Am I still a newbie?

Written on June 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Musings

Two years ago on June 28th, 2009 I had purchased my very first Blythe doll ever. It was a Cappuccino Chat doll from a now-closed store in Richmond, BC. I got her in person, didn’t have to pay for shipping (but did have to pay taxes) and no waiting around obsessively refreshing the tracking information page to see if the box had been scanned again.

I named her Sophie on the car ride home while I kept on looking at her.

Blythe heads were a lot larger than I thought they would be, based on photos I had seen on the internet.

Two years ago on June 28th, 2009:


Last year, during my 365 with Sophie:

126/365 - Happy birthday, Sophie! 7/7

And yesterday, when she got her birthday dress:

Pretty girl

I’ve done a lot since I started in this whirlwind of a hobby. I’ve made friends, expanded my dolly family, sewn a lot, knitted and crocheted a lot, participated in swaps, I went to BlytheCon in Portland, OR. I’ve had a lot of fun over the past two years, and it’s partially thanks to Sophie and her demanding needs for new clothes and shoes. My little fashionista would like to also thank her adoring public for hitting fave on her photos, despite my inabilities to take a decent photograph. And she’s still wondering when she’s going to officially sign with a modelling agency!

5 Responses to “Am I still a newbie?”

  1. Misato AKA @Misat0

    oooh! I’ve got the same problem at home with Camila 😉


  2. iris says:

    Just a quick tip about photography- I see you’re using a Sony PowerShot. You might want to consider adjusting the white balance of your images (set it to ‘incandescent’ when your photographing indoors, set to ‘shady’ when photographing in the shade, etc.). This will give your photos much better/truer coloring.

    • Michelle AKA @blythelifecom

      Thanks for the tip! I still need to play around a bit more with my camera, doesn’t help that I only really have time at night when all the natural light is gone. 🙂

  3. Nathy AKA @nathy__pontes

    Happy Birthday, Sophie! Her hair is so beautiful! 🙂

  4. Steph! says:

    If you are still a newbie…than I must be an infant since I have only been doing this for a year!!! It is amazing how much the girls change your life, isn’t it?

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