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Blythe Custom Doll Cass|SCoLaDolls

Another Sassy Cassy!

Cass Custom Blythe Doll
Sassy Cassy!

Those grumpy girls get me every time. My last one May really made me smitten with her attitude. Let’s face it. We don’t always get what we want being nice!

Cass is another one that has high expectations…

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What is she thinking?

I named her after Cass Elliot who is best known for the Mamas and the Papas. I re-visited VH1’s Behind the Music the other day. It has been many years since I first watched it. As a teenager, I got into everything ’60s. I thought it was the coolest decade ever and I was just barely born right at the end of it.

Custom Blythe doll Cass
Go where you wanna go

I even had one of their albums. Cass was a charismatic force with a memorable voice. Her heart was broken by her bandmate, Denny Doherty whom she was in love with. His eyes were instead on Michelle Phillips who was married to John Phillips. Love triangles ensued and yet somehow, they soldiered on and recorded their first album.

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Sad Eyes

But alas, this Cass will never have to experience that kind of heartache. She is just looking for her new crashpad and is available in my shop.

She’s had the usual work done with extensive carving and her mouth is slightly open so you can see her teeth.

Blythe Custom Doll
Cass is ready!

I love her chestnut hair and the texture is perfect!

Thanks for checking her out and until then have a Happy Doll Day!

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Blythe Custom Doll|Introducing May

My latest Blythe custom NBL doll

Say hello to May! My latest Blythe custom. Isn’t she sweet? Oh she doesn’t quite look sweet. Maybe a bit on the feisty side.

Custom NBL Blythe doll
Little Miss Thang!

Out of all the non-Takara Blythe doll “fakes”, I like NBLs the best. They remind me of Takara’s FBL mold but are a little different. I’d say they’re a cross between FBL and RBL Blythe doll face mold.

NBL face-plate

Best of all, they’re very inexpensive. FBL molds are very popular, more sought after and just not enough of them were made. I’m not sure what happened to them but I love them as Blythe custom dolls.

Get my Blythe custom doll tool list here!

Puppelina greens
Puppelina Greens

The best part about customizing Blythe dolls…

She’s a bit high maintenance. I think of her as an heiress to some high fortune. This is what is so fun when it comes to customizing Blythe dolls. These dolls emerge with their own character and personality. How is it possible that these inanimate objects can do that?

May Blythe Custom Doll
That look!

With Blythe customizing, that is the magic of it. While April was my cheerful girl, May is not having it! Did she wake up on the wrong side of the bed? I don’t know but she’ll let you know what she thinks on just about anything!

Shampoo Model…

Gorgeous hair
Luxurious Hair

I really love the hair on these NBL Blythe dolls. One of the things that I found frustrating with the Takara Blythe dolls is that sometimes you got horrible hair out of the box and it needed to be washed and boil-permed. For someone that just collects the stock Blythe dolls, that is especially problematic. Not everyone has the skill or interest in fixing bad hair due to poor quality control. Especially considering the fact that these dolls cost $150 or more.

On the other hand, the hair on these NBL Blythes is really nice. This girl could be a shampoo model!

Buzzy May

Thank you for letting me introduce you to Miss May. She has already found a new home but feel free to follow me on Instagram and Etsy for new big-eyed Blythe custom dolls.

Until then, have a Happy Doll Day!

She’s buzzing away!

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My Stuffed Friends|GUND Teddy Bears

I love GUND teddy bears. I find them very comforting. They seem to be the perfect combination of soft and cuddly, while also being just a little bit retro. It seems like all is right in the world when I am curled up on my bed at night after a long day of kids, running a house, and working on my Blythe custom dolls. They are so sweet and I am a sucker for their button eyes and soft brown noses.

Firstborn and GOTTA GETTA GUND.

I originally got them for my daughter but now that she is almost 18, Now, I find myself collecting GUND teddy bears for myself. Life can be very stressful and they bring me comfort. They really are a form of therapy.

Marmalade and Manni
Marmalade and Manni

We got a new kitten and she likes to hide in my girl’s closet. There I discovered GUND’s now retired Manni and Marmalade at the bottom of one of their toy bins and cleaned them up a little. I always loved Manni. When I found out they re-leased him back in 2016 in a bigger 16″ size, I decided I had to have him.

Bid Manni
Big Manni

The next thing I know, I’m looking at GUND’s latest releases. First here are the Philbin’s.

Philbins
Chocolate and Vanilla

Then big Grahm and little Grahm caught my eye.

GUND Grahm
Papa Bear and Baby Bear

I couldn’t stop there so I also added Pinchy in both colors!

Pinchy
Pinchy

Last but not least, there’s Finley. Amazon was having a sale so of course, I had to add him!

Finley
Finley

My son has special needs and a lot of sensory issues so I wanted to let him pick out a teddy bear for himself. He’s nonverbal but I showed him pictures of stuffed animals. We eventually settled on this cute floppy thin bear named Toothpick.

Toothpick
Toothpick

Teddy Bears for Therapy

I find these bears very therapeutic. When I stroke their fur and their soft feet it soothes my nerves. Their friendly faces look up at you unassuming. It’s no wonder Teddy bears are given to children who just experienced some sort of trauma. They can bring emotional comfort after traumatic events.

In fact, there are programs out there that give out Teddy bears to children in need. I will list them down below and hope you’ll check them out.

So there you have it. Never underestimate what a simple soft Teddy bear can do for children and adults alike!

Thanks for reading and have a Happy Bear day!