I’m the Doctor

Ellis isn’t actually the Doctor, but she looks like it in this awesome scarf!

Ravelry Blythe Swap goodies!

The Ravelry swap I participated in last month was just as awesome as the other swaps I’ve done recently. My swap gifter sent me a TON of stuff!

Ravelry Blythe Swap goodies!

Look at all of it! Woot!

I love this little shrug – it’s so cute and it goes with so many of the items in my Blythe closet.

Ravelry Blythe Swap goodies!

Here’s Ellis, reveling in all the Ravelry goodness with a couple of my gnomes.

Ellis chillin' with her gnomies

Thanks so much, Squishy10!

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A-line grey-line

I decided after knitting my first skirt for Blythe that I would also try a longer version, since the first one was pretty mini. This is the result:

Knee-Length Skirt for Blythe

I really like the way it turned out! It falls just above the knee and is a little more modest than the mini-skirt design.

Knee-Length Skirt for Blythe

I meant to add some embroidery to this one as an embellishment, but then forgot to actually do so. D’oh! I’ll make time to do that at some point.

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skirting the issue

I’ve been making some more skirts for Blythe, and these are the latest two I’ve completed. First we have the Sugar Buzz Skirt:

Sugar Buzz Skirt for Blythe

I really love the way the pattern on this one worked out. The yarn is variegated so I never know exactly what it’ll look like knitted up. I think that the blue and pink colors work really well with the almost camo-esque pattern – it’s totally eighties, dude!

Then, the Pez Skirt:

Pez Skirt for Blythe

I used variegated yarns for this one – one that is mostly orange and pink and another that is mostly green. I love the way the stripes turned out! I wasn’t sure if they’d be too wide (these yarns are slightly heavier than I use for most Blythe stuff) but they worked out quite nicely. Eventually I will sit down and figure out vertical stripes.

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bees knees

I was out photographing Ellis the other day and suddenly Karl pointed out that there was a bee about an inch from my hand, in the hyssop.

bee in the hyssop

I haven’t had quite as much time to spend standing still in the gardens this year (chasing after Coraline has cut down on quite moments overall) so I was really happy to see this.

bee in the hyssop

Go, pollinator, go!

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beady-beady-beady

Karl got bit by the craft bug! He picked up some perler beads from work recently and made some really cool things from them.

Ellis is showing off some neat creations

Here’s Ellis showing off a few of them. Pretty sweet, eh?

They can be used as coasters or magnets or keychains or whatever – I think he’s going to pick up some magnet tape since we currently have plenty of coasters, and a lot of our magnets are boring freebies from the plumber and so forth.

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Fez

Inspired by the Doctor, I wanted to try making a fez for Blythe. It turned out a bit too big, and I’m not 100% happy with the shape – I’ll revamp the pattern before making another attempt – but it’s okay for a first try.

fez test - a bit too big for Blythe

Clearly it needs to be smaller and a bit less wide at the bottom to be a proper fez shape. As it is, it sort of reminds me of a forties (?) winter hat that I can’t think of the name for.

fez test - a bit too big for Blythe

Pretty soon here I’ll give it another shot.

fez test - a bit too big for Blythe

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Sable

My goal for this dress was to make one that would suit a variety of colors so I could use a couple different belts with it.

Sable Dress for Blythe

I think it worked quite well.

Sable Dress for Blythe

I was also happy to see that I had coordinating headbands for each of the three ribbon colors I chose. Thanks, Jenny! (maker of said awesome headbands.)

Sable Dress for Blythe

I also really like the look of this dress without a belt – it is in my favorite color, of course.

Sable Dress for Blythe

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Wild Cherry Hat

I haven’t made many Blythe hats yet, but I got inspired last week to make up a pattern and it worked out on the first try!

Ellis in the Wild Cherry Hat

This is more gorgeous yarn from E – the same as that from which I made the Graham Sweater.

Ellis in the Wild Cherry Hat

I’m quite pleased with the fit of this hat – so much so that I’m keeping this hat for myself. I love the way Ellis’ hair works perfectly with it, too.

Ellis in the Wild Cherry Hat

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Poesy

Over the weekend I made another Blythe dress expressing my desire to see spring begin.

Ellis models the Poesy Dress for Blythe

Happy pink flowers! I’ve been experimenting more with layering trim at the hem and I’m quite pleased with how this turned out.

Ellis models the Poesy Dress for Blythe

I’m also happy with how the skirt fabric worked out at the center of the dress – I wasn’t sure about the fold I made, but it turned out just as I planned.

Ellis models the Poesy Dress for Blythe

And because it’s difficult to resist, a parting BT shot.

Ellis' BT charm

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Sunspot

Brodie has always enjoyed the sun. He’ll find any spot where the sun is shining and sit or lie down there.When I had finished organizing in the library earlier this week, he took full advantage of the sunny spot on the area rug.

Brodie

Brodie

Of course he gets sleepy when it’s so nice and warm.

Brodie

It was so funny – I had just finished taking some photos of Ellis and then moved a little to get some of Brodie, and he kept looking over his shoulder at her. Maybe he is creeped out by Blythe like some people are. I have to admit, in this shot, she does look a little nefarious.

Brodie looking at Ellis

Brodie

Aww! So sweepy.

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