Sunday, 30 June 2013

Blythe Love, Crochet and Lazy Sundays

For quite a while now I've been wanting a Blythe doll. Yes, I know I'm 43 and I shouldn't be playing with dolls lol BUT for me, it's another extension of my creative side. I've ordered my first girl Lavender Hug, and I'm (impatiently) awaiting her arrival.

I never been a doll kind of girl. As a child I preferred the logic of Lego instead. Logic is where I felt safe. As an adult I have a lot more control over what situations I'm put into, so I find, although I still always fall back on logic, I don't mind the frivolous. My inner child had to grow up way too fast, so I don't mind indulging her now.

Of course I do wish I had those Barbies now, as Skipper is the same size and shape as Neo Blythe. Amusingly, Skipper was my favourite Barbie. (She had terrible hair though!! By the time she got to me she was already a teenager and her straight blonde hair was curly. I didn't give her a haircut though, only the one that would be worth a lot of money if I hadn't :/ I think her hair was animal hair of some kind because it was SO soft, which made it hard to style, so I cut it, then glued it down lol)

Today I'm spending the day crafting as it's rainy and quite dreary outside. I've got some new Kaaland Yarn that I've been wanting to make something with, just waiting for some ideas.

Kikuyu, Grape and an unnamed ball which I've called Licorice Allsort
I'm going to make a headband out of the Licorice Allsort and then maybe look for some Blythe patterns. I've found a really cute halter neck dress pattern already, which I may make this afternoon. At least I know with making something that small I'll be able to finish it in one (of my) sittings. I can see that my Blythe is going to end up looking like a tree hugging hippie and I'm happy about that! If you have any links for patterns on the web, crochet or sewing please share them with me!!

Have a wonderful Sunday and do something to make your inner child smile too :)


  1. You need to change the name of your blog now! To add Blythes!

  2. Congratulations on your new girl! Blythes are such wonderful canvases. Have you see the free patterns over at Puchi Collective? They're pretty cute. Also, if you should happen to find yourself near a Japanese bookstore, you can find amazing dolly pattern books!