Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Blythe Rocks It

My husband makes and sells various musical genius things - hand-wired boutique tube amps, pedals, and things I don't know what are. He was taking some photos last night of a finished piece and asked if he could use a doll in the photos. We decided Capucine was a good model, so I dressed her up and sent him to take his photos. They turned out really cute, so I dressed her up again this morning and let her rock out. She cracks me up. I think I am having way too much fun. Hope you are having a lovely day and rocking out doing rockstar fun things :)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fairy Couture

My friend Amy of HingedJewelry is busy making me some really fun things to go in my store. Think fancy headwear. In the meantime, while I am awaiting the postman, I am getting some dresses ready to go with them, and well, these are pretty much fairy couture.

I am having fun putting together all the silk fabrics, namely washed charmeuse, velvet, chiffon and gauze, and dyeing them into colors I love. Add a little adornment, and voila' you've got a gown perfect for any fairy or wanna be fairy. I've got them very form fitting for Blythe, so they also happily fit Pullip really well, who is a bit on the slimmer side. They also give my new Mango (Capucine is her name) a chance to show off her lovely face and groovy new eyeshadow.

Hope you like them. Hopefully I will have the jools and photos ready to go and in my store mid-week.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Blythe Jools

Having let loose the reigns on my crazy obsession with the Blythe doll and giving myself permission to do all the silly stuff I've wanted to do since I was 10, on top of hats and clothing, my good friend Amy Taylor of HingedJewelry has graciously supplied me with jools for my Blythe girls and for my shop. I am very excited to be collaborating (if you can call it that - she makes the stuff and I have it at my house - so my part is mostly just admiration) with Amy, because she is totally groovy gal, she's funny and fun, and she makes fabulous jewelry. I know, because besides little pretties for Blythe, she sent me 2 big things for myself over Christmas this past year, and I could barely shut up for a month.

If you want real jewelry for real people, by an award-winning silversmith/jeweler/artist, check out her shop. If you want real jewelry for your Blythe doll, check out my shop. These first pieces are hand-forged brass, which means they are made from scratch. They look like gold to me. She does everything herself. You won't be able to find anything like this anywhere else. They are stunning pieces no Blythe should be without. She sent me quite a few, but I snagged one of everything she sent for myself :)

At this point, Amy is just warming up. So keep that in mind and check in often. I think you are going to see some pretty fabulous things for dolls in the way of baubles and jools from now on. I'll be keeping you posted.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bohemian Chic

There must be something about the month of February that makes me a little stir crazy. Maybe it's the 6 feet snow banks in the front yard. Last February I was busy getting doll hats put up in my Etsy store. Today I put in some colorful clothes for Blythe dolls. I couldn't help myself. Truly. Last year about this time I was considering getting a Blythe doll. Now I have 4! I don't know what's come over me. I think it's the silliness of it all. Whatever it is, that crazy big-headed doll has become my muse.

I started a couple weeks ago making a hand-dyed, bright and colorful, retro bohemian line for this crazy 12" doll and have ended up with about 50 pieces. My 4 dolls can't possibly wear all that stuff, so it's up for sale in my Etsy store. Do me a favor. Go have a look. And let me know what you think. I hope I make you smile. It's all silliness and fun. I guess you can't really take a doll whose head is twice as big as her body seriously.