Blythe Dolls – Collect, Create and Admire

 

Blythe dolls

Blythe dolls, a must have doll for collectors and maybe a dream toy for children, the oversized head and large eyes that change colour with the pull of a string are attracting many admirers.

My first reaction when I first saw the Blythe dolls was a mixture of surprise feelings and questioning:  “the head is too big” or “why adults are playing with dolls ?”… but at the same time: “they are cute” and make me feel I want to make some clothes and accessories for this doll…

You might be reading this and be completely against the idea of adults having dolls…. But, why?

Is it because it is not a “normal” thing to do? “Normal?” who set the criteria for what is “normal”? … The society that hinders our imagination and forced us to “fit in the norm” and behaving the way it is acceptable. “Acceptable?”, oh please…. Read about Salvador Dali >>> here and then we can discuss this subject again…

Few… let me go back to the beauty of dolls as otherwise I will change the subject and that is not what I want.  I just like to try to make you feel that “you can have dolls” if you decided so. It is simple like that: Your decision!

Let your imagination fly out and your mind free of stereotypes. People are enjoying themselves, making friends, participating in community, improving their skills in arts & crafts, sewing, photography, blogging, social media and traveling … there are so many pros that I can’t list here.

Cons? Well, I really do not see what it could be in my opinion.

I am not going to write about the history and/or when the Blythe dolls were created. You can find the info here: wikipedia.org/wiki/Blythe_doll

This blog is to “inspire” so, see some pictures below just to start:

Blythe Dolls’ Clothes:

Well, yes, I am making Blythe doll clothes, shoes and customizing their faces and hair! and I am loving it!

See below some of my creations that are available on my Etsy shop:

This is the Giraffe dress and comes with the shoes as well. All made by me!

By the way, all shoes on the shelves are also my handmade creations.

Blythe smart watch

Follow me on Instagram to see more: @blythe_andme

My sister introduced me to the lovely Blythe world. See her amazing creations below:

 

Blythe Dolls Clothes – Easter Themed

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Set of skirt and blouse, handmade knitting with Japanese mohair hyper-fine yarn. Skirt in cotton and tulle fabric. OOAk piece, creation and execution by Walquiria @handmadebywal.

 

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Sweatshirt made with reusable fabric (up cycling), and rabbit stamp in printer. Creation and execution by Walquiria @handmadebywal 

In 2009, Alexander McQueen featured Blythe dolls in his fashion line Target.

Dolls Accessories in Polymer Clay: