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QOTW: Distinctive clothing styles for every doll?

Written on December 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week

One of the most fun things about being a Blythe enthusiast is the fact that there are so many options for clothing and shoes. Clothing and shoes can also end up being one of the more expensive components of the Blythe hobby. Recently I came across listings for Blythe clothing items (singular items) that were well over $100. One of those items was a really nice looking coat that was well over $100, and all I could think of was the fact that my own coat (that’s sized for me and not Blythe) was a relatively small fraction of the price. And at least I need to keep warm (sorry Blythes, but it won’t actually cause you harm if you’re out in the cold without a coat on!).

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This led me to think about how expensive (and frivolously so) if every single one of my Blythes had their own distinctive clothing style that they wore. Thank goodness that there is generally overlap because I don’t think I could handle having to come up with fifteen different wardrobes, with shoes and accessories to match. The only doll that I have that doesn’t really share (unless duress) is Eden Mouse (the one who wears all the pink), and that’s just because she’s super picky (and thus I am picky…?).

Do you have distinctive clothing styles for every doll? Or maybe one or two dolls?

Sponsor BlytheLife in January!

Written on December 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: News

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You have a doll-related website/shop/blog and BlytheLife has your target audience!

BlytheLife.com is an active doll website with a high readership that primarily consists of women who are Blythe and other doll collectors/hobbyists. By advertising your doll-related site or business with BlytheLife, you can ensure that your ad is being seen by the people that are your potential customers. Every time someone visits BlytheLife, they’ll see your ad on the side!

Did you know? Sponsorship costs are purposely kept low to keep advertising accessible to people in the doll community.

There are three spots currently available for the month of January and all sponsorship funds from now until July 2015 will be donated to BlytheCon Vancouver 2015!

Large – 1 spot available for January! (325×200 pixels)

  • $10 – 1 month
  • $18 – 2 months
  • $26 – 3 months

Small – 2 spots available for January! (160×160 pixels)

  • $5 – 1 month
  • $9 – 2 months
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If you’d like more information on how you can advertise on BlytheLife, click here.

Have a Suggestion? Make a Suggestion!

Written on December 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: News

As 2014 draws to an end, I’m being reminded of the fact that it’s a whole new year soon and that means a whole new year’s worth of posts to think about. As I typically write posts for BlytheLife in advance, I’m asking you if you have any suggestions for post topics that you’d like to see in 2015!

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Some general topics that you may want to know more about include:

  • DIY knitting or crochet patterns (anything in particular you’d like to see made?)
  • DIY tutorials for other doll-related crafts (make a suggestion!)
  • Photography tips (I’m not the best, but I do try!)
  • Facts about Blythes (what do you want to learn about?)
  • Customization tips? What do you want to learn about?
  • Question of Week happens every Monday – What questions do you have for the dolly community that you’d like to see asked?

You can post below or submit a suggestion through the submission form.

I also love doing interviews and hosting giveaways! If you’re interested in doing an interview with me on BlytheLife, let me know!

Blythe On A Budget: DIY Tiny Knitting Project

Written on December 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Article with tags: , ,

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The thought of my Blythes taking part in hobbies that I partake in just tickles me, so I had to find a way to get them involved in knitting. If you already know how to knit, this DIY will be a lot easier for you. If you don’t already know how to knit, you will need to learn how to cast-on (I use the long tail cast-on) and how to do the knit stitch. I find that KnittingHelp.com (very appropriately named!) is very helpful when it comes to learning knitting, they have many free videos! Click to read more of this entry.

QOTW: Your Hairstyle Preferences?

Written on December 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week

20141215Moxie (SBB) wears ericaduh (dress); Sophie (CapChat) wears Kult of Kulta (dress); and Belarus (LM) wears ericaduh (dress).

There are a variety of stock hair cut styles available out there for Blythe:

  • Side-part, no bangs (or fringe)
  • Side-part, with bangs
  • Centre-part, no bangs
  • Centre-part, with bangs
  • Short, medium-length, or long hair

And then for the type of hairs:

  • Straight hair
  • Curly hair

And any creative combination of the above. I’m not going to get into the different ways that they decide to cut/style the bangs, because I don’t even known how to refer to them (normal-looking vs. wonky?).

I’ve found that I greatly appreciate centre-part hair styles over side part, and I quite like it it with or without bangs. I find that the evenness of bangs is quite hit or miss when it comes to Takara quality these days.

What are your Blythe hairstyle preferences?

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