Written on August 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: News with tags: blythecon, blythecon vancouver
Today’s the last last day of online ticket sales for BlytheCon Vancouver! Sales had been extended from July 31st to August 4th to accommodate those who were unable to purchase tickets prior to August. Behind the scenes, things are coming along splendidly as we finish getting everything together and put the finishing touches on everything.
Photograph by Chun/Puppy52Dolls.
If you haven’t already, pop on over to the BlytheCon Vancouver website to see what fantastic donations we’ve received! Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets until end of day today!
Proceeds from BlytheCon Vancouver will benefit the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (O.W.L.), who will also be at BlytheCon Vancouver with some of their volunteers and educational birds! We’re very excited that we’ll be able to make a donation to a local non-profit that cares as much about BC’s wildlife as we do.
Written on August 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Musings with tags: middie monday
The troubles with Middies is that I got really used to the Neo/Kenner Blythe size. Because all of my dolls are on either stock or Licca bodies, there isn’t that much of a need to have a secondary wardrobe for a different body shape. This may be different if I found myself needing to dress for a Pure Neemo body or a Mimi Bobeck body.
Unfortunately for Middie Blythes, they are naturally smaller than Blythe. Their bodies are a lot shorter and slimmer. Every single one of their features makes them just smaller than Neo Blythe in general – which they should be because they are a “little” sister – but it just makes for trouble with clothing them or keeping them in shoes because there is only so much one can do with trying to put Neo-sized tops as a Middie-sized dress, which isn’t to say that I don’t try to do that on a regular basis (because I totally do).
Now the real question is: do I want to carry around a Middie at BlytheCon? On one hand, I may be tempted to buy things for my Middie dolls and that wouldn’t be a very good thing due to my personal challenge of crafting my Middies’ wardrobe (why do I issue out these challenges to myself?!). On the other hand, if anyone is selling shoes that could possibly fit Middie, I will have a model right there to try them on. Or perhaps I could just ask people to slap my hands if they see me reaching for a Middie sized dress (or shirt, or pants, or skirt…)? I’m not entirely sure how well that will work for me though – it’s always tempting to buy things at any BlytheCon (in my experience of attending two). Luckily, I will be limiting myself based on the amount of cash I have on hand. I won’t be buying any dolls, but I will be able to buy a few little treasures here and there!
But if you were to choose a Middie to bring along – would you bring a Jackie Ramone or a Yellow Marshmallow?
Middie Monday is a feature that is published on the first Monday of each month! A guaranteed monthly post on Blythe’s little sister – Middie! If you have any suggestions for a future Middie Monday post, please send me an email or use my Suggestions form!
Kitty Brighton’s wearing: top/chelleshocks, capris/unknown.
Lydia Melbourne’s wearing: dress/chelleshocks.
Written on July 31, 2015 at 3:30 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Giveaway with tags: giveaway winner
To celebrate BlytheLife.com’s 5th birthday, I announced on July 1st that any non-spam comments made on BlytheLife.com would count as an entry. At the time, I knew that I wanted to do a giveaway but I wasn’t sure what of at the moment. But now here it is:
There are three that open in the front, three that open in the back. And I actually have one more on the needles (whoops!), so that’ll be an extra little surprise for the winner! And the winner will get to choose what colour beads I use for the owl’s eyes in the sweater on the right hand side on the bottom row.
There was an amazing 76 comments/entries this month! I hope that everyone continues to leave comments to add to the conversation. It’s been a great birthday month for BlytheLife.
The lucky winner is…
Congratulations Olive! Please check your email for a message from me
Written on July 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Article with tags: Love Sophie
Dear Santa Claus,
I have been an awfully good Blythe this year, I hope you have been paying attention to keep me on the Nice list! As such, I would very much love an advance on my Christmas present this year. I know that August seems a little bit early, but you have to remember that I live in a family of fifteen now and it’s awfully difficult to get any sort of attention from Michelle these days.
If you will recall, Michelle left me at home in 2011 when she went to Portland for BlytheCon with Belarus. She also left me at home in 2014 when she went to BlytheCon in Seattle and took that freak Eden and one of the old ones with her. As her first Blythe, I’ve been feeling a little bit neglected recently. In a family of fifteen where I need to share my shoes, it’s unfortunate that the one who inspired all of this has been left to collect dust on a shelf. No love for Sophie. None. I’ve been tempted to call for Blythe Protective Services, but Michelle insists that this is not a real thing. However, since I mentioned calling them she has been keeping a closer eye on my internet time so I suspect that she is lying…
Anyways, back to what I wanted to talk to you about! I’m hoping to go to BlytheCon Vancouver, third time’s the charm, right? Failing that, if you could please make sure that Michelle buys me some nice things? There are some clothes that I’d love to get my hands on by some fancy dress makers, and I wouldn’t mind some new tights and socks. However, no way should you send me a new sister via BlytheCon Vancouver. I know there will be people selling Blythes there but that is no good to me. No good at all! Some new dresses, maybe a tiara.
Failing this, please get Rudolph to bring me an ice floe – I’d like to push Eden and Primrose off onto it and wave goodbye to them from land.
Sophie is a mostly stock Cappuccino Chat that came to live with me in June 2009. She loves shoes, new clothes, playing with her hair, fashion, magazines full of fluff and shopping. She aspires to be a model and would like to model for some of the ‘great’ dolly fashion houses one day.
Written on July 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Musings
I’ve been knitting away this month to put together a neat little prize package for BlytheLife.com’s 5th Birthday Giveaway! While this isn’t everything (there will be a few additional items that I’m still brainstorming about), and not everything is finished yet (snaps!), it’s a quick little snapshot of what one lucky winner will be getting!
As mentioned, every non-spam comment this month, until end of day July 30th, will count as an entry towards the giveaway, and then I’ll see who wins and announce on Friday, July 31st. Happy commenting!