Winterish Allure – Review

Winterish Allure is a Russian themed doll, released, unsurprisingly, in winter. I wasn’t sure about adding another blonde to my collection but I’m very glad I bought WA as she is a treasure among my Blythes. Her cosy, bright stock and vibrant face-up make her a welcome splash of colour in winter; her blushy cheeks…

Glues to Use When Restoring Kenner Blythe

There are several issues that require glue when restoring Kenner Blythe dolls. Being in Australia it can be hard to track down the brands/products mentioned on forums so I have compiled a list of glues that I have used and had success with. I am not an expert so please use at your own risk….

Dark Rabbit Hole – Review

Dark Rabbit Hole is Cross World Connection’s take on Alice in Wonderland with a dark theme. I purchased this doll based on the drawing alone. After selling my Kiss Me True I missed having a silver haired doll. “Gather your courage and walk through this cavern, a whole world of adventure and miracles are waiting…

2016 Blythe Conventions Around the World

Blythe conventions are organised and run by volunteers all over the world every year. Generally the event consists of a meet up with fellow Blythe collectors, lunch, vendor stalls, guest speakers,  demonstrations and classes, giveaways and competitions. The money made from ticket sales goes directly to securing and paying for a venue. Prizes and giveaways are…

14 Years of Blythe – the Anniversary Dolls

With the release of Dauphine Dream,the 14th anniversary doll, it is a great time to look back at the anniversary dolls to date. From the very first anniversary girl in 2002, these annual releases have been exceptional and have become highly sought after. Some of the releases came with 4-5 different outfits, special cases/boxes and loads…

Cool Pool Lemonade – first tanned middie Blythe

On a hot day like this, nothing beats a tall glass of lemonade filled with crushed ice. Add a little passion fruit and mango and you have something special! I just want to be sitting in the shade, drinking juice all day. What a life!

Avoiding factory and fake Blythe dolls on eBay

There are many fake and factory (comprised of mismatched stolen parts) Blythe dolls sold on eBay. As a newbie it can be hard to tell which dolls are fake and which dolls are real. We’ll start with some obvious fake and factory listing examples to help you discern whether a doll you are bidding on…

Blythe related words in Japanese – ブライス

I find it useful when searching to use the Japanese characters for Blythe dolls. Here are some I have found. They may be spelt incorrectly but without the boxes I cannot check. General Blythe Terms Blythe – ブライス Neo – ネオ Takara – タカラ Petite – プチ Damaged box unopened – /未開封 箱いたみ Search –…

My Favourite Stock Blythe Doll: Punkaholic People

Blythe collectors from all over the world discuss their favourite stock dolls. We aim to help Blythe newbies decide which doll to buy. Whenever I think about which doll I’d recommend to someone new to the Blythe hobby, I always come back to the same girl: Punkaholic People. Here’s why. Great hair! A crackling black bob…

Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Mohair

I first got in contact with Sue Coyle of mohairhouse.com on Google+ of all places. We got chatting and I discovered that Sue was well acquainted with Blythe dolls and their needs when it comes to mohair for re-roots.  Describing herself as “just a country girl”, Sue first got into mohair when she was restoring…