Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Raffle Prize Spotlight: I Have Wings

Our next raffle prize is absolutely stunning.  It is a gorgeous set of dolls created and donated by I Have Wings entitled Elphaba & Glinda.  One lucky attendee will win these beautiful dolls. Thank you so much Romina of I Have Wings for creating Elphaba & Glinda for the Seattle BlytheCon! You can find I Have Wings at the following places:




Elphaba & Glinda




Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Vendor Interview- Atelier Blythe


1. Introduce yourself, who are you and where do you live?

    Hi! I’m Sharon (sassybead) Sears. I’m from the beautiful city of Seattle.

2. What do you make for Blythe?

    I love to make all kinds of things for Blythe, and I sew and knit for her. At my Blythecon table, you will find raincoats and hats, fancy knitted berets, pretty Mighty Nighties, and a steampunk outfit or two.

3. Where can we find your creations?

    I have a shop on etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AtelierBlythe


4. What are your main influences?

    Vintage fashions are a huge influence for me. I love color too, so that will often influence the direction my projects take. There are many wonderful Blythe artisans whom I admire as well!

5. How did you get started with Blythe dolls?

    My friend Heather in California introduced me to Blythe. She and a friend wanted to get the SBL Prima Dolly collection (Ashlette, Violetta, and Ginger), and Heather asked me if I wanted to buy Ashlette so that we each had one. A few explorations on the Web, and I was sold! I’m one of those people who can say I’ve never looked back since that day. 

6. Do you collect anything else?

    I do have other doll collections - Monster High and mini Lalaloopsies, Liddle Kiddles. I also love demitasse cups and saucers. Oh and fabric… yarn… but those don’t count if they’re materials for my shop do they?

7. What's one interesting fact we may not know about you?

    In addition to sewing, knitting, and beading, I also tat. And, I played the violin all through school.

Raffle Prize Spotlight: Happibug Customs

Tinsel



... Will she find it? 

Tinsel is on the hunt of a lifetime. A long time ago in a dark, deep forest, Tinsel lost her heart. She has been searching  for it ever since and is so hopeful that she'll find it in the Emerald City! She has heard that this city is magical, and that those who come seeking their dreams with an open and happy soul are often rewarded. So, Tinsel has set out, meeting other travelers and finding new friends, and having many adventures along the way! 

Tinsel is happibug's donation for Blythecon Seattle. Tinsel is an RBL mold (University of Love) dolly with a "Kiss Me True" scalp, trimmed into a layered bob and over-dyed for depth. Tinsel's little Tin Man uniform is made by happibug as well, and features a stretchy silver metallic jumpsuit and hat with heart appliqu├ęs. Tinsel has had extensive carving, airbrushed make-up with hand-painted and chalk pastel details, four pairs of happibug's handpainted chips, airbrushed lids with a handpainted stitched heart, and custom pull charms. Tinsel is happibug custom #190. She was created with lots and lots of love and care, just for the attendees of Blythecon Seattle, and she is so excited to meet you! Please come see her at the raffle table, and come by and see me at my booth! Lots of love, happibug 

Thank you so much Lynne for this spectacular BlytheCon raffle donation!  We greatly appreciate your generosity, support, & the heart you have put into creating Tinsel for the Seattle BlytheCon!

You can find happibug at the following locations:   

happibug's etsy shop: dollicious
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dollicious
We are busy getting lots of helmets and some new dollies ready for Blythecon Seattle in August! I hope to see lots of you there! ♥ * at this time I
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happibug customs facebook page: Happibug Customs
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Happibug Customs
Custom Blythes since 2007
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Raffle Prize Spotlight: WellerMade

Next we have a beautiful Emerald green sweater created and donated by WellerMade.  This is perfect for Blythe in the Emerald City!  Thank you so much to Patty of WellerMade for your lovely donation to the Seattle BlytheCon raffle!  You can find WellerMade at the following site:



Raffle Prize Spotlight: Blythe Stole My Heart & Meester X collaboration

We would like to introduce our latest Custom Blythe donation, "This is Theodora."  This is a collaboration Custom Blythe doll by Blythe Stole My Heart & Meester X.  This beauty is based off of the Mila Kunis character from the movie Oz The Great and Powerful before she turns wicked. Theodora's amazing face up and carving has been done by the talented Blythe Stole My Heart. Notice the poppies in her eyes!  Her beautiful dress has been created by Meester X who also created the pattern.  One lucky attendee will be taking this wonderful Blythe home with them, good luck everyone!  Thank you so much to Maggie of Blythe Stole My Heart and to Stephen of Meester X for your great generosity & kindness!   You can find Blythe Stole My Heart & Meester X at the following locations:

Blythe Stole My Heart


Facebook:  Maggie Stimson

Meester X


This is Theodora


Theodora's Outfit
(Will also include striped tights & ruby red glitter boots)






Monday, July 28, 2014

Raffle Prize Spotlight: Annie's Wonderland

Here we have two beautiful donations by Annie's Wonderland.  The first donation created and donated by Annie's Wonderland is a gorgeous rainbow wool and mohair Sweet Babydoll Blythe sweater.  The second donation reminds me of the yellow brick road!  It is a pretty creamy color Blythe Sweet Babydoll sweater with orange and yellow dots.  It is also a mixture of wool and mohair.  Thank you so very much to Annie of Annie's Wonderland for your wonderful donations to the Seattle BlytheCon raffle.  You can find Annie's Wonderland at the following places:

Facebook:  Annie Dai

Pinterest:  Blythe by Annie Dai on Pinterest

Rainbow Sweet Babydoll Sweater by Annie Dai




Creamy Yellow Sweet Babydoll Sweater by Annie Dai



Vendor Interview- Vinyl Belly



1. Introduce yourself, who are you and where do you live?
My name is Yuki or AKA Killer Tomato, and I run "Vinyl Belly".  I'm a 3DCG Artist by day.  I grew up on Japan, lived in Vancouver for 13 years, and moved to San Francisco 2 years ago.  

2. What do you make for Blythe?

I make outfits and custom Blythe.  Lately I'm more getting into making Blythe size Venetian masks.  I love sculpting :)  

3. Where can we find your creations?

Facebook: 

Website (Need to update more often but...): 


Flickr: 



4. What are your main influences?

Hmmm, as far as Blythe-outfit-wise, Marie Antoinette?  Or anything I want to wear.    

5. How did you get started with Blythe dolls?
I saw a Blythe at a toy shop in Tokyo long time ago.  I thought $100 for a doll is crazy at the time so I didn't get it but kept on thinking about it.  One day I found one online and that did it.  

6. Do you collect anything else?

I collect vintage Licca.  I'm a big fan of 1st gen from 60's.  

7. What's one interesting fact we may not know about you?

I've been working on my own line of doll.  One is middle size BJD and there are few other projects I'm currently working on.  Once BC Seattle is over, I'd like to focus on finishing all of them so I can have an art show.  This and that in life takes so much time, so I really really want to concentrate on it!  

Raffle & Goody Bag Spotlight: Confetti by Lexi

Up next we have a very special donation by Confetti by Lexi.  Confetti by Lexi has begun a tradition of creating and donating Blythe sized magazines for the BlytheCon gift bags.  This will be the 3rd year in a row she has so generously donated to BlytheCon and created these wonderful mini Blythe magazines.  Confetti by Lexi is also donating two 8x11 inch prints to the raffle.  We would like to thank you so much Lexi for all of your time, hard work, & kindness!  Confetti by Lexi gets inspired by finding a local & popular magazine of the host city of BlytheCon. Then she creates a fabulous Blythe version of the local magazine & shrinks it down to fit into Blythes little hands.

This year we are so lucky that she has created a Blythe version of our local magazine the Stranger!  Lexi's daughter provided the fantastic artwork seen in the background, so we would like to also thank her for this amazing contribution!  We absolutely love how it turned out and we are extremely excited to be able to share this with all of you now.  

You can find Confetti by Lexi at the following sites:

Website:  confetti by lexi

Facebook:  confetti by lexi


So with out further ado, here is this years Confetti by Lexi magazine cover!  We would like to introduce Blythe, the Stranger magazine's front & back covers.


Blythe the Stranger Magazine
Front Cover


Blythe the Stranger Magazine
Back Cover



Sunday, July 27, 2014

Raffle Prize & Goody Bag Spotlight: Willow & Quail

We have some amazing donations for the raffle & the goody bags by Willow & Quail.  First, Willow & Quail has donated special gifts for every attendees goody bag be it a piece of Blythe jewelry, a magnet, or a Blythe size hanger.  Then as if that was not enough, Willow & Quail has also donated an absolutely beautiful dress set to the raffle!  One lucky person will go home with this set that includes a Dorothy inspired dress, hat, socks, ruby slips, ruby slipper necklace, hair ties, and a hand needle felted Toto dog that comes in his very own modern puppy tote!  A perfect tote for Toto!  As stated by Willow & Quail, "Toto also wears a tiny collar so that he can find his way home if the flying monkeys should carry him away."  The small tag on his collar says "Toto" and his tote also has a small tag that reads, "I heart Kansas."  Thank you so much to Jessi of Willow & Quail for everything you have done to help make this BlytheCon special for all who attend.   We are proud to say that Jessi is a local Blythe collector from WA and this will be her first BlytheCon.  

To quote Willow & Quail, "Dorothy and Toto aren't in Kansas anymore, but rather the rainy and mountainous Pacific Northwest! ...I've also included a small patch of the actual Yellow Brick Road, so that Dorothy and Toto can pretend they are back in Oz."

Did I forget to mention that this set comes with a piece of the actual yellow brick road!?!  Whoever wins this has a very Lucky Blythe doll!  You can find Willow & Quail at the following places:










Vendor Interview- Puppy52

 


 
1. Introduce yourself, who are you and where do you live?

Herro, I am Chun/puppy52, I'm a Singaporean Chinese currently living in Vancouver, Canada with my Husband and our two cats :D

2. What do you make for Blythe?

I enjoy making casual and girly clothing for Blythes, I love cute things and I hope the things I make are cute!
Some of my popular items were baby dol bib dresses, I get requested time to time thanks to some returning customers refering others to me (thank you!)
Blythe size Jeans which I am revisiting to bring back to Blythe Con Seattle :) 

3. Where can we find your creations?

I don't sell Blythe clothing as often as before, but my most of my work can be viewed via my flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/puppy52
and my website: http://puppy52dolls.com, twitter: puppy52, instagram: puppychun You can contact me for my e-mail and we can discuss in detail if I have time to re-make something. :)
 
 

4. What are your main influences?

I think I am influenced by actual human fashion, things which I think looks good and also clothing made by my fellow Blythe seamstresses - adding a touch of my own twist.
I like clean lines, well fitted outfits but that sometimes can mean my sewing need some wiggling to put onto the doll ^o^;

5. How did you get started with Blythe dolls?

I first came across blythe on a friend's xanga, the first couple images I saw was of an open head blythe! Imagine the horror I felt lol!
But eventually I saw that Blythe was a muse for my friends, and for many others around the world, and I was hooked before I know it!
I started making clothes for my first Blythe, after lots of trial and error I got to where I am.

6. Do you collect anything else?

I currently am collecting 60 cm Dollfie dream, by Volks Japan and just started a new obsession with Smart Doll (manual version) I make clothing for them more frequently.
I have a few other type of dolls which unfortunately I don't have time to create for. Also fabric, lots of fabric ^^;;;; I especially LOVE Japanese fabric with cute prints. But I have tried to slow down my purchases in recent years.

7. What's one interesting fact we may not know about you?

I have been drawing illustrations since my teens and have an art page http://puppy52art.com, I currently draw a running weekly comic strips heavily inspired by our cats for a Singapore chinese daily papers, and translate it to english on ginkoyoshi.com One more tibit: Despite the "puppy" in my usernames, I love cats, very very much :P
 
 

Raffle Prize Spotlight: Love Note Studios

We are very proud to introduce Jolie, our next beautiful custom Blythe doll donation!   She has been customized and donated by Love Note Studios.  One lucky BlytheCon attendee will click their ruby slippers three times, win her & get to take her home!  Thank you so much to Haley of Love Note Studios for your fabulous donation and incredible kindness!  You can find Love Note Studios at the following address:

Flickr:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/27536807@N03/

Website:  Love Note Custom Blythes





Raffle Prize Spotlight: Pomme-Pomme

Up next we have a gorgeous Blythe set by the amazing Pomme-Pomme.  This is an OOAK hankie dress with vintage lace shawl and matching floral crown.   Thank you so much to Fae of Pomme-Pomme for your beautiful donation.  You can find Pomme-Pomme at the following locations:

Etsy:  pommepomme by pommepomme on Etsy

Website:  pomme-pomme - cute couture for darling dollies



Friday, July 25, 2014

Raffle Prize Spotlight: Pistachio Libby

Is your Blythe a little Wicked Witch in need of a Flying Monkey?  Well you could be in luck! Pistachio Libby has generously donated the most adorable Flying Monkey to the Seattle BlytheCon raffle.  And there is no need to worry about how wild she is, because she comes in her very own little cage.  Thank you so much to Libby of Pistachio Libby for this fun & whimsical donation.  You can find Pistachio Libby at the following places:
      
Etsy:  Blythe Custom Doll Couture by PistachioLibby on Etsy

Facebook:  (1) Pistachio Doll Couture

Flickr:  Flickr: Libby Sherman-Kuhn's Photostream


"Don't make me call the flying monkeys!"  ~ The Wicked Witch



Vendor Interview- My Little Headcase

1. Introduce yourself, who are you and where do you live?
We are Nicole and Robert, My Little Headcase. I(Nicole) am mylittleheadcase on Etsy, Flickr and Facebook - blytherocks on Blythe Kingdom. We live in Fullerton, Southern California just north of Disneyland. Both of us are native Californians! 

2. What do you make for Blythe?
At My Little Headcase, we make high-end shelves, fashion, travel and display cases for Blythe. MLH products are designed with love to suit Kenner, ADG and Neo Blythe. They are made of metal - that is what we work with at our business www.fastfabonline.com. We plan on expanding our product line for every BlytheCon. So if you have any ideas, stop by our table and let us know. Robert loves to talk shop! 

3. Where can we find your creations?
You can find us in our Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyLittleHeadcase?ref=si_shop and also on Flickr: 
https://www.flickr.com/people/mylittleheadcase/. We are excited to have our handcrafted products in dolly homes in the UK, Pacific Northwest, East Coast, South West, Midwest and West Coast. MLH is looking forward to sharing our special product line and meeting you all in Seattle at our second BlytheCon!


4. What are your main influences? 
Art, music, nature, minimalist, modern and efficient design, random acts of kindness and generosity, talented friends/colleagues, made in the USA and each other! Robert is a mechanical engineer and has a never ending supply of ideas as well as hyper creativity. We work together in concept, design and manufacturing.  

5. How did you get started with Blythe dolls?
I discovered Blythe through Gina Garan‘s books,  Ebay and Etsy by doing searches for Blythe art. By chance, I came across the dolls and accessories. I took a long while(like a year) checking out the world of Tomy Takara, since I didn't realize Blythe was re-released before delving in and getting my first Blythe, CeCe, a Petit Dejeuner Champs Elysees for Christmas 2012.  The prices were a bit intimidating, the variety of models overwhelming and then there are the customs - Mon Dieu! Robert's Patricia Ruth Cake, (a.k.a. Patty Cake)a Punkaholic People, came three months later and they have been rolling in ever since. As of now....we are up to seven Neos, one Petite and five LPS Blythe!

6. Do you collect anything else?
We collect art. Currently, twelve pieces of our personal art collection are on display at the Fullerton Museum Center for the Melancholy Menagerie: A Gaze into the World of Big Eyes on exhibit until July 27thAlso, we have two Blythe dolls, CeCe and my Milky Robot - Iggy Hendrix at the FMC for over three months. Of course, we miss them, but are so happy they are introduced to the public in a fantastic display surrounded by all the greats including Dr. Blythenstein, Emma Mount and the fabulous Mab Graves! Here you can read a mention at HIGH*FRUCTOSE of the show's opening: http://hifructose.com/2014/05/06/opening-night-melancholy-menagerie-at-fullerton-museum/

We have a traditional Japanese garden landscape. This means we collect specific Japanese plants, trees, shrubs, granite landscape features and rocks. It is very beautiful and we enjoy it all year around. Being in Southern California is a challenge for some of the species - so a lot of attention goes into the sitting and care of the garden. 

Robert collects: vintage elves/pixies, vintage Volkswagen's, ukuleles, vintage motorcycles, bicycles, surfboards, LPs
Nicole collects: vintage Christmas, Monster High, pottery, Pinkie Cooper, plastic dinosaurs, Star Wars, hand carved Tiki gods  

7. What's one interesting fact we may not know about you?

Nicole on Robert: Robert has flown with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds in a F-16, been on three Discovery Channel television shows and is a recipient of a Boy Scout "Mentor" pin. Tremendous honors for our family. In his career span, he has worked on life-sized automated dinosaurs, watercraft, bicycles, motorcycles, automotive, signage, medical and now dolly products. Robert's work is featured in museums, universities, hospitals, stadiums, VW's, hot rods, choppers, mountain/bmx bikes, TV broadcasting, retail stores, and many many more....

Robert on Nicole: Nicole is a former U.S.A. Skeleton and Bobsled athlete, lived in France and was in a band in the 90's. She has worked in the beauty, fashion, music and closed captioning industries.

Raffle Prize Spotlight: Violet Pie

Up next we have a fabulous raffle prize by Violet Pie entitled "Pretty Turnips All in a Row."  Violet Pie has created a spectacular needle felt headband for Blythe.  Each individual turnip has it's own personality and will keep her new Blythe friend company on her journey back home from the Emerald City.  One lucky BlytheCon attendee will win this for their Blythe!  It could be you! Thank you so much to Jen of Violet Pie for creating this extraordinary & special prize for the Seattle BlytheCon raffle!  You can find Violet Pie at the following places:

Website:  Violetpie's Blog | "From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere" ~Dr Seuss  (www.violetpie.wordpress.com)

Shop: Jennifer Novack on Etsy  (www.violetpi.etsy.com)



Raffle Prize Spotlight: Abigail's Knits

Here we have a beautiful hand knit Blythe outfit set by Abigail's Knits.  The outfit consist of a hat and dress created out of wool yarn with cute little Poppy flowers as accents.  To quote Abigail's Knits, "The colors reminded me of Dorothy's dress."  Thank you so much Abigail of Abigail's Knits for this wonderful donation.  You can find Abigail's Knits at the following address:


Website:   Abigail's Knits



Raffle Prize & Goody Bag Spotlight: Button Arcade

We are happy to present Button Arcade as our next featured donor and she is contributing to not only the raffle, but the goody bags as well!  First Button Arcade has created a wonderful Wizard of Oz inspired dress entitled, "I'm Outta Here" for the Seattle BlytheCon raffle.  Next Button Arcade has donated "Which Witch is Which?" buttons to the goody bags.  Thank you to Kyle of Button Arcade for your fabulous donations to both the raffle & the goody bags!  You can find Button Arcade at the following places:

Website:   buttonarcade.com

Etsy:  Hello friend by buttonarcade on Etsy

Flickr:  Flickr: Button Arcade's Photostream

Facebook:  (1) Button Arcade

I'm Outta Here



Which Witch is Which?





Raffle Prize Spotlight: Dollymix

Move over Cowardly Lion, there are some new cats in town!  Our next raffle prizes are created & donated by Dollymix.  First is a pretty dress set consisting of an OOAK hand felted angora and wool mix helmet, as well as a Ramses the grey cat dress. Second, is a Miauwww miauwww dress.  Thank you so much to Gema of Dollymix for your lovely donations.  You can find Dollymix at the following Link:  


Website:  Dollymix  (www.dollymix.nl)



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Raffle Prize Spotlight: Rachel K Custom Blythe Dolls

We are excited to introduce Callie!  She is our next and very special custom Blythe doll donated by Rachel K Custom Dolls.  Callie's Hair and eyes are as blue as the sky where rainbows live! She was originally a Simply Sparkly Spark kind of a girl until Rachel K Custom Dolls took her in and worked her magic.  Now she is a beautiful, one of a kind creation that one lucky Seattle BlytheCon attendee gets to take home!  She has two pairs of custom eyes by Rachel K Custom Dolls and will come with her very own custom carrying case.  She will also be accompanied by her Flying Monkey companion & best friend!  Thank you so much Rachel for this fabulous donation!  We are so grateful to you for your amazing generosity & kindness!  You can find Rachel K Custom Dolls by just following the link below:

Website  



CALLIE






Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Raffle Prize Spotlight: Between The Buttons & Pullstring Lane

Are your Blythes ready to experience all that Seattle has to offer at this years BlytheCon?  Well then you will absolutely love our next raffle prize donations by Between the Buttons & Pullstring Lane. 

You can find Between The Buttons & Pullstring Lane at the following locations:

Between The Buttons:  

Pullstring Lane:   


 First, we would like to introduce the amazing Sightseeing in Seattle outfit set from Between the Buttons.  This set has everything your Blythe will need to explore the Emerald City.  First she will be looking ever so stylish in her blue gingham skirt & white top with coordinating purse. There is a Blythe size map, a tour book, & Seattle magazine for her to use while she explores. Between the Buttons has donated 3 Sightseeing in Seattle sets to the raffle!

Sightseeing In Seattle Set


                        



Is your Blythe excited to take in the Seattle music scene?  Then Pullstring Lane's 1990's Grunge Grrl outfit set would be perfect for her!  This set pays homage to all of the great bands & music that came out of Seattle in the 1990s with a Nirvana tee, denim skirt, plaid shirt, leather black boots, knit stocking cap, & black messenger bag with buttons.  To accompany this amazing set are wonderful Blythe size albums and magazines featuring all the Grunge bands we know & love.

1990's Grunge Grrl Set

                       


      

            
                                       
                      


Last, but definitely not least, Lala of Between the Buttons & Pullstring Lane has created some amazing gifts for every Seattle BlytheCon attendees goody bag!  Lala has put together a Pullstring Zine (BlytheCon Seattle edition) that features interviews with Blythe collectors & artist, Blythe articles, BlytheCon memory fill ins, games, adverts & much more!  She has also created Blythe sized zines for everyone's Blythes!  To top it off you will also be getting a Blythe size Pullstring Lane shopping bag!  Can I just say, Lala, you Rock!  Thank you so much to Lala of Between the Buttons & Pullstring Lane for your extremely generous donations.  Thank you for all of the time, hard work, & care that you have put into everything you have made for us!

Pullstring Lane Zine (BlytheCon Seattle Edition)