Whirlwind weekend, or How I Met My Best Friend

When I tell people the story about how Rebecca and I met, I get strange and curious looks. So, here goes…

squirreljunkie weekend

I found Rebecca on Flickr not quite a year ago. She took wonderful, sweet photos of her Blythe doll, Squirrel and I also found lots of crafty photos in her Flickrstream. Wow, I thought, a kindred spirit. I commented on her photos and then she eventually commented on mine and eventually we started sending FMs back and forth. This eventually lead to phone calls and then talks about visiting. Rebecca was brave enough to come all the way across the country to spend the last days of her 365-day Blythe project with me and I am so glad she did. We got along well via phone and messages but we REALLY got along in person. We were both stunned to discover that a 5-day visit went by too quickly and ended both very happily (we had a great time) and very sadly (oh, please don’t go so soon!).

We spent the weekend doing touristy things like visiting Hallmark, the Nelson-Atkins Museum and the River Market Antique Mall but we also did “dolly stuff” — late night haircuts, photoshoots and other silliness that filled us with joy and delight. We had late night runs to 7-11 for Slurpees and a requisite stop at Murray’s for the finest ice cream in Kansas City.

People make romantic connections online all the time but people seem surprised to discover that I met my best friend by way of the internet. So, despite the quizzical looks when I explain how we met, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Thank you, internet, for helping me find my best friend!

[More photos available at my Flickr Set and in Rebecca’s Flickr Set]


Humpty Dumpty had a doll… or four.

I have not one, not two, not three, but FOUR Blythes in pieces on my desk right now. I need to carve out some serious time and get these poor girls back together.

  • Most importantly, I must finish fixing Beatrix’s eye mechanism and figuring out why her chips rubbed her eyelids.
  • Frankie (GR) needs her new eye chips and then she’s ready for reassembly.
  • Emma (EP) is ready to try out her new scalp (STA) and a new set of eye chips (the pink ones were too, too much).
  • Nameless Purple Saffy needs a bit more TLC (chips, finish face-up, hair conditioning/straightening, pull strings, etc).