|Pattern pieces. I ended up putting the socks on a doll who was |
wearing looser shoes. They didn't fit with the Iplehouse shoes.
To fill the time while I waited, I made Ringo a dress. (Ringo is available also as a boy. I ordered the girl version.) I knew that the dress pattern from Gracefaerie's #53 Perfect 10 would be a perfect fit, because I had already made it for BID Erzulie in a black and red pawprint fabric. This time I made it in a tiny blue floral print on a cream background. It's the same fabric I used for In Powder and Crinoline, which I made for Blue Fairy Tiny Fairy Jasmine and Dream of Doll Twing-key to share. (Both dolls have since been sold.)
|Ringo's distinguishing feature is a pouting lower lip. She |
came with brown eyes, which give her a puppy dog look.
I'm not sure if I will keep them, as they photograph very dark.
Until now, all of my Iplehouse purchases have flown KoreanAir, landing at JFK in New York the morning after they ship. This time I saw an airline code I didn't recognize: OZ. (Did I mention that I start tracking the package as soon as I get the e-mail notice?) OZ turned out to be Asiana Airlines, which flies to Anchorage, Alaska before heading for New York. The long trip got longer when FlightAware reported the flight as delayed. I breathed a sigh of relief when it finally touched down at JFK. It would be here the next day, for sure. Or it would have, had it flown KAL, but it showed up next in Boston. Only then did it head north. Please, Iplehouse, my dolls are begging you. Fly KAL in future. OZ takes a toll on their nerves (not to mention mine).
|A full-length view of the dress. The blue shoes are from Iplehouse.|
Maddie (her new name - short for Madeleine) arrived wearing the basic BID open hands, but I changed them to the balled hands that make it look like she's crying or angry (or both).
|Maddie is either about to start bawling, or else she is warning the|
photographer to put up her dukes and fight!