Farrah, looking better after many spas!

It’s been a while (*cough* *cough*). I thought I’d share an update on how my ‘new girl’ is going. After many, many spa hair treatments – sometimes with fabric softener, sometimes with Joico human hair conditioner – her hair isn’t as wild and frizzy. I kind of miss the volume she had in the beginning but I’m sure some curlers will help in that regard. After her hair treatments I usually use a flat iron (set to about 115C) and some L’Oréal anti-frizz serum to smooth out her strands.

I still can’t believe I can actually come her hair now. The first few times after a spa it would matt up into knots again.

One day I hope her hair is going to be silky. Maybe in two years time I’ll share another update 😀

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New girl

I always get scared posting about new girls before they arrive, but I really want to share this sweetie right away!

I won her in an auction on ebay and found out after my win that she (little Rhonda) belonged to the seller’s grandmother. How sweet!!!

Hopefully she’ll arrive in Australia from Illinois before Easter and I can work on her restoration over the break. In the past I’ve sent Kenners to professionals to restore but I want to learn how to tame the frizz myself. I think I was always a little scared of breaking Eliza and Lucinda because they arrived so perfect.

Snow Princess dress knitting pattern for Blythe dolls

Bring out your Blythe doll’s inner princess with a new knitted dress that is lacey, fluffy, and sparkly. The pattern for the Snow Princess knitted dress is available to purchase in my Etsy store.

A soft and delicate knitted dress for Blythe dolls. It is knitted in one piece from metallic silver and fluffy white yarns but also looks great in one yarn. The dress has an open back above the skirt and requires no snaps or buttons.

Skill level: intermediate. The pattern uses decorative cast on and bind off methods, k3tog, yo and m1 increases.

Feel free to make and sell items in your own shop using this pattern. All I ask is that you credit me for the pattern. And I’d love to see your creations!

Coco sweater knitting pattern for Blythe dolls

I’ve designed a new knitting pattern for Blythe dolls, available in my Etsy store. The Coco Sweater is a fun short-sleeved sweater reminiscent of Pierrot the clown with its rolled ribbed collar and bobbles/pom poms down the front and also a little Coco Chanel with the contrasting trim.

The pattern is recommended for those with an intermediate level of knitting skills. The pattern uses bobbles and increases (M1L, M1R), though the bobbles can be replaced with store bought pom poms. It is knit in one piece from the top down and uses increases to shape. Under the sleeves are the only parts that need seaming.

Items made from the pattern can be sold.

Snuggly felted blanket for Blythe and other 1:6 scale (playscale) dolls

I thought I’d share some instructions on how I made this little blanket for my Blythe dolls. It’s knit with a feather and fan stitch pattern and Noro Kureyon yarn. I found the colours a bit bold for such a small scale so I felted it and am very happy with the results. It could easily be scaled up for other dolls, such as American Girl and Waldorf dolls. The instructions are free to download.

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Free sewing pattern: travel pouch for Blythe dolls

I made a little travel pouch so I can send a girl safely across the world. Thought you might enjoy making some too so I’m sharing the sewing pattern. It’s a simple little pouch with a touch of glam (check out the satin lining!) that closes with a ribbon.
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The Romance of Spring

Yes, I do love floral fabrics. And what better use to put them to than pretty babydoll dresses for Blythe. I hope you like them. Grab one in my Etsy store. They were so nice to make – I hope to make more soon. If you’re looking for a certain colour for future updates, drop me a comment.

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Bedding for playscale dolls and technique for ageing dolly furniture

I have been inspired to make some new bedding for my Blythe dolls with some pillows that actually look soft enough to lie on 🙂 The pattern is available in my Etsy store and you can sell handmade items made from the pattern. It was really fun to do and very addictive – I have 3 more design themes in my head already.
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Bobbled cape for Blythe dolls

Keep your Blythe warm and snug with this romantic cape knitted in a soft and delicate yarn. The cape features a ribbed collar, buttonholes, eyelets for threading a ribbon tie, and is finished off with a pretty bobbled hem. The pattern is available for purchase in my Etsy store.

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Valentine’s Day dresses for Blythe

I’ve updated my shop with some new romantically themed dresses perfect for Valentine’s Day or all year round. Available as ready made items in my Etsy store. I hope to make the pattern available to purchase soon too.

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