Incoming!

That’s right! My second girl is on the way home! She is a customized fake blythe, a really pretty girl made by Lúcia. As soon as I saw her for adoption on FB I didn’t think at all and just messaged her previous owner. Yes, it was love at first sight!

And here she is:

 

I still don’t have a name for her but I can’t wait for her to arrive! I was looking at dresses on Etsy yesterday but I decided to make one instead, after all I received my order from Sew Stitching Happy. Currently I’m trying to decide which fabric I’m going to use to make it. Decisions, decisions! Do you have a favorite?

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Hopefully I’ll do a good job and it will be ready before she arrives. My little one has definitely started the terrible two phase before he’s 2 and that has been keeping me very busy, more than usual. This week has been particularly interesting with serious tantrums on an hourly basis and more I won’t say!

That is all for today! It’s not much but I wanted to share the news with all of you that read my blog. I’m waiting for the end of the CAL this Sunday to share my work for the past few weeks, so expect a new post tomorrow or Monday!

Have a good weekend everyone!

A newly discovered love

Even though I have started this blog adventure with crochet in mind, I always knew it would not be limited to that theme alone. My focus tends to flow around several suspects. And every once in a while I find something new to be the center of my attention.  So while reading posts about crochet around this blog world, I have discovered a little (or maybe not so little) doll called Blythe. I have Olive from Knotted things to thank for this discovery and I’m very happy to have found her blog!

This doll was completely unknown to me till November of 2015 and since then I’ve been reading quite a bit about it. There are many articles that tell the story of this doll, so I won’t be going over that. Instead I will show the little one I will be receiving in the mail in the next few weeks (I hope!). Her birth name is Jane Lefroy and she was released last year, in March.

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I haven’t decided on her name yet. I think it’s between Alma and Amelia. Both names suit her very well. The thing I love the most is the hair, color and shape, but I really love everything about her with one small exception. I’m not particularly found of the orange color of one of her eye sets but that may change once I have her. For those that don’t know, these dolls have an eye mechanism that allows us to change between four colors (two looking front, one looking left and one looking right).

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I have been busy looking around Etsy and sundries groups and have already bought a couple of things for my doll: a few socks, a cute dress, some stock items from other Blythe releases and shoes. The shoes haven’t arrived yet!

Clothes

I haven’t gotten a lot of things for two reasons. One, most of the clothes I like are quite expensive! Ouch! Second, I plan to make clothes for my doll and there’s a buuunch of things that I want to try between crochet and sewing! Maybe some knitting too (eventually).

I have to confess that crafting for her is actually one of the things that attracts me the most about this hobby. I have a few free Blythe patterns to try, a few patterns that I bought (for myself) to adapt to the doll size but mostly I want to design my own patterns, after finding my style. I think it is going to be a tough thing to do since there are many awesome designers for Blythe that have wonderful clothes and one has to stay away from their own signature! In the meantime, I’ve cut and started sewing a little skirt but I’m only going to finish it once I have the doll, because I want to be sure that it fits like I want it to fit. Here’s how it is looking right now:

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Now all that is left is for my doll to arrive! Does it show how excited I am?  *giggles*