Hello My Lovely Starfishes!!
I’m sorry to say there will not be an adventure today, mostly because it’s rainy and yucky outside. I can’t think of much to do as an “adventure” that’s worth blogging about that I could go on tonight. However, I am going to tell you what I did today:
- Worked, worked, worked some more…
- & went to Hobby Lobby
Why did I go to Hobby Lobby? I bought me some red tulle fabric for only 31 cents! 31 cents! There isn’t much in this world that’s under 50 cents, much less as low as 31 cents. Total came out to 34 cents with tax added in. It’s not a ton of tulle, but since I’ll be using it for a doll outfit, it’s more than plenty!
I guess I didn’t mention to you guys that I’m obsessed with Blythe dolls…
Well, I am. I can’t help it. They’re so cute, and I absolutely love almost all things cute. Notice I said “almost” all. Some things are too cutesy girly that they make me wanna puke, but now I’m going off on a tangent. For the most part, though, I love all things cute. Hello Kitty is another thing I adore. I mean, I don’t have Hello Kitty posters plastered on my walls, but I do enjoy Hello Kitty and I have since I was little.
Blythe dolls, however, are another creature entirely. I knew NOTHING about them when I was a kid. The originals were produced in 1972 by Kenner in USA and only out for about a year before they were discontinued. Kids were terrified of either their huge heads or their huge eyes. However, Gina Garan, took photos of them and brought them back “in style” so to speak and they began being produced again, this time, by Takara (a toy company). That was back in 2000 or 2001 (not sure). Well, that’s a rough history. Sorry, I don’t know why I spat all that out, but yeah.
Anyway, my point is Blythe dolls are beloved by women and girls, both. Actually I’ve seen more women between the ages of 20 and 50 have the dolls than little girls. This is probably because of their price and the fact that they can be customized majorly and then resold if the owner wishes. That’s one of the things I love most about them: the creativity. You can either keep them regular (with stock make-up and not customize them) or you can customize them. We’re talking carving of the face, doing new make-up, changing eye-chip colors, hair colors, making clothing for them, making miniature items and accessories for them, and the list goes on and on and on.
For more information:
- Official Blythe Site: http://www.blythedoll.com/index-e.html
- “This is Blythe” Information: http://www.thisisblythe.com/blythe_history.php
- Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=takara+neo+blythe+doll&_sacat=0&_odkw=neo+blythe+doll&_osacat=0
- Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/search?q=blythe%20doll&view_type=gallery&ship_to=ZZ&min=0&max=0
- Flickr Search: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=blythe%20doll
I would post a photo, but I don’t want to use someone’s photo without permission, and I’m still waiting on my blythe doll to come in the mail.
Hearts & Stars,