Monday, November 28, 2011

New Blythe Patterns!

Apparently cold weather, no internet, and the holidays has jump started my creative juices!

In the past two weeks I have developed six new patterns for Blythe garments.  I had no idea they were even floating around in my noggin.  Once I got started I couldn't stop!

Here the patterns are, if there is a story, I will include it:

Romper for Blythe 
2.50 USD 

Mohair Caplet for Blythe
2.50 USD

Angora Cape for Blythe
2.50 USD

Mohair Skirt for Blythe
2.50 USD

Mohair Coat for Blythe
3.50 USD

This pattern was designed to showcase the button.  It came from my grandmother's button jar.

Angora Coat for Blythe
3.50 USD

I have a new love for angora and mohair!

My internet company went belly up. :( So now we are shopping for a new provider.  I don't know when I will get plugged back in the the world wide web.

Friday, November 18, 2011

From Busty to Flat Chesty

On Ravelry a member of the Knitting for Blythe group inquired about sanding down LPS Petite Blythe's boobage.  I just happened to have a tester LPS Blythe (stolen from my daughter) and a new set of diamond grit files.

I set to work.  It took me only about 20 minutes total to get the flat chest. This will be longer if one is using only sand paper.

Here is a couple of in progress photo and then the final:

in progress

in progress



These are both LPS; hence, the eyes open while laying down. 

A few suggestions, lay the body flat and sand across the tops first.  Once the chest starts flattening, sand the top, side and under carriage. I wish I had arrows to show you.  I will see if I can get a photo edited with with arrows to demonstrate where to sand.  I stopped sanding when the black dots appeared. Use a fine grit sand paper to smooth out any uneven spots

Now you have the makings of a boy, or a more child-like Petite!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Basaak vs Blybe comparision

For my new project, Sally the Ragdoll, I order something called a CCE doll.  Which, I call a Blybe. I maybe compleletly incorrect, but I am just going off of the information I got with previous doll. 

So, for the sake of this comparison, I call this little lady a Blybe.

I just happen to have a new Basaak too.  I found one one Blythe Kingdom for a good price and I bought her with the thoughts that it would be awhile before my Blybe comes in the the mail.  She was my back up plan. 

Turns out I did not need a back up plan! The Blybe and Basaak came on the same day!

This was the first time I could do a side by side comparison. So here goes:

Eye chips, Basaak left, Blybe Right:

Eye chip clarity goes to Blybe.  

The Basaak eye chips remind me of ADGs.  They are very difficult to remove.

Left Basaak, Right Blybe: 

The eye mech of the Basaak is slightly smaller than the Blybe.  

Left Basaak, Right Blybe 

For this photo, I could not get the eye mech out of the Basaak head.  I need a second person and my husband is not home. 

The noses are different shapes as are the lips.

The eye holes may have slightly different shapes too, it's hard to tell with the mech still in the Basaak.

This is the Blybe scalp system.  Between the two, it was significantly harder to separate the pieces.

There is a dome and the scalp fits inside it.  That is what this pic is showing.

The two pieces to the Blybe scalp system.

This is the Basaak scalp system.  It is easy to remove, the trick is getting it to stay together. 

It is three pieces- dome, ring, and scalp.  This photo is showing it assembled.  

The three piece to the Basaak scalp system.

Body comparison:

Left- Blybe, Middle- Basaak, Right- Takara 

The Blybe is smaller than the other two with a fixed waist and slanted feet like Barbie.  The other two are very similar except the Basaak quality is poor.

What fate does the Basaak face? 

I plan to fix her up for my daughter.  R has Pinkie and Margo already, but I don't really need another doll for myself.  I thought about practicing some carving on her and maybe bobbing her hair.  Decisions, decisions....

Coming up tomorrow is my Petite Blythe experiment.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

WaWa Love

I so want Hujoo WaWa.

OMG, who could say no to this image:

I want! I want! I want!

I have to start super saving for this little cutey.