Saturday, February 13, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day From My Blythe Dolls Veronica & Rose Wearing RetroBubbleGum xo

Happy Valentine's day to all the kind and sweet people out there!  Above is a picture of my adorable Veronica who is a stock Lounging Lovely Takara Blythe doll wearing RetroBubbleGum and pre loved shoes.  The bear and doxy are by CWC Takara that came with my sleep set and the doggy was a gift from a friend!  I spiced up the picture thanks to that is mostly free!

Here is my sweet Rose in the same RetroBubbleGum dress and wearing stock cherry boots from the Takara knees and toes shoe set I purchased years ago for a mere $25 US but the boots alone are worth 4 or 5 times more?  I only liked that one set so that's all that I purchased.  I am not into the selling part of Blythe.  I usually buy and keep 95% of my collection.  

So I will be starting an Etsy shop part time in about a month or so and I just designed some new business cards that I think are so adorable!  I ordered 500 on for only $9.99 CND and $7.99 cheapest shipping.  They were usually 50% more on the price but there is a sale on now.  Still beats that had only 100 cards for I believe $23 CND.  I have ordered postcards from Staples before and  you can go there in person for more assistance and you can pick up the cards quick without paying shipping.  I always buy from the best at the time so I might be back to Staples if they can offer me better next time.

Well that's it for now!  Going to do a bit of shopping this afternoon to make my husband the bestest Valentine's Day dinner ever!  All the best to the kind sweathearts out there! xo

Love, Anna 

Monday, January 11, 2016

New Annablythedoll Facebook Page!

Hey Everyone, I hope all you kind people had a great holiday, are doing well this new year and that it will only get better from here on out.

So last week I was locked out of my Annablythedoll Facebook because apparently you cannot use facebook without using your real name so I decided to shut it down and make an Annablythedoll Facebook Page instead!

So if you want to join I would love to have you on as people who will support me, my tips, my pictures, my support of others, my Blythe dolls, my Blythe groups, my Blythe websites and my joy of Blythe dolls then I would really love that!!

Thanks so much in advance and I really hope to see you there!

Annablythedoll xo 

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy Blythe Doll New Year!!

Happy New Year!!! May all your dreams come true and may this year be a really terrific year! Also, thanks so much to the generous Heather L for the darling champagne bottle and glass, among other great goodies, that I won from her via Pay It Forward group. Thanks also to the generous Jen F for the beautiful outfit my Mandy is wearing from the We Heart Dolls swap! 

I used to spice up my picture. For the background I used a simple place mat from the dollar store. I also used power tack to stick the glass and champagne bottle

Sorry the pic is upside down?  I must have used my iPod the wrong way.  I tried to flip it around but there is no option that I could see for that?  

Well that's it for now.  I hope all you sweet and kind dolly people will have a wonderful New Years and all the best in 2016!!  


Friday, December 18, 2015

A Christmas Blythe Wish

My niece and her kindergarten class were assigned to do a report regarding what they wanted for Christmas and she wrote that she wished for a Blythe doll dress made by her zia!  That's me!!  I am so honored over such a sweet and touching request.  The kid could have asked for anything too!  It's nice to see that some of today's children value lovely handmade things over the trendy and plastic things.

I only just found out and since I made 8 dresses for her in less than a month my sister in law didn't want to bother me about it.  Well I was fortunate to find out and just look at the 2 lovely dresses I made from vintage skipper patters I got from the bay that are on Blythe411 Facebook Group that I created!

Doesn't my Maria Kenner Blythe doll from 1972 look so beautiful and lovely?!  I certainly think so!!  It's so retro, flower power and pretty!   

I took my time with this because the elastic on the sleeves was something I had never done before but I figured it out.  Sometimes patterns are so vague but I was able to slow down and think about what I should do and voila it turned out so good! 

This is my Aubrey a Prima Dolly Blythe Doll from CWC Takara or Hasbro.  I think it was before Hasbro took over but I am not 100% sure.  Anyways these are my first PJ's I have made a dolly and I think it turned out so cute.  I am still using the vintage rick rack I found at the thrift shop too!  I was so lucky to find it for a buck and so much of it also! 

I can't wait to give them to her when she and her family visit me for Christmas!  I even got her and my other niece and nephew those Christmas Kinder eggs and limited edition Candy Cane Oreo's!  

I wish all you kind people a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays!  All the best to you and yours in 2016!!  

This picture was taken way back in 2002, I believe!  I took it on my first Intel webcam that was attached to my PC and only cost me $50 CND plus tax.  The lighting was horrible and it was so washed out but I had fun and I love it!  That's what hobbies should be about.  God Bless!  Cheers!!

AnnaBlythedoll xo 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Christmas Time Blythe Dolls

I was in the dollar store the other week and noticed they had some pretty cute holiday decor that would be perfect for Blythe doll scenes and dioramas.  I picked up 2 items for under $5 CND since most things at the dollar store are not a dollar anymore, unfortunately.

I also spiced up my picture for free thanks to!  I added a frost effect and snow and it just made my picture pop!

I also made the outerwear for both of my Kenner Blythe dolls based on vintage Skipper patterns I purchased off BigEyedBuys!  You can also get your dollies there and I have too for great prices since it's a wonderful tool that helps you find the best dolls and accessories for the best prices imho.

I made some dresses to sell for charity too.  They are listed on The Original Dolly Duds and Sundries via Facebook or feel free to message me if you wish to purchase them direct.  They are $20 US each plus shipping all the money minus the shipping and fees will go to charity.  I donate to The Salvation Army, The Daily Bread and another in great need right now.

 There are also more Blythe Doll clothing items I am selling that are loved.  It's all on my Annablythedoll Facebook wall.

I also wanted to take this opportunity to wish all the sweet and kind people a very Merry Christmas &/or Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!  All the best to you and yours in 2016!!

Warmest Regards,

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Blythe Halloween!

This year on the Facebook group I help admin on, Blythe Doll Dioramas, is having a Halloween Scene Challenge!  I was happy to participate and even donate a handmade dress that I made for the winner.  Both were so much fun to make and take pictures of too so please take a look!

It's called, Spooky Sushi, Not Sushi For Spiders!!  My petite Orange Crush Rouge Noir Blythe doll picked the wrong place!  I hope she made it out okay!!  I made this with actual sushi containers and some spiders I found at the thrift shop!!

I was at Party city the other night and they had so much Halloween stuff it wasn't funny!!

Here is my donation Dress that I made for the winner of that challenge!!  So spooky adorbs!!!

Well that's it for now.  I better run because my family will be coming over for treats and fun!!

Happy Halloween!!!

Annablythedoll xo

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

IKEA Has A New Furniture Set That Fits Neo Blythe Dolls! The HUSET Bedroom!!

So I noticed on Facebook a couple collectors of Blythe from Asia post pictures of this new set so I went and checked the IKEA website and nothing?  I decided to call my nearest store and they did actually have 17 in stock but that night they would only have 16 left! lol  I grabbed one as soon as we were in the right spot.  Seemed like forever before we got there since we had to walk about half way through.  So I see a single set on the top and no display.  Then my husband pointed out the rest of them at the bottom on the floor.  I was a bit disappointed because my dolly Veronica, my LL Blythe doll neo, didn't really get to a chance to play. lol  And I couldn't document their display.  Oh well.
 I just took a quick picture of my dolly in front of the box.  Woooo.. fun. lol  Anyways, I found the lighting was sooooooo bright and not warm like before?  Maybe I hadn't been there in a while.  It's like get your stuff and get out. lol  I want to play around with my dolly for a while, okay. Whatever! lol  Oh well at least they actually had it in stock.
So now IKEA has 2 sets for your 12" full size neo Blythe dolls!  A bedroom and a living room set.  They are so cute and I love how bright and colorful they are.  Perfect for my dolly condo diorama!  Hope they make a kitchen next.  I would love a table with 4 chairs, cabinets and a sink, fridge and stove too.  I bet it would be really cute!  
So here is the only display of the LR set with a $4.99 CND plus tax back drop with 4 different rooms.  I decided to pass on that.  I do want to make my own one of these days.  I can still get away with using my IKEA shelf right now.

So when I got the BR set home I was so impressed at how cute it was and perfect for my Kozy Kape Kiwi!!  The foot of the bed actually slides out to accommodate more dolls of different sizes.  What a great idea!  

Oh!  I forgot to mention that I used the $15 IKEA gift card I received last year for being inconvenienced by having to come back to get a new shelf top due to their forklift damage I was able to buy my new set for only $4.99 CND plus tax!!  Yay!!!

I really like IKEA doll furniture and shelving because it no only looks good but it's very affordable.  This hobby is expensive enough so it really helps. :)

Here are my former IKEA posts about the HUSET LR Set and the KALLAX shelf I got aka dolly condo, to house my dollies, accessories and furniture sets! Yes it's that big!

Well that's for now.  I hope everyone is doing great and having a wonderful week so far.


Annablythedoll xo
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