Quick show of my newest addition: 21cm Volks guy from someone on the forum! Kid's trying his darndest to look cool while hiding his faceup-lessness under a cute kitty hat ("Ladies..."). Also he wears that Daiso yukata a bit better that Lottie I think? Those shoes were the only ones that fit.
I suddenly got an email from One World Doll Company today (the makers of Prettie Girls), thanking me (no name) for signing up for their newsletter. Huh?? It's weird because I may actually have registered on their site, but that was several months ago... On the other hand, this might mean they expect to have some news soon - maybe the other planned dolls will finally enter production? (I still want a Lena, but as usual the intl. shipping costs are making me prioritize other dolls.)
Speaking of that, the price on the Hunter and Ashlynn pack dropped just as I finally had money again. (Seriously, I didn't realize Amazon's prices were like some kind of stock market!) That's the good news. The bad news is Amazon UK apparently stopped offering free shipping to Sweden and a bunch of other countries in April. How did I manage to miss that?! I seem to recall reading about Amazon planning to open up a local site, so I guess it has something to do with that.
Oh well, even with shipping it still works out to a pretty good price, plus I threw in that Barbie Style (Glam? Luxe?) Teresa with the polkadot jacket I've been wanting. I don't know why, but I really like that jacket. Maybe because I own a similar one that I bought second hand 10 years ago - slightly too small, so I've never been able to wear it. :( (That's a pretty good rule of thumb: Don't buy clothes that don't fit. You'd think it was obvious, right?)
Speaking of buying and patterns, yesterday I bought a cheap 3-pack of the biggest granny knickers I could find. They're great, huge and with a teeny tiny flower print on them - they're for the dolls, you see, I'm not wearing them. (Alright, I might, if it's laundry day and it's all I can find. Underwear is underwear. The dolls get the first go, though. It's amazing we can share clothes really, you'd never think so by looking at us!)
Also bought pure acetone to see if that works better for removing the factory facepaint from dolls. I'm making the other thrifted Bratz my guinea pig, then maybe the CAM harpy: the trick for a successful practice repaint seems to be using a head you like enough to do your best, but not so much that you don't dare risking to mess up.
Until then I'm giving the 1/6 Steffi Love head another go, even though her concave, unmolded "eyes" are bothering me a bit. Also I'm running into this weird problem where my thinnest brush simply refuses to deposit any paint, instead the tip just glides over the surface, unless I press down and get a much wider line than I wanted. Incredibly annoying! I'm not sure whether the problem lies with the paint, the brush or the surface. Low quality brush hair or greasy fingerprints are my prime suspects, though.
Blogger's reading list is now only showing the last day's posts from blogs I'm following, unless you click the "Show more" button at the bottom - which doesn't do anything because Blogger and my mobile don't play nice together, no matter what browser I use. Sigh.