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July 17th, 2007
hippity hop

Hey everyone,

I wanted to let y'all know about my friend Nancy.  She's an amazing potter.  Really, I can't believe what she can do with her hands.  She has an etsy shop that carries some of her handmade jewelry.  Some of the pieces have a rabbit theme that I simply cannot get over.  Have a look:



Her prices belie the effort and love she puts into making them.  The necklace is $16 and the ring a mere $12.  There's loads of other stuff too.  If you wanna check her out, go to roundrabbit.etsy.com - and if you do buy a bauble or two be sure to tell her that Blythe sent you!!

Speaking of etsy, I just spent a mint on t-shirts for Carpenter.  I find the greatest stuff there.  Here's part of my latest haul:

 

I mourn the day he decides what he does and doesn't want to wear.  This has been way too much fun!

Happy day to all!!

xo,
gina

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July 13th, 2007
my sweet boy

today was about as gorgeous a day as we get here in nyc.  so, i took my little man out on the town.  we hit the park, barnes and noble (for a rice krispie treat as big as his head), a subway ride home and a nice long bath.  my good friend nami brought him the most amazing gifts from japan --  bath bombs that when dissolved produce teeny tiny adorable toys.  carpenter calls him his 'little guys' and has amassed an army.  i'm not sure who likes them more....





so much fun having a little boy!

xo
gina

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July 12th, 2007
my lips, my lips, my lovely lady lips

hey all,

i was just humming 'my humps' to myself and snickered as i remembered my sweet little carpenter singing along with fergie a few months ago.  gotta love a 2 year old by singing about his 'lovely lady lumps'!!

so, let's talk about lips.  i was trolling yahoo japan today and saw loads of really unique customs.  call me crazy but putting blythe under the knife is a scary notion, especially for someone as uncoordinated and nervous as me!  but these folks go at it with abandon.  i salute them all!







popo's pop is one of the more extreme gals out there, no?

thanks to everyone for visiting my on-line store.  i'm adding some new items to the clearance section and just created an 'economy 10 pack' in the eyechip section.  have a peek when you can!

happy day to all,
gina

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July 7th, 2007
Shoe bonanza

Hey everyone,

One of the great things about jetlag -- maybe the ONLY great thing -- is that I get loads of work done well before the birds are up.  Of course this means that I have to take a midday nap to be able to power through.  Ah well, at least I'm feeling useful at the moment. 

I can't tell you how exciting it is to have my little on-line shop up and running.  I worked on it forever, and now that it's here I love it.  I'm having alot of fun finding new goodies to share with everyone, and in the process I'm getting some great stuff for my own girls.  When I was in Tokyo I met the crew from IxTee and of course fell madly in love with their shoes.  I just got this from them:



I'm kind of dying over it.  I want them all.  I'm still working out which ones I'll get for me and for the shop.  They're made sooo well!

Nothing else too thrilling on this side of the world.  We're expecting some pretty gnarly weather this weekend.  The older I get the less able I am to hack the heat.   Carpenter and I are gonna go to the water park today to cool down so I suppose it'll be sorta manageable.  Can't wait til he's old enough for the movies...

Have fun today!

xo
gina

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July 4th, 2007
Hi, remember me? (part deux)

So you're probably wondering just what happened to me.  There was so much promise in my new blog adventure and then...silence.  I apologize.  I've been hammered with getting my new on-line shop together.  I can't believe how long it's taken for me to get it up and running but now that it is, it's super (if I do say so myself!!) - I've been prowling around trying to find new and unusual goodies for our girls and I believe I've succeeded.  Check in often because at the rate I'm going, I'll have new stuff at least once a week:  www.thisisblythe.com/shop

Where to begin?  I just got back from a week in Tokyo where we did the annual fashion show.  This year featured the Pret a Porter girls from Paree and I must say, the French folk know what they're doing.  Wow!  The whole trip was just fantastic.  A bunch of TIBers came from 'round the globe  which made it extra special:  Christina and Paul (Australia), Melissa and Paul US/California), Chun (Canada), Leo (Greece), Ruth (Finland) and a host of others.  It was a very international and chic crowd, no?

Now that I'm back in the saddle I *promise* to write more often.  Thank you all for your patience and gorgeousness.  I've missed you!

xo
gina


Can these girls get *any* cuter?



Chun and Leo.  WOOT!!



Serious business.....                                     Hangin' with my homies


The scene at Omotosando Hills, inside and out



Gorgeous custom, gorgeous girl



Random things I love about Japan:  Kawaii buses and vending machines with built in TVs!

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