|Narae (left) and Narin (right)|
Who will they be? Looking at the blank faceplates, it's
hard to predict what they will look like after faceup.
I extended my savings by buying both dolls without faceups. This was a little scary, because my faceup skills are still not as good as I wish they were. I need to buy a hands-free magnifying glass, because I think I'm doing a good job until I see the photos in my PhotoShop program. Then I realize that I just don't see what I'm doing. To be fair, the dolls are considerably smaller than the computer makes them look. They look fine to the naked eye.
It took me a while to decide which faceplates to order. There were several to choose from. Finally I selected 411 and 412, which are both closed-mouth faces with slight smiles. I already had an open-mouth Narae and wanted something different this time. Besides, the closed mouth means I don't have to fuss with positioning the teeth, which come as a separate piece with the open-mouth dolls. I toyed with the idea of buying extra hands and heel feet, then decided I didn't really need them. My original Narae wears high heels even without special feet. I didn't see the point of adding another foot size which would require that I buy shoes to fit. [Do we sense a theme here? Money is tight. I'm trying to buy new dolls without spending for extras.]
|After trying on lots of wigs, Narin ended up with the|
same mohair wig he started with, while Narae ditched the
red J-Rock for a blonde Pretty Girl by Monique Gold.
|I had thought to make her a brunette, hence the dark eyebrows.|
That didn't stop her from going for the gold. I'm still on a
freckles kick. First Soo, now Narae.
I tried out several different names with my first Narae. None of them ever stuck. Now that I have a second Narae, each will need a distinctive name to differentiate one from the other. I'm thinking of going Irish: Maeve for Narae #1 and Niamh (pronounced Nieve) for Narae #2. Narin might be Conal, unless I think of something else. As soon as I find my book of Irish names I'll have a look and see what else might fit.
|No freckles for this guy. I found my dark, curly eyelashes only after |
installing these long, thin spidery lashes. I may change them later.
These should be the last two dolls for a good long time, while my finances recover from last year's house purchase. Just my luck: Iplehouse has unveiled two new nYID boys and one of them is a must-have. If, or rather when, I buy him, I will have to do layaway. It's the only way I can afford a doll that expensive without breaking the bank. I'm going to be good, however, and wait until February to order him. Let's see. Today is the 20th. Eleven days and counting...
|Her outfit: a sweet little dress that accompanied a doll I bought on |
e-bay. His outfit: separates I made from an Adams-Harris pattern
designed to fit SoulKid boys. The lumps under his shirt are the
waist grips on his doll stand.