Written on July 31, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: News
Last Friday, I published the first review here on BlytheLife.com on the HUSET doll furniture by IKEA. As it is a new category of posts here on BlytheLife, I thought I’d get some feedback about it – just to see if everyone wants to read more reviews or not.
- Do you want to see more reviews on BlytheLife.com?
- What do you want to see reviews of?
- And, if you’re an Etsy shop owner or someone who crafts things for Blythe, would you be interested in sending something in to be reviewed?
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Thank you for providing your feedback! I take comments and suggestions into consideration when coming up with new material!
Written on July 29, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week
Some collectors are a bit more fluid when it comes to their doll families, I feel. Especially with how often they buy or sell dolls on forums, Facebook and behind the scenes. I’m a fan of looking at photos of what is available because you never know when someone will spark an interest in you. That’s how I ended up with Halo, my Friends With Blythe custom. I was browsing the Going Baroque section over at Blythe Kingdom and I saw her. She was at a price that I could afford and so lovely. She’s been here for just over a year (arrived July 21 2012).
As far as dolls in general go, Halo really bucked the trend for me. Besides her, all my other Blythes are close to stock or are completely stock. I’ve only ever made minor changes (eyechips, sleep eyes, gaze lift), nothing extravagantly crazy like rerooting a doll or painting eyelids. I’m not that talented! She was a welcome change, and I don’t know if I’ll be adding to my doll family with more custom girls or not – it’s always a possibility! But for now, the norm is for stock and mostly stock dolls. I’ve grown accustomed to the extreme shine and trying not to take photos with my face on their foreheads!
What kinds of trends are in your doll family?
Written on July 27, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Shopping Saturday
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Written on July 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Article with tags: review
Huset is Swedish for ‘house’, which is a very appropriate name for one of Ikea’s newest products: a set of doll furniture. I was particularly interested when this article made its rounds throughout the Blythe community. I was interested until I read that it would be 1:15 scale. For those that aren’t aware, Blythe (and Barbie) are 1:6 scale, or play-scale. A lot of dollhouse enthusiasts actually collect in 1:12 scale or smaller. 1:15 is an odd scale for Ikea to choose to use, and it would be much too small for Blythe to use. Turns out, Ikea is horrible at math.
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Written on July 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Article with tags: blythe on a budget, crafting, diy
I have been all about needing to put together things lately! Feeling very crafty and finding inspiration in the oddest of places. Last weekend I stopped into a small shop that sells a lot of ‘up-scale’ dollar store goods (most things are priced more than a dollar) and then I nearly skipped past the selection of wooden boxes that they had. They were being marketed as “trinket boxes” and I thought it was cute, until I realized how great it would be to display doll shoes! So go off to your local dollar/dollar plus store and see what kind of divided wooden boxes they have! I’ll be patient and wait for you to get back.
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