Sunday, 16 December 2012
This will be the last update now till the New Year. Me and the trusty elves need some time to catch up with other things and spend time with family, as I am sure everyone else will be doing. So it's time to batten down the hatches, cook some mince pies, light the fire and put up decorations and settle down for Christmas. We wish you a happy holiday season. xxx
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Monday, 10 December 2012
Sunday, 9 December 2012
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Sunday, 25 November 2012
Sunday, 18 November 2012
As some of you know me and a few of the moshi-elves are off to Paris in December for LejourB, something which we are very excited about. It will be a chance to catch up with friends and hopefully meet some of the lovely people I talk to online for real. I had such a great time in Berlin, and I think the best part of these occasions is to meet people and get inspired too, by all the amazingly creative people there are in the Blythe world. I don't just mean the people who make clothes and take custom commissions either, but all the people who style their dolls so beautifully, take such wonderful photographs and make a whole world that you can step into. One of the things I love is the humour and imagination that I see every day on flickr. Blythes and their human owners make me smile and laugh and wonder at how beautiful and funny and amazing they can be.
Now it is a great shame that all the people I speak to and who spur me on with their support of my work cannot come to Paris, and as a little compensation I am trying to make spares of most of the outfits I am taking to Paris to put in the shop next weekend. I hope you will like them, and I will announce a discount code too nearer the day that you can use in the shop.
Hopefully tomorrow I can give you a sneak peek of some of the outfits I've been working on.
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Monday, 12 November 2012
Saturday, 3 November 2012
Thursday, 1 November 2012
Sunday, 28 October 2012
1 tablespoon vegetable oil or a large knob of butter if you prefer
1 large Onion finely chopped
1 Stick celery finely chopped
1 clove garlic
4 medium sized carrots peeled and sliced
I large Tablespoon of peanut butter
Vegetable stock, about a pint, you can top up later
Salt and pepper to season
In a large saucepan fry the onion, celery and garlic with the oil or butter, on a gently heat till they are transparent and just beginning to go golden in colour.
Add the carrots and stir well, cook these for another five minutes on medium heat. keep stirring so as not to burn the bottom of the pan.
Pour in the stock and bring to a boil, then turn down heat to simmer.
Cook for about 20 mins to half an hour on a very gentle heat until carrots are soft, then add the peanut butter and stir in.
Turn off the heat and using a hand blender or other blender if you have one, blitz till you have a silky smooth consistency, add more stock or water so that soup is as thick as you like it, or as thin, season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with a little greek yoghurt swirled in and a sprinkling of fresh parsley and wholemeal toast.
This recipe owes everything to my dear friends Ronnie and Reiner.
Saturday, 27 October 2012
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Friday, 19 October 2012
|Dresses in Progress|
|Sewing on Poppers|
|Sorting ready for packaging|
I hope that I will be on schedule to update the shop on Wednesday this week. I still have a few things that I am working on.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Saturday, 13 October 2012
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Saturday, 29 September 2012
Sometimes I begin my working week, with a clear idea of what I want to do, but inevitably in the process I will make something and then think, oh, what if I make such and such to go with that and then another thing and on it goes till I find that all my structured plans have been superseded by this imaginative meandering.
Sunday, 23 September 2012
Anyway, I think it turned out really well for a first attempt if I can find some more suitable frames I think I will make some more at some point.