Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sewing For Blythe Dolls

So I was on my site,, surfing the bay for blythe doll goodies, and I was in the pattern section and found some vintage Skipper patterns so I purchased them all!  Then I also purchased the Display Me Torso set to show off my handy work!  This is what I made!!!

7480 McCall's Skipper Pattern

I made this one for my dolly friend Gail as thanks for being so sweet
and for her lovely knits she sent me recently!
Just finished another Skipper Pattern from McCall's 7716
This one I screwed up a bit and have to redo.  The pattern is from McCall's 7716.

I am going to probably start making the first pattern with the pockets for my Etsy shop and update my blog and facebook once they are in.

So much fun and good times!  Being kind to each other both on and offline!  That's my idea of playing dolls :)

Annablythedoll xo
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Monday, June 23, 2014

1972 Kenner Blythe Doll Commercial & Blythe Doll Ads!

I thought it would be fun to log the blythe doll commercial and ads, both past and recent, on my blythe doll blog!  There are so many but I figured that it would be a great way to have them all in one place.  I believe there are more but I will keep adding them to this blog post!  For the original youtube video!

Annablythedoll xo

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Vintage "Value" Kenner Blythe Doll Ad?!

Anyone have a time machine handy because I DO NOT want to miss this sale again LOL  $2.50 for a Kenner Blythe doll!  and 50 cents for Blythe Boutique!!! WOWOWOWOW!!!!

Coles is a book store here in Canada,  remember Coles Notes?  I never used them personally but they were popular and there were people in high school and college that used them instead of the book they were assigned to read. :p  Wonder if it's the same company?  They do list Redwing Books in the ad too so maybe?  

I found a Snapics toy set at a thrift shop a couple years ago made by Tupperware from the 60s that was for sale by a Canadian drug store called Rexall.  It was kinda neat and weird.  I sold it on the bay for more dolly stuff but I did keep a picture of it!

Anyways, I thought that was pretty neat.  I wish I could keep all those vintage toys but I opted for keeping the pictures of them instead.

Hugs, Annablythedoll xo

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Products That Help Reduce or Eliminate Yellowing On 1972 Kenner Blythe Dolls And Link To Blythe411 Reduce The Frizz Tips.

On Blytheworld Facebook my facebook dolly friend, FiFi Latrixabel, posted she had won a yellowed blonde Kenner Blythe, her Lemon girl, and is attempting to bleach her dolly to have her go back to the original skin color face plate.  She is using Pearl Drops but there were other suggestions too.  I logged it on my Blythe411 Facebook group with permission from Fiona and another member that had some tips.

Pearl Drops "Worth a try until I can get my stuff together for a major skin bleaching session." Fiona W.  Snipped from Fiona's post on BlytheWorld with her permission.

Update pic of Fiona's lovely blonde kb!  I think the yellowing is fading with the pearl drops and the doll is looking very lovely!  I can't wait to see the after pictures :D

"The formula is called RetroBrite. It removes yellowing from older plastics and returns them to their original color/state. Hope this works." Adrian D. L. Snipped from the following thread with permission from Adrian

***IMPORTANT!!! - Now when you use those bleaching products it is said that the original Kenner Blythe makeup will be removed so if your gal is just a bit dirty then please do not use the bleaching or fading products.  Also if left on too long some said that it would actually melt the plastic!!!!  Please be mindful of this too because the last thing anyone wants is a damaged dolly!

I hope this will help some of you restore your vintage KB safely and effectively without any damage except of  course the original makeup will be removed.  Face ups on Kenners are fun to do.  There are a lot of tutorials out there and even people that can do them for you for a fee.

UPDATE:  Here is FiFi's girl after the hair and bleaching treatments:

Doesn't Lemon look so fab!!  I can't believe it's the same doll.  WOWOWOWOW!!!  Incredible transformation.  I have a couple vintage girls that need hair treatments cause they must have been really loved and their hair played with, brushed and stretched.  I am so lucky to have found them!!

For some tips on how to reduce the frizz please see Blythe411 Reduce The Frizz Tips.

I am not a pro and recommend that if you are unsure about restoring your own doll then you should seek a pro.  There are a lot of talented and experienced Blythe doll restorers &/or spas out there that can offer you great work for good prices.  Look for reviews and testimonials. 

Annablythedoll xo

Sunday, June 1, 2014

IKEA Replaced Damaged Shelf Piece & Gift Card After My Request For My Trouble!

So I just wanted to update everyone and let them know that my husband and I exchanged that top piece of the shelf due to forklift damage with no problem and for the trouble I asked for a discount or gift card.  That box should have never been put out to sell in my honest opinion.  Usually their items are perfect by the time we get them home and we have never had any problems with assembling them either.  Anyways, the cashier said that she couldn't do anything for me unless she gave me a discount refund but I would have to keep the damaged piece as is.  I did not want to do that so I asked her if I could speak to a manger.  She actually did instead and came back with a $15.00 IKEA gift card!  Well that's all for now!  I am so happy to finally have a perfect KALLAX shelf for my girls in perfect condition too and a gift card for something else I need at IKEA!!!  Yayyy!!!

Love, A xo