Written on May 30, 2016 at 12:30 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week
This question is really akin to asking you who your favourite doll is, because let’s face it – unless you’re particular in your purchasing goals, chances are you have dolls of various mold types.
Bennett (Margaret Meets Ladybug) is an EBL.
My current favourite, and this is very likely because Lottie’s the newest, is BL. I love Mondrian and I’m really happy that I have one in my life right now – I so “get” the fascination with the dolls that come naturally matte and boggled. Just love her so much. I am not going to say that my favourite is Kenner because that’s kind of unfair, but let’s consider the post-Kenner face molds: BL, EBL, SBL, RBL, FBL, RBL+, and ADG. What’s your favourite face mold?
Eden Mouse (Punkaholic People) is an RBL.
I’d have to say (quite honestly), that I’m really torn between EBL and RBL. There’s just a sullenness with EBLs that none of the other Blythes have, and then RBLs are just very sweet and have been such a huge constant in the Blythe community since they came into play.
What’s your favourite face mold?
Written on May 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Musings
There are often times that I wish I had more time for dolls. The moments when I work a lot in a week, or work mostly nights, results in very little time to devote to the dolls in my life. I wish that was different, but such is life when you exclusively do shift work and often get called for nights.
The moments that I get to spend with my dolls is precious because it’s time that I spend relaxing and enjoying my hobbies. My off-work time is generally for non-work purposes, I try not to think about work or do work related things (which is at times easier said than done). But the moments that I get are often so far and few between, but I still greatly enjoy it because it’s my hobby time!
(Even if my dolls wear the same outfits for weeks or months on end because I really cannot be bothered sometimes to change their outfits, but look at how cute Lottie looks in her dress! She’s been alternating between this one and a Button Arcade dress that I had made for her.)
Lottie’s wearing: dress/Plastic Fashion.
Written on May 25, 2016 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Musings
I will be the first to admit that in the beginning, I didn’t really “get” the appeal of reroots done in natural fibres. This was partly because I was new to the hobby and I just adored my dolls with their ‘natural’ (stock) hair instead, and partly because I had never seen a doll with a natural fibre reroot in person, or had the opportunity to touch/pet a natural reroot. Of course, this all changed once I got to know people in the hobby (and those people let me touch their dolls). An alpaca reroot that a local friend made felt like petting a kitten.
Most of my dolls are (surprise, surprise) stock, but I do have a couple of custom dolls now and two of them have reroots. Halo has a mohair (?) reroot – it’s like a white fluffy cloud on her head. The other is Lark, whom I believe (based on feel) has an alpaca reroot because it feels just like a kitten. And I genuinely still love the stock dolls with their stock hair, but I can’t deny the appeal of reroots made with mohair or alpaca (or other natural fibres!). There’s just an softness to them that cannot be duplicated by synthetic materials, which is what saran and nylon are.
Do you have any dolls with natural fibre reroots? What kind of animal hair is on your dolls’ heads?
Written on May 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week
I admit to playing favourites, and that spills into who gets what clothes too! Sad for some of my dolls, but a wonderful bonus for the others as it means that they get special clothes all to themselves. For instance, I (generally) buy pink things for Eden Mouse because pink is her thing. This holds true for dresses, shirts, pants, shoes, skirts (although I don’t have many), and tights. Cameo gets all the kitty things, although this was really started unintentionally and has resulted in a small but kitty-covered collection of doll clothes. And then there’s Lottie. I have no clue what her ‘theme’ is, if she has a theme, but she happily got special dresses all to herself when she arrived.
Do certain dolls in your Blythe family get special just-for-them outfits?
Written on May 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: News
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