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.


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.

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.