I’ve kind of always wanted a Blythe, I don’t really know why but I just really like them XD

There is an advert on TV here at the moment which features some puppets that look a lot like them too and James’ Dad is convinced that I look like the main one, it’s so cute!

They’ve always been out of my price though so when I saw Blythe/Littlest Pet Shop Cross over in a toy shop for $20 I thought it was a golden opportunity to indulge and give it a make over 😀

This is how I turned this…

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Into this! 😀 😀 😀

Violet's Blythe

So first thing I did was give her face a make over. The make up she came with was all orangy and yuck so I used black acrylic paint and gave her some eyeliner with wing ends.Violet's Blythe

I used this pink glitter paint to give her eyeshadow and subtle blush. I did her lipstick with my favorite nail polish! I undid her hair fluffed it out a bit to see how much volume I could get.

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Looking better!

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I did a little test run to see if I could dye her hair and as it turned out it was really easy!

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After sectioning up the top area which would later be used for the hime pouf I combed through her hair.

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Using the same dye I use for my own hair I added the pink gradient. But instead of washing it out, I left it to dry over night.

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After brushing through the next day it was all soft, bouncy and exactly the way I wanted! 😀

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I experimented with a couple of ways to put her hair up, at first I was going to use a rat inside made of tissue paper but it was too hard to keep in place.

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Not working…

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So after tying the rest of her hair back and considering the fact that she’s a doll and it doesn’t really matter if her hair sustains long term damage I just teased/backcombed the hell out of it!

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After hair spraying the crap out of it this is what I got…

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Side:

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And back:

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And with her hair out…

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Last thing I needed to work out with her hair was put some bouncy curls in! I covered her up in some thick paper towels so nothing was damaged.

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Then using disposable chopsticks I curled up her hair and held it all together with an elastic. After everything was secure I spent about 10 minutes with a hair dryer heating up, cooling down, heating up, cooling down, heating up, cooling down etc  ^_^ This was enough to reset her hair without melting it. Very similar to styling synthetic hair pieces.

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So the result of all that work was this:

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And from the back:

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At that point it was time to work on the finishing touches. Little details like painting her white stockings etc make a big difference to the end result. I thought about doing something with her little shoes but couldn’t decide in the end so I left them.

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I stitched up a little dress out of scraps and added some hair flowers. BAM! Mini Violet 😀

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Then it was just a matter of painting her dog to match. I coated him in white first…

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Then added pink sparkly details and repainted his whole face to look less sad/creepy and more happy/adorable.

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And there you have it! I couldn’t be happier with her make over! I think she’s going to be a great edition to this blog too because she’s looks better in photos than the real Violet XD

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I asked James to take a bunch of photos of her with his new lens so pic spam ahead!

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I made this little hat for her too, tutorial coming soon!

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Who wouldn’t want a picnic like this?

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Looking longingly out my window at the gel stars that I stare at all day from behind my computer.

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Very photogenic!

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So all in all I thoroughly enjoyed my first doll make over experience. I don’t know if I’m completely addicted but having a little army of them would be pretty sweet!

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What do you guys think? Did I do a good job on my mini Blythe?