Blythe and Me: Emily of CraftyGirl*

Our featured blogger for today's Blythe and Me series is none other than Emily, the sweet and fun-loving Australian girl behind the blog CraftyGirl*. She's only fourteen, but her creativity is just so massive it's hard not to love her to bits. She even co-founded The Utterly Awesome Blythe Club together with her friends which I have to say, really turns this teener's cool factor up a notch. Here's her "utterly awesome" Blythe collection story:

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your awesome blog?
My name is Emily, and I am a 14 year old blogger from Australia. I blog over at CraftyGirl*. I love to spend my days crafting and making things for friends, Blythes and myself, taking photos, going thrifting, playing Blythes, dressing up and more! I am not your average 14 year old, because I love to dress so differently than everyone at school, and still play with dolls!

What got you into collecting Blythe dolls and can you share with us the story behind your very first Blythe?
A few years ago (I think 2007) I signed up for an online class with Elsie Larson. She put a photo of a Blythe, and to be honest, my mum and I used to say how creepy they were! Fast forward to 2010, and I had a girl named Bella who started commenting on my blog. I went to her blog and re-discovered Blythe, and LOVED them! We started chatting a bit about Blythes and I finally decided to get one right after!

When I got my first Blythe, I just had a bike accident. Basically I was going down a very long steep hill outside my house. I had done it SO many times I thought nothing could happen, but I was wrong. My mum decided to get me a Blythe doll for me to have something to keep my mind off the soreness. We ordered a Cassiopeia Spice, who I named Grace. When she came my fingers were so bruised and had blood blisters, so my brother and mum had to dress her for me!

How many Blythe dolls do you currently have? Do you have a particular favorite?
I currently have 8 Blythe dolls which I LOVE! I have 3 favourites, but my most favourite would have to be Milly, my custom Mini Me. She has matching glasses to match me, and she always looks right into my eyes! She is so alive sometimes!

Do you also feature your Blythe dolls on your blog? Any other special activities you do with your dolls (like maybe bringing them when you travel, sewing clothes for them)?
I feature my Blythe dolls on my blog regularly! I post photos of them, D.I.Y's, blythe doll mail I have received and sent, and more like that. I love to crochet for my blythe dolls, and whenever we travel somewhere, I always take a blythe doll or two! When we go out sometimes to special places, or markets, I take one of them.

Aside from Blythe dolls, are you also into collecting other things?
I have quite the collection of keyrings. Most of them are vintage. I have one key, and about a million keyrings! I also love to collect re-ment and Blythe doll miniatures, coins from other countries or special coins, stamps, scout or girl guide badges and cute things!

Thank you so much, Emily for sharing your Blythe story! Get to know more about Emily and her doll collection through her blog. You can also connect with her through the following links: FacebookFlickr.

Here are some of my favorite posts from Emily featuring some of her wide-eyed dollies:

Are you a blogger who's also into collecting Blythe dolls? I'd love to feature you and your collection here in Icing & Write! Please send a quick email to aizzing(at)icingandwrite(dot)com with the subject "Blythe and Me" so I can hook you up with the details.

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  1. I don't have any, but that second picture is awesome!

    1. I have a bunch of boys running around... just to clarify. ;)

  2. Absolutely amazing, I've never seen anything like them!

  3. such a cutie pie. a lovely collection. Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

  4. OMG your Blythes are so beautiful!

  5. aww this is such a cute post :)

  6. How very cool! Man, when I was 14 I definitely wasn't collecting anything so awesome. What a fun story!

  7. love love loooooooove this!! super cute :D

  8. wow she's so little and cute! all her Blythe dolls are adorable and so are their costumes!

  9. she's just a brilliant blogger with amazing+cute blythe! <3 love her blythe, really!

    wish you are having a nice day, Aizzing :)