The other package contained an order of fabric, also for Siean. When I opened it, I was disappointed to find that one of the three yards of cotton gauze I ordered was missing. I checked the packing slip and found the dreaded words: Out of Stock. No indication that the fabric will come later. Wouldn't you know it, this gauze print (tiny blue floral on an ivory ground) was crucial to the outfit I had planned. I am left with a yard of plain ivory and another of dark blue with a bit of a metallic stripe running through it. I can work with it, but I really wanted that floral.
The past several days have been too hot and humid for any sewing. I did manage to cut out a pattern to sew for my Kaye Wiggs Nelly, but after ironing on the interfacing for the bodice, I couldn't stand the sweat pouring down my face and decided to stop. I think I want to sell this one. She is almost as tall as my SDs, but her proportions are more child-like than adult. The only doll she can stand beside without looking out of place is her sister Brooke (a Kaye Wiggs Layla).
|Green for Nelly this time, because my Kaye Wiggs girls always seem to|
end up wearing pink! I'm making just the dress from Gracefaerie's
#54 Afternoon of a Faun pattern.
Compensation for the missed Tillie came later in the day when, while browsing e-bay, I came across an Iplehouse SID Soo for sale. The auction was drawing to a close with no bids, so I decided to keep an eye on it. I went about my business, only checking back every now and then. Still no bids. Not that I had any business buying another big doll at this time, but my dolly fairy godmother must have led me here for a purpose. Standing on my shoulder, whispering, "Bid, bid, bid..." (Or was she saying, "Bad, bad, bad..."?) What could I do? I bid on her. Look for her in next week's post.
I'll have to sell several more dolls to make up for my indulgence. I'm thinking U-noa Chibi Roron, my Iplehouse EID Lahela (gorgeous, but too much doll for me), and maybe Elfdolls Sooah and Soah. Not this week, obviously. First I have to find or take photos, then I must make sure I have all the bits and pieces that came with each doll. Look for shipping cartons, of course, and dig up all the pertinent information about each. Selling is a job in itself.