Monday, December 15, 2008
The other day my mailman came to my door with his arms full of packages! It was mainly supplies for my shop, but one of them had that typical "this has to be a Blythe box" shape! And yessss it was my new doll Cousin Olivia!
She even looked good in her box! I love the design with the strawberries and the bow.
And the inside is so cute!
Soooo, let's introduce her! Her name is Nerys, which is Star Trek (Deep Space 9) inspired, which probably makes me a huge geek (I watch Star Trek and play with dolls, many people must wonder what is wrong with me), but I think the name suits her. I had it in my head for a while, and when I saw her I knew it was the perfect name for her.
I even managed to take decent pictures of her, despite the fact that I haven't sanded her yet. With June (Cloud 9 Bowl), that was absolutely impossible! It might be because Nerys has bangs though.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Remember I was thinking about buying Cousin Olivia? I managed to control myself for a while, because my money situation wasn't looking too great, but I got some unexpected funds (thank you tax returns!) so I decided to go for it and buy her!
I'm so exciiiiiited!
I did a little more Blythe shopping actually, I bought some dresses on Etsy today, and earlier this week my package from Minki Dynamite arived. I bought a coat and a cape in her super cute Etsy shop. Pictures of those are coming as soon as the weather & light cooperate!
This entry was looking a little empty without a picture, so here's an oldie of June!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Yikes, it's been a while! I have not been sitting still though! This weekend I made this Angel & Devil dress set!
They are available at Tinylicious on Etsy, as a set!
The tail & wings come off, so the dresses can be worn as normal dresses too. I am so excited about how they turned out!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I have fallen in love with Cousin Olivia! I came so close to buying her yesterday, but I really can't afford it and thus really shouldn't. She is so cute though!
Who is on your dolly wish list? Do you have your dream doll, or are you still longing for that one perfect one (or two, or three)?
I still want Groovy Groove (because she has my hair!) and Rainy Day Parade, but I waited too long and now they are definitely unaffordable! I also love Darling Diva, which is completely out of my price range of course.
Cousin Olivia is afforable though. And the dollar is still low. Maybe I will cave in and buy her after all...
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Featuring June & Mimi.
One day, in the dodgy part of Balconyville, we spot Mimi...
Sweet as though she always seemed, it turns out that she's a dangerous gangster with a gun!
Luckily Police Officer June is just doing her neighbourhood round...
June: "What's going on here?"
Mimi: "Stay away from me, or I'll shoot!"
Mimi dangerously waves her gun around!
Luckily Police Officer June is armed as well, so she knows how to handle the situation.
She manages to force Gangster Mimi on the floor and hand cuffs her.
June: "Time for jail, you dangerous criminal!"
Mimi gets locked up for the rest of her life.
And Police Officer June saved Balconyville from a lot of trouble!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Help! I'm feeling completely out of the Blythe loop. I started my Tinylicious shop and this blog with a whole lot of enthusiam, but the other shop (Tizzalicious) has kept me so busy that I have completely neglected my dollies! Now fall is almost here, along with the crap light that isn't nice for photography, and I feel like I missed "Dolly Photography Season".
What do you when you are out of the dolly loop? Or any loop, for that matter? I just started posting on TIB again, I hadn't done that forever either. I'm a bad bad dolly mommy. My poor June & Mimi must feel so neglected!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I have something new and completely different in the shop! Blythe postcards! I used my own Blythe photographs, and had them printed.
This is a set of 6, with 3 different designs. They are now available at Tizzalicious.com, Etsy, DaWanda and also in my Blythe Etsy shop: Tinylicious.
Friday, June 27, 2008
I took some pretty pictures of June the other day, and I thought I'd share them! I always have a hard time photographing her, because her hair is always in the way! If anyone has any cloud 9 bowl hair style tips, they are very welcome!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
I sand matted Mimi yesterday! Before I adopted her, she had been spray matted, but there were some imperfections in that, and some parts of her face were still very shiny, so I decided to do something about that.
Like when I sanded June, I used Coolcat's Micro Fine sandpaper, and I stuck pieces of paper in her eye sockets to protect the eyes.
I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Look at her pretty face!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Yikes, I have totally neglected this blog! I have been super busy with my Tizzalicious shop, and I have blogged at Tizzalicious Crafts & Cuteness, but I just haven't had time to do anything Blythe related :(
I got some fantastic Blythe mail the other day though! My order from Vistaprint!
Business cards for my Tinylicious shop, aren't they cute?
I also got these magnets to send along with my Tinylicious orders. I love how they turned out. The colours are absolutely perfect! I think I will make postcards with this image (without the writing) to sell. What do you all think?
Monday, May 19, 2008
My boyfriend's mom Diana turned 60 today. To celebrate, she took us, and some more friends and family to a hotel in Faaborg, Denmark for the weekend. We had a fantastic time! It really felt like a little vacation.
Faaborg is a very old cute town next to the sea. I took a whole bunch of pictures of course, I shared a few of the town in my other blog, but I had June with me, so of course we went out for an early morning photoshoot when everyone else was still asleep!
Shhh, don't tell anyone you can see the skewer that's keeping her up!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I sold my first item on Tinylicious today! That sure happened a lot faster than my first sale in my Tizzalicious Etsy shop! It took a few weeks before that one started taking off.
This is the dress that sold:
Sunday, May 4, 2008
I was planning on waiting with this a little longer, as most of you voters suggested, but I made so many new dresses that I feared it would take over my shop!
So I proudly present Tinylicious by Tizzalicious!
I just moved all the dresses from Tizzalicious there, and a few new ones. I will be adding many more over the next few days, so keep your eyes peeled!
Saturday, May 3, 2008
When making something that needed to be gathered or ruffled, I always had trouble making it look good and even. Until my mom showed me this little trick!
I made a tiny Blythe dress while photographing this tutorial, but of course it works for bigger things too! Dresses, skirts, bags, anything that needs gathering!
1. Set your sewing machine on the largest stitch.
2. Stitch a straight line along the edge of the fabric. Make sure you leave enough spare thread on both the beginning and the end.
3. Carefully pull on on of the threads, on one either the beginning or the end of the sewn fabric. As you see, the fabric will start to ruffle.
4. Spread out the ruffles evenly. If it won't let you move the ruffles all the way to the other side, just pull one of the threads on that side as well.
5. Once you have your ruffles spread out evenly, pin the ruffled fabric to whatever you want to attach it too, in my case the bodice of the dress. Don't forget to pin with the right sides facing each other!
6. Sew the ruffled part to the part you just pinned it too. It's easiest if you keep the ruffled part on top, so you can see if it all goes well, and there are no weird folds you don't want.
7. If your ruffle thread is showing on the part of your creation that will be seen, remove it with a seam ripper. Because you have used such a large stitch, this shouldn't be hard. If your ruffle thread is on the other side of the seam, where it won't be seen, you can just leave it there.
8. Turn everything right side out. And tadaa! Your gathered creation is done!