Monday, March 24, 2014

Oh what a change in the weather!

This morning we came back from the coast and although it was lovely and sunny when we arrived here in Estepa, by this evening it had got quite chilly and then we had a bit of light rain.  Our house is cold too, I always find that it takes a long time for the rooms to warm up, it's usually well into the spring before the house feels warm enough for my liking.  Being a typical Spanish house, it's not really designed for warmth, it's more inclined to keep the heat out!!!! 

Anyway, all that aside, I had a little bit of dolly play-time when we got home.  I dressed and rewigged my little 12 inch tall Primavera Olivia by Helen Kish.  I didn't like her original wig because it was a very blond mohair one and I felt it was not only too 'grown up' for her, but also rather 'brassy' so it came off.  Her default outfit was rather 'fantasy' so that come off too! 

In my wig box I found an old lambswool wig that I made ages ago for another doll.  I trimmed it a little bit and love it on her!  Such a surprise because it is dark auburn and I'd visualised her as a brunette!  She fits so many of the Yosd clothes that I have, so here she is trying on a pair of jeans with a dress I made last year.  When I looked at my photographs, I remembered a question that Dee had asked some time ago "why are all bjds so sad looking?".....well I realised that it's not so much that 'all' bjds are sad looking, it's more that I really love sad looking dolls, no matter what type they are!!!!!













12 comments:

  1. Lovely photo's Sharon. I have always liked these Helen Kish dolls, some faces more than others. I love the auburn wig on her the cut is great and the colour looks so good with her pale skin and blue eyes.
    Love the outfit too! all in all a lovely post
    Oh and I love the full length photo and no I am not going to buy a helen Kish doll...........yet...... :)

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    1. Thanks very much Dee, glad you like them. I agree, some of the Helen Kish dolls are very appealing whilst others just don't hit the spot for me, or they have very heavy lip liner which I don't like on child dolls.
      I have wanted this particular type of doll, Olivia, since she was released but buying from the US puts me off because of the customs charges, but I saw this one being sold by a shop in Singapore and took a chance. It was good I did because they were 20% off and I never got any customs charges!!!

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  2. ha ha Dee, slippery slope looming!
    This little Helen Kish is very charming in all her seriousness, the new wig definitely suits her.

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    1. Thanks very much Anna! I am really pleased with her, more than I expected actually because I've had the 14" Kish girls before and found them not to my taste in real life, although I do like looking at their photos!

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  3. I totally agree with Dee, she says everything I thought of writing down in the comment :-)! The Helen Kish dolls are so beautiful, and yours is an angel! Very, very beautiful face!

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    1. Thanks very much Nymphaea, glad you like her! She really is very beautiful, isn't she!!

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  4. I wonder at a doll can be photographed like its alive. (Oh this sounds weird, hope it's understandable)
    You made a very good job here.
    And the little Primavera looks of course great in auburn and curls!

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    1. Thanks so much Digne, I know what you're trying to say and I thank you very much for saying so.....that's just what I was trying to achieve!

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  5. Very sweet - they are tempting! Lovely wig and such a pretty face

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    1. Thanks very much Tricia. Yes, very tempting, but luckily this was the only one I wanted. I bought and sold a few of the 14 inch girls and I've had a few of the Riley size but I like this one much more!

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  6. Perfect wig for your soulful Kish girl. She is very lovely and looks great in this outfit :)

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    1. Thanks very much Ginger, I really do love her face, and yes, soulful, that is the word I've been trying to find!

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