Wednesday, 22 September 2010

I made an Etsy treasury :D

My first one :D This is a sneaky peak, you have to visit the page to see them all ;)

Since I've now been featured in a few I thought I would spread the love and do one of my own.

It was quite fun! NaughtyPixie's choice, all red and mushroomy :D

A little gnome in the garden.

When I saw these giant mushrooms in mum's garden I knew I had to get a shot of Pixie sat on them. They could be toadstools, I'm not sure what the difference is and whether one is poisonous and not the other but I didn't eat them and washed my hands after the photos lol.

I've finished my latest work project so I'm back to dolly dresses, the total is slowly creeping up.

An "Attic" dress and a mushroom dress today :D

The next few months are going to be hectic, Blythecon on the 2nd October with just over a week left to prepare my stall. Ponycon on the 22nd October, 3 weeks to prepare my stall. Then a craft fair on the 20th of November so 4 weeks to prepare. Not to mention real work and social events to fit around it all, I think I'll just about manage.



Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Finally finished! And a car boot find :D

I have finally finished that blasted "Ornithology" collection I started months ago.

I had planned to list them all at once but I was so SLOW I've sold half of them already.

With Blythecon UK approaching and the need for stall stock, not to mention the fact that I had started and just about finished another collection entirely, I thought it was about time I finished.

So, 27 dresses later (27!! what was I thinking?) here it is! I was so inspired and proud of this collection when I started and one or two of them I think work really well. The next collection "Stitched by Pixies" is only 18 dresses and much more varied design wise so it's kept me inspired and interested all the way through. Incidentally, lol that collection was finished at the same time lol. A lot of these are sold already but the rest will be at Blythecon UK and the remainder will be back on Etsy, possibly in a sale.


I picked up this cute little locker for 50p on saturday. I didn't even pause to think if I wanted it or not at that price. It's real metal but none of my girls are into pink (yet).

I thought someone in the community might like it or perhaps I could paint it.

BUT! I decided it would make a PERFECT toy cupboard :D

One day I want a dolls house, I've been getting inspired looking through Flickr and browsing ebay for Sindy houses. One day.

Monday, 20 September 2010

My dream girls.

My Blythe itch seems to take about 2 or 3 months to resurface after adding a new doll to the family.
The addition of these dolls would make my perfect Blythe family, not too big not too small.

In no particular order:

#1} is a Raven haired Kenner (of course, I'm sure every Blythe fan's dream). She would be my Wednesday Addams girl and occasional mini me :D

#2} ADG Pleasant Peasant. I would love a blonde girl, to dress up girly, wear pink and bake cupcakes. I'd go for ADG to complete the collection, I have a CCE so thought it would be interesting.

#3} Dear Lele Girl. I just love her to bits! She is so beautiful, I love her stock, she'd fit in well with Forest and Mervin and I just love her crafty story and aesthetic.

#4} Gentle River. AAAAAAARG! She is just too beautiful for words. Before I even owned a Blythe I wanted her. I love that she is a beauty competition winner, designed by fans :D Everything about her is perfect, her face, hair, stock, box, story, name, just everything.

Thankfully no new Blythes are tickling my fancy, just for fun I would add Precocious Candy's Mush Room to the list as I love her hair, box, story and outfit. But Pixie is enough red head for now lol.

I finished customising the Barbie carry case I bought for 50p a while ago. I bought some Plasticote clear sealant to finish the red spray paint with. What a waste of time, I promptly scratched it. I'm sure it was sturdy enough before the sealant.

I love the "I play with dolls" decal though, I want to stick them on everything :D

I plan on making a liner for it, like a sleeping bag to protect the dolls, it fits 3 :D I'd also like to make little drawers to put in the storage compartments so that all the stuff doesn't fall out when you open it. But for now it looks good from the outside :D

Pixie is posing for size comparison.

Today is my Birthday :D so I am off to indulge myself in some dolly dressmaking.



Sunday, 19 September 2010

Blythe shopping directory blog feature.

I came home from the work tour to find a message on Etsy asking to use one of my photos on a blog feature.
The Blythe Shopping Directory regularly features and reviews sellers and crafters of Blythe goodies. This month they are focusing on Blythecon UK and posting about the stallholders that will be attending.

I was very honoured to see a lovely little piece about NaughtyPixie :D

I gave NaughtyPixie's hair another trim to level off the fringe a bit. It could probably do with a little more.

Her new Licca Body arrived yesterday and I love it! :D She also loves her new Blythecon Tshirt that arrived yesterday too!

I had better get started on another dress! I spent the whole day yesterday (after the obligatory car boot sales) mowing the lawn in the garden, still a lot of weeding to do.


Freya and the Pixies.


Friday, 17 September 2010

Blythecon UK!

2nd October
The Jam Factory, Oxford


Are you?

I'm also having a stall, EEEEEK!!
What was I thinking?? lol. Well, I've got nothing to lose.

I got a bit nervous a week ago when I looked at all the fabulous well known people who are also having stalls.

I've taken the weekend off work so I'm hoping to make some money to make that worthwhile, or at least my ticket money.

So I have 32 dresses ready.
The entire "Stitched by Pixies" collection.
The remainder of the "Ornithology" collection (thank god! I've been sick of it).
A small collection of mushroom themed dresses.
Some extra odds n sods,
and a bit of a closet clean out.

I am hoping to have a few of the new collection that I'm planning called "Dresses in the Attic" more on that in another post.

I've entered the photography competition and I'm hoping to have something for the fashion competiton, why not eh?

I'm also hoping to have finished customising my Barbie carrier to take the girls in, I bought an "I PLAY WITH DOLLS" decal for the front :D.

I have so many exciting plans to blog about but I try to keep it down to one subject per day or at least post!

OK, better get back to the grindstone, Merv is looking at her watch. I'm trying to make a vintage/antique dress each day.

Hopefully see you there!!!


Thursday, 16 September 2010


I was browsing through past posts seeing what I need to catch up on as I've not blogged for a month or so (YIKES! Has it been that long?) and I couldn't believe I hadn't blogged about my new girl!!!! TAILOR GIBSON!!!

I've been pining over her for sometime ever since I saw that Blythe had a sewing themed girl.

I would have loved NRFB girl just to savour opening up all those adorable little accessories and the beautiful box.

BUT! Browsing Plastic Paradise one day I saw Tailor Gibson for sale WITH BOX and stand (I had to have that box!) for a bargainous price and even better she was from my favourite subject of Blythe stalking, Jane of Maidensuit (more on her in another post).

A match made in heaven, it makes TG even more special that she was Calico who I'd been following on Flickr and Jane could continue to enjoy her girl in the same way.

She arrived in record time and I was not disappointed :D. Another great Blythe friend of mine Such_Jaunt/Shesaidtwohotels had given me some of TG's stock a while back so now I shall slowly collect all her stock.

I have named her "Merv" after my Art School tailoring tutor Mervin.

Although her full name is "Tailor Mervin Calico Gibson"

She's already made an impression here at the NaughtyPixie workroom, she's taken over the designing and a lot of the making and has even started making herself a uniform and will make the other girls one too.

So I am one happy HAPPY bunny.

Monday, 13 September 2010

I'm back! Two treasuries.

Sold a dress today so I bought Pixie this UBER cute Tshirt ready for Blythecon.
3 dresses to finish today and then I am ready to start another new collection ready for my stall.
I have deactivated a lot of stuff from my Etsy shop in order to save up stock for the convention. But if things don't sell, don't worry, they'll be immediately listed ready for people who missed out or live outside the UK :D
EDIT: Completely forgot to mention that this fabbo little Tshirt is from ababietoy on Etsy!

I've been away touring France with work for 95% of August and most of the places there was no wifi, it was agony!

But I should be back to normal now and I'm back to sewing for Blythe and photographing my girls :D
While I was away I was featured in a couple of Etsy treasuries. This always gets me excited as I feel very honoured to be noticed. It especially excites me when they are non Blythe related treasuries like this first one:

This is a treasury of Etsy sellers from my home county of Norfolk.

Then I was very happy to be featured next to my Blythe friend MaidenSuit who makes wonderous pixie hats!

Thinking about making my own treasury as I love seeing what other people put together.

What should I include?
Have a great week!
Freya and the Girls.