BlytheCon UK 2012 Manchester

I had a great time at BlytheCon UK in Manchester this weekend! It was a fantastic event, the organisers did an amazing job! It was great to see friends old & new. I always feel really inspired after BCUK each year! Thanks so much to everyone who visited my stall! It was cool to meet so many lovely people & see so many gorgeous dolls! I was very very tired after traveling all the way to Manchester (at 29 weeks pregnant!) and didn’t take that many photos this year so I’ve borrowed a few from my Flickr contacts along with a few photos I took myself. ^_^

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My Dolly Mixture stall! Photo taken by the lovely Laura/Liquiriziadolly just before the doors opened. Massive thanks to my bf & helper Jutt who carried my suitcases, navigated & served a few customers for me too. ^_^

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My Circus Princess dresses made especially for BCUK sold out!

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One of the coolest Blythe dolls I saw at the con, this amazing anatomical model Blythe on the Dutch Blythe Fashion stall. I got to chat to the maker of the doll and he showed me some photos of the making process. She is really amazingly detailed! I love the skull in particular.

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Gorgeous miniature Alexander McQueen dress made by the talented Leo Couture.

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Another of my favourite dolls at the Zebra Blythes stall. I didn’t take a photo of her, this one is borrowed from PinkyJane. ^_^

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One of my Circus Princess dresses on it’s new owner – the pom poms matched the dolls hair perfectly!

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Lounging Linda‘s gorgeous stall! We shared a table. ^_^

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Leo’s wonderful Poupée mécanique stall

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I love the wind up monkey toy!

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Alexis Emerald ♥

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It was really great to see Momolita again! ♥

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Flamingodress by Momolita.

Momolita’s amazing stall, the flamingo & crow dresses were so gorgeous ♥

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Loved the decorations in the venue – all the balloons matched the BCUK illustration. The free goodie bags were awesome too!

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Yummy birthday cupcakes!

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I had such a great day! Photo by Lounging Linda.

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My BCUK loot! I was very restrained this year and managed to resist all the beautiful outfits & dolls on offer as I need to save money for baby things! My modest purchased were a very cute tape measure hair bow (for me!) from Millie Made and some tiny Japanese buttons and snaps (for future creations!) from Leonidas. I also did a trade with the lovely Liz/Woollyrockers for one of her awesome Blythe carry cases and two cute little knitted dresses. ^_^ I also got some wonderful presents from my friend Lisa who was visiting from Japan! Halloween Hello Kitty Pez, beautiful Japanese cloths and some lovely rooibos tea, can’t wait to try it! Also a new type of Japanese fabric pen from Momolita that I can’t wait to try!

I bought home 3 of the 25 dresses I made for BCUK, and they are now available in my Etsy shop! Thanks again to everyone who visited my stall, I’m glad so many dresses went to good homes & I can buy some nice things for my baby room now. ^_^

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I am now 30 weeks pregnant!! This week I’m back in my studio making baby things and getting ready for my next craft event, The Made-It Market in November. Can’t wait!

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