This morning I woke up, and five of my girls were lined up on my bed - like this!!!
Goodness girls! WHAT IN THE WORLD!?
Ok, a doll-mom can take a hint. Lucky for me, I made a quick call to Spoiled Plastic!
Not long after, a package arrived for the girls. They ripped it t shreds!
SPOILED is right! The package was full of goodies, for everyone!
Mind you now, doll-mom only ordered a few pairs of dolly underpinnings. But the package was filled to brim with prezzies! Ellie got her own little "born to shop" button (which she promptly plaed in her hair) there were bracelets and a purse, a tiny little letter with a picture in it, and more! The girls were SO excited. MORE MAIL! They are already demanding!
But the best part of all...
Ooooh! Look at these!
After they opened their lovely new panties - all the girls insisted they take a group shot together. I warned 'em that the beige panties didn't really show up in the pictures, but they didn't care. They were just SO glad to all have proper panties on!
Thank you Spoiled Plastic - you rock and we'll be back!
Ok, so I told you I would tell you more about Pali. Here is the story. The My Best Friend Takara model Blythe is fairly new, having come out just this year, not too long ago. Her prototype was very cute, and being the dog lover that I am, I had an instant hankering for her. Here's her stock pics:
So, I was keeping my eyes peeled, but given my sudden influx of very expensive dolls - I didn't really think it was going to happen any time soon. Then, on 'ol faithful This is Blythe - someone listed a nude doll at a decent price. I snatched her up really quickly. The problem is - when she arrived nude, suddenly - she wasn't so cute. She didn't have the hair bow, her bangs were all wrong (several people have referred to them as "mullet bangs." Nuff said!) and her face was... well... I dunno. Pale. Plain.
It wasn't that I had buyers remorse, it was more that I knew something wasn't right with my girl. She wasn't really... home yet.
I have come to feel that customizing Blythes is like any other art form. You have to let the art speak to you - and not necessarily try to achieve a finished product. So that is what we did here.
First, we had to name her. Pali came to mind because she is a dog lover after all. Pali is the name of my best friend Jenna's sister. She (Pali, the person) runs an animal rescue foundation in San Francisco - Rocket Dog Rescue. Well, since Pali - the doll - loves dogs, it seemed a fitting name. Next she adopted a dog. My nude doll didn't come with her little stock chihuaha, and Pali quickly explained to me "I'm not a little dog type doll." So, she adopted Roofus here. She loves him, he loves her, all is good.
Now that my doll had a name and a dog, it was time to move on to the good stuff. We have her mullet bangs a trim so that they straighter across the front, and then trimmed them at the sides of the ears so they no longer poked out so much in that area. Ahhhh. That was better.
Then, Pali insisted on red lipstick. Like NOW. So, we pulled out the paint pot, the tiny brushes, and then studied a Puchi Collective tutorial. When we were ready to go - Pali got her lips. Woo hoo! THAT was better! Finally, Pali explained, freckles were in order. Turns out she is Belle's sister. Who knew? Pali and Belle did. So Pali got a smattering of the family freckles, got dressed - and finally, she was truly home. Here are some pics of my lovely girl: