Sunday, October 6, 2013

Selling my Blythes for Cheap(er)! BOTH SOLD, Thank You!

Hi guys!  So originally I bought these Blythe dolls because I wanted to be able to know how big they were  so that I could make hats and bears to sell in my etsy shop (plus the fun of being able to customize them really appealed to me!) If you follow my shop you may have seen them in one or two of my listings.  But these plans of grandeur were concocted when I was still a student with lots of free time... I'm finding that now that I have a grownup full-time job I don't have as much time.  Plus, they are just sitting in a plastic box under my bed.  So I was wondering if anyone was interested in purchasing one (or both) from me.

The first Blythe I will be selling is a Prima Dolly Ashlette (SBL, released in January of 2008). I called her Wendy and I purchased her new. Some things you should know about Wendy:
  • I dyed her hair a darker brown. 
  • I removed her factory makeup and put in new eyelashes... they are a bit scraggly.
  • Her scalp needs to be reattached.
  • Her eye-changing mechanism is broken, and I tried to fix it with glue, which is still on there... You can still change her eyes, but you have to do it manually (the pull string doesn't always work).
  • She has some wine-colored stains on her body (shoulders and back) from a red dress she has been wearing since I put her under my bed... D'oh!) Incidentally, she will be mailed in this dress because otherwise she would be nekkid.





Although there are a few things about Wendy that a collector/ blythe connoisseur might avoid, Wendy would be perfect for someone who had their eye on a Blythe but couldn't really afford one.  She still looks really good and photographs very well.  She's perfect for someone who is just starting out, and can still be completely customized by you!

Prima Dolly Ashlette= Asking Price:  $30 + Shipping.  See for current rates
Sold, thank you very much!

The second Blythe is my Miss Sally Rice (RBL).  I love her hair color... If I was blonde I would totally dye my hair a light blue color like this... but alas, my hair is a deep brown and would require too much peroxide to every look good dyed a cool color.  I purchased her from a very nice lady over at the This is Blythe Forums around 2009 for $120 I think.  They still sell for quite a pretty penny... I think.  Some things you should know about Miss Sally:
  • No markings are visible
  • One of her eyechips is missing (yellow sakura coolcat) but you can totally replace it.
  • All her factory makeup is still on and is unaltered
  • She (scalp) has never been opened 
  • Everything is still attached and works great!
  • Her hair is a little mussed but you can totally fix that.
  • She comes with a complete set (8) cool cat eyechips
  • She is beautiful, and photographs beautifully!
  • She will be shipped in the blue dress she's wearing in the photos!

Miss Sally Rice= Asking Price: $90 + Shipping.  See USPS for current rates.
Sold, thank you very much!

Spread the word, tell your friends, especially if they are interested in getting a Blythe!  FB message or email me ( if you are interested in either one or both... If both you can probably save on shipping! 

Saturday, September 28, 2013


My sister and I deliberately extended the end of our Japan trip so we could stay longer in Osaka, and we were so glad we did!  Although I loved Tokyo, I think I might have enjoyed our stay in Osaka more!  And for everyone who goes to Tokyo for craft/ kawaii shopping, I think I actually bought more crafty things on other parts of my trip (including Osaka) than in Tokyo... by the time we ended up in Tokyo, I had visited all of the stores I had wanted to like Tokyu Hands, Daiso, Loft, Yuzawaya, Gran Plaire, Kiwa, etc...  In fact, I think I visited most of these stores in Osaka!  Among my favorite things we did in Osaka was going to the Osaka Aquarium (to see the whale sharks!), shopping at Shinsaibashi (where there was the nicest/newest Daiso ever, a Mister Donut, and a Parts Club/Gran Plaire store), and going to the Tanabata festival!

Osaka Imperial Palace... It was so beautiful!
The Umeda Sky Garden Building!  It was really fun, but we just missed the huge streamers they hung from the building for the Tanabata Festival.  At the top is a cafe and you can buy a heart-shaped lock to put on the roof!

View from the Umeda Sky Garden

Shinsaibashi heading out to Dotonbori

The famous Glico Running Man!

There were a lot of people hawking coupons to go into one of the many restaurants in Dotonbori.  This one is famous for... Kami/Crab!!! (It even smelled like crab over here, yum!)

There were so many eating places in Dotonbori; My sister and I ate at a Takoyaki/Okonomiyaki/ Yakisoba restaurant that was delicious!  FYI, most Japanese restaurants have smoking/ non smoking sections... Always choose non-smoking if you are not a smoker!!! Many Japanese smoke a lot, and the smoking sections are VERY smoky.
Okonomiyaki!!! So good!

We had fun wandering down the side streets, etc... the store on the right is a Forever 21 (we tried to stay away from stores we have in Hawaii, otherwise what is the point of traveling?)

The famous Don Quixote Ferris Wheel (we didn't ride it... it wasn't on)! I am used to Don Quixote stores being flat and wide; nearly all the Don Quixote we went to in Japan were very tall (like 5 or more floors) and skinny... they were jam-packed with all kinds of inexpensive but great goodies.  I bought socks, candy and a 1000 Yen ($10.00) shu uemura eyelash curler here!

The Tanabata Festival at Shitennoji Shrine!  Tanabata is the Japanese Star festival (usually held on July 7) and is supposedly the one time a year when a god and goddess (both stars) can cross the milky way and meet!  At Shitennoji, they built a bamboo tunnel with an artificial Milky Way that is good luck to pass through!  It is an awesome summer festival!

Kids get to play games at Tanabata celebrations!

The artificial Milky Way

Shitennoji Shrine at dusk for the Tanabata Festival

It is important to dress in traditional yukata and summer clothing/kimono and to light candles to remember loved ones who have passed on.  You can also write wishes on small slips of paper and tie them to trees.

Osaka Aquarium was AMAZING!!! I've discovered that aquariums are my jam.  I loved it so much, I'm going to make a separate blog post about it!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Food on my Japan trip

Sorry I've been MIA,  I am trying to finish up a huge report and am still juggling many more reports at work!  It's like grad school never ended!  Anyway, here are more pictures from my wonderful awesome superb super fun trip to Japan.  This post is dedicated to yummy foods I ate!

Chocolate and cream cheese crepes in Kamakura
 Tonkatsu at Katsukura in Gion

Melon soda in Shinjuku

 Sulfur egg snack in Hakone

Spaghetti Burger at Lotteria in Shinjuku

 Shabushabu in Shinjuku

 Kaiseki Dinner in Atami

Candy store in Kyomizu

 The most kawaii donut from Floresta Bakery in Nara

Takoyaki in Osaka

 The best peach water ever!!!! I drank like 20 of these!

 Yakisoba at the Tanabata Festival in Osaka

Katsudon in Osaka

 The funnest vending machine ever!  At the Ramen store Kamakura you select your choice and pay outside....

 And then you go inside and eat your ramen! It was sooooo good!

 Pablo! This cheese tart was cheesy and sweet and delicious!

 Cute pastries in the basement of Takashimaya department store in Osaka

 April and October zodiac sundaes from Milky Way Galaxy in Ikebukuro

Gyu-don in Shinjuku

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...