Written on December 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Giveaway, Question of the Week with tags: giveaway winner
Happy Monday, BlytheLife readers! Today’s the day that I announce who won big in the BlytheLife Holiday Giveaway!
A special thank you to the anonymous donor and Katie of Kult of Kulta & Blythopia for their generous donations!
Here’s a rundown of the prizes again (in case you’ve forgotten!) for the blog portion of the giveaway:
And if you participated in the Instagram portion of the giveaway, the prize is:
Awesome, right? I got some fantastic haikus (and haiku attempts). No judgement from me if you can’t count syllables as it was pointed out to me last week that I can’t count syllables properly either! Here are some of my favourite haikus that people submitted for extra entries:
The Blytheness, head large, big eyes
The awesomeness looms
Blink on, vintage friend, blink on
Would love this prize for
Life is Blythe and Blythe is life
Cannot have enough
From Andi B. Goode:
Big head and big eyes
On such a little dolly
We all love Blythe, here!
Blythe, you have sent me
Across the world and into
The arms of dear friends
From Rachel Morssink:
Middie Blythe you star
On top of my Christmas tree
You sparkle so bright
There were a total of 222 entries into the blog giveaway – totally awesome! Thank you so much to everyone for participating!
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Written on December 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Article with tags: holiday shopping guide
Welcome to the 2016 Blythe Holiday Shopping Guide! This is part 2 of a 3 part mini-series to help those who are trying to figure out what to buy for themselves, or what to buy for the Blythe-lover in their life. Part 2 is the $25-50 shopping guide!
Now that we’re getting up there in the budget, it does open the doors up a bit to what you can buy. Here are some of my favourites between $25-50.
Doll Coordinate Recipe books are amazing and pretty much a must-have in your Blythe lover’s life if they enjoy sewing, looking at gorgeous photos of dolls, and really want to step up their game from the free sewing patterns online. These printed Japanese books are available on various online retailers (I got many of mine from Hobby Link Japan), and the earlier editions are getting quite difficult to find! They’re very detailed patterns, and I think most Blythe collectors would love them. Bonus if they collect other sizes of dolls because the books often contain patterns for other sizes of dolls.
If the Blythe lover in your life loves doll shoes (who doesn’t?!), I’d highly recommend going onto eBay and looking up “squishy Barbie boots” or “vintage Barbie boots” (or some variation or combination of those words) and seeing about getting your hands on some of those cute boots. I love these, I have them in so many different colours – my favourites are the pink ones! Some are cheaper than others, if you’re getting 1-2 pairs, they’ll solidly land you into the ‘above $25’ price point, unless you’re getting an amazing deal.
Ikea is amazing, so much that they even have 1:6 scale furniture. There are the HUSET Living Room and Bedroom sets, and they’re both amazing and fantastic miniature versions of their regular furniture. I love these sets so much – I even have reviews up on both of them here on BlytheLife.com!
Part 3 of the 2016 Blythe Holiday Shopping Guide will feature gift suggestions that are $50 and up. If you’re an online shop owner and would like to be featured, please email me for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written on December 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm by Guest Author
Filed under: News with tags: community corner
Have you heard the news?
The Kenner Blythe Guide is now LIVE!
You’re probably asking yourself, ‘Okay, but what *is* this Guide thing? Who runs it? Why should I check it out?’
The Kenner Blythe Guide is an unofficial guide in website form to Kenner Blythe dolls created by me, Becca, for my fellow Blythe fans. I created it due to my own love and research of Kenners. They are my favorite type of Blythe doll.
I have been an avid Blythe collector since 2007 and since then, I have become fascinated with Kenner Blythe dolls. As my collection grew, my interest in Kenners did too! I find the unique qualities between Kenners to be incredibly interesting. As I began to search, I found that information about Kenners was often not the easiest to find and spread out across various websites. So, I decided to try my hand at creating my own site, a guide for those that were interested in Kenners.
My hope is that as more information about Kenners becomes available, I can continue to update and grow the site. The project isn’t for profit, by any means, but a labor of love. If you have anything to contribute to it, please feel free to use the contact page, I’d love to chat with you.
I hope you check it out and I truly hope you love it!
Peace, love, and Blythe,
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Written on December 5, 2016 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week
I am not going to lie – it totally tickles my funny bone to read all the haikus that everyone’s been writing for extra entries to the BlytheLife Holiday Giveaway (in case you missed it, you still have a week to enter!). It’s a very easy giveaway to enter and there’s multiple prizes!
In case you’re a little stuck, a haiku is a three line poem based on the number of syllables per line. Lines 1 and 3 have five syllables each, while line 2 has seven. And I came up with the idea to ask people to write haikus for extra entries because I thought it would be fun (and silly) – which it is!
If I were writing a haiku to enter into the giveaway, it’d be a little something like this:
Blythes are expensive
Free is always better
I hope that I win
Have you written your haiku yet?