Spring Leaf Hat for Penny

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Spring has sprung!

It’s so nice to see and feel Spring in the air. I took Penny outside to our backyard for a few photos after knitting her a new hat. I followed my own pattern to a tee so be sure everything is correct, so hopefully your hats will look just (or almost) like this when you’re done. 🙂

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It looks much more lush and jungle-like to Penny, but this is really just about two to three-feet high of growth. I love all the greenery in our backyard! We’re still slowly moving things and cleaning up inside the house, but now that the weather is better and the days are longer, I should start working on the backyard too. I can’t wait to spend more time outside!

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Happy Spring, everyone.

Pattern: Emma’s Hat

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Emma thinks you should go download our latest pattern and knit a hat (or two, or more!) for your Blythe girls!

I’ve been knitting this basic hat for Blythe dolls since 2006, and finally decided to write it down and share it. This hat pattern for Blythe uses DK weight yarn that’s fun and easy for an advanced-beginner. It’s probably faster if you use Worsted weight, but IMHO the DK weight is better in scale and proportion.

You will need to know basics such as cast on, bind off, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, simple decrease (k2tog), some experience with DPNs, and make a pom-pom. The end result is a super-cute knitted hat!

Have fun and let me know how it turns out! ^__^

Settling in

The dollies are out too... Still have 12 more boxed. Need to make more shelf space

Phew, I finally got a chance to sit down and sort things out a bit. So most of you know that I’ve moved! Not far from where I was, just a little bigger house and now I have my very own office/craft/dolly room! Yippee!

We officially moved about a month ago and it took a while to put things in their rightful place, and that includes my room too. There are still a bunch of boxes in here and things are still in disarray, but I’m slowly getting them organized.

A few corners of my new room:

Quick shot of the craft room getting all set up

Everything vintage

The craft book shelf

The dollies moved into their new space today. Finally a doll cabinet after nearly 9 years

The dollies moved into their new space last weekend. Finally a doll cabinet after nearly 9 years! It’s the IKEA SMÅDAL Bookcase with drawer and optional glass doors. I love it! The drawer on the bottom fits all their designer outfits too! I also bought them new Kaiser doll stands (metal, so no melting of feet/shoes into the plastic stands). The KBs and BLs are on the top shelf, followed by the EBL and SBLs, and the third shelf has all my RBL girls.

I’m so happy to have them all out and protected by dust. Can you tell there are 27 dollies in there? Most people (including doll friends) can’t believe I have this many dolls. Like the typical crazy doll lady that I am, I say hi to them when I come into the room! It just makes me smile to see their cute little faces every time I walk into my happy space. I haven’t been taking photos of them in a while – now that they are all out on the shelf where I can see them every day, I hope to spend some time giving them all outfit changes and hopefully lots more attention 🙂

Oh and if you haven’t noticed – xoxoBlythe.com has a new look and a new home! I decided to move back to Blogspot.com after some maintenance issues with my webhost. I like it here so far. It’s been fun to set everything up!