Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Blythe Bug Payback lol :)

So I kinda got my sister in law and my little niece hooked on Blythe.  Thanks to me they now how some Blythe dolls.  I also made them a couple dresses for their new dollies too!  For Christmas I am also giving my little miss a new pink haired Blythe Doll in a knit dress I made for her dolly too!  I can't wait to give her new doll in her new outfit to her!

The dress above had a some modifications by my niece.  It no longer has pockets but it actually looks better. lol  It's her dress now so that's what counts.  She left the Hello Kitty button intact!  It's so cute and hopefully I will get some pics of her doll wearing it.

This dress was so much easier to make!  I am really getting the hang of sewing a lot of dresses at once for my dolls, friends, family and customers.  I am very lucky that my father gave me that vintage zig zag SINGER from the 70s that came with it's own table for FREE!!!

So this is the dolly and dress I made.  Also featured is her new dress all nice and adorably packed!  I noticed that the dress will go perfectly with her other doll that has blue hair.  She even has a huge doll house that I think is super darling!  I have room for one so I might have to get one too!  Playing dolls is for anyone at any age!  It's a heart thing and there is endless room to fill with happiness from it too! :D 

Here is the dress close up with the little embellishments I sewed on.  I hope she likes them because she will remove them if not and I really think they are cute so I hope she doesn't! lol

Well that's it  for now.  I hope you are all having a great week so far and it gets better!

Annablythedoll xo

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Bella Enjoying A Beautiful Fall Day In A Stunning AZ Hippiechick Etsy Hat, A Knit Vest I made & Vintage Skipper Jeans!

Yesterday I received two gorgeous hats from Vickie of  AZ Hippiechick Etsy Shop.  It was also a very lovely day here too because it was above seasonal so I took advantage of the new hat, weather and decided to hold a photo shoot.  

Bella is my last Kenner Blythe I purchased in 2005 off eBay for $650 US plus shipping!  I also won those vintage Skipper jeans off the bay and matched it with a hand knit hat lovely vest I made in early 2000, as well!

I have made about half dozen coats in felt but none in that lovely green color or bright vibrant yellow or orange.  Maybe I should start making some soon!  I also love the idea of big cream sweaters or maybe a scarf to go with the coat?  I need to make some time and whip some up.

Bella's hair is so silky and smooth.  At the right side I should give her a treatment because it's a tiny bit uneven but that is the standard with uncut kenners.  I am not sure why they were produced with uneven hair but I am not going to cut it.  I don't even like brushing their hair too much because it might pull some out.  I usually just primp and pamper my dolly's hair with my fingers.  It doesn't pull anything out or stretch the hair fabric either.  

The maple leaves are so gorgeous and abundant in my back yard right now.  I almost hate asking my husband to clean them up.  It's just so bright and beautiful right now! 

Well that's it for now!  I hope you all enjoyed my new set of pictures and I hope that you too are having a wonderful fall season thus far!

Annablythedoll xo

Friday, October 10, 2014

Thanks Giving With Close Family, Friends And Blythe Dolls!

I am so excited!  I am expecting my family to come over and visit me this weekend for Thanksgiving!!  I am so lucky to have the honor to hold all the main family get togethers but whenever they do visit there are mixed reactions to my dolls.  The girls just love them but the boys laugh and always say that I need to sell them soon.  Well except my husband who actually is so sweet and encourages my hobby and interests.

The last time my sweet and beautiful sister in law was over she was in my vanity/doll room with her little one just hanging out.  A few days later she buys 3 blythe dolls!  I am such a bad influence haha!  I made a dolly dress for one of her dolls and she was so grateful.  You never know who is going to get the Blythe doll fever bug and who is going to be kinda creeped out about them.

Aside from my close family and friends no one really knows about my hobby.  I find it best not to get into that personally! lol  So the house is all decorated and my dolls are all dressed up extra special for the big holiday! 

Annablythedoll xo

Monday, September 29, 2014

Box of Dolls Found But Not One Blythe Doll :(

I was at a fab yard sale this past weekend and there was so many neat things.  I found a couple retro side bags for only a buck each and 4 cds for a buck!  There was also dolls and dolly clothes at super low prices.  All of it seemed like it was worth way more than that but I paid what they asked and left like that IKEA woman hahaha!  HONEY START THE CAR!!!  START THE CAR NOW!!!!!!  lol :p

Oh and there was a freakin box of dolls and I started daydreaming about finding a vintage 1972 kenner blythe doll for a buck.  No such luck but it was still quiet the rush because the possibility of it is always so appealing!  I wonder what I would do if I ever found a kenner that way?  I hope I don't pass out. haha!  Oh well at least I was able to save up for my kenners by selling other things on eBay and then I was able to save up for my 3 kenners that way!  I have more tips on my website that I share on how I achieved my blythe doll collection.

So I ended up picking up 2 outfits for only $4 bucks!  I will mix and match and obviously the hat and shoes don't fit so I will donate those.

All in all it was still a lot of fun and I even picked up some stuff I could sell on the bay for dolly and/or fu money.  I love earning each and every penny for fun stuff this way.  It's fun for fun!  What else could I ask for.

Anyways, thanks for taking the time to read my blog.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Oh before I go I updated the BigEyedBuys website and am still working on it.  It's a lot cleaner and easier to navigate.  I am always open to suggestions so please feel free.  Thanks again!

Big Hugs!

Annablythedoll xo

Monday, September 15, 2014

$5 Kenner Blythe Found At Estate Sale Recently!

Member of 100% Stock - Blythe Dolls & Adoptions Facebook Group posted yesterday that she had found that gorgeous red head original vintage 1972 kenner blythe doll for... $5 BUCKS!!! Yay for her!! She also posted that she will be selling the doll too.
It seems that most people that find them end up selling them for way more than what they found them for. I remember telling one of my best friends about the doll and they actually had one they found at a thrift shop. Not surprising that they listed them less than a week later and won enough for a new patio table set. It really amazes me when people do that because they are probably unable to see all the beauty in these plastic little cuties, I guess? Oh well at least another kenner will be on the market soon! Thanks to those lucky people who don't really care for Blythe dolls like we do I was able to buy my lovely dolls from them!! I have to start hitting the estate sales and dolly shows again. I remember going to one in 2002 and there was an entire room filled with dolls from floor to ceiling. They had almost every sort of doll you could imagine too! Well... except for Blythe dolls. Maybe one day? I hope so! I just remembered that an actual blythe doll collector found a vintage recently in Nova Scotia for 50 CENTS! It was a real minty blushy red head too. It's nice to see that you can still find them for amazing prices and if you feel that you could not buy them for that low pull a Jordan, as in Toy Hunter, and tell the seller what they are worth because you can always pay what you and the seller feel is fair. If you go for the amazing deal sometimes it's best to keep that info to yourself if you are keeping the doll imo because a few people in the dolly community frown down on that sort of thing and even will talk crap too unfortunately. Same with fakes and customs? Anyways, I am definitely not one of those people. I am the to each their own type unless you are a crook or a cyber bully troll.

Annablythedoll xo

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Found 3 Kenner Blythes Today But For A Lot $$! Passed! Not Like Early to Mid 2000s IMO. & How I Found My KBs Too!

There is nothing like finding a kenner off the bay for a good deal but it sucks when you do but the price is even more than what they usually go for on the bay! I found 3 today but the lady wanted $750 CND for a really played with blonde one that had melt marks on the side of the face? She also had 2 brunettes and wanted even more? She wanted $850 CND each! She said both the dolls hairs are super frizzy and it needed to be smoothed out first to check back in about 2 weeks. If the dolls are minty maybe she will get that or more but who knows? Some people will pay that just because it's so convenient to pick them up without the shipping hassle, custom fees and wait. Out of my budget so I will pass.
In the early 2000 I found my first KB for $15 US plus shipping thanks to a local online paper. I simply called a lady who placed an ad for dolls for sale and asked if she had a Kenner Blythe doll and she said yes! She told me what she wanted me to pay, I did not argue and paid right away. She sent me a red head doll with chunky bangs that needed TLC but the transformation was incredible. Then I placed an ad searching for a 1972 Kenner Blythe doll, found another red head side part without legs in original green dress for $10 US plus shipping. I found 2 more in my area that way for $300 US for both, a dark brunette wispy bangs and a red head with bangs . Then I found another one for $250 US in 2004 a dark brunette with a medium length bob. I had no blondes so I sold one of my 3 red heads for one I won on eBay for $316 US plus shipping. Then I found 2 great condition KBs for $650 US each plus shipping for a BIN (Buy It Now) on eBay and they agreed. I asked the first seller how much they wanted and they set the price. The second I offered the same thing. It was a fair price imho. I have had the same kenner blythe collection since February 2005.
I have been very lucky to find my vintage blythe dolls for great to fair prices for my very own collection. I am no dealer so if someone sells me a kb for a great deal I won't question it. I am always in the market for adorable and affordable dolls. Now maybe you can still even probably find a good deal on blythe dolls on eBay too. I have and also for my other blythe reproductions, fakes and accessories too. It's all a matter of looking I think. I love the hunt so just looking sometimes increases your odds I believe.

Annablythedoll xo

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Actual Picture of My Favorite Neo, Middie and Petite CWC Hasbro Blythe dolls! Live Scale Pic of 3 Different Sized Blythe Dolls.

I know we have seen the official sketch of the 3 sized Blythes (Neo, Middie and Petite Blythes)  but I recently took an actual picture of 3 of my favorite official reproduction Blythe dolls all in a row and I think it's a pretty neat picture.   

My Neo is my Veronica which is a Lounging Lovely Blythe doll with the Superior Face Mold aka SBL.

My Middie is my Midge which is a Lydia Green Middie Blythe doll.  Now the eyes do not change color with these but the head tilts.  I may get a few more hair colors if the prices come down. That middie was only $138 US including shipping on because you can use that site to compare shop the organized auctions and find the best deal!  It does work in my opinion and it does save you time.

Last but certainly not least is my Cassandra Black Petite Blythe doll.  The eyes also do not change color but they are sleepy eyes.

Well that's it for now.  I took my new Middie Midge to the beach and got some great pics of my new dolly.  I am also in the midst of updating my site so I will post some pics there when it's up.

Annablythedoll xo