Kenner Blythes soared in prices after she was featured on a cable television program with the price tag of $800-900 [I believe he paid $700 but intended to get $1,500].  I thought my chances of owning a Kenner was over.  Prices sky rocketed after that episode now that everyone knew what Blythe was for sure.  I saw a NRFB Kenner on eBay for $3,000 just this week.

Also, this week I saw a lull in pricing for the TLC dolls.  It was low enough that I felt confident in bringing home a Kenner thanks to Paypal Credit.

I got up at 2 am and 10 bids later I won her!!

She is a fixer upper, but I'm not complaining!!

Some information that I found out from her 2 eBay listings.

She was bought by the person who sold her to me on March 12, 2016 from California.  She is a 6 line Kenner.  Her eye lashes were sparse.  I bought her on the April 19th from Massachusetts.  Her body was switched out with a 7 line Kenner and had no eye lashes.

Straight out of the box.

Soaking.

I'm too impatient!!  I had to get her cleaned off and her hair worked out.

Her hair is still crunchy and fried looking at the ends.  She is still yellow but I don't care she is mine!  I replaced her eye lashes.  I might replace them again once my cheap ones from China arrive.  I'm considering altering a Licca body for her to preserve the semi-original body.  It has a crack in the butt which I figure will not hold for long with the glue job by the last owner.

She has no name.  Right now she is going by Miss K.  I hope it doesn't stick. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Disney bound



My family is off to Disney World again in a month.  I've been preparing travel garments for Moth.

I'm hoping to have more opportunities to photograph my doll this time in less crowded areas.  Last time (June 2012) with Gatsby was difficult to get decent photos since I had to stop in packed walk areas basically.

I've been working on gathering clothing. So far I have:

Tea and Tarts stock

Umbrella is actually Cute and Curious stock.  The headband is staying home.  I'm using Cousin Olivia's headband instead.


Sparkle Girlz set- white crop top and flowered shorts....I can't find a photo.  You should try these sets.  They are under 2 dollars at Walmart.  Fit decently and fair quality.  Not top, but nice enough for 2 bucks.  Here is a photo of the ones I purchased a while ago.


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They have fair variety and not just everything is pink.  I try to pick the ones that aren't anyways.

Red polka dot Minnie Mouse dress. I am not fantastic at collars, but looks adorable with the felt Mickey Ears I made before the last trip which I forgot to take.


I'm probably going to use white sock and boots with all of the outfits.  I found that I prefer boots since they stay on better which reduces the risk of loosing them.  My favorite are the witchy boots.  I have 5-6 pairs now in white, cream, and black...red sparkle Jemgirl also! 


I'm going to try and post my new rement sets next!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Remember Gidget?

Remember the Factory/TBL Gidget with a tan?


I tried selling her without success.  She's my last fakie.  There is not resale value and I like to sell my dolls too often to buy ones that have no second hand market value.  Since I cannot sell her, I customized her.




I cut the hair off of her scalp.  I'm looking for the perfect wig for her.  I'm thinking peacock blue.  She is no longer named Gidget.  She is back to no name.  This was my first custom using a dremel tool.  I over carved her eye sockets.  I will be more careful in the future.



New dolls

I got a new job in December.  The consequences with the job has been more money and less time.  I have added several new girls to the house since December.  Here goes:

Rouge Noir, March 2016:


Odekake Kimono Musume, March 2016: 


Tea for Two, February 2016:

with custom reroot by Shershe.  I redid her faceup.

Unknown SBL, December 2015:

Effluo custom with Sleeping Elf wig with touch up by me.





Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Blythe a Day October 19th-22nd, 31st

October 19th Favorite ghost story- Lady in Black: A young woman fell in love with a man from a rival school and He left her for a freshman at his own school. The lady in black took her own life out of despair and today she searches out the freshman girl who stole her beau still to this day.


October 20th- fall: I cheated. Our fall colors are still pretty green at the moment


October 21st- Halloween decor:  My plastic pumpkin that goes up every year.



October 22nd- Hats:  Moth out in the yard in her casual clothes.


Then my nephew was born and my BaD fell apart, lol.  I had planned to jump into the middle of the month and do all of the fun Halloween themed days.


I never got this posted for the last day of BaD October 31st,  but this is what Moth wore for trick or treating:


The romper is little Lalaloopsy, Nicki Lad glasses, and Mandy Cotton Candy boots.  







Blythe a Day September 1-12

September 1st- Bambi:  Tweedle enticed fawns to her.


September 2nd- Fire:  Surfer Girl posing near an artist rendition of a burning building. Art by Rowan.


September 3rd- Speed:  Merrick sped into the driveway knocking poor Coco out of her seat in the back.


September 4th- Photography: Julian with a toy camera being photographed with a DSLR being photographed with a iPhone 5 camera.


September 5th- Beards: Did mustaches avoid the Russian beard tax of 1698?


September 6th- Italy:  The girls are enjoying Italian- American dinner...pizza and vino (for the underaged ones Italian soda.) Anyone who owns chihuahuas knows they are never far away when food is around.


September 7th- Lace: Cobb and Lil Tico got caught playing in the vintage lace.


September 8th- Ribbons: Sparrow sporting her ribbons. The dress is an altered Barbie Rapunzel dress.

September 9th- Silver


September 10th- Sewing: Poe is making the last stitches in the new thrown pillow.


September 11th- Flowers: Claudia is queen pissy pants in roses. It's heading into a last parts of summer and I have no flowers left.




September 12th- Gold


This is as far as I got in September!!









Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Cinnamon Girl

Wow, September and October got away from me!  I haven't had a whole lot of Blythe action in the last few months.  I tried to participate in September and October's Blythe a Day without much success (will have two blogs entries with the photos next.)  My baby nephew, Wyatt, arrived 2 weeks early.

I did gain another Wonderfrog and Blythe- a yellow Ed Ian and Cinnamon Girl. Neither of them have names yet.  I'm kind of wanting CG customized, but I may just touch up her lips and lids myself and be done with her for now.