My First Blythe Doll Adventure

Doll Journey

I have some Barbie, Takara Jenny, Takara Barbie, Ma-Ba Barbie, Takara Licca, and Pullip dolls all my life; but I first started to enter the Blythe world this year when I got my very first custom Blythe in May 2015.

My girls lining up

My girls lining up on my work table

I got her from a customizing artist in Barcelona, Spain (Mimedollz on Etsy).  I had no idea what is involved in customizing a Blythe, so I had to ask the artist step by step.  I first ordered a Takara Country Summer Blythe from a Hong Kong shop and asked them to ship to Spain for me.  Mimedollz customized for me according to my preferences and then sent her back to me in the U.S.  What an amazing journey for my girl, Nellie!  She has been to places that I have never been and travelled the world for me.

An apple a day...chase the doctors away!

My first Blythe doll, Nellie

Progress pictures taken by Mimedollz (used with permission)

Before

Before any work is done on this Takara Country Summer Blythe (Photo taken by Miriam of Mimedollz in Barcelona, Spain).

After customization

After customization (Photo taken by Miriam of Mimedollz in Barcelona, Spain).

wip combo copy

Work-in-progress photos (Photo credit to Miriam, Mimedollz, used with permission)

Eye lids

Finished eye lids (photo by Miriam, Mimedollz, used with permission)

I love how her eye lids were painted.  The painting represents the skyline of Barcelona with La Sagrada Familia!

When I received her, I wanted to cut her hair shorter.  So here is what I did, and I like it:

BeforeAfter copy

Now Nellie is one of my main model for my shop.  I am so happy to be working with her!

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4 thoughts on “My First Blythe Doll Adventure

  1. What an adventure for your girl! I also want a customized Blythe someday. I grew up with dolls too, I was influenced and pampered by my mother in my younger days. When she passed away I continued her love for dolls to connect with her somehow.
    Thanks for dropping by at my blog and your nice comments 🙂

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    • Thank you so much for sharing your experience and love for dolls! I can somehow relate because my dad was the one who bought me my first Barbie and doll accessories. When he passed away during my high school years, my love for dolls also help me connect with him. It’s so great to know that you would understand my situation completely! Thanks for dropping by!

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