If I could change this about Blythe, I would.

Written on February 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Musings

It seems almost sacrilegious to think of things that I don’t like about Blythe, but sometimes I just can’t help it. Sure, I could say how much I’d love it if the dolls were less expensive, or if I could get them at the local toy store (and wouldn’t that be great?) but really what I wish could be changed was the four standard eye colours.

Pink, blue, orange, green.

Yes, I know that they’re the ‘standard’ colours because the Kenners had them. But not everyone looks good with orange eyes. In fact, I don’t think a lot of stock dolls do look great in orange (or pink, for that matter). Considering the original ad for Kenner Blythes talked about purple and brown eyes, maybe Takara should have taken a page and changed it up a little. But then, if that were the case, I’d probably be talking about how much I loathe purple eyechips.

1/52 - Introduction of the Kenners

I’ve removed more orange chips than any other colour from my dolls. It just does not look good on some dolls, I’m sorry to say. I love orange (and pink!) for my Kenners though. But definitely not for some of my Takaras. I still need to replace a few sets of oranges with some more flattering colours (mostly shades of blues, greens, browns). I do wish that they had done standard brown chips instead of oranges. I think they’d be much more appreciated that the oranges. Is it wrong to dislike such a standard thing when it comes to Blythe? Probably. Luckily for me, it’s an easy fix with a glue stick, a lit candle, new chips and some glue!

An Endless Love Affair

Written on February 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Musings

I don’t make it a secret that I occasionally play favourites. For the longest time it was Sophie, because she was my number one girl, the prettiest of the pretty and her silver hair looks remarkably beautiful with anything that she wears. Then came Eden Mouse, who’s the little girl at heart who reminds me so much of myself as a child. Except for the fact that I didn’t have an obsession with pink. I still don’t, I just like having an obsession with pink for her. Plus – pink is such a prevalent colour in the doll world (perhaps we have Barbie to thank for that?) and so easy to find shoes in all the shades of pink for her.

But the one who has captured my heart, in more ways that one? She will not be a surprise to anyone who follows me on Flickr or Instagram.

It’s her frizzy hair and the 70’s charm that cinched it. I didn’t even go into the Blythe world wanting a dark haired Kenner. In fact, I was so convinced that I’d be getting a blonde Kenner after Emmalynn (my redhead) that I kind of dismissed the idea of a brunette or raven haired beauty. From the moment I saw her first photo pop up on Flickr to the moment that I got to hold her in my hot little hands, I was a goner. If someone were to ask me right now if I were to have to give up all of my Blythes except for one, she would be the one that I choose.

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QOTW: Have you had moments of no dolly time?

Written on February 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week

109/365 - Blehhhh

There are moments in my life when I spend more time with my textbooks and notes than with my dolls. Unfortunately, such is the life of a full-time student. And there comes time when I can’t spend as much time crafting and creating for the Blythes as I would like, because I’m too busy or preoccupied with reading about how to do a packed dressing change or about how some drugs work. Nursing school trump doll time. And as midterms approach, nursing school definitely trumps doll time.

Have you had moments of no dolly time?

Sponsor BlytheLife in March!

Written on February 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: News

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The Problem with Hats

Written on February 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Musings

I found this terrible problem with hats, and I’m not sure if I’m just putting them on my Blythe’s incorrectly or if this happens to anyone else.

See, one of my dolls (Eden, if you must know) is always wearing a pink mouse helmet. She wears it 24/7 and is a doll in it (pun intended). But she has bangs and I found that over time (umm, years), her bangs had started to separate in the middle. I tried to rearrange her hat and it didn’t help. So I had to break out the plastic band (that new-in-box dolls come with) in order to tame her wild bangs.


Poor thing needs to put up with me not knowing how to care for her noggin of hair! Could it be that I’m just incapable of putting hats on dolls? Or is this something that you have maybe encountered as well?

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