In the end, I decided that Samantha Grace's story and the new dolls will get their own posts--later. For today my focus is on new clothing and faceups.
Back in January, I ordered a doll from Iplehouse. It arrived this week, along with clothing I ordered at the same time. Four months is a much longer wait than usual for this company. Their English manager has been on maternity leave, which has caused orders to back up. Orders that don't contain a doll still ship quickly, usually within a day or two. Like me, however, many people combine doll and clothing orders to save on shipping costs. The downside is that clothes/shoes/wigs can sell out while the doll is being made. I was lucky this time; nothing sold out while I waited. Even so, I don't think I'll do that again.