We came back from the coast yesterday and I have to say that I felt so much colder here than down there.....where down there I was wearing short sleeves and actually sunbathing, here I added another layer and actually put the heater on in my sewing room, I felt that chilly.
However, before we came home from the coast I met up with a dolly friend of mine, Olga, who customises Blythes. Olga is my favourite customiser, I love her work and some time ago she promised me that she'd customise a faceplate for me as a gift and so I was able to collect it on Tuesday when I went to visit her. It was a beautiful day and we sat on her balcony 'playing' dolls, she has the most amazing views of the coast as she is on the first floor up and I find myself constantly looking at the sea, it's so mesmerising! We ate our lunch outside too and chatted ourselves hoarse!!
Anyway, once we got home yesterday, I put together my new girl. I already had all the parts, I'd had them for a while, just waiting for her head to come home! She has a new Licca body because I prefer those to the Takara original bodies. She is an FBL faceplate but the eye mechanism is an RBL so I had to adapt that with some shaving and sanding of the sides where the mechanism fits into the faceplate. I'd already put three pairs of custom chips into the mechanism, so for the fourth pair, I decided to use the golden ones that I painted myself. They are shown in the first, third and fourth photos. I'd been saving those for just the right girl, and this one got them!
Her hair is actually a 'skin' and not a 'scalp'. I made it some time ago from a large piece of yellow and red coloured Tibetan lambswool that I'd bought on the internet. I called it my Ronald McDonald skin but decided to dye it a deep brown. At first I wasn't sure that it was right for my new girl but the more I look at it, so the more I love it on her.....I think she's very cute looking.
I think I'm going to call her Toni, being short for Antonia, a popular name here in Spain.
And finally a quick photo of all my Blythe girls together. The shelf is getting a bit crowded now!! And poor Hershey, second from the right at the back is complaining that 'the new girl' has too much hair!!!! (And the blue haired girl is definitely getting a new faceup soon, I really don't like how I did her face last time!!)
Have a great weekend everyone!!