This is Heather, (Heather Sky - RBL) she really is my favourite of all my Blythes...I carved her face, philtrum, nose and chin as well as giving her new eyechips, painted eyelids, new ringpulls, sleep eyes, a haircut and all new makeup. I like that Blythes can get away with fabric that has large patterns, patterns which would usually be 'out of scale' for such small dolls. I think that having such a big head helps to balance it all out, as do the 'oversized' shoes that they tend to look good in.
Puss in Boots!
Hoodie from another doll, trousers and loooong sleeved tee shirt by me!
Cute outfit from Etsy, lovely portrait of Heather by Fifi and Blythe in Scotland.
Yellow doggy print dress by me!
This is what I mean about larger prints, normally a small doll would look a bit overpowered by this print.
Next up is Noelle, she's an RBL Nicky Lad. She's had all the same customisation work as Heather but I carved her lips in what is usually referred to as 'sucky lips', the bottom lip is made to look like it is being sucked, like a shy young child!
Lovely nautical dress was a gift, hat and socks made by me!
These hoodie sets (hoodie and leggings) were made by me. They're either appliqued or hand painted/drawn by me.
This lovely knitted set was a gift from Feltland here in Spain! Socks by me. (Noelle was trying out a jointed Flection body in this photo).
This is Hershey, she's an FBL Simply Chocolate. She's had the same customisation work and now has a very short bobbed haircut. Hershey was my first custom.
This is a Riley Kish sized outfit by M.E.G Designs on Ebay. Hat is by a German seller on Etsy.
Another Riley Kish sized outfit, this time by the Kish Company.
Spanish football kit which was actually made to hang in the window of a car!!
A close up!
This next girl is Paisley, she's an RBL Bohemian Peace....I personally think she's my best work so far, so I thought I'd share some portraits of her!!
A perfect example of how Blythes can get away with big prints, these corderoy flares are in a very big print but they seem to suit these girls quite well! (Hat, flares and tee shirt by me, lovely cardigan by the late Maisiedoats in Australia).
And finally for today because this post has got very full of photos, we have Candy who is an RBL Border Spirit. She got the full customisation plus I rerooted her scalp giving her a pale pink long straight look. Her original hair was blond, but it was quite yellowy and thin. I first tried dying it but in the end did the new reroot instead. She's seen some changes over the years!!!
Here she is with her original blond hair, wearing a gorgeous lady-like outfit which was a gift from my friend Sue in the UK. Outfit is from Etsy I believe. Parasol and flowers by me!
Here was my attempts at dying her hair, it came out a nice raspberry colour but still very thin. Tee shirt and skirt by me.
And as she looks now, her fully rerooted scalp in pale baby pink. I made this dress and I think it really suits her so she's not taken it off in ages.....here she's showing off her pearly painted eyelids and long flowing lashes!
And finally she got freckles!! I decided to add them because she just needed that 'something' to make her more interesting!!! Her hat is actually made as a human 'hair accessory!"
I hope you've enjoyed seeing these photos and hearing a little about some of my Blythe girls. I will share the other four another day perhaps!