On the dolly side of things, I have many things to be thankful for as well, ahem.... maybe too many things! I think I have muttered to myself (as I send a PayPal) multiple times that I promise I won't buy another doll until 1) I enjoy the ones I have already or 2) ... next year. I was really tested when I saw all of those cool Integrity boys in blog posts about the recent Convention... oh Hellooooo Declan.
I am here with you now. In front of all of my e-pals, promising to 1) enjoy the dolls I already have and 2) not buy another doll until next year. I am going on record lol!
In recognition of this promise. A quickie scene. -enjoy
King Peregrine conducts the ceremony of the "Not buying a doll" promise. Coe represents the good person of SCD (me) making the promise. Susie holds the official Promising Folder. The folder once belonged to Barbie herself!
"I solemnly promise to not buy a doll until 2014, and I promise I will enjoy the dolls that already live in SCD land! So help me Santa" .... and it's done.
King Peregrine and Queen Magda in their first official portrait.
I can't remember why I wanted a royal couple, perhaps it was Kate Middleton's pregnancy, but in the end the crazy wants what the crazy wants. I knew I had my king in Perry. His face is so... striking, it must be royal. You need a whole lot of pedigree to get that face to be acceptable, lol.
King Peregrine originally arrived to SCD with a Monogram Lady, but I never felt they clicked. Lady Admiration de Monogram was destined for another life and lifestyle, so I was on the hunt for a queen. When I saw the Independent Woman doll released, I knew I found my queen. Let's just say I believe they really complement each other's looks. Plus she has a serene face, it makes up for Perry's scowl. I had so much fun getting them dressed, making their sashes and regalia. Finally I get to share them with you.
Sometimes, I just love a doll's face and that face has to come live here. I always pick a mate for that doll too, usually I pick a good pair. Sometimes it doesn't always work and I have to go searching for a proper mate. Other times I see a doll, quickly make a story around the doll and it's on the way to SCD, with a friend in tow of course. I'd love to hear from all of you, and find out how you choose your dolls.
-gobble gobble, Mark