Busy Autumn Season

I love autumn.  Our warm California weather, however, makes me forget that Christmas is just around the corner.

My recently projects have been quite different from one another.  It’s a norm for my day for filled with doing multiple project at the same time.  For example, I would stitch up fabric pieces while waiting for some paint to dry.  Or, my mind would drift away to a brand new idea for future product lines that I just have to stop whatever I was doing and jot down all the inspirations.

Miniature teddy bears, felt donuts, new backpack product line development, and a local Christimas Boutique show preparation, etc., are all part of my current focus.  If you check out my Instagram, you will see a lot of my ongoing projects.

Autumn and Halloween Doll Photos

My Nellie in a gorgeous dress by Odd Princess, her little felted pumpkins and mini cat plushie by Chasing Miss Rainbow

Fall pumpkins

Petite Fun

Custom petite Blythe by MixiMichi (left), LPS Blythe (right), Cutie Bat by Chasing Miss Rainbow, dresses by camillel on etsy

Are you ready to party?

Are you ready to party?

Custom petite Blythe by MixiMichi (left), LPS Blythe customed by Dr. Blythenstein (right), dresses by camillel on etsy, Cutie Bats and Mini Jointed Bear by Chasing Miss Rainbow

Welcome! Awww...Thank you for the gift! You shouldn't have!

Welcome! Awww…Thank you for the gift! You shouldn’t have!

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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!