Dolly friends, today I'm going to show off more new dolls. Introducing... Francesca and Elodie!
Both of them are from my favorite line, the Barbie Basics collection. I'd wanted them forever, and I finally broke down and bought them on eBay. They probably wouldn't want me to mention this, but I bought both nude, deboxed, to cut costs. I was planning to re-dress them, anyway.
Here's Francesca modeling a dress I made for Valentine's Day last year.
I love everything about her, including her hair! Those little curls are amazing. So no, I won't be going anywhere near her with a re-rooting needle.
Here's Elodie modeling another dress I made -- a fashion experiment of sorts, where I put an elastic through the bottom as well as the top. It can be scrunched up or pulled down to change the volume in the skirt. If I have the patience for double elastic and casing, there will be more like it in the future.
I love her curls too, and I wish I could say I was going to leave them alone. But poor Elodie... turned out to have glue in her head! So she's getting a re-root with Black Orchid saran doll hair from Restore Doll, which is a perfect match to her hair color, and I've promised that she will get the curls back. I also promised to practice and practice my boil perming skills on other dolls before removing their hair, so she'll look just right.
Here she is, showing off a bracelet I made.
Here she is, whispering with her sister. I'm bad at reading lips at the best of times, but when it comes to dolls, I'm completely clueless. I bet I can guess what they're talking about, though. How to get El at the top of the re-root list... and how to get Fran a bracelet or two of her own.
"But she still needs to order the hair," El is probably saying. "That could take forever."
"Don't worry," is her sister's likely response. "I snagged mom's credit card. As soon as she goes to bed tonight, I'll buy it. Would you like one hank, or two?"
"Can I have three?"
"Done. Now, about those bracelets...."
Like most of the dolls around here, I'll have to keep an eye on these two! I can't tell you how many times I've caught the other girls trying to order Ken dolls in bulk for their "birthdays."
Sarah J Sequins
(And scheming dolls)
Edit: The sisters would like me to clarify that this is not what they were discussing at all, and that I should not be so jaded when it comes to my plastic friends. They were discussing my birthday and the huge bash they plan on throwing. They have forbidden me to mention that it's not for another six months... and that they plan to use my credit card.