Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I'm excited! I just submitted my entry for the Blythe Photo Challenge. It's a group over on Flickr. Each month a subject is announced, and you have until the end of the month to submit your photo. April's subject was "Up Close and Personal". I, of course waited till the very last minute and almost didn't make it. I made that little butterfly with polymer clay last night and painted it this morning. I always tell myself that I work better under pressure, it sounds much better than "Hi my name is Jenny and I am a procrastinator!" Next month will be different I hope.
There are a lot of photo challenges on Flickr ranging from 365 Days of Blythe , A Doll A Day, 52 Weeks of Blythe and more but this one is monthly and more my speed. This should help me work my way up to the bigger challenges one day.
While the other challenges are personal accomplishments, The Blythe Photo Challenge also has prizes! They are being donated by individual artists that create things for Blythe dolls and next month I will be donating a necklace. I'm waiting to see what the subject is to see if there is a specific necklace I will send or I may even come up with something new.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
My friend Melissa of Honeythorpe Studio makes the cutest dresses for Blythe and BJD dolls. BJD stands for ball jointed dolls and I find I'm falling in love with them too. For me, it's the tiny ones that call to me and especially Melissa's little cutie Aoife. She has so much personality! God help me! Aoife is a Pukifee made by Fairyland and she's about 6 inches tall, that's half the size of Blythe dolls.
Having recently sewn my first Blythe dress, I have much appreciation for Melissa's sewing skills. Her dresses are beautiful and carefully made, I just love her fabric choices! Right now her best selling dresses are for the tiny BJD's, and I can't imagine sewing something so small. I have two dresses she's made in Blythe size and I love them. The above picture shows Jesse and Pepper modeling them.
Melissa lives in New Zealand, and we keep in touch regularly. We actually met through Etsy. I had a PIF (Pay It Forward) necklace in the shop and Melissa was the one who snapped it up. I think that PIF worked its wonders for the both of us, we have become great friends!
Be sure to check out her Etsy shop and blog, and to follow Aoife's adventures don't miss her on Flickr!