I always used to try keeping to my own 'rule' for myself, one doll in, then one doll out....until Sasha came along it was working so well, but I must admit that particular rule has fallen by the wayside a little, over the last (almost) two years!
Having said that, I have been good recently and although I did buy a couple of vinyl 'play' dolls, I have also sold one of those, and also a couple more of my BJDs, so I felt justified in 'treating' myself to this new girl who arrived today!
The new girl in question is a light tanned vinyl 'play' doll from the Maru & Friends range of dolls.
Tany's page on the Maru & Friends website.
From the website: "Maru is the true story of a young Hispanic girl, separated from her parents because of political discord, who leaves her native land (Cuba) to go and live with her estranged uncles in America. Maru must adapt to her new surroundings and her new way of life." The website goes on to tell the story of how she meets and becomes friendly with a number of young girls from "different cultures", which is where my new girl comes in! Her name is Tanya and as I already said, she has light tan skin. Her eyes are inset hazel acrylic and very pretty with long attached eyelashes. She is actually sculpted by the artist Dianna Effner who also sculpted the Little Darlings, of which my Ellie is one.....so I expected this new girl to be nicely done. She is much bigger though, being about 20 inches tall compared to Ellie's 14 inches. Tanya is also wigged, which is great because that does leave lots of options for change, should I get the urge! The doll is very good quality and the vinyl feels nice and smooth.
Her default outfit, consisting of jade green long cardigan with tie belt, matching leggings, white cotton knickers, white cotton vest and black leatherette calf length boots, is lovely and very well made, but it being knitted, had to come off in this heat. I also added a second outfit to my order but that too is a 'cold weather' outfit with boots. She tried out the ra-ra skirt outfit that I made recently for my Zwergnase doll of roughly the same height, but Tanya is wider around the hips and waist than Marlee, but at least I now know what adaptions are needed to my pattern for her. The tee shirt is a good fit, so no adaptations needed there, thankfully. Hopefully though, soon she'll have some things of her own to wear! In the photos below she is wearing Sasha shoes made by Ruth of Ruthsdolls, they fit her perfectly, which is great as I have several pairs of Ruth's nice footwear. The Jean Jenson T bar shoes are just the tiniest bit too small and I didn't want to force them on, but they would fit fine without socks. This is great as I have several pairs of Sasha shoes that she could borrow from my Sasha kids....I'm sure they'd not mind....after all, I can see them borrowing Tanya's boots at some point too!! I do believe Super Dollfie sized shoes should fit her too and will try them once we go home from the coast.
And now for some photos: