Sunday, November 24, 2013

As Sweet As Chocolate ... and called Lindt!

My son Brendan came down to see us here at the coast today and, as usual, brought our mail with him!  I had five packages, so a lovely lot of dolly things to open!

I've received the deep brunette hair for rerooting Bailey, plus Brendan kindly brought all I need to make a start on her too, bless him!  Another packet contained 4 lovely berets by Hattie plus a Sashapotamos tee shirt that I bought in Dee's after sales from her Chat n Snap.  A third package contained a Prince Gregor wig from ABCeta in the UK.  I have washed and conditioned the wig because although it is new, it had a very strong musty smell to it.  It is currently drying in the kitchen and smells so much nicer already!  Two pairs of handmade glass eyechips were next...they are for my favourite Blythe, Heather Sky who is customised by me.  I hope that I can insert those this week too.

My biggest parcel was a lovely new doll!!!  I first saw her on Facebook in early September, and admired her photos.  The owner, a lovely lady in Switzerland, wrote saying that if I were interested, she was prepared to sell her.  Sadly, at that point, she was beyond my reach.  I always try to stick within my dolly budget and will only spend what I have in my paypal account, so had to decline, even though the lady was more than happy to hold her for me and even offered me layaway.  However, although I did decline, I told the seller that if, and when, I had enough money, if the doll were still available, I would certainly be back in touch with her!

So earlier this month, I had enough and contacted the owner and sure enough her lovely girl was still available....I secretly believe that she had 'held' her for me, or at least hadn't made any effort to sell her elsewhere, because I'm sure she would have easily found a new home!!  And so here she is and I love her!!!  I have called her Lindt, just like the Swiss chocolate, because of her beautiful thick shiny brunette non falling hair!!!!!! YES, NON falling!!!!!!  I'm so happy!!!  She arrived in her brown corderoy farm pants, white blouse and a cute cardigan to keep her warm on her journey.  I added the lovely beret by Dee's Hattie, stripey socks and these boots which are a trial pair that  I made last week.  I only used some faux suede this time but am planning on making my pattern 10% bigger and using soft leather and real suede for them next time.

I know I'm prejudiced but isn't she lovely!!!


















22 comments:

  1. She IS; Sharon!

    (How do you spell Lindt?)

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    1. Thanks so much Anne! I'm glad you like her! Do you mean how do I pronounce it? I would pronounce it like Lint but then with more emphasise on the 'D'....does that make sense? I just had to choose this name as it was the only chocolate that I could think of from Switzerland, except for Nestle!!!

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    2. Sorry for using the wrong word!
      You're right with Lind and it's a great idea. Sounds smooth, but not like a fabric softener ;)
      It comes from the 'Linde'-tree = lime in english? The german verb is 'lindern', it means soothe and ease.
      (I just love to name children, pets and things - but only names with a real meaning.)

      http://www.lindt.de/swf/ger/welt-der-schokolade/

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    3. No problem Anne, your English is way better than my German, that's for sure!!
      Thank you for telling me the meaning, I like that, it sounds perfect for her!!!
      I tend to try associating the names with either the people I buy from or in a lot of cases, the experience of buying....which in this case was actually 'perfect and smooth!"

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  2. She is a beauty Sharon. Love her in Hattie beret :) and your boots look good to! So by my reckoning you need a red head to complete the set !
    Oh now you have slipped down the slope in what a year and she'll make a bakers dozen....mm you need a red to even up the numbers!!
    Congratulations on joining the Gotz club... :)

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    1. Thanks so much Dee and yes, doesn't that beret made by Hattie's fair hand, look good on her! Although she has given it back to my blond Gotz, Lyric, now, as I promised her it was hers first!!
      I don't need to be reminded of the slippery slope....I can feel myself thoroughly on it every day that goes past!!! And I really don't have the brakes to stop myself before I hit the trees at the bottom, LOL!
      Well I have 12 now....perhaps next year I'll have to copy you and do a girl a month !! LOL

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, her hair is nice and shiny brown, and quite thick too!!!!

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  4. What a delightful little soul she is. Scrumptious name! Makes you almost want to eat her all up.
    The beret adds a little cheekiness to her original outfit. (BTW her blouse is on the wrong way, the fastening poppers should be on the back.)
    Love the pose of her with her chin on her shoulder.
    Wishing you both many hours of play and happiness together. Any ideas as yet of what outfit you are planning to make for her first?

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    1. Thanks so much Kendal! Glad you like her and her name!
      You know what, I thought that about the blouse, but when I looked, the collar is not a Peter Pan one like I thought it would be, so I'm thinking that the blouse is not the original one that came with the farm pants, I think it may be from either the school outfit or something!!! The collar is actually one piece, do you know what I mean? It does have the right poppers and everything so I think it is also quite old and original, but maybe not to her!!!
      I've no idea yet on the outfit, although she does have a Sashapotamus tee shirt from Dee's after sales from the Chat n Snap, so maybe a skirt to go with that?

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  5. A beautiful doll! I love her outfit and name! Just precious.

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  6. Congratulations Sharon she is lovely and looks like she has settled right in. That is one of the good things about the Gotz brunettes, they don't tend to suffer from falling hair like the Trendon girls do. Sometimes the hair may be thinner...but it stays where it is supposed to! Doesn't she look great in her boots, stripy socks and beret to top the whole ensemble off.

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    1. Thanks so much Lorraine! I am hoping that this will be the case with her hair! I really don't want it to all fall off next week or something!!!
      The outfit is a bit of a mish mash in a way, but I thought it quite suited her!

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  7. Congratulations on your new girl, I know you were very excited to get her.
    What can I say? Love the BOOTS :)

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    1. LOL, I'm glad you were able to find something that you loved, so that you could comment Ronny! ;)
      I know how much you love these Gotz dollies!!
      Thanks so much on the boots though!!!

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  8. She's lovely, congratulations! :D

    That sounds like a really fun mail day...isn't it funny how everything arrives at once sometimes!

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    1. Thanks so much Randomfish!
      Yes, but this time it was actually my son coming down to see us here at the coast and bringing them all down for me!
      The worse thing though is when two dolls arrive together......I always feel so guilty, even though it is my own money buying them, but I always worry that the neighbours will see me taking in two boxes and think I'm greedy or extravagant!!!!!

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  9. Oh, Sharon -what a sweetie she is. I've tried and tried to have funds available when a brunette early girl in good condition appears, but to no avail. So I'll just have to follow little Lindt's adventures from afar. Enjoy her for both of us, LOL.
    Jenni

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    1. Thanks so much Jenni! I know what you mean, and I was really lucky with this one because I really didn't have the funds when she was offered either! It was just great that the seller still had her later when I sold a couple of BJDs!!!

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