Saturday, February 27, 2010

Blythe Sized

everything miniature seems SO magical. . . don't you think?

i was always fascinated with Barbie sized accessories growing up and i used to "steal" all of my mom's *really* neat-o vintage Barbie sized goodies to use for my Barbies. . .

we would set up elaborate houses for our dolls in the living room or where ever space allowed! {we didn't own an actual Barbie house. . . but that didn't matter!}

now that i am "into" the world of Blythe. . . that love for all things miniature has reared it's glorious head!
from food to purses to tennis rackets to record players. . . i WANT it all!
here is a little peek into the Blythe sized world that i have made:

i have started to decorate my Blythes' house with "framed" art
"HAY!". . . my girls like this one a lot! ;) tee hee!
Stina made the banner for me. . . isn't it radical!?!

mod mag reading and record playing. . . a lazy daisy afternoon around these parts :)
{psst. . . this is also a sneak peek of some *new* goodies for Blythe that i will be selling SOON in my Etsy shop! vintage mags anyone?}

Eve and Bambi posing so sweetly

a vintage My Little Pony glo-worm and a CUTE kawaii mini deer that Katrina sent me!
all tucked into a vintage Barbie inflatable bed! :)

miniature is magical, don't you think? :)
happy weekend!

Friday, February 26, 2010

polaroid Friday. . . vintage Bambi

i just *heart* all things vintage Disney. . .
lately i have been on a "doe" kick though so, Bambi is on my brain!

indiana LOVES Bambi too and so we have started a "Bambi" theme in her bedroom. . . i ordered a LOVELY personalized Bambi paint by number hoop from Gina of Doe-C-Doe!
it arrived and we LOVE it!

it hangs up SO sweetly in a grouping of prints near indiana's bed. . . it completes it perfectly!
thanks Gina. . . we LOVE it!

so. . . for polaroid Friday i was in a vintage Bambi "mood". . .
check out these other wonderful vintage Bambi pics:

Thursday, February 25, 2010

just because Eve is pretty

finally got Eve some *new* clothes! most are vintage handmade. . . but handmade with LOVE.

i have also been working on her house. . . she has a kitchen and a living room. . . but, her bedroom is kind of "to the side" of the house!
only SOOOO much room inside an old record table! ;)
p.s. she also adopted a new pet named Bambi. . . can you spy him?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mod Barbie Ads

aren't they pretty and "Mod-a-licious"!?!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

hot pink pony

my new pride and joy is the vintage *hot pink* pony stick that i found thrifting.
i wasn't sure how to display it. . . so i tied it with ribbon and hung in on Kendy's wall. . . this way i don't have to "hide" it from the girls {they tend to ruin ALL they touch!} and we still get to see his happy face every day!
i also got the vintage FP cash register off of Craigslist when we first moved here.
i got a HUGE lot for $15.00!
awww. . . i love to get a deal {especially such pretty RETRO deals}!

{i used my *new* Dots digi paper to "frame" the pictures. . . if you like. . . click HERE for info!}

Monday, February 22, 2010

*new* digital paper kit. . . DOTS!

i have finally gotten around to making a *new* digital paper kit!
{LONG time coming! ha!}

it is all about DOTS.
funky, bright, RETRO dots!

you can get it HERE in my etsy shop. . . The Gnome Hut

a page by me. . . featuring Kendy :)

kits used:
the gnome hut. . . Dots paper
Kitschy Digitals. . . Woodland Die Cut
MiniToko. . . mini Furoshiki

and a page by Chelsea Ann. . .

kits used. . .
the gnome hut. . . Dots Paper
Kitschy Digitals. . . washi tape frames
{p.s. don't you love the Rainbow Brite page! killer. . . and so are Chelsea's *new* glasses!}

Saturday, February 20, 2010

AMAZING giveaway

would you LOVE some Kitschy goodness?
then hop over to Celine Navarro's blog and enter to win these fantastic goodies from Kitschy Digitals!

ends soon. . . so, hurry on over to ENTER!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Polaroid Friday. . . Blythe

awww, shucks!
it's Blythe!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Flight Number Blythe

Eve is all ready to go on her trip to Japan. . . she has been looking forward to this for some time. . wish i could go with her :)

{got THE cutest vintage Barbie Airplane for Christmas (courtesy of
i bid and won the sucker for $2.00! paint me MOD happy :)}

Birthday LOVE

THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the *wonderful* birthday wishes!
made my birthday so lovely!
warmed my retro heart SOOO very much!
so thank you. . . made me smile ALL day long to read such radical comments from all of you :). . . THANKS!

speaking of LOVE. . .
check out this *A-MAZING* birthday photo shoot that my BESTEST friend Danielle set up and shot JUST for me!
such a great birthday present and surprise! ;)
thanks Danielle. . . it really, really, really MADE my day ROCK!


see the entire "birthday wishes" HERE. . . thanks Danielle! {thank you thank you thank you}
i loved it. . .
and, do you see all the CUTE Rement!?!
Danielle has the BEST taste and most wonderful collections. . . would love to take a sneak peek into her world! ;)

my birthday was terrific. . . a bit boring. . . {i'm kind of a homebody!}. . . but full of love.
Pace got me balloons and a VERY funny Twilight card. . . tee hee hee!

he got me a lucky golden chinese cat. . . {because i couldn't stop talking about the one i got for Danielle's birthday!}

and a bamboo plant. . . {he rests nicely in our kitchen window :)}
and he surprised me with a "trip around the world". . .
a two night stay in the heart of Chinatown in Toronto where we will be going to see the King Tut exhibit there!

i am SOOOOO excited!
i have always been obsessed with ancient Egypt. . . visiting the pyramids is a dream of mine. . . but since we can't afford that kind of trip right now. . . Pace got me the next best thing!
isn't he sweet? i think so!

so. . . i will be going to Canada, China and Egypt all in the span of a couple of days. . . nothing better :)
no flights. no serious packing.
just FUN.

p.s. i can't wait to do some shopping in Chinatown! also part of my birthday. . . a shopping spree!
i am ONE lucky girl!

p.s.s. my parents also *spoiled* my retro butt and got me some fantastic scrapping supplies and THIS Barbie!

thanks mom and dad!

so. . . enough of my bragging!
it was a great 26th.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!

26 today.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine goodies

i have the *SWEETEST* gal pals. . . really, i do.
i got some SUPER cute and thoughtful goodies from friends this year for Valentines. . . talk about a lucky girl i am!

from Rachel:

aren't those cupcake picks to die for *vintage*!?!
Rachel. . . you know me girl!
thanks so much for the CUTE picks and DELICIOUS cupcakes! {she handmade them! i know. . . she rocks!} thanks honey. . . the whole fam loved them :)

from Danielle:

Danielle about took my breath away with all the kawaii love she sent me!
her packaging skills are the TOPS. . . bar none!
she gets me so well. . . everything she sent had "Karli" screaming all over it!
thank you D. . . loved it all!

from Katrina:

now. . . i didn't really get my awesome goodies from Katrina for Valentines {per-say!}
but. . . they were so "Valentine-y" i had to group them in this post!
Katrina opened a *new* etsy shop called. . . Mr. Rabbit, Sir. . . and it is the cat's meow!
please check it out. . . i got the CUTEST mailer tags and baker's twine. . . great for gifts and scrapping :)
she also was such a sweetie and added a whole bunch more tags for me!
thanks KAT! love them.

hope everyone had a good Valentines. . . we did!
now for the shamrocks :)

Friday, February 12, 2010


had to post!!!
just found the MOST unique magazine EVER.

acronym for:

a Japanese magazine that claims it is "made by girls for girls". . .
i am in love with it!
lots of CUTE fashion and vignette photo shoots {japan style!}. . .
you can view it online. . . so go and check it out!
so kawaii it's scary! ;)

i love the photo shoot of these two twins. . . Ami and Aya. . . Hello Kitty! shut up!
utterly retro kawaii. . . *swoon*

did i mention it is FREE! *bonus* ;)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Polaroid Friday. . . Day of LOVE

Happy Valentine's weekend folks. . .
this week on polaroid Friday i am gonna leave you with some PURTY images of L-O-V-E. . .
hopefully it will help get you in the mood for hearts and candy! ;)
love you all!
Happy Valentines :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

around this house

this house of ours.
full of kitsch.
too much!. . . and at the same time. . . NEVER enough.

p.s. {LOVE my new dolly shelf! Pace bought it for me for Christmas. . . thanks dear! he knows my retro heart well :) i already need another one! ha!}

oh, and. . . thanks for all the well wishes in the last post!
the girls are SLOWLY getting better! so thank you for the love :)