The best part of any collecting community is the connection with other collectors. I have been very fortunate to make several friends through the doll boards and this blog. Recently, a collector was downsizing her collection and selling many outfits. She listed a nemesis of mine, "I Get A Kick Out of You" by Randall Craig. This fashion sold out quickly when it was released and I have watched for it over the last few years. I seem to always miss it, including this time around.
If you follow the different collecting forums, you are probably familiar with Doll Divas. Val is one of the moderators of this message board and is one of the kindest people anyone could ever hope to cross paths with. She saw my post and responded, "Anyone who wants something that badly, should have it." She sold her's to me at the same price as the one in the message. WOW! I am so touched by this.
My outfit arrived safely yesterday, and I redressed the doll I had always envisioned wearing it, The Muse Adele. (The hat is from A Quality Woman, shoes from Pencil Me In Eugenia, jewelry is FR as is the clutch.)
I love this outfit. I am so happy to finally own it, and I owe a deep, heartfelt, thank you to Val.
So, Val, whether you realize it or not, this was a very bright spot in my summer. I appreciate you more than I can convey. Thank you.