Well we've all used the expression "just like buses" in the dolly world and sure enough now it's my turn. I don't usually like receiving new dolls one after the other with just a few days between their arrivals but sometimes even with the best of planning, it can happen.
The Iplehouse doll I showed yesterday, as I mentioned then, was held up a month in Spanish Customs (boo, hiss) but this little doll who arrived here on Saturday I've actually been hoping to nab for about 8 months or so. The little doll in question is a Tuesday's Child doll by Boneka, sculpted by Dianna Effner. I'd wanted one as a little sister for my Little Darlings but each time one came up on ebay so they either went very high or they were being sold in the US and I would prefer to buy within the EU. Anyway, about 6 months ago I spoke with the owner of a doll store in France who told me that they were waiting on an order from Boneka which was due in 'later in the summer' so I decided to wait. And lo and behold, last week I received their newsletter to say that the dolls had arrived!!!!
I was really fortunate to nab one quickly as the store only received about 20 or so of them, and they were sold out in little over an hour! And I'd just like to mention that this particular doll store, Un Bonheur de Colibri are brilliant, so helpful and their customer service is second to none! They shipped the following day and the doll arrived really quickly from France!
So here she is, her name is Daniela and she is number 2 of a limited edition of 2. She has handpainted features, with blue/green eyes and pale pinky lips. Her wig is human hair. She is about 25cm tall and has the same joints as the Little Darlings, (neck, shoulders and hips). She's so cute with her little chubby cheeks and pretty blond curls, and I really do think she looks like a little sister to my bigger girls! This is the outfit by Boneka that she came in, including socks and shoes.
Daniela borrowed her big sisters sunhat as it's been very hot here and she didn't want to burn her head! ;)
With her big sisters and cousins, Ellie, Finn, Gem and Reece:
With her sisters, Finn and Reece:
I think she'll fit in really well here, I have a ton of patterns in this smaller size and she's already asking for more summer clothes...I can see myself being busy when I get a break from sewing my commission work!
Thanks for looking and for welcoming little Daniela!