The second Blythe is finished :). I haven’t decided on her name yet, Ivy or Sylvie would suit her, I think. Any suggestions? And I had a lot of fun sewing for her and Betty. It’s just a bit difficult to photograph the clothes because the dolls can’t really stand well. Especially with this mass of hair. It’s lovely quality hair, and I don’t want to cut it off.
I used the opportunity to add a bit of fancy beading to the pull strings and made a new set of eye templates. I am not going to add those to the free templates, but I gave them to Casie from BeBeDolls as a Christmas gift for her support. I thought she might like to use them or sell them. I think she prefers to sell only her own designs, but she has some resin stickers for DIY eyes in her shop that are specifically sized to fit into Blythe eye mechanisms.
But she made a video about how to use the free eye templates on my blog to make Blythe eye chips. How cool is that? I asked her if she would maybe link to my templates somewhere on her social media, and she made the video instead. That was a lovely surprise, and I hope you give her a thumbs up and subscribe to her channel, if you own or like Blythe dolls. She made a lot of videos on how to solve problems with eye mechanisms, customization and other stuff that is really helpful. I know it’s a bit annoying to remind viewers or readers to subscribe, but all of us who produce content in any form depend on either the numbers or at least appreciate the feedback in form of subscriptions, likes or comments. If you get none of those you never know if anyone reads or views your content at all, and that can be a bit frustrating.
As for the eyes, I’ve tried both, glass domes and resin, and I have to say the resin stickers are a lot easier to use. Even if I still had to practice placing them exactly right. With the glass domes I found it easier to cut them out first and place them on the domes from the back side, just because the reflection can be very distracting. But since the resin stickers are sort of flexible you can start with placing them on the outer curve and still adjust the placement before you press them down.
And now: Meet Ivy or Sylvie 🙂
It’s funny, I have worked so much with the mature tiny dolls in the last weeks that Daisy seemed huge in comparison when I unboxed her. I thought for a second they had sent me a wrong size.
Apologies, you shoked me. She is stunning, I love her face!!!!
Haha, I am glad it was a positive shock. Thank you!
She’s VERY cute, so well done Mia! I love her look and her hair-do! And she is gorgeous in those outfits too, such a cutie! I subscribed to the channel of your friend, it’s a very interesting channel. Both the names you chose for your girl are sweet. I like “Sylvie” a lot.
Thank you! I think I’ll go with Sylvie then. It is interesting, isn’t it? Especially if you want to try to fix something and are not sure how. And as far as dolly channels go, her’s is to the point and sound and image quality is good. I don’t really follow a lot of doll channels, but I have seen quite a few body reviews or tutorials. And a lot of them are basically half an hour rambling about nail polish or some other completely off-topic stuff in a high pitched voice before the person gets to the point. It’s a bit unkind, I know, but I really appreciate the difference.
I forgot to ask: did you hear from your friend Ball Jointed Woman yet?
No, unfortunately not. I have not given up hope, but I am very much afraid we will have to keep missing her.
She’s a beauty Mia, I love how you have styled her hair and her eyebrows really add so much character. She also looks very stylish in all the clothes you have made for her.
As for her name, it’s difficult to say which suits her best, as when I look at some photos she appears as Ivy to me and in other photos she’s more like a Sylvie, perhaps that means she has a dual personality. LOL! Either way it looks like you have a dilemma to solve yourself as I am no help at all.
Thank you! Her little buns are fun, aren’t they? I just have to find a way to keep them in place. Maybe she needs a name for every eye color :D. I think I will stick with Sylvie, it seems to be a bit more “squiggly” than Ivy. Since they don’t have sculpt names I need to come up with something other than Blythe number one and number two 🙂