Why I Only Have One Middie

Written on September 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
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Sometimes I muse about getting another Middie Blythe. After all, if having one Middie is awesome, having two must be even more awesome, right? And then I think about it some more, and change my mind.


There are stock Middies that I am interested in (a certain Marshmallow one comes to mind), but I haven’t pulled the figurative trigger on that yet because I’m just not a good Middie owner. Realistically, I am fully aware that Middies are just dolls. Dolls don’t have real feelings and don’t feel temperature by wearing a sweater in the summer and aren’t aware when I leave them in the same outfit for like half a year. I get that. But at the same time, having a doll that just hangs out that I don’t really play with makes me feel like I’m cluttering up my living space.

That and I really don’t have many clothes that are Middie-sized, so it does make me reluctant to continue to add to the Middie part of my doll collection because I just don’t have the clothes (or the shoes!) for them. Yes, I do have some Middie-sized shoes but I don’t have nearly as many as I do in Blythe-sized. And as much of an effort as I had put into amassing the Blythe collection, I don’t fancy doing the same for Middie when it comes to just… things. I think that’s one of the reasons why I decided to hand craft my Middie’s wardrobe – I want to be inspired and creative when it comes to Blythe (and the other sizes of dolls). This mindset didn’t last very long because I do go through periods where I just don’t do much with my dolls aside from picking out, redressing her, and taking her to a meet. And then she’ll stay in that outfit until the next time that she happens to attend a meet.

This is one of the reasons why I think photo challenges like 365 are great for people who want to become more creative and take more photos. But alas, that is just not in the cards for me at this time. And my only Middie girl will continue to be the only Middie for a while long… If only because I don’t need another reminder that I don’t make enough things for the dolls around here.

2 Responses to “Why I Only Have One Middie”

  1. Jane AKA @maidensuit

    I feel the same way about my Middie, honestly. It’s not that I don’t like her, but I don’t “play” with her the same way I do my other dolls (in the sense that I don’t have many clothes for her, so I don’t get the fun of dressing her up). Sometimes I think I might like another Middie more, or that I would enjoy her more customized, but I just don’t know. There aren’t a lot of Middie clothes out there I like…

    • Michelle AKA @blythelifecom

      That’s why I decided to make it a goal to craft more for her, that way it (mostly) fits in with my style. But then I ran into the problem of needing to spend time on other things (ahem, school) rather than making stuff for dolls. Poor thing, has less than a handful of outfits to her name!

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