Bird A Week Challenge: Week 16/52

I made an Easter dress for my Blythe doll Hana with little chicks on them:

I also made Easter dresses for Lily and Freddie too:

And here they are on the fig tree:

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Digital Whisper 100 Themes Challenge #86 Mask

I made masks out of  my blythe doll Hana and my little dog Koko, and put them on the other. It looks a bit creepy, but whatever:



Koko thinks she is Queen of the house – thus, the crown.

Here are the credits:

Background & elements: The Wee Faerie Ring

Crown: Irene Alexeeva Designs

Butterfly overlay: Vera Lim Designs

Blythe Spring Outfit

I sewed up a quick top to match a vintage skipper pants:

And a matching crocheted cap as well.

And Then There Were Three…


Ok, I feel like I’m coming out of the closet… Yes, I am a Blythe doll enthusiast! My DH bought me a new doll for Valentines! I named her Frederica, after his maternal grandmother; Freddie for short.  I am not sure where this latest facination with Blythe dolls will go, or how far it will go… five more dolls? maybe seven to make an even and round 10? We shall see.  As I have said, my family are amused by this :-).  For now, they are interesting, and fun to photograph (they are not camera/blog shy like the family, and don’t dash around all over the place like Koko and Hiro).  And for those of you who are curious, here are some blogs and sites to visit:

This is Blythe

Gina Garan’s Photostream

Mademoiselle Blythe

xoxo, Blythe

These are but a few of the sites dedicated to Blythe.

Bird A Week Challenge: Week 8/52

For this week’s challenge, I chose a cute fabric with a bird on it, and made a dress for my Blythe doll, Lily (Ljiljana):

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One World One Heart 2011

I am participating in the fifth and final One World One Heart Event.  OWOH is a worldwide event for bloggers only. It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world.  For more information and/or to participate, click on the logo below:

First off, thank you for stopping by my blog! Now to introduce myself: My name is Linda, and I live in sunny Southern California. I have a wonderful husband, three wonderful children; two boys and a girl, and two dogs; one, a crazy neurotic tiny toy poodle, and the other, a  bit of a fraidy-cat, cute and goofy cockapoo. My boys are both in College, and my daughter is in HS. I am a stay at home mom, “retired” from engineering.  I love to try just about any creative thing that comes my way. Currently, I make jewelry, mainly from lampwork glass beads that I create myself. I also like to do needlework, sewing, knitting, crocheting, digital graphics/scrapbooking, photography, gardening, baking, sometimes rock polishing, and making dolls. I recently stumbled onto the world of “Blythe”. I also like vintage, retro, modern, the list goes on and on… This year, I decided to live an “artful” life; something that gives me pleasure, and nurtures my soul.  To this end, I have joined challenges, an on-line art class, and sign up for classes within driving distance whenever I can.  I came up with three “door prizes”. If you would like to be put in the drawing for these prizes, please leave me a comment with which(or all)  prizes you are interested in, and also leave me your name and blog address so that I have a way of contacting you(if you should happen to be the winner) as well as visiting your blog. Thanks again for stopping by, and have a look at the following prizes:

Pink Rosette Spring Bracelet & Earrings Set: Bracelet and earrings made of my lampwork beads, light pink quartz rounds,  etched light pink druk beads, green glass leaf beads, and sterling silver components. The bracelet fits wrist size up to 7 3/4″ in diameter. Can you tell I love pink? 🙂

Redlands Orange Set: A pendant necklace made with my orange lampwork beads on an 18″ sterling silver chain and matching earrings with sterling silver ear wires. I live in a town with a history in the Citrus Industry. In fact, Our home is nestled in a small citrus grove. A perfect description of our town would be “old craftsman homes surrounded by orange trees with a backdrop of palm trees and snowcapped mountains in the distance”. Ok, I don’t live in an old craftsman, and the mountains are snowcapped only in the winter, but you get the idea:

Blythe Doll Spring Ensemble:  And finally, for the Blythe Doll enthusiast. As soon as I was aware of the Blythe Doll “phenomenon” I had to get one (two actually).  My DH and daughter just roll their eyes at my renewed interest in dolls. My sons just humor me – probably because they are away at college, and do not have to deal with my sometimes quirky and everchanging “interests” :-).  Anyway, I decided to sew a spring outfit, complete with a hand crocheted cap and genuine swarovski crystal earrings – in white and pink, of course!  And here is Hanako(Hana for short) modelling the ensemble.  Keep in mind, the dress, cap, and earrings are the prize, not the doll:

Again, thank you for stopping by! And remember to check back on February 17th for the announcement of the winners!