Here's a picture of the box...oh, the suspense! :)
And here's a hint...can you guess who it is by the braid?
That's right, it's MIA!! :) At least, that was her former name. She is now Charlotte Nora Hathaway, or Charlie for short. :)
It took me a long time to decide whether or not I'd rename her. Normally, I'm the type that names dolls the name they came with. But I have no attachment to the Mia stories. The main reason I liked her was because I loved her hair and eyes and freckles. :) Then I thought how fun it would be to come up with another name and personality for her. Her first name is after a close family member, her middle name is after Nora Demington (the renamed Mia doll who writes "The Doll Wardrobe" blog and gave me Emma) :), and her last name I got from Anne Hathaway, the actress. I love her acting and enjoy watching her CLEAN movies. :} Unfortunately, there are less and less of those in recent years. I just liked the way the name flowed, though.
So here are some more pics of Charlie:
Her original braid is still in. Although it's beautiful, I may eventually take it out. Some of the hairs going into the braid are starting to pull out of it. It's going to be hard to keep her hair neat if I keep the braid in. I haven't decided yet.
Here are some pics after I brushed through her hair and changed her into some of my doll clothes:
Okay, I know some of those were really similar, but she's so photogenic, it's hard to decide which pics to use. :)
Charlie will be my last 18" doll for a while. I'm going to be getting rid of a few dolls in the coming month, too. It's gotten to the point where my doll collection is a little overwhelming. I want to get it back down to a manageable number. :) I'm not sure what I'll tell Tess and Maggie yet (don't worry, they'll be among the dolls that stay). I'm also reworking a few of my dolls' background stories. Some names might change and some personalities might combine. It's all still in the rough stages right now. Just wanted to give a "head's up" for those of you that follow Tess and Maggie's blog. :)
Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to keep checking back for more posts with the adorable Charlie. I'm sure there will be several posts with our newest member on Tess and Maggie's blog, too, so I'll be sure to keep you posted. :)