Middie Monday #18

Written on April 3, 2017 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
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It’s a Monday and I have Middies so it must be Middie Monday!

I’ve been attempting to craft more for the Middie girls lately, experimenting and trying to draft new patterns. I’m not going to show you the (failed) attempts at new patterns because they’re a) ugly and b) don’t actually fit properly. Back to the drawing board for me! Although after getting super frustrated, I turned to a tried-and-true pattern that I created to just have a ‘winning’ project:


Middie clothes are just so much smaller and quicker to knit up than Neo-sized pieces. Almost like instant gratification.

But I have been doodling new outfit ideas, and mostly it’s just colour variations for patterns that I’ve already established fit the dolls. I really want to nail down a knitted romper pattern for the Middies, as it seems like a summer-ish kind of outfit to do.

Mostly because I suck at sewing.

Finally Settling on a Name

Written on March 31, 2017 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Musings

A minor announcement, my Sunday Best (BL) finally has a name. Surprisingly, this is not the longest I’ve gone without settling on a name for a doll. A long, long time ago, I had bought a Fancy Pansy. I never unboxed her, she never got a name, and then I rehomed her. But that isn’t happening with Miss Sunday Best because she has a name!

Wilhelmina is pleased to meet you. She may go by Willa casually.


(Hopefully, I don’t decide to change her name next week.)

Wilhelmina’s wearing: dress/Endangered Sissy.

QOTW: Which is your favourite doll size?

Written on March 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week

Blythe has the honour of being a named bestowed onto the various incarnations: Kenner (1972), Neo (produced by Takara, from 2001 onwards), Ashton-Drake Galleries (produced by Ashton-Drake Galleries, from 2005-2008), Middie (produced by Takara, from 2010 onwards), and Petite Blythe (produced by Takara, from 2002-2014). Despite all the various manufacturers and creative minds behind them, Blythe ultimately has 3 sizes: Neo (Kenner and ADGs are the same size), Middie, and Petite.


Personally, my first love would probably always be the Neo size. It’s the original, it’s what first drew me to Blythe to begin with. There’s just something charming about the oversized head-to-body ratio that the Middies and Petites just don’t quite have. That said, I do have Middies and Petites and I love them for what they are – but the full-sized Neos (and Kenners!) will always have a more prominent place in my heart.

Which one is your favourite Blythe size?

Mizzfitzdolls Giveaway: The Winner!

Written on March 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
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There was a lot of entries for the giveaway of the lovely Mizzfitzdolls outfit! In case you missed the interview, the giveaway was this super groovy set – complete with embroidered patchwork jeans, sweater (reversible!), and peace sign necklace. Who doesn’t need a little bit of peace these days?


Many thanks to Florance for doing the interview with me and offering up such a delightful prize!

The lucky winner is…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations Leif! Your email will be forwarded to Florance, who will be in touch with you about your prize!

Little Matilda Atelier Giveaway: The Winner!

Written on March 18, 2017 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
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Thank you to all the lovely readers and comments on my interview with Filipa of Little Matilda Atelier! It was fun and many thanks to Filipa for giving away this darling striped sweater to one lucky reader. It’s not too late to pop on over to her shop and check out what’s for sale if you didn’t win!


And the winner is…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations, Jules! Your email will be forwarded to Filipa who will be in touch with you about your prize!

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