Its been a little while since I posted about Blythe. I suppose before Christmas it was all about the artwork I was busily creating & selling & exhibiting. My enjoyment with Blythe has never stopped however. I was merrily collecting in the background & also adopting out some girls from my collection too. And that is how it goes with Blythe as tastes change, pocket monies are made, then depleted, then new dolls come on the market & 'must have her....' etc etc.
So since we are on school holidays now with a far more flexible schedule, there has been some time to sit around with my daughters & play with our Blythe dolls. Especially now too that Mimi & Chelsea have their very own first Blythe dolls.
Some may consider 4 years of age way too young for Blythe and indeed the dolls do need to be supervised that is why Blythe is displayed in our home, not in with general toys. And play is a joint activity with me or closely supervised by me. My twins have been watching their big sisters play with their Blythes for a year now so I thought it was time that they join in & appreciate gentle play with something special.
Also in my thinking is the set amount we have to spend on Christmas gifts for the children. They have so many lovely things already, so why fill the house with LOTS more bits & pieces? I'd much rather a few little things & one large main present. And that is exactly what all my girls received Christmas 2011.
Here's some of my recent photos of Blythes from my collection to share. A new girl, Christina the Bride. I've named her Roxy.
She has the most beautiful painted lids & long lush lashes. All stock.
Next, is a very special doll that was gifted to me for my 40th birthday. To my complete & utter surprise, one of my oldest friends [from kindy & primary school] along with her family, arranged for the purchase of the doll from Hong Kong for my birthday. I was completely gobsmacked. I feel so very lucky. She had been on my wishlist for a long time and she is very beautiful. I have named her, 'Something Blue' because I liked it, it was unique AND special AND because you can name dolls whatever you like!
Next is a couple of pictures of my little Middie Blythe, Pumpkin, who I got from Jeff for Christmas.
And here is Fiona, the little girl I wanted very much & who eventually through luck & circumstance, became mine. She's wearing a new dress, exquisitely made, by Maria of Chu Things.
And this is Coco. My Urban Cowgirl with an alpaca scalp that I commissioned. I love the scalp so much. It has darker shades of alpaca coming through from the undersides. And I've customed her face myself, very blushy and minimal lip carving. Dark eyes, painted eyelids, long lashes, thats about it.
Hopefully I will have more Blythe news in a few weeks time to share too. So until then, byeee!