Archive for the ‘Dolls’ category

Introducing Petal

September 12, 2016

She’s just about finished. A quick post about Petal. I plan to list her and will update when I do. But for now, it’s time to just introduce her.


She started off as Charlotte Fleur. I got her without her scalp and dome so I went shopping for hair. I don’t like to do re-roots anymore and will do anything get out of doing a re-root. I do love the look of the natural fibers like alpaca and mohair so sometimes I’m able to trade services for one. In fact, for this girl I thought I’d have some gorgeous wool hair for her and sent it off for a trade but the person who I sent it to hasn’t had a chance to get to it yet. So… that meant trying something else. There’s this Etsy shop that sells some interesting scalps. I had my eye on this pastel bob for a while.


It reminds me of Hydrangeas we have around the neighborhood. They grow so well here and I love the way they go from pink to blue. I thought of naming her Hydrangea but decided on Petal.  I’d like to say it was her that told me her name but I think the eye chips might have had something to do with it.


These beautiful chips by Irene Garcia, aka Ig Sirenita really make her special. I hate to sacrifice them on a doll I’m going to let fly the coop but they were so perfect for her.

More on Petal later including where to get her. For now, I want to just enjoy her flowery goodness!

So Close!

September 10, 2016

And yet so far! I’m almost done with my latest custom.  I carved.  I sanded. I sanded some more. And more.


Finally the make-up. Shading, airbrushing, eyebrows. Will I do freckles?  I don’t know.


I still have eye-chips to do and some other odds and ends. This is the part where I get excited and impatient. Stay tuned…

Let’s resurrect this thing

September 7, 2016

Hello Dolly friends. I’ve let this blog go and thought it was time to get back into it. I miss the old days of Flickr and it seems everyone migrated over to Facebook. But I found Facebook to be too negative. Even with all the cute kitty pictures and fun posts. I’ve been busy, still customizing and haven’t really shared them much over here. So without further adieu here are some of my more recent Blythe customs:




These have all gone to their homes or are on their way so they’re not available for adoption. I am working on a new girl though and will make her available soon. Stay tuned! I’ll be sure to post her here as well as on Flickr, Instagram, Facebook etc.

See you soon!




August 22, 2013


I will be listing this girl on Etsy on Friday August 23rd at 10 am PST.
Here is my shop link
Work done on her:
Advanced carving of nose, philtrum and lips.
New make-up in pastels and airbrushed acrylics.
All new eye-chips including one set of hand-painted ones.
Gaze-adjusted, boggled and sleep eyes.
All new pull charms
She comes with the Melacacia dress pictured on a Licca body.
Hair is mohair and I believe it was done by Ris-Ras dolls.
If you have any questions, I can be emailed at petensylvia at cox dot net.
You can view her set on Flickr

Custom Meowsy Wowsy

February 27, 2013

Custom Meowsy Wowsy

She hasn’t a name yet but she’s as cute as can be. I’m real happy with how she came out.

Custom Border Spirit

February 27, 2013

Custom Border Spirit

I call her Humble Daisy which I stole from XTC and their song titled Humble Daisy


June 2, 2011

Stuff, originally uploaded by sylviecoladolls.

Via Flickr:
It’s been a little challenging for the last 8 months. When we took little guy in for his 18 month check-up we found out he was behind in speech even for being the youngest and a boy. The journey of fear and worry began there. I hoped it was his hearing but we finally ruled that out. It was like being punched in the gut. But now he will be in early intervention and we’ve started him on special supplements and he’s being tested for food sensitivities and heavy metals. We’ve taken dairy and gluten out of his diet.
We’re starting to see improvements with him- like his brain is waking up and he’s making new sounds. Something happened to interrupt his development. He had some words and then they disappeared.
Maybe it was vaccines, maybe the environment or maybe we’ll find out it’s allergies. I just know we’re finally on the path to get him on track and I finally feel hopeful and positive about his future. He’s still a happy guy and good natured so we are so blessed.
I forgot how therapeutic dollies can be. I’ll have to try and take time for myself and be creative again.