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« on: April 04, 2013 11:00:44 AM »

I've figured out a way to craft for my new favorite obsession, Blythe dolls, AND raise money for charity, AND do it from the comfort of my home!  I am knitting and sewing dresses for Blythe that I showcase on my blog, Blythe Happy, and I offer them for a $15 donation (or $10 for the smaller dress) to one of my favorite charities, via PayPal.  I get the word out about them on Facebook and a couple of Blythe doll sites. In the two weeks I've been doing this, I've "sold" six dresses!  The "buyer" simply makes the donation, then forwards me the PayPal receipt, and I send the dress.

I'm offering these white dresses with the doll's name embroidered on the skirt. (Blythe dolls have a tendency to become stained if you leave a colorful garment on them for too long, so white clothes are perfect for long-term use.) This dress is a free pattern from Puchi Collective.




I'm also offering these knit dresses in a variety of colors.  I developed this pattern myself (which I'm super proud of!!) This multi-colored one was the first to go!




I also re-worked the knitting pattern to fit this smaller version of Blythe (called a Middie Blythe).



I am extremely pleased with the initial response to this project, and I plan to come up with some new outfits in the future, so I can continue to appeal to Bythe collectors.
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013 01:09:10 PM »

I am forwarding this post to a friend of mine, a former colleague, who is also a Blythe fan(atic).

They are super cute, Leslie!
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013 01:29:36 PM »

Thanks, Smmarrt! I appreciate it!
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2013 08:23:47 PM »

What a generous thing to do. I am sure your charities are grateful. I love the doll dresses too.
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2013 08:15:14 AM »

These are so pretty! That's such a great idea to "sell" them for a donation to charity.
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