At 5am on my birthday I was slumped against my studio wall (I hadn’t gone to sleep yet) and I was wondering about my life decisions (I complain but I do love my work). Exhausted, I realised that a box had arrived… and boy did it make my day! I think of her as a birthday present to myself … everyone – meet Plum.
Plum started out as a Cadence Majorette. I sent my girl to Kate of Chantilly Lace to give her a total make-over – she got a re-root, new eyechips, a new face-up – the full kit and caboodle. I picked a purple-blue fibre for her hair. I figured I didn’t have any purple-blue haired girls!
Kate has been doing Blythe customisations for a long time. She’s fast, and her work shows that she’s a pro at it. It’s soft, and well carved. It’s also subtle, which I love about Plum (I named her plum because she looks so purple!).
I gave her a braided-bun hairstyle in celebration of the new Star Wars! She also has the most gorgeous outfit by Petite Creayations, which came with socks, the little trousers, the tunic, and the little grey top. My husband claims that she is overly coordinated, so I’ll try to dress her in something less purple next time.
Her hair is so soft and fun to play with, it’s a soft alpaca (or mohair…) that is just like a little dream. I had her hair down before but I don’t think that suited her (and she has so much of it that it was a bit of a witch-scenario) but I love having all her hair up!
Plum also has some gorgeous Lilac purple lids, speckled with a deep violet and flecks of glitter.
She has four hand-painted eyechips – in a pink-brown, a speckled green, a sky blue, and an ice blue.
I wasn’t sure when I opened her, whether I loved her or not. But, after I did her hair in odangos and let her sit there for a few days, she’s slowly captured my heart. What a gorgeous girl!
I hope you all have had a good week! I’ve working away on a few commissions now that I have more time, and I have reviews upcoming for Alura, Q-Pot Blythe, La Robe Verte Clair, and Dal Heiwa.
Also, Jerryberry has just announced a new Basic model. I. Can’t. Wait.