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Petite Blyth.

I was always afraid of these dolls, and I didn’t plan on buying them. But the little doll I took the risk to buy. It was important for me to understand if I could make clothes for her. And, finally, she is in my home. I will make a reservation at once, I bought not the original. But now I think, that need to buy and “the right” doll. Blythe (in English transcription of Blythe) is a collectible doll with a disproportionately large head in relation to the body, inside of which is hidden a mechanism that allows you to change the color of the eyes and the direction of gaze. brandymallory1350244295

A little bit of history and facts about Blythe.

Blythe doll was born in 1971 in Marvin glass Studio in Chicago, Illinois and was originally intended for children.  The first Blyth was produced by the American company Kenner (Kenner), now this doll is better known as Kenner Blythe or vintage Blythe. In 1972, production ceased due to lack of demand. In the same 1972, the Blythe doll was produced in parallel, and in the Japanese market by the company Tomy (Tomy), but also had no success, and the production of it was discontinued. Now-dolls release 1972 from Kenner and Tom are very rare, valued by collectors and are expensive.

Production of dolls resumed only in June 2001 already in Japan by Takara (Takara), which received a production license from Hasbro (Hasbro) new version of dolls Blythe – Neo Blythe (Neo Blythe). 23rd June 2001 is the day of the revival of Blythe, in honor of this event every year in June/July issued a limited-edition commemorative doll Blythe, which has a more complex elaboration of the image.0_afe6f_9f215a0_L

Another company that received a license for the release of Blaze from Hasbro (Hasbro) in America in 2004 was the company Ashton Drake (Ashton Drake Galleries, abbreviation ADG). ADG Blythe-in fact this doll reproductions the 1972 version from Kenner, but more modestly dressed and inexpensive. The license for the release of dolls ended in 2009.TB2PQlMXwL8F1JjSsphXXXknVXa_!!1783262272

Thus, Blythe doll was produced at different times by different companies:

1972-American company Kenner (Kenner)
1972-Japanese company Tomi (Tomy)
2001 and to this day-the Japanese company Takara (Takara). These dolls are popular among collectors, they can be purchased in our store collection dolls in the appropriate section of the catalog.
2004-2009 – American company Ashton Drake (Ashton Drake Galleries)

This information will be useful to those who want to have such a doll.

At the moment, under the brand name Takara dolls are produced on three scales, but I will not go far into them. My baby doll is the smallest. Doll Petit Blythe (Petit Blythe) height 11.5 centimeters released. d39cccaf2d03

The face of the doll is covered with a glossy coating, no eyebrows. The doll’s body is frosted. The hair is stitched into a soft scalp that is glued to the head.

 

I not immediately has become to change this image and a long time my baby was here is such a. The majority of Blythe very simple makeup – eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick on her lips.IMG_5080

The mobility of Blythe’s body is limited by the rotation of the head, waist, arms and legs rotate in up-and-down directions, but do not divorce to the sides. Hand dolls are not bent legs Blaise bent at the knees a few clicks.il_570xN.1441639477_qn52

As my fascination with dolls already has a considerable age), I got some wigs. So I decided to change the image of the doll and tried on her new wig. I think he was better suited to the pale skin of this girl.43914541il_570xN.1440860276_7j8o

 

 

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The first order for the mini doll.

I have a lot of ideas, but unfortunately, the day has only 24 hours))) And especially I have a lot of beautiful and colorful yarn. So that????? on any my idea) Thank you large all for attention!IMG_5003

 

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International day of the puppeteer!

You’re a puppeteer, you’re a master. Wizard, storyteller, actor. 

In the language of beautiful dolls. You’re making a wise conversation.

I want to congratulate you on this holiday. And the inspiration to wish,

Always let the desire be. Create your masterpieces.

        You’re like the magician of a good story. In your the hands of all the Muppets say.

        Your world sparkles with happiness, affection. The lights of love, joy burning.

        With your merry celebration. I cordially congratulate you now.

         Let the soul sparkle with magic. And light gentle surrounds.

The famous Director of the Bolshoi Puppet theatre, the great Sergei Obraztsov said that through the dolls can to tell the viewer what not under force to pass on a living actor, as the doll ‒ it is a link to another, higher world. Creating dolls is a craft that requires love and attention of the master.

The magnificent and most popular performance of the theater under the leadership of S. Obraztsov “Unusual concert”.hqdefault

March 21 is considered their professional holiday: actors and employees of puppet theaters, Amateur studios and teachers of theater studios., And of course a large number of people who are fond of this art.

I want to feel also my participation in this holiday)

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My lovely crocheted doll!

 

The initiator of the professional holiday was made by the Iranian theater worker David Zolfagariho. In 2000, the XVIII Congress of the International Union of figures of the theatre of dolls has considered this proposal. But the question of the place and time of the celebration remained unresolved. At the meeting of the UNIMA international Council in 2003, the participants agreed on the date of the event. The festival has received wide support and spreading around the world.

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The first mention of the puppet theater was depicted in Ancient Egypt. During the holidays, women went from one settlement to another with songs. In the hands, they wore special figurines of the thread by which the last move. Such dolls are still made in Latin America and Syria.

Thanks to archaeologists and their work, we can learn how the celebrations were held in the 16th century BC. The puppeteer was not only in Egypt but also in Greece and Ancient Rome. Someone came up with splitting the box in half to symbolize peace. With such products, puppeteers went to Europe and showed their performances.

Later boxes were added to the scenery, it helped to mark the location of the depicted actions. However, admired not only decoration and elegance introducing the dolls. At all times, the work of a man who forced his wards to “revive” in his skillful hands was appreciated.к5

There is a traditional puppet theater in every corner of the world and, like hundreds of years ago continues to amuse and surprise its audience.

Today I received in the mail my new dolls. It seems I’m becoming a collector))) About them, I will tell you in one of the next posts. All the more that news I have there are very many!!IMG_5413

You will hear different stories here about these beauties))) Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

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Story about Old ladyes

After a long absence I’m back))) Hello! the story I’m going to tell you today ended surprisingly well. I was very nervous and was waiting for a letter from a client. So, will talk about order.
Some time ago, Mary stopped by my shop. She long chose and asked questions about this or that dress. I asked her what she was looking for and how I could help her. She needed two little dresses for dolls. We began to think and choose the right yarn and style. And then Mary sent me a picture of the dolls. Not hide, I was very surprised by these photos)) Such models I still not seen, although for many years worked with different dolls and even by small dogs!
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Mary wrote that these old salt shakers. They are already 100 years old! Imagine my excitement and surprise. It was necessary to dress up these respectable ladies in outfits that suit them by age and beauty)
The difficulty was that their body had a small stand and so I had to adjust the style and to think of how to do it.
we decided to make a simple style with buttons on the back. Work has brought me great fun and turned out so well.

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The work is completed and the parcel flew to new dolls. Yesterday I received a message from Marie, she received an order and kindly took a photo.

I suggest you look at these photos.icm_fullxfull.153623701_6xbh7hoz57cw8wcsksw4

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And here a large family of vintage dolls in full strength. I’m happy you were able to help Mary.icm_fullxfull.153623785_jthiueji1bkowsc8s80c