Layla Fair Elf is my first MSD sized Kaye Wiggs doll. I must say I was surprised by the sheer weight of her. She is taller than my other MSDs and has a much larger head. The wigs that I purchased in anticipation of her arrival don't fit. I was under the impression that she would wear a 7/8 wig, like my other MSDs, but the first wig we tried on quickly dispelled that notion. I find myself now in the position of needing more 8/9 wigs, because there will be barely enough to go around when my other orders come in. (Ball Jointed Woman has been very bad indeed, and has two IpleHouse SID boys on order, in addition to the two Oasisdoll heads.)
|Brooke in a blonde IpleHouse wig and high-domed green glass eyes.|
Outfit from the #50 Kaleidoscope pattern by Gracefaerie.
As soon as I got Layla (renamed Brooke) out of her box, we tried on the outfit I made for her a couple of weeks ago. All I had left to do was to sew on the snap sets. That task took a good chunk of my morning and caused me a bloody thumb. Snap sets are my nemesis. These were particularly ornery as some of the holes were not punched completely clean. I could barely get my needle in and out, hence the puncture of my finger. But I finally got her dressed and wigged, and found some shoes that fit. (Although not the color I would have chosen, Brooke liked them.) We set off in the car for a doll meet-up.
Our group (and yes, we were actually a group this time -- three people instead of two!) met at the same Thai restaurant as last month. And, oh my, the waitstaff remembered us. The dolls! One supposes the restaurant does not get many resin patrons. Some of the human patrons glanced our way, but most ignored us. I should have brought one of the Asian-featured dolls in honor of the restaurant. Maybe next time I'll bring Soah or Hazy. Or one of the Oasis girls, if the new heads arrive in time.
The dolls posed for photos outside at the gazebo and the butterfly chair, and also on a stone bench and in a tree, because the light was right. To be honest, Brooke felt a little queasy on her tree perch. The bark was slippery and she didn't want to fall. She stayed put for a few photos and then demanded to come down.
Home at last, Brooke posed for a family photograph with Millikin and Lillibets.