As much as I love not spending time dealing with snow during the warmer months in Michigan, sometimes I do love thinking about cold snowy days when it’s 80F+ and it’s too humid to feel cozy. That inspired this Big Love Sweater for Blythe, which has a cozy ribbed turtleneck and is slightly oversized for getting that snug as a bug in a rug feeling.
This is another super quick to make sweater for Blythe. I just can’t get over how quickly it goes with fingering weight yarn!
The latest Blythe swap theme was Blythe is a Bookworm. What a perfect theme for me! I had a lot in common with my partner, also a librarian, and also a fan of Harry Potter and lots of other reading things. Here’s a peek at what I sent:
I made some dresses and a sweater for Kate’s Blythes:
Doesn’t this sweater seem like something Molly Weasley would wear? #goals
And I made the tiniest cross stitch ever, on 28 count fabric.
Amiibo figure for scale (figure is 2″ high).
I’m still shaking my head at my hubris taking on a project on this tiny scale. I now own a magnifier, though, so that should be useful for future miniature crafts. And I’m so pleased with how it turned out, so it was super worth it.
AND, here’s what I received!
Thanks so much, Kate! This was such a fun swap!
Badass women will always be my fave, and I designed a sweater to give Blythe the ability to advertise her own eff yeah feminism (I would SO wear this if I was patient enough to make it in my size!).
Or cat dudes! Do you love cats? Or maybe even just the cute cats of the internet?
This sweater is so easy to knit up – it’s super quick with the fingering weight yarn and the stranded cat motif is charted to make working it a snap. It’s designed to fit Blythe but may fit other dolls with similar bodies.
I rearranged my miniatures and thought I’d show a quick look at them. There’s also a view of my Blythe furniture collection, which needs to be rearranged but hasn’t been yet. 🙂
What minis do you have? I’d love to see!
The Movie Magic Blythe Swap just wrapped up (for me)! I had a ton of fun creating a package for my partner based on her favorite movies, and I received a super great package in return!
Here’s what I sent:
And what I received!
Many thanks to Laura for being a great swap partner! 😀
I received a surprise package! And it’s awesome!
Hello, Cutie! Adventures in Cute Culture by Pamela Klaffke
As you have probably gathered, cute things are fully within my area of interest. And you know that the first thing I did with this book was flip through to see if Blythe was included. Good news! She’s first mentioned on page 17, and Klaffke is clearly a fan, too. She writes about finding Blythe forums online, which fed her enthusiasm for the doll. I turned the page and there’s a photo of several of the Blythe enthusiasts I follow! How cool! She goes on to write about meeting up with Blythe folks in her area and the things that make Blythe cute. There are a few short digressions into Forum Drama, which feel a little out of place amidst the book’s general tone of positivity, but mostly it’s about why people love Blythe and other cute things. Throughout the book, short features highlight people who make or collect cute things. The whole thing is really a celebration of cute things and an exploration into why we love them. It was published in 2012, so sadly a lot of the online links included are either gone or out of date (many of the blogs, for example, have been abandoned in the intervening years) but many of them will still lead to further information.
One of the items I made for the most recent Blythe Swap was a burlap ribbon tote bag. It was super easy and several people asked me about it, so I made a video showing just how I did it.
If you make one, please share a photo! 🙂