Last week I decided that I wanted to adopt another Little Darling by Dianna Effner, I kept looking at them on Ebay but I'm not prepared to pay the high prices that they're going for second hand, so decided to have a look at the various artists who paint these lovely little dolls.
I have recently been looking at girls painted by Nelly Valentino and finally decided to go with her because I really like her work, she does the eyes so beautifully. However, deciding on the artist was the easy bit, I then had to decide on the sculpt I wanted as well as the eye colour and style. I wanted another #1 sculpt as I already have two #2's but I wanted her to be completely different from Ellie, but I also like the look of the #3 girls. Although I've never really been into smiley dolls in the past, I really like the mischevious look of this latest sculpt and thought a #3 would make a nice addition to my Little Darlings family. In the end the decision was too hard and I decided to go with both the #1 AND #3!!! I figured that it made sense to pay the deposits now, as normal, and then the balance wouldn't be due until the summertime, when the two dolls were finished. It also made sense to have two shipped together too, saving on postage! Ohhhh how we justify our dolly purchases, eh?
So here are the two dolls that will eventually be coming here. Obviously these photos are not mine and belong to the artist Nelly Valentino. The first is a gorgeous #1 sculpt with light grey/hazel eyes, soft blushy face and no freckles. Her eyebrows will be mid brown and her wig will be like the one below.
The second girl is the new #3 sculpt. She has such a cheeky look about her that I couldn't resist her! She will be painted like this girl with light grey/blue eyes and mid brown lashes and eyebrows. However, I have asked the artist for a different wig, one that has a fringe like this but a single plait at the back, in the same colour as this one. I feel that I already have a personality in my head for this girl and her name will probably be Ronan or Rowan as she is very like my friends little boy and his name is Ronan....and he is a bundle of mischeif too! :)
I'm really excited and looking forward to sewing outfits for both girls. I hope that I'll love them both as much as I love the ones I have already! :)