Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Things Are Beginning To Turn Around

Both in my collecting world and in my professional life.  I have taught at the same school for 12 years, and have been driving over 45 minutes one way each day.  I found a great job 7 miles from my home - still teaching gifted children.  I've had to move everything into my garage until I can get into my new school, but I'm ecstatic.

I got out my paints, magnifying glasses, and brushes and decided to correct Erin's eyelid myself.  I sealed it this morning.  I am no professional, but I know I can live with it.
She looks great in the Belk Barbie dress from a couple years ago.  It's very warm (downright HOT) here in the south, so I thought she needed something comfortable to wear.  I'm still having trouble bonding with this doll.  The hair color on the replacement head is better.  I think the eyes are more balanced in eyeshadow and crease definition.  But that forehead is just too high.  I believe Integrity Toys suffers from the Goldilocks syndrome.  In the promotion photo, collectors complained the forehead was too low - not it's too high.  IT needs to stay away from extremes.
The twins arrived!  I can honestly say their face ups are much better than the promotional photos.   I'm still not sure about the hair, and I don't want to spend any more money on re-rooting them.  (Has anyone noticed the absence of the painted lower lashes on all the NuFace dolls?)

Here is Eden:

And her sister Lilith:
I haven't decided whether or not to keep this duo.  Partly because I already own versions I like better.  Hard Metal is my favorite Lilith of all time.
And even though The Great Pretender is considered Lilith, she has blonde hair and is more like Eden.
And I adore Sweet Nothings Gretel.
The replacement skirt for Up All Night finally arrived!  It's perfect.
According to IT, this is a Lillith doll also.  And I like this doll more than Never Ordinary.
On a final note, my followers may have noticed I've been selling several of my older dolls.  This allowed me to get High Frequency Kumi on secondary market.  Ouch!
I hope to do a formal review soon when she gets released and redressed.  This is one beautiful version of the Eden/Lilith mold!  Things are definitely headed in the right direction!


Phyllis said...

Congratulations on the new teaching location. It is so much nicer to have work be close to home! I think all of your girls look beautiful. I also got my Lilith and Eden "twins". They are still in the box. Their hair looks a little strange to me, so I don't know yet what I will do with it. Are you going to the IT convention this fall? I will be attending for the first time and most likely my last time, but I am so looking forward to it. It is one of the items on my bucket list!

olla123 said...

Witaj, życzę powodzenia w nowym miejscu pracy! Zaoszczędzisz na czasie dojazdu w obie strony! To ważne!
Obie lalki są piękne, choć fryzury mają bardzo oryginalne! Twarze bardzo mi się podobają!
Pozdrawiam Cię serdecznie!

Desperately Seeking Dolls said...

I'm so happy you are going to your first convention! You are going to have an amazing time! I've only been able to attend one and it was great to put faces with names.

Desperately Seeking Dolls said...

Thank you got the lovely comment😍

Roville said...

Pleased for you about the new teaching location. Being closer to home is always nice. ツ I don't mind the lack of lower lashes on the twins but nothing can convince me the hair was a good idea.

Vanessa said...

Glad to hear things are looking up. Congrats on your new job! How exciting. Yes, it's been crazy hot here. I rarely get that hot, and this has been stifling even for me. Your doll is beautiful, even with her large forehead. Just think Tyra Banks. She says she has a fivehead, instead of a forehead and she's beautiful in spite of it.