Category Archives: VENDORS

Meet vendor: Hola Gominola

 

Meet vendor: Hola Gominola
 
Name: Sara
Shop name: Hola Gominola
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/holagominola
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gominolahola
Web: http://www.gumgarden.com

 

Please introduce yourself and your work:
Hello, my name is Sara and I’m from Córdoba. I studied Fine Arts in Seville and moved to Madrid, where I’ve been working as an illustrator, designer and art teacher.

When and How you started in the Blythe Hobby / Community?
I discovered Blythe in Gina Garan’s pictures for Sony Minidisc ads. I was fascinated but never thought I could buy one of those amazing dolls for myself. It was some years later, in 2009, that I started my research again and found some online shops, forums and tutorials about customization. I joined the Flickr doll community back then.

Why did you start creating your own blythe Stuff / making your own customs?
When my first Blythe arrived and I saw her in person I was amazed in every way. But something was missing, she needed a soul. I had seen that some cosmetic surgery was ok, there were awesome customs out there. So I grabbed some tools I had around and joined the club!

Where do you get your inspiration?
From my illustrations, pictures of children, books, movies… For the last 4 years my niece Emma has been my top reference for volumes and expressions.

Which kind of stuff will you offer at your stand?
Neo and Petite Blythe customs, ilustrations and little surprises.

Meet vendor: DOLLS4BREAKFAST

Meet vendor: DOLLS4BREAKFAST
Name: Mattia
Shop name: DOLLS4BREAKFAST
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dolls4breakfast
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dolls4breakfast
Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/es/shop/dolls4breakfast

When and How you started in the Blythe Hobby / Community?
I don´t remember exactly when I started with Blythe…I used to collect vintage Barbies and other retro dolls and I was always fascinated by the Blythe world and during a Convention I got my first Blythe…she was an ADG Blythe “Pleasant Peasant” and I suddenly fell in love with her! I played a lot with her, but the Blythe- haolic-passion grew in me with the third doll that I bought: “Hollywood”. After that I completely lost control! (My second Blythe was “Very Vicky”, I love her as well)

Why did you start creating your own blythe Stuff / making your own customs?
I tell stories through my clothes, that´s why I create them.

Where do you get your inspiration?
I get my inspiration from my life, from the peolpe who I´ve met and I mix everything with the colors, the shapes and the styles that are in my mind. I´m sick for MOD and kitsch but I also like 80´s and 90´s fashion era.

I love to spend my free time in flea markets looking for vintage fabrics and I enjoy to research new stuff and accesories for my creations during my travelling trips.

Which kind of stuff will you offer at your stand?
In my stand you will find handmade clothes and accessories for Blythe.

 

Meet vendor: Earth Angels Studios

Meet vendor: Earth Angels Studios
Name: Jen
Shop name: Earth Angels Studios
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jensearthangels
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jensearthangels
Etsy Shop: http://www.earthangelsstudios.com

Please introduce yourself and/or your work:
Since 1994, I have been involved in the doll and teddy bear communities in the USA finding the best there is in handmade and presenting it in a gallery style setting – both on-line and at special artful shopping events. I have been featured in many magazines and work to promote the best there is in contemporary American folk art through my shop and through my work as an editor in many national magazines like Country Living, Romantic Homes, Flea Market Style, PRIMS and Where Women Create.

I work with artists who are at the top of their craft and make lovely, one of a kind things – many with a vintage feel and flair. Since 2002, I have partnered exclusively with artist Letty Worley of Letty’s bears to showcase her unique soft sculpture artistry. Since we are both Blythe lovers, we have developed a line of “party pets” to accompany our beloved doll and are partners in sharing this artistry with me designing and showcasing and Letty stitching and embellishing these creations. They can be “walked” by Blythe, worn as a cross-body purse by Blythe or worn as a bracelet by a collector.

When and How you started in the Blythe Hobby / Community?
I was given Blythe when I was a little girl for my birthday in 1973 by my two older brothers… and I LOVED playing with her….she was always in my favorite outfit – Kozy Kape. I do still have her!
So, I have been enchanted with the Blythe community for several years, but it was not until I was gifted a beautiful custom Blythe doll by my dear friend Rosanna De Bellis that I came to appreciate the custom Blythe artistry and I am totally enthralled with the talent and style of the many makers in the Blythe world!

Why did you start creating your own blythe Stuff / making your own customs?
Blythe inspires the creation of beautiful things so it was a natural thing to want to design and créate for Blythe…AND…we are animal lovers and love our dogs so we wanted Blythe to have a pet too!

Where do you get your inspiration?
Inspiration comes from old things, old textiles, images and old toys.

Which kind of stuff will you offer at your stand?
We will showcase a collection of original and one of a kind Blythe “Party Pets” as well as Antique laces and trims handmade in the USA that are used in making doll clothes and vintage ítems.