Freitag, 22. April 2016

Playful Raindrops

There will be a new Blythe doll in the house!


It's really been a while since I got my last Blythe. It's been in April 2015 when River arrived and since then I focused more on new (designer) clothes for the Dollily doll family...

 

But when I saw this promo pic of "Playful Raindrops above", I was excited and wanted a new Blythe after a long time of releases I found boring and unappealing.



I love the outfit - The dress and her cute raincoat, the sweet hairbow, her boots...
The only thing I am not sure about is the hair colour! They wrote that it will be honey blonde and I pre-ordered her at c.c.toys.com so I had no idea of real the colour.


On some pics it looks like yellow and on some like a kind of orange... I hope it will be more yellow-ish in the reality! But one thing is sure it is no honey blonde ;)
Anyway I am looking forward to the new member of the Dollily doll family and hope she will arrive soon.

What do you think about this new release?

All pics are not mine and the rights will stay with their owners!

Sonntag, 10. April 2016

Indigo discovers Prenzlauer Berg

My latest attempt to connect Blythe and Berlin led Indigo and me to a nice part of 
Prenzlauer Berg around the Kollwitzplatz/Kollwitzplace, the so called Kollwitzkiez.



This quarter is known for lots of families and nice shops. If you want to be hip & cool, you also raise some kids and your income is high enough, you have to move to this part of Berlin ;) 
Indigo wanted to play with the kids on the playground but I wasn't sure if she would survive!

 

We really liked these simple doll houses and also the cute Lotte Sievers-Hahn doll house dolls. Unfortunately too small for Blythe sized dolls!


Sure, you also can buy nice fashion and other cool stuff here! This shop was called: 
In bester Gesellschaft - To be in good company. A nice corner for crafty people, because they can rent a little space to showcase & sell their self made designs.


Also absolutely interesting: Der große Wasserspeicher - The big water reservoir at the Belforter street! Indigo wanted to rent a flat here :D



One of the shops which reminded me a lot of my little shop Püppilottchen
Die Kinderstube - The nursery

 



I had a nice little chat with the shop owner and meanwhile Indigo was trying some Blythe sized furniture from Maileg, Denmark. So very awesome and well made! If you are interested in more please check the Maileg homepage. Some of these cute furniture are really perfect for Blythe dolls and I am sure the Dollily dolls need some of them for the new life in Berlin soon :)




Mittwoch, 30. März 2016

This and that... Blythe related

When I changed my name here to: blythe_berlin I had in mind to connect my love for Blythe dolls, my doll hobby and my love for this great town: Berlin. But how to do it?

Hello Berlin ...

At the moment I cruise the city, try to get back to places I know from my childhood and also to get to know all the other corners I've never been before... Sometimes with a doll and sometimes without...

Playing hide and seek

I love how people react or just walk past... or like these kids, just continue to play :)


When I made this picture:

Giant, can we go home?!

A family came along and the father said to a little girl in a stroller: "Look this woman is still playing with dolls". I turned around, looked at her and gave her a smile. She smiled back and I guess she thought: Yes, because playing is the best thing to do in your life :D

Let's be inspired


Bikini, Berlin

Maybe that's enough connection between, 
the Blythe dolls, 
Berlin 
and me at the moment?!
I don't know...

Hello Berlin

Nele and the tree imp

We will see...

Sonntag, 6. März 2016

Hello Berlin

... or long time no see. Sorry, for such a long break, but I had a lot changes in my life: a new hometown, a new job and a new surrounding, the last three months and not much time for dolls and toys. But some of the dolls already moved with me to Berlin and so I decided it was time for a new blog post and also a new blog name:

Welcome to Blythe-Berlin or blythe_berlin


Hello Berlin

Here in Berlin we can meet some more Blythe fans and one of our last little Blythe meets with dear Maiki was at the fantastic "Sorgenfrei" Cafe, Schöneberg. Here are some impressions

Kaffee Sorgenfrei

I always love the combination: Blythe and vintage and the "Sorgenfrei" was a perfect setting for our dolls :)

Kaffee Sorgenfrei

Thanks a lot to the guys who run the Sorgenfrei for the permission to take pictures here!

Kaffee Sorgenfrei

And if you ever come to Berlin take time to visit "Kaffeestube Sorgenfrei"! They have also yummy cake and a lot lovely vintage stuff from the 50s and 60s to sell!

Toys, toys, toys...

Heulsusen

Dolls all over...

Have a nice sunday yours, Nicola

Donnerstag, 3. September 2015

After a summer break...

I carried on with the clean out in my little blue house and found a lot treasures which are now on ebay for you to grab - You can get them HERE




You will find lots of nice magazines (BURDA Puppenmode, Beyers, MEZ, Schürer, Schwanenpost) and intructions to sew, crochet and knit lovely things for Schildkröt, Kathe (Käthe) Kruse, Barbie and antique dolls. Don't miss my auctions!

It's really not easy to part from all these treasures I collected for a long time, but I plan to move and I am sure there will not be enough space for all the lovely things...

Hugs, yours Nicola

Freitag, 17. Juli 2015

Blythe matryoshka carrier bags

One of the things I really loved to design and still love to sew, are my so called "matryoshka carrier bags" for Blythe dolls:

Dollily matryoshka bags


They are closed with a zipper, they have a soft stuffing to give the bag more shape and are lined with a nice plain fabric matching the rest of the pouch.

Sorry, Andrea but this is not your Sleepingsack... Someone feeling cozy ;)


All sacks are equipped with a face cover flap (in the colour of the headscarf) to protect your doll's face during the transport.

Feelin' cozy...

More picutres of the bags and the designs here in my flickt album. And if you want to order your own matryoshka Blythe pouche, please visit my etsy shop.

Have a nice weekend yours Nicola

Mittwoch, 29. April 2015

Big clean out in my little blue house

I am downsizing my toy-collection again and so you will find some cute things on the *bay


This lovely antique carousel with the cute little Schildkröt doll is just one of it...
Please take a look here: RetroPueppi's ebay

International bidders please ask for shipping costs - I would change them for you!

Greets, yours Nicola