A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of attending the annual Blythe Fest! This year held in Sydney (but not always held here) with over 70 people attending. I was so excited to see so many Blythe Dolls in one place!
So I made my Blythe, Olive, a new outfit for the occasion. Including a little ric rac pinafore, polkadot tee and little leather satchel, paired with the boots and liberty floral socks I bought her in Japan, & mums hand knitted Blythe-sized chain scarf we were well and truly ready to go!
The theme for the occasion was “candy land” which meant, you guessed it, a candy bar! Packed full of sugary goodness to keep all the excited Blythe fan girls (and boys) going throughout the event.
This cake pop pushed both myself and the very lovely Kirbee Lawler (the lady responsible for me being at the event) over the edge. So much sugar, so much chocolate.
And these are three of Kirbees’ adorable little Blythes! The far right blonde is a vintage Kenner circa 1970′s, given to Kirbee straight from a kiddies’ toy box!!
And this is a typical table setting for these Blythe events, everyones dollies being displayed alongside their neighbours!
And here are two amazing Blythe sisters, the one on the left being a vintage Kenner Blythe also. Sophia was the owner of a very impressive collection of very amazing dolls with wardrobes to match them!
And these blue…
and green haired beauties are some of the most impressive colours seen on the day.
And I loved these three in their adorable little outfits, especially the one in the middle with the deer antlered flower crown!
And here is the winners table of the days “best dressed” competitions.
And the SUPER adorable Midi Blythe I’ve since been coveting. 3/4 the size of a normal Blythe, 3 million times cuter!
And these two were by far my favourites of the day! Customised and newly returned to their owner Sophia on the very day of the meet! That pink hair makes me gooey.
And last but not least, some cute outfits I picked up for Olive on the day, as it wouldn’t be a Blythe meet without a chance to purchase an outfit or two! Included in my haul (most pieces being under $10 each!) pink corduroy pea coat, green check peter pan collar dress and a little peach coloured embroidered dress, not unlike a few of my own!
But by far my favourite purchase was this adorable vintage 1970′s Kenner Blythe dress which I bought off one of the very lovely ladies I met on the day, who owned the actual doll that came with the dress!
If there is one thing that can be learnt from going and actually experiencing a Blythe meet, its that tickets should come complete with a warning about how much you will want another Blythe doll afterwards! Kx