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The Kenner Blythe Guide

Written on December 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm by Guest Author
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Have you heard the news?

The Kenner Blythe Guide is now LIVE!

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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.

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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,
Becca

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Community Corner: Blythe Secret Santa

Written on October 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm by Guest Author
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Hi! *waves*

I’m Sam from ohmydollydays and I’m writing on Michelle’s awesome blog to tell you all about my big idea!
I came up with the idea that we create a big community wide Secret Santa for Blythe fans all over the world. Like a huge trade any one who likes Blythe can join in with and participate in, no matter how old you are or how many dolls you own!
Yet a big secret Santa wouldn’t work with out two things just a few rules and your help and your participation!
The rules are…
  1. You must  (I can’t stress how important this is) be happy to a) send me your address and b)  be happy for me to send it on to one other participant so that you can revive your present! ( I will once sending the address to the other participant I will delete it from my computer and ask the recipient to do also once the parcel is addressed and sent. )
  2. Your parcel must be in the mail by the twentieth of November.
  3. You must spend under £7, $10 USD, €9, ¥1239, or $14 CAD
  4. You must pay postage!
  5. Make sure your item(s) aren’t fragile, we don’t want anything broken on arrival. :(
So if you’re wanting to participate (and I sure hope you are) please drop me an email at santablythe@gmail.com and I’ll pop down your name, it is essential that you email me and don’t just comment as I’m going to need your email to reply with the extra details.

Your email must include your screen name, your real name and your address.  You  will receive a confirmation once I have received  this. I will however only have 28 spaces all which will be available until the 10th of November 2015 on a first come first serve basis!

So hurry up and drop me an email before 10th and prepare to get giving (and receiving 😀 )
Sam xoxoxo

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Community Corner: Once Upon a Blythe Exhibition

Written on February 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm by Guest Author
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Blythe dolls will take centre stage in Australia as part of the highly anticipated Once Upon a Blythe international doll exhibition on show at Auguste Clown Gallery from 20th February – 9th March.

Featuring a storytale range of customised dolls on display and for sale, Once Upon a Blythe pays tribute to the big eyed beauty of Blythe while showcasing the finest talent in Blythe doll customization and artistry.

The original Blythe doll was released in 1972 by Kenner Toy Company in the United States, Japan and Australia. Forty years on, Blythe dolls continue to inspire artists, designers and photographers to recreate her look and personality again and again.

The Once Upon a Blythe exhibition will bring together the work of more than 30 doll artists from around the world and celebrate Blythe as the much loved collectable and fashion icon she has become.

“Once upon a time, there lived a girl named Blythe. She was known by all as the fairest in the land and people would travel from far far away to come and admire her. With curiously large eyes and a magical never ending wardrobe, Blythe loved to dress up and go on adventures. Fearless and fashionable, she lived happily ever after…”

Once Upon a Blythe Exhibition
Opening Night and Reception: Friday 20th February, 6pm
Presented by Auguste Clown Gallery
52 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne Australia
Exhibition On view from 20th February – 9th March (free entry)

For the full artist list visit: http://www.augusteclown.com/upcoming.html

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Community Corner: Fundraising for Alissia

Written on August 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Guest Author
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In 2011, Michelle (creator of BlytheLife), other Blythe friends, and I (Sioux, of Rob & Sioux, Rob is Alissia’s uncle) created a fundraiser called “4Alissia”. Many people from the Blythe community came together and donated items they created, custom dolls, and gave donations all for Alissia.

Alissia is a little girl who was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer called Pineoblastoma.  She’s been battling cancer for 2 and half years now. Alissia has endured many difficult procedures and treatments for this rare and aggressive cancer, including the strongest dosage of chemotherapy, six weeks of radiation, three bone marrow transplants, two corrective eye surgeries, and a year of physical therapy. Throughout all of this, she remained strong and happy.

Alissia was making great progress for long time until recently. In July, she went on her Make-A-Wish trip to Disneyland. During this time, she became very ill. The day Alissia returned home, she was taken to the hospital and had an MRI & CT Scan. We received the devastating results – her cancer relapsed and spread to her spine.

Alissia is now undergoing more chemotherapy; this time around it’s more difficult. Treatments like surgery and radiation are too risky. On August 13th, Alissia was taken to the emergency room because she is now experiencing horrible seizures, unable to feel her legs or stand. They determined her seizures were caused by her tumors. Her latest test results from Thursday, August 15th, showed that Alissia’s cancer has spread from her into the meninges of her brain.

Alissia and her family could really use some help. Medical and living expenses have been piling up since this began two and a half years ago. Her parents have lost jobs and homes during all of this. There are a few things you can do to help.

You can donate directly on her page http://www.gofundme.com/3kolr8 – any amount is appreciated, it all helps. We know many people are going through a difficult time financially right now too if you cannot donate, share her page. If you want to keep up with how Alissia is doing, her father updates the donation page often as well.

If you are in the Southern California area, there is a rock ‘n’ roll benefit show for Alissia on August 16th at 6 P.M. at the Coachella Valley Art Center. https://www.facebook.com/events/198395706988199/

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Community Corner: Kaleidoscope Kustoms Raffle

Written on April 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Guest Author
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Recently my 5 year old daughter, Ava, broke her arm and ended up having to have a 4 hour surgery to correct it. In the process her Median nerve was damaged and she has lost movement and feeling in her index finger and thumb on her dominant hand. We have no idea how long this will take to heal or if she will ever fully recover. Unfortunately we don’t have medical insurance and the hospital bills are ongoing and extremely overwhelming.

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In order to raise money to help pay her bills I am raffling off a custom doll by me, Kaleidoscope Kustoms. The Blythe community has been really amazing and has come together to donate a ton of awesome items that will be included with this girl.  Tickets are $10 each. There is no limit on how many you purchase, any and all donations are greatly appreciated by my family and Ava. You can purchase the tickets on my blog Kaleidoscope Kustoms thru the store located above my blog posts.

Once all of the donation items have been received I will announce a date for the raffle drawing, which Ava will be doing a video of her picking the lucky winner out of a hat. All of this information will be posted on my blog in the upcoming days.

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