Written on January 30, 2015 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Musings
Despite my No Spend plans for January, I am already thinking about my future shopping plans for the month of February. However, the little wrench in my plans is that my self-imposed budget is $15 a month. Now how can I stretch $15 for the month of February?
“You wish you found me at a thrift store?!”
Emmalynn is wearing Plastic Fashion.
To make it stretch the most, I will be paying attention to the sundries sales on Blythe Kingdom and in varies Facebook groups. Chances are I won’t be able to buy a whole lot with $15, but I may also take the money to a local craft store and buy supplies to make some doll clothes or something like that. In my dreams though, the shopping plans would include a Kenner (or two!) but short of finding that mystical Kenner Blythe in a thrift store or yard sale (and it’s the wrong season for yard sales here!), I doubt I’ll be adding a Kenner to my dolly family in February (or this year, rather).
If you had $15 to spend on doll things, what would you buy?
Written on January 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Article with tags: blythe on a budget, crafting, diy, free pattern
The great thing about cushions is that there is a huge range of ‘standard’ sizes’ for the 1:1 scale crowd (that being us!). For Blythe, I wanted to make some throw cushions for that great Ikea HUSET couch (modeled after the KLIPPAN). My real-life throw cushions on my real couch range from 12″x12″ to 16″x16″ which, in 1:6 scale, would be be 2″x2″ or 2.67″x2.67″. The nice thing is that you can make these in a variety of sizes, or all the same size. Click to read more of this entry.
Written on January 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week
365 has a special place in my heart because it chronicled that year where I took a photo-a-day of Sophie. She got the most attention that year, the most outfit changes, and the most camera time. After that, if she could have give the camera the finger, she might have. Photo challenges, even the ones that sound simple and easy, are quite difficult at times. Sure, I could have taken and posted 365 photos of my doll on her stand in the same outfit day in and day out, but where would the fun be in that? Plus that would be super boring.
I find myself wanting to do another photo challenge, but at the same time I really don’t want to commit myself to something like that. 365 is one of the more labour intensive photo challenges because it just goes on forever. I failed my second attempt at 365 with Eden, I ended at day 114 – or 32% complete. Poor Eden. It’s just as well, I probably would have gotten more broke trying to clothe her and keep her shoes interesting for 365 days since it’d have to be all pink, all the time.
Eden’s last 365 photo, #114. She is wearing a Licca dress.
I’ve been toying with the idea of those challenges that are a photo a day for one month. Surely I can manage 30 photos? (February is coming up and that’s only 28 days!) I like the idea of attempting one again, but I also don’t like the idea of publicly failing (yet again). The problem with the challenges where it’s once per week is that I attempted that once before, and I forgot after week 5. It was a bit of an all-around fail that year for photo challenges.
Are you currently participating in a photo challenge with Blythe?
Which one are you doing?
Written on January 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Article with tags: tiny shoe love
Shoes can complete an outfit. This is both true for humans and dolls. Unfortunately for me, I do not own 50+ pairs of shoes for myself. This is a very, very sad fact. Fortunately, doll shoes are amazing because they are small! And I can have many, many, many pairs of doll shoes in the same footprint as a pair of my-sized shoes would be. Foot print. Shoes. Get it? I crack myself up. *crickets*
I wanted to bring everyone’s attention to some simply fantastic boots that I own. These are the stock boots from Art Attack. Not exactly easy to seek out, but they’re pretty awesome. They are great in the fact that they are very easy to get on, because of the long zipper down the back.
Simplicity at its best. It also helps that black and white go so well with so many outfits.
Tiny Shoe Love is a feature on BlytheLife.com to showcase and share doll shoes that grace Michelle’s picky dolls’ feet. We love tiny shoes in this house, and we hope you do too!
Written on January 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Article
Part of what I need to do to finish school includes working a lot of hours in the hospital (practical experience = awesome!), but it also includes temporarily relocating for those practical hours. This means that I’m not with my many dolls and my entire dolly shoe and clothing collection (when I call it a collection, it just sounds better than my hoarder’s stash). So what and whom did I bring along with me? Let’s take a look!
I’m sure nobody will be surprised by my doll choices: Eden Mouse and Primrose.
Eden and Primrose are both wearing Kult of Kulta, vintage squishy
Barbie boots, and travel in Sew Pixie carry bags.
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