Donnerstag, 21. Juni 2018

Blythe-Berlin... busy, busy...

Hej, dear peeps I just wanted to say: I am still here and so are the dolls ;) But I have been real busy with my non-dolly life lately and so the poor dolls are very neglected at the moment

But I made some pictures of my lovelies and the dolly shelf last sunday:

Mischa, Indigo and Andrea - Three of my own "Dollily" customs (the name of my brand when I made customs and fashion for dolls)

Tilda my sweet Pretty Peony and one of the latest beautiful additions to the Blythe-Berlin doll family

Fee, Tilda and Imina

Jette & River

Nele, Leni and Mischa

I hope I will be back for more soon... like Flat-Lay-Challenge... we will see :)

Yours Nicola aka Blythe-Berlin

Samstag, 19. Mai 2018

Bythe Flat Lay - May

And a photo for the Blythe Flat Lay Challenge again: Summer dreamin' in Berlin... laying in the gras with your favorite toys, planing your upcoming holidays, with a nice book and of course a bottle of water ;)

Have a nice Whitsun break, dear dolly-peeps and readers, yours Nicola aka Blythe-Berlin

Mittwoch, 9. Mai 2018

Fill the closet - Part III

Let's have a close look again at all these awesome little things I purchased for the spoiled Blythe Berlin dolls: 

I am a big fan of "Grumpy cat" and this funny dress made by "Little drops of rain" was a must have for little Indigo who is a grumpy cat herself somehow. The dress is really well made and I can highly recommend Andrea's shop on etsy!

If you follow me at flickr you know I LOVE hats & helmets for my Blythe dolls. Big heads need cool hats and so my collection is growing... I bought this sweet lamb helmet on the fb second hand market and unfortunately don't know the maker. If you know her/him, please tell me :) I also ordered the tiny Mary Janes from the same seller, because you can never have enough pretty shoes for your dolls, can't you?!

Another lovely "Button Arcade" dress purchased on the *bay this time. With "Button Arcade" dresses it's the same as with hats... you must have more... and more :D And they also fit Susie sad eyes so well!

These awesome helmets were reworked by Ruth, the owner of EuroTrash and I am so absolutely amazed at what she did with them! Here is a before picture:

I just told Ruth I wanted the blue one with something cloud-themed and the red one should be something with skulls... Just awww! Thank you so much Ruth for doing such a great re-styling job on my helmets!

Here is little Andrea wearing the one with the skulls. It suits her so well

The tank top Andrea wears in the picture above is from a special Hello Kitty collection with liscensed fashion separates made by Barbie this year. I found three tops here in Germany and the fourth one was a little present my daughter Cosima bought for me during her New York trip this Spring. There are some more with, for example Care bear and other cuties on them, and I hope I will snatch some more in the future!

The fit is a bit loosely and oversized but I think all tops are really nice for Blythe dolls, too. I will do some combinations with the other shirts soon and show you how they look...

That's it so far with the Blythe Berlin fashion show ;) I'll be back for more that's for sure :)

Yours Nicola aka Blythe Berlin

Montag, 30. April 2018

Eichwerder Moorwiesen with Indigo

This month really past by too fast... So this will be a kinda throw back blog post: 

My sweetheart and I went to Eichwerder Moorwiesen at the beginning of April when the nature started to burst and the lovely Spring flowers started to bloom

It's the fluvial valley of a stream called Tegeler Fließ and it's located next to Lübars, which is at the edge of Berlin. Very interesting because of the nature and the West- and East-German past history

We took Indigo, dressed like a little sheep, matching the Spring feelings ;) with us. And she had a great time discovering the lovely surrounding and unspoiled nature with us

"Do I have to walk or will you carry me, giant?! 

Just a little green here in this picture... meanwhile the nature has exploded and Berlin is so green as you can imagine!

Indigo showing the rests of the border installations where once the western part of Berlin was seperated from the eastern part... You can find remnants of this boarder still everywhere around Berlin

"But now we can go where we want, giant?!"

After the long walk we had a lovely coffee break at Leselust - a nice combination of book store and cosy Cafe

I am wishing you a happy start into May! Lucky me is enjoying a bridge day and we will celebrate Walpurgis Night at Mauerpark with music & fire artistic

Yours Nicola aka Blythe Berlin

P.S.: More photos of our walk as always here at my flickr account

Sonntag, 22. April 2018

Blythe Flat Lay - April

Theme of the month: Pranks and Trickery

Another photo for the Blythe Flat Lay Challenge... I really had no idea for this one, but then Tilda decided to play a board game with the Jasons! Poor Tilda they are always cheating and the naked one is the worst ;)

And yes, how you can see my Pretty Peonie finally arrived :) I will post more pictures and a little review of her soon.

Yours Nicola aka Blythe Berlin

Samstag, 31. März 2018

Fill the closet - Part II

Before March is gone I wanted to show you a few of my purchases for the spoiled Blythe Berlin Blythe dolls quickly:

You already know the cute Icantdance sweatshirt Niki is wearing on this picture, it was part of my last "fill the closet" post :) I also had to have the kitty shirt from Jenny/Icantdance because it is baby Elvira, her awesome Maine Coon cat and the shirt is so stinkin' cute anyway!

Rosa in the middle wears a lovely combi from Cositas de Nenitas with an ouija board theme. I love to dress Rosa in black and spooky clothes, because she is somehow a little ghost girl to me.

I also bought a lot shoes... Most of them on the fb second-hand market. The red Mary Janes and the black boots were from DOLLBONBON on etsy, a bit pricy but worth the money!

 Some of these are original Takara stock shoes, like the cowboy boots from "Hello Harvest" in the middle and the funny 70s boots from "Mod Molly" on the right. Some of the others unknown... The brown boots on the left could be the ones from "Nick Lad"... Anyway, I like them all and so do the dolls :D

These basic Tutus and the little pinafore came from MINIJIJO. Can a doll ever own too much Tutus? I plan to revamp the pinafore with other buttons and maybe with a bit of embroidery?!

Another buy from the fb second-hand market was this cute little felt dress with the fox (unfortunately it is a bit widely and the fashion designer in me is missing the fit here). I even don't know the maker... I know she was at flickr in the good old golden flickr days and made a lot of these nice dresses. 

The glases were from FLEUDELYSDOLLS on etsy. They are well made and cool somehow, but also here a problem with the fitting - The temple stems are much too long :(

Also from the second-hand market were these awesome knickers! Highly recommended - They are so well made and fit perfect. The maker is: BlytheHappy on etsy. I am sure I will order some panties directly from her, because of the sad fact that all the more recent Takara Blythe releases are coming with cleaning rags instead of underwear... You can see it on the picture here: Wolkje holds her Takara "underwear" in her hand and throws it away ;)

Another great addition to my growing bunch of Blythe stock outfits was the purchase of the complete "Silver Snow" set. I wanted the jacket, ear muffs and cons for long and I am also happy about the other little clothes and things! Takara made such adorable and detailed fashion for their dolls in the past... I wish, they would still do it!

Still no news from my Pretty Peonie... I am a bit upset about this wait by now... I wrote to CC Toys a few times and I REALLY hope they will fix this problem soon. And one thing is clear for me, the next doll I will order will be from another shop!

I am wishing you happy Easter days if you celebrate, yours Nicola aka Blythe Berlin

Donnerstag, 22. März 2018

Dollily handmade or FINALLY finished!

Last summer I was in the mood to make something for my neglected Blythe dolls again and started to knit some tops for dresses... finished the pink dress with the fawns on it... gave it to my dear dolly friend Schneckiene when she came for a short visit to Berlin... 

and the other three tops went into my stash, hanging around with some other unfinished things I brought with me from Minden to Berlin... unbelievable, but true!

But when I wrote this post I had the wilful intent to finally finish all things in my stash before I start something new... 

I even managed to finally sew some buttons on a Secretdoll Person dress & helmet I knitted ... really a while ago ;)

So *YEAH* for me and the FOs -> Finished objects :D

Now I am planning to sew some Spring-dresses and something 70s for a special Blythe doll, I will give myself for my birthday in April...

Some other good news; my Pretty Peony landed in Berlin after WEEKS and I will go to the custom tomorrow to pick her up! Excitement!! EDIT: it wasn't Pretty Peony and so the wait is still going on :( 

Have a nice day, yours Nicola aka Blythe Berlin - yearning for SPRING