Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Meet Brigitte! My First Customized Blythe Doll

I saw Blythe dolls online and I was mesmerized instantly.  I decided to order one - which turned into 2!  I decided to try this first customizing of Blythe dolls and here's my result:
Remember what she looked like before I re designed her? Here's her Ebay  picture below...
She now has platinum alpaca hair and new eyelashes.  I carved her nose, lips, chin.   I reapplied makeup and added freckles.
Eyeshadow too.
Brigitte is inspecting the dollhouse! She's 12 inches (30.48 cm) tall.
I made her shabby chic overalls.  I decided to hold the doll so you could see her size.
**The white pearl bracelet I'm wearing is a gift from Simona of http://softandmalleable.blogspot.com/ !  Thank you Simona!! I love your gift! ♥ That was such a sweet gesture! hugs :)
I made Brigitte a crown so she can be a princess!
There are 2 little back pockets on her overalls. I added a 2nd pull string to give her sleepy eyes.
This Blythe wears ballet slippers I painted with roses and pink dots.
I had a lot of fun making her! I can't wait to do the next one.
 
*Update: Brigitte already found a home. Her new Mom Myrna has a shabby chic house waiting for her!
hugs♥,


27 comments:

  1. Hi Caroline! Your Blythe Makeover is EXTRAORDINARY!!! One would think that you have been customizing dolls for years! Such beautiful hair and eyes and my favorite feature... the freckles! :D
    The way that you have dressed her is with the overalls and a crown and ballet slippers, well all I can say is the clothes capture all of this doll's personality and charm.
    5 out of 5 STARS Caroline!

    elizabeth

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth! You are so sweet!
      hugs♥

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  2. Beautiful!, lovely.
    A big kiss.

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  3. you actually made her nose? I didnt know you could do that. she turned out great Caroline I can't wait to see how the other one turns out

    Hugs
    Marisa

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    1. Once you sand off the shine it's really easy to re do her features. For the nose I sanded it to a different shape and also Carved her nostrils and around the outside of her nose. Who knew plastic could be so easily reworked!
      hugs♥

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  4. Oh my God!!! I'm sooooooo happy that you have started making Blythe dolls!!! I wanted to buy a doll for a while now and I wasn't sure about which doll to get but now that you are making Blythe dolls I'm going to keep my eyes open on your dolls!! She is absolutely gorgeous and I couldn't believe at the transformation!!! The before and after pictures are crazy...it doesn't even look the same doll!! I'm sure she is happy of this fantastic make over....you gave her a new life and a wonderful new face and clothing.
    ........... I blushed when I saw my name on your blog....I noticed the bracelet but I wasn't expecting to see my name..... I'll silently go away now.... :) :)

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  5. This makeover is extraordinary, Caroline, what a change on this dolls. She is completely unrecognizable........in a very positive way :D!
    But you wrote that you 'carved' her face?? Is that possible with these kind of dolls (I hope you still know you that I am not familiar with this kind of dolls), so carving.....you mean with a knife, or something? Wow, you can't see it on the pictures, that is incredible work!
    She looks awesome in her new clothes and her new home: great work!!
    Hugs, Ilona

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    1. I sanded the glossy shine off. Then the plastic underneath is very easy to carve and sand. I used Exacto knives(sharp little blade knives). Also sandpaper easily reshapes the features. It's really fun! ♥♥♥

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  6. She is absolutly wonderful and I hope she will find a good mother !
    Have a beautiful day !
    Hugs
    Agnès

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  7. You never cease to amaze me Caroline. Beautiful work! I love her new look. Ps. I want my new blogger name to be glamorous time traveler! Lol

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    1. The new name is FABULOUS!!! I love the photo too. It's all very glamorous- you're right!
      hugs♥

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  8. U never cease to amaze me. I love her new look. She's beautiful!

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  9. Really stunning work on this doll! The freckles and blush on her skin makes her look so warm to the touch!

    Of course her clothing style is just magic as well, working magic with your many hats has astounded again lady! Superb!
    Hugs~J

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  10. Ha quedado preciosa, menudo cambio le has dado. Me encanta su pelo, es algo que también tengo que hacerle a la mía. La corona es de lo mas original.

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  11. Now she is wonderful. I like her look.

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  12. What a wonderful transformation! Brigitte is so beautiful now. I love the eye shadow too!
    This is definitely a Cinderella Moment!!!

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  13. Чудесное перевоплощение! Получилась прекрасная принцесса. Прямо сказка о золушке. А вы добрая фея!! Очень красиво! Восхитительно!
    Обнимаю
    Татьяна

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  14. I can't believe it.........she is already gone!!! Sold!!!! I knew it....she was too beautiful to be staying too long with you and the price, I think, was just great!!! Well done Caroline!!!

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  15. Wonderful transformation, Caroline! It's no wonder she's already gone! xo Jennifer

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  16. Wow! I can't believe you made that. The makeover is truly extraordinary! I'm too afraid to start carving in my doll =) I can't believe this is your first try!! How?! Your just great at this too =) Hope there will be many more Blythes frome you, I really look forward to see more!
    Hannah

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  17. Sorry ben zelf druk bezig met drie schilderijen en ook nog een beetje genieten van het mooie weer daarom niet zo veel reacties maar wat ik bekeken heb wouw heel mooi ziet het er uit en wat een metamorfose met die pop zeg lieve groetjes Daniëlle

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  18. Wow she is gorgeous. Like Ilona I don't know these dolls but you done a fantastic job on her. I love the cute freckles.
    Hugs Maria

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  19. Hi Caroline, I love what you have done to her...she is adorable! You really did a good job with her. I bought 2 Blythe dolls and have yet to work on them...I have hesitated because I have never done it before. But now I am inspired! Hope you are having a lovely summer!
    Blessings,
    Debbie
    Ribbonwood Cottage

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  20. What a transformation! Love the overalls with the lace trim at the top, the hair and the crown. The white and cream color scheme goes well with your style and with the pretty eyeshadow. :)

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  21. It's amazing what you can do with a Blythe doll, I'm stunned. I love what the doll has become.
    Geneviève

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