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March 18, 2009

Ponyo my red hair mohair!

Filed under: Adopted Girls, Blythe Diary, My Little Customization Tips — Tags: — theblythemummy @ 12:55 pm

So I was talking about rerooting a mohair in my last post (yes it’s been months!!) and I am happy to be able to say that I survived my first mohair reroot.

Compared to rerooting saran, I prefer mohair because it is a lot faster. However, not wanting to go down the lane of dyeing raw mohair, I was restricted to ordering pre dyed mohair. There are  simply not a lot of choices out there when you are looking for pre dyed mohair and if you want them beyond 6 inches. But I still think it turned out well despite the limitations.

I picked Silky, my Save The Animal doll for this project. I decided I wanted a little tanned girl to carry off that red hair. Plus I hated how I ruined her scalp from my first wefting projecting. I replaced her old scalp with a cool cat scalp for this project. Cool cat scalps fit amazingly and although it is slightly taller than the regular head dome, it does not matter much in this case because it will be covered by all that mohair fluffiness anyway.

So here’s Ponyo, my creation, dressed in Louos Loves. She’s already on her way to her new mummy. I really hope she likes her as much as I did.

I think I will be keeping the next mohair reroot and Louos Loves set for myself. 

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September 23, 2008

Meet Marshmellow

Filed under: Blythe Diary — theblythemummy @ 9:38 am

I admit. I have been neglecting my girls. I got Marshmellow at the end of June and never got around to letting her out until recently. It’s no wonder that she is mad at me and throwing a hissy fit. She demanded that i put her back into the box, refused to meet the other girls and sits outside the room to sulk and pout. 

But what’s a girl got to do when she has more pressing issues on hand. Like getting orders in time for production, like socializing and like keeping her online shops updated? The past two months have been a little nightmarish. But I am happy to say.. that I finally have my Blog Shop up and I am  hoping that all my friends here who have been coming back to visit me on this blog, will indulge me the same way for my blog shop and go take a peek there sometimes.

It’s not the most sophisticated thing around and still needs tweaking but I sure hope that my stash of goodies from my wardrobe will make up for the lack of IT glitz. Do drop by at http://www.lefashionbible.blogspot.com if you have a chance and forward it to your friends if you like the things you see. Thank you!

August 13, 2008

Groovy Groove/ Asia Butterfly Encore/TF6/HOM/Skate Date/PD Saffy for Adoption!

I am getting a little worried about my expanding family. I was half hoping that my blythe obsession will go away after a while but I know it’s not going to happen anytime soon.

In the meantime, I am getting scared of my credit card bills (Eleanor and 3 other girls last month!!!) and have decided to do the right thing by letting another group of girls go. 

Groovy Groove,nude, without stand – USD$150

Asia Butterfly Encore, NRFB – USD$140

Tommy Feb 6, nude with stand – USD$160

HOM, NRFB, still in shipper box – USD$225

Skate Date Superior, with most stock, no stand, no box  – USD$150

Marilyn (Customized Saffy) – white marilyn dress,stand and box – USD$130

Registered Shipping at $25 USD flat.

Feel free to ask any questions on the adoption procedure! In the meantime, I am going to pray for a miracle and hope that the bank forgets to send me my credit card bill!

August 12, 2008

Project of the Month – Mohair Blythe

Filed under: Blythe Diary, My Little Customization Tips — Tags: , — theblythemummy @ 5:52 am

I have decided. My Project Blythe this month will be a mohair doll. I was contemplating putting my STA (Silky) up for adoption since I barely play with it. Deep down, I also know the real reason behind that. The reason is her glaring scalp line and it is my fault too. I had failed to remove her scalp properly the first time and it had resulted in mangled or none existent flange. Never EVER attempt customization when feeling down and out!

I was putting her up for adoption on TIB when it suddenly hit me that I do not have a Mohair Blythe. I stopped typing. I do like STA. I think she’s a very classy, elegant chick, albeit the original Mumsy hair that she came with and my failed attempt at giving her luscious locks. What if, just what if… I give her another new look. She could be my first mohair baby. 

My search for mohair started. The Bountiful Baby site scared the shit out of me and I had to get out  of that site as soon as I can without buying anything. I did not want wefted mohair from Coolcat, besides the hair looks like a mess and the colors looked unimaginative. I spent the last two hours researching on Mohair and found that 1) bad news is that there are not many sites that sells nice dyed mohair that ships overseas and 2) good news is that shearing months are in August (yipee!) which means there will be lots of mohair to go about soon.

I have emailed 2 sellers who looked like they might be willing to dye the hair for you at reasonable prices. Now I am just playing the waiting game. I will come back with more information on this site once I have found my source. 

Wish me good luck!

August 6, 2008

Overheard….

Filed under: Blythe Diary — Tags: , , — theblythemummy @ 3:17 am

July 31, 2008

The Sample Piece

Filed under: Blythe Diary — Tags: , — theblythemummy @ 3:59 am

I had a new design idea last week and worked on it over the nights in front of the TV. This is the end result of lots of drawing, cutting and re cutting before I finally got what I wanted.

The complete set

 

The Alternate Look

 

I am pretty pleased with the results. I think all the girls will get a set of this. It’s a HUGE project, but I know I will enjoy it. Now I only have to figure out how to sew the tights which really, can’t be all that difficult right?

July 30, 2008

Jade had a little accident last night….

Filed under: Blythe Diary, My Little Customization Tips — Tags: , — theblythemummy @ 3:05 am

Don’t laugh. It’s not very funny. (Well it is really quite funny) Jade’s hair and eyelashes were melted by accident last night. And no, she didn’t do that while trying to light up a ciggie to have a smoke like the naughty Stella did. 

It was me! The absent minded Mummy who did that to her. I was trying to do the final touch up to her new dress set that I sewed for her when it happened. You know the little trick of melting the ends of the ribbon so that it will not fray? I was doing that when it happened.

For the totally clueless, here’s a tip for you. If you want to stop the ribbon from fraying, hold a flame close to ends of the ribbon for like 2 seconds and It will melt the ends of the ribbon and stop it from fraying EVER. 

It was the final step that I had to do before setting up the photoshoot for her and I was so excited. However when I was done with her dress and proceeded to smoothing out her hair, I realised something was terribly wrong. A chunk of her hair at the ends had melted and her right eyelashes had melted to a stump!

I was 100% sure that the flame did not touch her hair or was even close to her hair or eyelashes. So here’s the news ladies! A naked flame held to your girls around 4″ away can still melt her hair and lashes. No contact is neccessary. So if you ever want to do finishing touches, remember to remove it from her body and do it far away from your girls, even if they insist that they are not scared of fire and that they want to watch what you are doing.

 

Where my finger is pointing is where I had the flame to melt the ends. 

And this is a close up of her melted hair.

 

And this is what happened to her eyelashes.

An emergency operation had to take place last night at 11.30pm at night. I couldn’t bear the thought of my poor Jade going without eyelashes even for one night. I ransacked my own make up stash and decided something had to be done immediately. Even if it meant using my own fake Shu Umera eyelashes. (My mum is so going to shake her head and sigh if she found out that I used my $28 eye lashes on a doll!) 

While the transplant went without a hitch… the glue that I had used started to leave stains on her face. Just when I thought the drama was over and was going to give her a hair cut!!! And you know how glue is like on plastic, they are a nightmare to remove. I spent 15 min cleaning her face with my sponge before I was satisfied that it wasn’t going to leave a permanant mark on my precious baby. 

It did not leave a mark on my precious girl. But I suspect that my over zealous rubbing had caused part of her make up to come up. Oh bother! I cannot believe so many things can happen in one night! Now I got to rework on her make up. I was contemplating it before but now it seems like I have no choice but to go through with it. But this will have to be best left to another day. Probably in the weekend. 

A hair trim followed after her facial. While at it, I started trimming my own fringe too. Lol. Talk about Mummy, daughter bonding sessions!

And what the heck. I might as well give her a shower now that she had a facial. Amazingly, I managed to clean off a lot of clothes stains just by cleaning her with my face sponge from Body Shop and with just WATER! Someone please try it and see if it is just me. 

I powdered her and was finally able to call it a day at 12.45am. I don’t want to imagine what my life will be like when I have real babies. 

Pictures of her new outfit with Jade’s newly trimmed hair will be up tomorrow!

July 25, 2008

Eleanor arriving soon.

Filed under: Blythe Diary — theblythemummy @ 3:18 am

I has Eleanor. And Eleanor is arriving soon! She will either be at my place today or tomorrow. I was hoping to win both Christina and Eleanor but ended up with only Eleanor. Perhaps we are only entitled to win one. But really, what’s the point of having 2 Anniversary dolls when you can only win one? I mean they are meant to come as a pair aren’t they? They are supposed to be close loving sisters at that and yet they are sold individually? Doomed to be seperated? (Ok am a little overly dramatic here but am still upset that I do not have Christina)

Now I am obsessed about having Christina too. Just so that I can have the set. Not that I am really psyched about both really. Christian reminded me of My Best Friend and Eleanor is almost a replica of Last Kiss. However, I simply must have the set.

You do know what I am feeling right? =P

July 23, 2008

Keeping count.

Filed under: Blythe Diary — Tags: — theblythemummy @ 5:20 am

Oh my god… I have been sooooo busy for the past few months. I have meant to achieve so many things dolly wise (sand matting, more rerooting, more dolly clothes) and I never got around to having anything done at all.

I did managed to buy a lot more dollies though. In fact, I think I have lost track of how many dollies I have. I am going through this exercise to track the number of dollies I have at the moment.

MBF (Stella)
RDP (Jade)
STA (Silky)
LK (Juliet)
AE (Sasha)
L’il Heart by Milk (Nameless)
Tommy Feb 6 ( Nameless)
UT (Jolie)
PDE Saffy (Marilyn)
PDE Aubrey ( Nameless Faux Peach)
Heart of Montmatre (Pearl)
Precocious Candy Mushroom (Nameless)

In boxes
Mrs Retro Mama

For Sale
Tommy Feb 6 (I have 2!)
HOM NRFB (Yes I have an extra one of that too)
Goovy Groove
Superior Skate Date

Ok 17 dollies in all. I reckon I will be in good shape once I start selling off the ones that I want to sell. It’s getting a little too much to handle.

I have absolutely no idea how some Mummys have so many dollies and still have them all looking impeccably groomed and cared for. Some of my girls are definitely looking a little “wild” at the moment.

This weekend, I am going to brainstorm for names for my unnamed girls. And all of them are going to get a change of clothes. Maybe a bath too.

May 9, 2008

Heart of Montmartre up for sale.

Filed under: Blythe Diary — Tags: , — theblythemummy @ 4:35 am

Yes I am being really ruthless at the moment. I really do not need that many dolls. Repeat to self again: “I really do not need that many dolls.” (Do you believe me?)

I have a HOM NRFB up for adoption. She’s really lovely. You cannot tell from the pictures, but her hair is actually a mix of streaks. Pink and an ashy blonde. And don’t even get me started on her dress. Her stock is just way cute. This girl really should be creating a stampede but she is just way way under rated at the moment. 

You can find her adoption details here:

HOM Adoption Details

Feel free to ask any questions.

 

 

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