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Spreading the Dolly Love

Written on July 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Musings

I’m sure you’ve all noticed by now that sundries, unless desirable, have been sitting on the forums getting discounted and further discounted and priced next to free. I noticed the same thing too when I was trying to clear out some things that I no longer wanted, didn’t necessarily fit Blythe particularly well (some Barbie and Ken fashions that I had thrifted in bags of dolly clothes). I couldn’t find buyers after a few weeks so what did I do? I spread the dolly love to others.

More specifically, I knew that some of my coworkers have young children (ages 3, 4 and 7). So I bagged up the clothes (shirts in one bag, dresses in another, all Ken stuff in one) and brought them into work. The girls’ dads were very thankful – they said that their kids were going to love new-to-them doll clothes for their Barbies.

They weren’t wrong – I got thank you cards done up in crayons with the ‘e’s in my name mirrored (and not mirrored! in the same card) and drawn images of little girls playing with dolls the same size as them. Not only did they draw what they looked like, I also got invited (not entirely seriously, I believe) to play dollies with them one day.

It’s nice to be able to do something nice for someone else, and it’s also nice to be able to spread some dolly love once in a while.

And when I really think about it, being able to share the love of dolls with others was a lot better than selling them.

4 Responses to “Spreading the Dolly Love”

  1. Katie AKA @kultofkulta
    says:

    I’ve noticed a real down turn in the Blythe market over the last couple of months. I hadn’t made a sales post for awhile but I did last week and I’ve included loads of freebies and only sold a couple of things. I’m in the middle of writing a blog about it :) For this reason I’ve arranged a couple of trades too. If anyone wanted my freebies I’d happily give them away!

  2. Pief AKA @pedrofanti
    says:

    Well, after Blythe and customizing it, cleaning them, restoring them and such I helped all my little cousins get their dolls (mostly not blythes) looking like brand new and also helping them organize the clothes and such. It’s pretty rewarding since they turn out valuing it more.

  3. Jane AKA @maidensuit
    says:

    How sweet :) I bet you really made those girls’ day!

  4. Steph! says:

    I love giving random acts of Blythe Kindness….I would never dream of selling anything I make because giving it away is so rewarding.

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