And here is the meal prior to splitting open the pies and adding Sarsons Malt Vinegar....and traditionally Pie n Mash is eaten with just a fork and spoon.
The minced beef pies were excellent, the pastry had just the right amount of flakiness to it, the beef was really tasty and the bottom of the pies was just the correct consistency. The potato had been mashed with butter, whereas the traditional way is for it to be just mashed without any butter, spread or milk, but the taste was nice and it was good and fluffy. The eel liquor was tasty but could have done with being just that little bit thicker, and maybe a bit greener. Apart from that, it was lovely!!! Plus it really was the only time I've ever eaten this traditional East End meal in full sunshine with the beach and sea in front of me!!!!
In other news, I changed the eyechips on Heather Sky for her new handmade glass ones...they are really pretty and easy to apply. I like them a lot! Here you can see she's stolen Baileys beret!!
Heather was one of my earlier Blythe customs and I can't decide whether I want to redo her a bit, maybe give her more of a philtrum and carve her lips a little more. I am always worried that anything too drastic will change my favourite dolls to the point that they are no longer the dolls they were....I've found in the past that even a new faceup can change the 'personality' of a doll to the point where I no longer want him/her.....so I'll have to give it a lot of thought. But she really could do with some more work I think!
And finally, I removed all of Baileys hair, she is now a little baldy again! Well almost bald anyway. I realised once I'd tried pulling the plugs out, that I really had done a great job of the knots inside her head! :) I thought I'd try the Prince Gregor wig on her because I'd seen Sarah Williams' (Vintage Sasha) little wider faced ex Gregor wearing it as a girl and she looked so incredibly cute! Well I think Bailey looks so sweet too that now I'm wondering if I might save myself the job of rerooting her again, and might keep her as a wigged girl!!!!!! I've not quite got the wig on her right yet, but will keep trying and see how it goes!!!!