Ella and I have entered the Blythe doll world and boy-o-boy there is alot more to it than you might expect!
We have joined in a Blythe doll swap (first swap ever).
There is 48 members and you make/ buy (3) things for your swap partner's doll.
There is a Flickr account where you can post pictures and join in on discussions re: anything Blythe.
I have been really enjoying it.
Ella and I have learnt so much about this collectible called Blythe.
I am in love with customised Blythes.
Blythe owners (brave ones) do alterations to their dolls such as:
- Boggling eyes (eyes move around more and you have a wider eye)
- Gaze correction (their eyes look more upwards instead of down)
- Sanding faces (making them matte not shiny)
- Re rooting scalps (sometimes with human hair and lovely mohair)
- New makeup and eyelashes
- Sleeping eye
- Hair dying
- Freckles (love freckles)
They are not cheap dolls to buy to start with so I would hate to destroy one by shaving off to much plastic or something.
I need to do more research and watch a few more Youtube videos.
Here are some photos of some customised dolls which are absolutely lovely....
As you can see they are a bit more lifelike and less doll-like. They have much more personality I think.
|Source: Gina M Smithe from Blythe-o-Mania|