What have I got myself into. I think making a dreamharp has given me the impression that I can do anything. At least with the dreamharp I had guidance!
There are two things (ok I have others) in my life that I am currently enjoying: my Blythe Dolls; and my Artistic Doll Swap. After playing around with altering a Barbie doll for the last swap, I thought, this would be cool to do for real. I went on line and look at dolls and doll parts like the Ooak Obitsu dolls. I have purchased the necessary items to create a doll. The face of this doll however has no eye holes so I will be painting them on. It also has a wig that fits snugly so I don't need to hand stitch the hair onto a scalp.
You would think that would be enough of a challenge and that I would give it a try first before moving on to something harder. I probably would have but I am still waiting for parts to arrive, so in my spare time I was looking at more Blythe things on the internet. I found out bits of information all over the place on how to customise your Blythe doll. Yep you guessed it, I have gone out and ordered the necessary items for doing this.
At first I thought of making her from scratch but realised it would be easier to work on an already made doll. I am not so stupid however that I am going to try it on one of my current dolls. I managed to find someone on ebay who sells the dolls nude, direct from the factory so she is still a genuine Blythe doll. Though in hindsight, thanks to the cost of postage, it would have been cheaper to buy a Simply Mango Blythe doll with free shipping.
Unlike the Obitsu I will be working on, in order to do new hair, I will be hand stitching it. The eyes are also movable and I have bought new eye chips. I am thinking of sanding her face as well to make her less shiny. At least the makeup can be done using chalks, which luckily I already have.
I am super excited and super scared about customising a Blythe doll. I want to have all the parts now and get started yesterday. Hmmm now what to make her. I am thinking a fairy or an elf. I may even put a tiny jewel on her eyelid. Oh the options are endless.