She wasn't supposed to arrive until the 19th, at the earliest... or even as late as the 30th. But she came on the 6th. Wow! I was totally unprepared. I left my camera battery charger at my studio and didn't have it that weekend & my camera had run out of batteries the night before when I was playing with trying to take some pictures of Charlotte's new vintage Skipper swimsuit. (Then I stopped by the studio on Sunday, but I forgot to grab it! Yikes!)
Plus, I had planned to make some more clothes for Wonder before she arrived, but since she was early, I didn't get that done. She doesn't have much of anything to wear that matches her coloring and belongs just to her.
I was worried that Charlotte might not want to share her clothes and shoes that she has gotten used to, but she seems less worried about it than I am - the girls were kind of shy at first... but they seem to be getting on well. They really look cute sitting together, watching me while I sew. I think Charlotte likes having a friend to hang out with besides me.
Here's the little etsy picture of said robe, since my camera is out of commission. I've got a ton of catching up to do because lots of vintage clothes arrived on the same day as Wondie. A set of vintage Barbie & Skipper underthings, including some black tap pants, a Skipper Underpretties slip with the bottom layer of lace cut off, and 4 pairs of hand-made under things for a fashion doll. On Blythe shaped bodies, they are adorable bloomers under Lolita style dresses or good for summer pajama bottoms. They need to be taken in a little at the waist to be perfect, but they're really cute even as they are. Once again, here's the etsy pic:
I also got a red and white Penny Brite dress that is popular with a lot of Blythe folks. Mab Graves has a super-adorable picture of one on her etsy shop page. I love her stuff so much. I have one of her hair bows. It was the first thing I bought for Charlotte when I knew she was on her way. The packaging that it came in and all the extra little treasures were amazing! I highly recommend ordering from her - you will not be disappointed! I want to order some more bows from her & maybe even a dolly necklace one of these days. But in the meantime, I managed to find an auction for the same style dress on ebay that didn't arrive in nearly such exquisite packaging, but was a steal price-wise.
One more thing - ever since I blogged about Charlotte's hair, I've been thinking that her hair actually looks pretty good after all! I think I'd like to try to wash it one of these days and do something for Wondie because her hair is super static since I unpacked her... but it's so funny that I made peace with Charlotte's hair and then it started to look prettier to me!