I recently finished knitting up another Love Sweater for Middie Blythe and made a little video to show how it looks on the doll.
One of the recipients of my pay-it-forward a few months ago sent me a lovely surprise! Thanks, Robyn!
The July theme for the Blythe Swap Group was Beach Party, and my swap partner Rebecca and I both had a lot of fun with the theme!
We each had our own variations on the theme. For her, it was a summer festival sort of feel, and for me, a garden beach party.
Here’s what I sent to her:
And what she sent to me:
Elizabeth sent me a sweet surprise package!
I made a video of knitting a hat for Middie Blythe. It’s just me knitting!
This morning I did the drawings (actually random number generators) for the nine dresses I posted as a pay-it-forward. I’ve noted here where the person commented, as there were comments on a couple of the places this posted (all entries were weighted evenly).
And the winners are:
- A (green dress) – Sal Dean (Facebook)
- B (pink floral hankie dress) – Donna Hyland Tkachuk (Facebook)
- C (pink knits dress) – Julieta A (Youtube)
- D (floral top dress) – Mandy Riggs (blog)
- E (sweater top dress) – Elisia Von Finsterwald (Facebook)
- F (faux suede top dress) – Pipa V (Youtube)
- G (brown dress) – Colleen Vaught (Facebook)
- H (apron dress) – Heather Roy (Facebook)
- I (floral under pink dress) – Robyn McMurry (blog)
Congratulations, folks! If you are a winner, please contact me with your shipping info! 🙂
I finally got up the gumption to change out some eye chips for the first time. It went pretty well!
I’m pleased with the results:
It’s a new pattern!
Another coat, this time with a more a-line shape and some strategically placed rows of garter stitch to emphasize the princess style. It’s worked all in one piece – the body worked flat and the sleeves picked up and worked in the round – and requires NO SEAMING (and everyone rejoices!).
It’s time for a Blythe pay-it-forward!
I’ve been making dresses just for funsies, and now I’m giving them away in a pay-it-forward. Check out the Blythe Pay-it-forward group.
Leave a comment with your name and the one(s) you’d like to win – I’ll do a random drawing for each dress. Let me know what you like about it/them! I’ll do the drawing on Sunday, July 8. Shipping is on me, and international is just fine.
May’s Blythe Swap theme was Raindrops and Umbrellas – perfect for spring here in North America. I swapped with Carrie, who is an awesome swap partner (we’ve swapped before), so I was really excited. We both agreed that things that are garden-related fit right into this theme as well.
I received such an amazing package! Carrie included outfits for both Neo and Middie Blythe, as well as a bunch of cute accoutrements and even furniture!
I also had a lot of fun making things for Carrie. I had found some vintage hankies and scarves at recent estate sales, so I used those to make some of the dresses I sent. Of course I also made some handknits!