Sunday, August 31

Fawn it is!

So I decided to go ahead and name her Fawn. I think it really suits her, with the gray/brown wig, and her wardrobe. And Twig is her baby sister, so it shows a tend in her family's approach to names. They must have some forest elf blood in their family tree, which is why Twig has pointy ears, but it doesn't show itself in Fawn's appearance.

I completely changed out her room, so now she has American Girl Josefina's bed, and the settee is going back to Harley and Crow, so their room will also get a complete overhaul. I need to get some netting to make a canopy that flows over the sides of the bed for Fawn. But I won't have any free cash until Friday, so it's on my to do list for next weekend.

I've gotten so used to Jace just sitting around waiting, I forgot how good it feels when the companion shows up! It's kept a smile on my face since she arrived, yesterday afternoon.

Saturday, August 30

Jace's True Love

Jace's true love showed up today, well, part of her, at any rate. I bought the sleeping head from an online amiga and it arrived this afternoon. Shortly after receiving it, I got a notice from DDE that the rest of her (her body and open-eyed head) has been shipped and will be arriving some time this week! 

Needless to say, both Jace and I are super excited. I ordered her on May 7th and fully expected it to be another month before I saw her, since Fairyland decided to have so many events back to back, which really slowed down their shipping times. 

Originally I was going to name her Isabella, but now I'm not sure if it suits her. I'm considering Asha, Sarabella, and Annabella, Mariella, Serefina, and any other soft sounding name that ends in -a or -ia. Of course, there's a good chance I'll just go back to my original idea and stick with Isabella....but when she arrived, I just wasn't sure. Fawn, Luna, Willow, and Meadow are also in the running. Right this minute I am leaning toward Fawn. Gah, there are so many great names, it's hard to make a decision. I would really love some input and ideas!

Jace is in total awe of her. He doesn't care if all she can do right now is sleep. He's happy to sit or lay next to her and hold her. He is amazed he's found love. Of course it's not really fair to jump into the middle of their relationship, so I will begin at the beginning when the rest of her arrives, but I couldn't resist taking photos of them together. 

I'm sure I will take some more photos before the complete girl is home and share them here. It's so nice to see Jace happy and not alone. And Harley doesn't mind giving up her body for a few days, since she knows she'll get it back within the week. 

I think they are going to look lovely together. He will take care of her as much as she will take care of him. 

Sunday, August 17

Rose Has a New Space

I converted an old doll trunk into her own little hideaway. Now she can live on my dresser in my bedroom, instead of lost on a shelf with the other dolls in the guest room. She doesn't seem to get as much attention when she's with them as she does when she's alone. I repapered the interior, moved the drawer up to create a little nook for a blanket and book, and added a couple of shelves for knick-knacks.

Her she is in her "window" seat. I want to make her a little felted wool pillow and maybe a little blanket. I would also like to find a few more small books for her to read. 

Complete left side includes: black and white framed photo of trees in winter, embellished with a metal bird and floral stem, drawer, faux elk skin from American Girl Kaya's bedding set, a blank notebook found at a local bookstore.

Complete right side: black and white framed back of a playing card, framed metal butterfly, two paper flowers, floral head wreath from Ball Jointed Beatrix, little bird nest I made out of found objects, salt shaker with glitter, WISH tickets, my grandmother's pearls, a found silver sugar container, a trunk from Pier 1, and a little felted wool pillow I made. 

Sunday, August 10

Harley Girl: What's Going On Inside

Harley is gearing up to go back to school. She's signed up for 7 classes this semester instead of the usual 5. She and Crow talked about it, and she's going to cut down her hours at the coffee shop to 2 days a week, instead of 5. She wants to be able to get through college in three years, instead of four. She feels like she's in-between and she wants to be able to marry Crow, but she feels like she should finish school first. 

Her parents still refuse to speak to her. Harley can barely even remember why they have shut her out. It seems so insane, just because she wouldn't go home for the whole summer. She's tried calling them twice, but they've hung up on her, so she's done with that now. She feels very much like an orphan and it's a little scary. She's also afraid of her parents getting on a  plane and coming here to kidnap or kill her, since they are still so super angry with her. But she knows these feeling are irrational. 

She and Crow talk it all through and snuggle until she feels better. She wonders if she's too needy, if he'll get bored with her and her family's craziness, but she knows that's not going to happen, not really. She sees the way he looks at her, as if his soul was attached to hers and like he'd die without her. So there is some contentment and safety in that. She just wonders how long it will take for her to feel whole again and less wounded by her parents' choices.

Saturday, August 2

Revamping the Doll Space

Left Side of My Doll Shelves
I took pics of my doll space today. I am in the middle of completely revamping it: moving and reassigning furniture to different dolls, stripping the walls bare, and designing different aesthetics for each of the dolls. Of course, since I've only gotten back into American Girl, they are the ones with the least amount of stuff. Glacier did manage to snag a complete furniture set, but there's absolutely no accessories in her room. I'm also not a big accessory fan, but I definitely need to come up with something for everyone.  Poor Bodhi, doesn't even have a bed at this point, nothing for a rug on the floor. 

Right Side of My Doll Shelves
Ironically, the American Girl Dolls have more shelves, even though the bjds out number them by two to one. But the AG's clothing takes up more space, so I don't think the bjds mind too much. 

Harley and Crow's Bedroom

I switched out the bed for Harley and Crow. It's the first bed they shared together, and I just seems more masculine and "woodsy" to me. I really need to do something with the walls, to evoke a woodsy theme. I need to find some paper or fabric to hang on them, and then hang up my wolf postcards again for decor. 

Isabella's Bedroom

I also decided to skip making the coffee shop, as a room, and instead gave the sofa to Isabella and Jace. This is Isabella's bedroom, but Jace and the two tines visit her here often. I want to go for a shabby chic look. I want to attempt to make a fitted sofa cover instead of just tossing the blanket over it. I have a locker chandelier resting on the bed while I wait for the metal plate to dry to the ceiling. I love her bed, it's one of my favorite's that AG has made. Rose enjoys hanging out there while Isabella is still a ways away from coming home. 

I'm still thinking that Rose needs a smaller daybed, so she can live on my dresser, but I haven't figured that out yet. I want to find just the right one for a very good, or at least, just the right one. 

I probably won't be posting much for a month or so, since the school year officially starts on Monday, so it's back to work for me. And as some of you may know, gearing up for the start of the year takes a lot of hours of planning, prepping, getting to know the kids, etc., so I won't have as much doll time as I did this summer. 

PS: If you want to read more about the American Girl Doll rooms, you can click on the link in the sidebar for my other blog. :)

Sunday, July 27

Dream Child

I am a Dream Child. I can't explain it exactly. I was a baby once, I know that, but now I am 10, and I will always be ten. I've been ten for awhile, it's a great age to be. I'm real. I'm not invisible, but most people don't see me. I'm part of the fairy and elf world and spend a lot of time in the woods and in my home, with my parents, (who became Dream Parents and stopped aging when I did)....and time with Jace of course. I come and go as I please, but I'm connected to him, so when I feel him searching for me, I come to him. He thinks of me like a little sister, which is a good way to view me. I have the wisdom and knowledge of a fifty year old, but the dreams and desires of a ten year old.....a very special ten year old, who knows fairytales can be real.


Bonus: Portrait

Saturday, July 26

Beautiful Rose

I am so happy with Rose. She is just beautiful in her new wig. Wish I had thought to get this for her a year ago, but oh well. She's also very happy being an only littlefee. Not that she minded sharing. She's a very giving and loving spirit, but someone she was often overshadowed by the other littlefees I had. Now she gets all of the attention and doesn't have to compare her beauty to anyone else. 

The lighting isn't the best, because it's late in the evening, but I'm hoping to have some time to capture her during daylight hours tomorrow. We have company, so it just depends on what we end up doing tomorrow. She's very happy on my dresser, as all the bjds are. I'm wondering if she needs to take up a permanent residence there. I might have to buy her her own doll sofa, just so she can have a place to hang out.