Blythecon NYC



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).

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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.

Salem Mass




During the month of September B and I went on a week long road trip with my sister and her husband up to Maine for my grandfather’s memorial service. Thomas was going to come with us initially, but I kept putting off buying the plane tickets, and then they cost so much (2 tickets cost more then our trip to chicago which included airfare, rental car, and hotel) So when it came down to it, my sister offered to let us ride with them, and it was easier for Tom to stay home and take care of the animals while we went. Though a road trip without him just wasn’t the same.
There was a lot of driving the first day and we ended up stopping for the night in Connecticut, and then heading the next morning to Salem Massachusetts because Heather and her husband had never been.
While in Salem we explored the beach for sea glass, got to explore a reproduction ship, I had a “scary mary” coffee & apple cider donut, visited the beautiful graveyards, and made B pose like a photo of me from a pervious trip to Salem.

Chicago 3





During our stay in Chicago Tom was going to be tattooing at Great Lakes Tattoo two of the days, which meant I’d have two days to do some exploring on my own. One morning I went to the MCA to see the Daniel Clowes exhibit, it was wonderful! I’ll say I glazed over quite a bit of modern art on my way up to the top floor, so I could spend a couple hours staring at his comic book panels. Oh and this is a helpful tidbit for the people who keep calling him Daniel Clothes haha, I heard a couple people say it during my trip. I have a funny habit of googling names I’m not sure how to pronounce before I am willing to say them out loud.
Oh and I was super excited to stumble across my kidrobot plush in the MCA gift shop.
We got vegan donuts & delicious coffee one morning at Fritz Pastry. The donuts are huge, so of course we had to take the rest to go, but I love how they put the donut hole back into the middle. I love just how many different ways there are to make a humble donut.
I promise my Chicago posts are almost over, it’s just such a great city with so much to see-so I hope you’re not bored of it yet.