Blythecon was this past weekend in NYC, and it was really fun to be in one place with some many other Blythe lovers, and dolls at one time. Molly
and I took the train up Saturday morning and then before the con on Sunday we met up with Jessee
for breakfast & to wait in line. Comicon was going on the same weekend and we were bummed we didn’t buy tickets for Saturday soon enough (they were all sold out when we finally decided to go).
As you can see Molly brought Charlotte, and Jesse made a dress to match her doll’s dress with fabric she designed, it was so cute! I brought Frankie because my poor other doll is still mid-re-root, and very much neglected. When everyone first got into the venue, the shopping area was very crowded and crazy. Despite it all I managed to spend way too much money. I did get a beautiful hand painted cameo necklace by Mab Graves
, so not everything I bought was for my gals.
Once done shopping there was some talking & meeting new people, but the con ran from 10am-8pm and so there was a lot of time we weren’t sure what to do. There was a table filled with door prizes including a bunch of dolls that was going to start at 6:30 and you needed to be there to win, so we mostly sat around waiting for 6:30 to roll around haha. Molly ended up winning a really cute outfit, I won a little vial with glitter which I wasn’t sure what it was, but I believe it might be a pull charm? When I won the girl who handed it to me said she didn’t know what it was either, so it’s a little bit of a mystery. Once you won you could leave, and so we headed out because we were very hungry and ready for dinner at that point. There were a couple of demos that happened during Blythecon, but they were each limited to the first ten people who sent an email once the announcement was posted on Facebook. So 40 people out of 350 meant there were a lot of people who wouldn’t be able to watch a demo.
It was a very interesting experience, and I think I would attend another one in the future for sure. Depending on the area of the world they are in, the people who organize the blythecons are all different. I know some of the past ones were even in hotels, which I think I would prefer. I am looking forward to finding out more about Blythecon 2014 which will take place in Seattle, and hopefully by then my other gal will have some proper hair.
My friend Molly
threw an amazing Blythe Ice Cream Social last weekend at her house. An afternoon of ice cream (and she had a million topping combinations!), playing with dolls, and good company!
I finally got a chance to change out some of my gal’s eye chips thanks to Jessee
for bringing her full sized glue sticks, and guidance on that. You can see the cool eye chips she makes here.
Frankie got two new sets of eye chips, and I’ll be adding more.
I finally got a chance to start a reroot with saran hair too, much more tedious then the wool was to work with, but I’m still excited to do it.
It was such a fun afternoon!
Yesterday the kids and I headed to my sister’s house. The boys got to hang out with their cousins while we got some Blythe time, and then a pop into a flea market in her area that I had never been to. I actually found some fun stuff, including this Blythe sized wardrobe.
I added some of the decal stickers I made to the front and then coated with a sealant. I had to make some hangers with wire I had on hand (the Barbie ones I have are just too small for the pole) but otherwise it works great!
My sister has been wanting to make some Blythe hats for months now and has been slowly gathering up supplies. Today Frankie and I headed to her house for some tiny hat making! I made the bottom hat using the tutorial found here
We also worked on little top hats using the tutorial here (but heather enlarged slightly), but instead of painting covered them in velvet.
It was so much fun, and I can’t wait until we can get together again to make some other goodies.
This morning I had a really lovely get together with my local Blythe pals. I invited everyone to bring their dolls over for some tea, sweets, Blythe talk, and company. There was some hair removal for re-roots, some faces were sanded, sharing of clothes, etc. It was so much fun–can’t wait for the next meet up!
I made some birthday cake bars
(but made some revisions of my own with dandies and sweetened condensed soy milk
etc.) and some gluten free double chocolate chip cookies
. There was lots of tea, and lots of Blythe dolls! Dolls on the bench belong to me, Jessee
, and Heather. Our friend Lindsey who is interested in getting a Blythe came too, so I gave her a Littlest Pet Shop Blythe to get her started :)