Wednesday, December 17, 2014

To buy factory or not to buy factory, that is the question

I own/owned factory Blythe dolls.  I truly prefer formally released dolls.  I have been entranced by factory before...most recently the "translucent" factory doll which more than likely a TBL.

I am being pulled in by another doll.  She is a Heather Sky-like doll.  I have wanted a Heather Sky for most of my Blythe collecting days.  I love the tan skinned releases, but have only been able to afford Prima Dolly Ginger (adopted by a friend) and Sunshine Holiday.

I found a Factory that has blonde hair and the face mold does look more like a Takara released Blythe.  TEMPTATION!!

I know I just bought Hollywood who is amazing and cute little Alicia Cupcake.  And, I am expecting Twinkle Princess from my husband.  BUT, I can afford this doll for most part.

I would want to keep her stock except I might spray matte her.

I'm probably going to buy her. Why deny it!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Elf Bomber Jacket

For people who are wondering if the Elf on the Shelf Bomber Jacket will fit Blythe the answer is- kind of!  It is over sized and has velcro down the under side and sides of the sleeves, but over all fits pretty well.  I surmise the velcro placement is to make it easier to dress the elf.

Severus and Coco

A friend on Flickr said she removed the velcro and stitch the jacket together.  She scrunched the sleeves to make them shorter for Blythe's arms.  I didn't bother, but good to know that it could be done.

I love the patches.  They are Christmas themed, but could easily be painted over.  You could even create tiny patches and sew them over then decals.  The best feature is the working zipper.

Festive Dress

I have had a lot of fun creating the long styled dresses. I think this is one of my favorites so far:

Isn't it cute?  I found the trimming and fabric from Wally Jolly World aka Walmart.  I could not pass up these festive Dachshunds.  The trimming is strips of tulle or netting with elastic.  I made a Middie skirt by sewing a double layer together.  

In addition, I made a Middie dress just like this one for my daughter's Christmas present.  It was adorable as well.
I am attempting to get Christmas presents finished up.  I keep adding handmade items to my daughter's stash.  It is easy to create for her since she is getting dolls + accessories, a microscope, and a Mab Graves' Pinkie and the baby dino cameo from me.

I started transitioning my Blythes into winter clothing.  Most lack maybe 10 long dresses for all of my Neos and Middies.  I probably will have them all in long dresses by Christmas.  It would be fun making Severus, the boy Icy, his name sake's wizard robes will the same pattern with alterations....