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 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.
My first Blythe doll, Nellie
Progress pictures taken by Mimedollz (used with permission)
Before any work is done on this Takara Country Summer Blythe (Photo taken by Miriam of Mimedollz in Barcelona, Spain).
After customization (Photo taken by Miriam of Mimedollz in Barcelona, Spain).
Work-in-progress photos (Photo credit to Miriam, Mimedollz, used with permission)
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:
Now Nellie is one of my main model for my shop. I am so happy to be working with her!