It’s 2016!

Written on January 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm by Michelle
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2016 is the first year since before I started kindergarten that I am not in school, which is kind of an amazing feat in itself. I’m very excited to begin a new year! It’ll be the first full year of me working ever in my life (previous work included temporary positions and part-time jobs), which is pretty exciting. As I work to save up for some necessities to my life (e.g. car, saving to move out), I also hope that 2016 will perhaps be the year that I finally get a BL to call my very own. Besides the ADG, the BL is the only mold of Blythe that I am missing. Maybe I’ll get both and round out the doll family!

For now, my doll family hasn’t grown too much in 2015, with my latest addition being little Lark – whom I adore. You’ll be seeing a lot of her in 2016, maybe I’ll even get around to sewing some teeny tiny clothes for her?

2015 was a big year, what with organizing and hosting BlytheCon Vancouver. I couldn’t have done it without my fellow organizers (Chun, Juliet, and Angel)! It was certainly a labour of love that resulted in an amazing donation to a fantastic organization that we all truly believe in (O.W.L.).

Happy new year, everyone! I wish you all the best for 2016!

What are your doll-related goals for 2016?

365 Days of Eden: Month #3

Written on December 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
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Month #3 was the month that I fell flat on. I got to photo 70 of 365 before I just kind of stumbled with taking photos. It was also the same day that I started my new job (sort of, officially/unofficially), which was back on November 9th and no photos were taken since.

The month of November began with a Halloween Blythe meet on the 1st, followed by knitting, collecting birthday swag, turning another year older, and beginning orientation for my new job as a casual Registered Nurse. Since the 9th/last day I took a photo of Eden for 365, I’ve started working and have been really busy! Hopefully it settles a bit soon and I get into more of a routine so I can spend some time on my hobbies too.


365 challenges are hard. They are so simple in concept – take a photo once a day. Until you actually try to do it, then it’s a little bit more difficult. I didn’t get as far as I did with my first attempt at a 365 challenge with Eden (114 of 365), but that’s okay. I have different priorities now and the holiday season is upon us. It’s been a good run, and I would like to try again at a 365 (perhaps with a different doll?) in the future once things settle a bit for me with work.

365 Days of Eden: Month #2

Written on November 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
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One aspect of this 365 challenge that I stumbled on a few times for the month of October was the actual act of not just taking a photo (100% of the time on my phone) but the act of uploading the photo. This was a tricky part for me for a myriad of reasons, but most likely due to equal parts: poor WiFi connection, laziness, an inability to come up with a somewhat witty caption, and being easily distracted. You can see all of my shenanigans so far with Eden Mouse up on my Flickr account, I made an album just for the 365 images.


In the month of October, I picked up knitting again (after a long break of not knitting since July!), went on a beautiful hike, donated blood for the first time, voted in Canada’s federal election, watched a lot of Netflix, started a new job (not pictured), and attended a Whitecaps game. What will November have in store for us?


365 Days of Eden: Month #1

Written on September 30, 2015 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
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A 365 challenge does seem simple in its concept: take one photo every day. But thinking about it and doing it are two different things. Then there’s actually the act of remember to upload them. So far I’ve managed to do 30 of the 365 days with Eden. Eden’s adventures are being stored in a Flickr album on my account, if you want to follow along there.



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Only 335 to go!

365 Days of Eden: Take 2

Written on September 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
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I’ve missed the aspect of taking a dolly photo a day, so here I am attempting to do 365 with Eden again. Here’s hoping that I do better than last time (114). If you want to keep up with the adventures of taking 365 photos of a pink-loving Blythe, the photo album is here on my Flickr account.

Here was day 1:


Eden wants to wear a completely different outfit every single day – I had to tell her that we didn’t have enough pink clothes or funds to make that happen. She may be sulking.

I have a feeling that most of my 365 photos will be taken on my phone and likely uploaded to Flickr via Instagram!

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