My son Brendan came down to see us here at the coast today and, as usual, brought our mail with him! I had five packages, so a lovely lot of dolly things to open!
I've received the deep brunette hair for rerooting Bailey, plus Brendan kindly brought all I need to make a start on her too, bless him! Another packet contained 4 lovely berets by Hattie plus a Sashapotamos tee shirt that I bought in Dee's after sales from her Chat n Snap. A third package contained a Prince Gregor wig from ABCeta in the UK. I have washed and conditioned the wig because although it is new, it had a very strong musty smell to it. It is currently drying in the kitchen and smells so much nicer already! Two pairs of handmade glass eyechips were next...they are for my favourite Blythe, Heather Sky who is customised by me. I hope that I can insert those this week too.
My biggest parcel was a lovely new doll!!! I first saw her on Facebook in early September, and admired her photos. The owner, a lovely lady in Switzerland, wrote saying that if I were interested, she was prepared to sell her. Sadly, at that point, she was beyond my reach. I always try to stick within my dolly budget and will only spend what I have in my paypal account, so had to decline, even though the lady was more than happy to hold her for me and even offered me layaway. However, although I did decline, I told the seller that if, and when, I had enough money, if the doll were still available, I would certainly be back in touch with her!
So earlier this month, I had enough and contacted the owner and sure enough her lovely girl was still available....I secretly believe that she had 'held' her for me, or at least hadn't made any effort to sell her elsewhere, because I'm sure she would have easily found a new home!! And so here she is and I love her!!! I have called her Lindt, just like the Swiss chocolate, because of her beautiful thick shiny brunette non falling hair!!!!!! YES, NON falling!!!!!! I'm so happy!!! She arrived in her brown corderoy farm pants, white blouse and a cute cardigan to keep her warm on her journey. I added the lovely beret by Dee's Hattie, stripey socks and these boots which are a trial pair that I made last week. I only used some faux suede this time but am planning on making my pattern 10% bigger and using soft leather and real suede for them next time.
I know I'm prejudiced but isn't she lovely!!!