After sending two Blythes off to new homes this week, I was eagerly looking forward to the arrival of my new doll. Cousin Olivia was the last Blythe I imagined I’d buy. She was new out when I bought my MWS and I thought she was just awful looking. I didn’t like her florid makeup – it looked to me as if she’d been hitting the sherry bottle a little hard.
A few weeks ago I was looking for a blonde girl – I spent ages going through flickr looking at different blondies and CO kept grabbing my attention. Something about her yellow hair and strong makeup actually makes her look very photogenic and I caved in and bought one.
She arrived on Friday and she is super cute. Wow she is pale though – her body looks rather pasty! She’s even paler than my MWS. I actually really like her little blushed cheeks and slightly bigger lipline. Her stock is kind of cute too.
I completely forgot to buy new camera batteries on Friday so had to make do with el cheapos from the local store – so only could snap a few pics before they ran out. I can’t wait to take this one home and get some outdoor photographs. While I was waiting for her to arrive I was trying to pick out a name for her – thinking something European to match her stock but I couldn’t pick one. Even when I took her out of the box no name…so I nicknamed her Custard because of her long yellow hair and Custard she has become. I don’t think I can name her anything else.
I have hardly any of my own sewing left – I plan to be doing quite a bit over the summer holidays though. I’m going to get some expert sewing advice from my mum so hopefully will come home with a few new patterns. In the meantime, Custard has been wearing a little pleated skirt I made -though I didn’t get the pleating process quite right. The top and jean jacket are from a Mary Kate and Ashley doll set that I bought from trademe. I gave the dolls to my boss’s daughter and kept the clothes. The sewing is atrocious – but they’ve given me a few ideas for outfits to make.
Today I’ve been cutting out a few dresses to sew. Eventually I’d like to open a little Etsy store with some clothing. We’ll see how it goes!