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How to open a Blythe doll's head radiance mold

One of the first things I do when getting a new Blythe doll is open her head and make a few changes. It can be intimidating at first, but it’s actually quite easy once you know what to do. Continue reading


Blythe Winterish Allure doll in box

My newest Blythe doll, Winterish Allure, arrived today. The timing was perfect, it was snowing outside and most definitely a winter day! Winterish Allure is the December 2015 release and wears a traditional Russian folk costume. Continue reading

Herself the Elf & Friends

Herself the Elf originally started out as a drawing on greetings cards in 1982. Like Strawberry Shortcake, the Care Bears, and other toy lines inspired by greeting card illustrations, the elves soon appeared as dolls, toys, and in an animated TV special. Herself and her friends, Meadow Morn, Woodpink, Snowdrop, and Willow Song, each came with a hair accessory, pixie comb, wand, and a piece of jewelry. Continue reading

Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Happy Home

The Berry Happy Home dollhouse came out in 1983 and was a place where Strawberry Shortcake and her friends could live and play. It had six charming rooms and lots of intricate details.

The furniture for each room was sold separately and was incredibly detailed, with lots of moving parts for realistic play and strawberry and plant-themed motifs in every piece.

We’ve added a photo tour of the home to our website, come take the tour!
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Sugar Coated Ever After High Dolls

I recently added three new dolls to my Ever After High collection, they’re the Sugar Coated versions of Holly O’Hair, Cedar Wood, and Madeline Hatter. Each doll wears a sweets-themed outfit and comes with a sweet treat and kitchen accessory. Continue reading

Sugar Coated Class Ginger Breadhouse Playset

The newest toy in my collection is the Sugar Coated Class playset for Ever After High dolls, which comes with a Ginger Breadhouse doll and lots of fun kitchen accessories. The Sugar Coated version of Ginger Breadhouse has lots of sweet candy details and the playset itself is charming for play or just for a way to display your dolls. Continue reading

Postage stamp magazine feature

One of my handmade soldered glass postage stamp necklaces was recently featured in an issue of the Hungarian magazine Világunk és értékeink (Our World and Values).

The necklace is made from a vintage postage stamp with roses on it, and is showcased in a soldered pendant made with glass salvaged from a broken window. Continue reading

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