Category Archives: BCEU 2012

Alpe visits… Barcelona

Text and pictures by Ismael (Supernenek)

Barcelona was the first stop in Alpe’s long travel around Europe.
This city is the second largest one in Spain and the eleventh one in Europe so there’re a lot of interesting places to visit.
Alpe didn’t want to visit the typical ones so I guided her through my personal highlights.

Our first destination was the Labyrinth Park of Horta. There’s nothing more magical than this garden in a winter morning.

 

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Featured seller: ChuThings

Our second featured seller is also a very special one, as she’ll be coming all the way from Australia to visit us. Of course, we are talking about Maria, the artist behind the imaginative ChuThings brand.


Photo by Maria (ChuThings)

Hi dolly fellas! My name is Maria Yeoshen, but everyone calls me Chu after my middle name “Jesus”; That’s why my dolly clothes brand is called ChuThings. So I am from Venezuela but living in Australia since 2008. I studied twice at uni, first Medicine and then Journalism, but I didn’t finish either both, because my truly passion is designing and creating things!. So now you see me, sewing, drawing and designing 🙂

When did you started with this hobby/business?
I started collecting Blythe as soon as I move here in Australia (2008) and I started sewing almost at the same time (without having any idea of what I was doing). I formally started ChuThings as a doll clothes brand in 2010 in the National Blythe Meeting here in Australia. Before that, I only made crocheted softoys under the same name on Etsy.


Photo by Maria (ChuThings)

Was the learning process too long? Did somebody teach you?
To be honest, It took me 2 years to be satisfy with my sewing work and say “ok, this is enough well made to be sold”, quality is the most important things in my dolly outfits, so I was very concern about this.
Of course, it took me 2 years without to many responsibilities, I was learning a new lenguage, adapting to my new country, so I spend all that time improving my sewing skills. My mom visit me early 2010 and she teach me so many useful tips and tricks about how to finish my dresses, lining and other sewing stuff. She is incredible good sewing <3.

Photo by Maria (ChuThings)

What makes your products different from others.
I think quality is one of my main things. About the style, I just create whatever I feel, sometimes can be romantic, sometimes, classic, sometimes mori, depends of my mood I guess, but dresses are my weak point for sure!.

What can we expect from you at BlytheCon Europe? (What are you gonna carry with you?)
I am preparing a special collection for the BlytheCon Europe, very elegant, so, stay tuned!. In other hand I will try to bring with me two custom blythes to be sold as well :). And I expect for the Blythecon Europe to meet tons of dolly friends and make new ones too!

Photo by Maria (ChuThings)

And last but not least… Have you ever been in Berlin? What’s your opinion about the city? And if you have never been… What do you expect from the city?
I have never been in Europe! so this is so exciting for me! Everyone told me Berlin is one of the most beautiful cities in the whole world! So I expect to be amaze!!!

ChuThings on the net:
www.chuthings.com

www.flickr.com/photos/chuthings

twitter: @chuthings

Have you got a stall at BlytheCon Europe? Do you want to be featured?
Throw us a line! blytheconeurope@gmail.com

Featured seller: Dollymix!

We are pleased to introduce our first featured seller, Gema, the imaginative seamstress and creator under the brand Dollymix!


Photo by Gema (Dollymix)

Hello everyone! My name is Gema and I’m better known as Regenboog (which means rainbow in Dutch). After studying for several years, I decided to take a Sabatic year to travel around the world. At home I have different kind of jobs like freelance fashion designer and cook.

When did you started with this hobby/business?
I discovered Blythe in the summer of 2004.
One year later I got my first Blythe, which was an ADG Redhead and since that day I’m totally addicted to this hobby.
Dollymix! was born 4 years ago. Before I had a website, I started selling and swapping clothes in websites like Flickr and forums like DPNS, TIB & VDP.
I decided to call my brand Dollymix!, because I wanted to offer a mix of styles/items for different kind of dolls.


Photo by Gema (Dollymix)

Was the learning process too long? Did somebody teach you?
I learned at school the technic of ensembling and pattern making.
In the beginning I was used to make dresses without sleeves, because I hated to sew them. Now I can’t see any dress without them!


Photo by Gema (Dollymix)

What makes your products different from others?
The diversity of styles/items and colours. 

What can we expect from you at BlytheCon Europe? (What are you gonna carry with you?)
At the stand of Dollymix! you will find Felted Stuff, Mini Fashionista dresses for Middie, hoodies, leggings, capes and much more random items! 


Photo by Gema (Dollymix)

And last but not least… Have you ever been in Berlin? What’s your opinion about the city? And if you have never been… What do you expect from the city?
I have been once in Berlin and I had a great time, the people are very kind, they have amazing vega restaurants and you will need more than a weekend for to visit the museums and shops.

Dollymix on the net:
www.dollymix.nl
www.flickr.com/groups/d0llymix

www.facebook.com/D0llymix

Have you got a stall at BlytheCon Europe? Do you want to be featured?
Throw us a line! blytheconeurope@gmail.com