Thursday, April 30, 2015

Middie and Lottie

I recently wrote about my thoughts on Lottie.  I was able to get photos of two of my Middie Blythes, Michael and Ralphie, in Lottie clothing.

Ralphie in Muddle Puddles clothing

Michael in Rockabilly clothing.

Muddle Puddles is the complete outfit.  All pieces worked perfectly on Ralphie except for her head is too big for the hood.  The Rockabilly out fit the glasses and headband do not fit.  The sleeves are slightly long since Lottie has longer arms.  That's not a deal breaker for me though.

I wanted to include some more information about the clothing.  I do not have dates on when particular dolls were released, but there seems to be a first set, second set, and third.

The first ones I received were Autumn Leaves, Pandora's Box, and Branksea Festival.  They all of them have velcro decals that are interchangeable.  It is a clever idea to "redesign" an outfit; however, if the decal is lost the shirt has a splotch of velcro exposed that is unsightly.  Somewhere in between the second and third sets the shirts decals are printed.  I really do prefer this style.

All of the clothing items (except glasses and head wear) that are purchased on Lottie have fit Middie.  BUT, this has not been the case with the clothing packs.  A lot of the times the shoes have been too big.  One outfit the tights were too baggy as well- even on Lottie.
The baggy tights.  The shoes did not fit well either.

Finn, the little boy, was released sometime around the second sets along with a super hero clothing pack. 

The boots are the best!!

I have a soccer outfit also, but can't find the photo.  The shoes are so large that they fit Neo Blythe.  My daughter has the pajama set and I have the Finn clothing pack.  Everything from these 2 work on Middie.

 I am not overly sure what the difference between the clothing packs versus the clothing on Lottie.  

If you are like me and want variety of colors for your dolls, Lottie clothing is really nice.  I am really like the more utilitarian/boyish clothing.  Girls can't always be in dress and lace.  

One time I wanted to take a Middie to the woods for photos.  I realized that they had nothing casual.  All the the clothing items were Mary Janes and dresses.  

I hope to the company continues to expand on the Lottie play line!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


My Can Can Cat, Moon (previously known as Paris), made a journey to and from New York safely.  She received a full make over while visiting Coffeedove.

I'm loving her galaxy style shadow.  It is so bright and fun.  I quickly threw together the outfit she is pictured in.  I will have to dig through my stuff to find other items for her.  At the moment I cannot think of anything suitable, but sometimes the most unlikely outfits look good on the most unlikely candidates.

Here are all of her chips:

I have another idea for a custom doll!  She will have to wait until I get some other things taken care of first.  I am really excited, but it is sad having to wait.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lottie dolls

When you collect dolls that are not mainstream, like Barbie, Bratz, etc., you are constantly searching for clothing and shoes to fit that doll. With Middie Blythes there are a few options for shoes and clothing.

Mattel's Chelsea (and friends) and Kelly/Tommy dolls shoes fit Middie, but the clothing does not. Some shirts almost fit with Velcro extensions. And, surprisingly, some Monster High tops and bottoms work. 

Clothing made for Lati Yellow fit Middie. Beware the shoes DO NOT fit; Lati's feet are larger. 

Jun Planning's Ai BJD dolls clothing fit really well. They can be a little short, but I find this adorable. Some shoes might work on Middie if they are boots. The Mary Janes are way too big. 

I am sure there are other items out there besides the above mentioned.

Stargazer, Fossil Hunter, Rockabilly, Muddy Puddles

One doll that shoes and clothing are nearly always a perfect fit is Lottie doll. 

Lottie is an UK company, Arklu, that has dedicated itself to creating healthy image dolls for little girls. They are really sweet and have good quality clothing and accessories. These days, that has become a rarity- "good quality, what is that."

Between my daughter and myself, we are up to 8 dolls. They retail for about 20 each- shoes, clothing, and most accessories are a perfect fit. Hats and other head wear obviously will not fit Middie. They work on Petite Blythe!  Separate clothing packs are available also that retail for 10 each.

A new series of Lottie's were released recently and some of those are retailing at 25. They have a few more items with them. For example, Stargazer came with a telescope and Fossil Hunter has a backpack, excavating tools, and "fossils." The new Muddy Puddles has yellow rain boots and jacket! I about died from a cuteness overload.  

Each doll seems to be slightly different so far in looks and skin tones. There is one that reminds me of my Pakistani friends, especially their little sister. Right now both of the blondes have blue eyes. I hope they release green and brown eyed girls too.

Stargazer, Muddle Puddles, Autumn Leaves

Rockabilly, Pandora's Box

Branksea Festival, Fossil Hunter, Rockabilly, Pandora's Box

I love Lottie's diversity.  It make is hard to part with even one doll.

Darwin, Wonderfrog, in Lottie shorts and tights.  They are charming even if they are over sized.

I hope to order more soon.  I'm starting to think I need them all. 

Don't they look like they could be Licca-Chan's little sister?