I've had a few lovely readers ask about Blythe dolls recently - where do you buy them from, how much are they, etc... I had planned on typing out a comprehensive post on this, but remembered that the delightful Miss Emily Wind had already blogged about the topic several months ago. Her post is full of information, with everything you'll need to know about owning your very first Blythe doll. Go HERE to read.
If you have other questions, please leave them in the comments section here and I'll do my best to help.
In our house we have bought second hand dolls from We Play With Dolls and new dolls from Ebay, Junie Moon and we also picked up three when we visited Hong Kong, back in March. Like Emily mentions in her blog post, if you are buying from Ebay remember to ensure that the seller has fantastic feedback, has sold items before (not just bought) and is happy to ship with a tracking number.
A few of you also asked about the knitted Blythe cardigan pattern. I bought the downloadable pattern from HERE on Etsy.
Another frequent question that I'm asked is how many Blythe dolls do you own in your family and which ones are they. Well, here we go:
- Friendly Freckles - Ruby
- Tweedly Do (bought second hand) - Tillie
- Prima Dolly Ashlette - Hazel
- Milky Way Sugar - Jemima
- Urban Cowgirl - Mabel
- Simply Mango - Alice
- Dear LeLe girl - Emily
- Nicky Lad - Bessie
Until yesterday, we also owned Enchanted Petal and Nostalgic Pop! Yes, we've just sold both of these dolls to purchase a new custom girl. Bella is beyond excited!! This is a doll that has been customised and in our new Blythe doll's case it means - freckles added, sanded face, new scalp, carved lips and nosed, new eye chips, licca body (it's bendable) and lots of other little bits of goodness. Who knew dolls could be this complicated?
She hasn't arrived yet, but her lovely previous owner said that I could borrow one of her photos to share:
Any name suggestions would be welcome - Bella has a list already, but can't decide.
I hope this information helps a little bit and as I said, feel free to ask questions below.