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Meet vendor: Shabby Village Bunny

Name: Andrea

Shop name: Shabby Village Bunny
Shop/website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShabbyVillageBunny

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Germany based Andrea Kopacikova, most known as Shabby Village Bunny, is participating at BCEU2017 Málaga.

Her work is simply amazing!

Here are some words:

When and How you started in the Blythe Hobby / Community?
I started this hobby in the year 2000. and I started with customizing in 2015

Why did you start creating your own blythe Stuff / making your own customs?
I fell in love custom Blythe from the first moment. I started to customized only for myself, but
many people have asked me if I did not do also for them too.
Where do you get your inspiration?
My inspiration is life around me and still desire to learn something new

Which kind of stuff will you offer at your stand?
OOAK Custom Blythe Girls and fully outfits

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Nombre: Andrea
Nombre de su tienda: Shabby Village Bunny
Tienda/website: https://www.etsy.com/es/shop/ShabbyVillageBunny

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La artista Andrea Kopacikova, mas conocida como Shabby Village Bunny, estará con nosotros en el próximo BCEU 2017!
Su trabajo es espectacular!

Aquí su pequeña entrevista.

¿Cuándo y cómo te uniste a la comunidad Blythe?
Empecé en el hobby en en año 2000 y como customizadora en 2015.

¿Por qué razón comenzaste a crear o customizar Blythe?
Me enamoré de las muñecas Blythe customizadas desde el primer momento, empecé a customizar para mi, pero mucha gente empezó a pedirme customs para ellos también.

¿Dónde encuentras tu inspiración?
Mi inspiración es la vida que me rodea y el deseo de seguir aprendiendo continuamente.

¿Qué artículos ofrecerás en tu mesa?
Algunas Blythe Custom y Outfits

Interview with vendor MforMonkey

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Name: Maria
Shop: MforMonkey
Website: http://www.mformonkey.com

Could you please introduce yourself to all BCEU attendees?
Hello there! My name is Mary and I love crafting more than anything else. I’m living my dream job, working full time creating doll clothes and tiny dollies.

I wish for my doll clothes to be realistic but also fun and easy to wear. I love making things that can be mix and match with other clothes to create unique looks for your dolls.

How and when did you join the Blythe community?
I met them at Bologna’s children book Fair in 2002, they had a booklet of Gina Garan’s book at Hasbro’s stall. It was an instant love crush.  I got my first Blythe back in February 2004 and joined the forums around a year later.

Why did you start customizing / sewing / crafting?
I’ve been crafting all my life, ever since I was a kid I loved playing with clay and play dough, making tiny creatures or items. I also enjoyed drawing and painting. I began sewing for Blythe right away after receiving my first doll. Her name is Caroline and she was an SBL Velvet Minuet that I still keep. Mostly started like many back then trying out Bratz and Barbie clothes but couldn’t find anything that I really liked and it was not as easy as nowadays to find cute clothes for them, so I started making my own clothes.

Thanks to that first step I began taking sewing and pattern making classes at a civic centre in 2004. This lead to decide becoming a seamstress so I entered ‘Escola de la Dona’ here in Barcelona in 2006. I have my amazing teachers to thank for everything I learned and all the wonderful classes I took there.

MforMonkey was created in January 2006 with my first crochet hoodie custom order. Back then I was sewing clothes only for my own girls and it wasn’t until a year later that I started taking custom orders for clothes as well.

I’ve been customising since I got my first Blythe too, but so sporadically that I still have lots to learn. 🙂

Where do you find your inspiration?
Mostly from movies or TV series costumes, books, images that strike you and send your imagination to fly, some contemporary clothes I like. Fabrics talk to me at shops too, sometimes they will give you an idea for an outfit right on the spot. I also like starting from a period costume and turn it into something more close to today’s everyday wearing (like with the Keats pants). Everything can be a source of inspiration if your eyes are open and you let yourself be surprised by the small things around you.

What will you offer us in your stall?
Some Lederhosen sets, as well as some new cape sets are on the sewing table right now. I’m also working on more Woodland themed outfits, like the Bear sets and some MiniCamille’s too.

Lastly, could you tell us about your next projects?
I’m currently working on the Mushroom set for BCEU’s exhibition. There are some ideas for new sets I hope to finish too, and then start preparing BCUK’s clothes!

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Interview Raisa Kettunen from Pinkkis

Name: Raisa Kettunen
Shop name: Pinkkis
www.etsy.com/shop/pinkkis
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Could you please introduce yourself to all BCEU attendees?
Hello! My name is Raisa. I’m from Finland. This is my third year being obsessed with Blythe, but my very first convention. I’m very excited to meet you all! I can’t wait to see all the amazing dolls and doll clothes and other doll-related items you have. Hopefully you’ll like my Blythe Sleepsack Carriers also!

How and when did you join the Blythe community?
I was posting pics on Flickr and noticed there was an American lady living here in Helsinki who was also into Blythe. So I contacted her and she arranged a meet for local collectors. Later I figured out my first contact was the one and only Eurotrash!

Why did you start customizing / sewing / crafting?
I’ve been sewing and crafing for years before I was into dolls. So it was only natural to keep doing that with Blythe as well. My main craft at the moment is sewing carry cases for dolls. Occasionally I make doll clothes as well, but mainly for my own amusement. I also spend a lot of time with my dollhouse, which I’m very proud of. 🙂

Where do you find your inspiration? Fabric! Beautiful and interesting fabric inspires me. Also things that I find interesting; at the moment; I’m into Twin Peaks, which shows in the pictures I’ve been taking and also in the fabrics I choose.

What will you offer us in your stall?
Mostly it’ll be the Blythe Sleepsack Carriers–my very own invention. The carry cases feature a cutout for the doll’s face that you can also cover when needed. I’ll also have some cosmetic and pencil cases made from Blythe fabric and Wubba Chiken and Pull Ring earrings.

Lastly, could you tell us about your next projects?
Right now I’m working on four fluffy sleepsacks and four animal sleepsack. I’m working on new animal shapes and I have to say so far so good! And I just can’t wait to finish those to be able to focus on my Twin Peaks-inspired Sleepsack–it’s going to be awesome!

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