Hi guys! For those of you who were interested in the Archipelago pattern by Debonair Designs that I had as a giveaway prize, I thought you might like to know that Deb has listed her three completed Archipelago sweater and hat sets on eBay. You can see her listings HERE. :)
And here's a picture...just to remind you what they look like. :)
So, as the title suggests, I officially have a new addition to my doll family! :D I wasn't planning on getting another doll this soon after Hayden, but things just kind of fell into place with this doll. She was listed on AG Playthings, and the person selling her was willing to do a partial trade, so I got her for a really good price! :)
It was really hard being patient while waiting for my package, but it finally arrived! :)
And as the box says, my new doll is...Rebecca! :D
She came in a cute pair of pjs with a very sweet note that her former owner had written.
Here she is! :D
So, you know me...I had to take a ton of pictures of her. :)
It may be a while before she's introduced on Tess and Maggie's blog. I want to take my time and really figure out her character and everything. I'm pretty sure her name is going to be Jenna Rose Benson. She'll be Rachel's 12 year old little sister.
So far, I know she's in to carousel horses! :) My mom found this really cute set of carousel horse miniatures from Avon at an antique store here in town. They're the perfect size for her! :)
I also decided that she's going to be another Sanrio fan. As you can tell from the pic, her two favorites are My Melody and Chococat (just like Piper). ;) I found these adorable plush guys on eBay from the seller cleanitupandout. There are still some available. HERE is a link to Chococat, and HERE is a link to My Melody. :) You can also get Hello Kitty, Kerropi, and Deery Lou.
They're the perfect size! (And yes, I snagged a Chococat for Piper, too. He's now with her at my aunt's house.)
I've admired Rebecca since her release a few years ago. I have to confess, though, I was a little concerned about having a Rebecca and a #55. I was afraid they'd be too similar with their brown hair and hazel eyes. But I was delighted when I took pictures of them side by side and saw just how different they were from each other. :)
First off, their hair is very different shade. Hayden's is much darker (and longer, too).
Here's a picture of the hair color difference with the flash.
The other thing I was concerned about was the fact that I would now have 3 dolls with hazel eyes. Interestingly enough, though, I discovered that Jenna (aka Rebecca), Hayden (#55), and Charlie (aka Mia) all have a different shade of hazel.
Here's a close-up comparison of the different eye colors. The order is Jenna, Hayden, Charlie, and Emma (#41), just to show the difference between the hazel and green eyes. I tried to do these in rows, but Blogger is not cooperating with me. ;)
I wasn't sure if I'd be able to accurately capture the eye color differences, so I also did some close-ups of their faces. Once again, the order is Jenna (Rebecca), Hayden (#55), Charlie (Mia), and Emma (#41).
It's very interesting comparing their eye colors. Rebecca's eyes appear to have some of the bright green from the Mattel Felicity dolls with a bit of brown added. My AG #55 has a much darker shade of hazel, while Mia's eyes are more of a brownish-green hazel. My AG #41's are a beautiful deep green.
Two lovely dolls! :)
I have a feeling that Jenna and Hayden are going to be pretty close. I've already got some ideas about some of the adventures they might share. :)
I wasn't sure if I would stick to my original idea of having Rachel and Jenna be sisters, but these pictures confirmed it. They don't look all that much alike, but I think I can see a bit of family resemblance. ;) Especially since they're both Josefina molds.
Rachel especially looks like an older sister in these pics because she's wearing such thick shoes. :)
I hope you enjoyed all of the pictures. I'll be sure to let you know when Jenna makes her debut on Tess and Maggie's blog. :)