I began collecting Blythe dolls several years ago after reading an article about Squeaky Monkey in a doll magazine. My collecting focused on Takara Blythes, as the Kenner girls were always just beyond my financial reach. In all reality, I could have saved my money, foregone all the Takaras, and purchased one perfect Kenner. But, I’m a doll nut. And to quote (or misquote) Dolly Parton, “People say less is more. I say, no, it’s not. More is more!” So I’ve been selling off my SBLs, my RBLs, my EBLs, and I’m about to sell off a BL, so that I can finally enjoy the elusive Kenner! Here she is, soaking off the vintage dirt, in all her glory!
I wasn’t even thinking about buying a Blythe, but when my friend Bradley showed me this hot mess, I couldn’t resist.
Some wicked child in her past cut her hair down to the plugs in many places. Someone glued her wig cap on with some pretty nasty looking stuff. Her left knee won’t click anymore. And she has a smudge on her left green eye. But that’s it! As you can clearly see, she’s perfect in every other way!
I’ll be re-rooting my Kenner girl. Does anyone have any suggestions on what the best material to use is? I love the look of mohair, but I’m a bit intimidated. Is saran a bad idea? I’d love your opinions!