Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My next Project: Blythe Dollhouse

I'm working on a 1/6 scale dollhouse for those cute Blythe dolls.  Blythes are about 12 inches tall. They have eyes that can change colors by pulling a string in the back of their heads.
My first order of business was ordering a Blythe. I first bought a clone from Thailand.
I thought she would look cheap. But when she arrived I was pleasantly surprised. I just added some lighter pink hair to the front of her head.  Here's a before picture below.  Clone Blythe knees don't really bend much.  This sitting one above has a body from a factory Blythe.
She was missing some hair in the front!  I took some pink extensions and added some holes in her scalp. 
I also tried out a chair.
And a mantel. 

  I wanted to try to customize the face of this doll. But my sister wouldn't let me! So I bought another Blythe on Ebay.  
This one was $15. She had her hair chopped off and someone had already done her sleepy eyes(the eyes can stay closed). She is a factory Blythe. That is the body I used for the second picture with the doll sitting.
This one I did customize!  I have her face already carved and reapplied makeup. Now I'm working on her hair. 
And the dollhouse is almost done!


  1. much work! but certainly we'd stop with mouth open, always do a great job. I cant wait to see it all!

  2. You know Caroline, there is just Something Special about Blythe dolls. I too have been charmed by their big eyes and big heads. I love what you did with the copy cat's hair. It looks just like it has always been that way. Good job! I think that you project will be a nice little break as well as a new kind of challenge. I am looking forward to seeing it all develop.


  3. Oh It´s so nice reading and see pictures of your blythe =) I am waiting on my first blythe doll that also is a copy but I think it will be pretty anyway. Mine has also pink hair, and so do I =) So it will look a little bit like me. You did a great job with the hair! It will be so fun to see what els you do with them! Take care! Hugs Anna- annasminiatures.blogspot.com

  4. The Blythe dolls with their big eyes and innocent expression are adorable. I am sure you'll have fun
    working on a smaller scale house. It will be interesting, as always, to follow your fantastic work.
    Hugs, Drora

  5. I'm glad to read you are working with Blythes and 1:6 scale =) I recently bought my first Blythe, but I didn't plan on making a house for her, I thought it would take to much space, but we will have to wait and see, I might get really inspired by you now.. ;)
    I'm looking forward on seeing more of this later =)

  6. Congrats on your new dolls, I really like what you did with her hair she looks pretty. I want an SDink doll they are so expensive but I love them so much :(


  7. A special project. The chair is beautiful. I'm curious to see more.

  8. I can't wait to see your new project! I've seen those Blythe dolls on Pinterest and think they're so cute! They're like innocent looking Bratz dolls with those big eyes:)

  9. Hi Caroline! Personally I am not familiar with this kind of dolls. But I love what you did with the hair of this doll, it looks much better now :D! I am curious to see how you will develop this new project, the chair and the mantel are real Caroline creations, they look great ;)!
    Hugs, Ilona

  10. Genial este nuevo proyecto. Yo también tengo un clon de Blythe y he empezado a personalizarla, tal vez también le haga una pequeña escena. Espero sus progresos.

  11. Your dolls look so cute. I love what you did to her hair. I am sure you will have great fun. I love the chair and mantle. There is a surprise for you on my blog.
    Hugs Maria

  12. I know your work will be wonderful and in 1:6 oh the wonders you can fill it with in a grand space!

    The chair and mantle look amazing! I know the completed work will be magic!

  13. Son unas muñequitas preciosas y tú las has mejorado mucho más.
    Estoy deseando ver la nueva casa terminada.
    Un abrazo.

  14. Hi Caroline! Now I'm excited to see both the dollhouse AND the doll! LOL I love what you did with the hair on the first doll, and your 1:6 furniture looks as lovely as your 1:12 furniture. Looks like you've been having a lot of fun! xo Jennifer

  15. Hello Caroline,
    I just found your blog while I was surfing on the web. I have some Blythes too and I think that you really did a great job with your doll's hair. I really love your work and will come back soon on your blog.
    Have a great week-end.


  16. Congratulations on your publications in the magazines!
    You did an amazing job with the doll and you took gorgeous photos of her. I must say that I'm not always a fan of Blythe dolls, I tend to find that they have big heads. However yours is really gorgeous and reflects your style. I love he hair style. I can't wait to see more of the furniture you're going to make for her.

  17. Designing for a doll is so much fun! You can personalize everything! I am still trying to find the perfect doll for my dollhouse. Love the chandelier with shade.

  18. Congratulations on your new project. Your dolls are adorable. Just can't wait to see their house! The chair you made looks great. -Greetings, piikko :)

  19. You did a wonderful transformation of the doll by adding more hair. You are very clever to know how. She looks so sweet. I look forward to seeing the house.