Sunday, November 1, 2015

Introducing a new girl....

Back at the beginning of October I bought a new Petitcolin Sylvia Natterer Alice from My Doll Best Friend, I thought I'd take advantage of their free UK shipping for purchases over a certain value and have her sent to my mum's house, so that she'd be waiting for me when I got there.  I added some outfits to the order too.

When I first saw Alice I wasn't sure about her.  It seemed to me that from some angles she looked like she had bags under her eyes.  However, I don't like to give up easily so decided to take her out with us this morning and take some photos of her in a more 'natural' environment than my mum's bedroom!!

And now I'm so happy with her, she looks lovely in natural light and I really like this outfit on her too.  It is one that is made for the Kidz n Cats dolls and fits her really well.  I added the pink jacket which came from another doll, the tights are part of her default outfit and the boots are from Gotz.

Firstly I took some photos of her by the beach.  The waves were quite high this morning and the wind was really trying to tug her out of my hands!!!  I love how her hair is blowing about, although I have to say it was hard to get the comb through when we got home!






Later we drove about 15 minutes inland to a place called La Viñuela where there is a lovely man-made reservoir that provides much-needed water for the surrounding area.  At the moment, after such a long dry summer, the water level is quite low but the surroundings are beautiful and it's just sooooo quiet and peaceful. 







It was so warm that she had to take her coat off after a while!





And then we went for a nice cold drink in a local restaurant and sat on their terrace overlooking the lake to drink it!


Thank you for visiting!  I hope you've enjoyed meeting Alice and hope everyone has a lovely week ahead!


26 comments:

  1. Alice looks very pretty, but at the moment I am still wrestling with the Bordy temptation! We holidayed in Nerja a few years back and really liked the area - and it looks fabulous today as here it have been wet fog/mizzle all day

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    1. Thank you Tricia! Ahhh yes Bordy, well she's already tempted one person who was there at the CnS and has now ordered one from Iplehouse!!!!
      I really like Nerja, it's just about 30 minutes drive east of here, in fact we're going there on Friday to meet up with my Godmother who is holidaying there. Today was a bit cool here too and we had a massive thunderstorm overnight! Hopefully it'll be lovely again tomorrow though, the rain never stops here for long.
      xxx

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  2. I love the pictures where the wind plays with Alice's hair, she looks so real! She wears a cute jacket and boots :-). Cute doll! xxx

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    1. Thank you very much Linda, glad you like the photos.
      xxx

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  3. She looks so real in those wind swept photo's on the beach. I know what you mean about them looking like they've had a late night! lol But I think they are one of those dolls you have to spend time with to really appreciate.
    Love that dress you found for her too! All in all a lovely girl.. and no I don't need one.. I really don't... :) in fact I'm with Tricia , that Bordy spoilt me for other dolls at the moment... :) hugs xx

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    1. Yes Dee, that's exactly it, she looked like she'd overdone the late nights!
      I am really happy with her now though, what a difference a day makes eh?
      LOL You and Tricia are a right pair! Though I have to say that Bordy is a lovely sculpt, I'm glad a went out on a limb and got her instead of playing safe as I almost did!
      xxx

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  4. First I thought it was snow behind her! But then I remembered you're in Spain, and no - there is no snow yet :)
    As always your outfits colour combination is perfect and pretty
    and so is your little girl ...and your fotos!

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    1. We had snow a couple of times in the past but apart from up high, it's pretty rare here.
      Thanks very much Anne, I'm glad you like the photos and the little girlie!
      xxx

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  5. She's very pretty.

    I love the photos where yo've captured her dress and hair blowing in the wind - those are fabulous shots!

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    1. Thank you very much jSarie...those are the ones where she nearly flew off into the sea!!!!
      I had to hold on to her so tightly!
      xxx

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  6. Those 'wind swept' photos by the sea are absolutely fantastic. So realistic with those huge white crested waves in the background and the wind whipping her dress to the side in those loose folds.
    Then in sharp contrast the dry and parched land around man made reservoir with those beautiful mountains in the background, so warm and peaceful without the surrounding strong winds,so bringing her hair and clothing back to normal.
    A great post indeed. Well done you. You seem to be getting much more at ease taking photos of your dolls these days!.

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    1. Thank you Kendal, I like them to look natural if possible.....and nature lent a hand yesterday!
      I'm still quite apprehensive about taking photos in public but I'm slowly getting better.....it's taken me forever but one day I'll get there.
      xxx

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  7. Oh my Sharon, your photos are fabulous and the colors are so vivid and inspiring! I love your new Natterer girl, Alice very much! She looks lovely in her outfit including the nice coat and boots. I am glad you gave Alice another chance to see how she fits in once you were home. I am a big fan of the Natterer dolls and your Alice is a gorgeous girl. Thank you for sharing her journey to you. :) xxx

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    1. Thank you very much Ginger, I'm so glad that you enjoyed this post and the photos of Alice....who I think will keep her factor name.
      I must admit that I do like the Natterer dolls too, there is just something about them, a bit like the Sashas!
      xxx

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  8. Love the contrast of the two places, you can feel with wind in the first set and feel the serenity in the second. Just lovely Sharon x

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    1. Thanks very much Louise, I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. And yes, the contrast between the two places is amazing. Even the temperature was a few degrees different, what with the wind at the coast.....which made all the difference yesterday.
      xxx

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  9. She's a pretty doll, and the outfit you put together for her is nice.

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    1. Thank you Barb, I'm glad you think so :)
      xxx

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  10. I' so glad shehas grown on you, Sharon. I love my Alice and was surprised about that as I wasn't sure at first either. But a couple of hours later, after I took her outside, my opinion changed entirely. Now, I wouldn't be without her. She doesn't photograph to well indoors, though.

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    1. Aww yes, me too Jen, and she really has. I do like this outfit on her too, so much so that I don't want to take it off! And it is such a simple dress that I might have to make something similar for her. And I know what you mean about photographing her indoors, natural light is really so much nicer for her.
      I hope you're doing ok and are on the mend.
      xxx

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  11. Hi Sharon,
    This is the first I've ever seen of Alice and she's so pretty! She has such a pretty face and I like calm, serene expression. That terrace were you had your drinks looks gorgeous!
    :) xo

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    1. Thank you very much Farrah, I'm glad you think so. She does indeed have a very serene expression, I really like her a lot!
      xxx

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  12. Gorgeous photos Sharon. She's styled so beautifully in clothes that aren't too matchy and perfect for the weather. There's something special about the Sylvia Natterer dolls, and also the French influence of Petitcollin actually. It took me a little while to 'accept' this new influence but now I wonder why!! The Minouche are also great- I didn't expect to be so taken with them, but I am. Thanks too Sharon! Maxine

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    1. Thanks very much Maxine, I'm so glad that I got her. You know how I take so long to decide, but once the decision is made ..... well I'm very happy with this decision, she's lovely! And yes, I know what you mean about the French influence, there definitely is something.
      xxx

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  13. Alice really has the sweetest face! The outfit you chose for her really gives her personality too. :)

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    1. Thanks very much Lynn, I'm glad you like her and the outfit. I'm very pleased with her, but she is definitely a doll that needs to be seen in natural light for her real personality to show through!
      xxx

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