How it started …

Hi, my name is Miki! I became aware of the lovely dolls via the hashtag Custom Blythe Dolls on Instagram. (Under the hashtag Custom Blythe Dolls, numerous artists and doll collectors present their unique dolls. The story  of theBlythe Dolls is available on Wikipedia.)  I immediately fell in love with these Art dolls. After that, a long process began for the professionalization of the artistic confrontation. For more than two years I have been customizing these dolls as a hobby for my private collection. At the end of 2020 I decided to set up my own business and sell my lovingly designed dolls to people all over the world, to whom I can bring a lot of joy with my work.

Inspiration

In an ever-faster world, depth is often lost. Terms lose their actual and essential meanings (…). Personally, I have always been interested in the expressive, the magical, the fairytale, the beautiful and the aesthetic. The dolls I individualize always correspond to fabulous creatures such as witches, fairies or other fairy-tale characters; often mystical, sometimes melancholic – but always magical. Each doll has its own story and source of inspiration. The dolls are artistically individualized by me with a lot of precision – carved, made-up, lovingly designed and dressed accordingly. They embody my fantasies.

The process

It’s a longer process until a so-called “Custom Doll” is actually ready! It begins with ideas, triggered by inspirations, encounters, lyrics, (…) and ends in this first phase in a concrete imagination. The design is then developed and materials are ordered. Now a production process lasting several days begins: The “Base Doll” is now broken down into its individual parts. The face plate of the doll is sanded off, mouth and nose part is carved, made up, sealed several times. The mechanics are then adapted, the eyes are replaced and many other details are changed.

In the foreground you can see an original Blythe doll, which i have re-individualized. On social media you can find the hashtag “Custom Blythe Doll”. For my dolls I use “different blanks”. The so-called “base doll” is in rarer cases a Blythe doll, usually a special blank. 

The face plate of the doll is sanded off, mouth and nose part is carved, made up, sealed several times.