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TherapeuticArt
03-11-2019, 06:55 PM
I love Mulligan. I want a bird who can turn back time!!!!!!!!! Very cool Kelly!

aaeshelman
03-11-2019, 07:38 PM
Love Mulligan.
What is our mailing date?

CiCiCreates
03-11-2019, 07:57 PM
April 1.

notinkansas
03-11-2019, 09:18 PM
Thanks CiCi!

aaeshelman
03-13-2019, 01:17 PM
So Felicity has enjoyed her stay in the midwest. She found a cobbler to customize a beautiful pair of espadrilles in pink to match her dress. With the rain she needed an umbrella and who doesn't need a matching purse. Photos to come shortly.

aaeshelman
03-13-2019, 01:20 PM
photos

aaeshelman
03-13-2019, 01:22 PM
oops sorry I hit submit too soon!!

CiCiCreates
03-13-2019, 01:34 PM
GREAT accessories, I love her shoes! Did Ruth paint her face? So pretty! I am excited to have her come my way.

TherapeuticArt
03-13-2019, 07:39 PM
She looks great, the face is gorgeous and the accessories are very cool!!!

Bluesky
03-13-2019, 08:12 PM
Yes Ruth did her face. Love the shoes!!!! Since I live in rainy Florida umbrella is definitely needed. You made her a Ulta feminine one! Yes every girl needs a purse!

notinkansas
03-13-2019, 09:00 PM
Love the accessories!!!!

Bluesky
03-14-2019, 01:36 PM
Coffin anyone?

CiCiCreates
03-14-2019, 02:05 PM
Wow, such a lot of impressive work!! That is darling and hilarious at the same time!

notinkansas
03-14-2019, 03:33 PM
Yep! Weirdly wonderful!!!!!!

CiCiCreates
03-14-2019, 04:09 PM
Juniper Moon got a (faux) tie-dye shirt, which is removable. She also got a floral head-band so she could be a 60's Flower Child. She got a roomy Hobo bag to put various souvenirs in. One souvenir tucked inside is a handmade Hopi Kachina as a keepsake from Arizona.

TherapeuticArt
03-14-2019, 07:33 PM
Bluesky- WOW! Very cool, thanks!!! CiCi- I love her faux tie dye shirt, bag and kachina. You all are amazing!

notinkansas
03-14-2019, 08:18 PM
oh I adore how Juniper Moon is coming together! I love what you all have done!
So pleased with how this whole collaboration project is working out! You all rock!

Bluesky
03-14-2019, 09:29 PM
Inspiration has hit! I know what I am doing to juniper moon

CiCiCreates
03-14-2019, 09:41 PM
You always have wonderful inspiration - you lucked out with your muse! Of course now I’m curious....

Bluesky
03-14-2019, 09:52 PM
No clues! I won't tell ....you can't make me! Giggle....giggle!

art_junkie
03-14-2019, 11:06 PM
Well we are at the point where it is all about the accessories. I gave both The Merry Wood Nymph and Princess Filigree traveling companions.

The Merry Wood Nymph now has a friend from the Reed Clan. Her name is Lomahomgima and her name means Stand Well or Beautifully. The name refers to young growing reeds or Cattails.

Princess Filigree is now traveling with a friend from the Sand Clan, Pong-na-mana, and her name stands for Altar Maiden. The Sand Clan of Hopi people plays important parts in many ceremonies. She is dressed in black and white intended to resemble the oldest forms of pottery of her people.

Bluesky
03-14-2019, 11:16 PM
Love them!

CiCiCreates
03-14-2019, 11:20 PM
Me too!

notinkansas
03-15-2019, 08:05 AM
Bluesky you are such a tease!

Love the traveling companions a_j!

art_junkie
03-15-2019, 08:14 AM
Thanks. I was sort of stumped.

TherapeuticArt
03-15-2019, 07:29 PM
They are gorgeous AJ!!

notinkansas
03-15-2019, 11:25 PM
I think I have my ideas for DOTD Frida.....whether or not I can pull them off is another story!

Bluesky
03-16-2019, 04:59 PM
I believe in you! You can do anything you set your mind too!

aaeshelman
03-19-2019, 08:43 PM
Nice additions!!
I am going to need to send out a couple of days early. Is that ok??

CiCiCreates
03-19-2019, 08:50 PM
It's fine with me, Alyson. I'm thinking I might want some time to do what I have planned.

Bluesky
03-19-2019, 09:12 PM
Kelly do you want me to go ahead and send Frida out?

notinkansas
03-19-2019, 10:31 PM
That would be fine Kristen!

aaeshelman
03-20-2019, 08:38 PM
ok I will get the doll out in the mail tomorrow.
I just received the traveling friends from ArtJunkie and the are amazing. I pictures do not do them justice!!

CiCiCreates
03-20-2019, 11:57 PM
Bluesky, I am planning on mailing Juniper Moon to you on Friday, Monday at the latest. I will be sure and let you know, with tracking number.

Bluesky
03-21-2019, 08:38 AM
Ok...

art_junkie
03-21-2019, 08:28 PM
So I sent dolls out by deadline, then once I got them in the mail looked down and discovered that the companion dolls were on my work bench. *sigh*

Companions were mailed out the next day. Sorry for the incremental mailing.

janina
03-23-2019, 11:41 AM
I'm still lurking around & keeping an eye on all the progress that you talented ladies have created... WOW, beyond wonderful... Of course I am not surprised... Kudos to you all!! :notworthy:

CiCiCreates
03-23-2019, 01:12 PM
Janina, we will expect to see you in the next one!

Bluesky
03-23-2019, 06:17 PM
Already have a doll planned in my head. I'm

notinkansas
03-23-2019, 09:46 PM
Just wanted to let you know, Kristen, that Frida has arrived!

Bluesky
03-23-2019, 10:33 PM
Good. Have fun with her!

CiCiCreates
03-26-2019, 02:35 PM
Kristen, I just mailed Juniper Moon your way. Tracking number is: 9505 5104 5131 9085 4856 62.

Bluesky
03-26-2019, 09:09 PM
Thanks.... rubbing hands gleefully!!! Gonna have some fun.

CiCiCreates
03-26-2019, 10:01 PM
I removed her floral headband and tie-dye shirt and put them in a baggie with my name on it. Her other belongings are also in baggies with the artists name on them.

Bluesky
03-28-2019, 07:41 PM
Carol, Juniper has arrived .... thank goodness that you put everything in baggies. The mail person who delivered today threw the box into yard...oh yeah rainy day....I found it it time. But I need to go pitch a fit at the post office now.

Bluesky
03-28-2019, 07:43 PM
So I will mention this in advance....when Felicite comes home bag everything up pretty please. Unfortunately I I have multiple mail people on my route.

CiCiCreates
03-28-2019, 07:45 PM
Give 'em heck! I hope the doll itself was OK. Was the box soggy??

Bluesky
03-28-2019, 08:39 PM
Box was on the damp side.... everything inside was perfect.

Bluesky
03-28-2019, 08:42 PM
I also had a package with vintage photos also tossed in the yard. Retrieved it before rain started again. Most of the mail people place these kind of packages in the door or on the porch. Working on ........for juniper as we speak.

notinkansas
03-28-2019, 11:21 PM
Well that's just rude....glad everything was dry inside the packages!

CiCiCreates
03-29-2019, 05:14 PM
Aaeshelman, have you mailed Felicity to me yet? You were going to do it early, so I’m just checking.

aaeshelman
03-30-2019, 09:32 PM
I mailed Felicity today. Tracing # 9405510200828005052369

aaeshelman
03-30-2019, 09:34 PM
Also I forgot to mention that I received My wood nymph back a couple of weeks ago. She is beautiful and all of her accessories are amazing. I can't help but think that someone missed her since I got her back so soon.Let me know if I need to send her on to someone else.

notinkansas
03-30-2019, 09:55 PM
Alyson...if you look back to post #521 art_junkie sent her home with a traveling companion. However, in a later post, she said she sent the companion in a separate mailing. :)

CiCiCreates
03-30-2019, 10:05 PM
I will be watching the mail for Felicity.

aaeshelman
03-31-2019, 12:32 PM
I was just concerned that not everyone had worked on her. I checked and everyone signed the book! Again she is beautiful!!
I have Princess Filagree and I will begin working on her soon.

CiCiCreates
03-31-2019, 01:39 PM
So exciting! You are the first to receive your completed doll back! This is so fun! I could easily sign up to do another soon, just sayin.....

Bluesky
03-31-2019, 10:58 PM
Ready to sign up for round two as well. Already have a concept.

notinkansas
03-31-2019, 11:03 PM
Either of you are welcome to host the second round!

CiCiCreates
03-31-2019, 11:15 PM
Awww, c’mon. No, just kidding, I understand.

CiCiCreates
03-31-2019, 11:31 PM
NIK, May I direct your attention to Post #256? No really, just kidding!!

notinkansas
03-31-2019, 11:58 PM
Bwhahaha....yes , my dear, I am aware. The ideas I have/had are quite a departure from what we are doing now though.:idea:

CiCiCreates
04-01-2019, 01:41 AM
Oohhh! Well, seriously, I can only imagine all the effort it is, especially with surgery in between! I really appreciate the work that went into (and continues till mid-May) this fun swap! Thanks so much!

CiCiCreates
04-01-2019, 08:46 PM
Felicite has arrived safe and sound!

Bluesky
04-02-2019, 07:27 AM
Good! Have fun!

CiCiCreates
04-04-2019, 07:01 PM
Bluesky, as everyone has said before me, I am in love with your journal, the beginning story, the images, and everyone else's input. I have also always loved the Rococo era fashion-wise, so your doll will be so fun to finish! Speaking of finishing, I was compelled to sit down and write the end to her story, and have already written it inside the pages of her journal.....No, I won't tell you, you can't make me...he-he.

Bluesky
04-06-2019, 01:01 PM
Whips and chains won't work, eh? Well there's lots of other options to make you talk! LOL!

CiCiCreates
04-06-2019, 01:07 PM
I’ve also got a great idea for her hair, if I can swing it. Authenticity Rococo, but unique media.....

Bluesky
04-11-2019, 02:15 PM
I'm sorry Nik no beaded bloomers for juniper moon. But I did bead something else.

notinkansas
04-11-2019, 08:04 PM
awww shucks! ;)

Bluesky
04-11-2019, 08:24 PM
She is also busy taking a class while she is with me. Giggle.
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CiCiCreates
04-14-2019, 07:23 PM
Well, here I am still bald....but my hostess (CiCi) has been making me a new bodice and lace neck frill. Hair to come next, along with fancy headdress, I can hardly wait! - Felicite

TherapeuticArt
04-14-2019, 07:27 PM
looks great CiCi

Bluesky
04-14-2019, 07:45 PM
Singing " I feel so pretty...so very very pretty...tra la la"

notinkansas
04-14-2019, 10:51 PM
Lovely additions CiCi!

Bluesky
04-17-2019, 06:36 PM
NIK.....I have a request... juniper moon has been requested to visit my job.

notinkansas
04-17-2019, 07:10 PM
She would love to visit! Hopefully she'll be on her best behavior. ;)

Bluesky
04-17-2019, 07:14 PM
Oh I think she might have a special performance . Laughing

notinkansas
04-17-2019, 07:15 PM
yikes! you didn't maker her a stripper pole, did you?:twitcy:

CiCiCreates
04-17-2019, 07:28 PM
Bluesky, you always keep us guessing!

Bluesky
04-17-2019, 11:31 PM
Well I did make here an new outfit for her performance.

Bluesky
04-17-2019, 11:32 PM
Sorry her not here.... smart phone gets so smart it gets stupid at times

Bluesky
04-17-2019, 11:33 PM
I did mention she had some lessons while with me

Bluesky
04-17-2019, 11:34 PM
Lessons in what is the question.

Bluesky
04-21-2019, 02:13 PM
Had a live dj in the store yesterday and two live performances. Guess who one of them was.

CiCiCreates
04-21-2019, 03:00 PM
Your killin’ us! Tell us more....

notinkansas
04-21-2019, 04:55 PM
did you post a You Tube video? :)

Bluesky
04-21-2019, 05:17 PM
Snicker...just wait...pics coming

Bluesky
04-21-2019, 05:19 PM
Easter outfit

Bluesky
04-21-2019, 05:20 PM
Went shopping & other beachy things...barefoot of course

Bluesky
04-21-2019, 05:22 PM
Mermaid crown & jewelry for swimming and meeting the local mermaids

Bluesky
04-21-2019, 05:24 PM
Her performance at Macy's....she rocked it!

Bluesky
04-21-2019, 05:25 PM
Told ya....she took lessons now here!

CiCiCreates
04-21-2019, 05:27 PM
OMG! You’ve been so busy working and playing! Great additions. What does your Mom think of her?

CiCiCreates
04-21-2019, 05:29 PM
That last pic is great too! I’m sure she was a real hit!

Bluesky
04-21-2019, 05:39 PM
Mom loves her....loved the Easter outfit....amazed by the hats

TherapeuticArt
04-21-2019, 07:10 PM
Wow, Bluesky, she looks amazing in all her outfits!!!!!!!!!!!!

notinkansas
04-21-2019, 07:14 PM
OMG!!!! I am thrilled!!!

Bluesky
04-21-2019, 07:34 PM
So do ya like the guitar?

Bluesky
04-21-2019, 07:36 PM
I still might make a cap & scarf for her jacket.

notinkansas
04-21-2019, 10:59 PM
the guitar is brilliant!

Bluesky
04-26-2019, 10:10 PM
Sent juniper moon on her way home. Tracking is 955421139116487960. I added a blue beret for her winter duds.

notinkansas
04-26-2019, 10:37 PM
can't wait!!!

aaeshelman
04-28-2019, 09:04 PM
Sorry I have been out for a while. Looks like dolls are really "getting around".

CiCiCreates
04-28-2019, 09:15 PM
Yes, Felicite’s hairdo is finally done! Fancy headpiece is next, then I will post pics. I also don’t want to forget the paperdoll in the journal!

Bluesky
04-28-2019, 10:54 PM
Can't wait!

notinkansas
04-29-2019, 08:40 AM
So exciting to see this project all coming together!

CiCiCreates
04-29-2019, 11:37 AM
NIK, I have a thoroughly enjoyed this swap. At times it was challenging too, but always fun and interesting. Can’t wait to see everyone’s last pictures!

notinkansas
04-29-2019, 12:10 PM
I've certainly learned alot! It was really fun for me too. I had no idea I would be having to deal with a surgery in the middle of it but I managed. I'd love to get another long term project going, Just not sure what yet.

CiCiCreates
04-29-2019, 01:36 PM
What about the scroll dolls idea Bluesky brought up in the Kokeshi thread? It still may need some kinks worked out, but it could be fun....

CiCiCreates
04-29-2019, 05:17 PM
Felicite just got new pearl drop earrings!

notinkansas
04-29-2019, 08:03 PM
While I think the Kokeshi scroll idea is interesting I don't think I can work that small anymore. :(

Bluesky
04-29-2019, 08:37 PM
Make them larger. Heck you don't have to stay with wood you can do a fabric base.

Bluesky
04-29-2019, 08:38 PM
Since we where talking about that they didn't have to be "Japanese" dolls

Bluesky
04-29-2019, 08:41 PM
Of course I would another round doll like project...but I think it be fun to do one based on a character in a book.

Bluesky
04-29-2019, 08:54 PM
A stump doll could become a scroll doll

Bluesky
04-29-2019, 08:56 PM
Also a ndebelle doll as well can modified.

notinkansas
04-29-2019, 09:17 PM
Lots to think about!!!

CiCiCreates
04-29-2019, 10:00 PM
You could attach a styrofoam ball on one end of a toilet paper roll, or a cut down paper towel roll, and that could be your basic doll to do the scroll on....toilet paper roll is about 4” tall, but I think a paper towel roll is a bit sturdier, you would probably want it to be a bit shorter.

Bluesky
04-29-2019, 11:51 PM
Paper towel roll for strength. The plastic pellets on the bottom of doll for weight.

Bluesky
04-29-2019, 11:51 PM
Paper mache the stryoform ball.

CiCiCreates
04-30-2019, 12:20 AM
I like the idea of the stuffed cloth “stump doll” too. I had to look it up on Pinterest!

notinkansas
04-30-2019, 07:13 AM
Haha, me too! I like the idea of a cloth stump doll too. What if the wrap around "journal" was made of cloth panels?

Bluesky
04-30-2019, 09:09 AM
Can layer fabrics....netting, lace, stamp on, light embroidery

Bluesky
04-30-2019, 09:09 AM
For the scroll that is

notinkansas
04-30-2019, 09:25 AM
exactly!

CiCiCreates
04-30-2019, 11:36 AM
And a fabric scroll could be attached to the doll by the first player since it would easily unroll and lay flat for a the artwork. What kind of fabric? Would it be the same, or would everyone choose their own?

notinkansas
04-30-2019, 12:27 PM
206260
throwing out thoughts....could make individual panels that could be joined together to make a scroll. Also...players would use the same pattern.

notinkansas
04-30-2019, 12:31 PM
I'm getting ahead of myself...

Juniper Moon has returned home from her travels. Apparently, along with all her other traits, she's quite the shopaholic! She came home with so many goodies! You all really outdid yourselves!

CiCiCreates
04-30-2019, 01:13 PM
So exciting! Is she the first to arrive back home?

Bluesky
04-30-2019, 01:19 PM
Or start on long piece of "neutral" fabric..unhemmef..back it when complete...like a blank canvas.

Bluesky
04-30-2019, 03:42 PM
Tanglewood threads

notinkansas
04-30-2019, 04:25 PM
Haha...I was going to ask you for examples....and there they are.

notinkansas
04-30-2019, 04:26 PM
Have you made a stump doll? Or have a pattern for one?

Bluesky
04-30-2019, 05:01 PM
Yes I have made a stump doll...made my own pattern. What of " top" where you thinking about?

Bluesky
04-30-2019, 05:02 PM
It was tree spirit that I added huge monster feet on

Bluesky
04-30-2019, 05:03 PM
Paper clay mask face on the trunk

Bluesky
04-30-2019, 05:15 PM
Also done doll on a stick too.

notinkansas
04-30-2019, 05:34 PM
What of " top" where you thinking about?

Not sure what you mean....

Bluesky
04-30-2019, 05:50 PM
Tourso...upper doll body

CiCiCreates
04-30-2019, 06:14 PM
A lot of the ones I saw just looked like a one piece shaped pattern. A straight body which becomes cylindrical when tightly stuffed, narrowing slightly for a neck, then a circular piece for the head. All one piece, and you just sew around it, turn, and stuff. I’m not sure what you do with the bottom though, so it could stand....

Bluesky
04-30-2019, 06:37 PM
Plastic pellets

CiCiCreates
04-30-2019, 06:49 PM
Seems easy enough....

notinkansas
04-30-2019, 07:13 PM
206292

this would be an easy way to do it.

Bluesky
04-30-2019, 07:19 PM
Very True

Bluesky
04-30-2019, 07:25 PM
The question is how tall would the "scroll" be?

notinkansas
04-30-2019, 07:32 PM
could be as tall as the patterned fabric

notinkansas
04-30-2019, 07:38 PM
or slightly smaller. I'm thinking about making a prototype when I finish up some other commitments

Bluesky
04-30-2019, 11:46 PM
Great minds think alike

notinkansas
05-01-2019, 10:16 PM
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Frida got jewelry!

Bluesky
05-01-2019, 10:24 PM
She's a well dressed lady! Love the drop earrings to match!

CiCiCreates
05-02-2019, 12:05 AM
NIK, that is so perfect! I keep thinking I'm done with Felicite and can take some pictures, then I think of something else! The latest thing is a fan, (it does not fold.) Glue needs to dry, and I want to make a tassel for it, then picture time for sure!!

notinkansas
05-02-2019, 08:05 AM
Still working on a few accessories too!

Bluesky
05-02-2019, 10:04 AM
Gloves? A French poodle?

notinkansas
05-02-2019, 12:25 PM
Bwhaha.....you'll just have to wait and see....

CiCiCreates
05-02-2019, 12:43 PM
I actually considered gloves (for a minute). But I think I’m at a good stopping point, the journal doll and story is finished, and I should be able to take pics today or tomorrow.

CiCiCreates
05-02-2019, 09:32 PM
Felicite got pearl earrings and a new fancy hairstyle made of white felt strips, sewn and glued.

CiCiCreates
05-02-2019, 09:34 PM
Then she got a fancy lace headdress and a pretty fan to hold.

Bluesky
05-02-2019, 10:05 PM
I'm so pretty..... oh so pretty(singing this). I'm definitely going to make her a French poodle. Love the use of felt to make her hair.

notinkansas
05-02-2019, 10:10 PM
She is GORGEOUS!!!

CiCiCreates
05-02-2019, 10:36 PM
Bluesky, I hoped it would look kind of “arty” and yet authentic style-wise. One of my period fashion books has pictures of figures in a museum, and they all have wigs in appropriate styles made of paper strips. I tried to duplicate the look with the white felt.

notinkansas
05-02-2019, 11:27 PM
Very creative!

Bluesky
05-02-2019, 11:52 PM
Yes I have seen the paper strip wigs....it's Arty and accurate.

CiCiCreates
05-03-2019, 12:00 AM
I will let you know when she is ready for her journey home!

Bluesky
05-03-2019, 08:06 PM
Cici creates.....please make sure everything is in sealed ziplock bags before sending. I'm still having issues with packages being thrown on the front lawn. Today it poured buckets of rain. I have to go pitch a fit again.

CiCiCreates
05-03-2019, 09:14 PM
WILL DO! That's terrible.

notinkansas
05-06-2019, 08:17 PM
206432
so DOTD Frida got a monkey friend today... :)

Bluesky
05-06-2019, 08:35 PM
That is so awesome!!!!!! And very perfect!!! I'm jealous I didn't think of that!

CiCiCreates
05-06-2019, 09:31 PM
Yes, it is perfect! Stroke of genius. Cute, too!

CiCiCreates
05-07-2019, 04:22 PM
Ok Bluesky, Mlle. Felicite will be arriving on Thursday. Hope rain is not expected then. But I did my best to package her and the journal and all of her goodies carefully and securely! Tracking is 9505 5104 5127 9127 5131 90.

Bluesky
05-07-2019, 04:31 PM
Thank you can't wait to see...and I'm off Thursday so hopefully I can strike fear into mail person.

notinkansas
05-09-2019, 06:31 PM
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one last thing for Frida

CiCiCreates
05-09-2019, 06:41 PM
So clever, love it!

Bluesky
05-09-2019, 09:25 PM
Ditto... jealous again.

CiCiCreates
05-09-2019, 09:31 PM
Bluesky, your doll was supposed to arrive today.

notinkansas
05-10-2019, 12:10 PM
Last of the dolls should be received by Monday! It's been super fun!
Remember to leave iTraders!

aaeshelman
05-10-2019, 09:55 PM
Princess Filigree attended a Derby Party! She should arrive Monday or Tuesday CiCi!!

aaeshelman
05-10-2019, 10:07 PM
Notinkansas Thanks for the great trade!! I really enjoyed it!

CiCiCreates
05-10-2019, 10:08 PM
Looks like she sure had fun! Thanks so much, I will be watching the mail.

Bluesky
05-10-2019, 11:10 PM
Sorry I was called in to work. So officially...MY MIND IS BLOWN!!!!!!.... Felicite is very very very beautiful (yes Carol deliberate word choice)... Kelly thanks ever so much for adding the magic golden flute to my dolls story and for everyone for taking the ball/flute and running with it.

Bluesky
05-10-2019, 11:16 PM
Carol thanks for finishing my doll and her story so well. I don't know if you saw that I had Washi tape with roses and sayings about beauty throughout the journal.....and final irony the figure I used to represent the fairy queen is actually a picture of Marie anoinette

Bluesky
05-10-2019, 11:18 PM
My coworkers will lose their minds when they see everything. I guess will be setting up her flute performance in the store!

CiCiCreates
05-10-2019, 11:32 PM
SO GLAD she arrived safely! Your co-workers will have to take several breaks or an entire lunch hour to see everything!

Bluesky
05-10-2019, 11:35 PM
I'm still going through the book......Carol...hat pins...that so took the cake(pun intended)

CiCiCreates
05-10-2019, 11:37 PM
Bluesky, could you tell from the story that I don’t love a lot about the desert ..... except for the glorious sunsets? LOL (California girl here).

notinkansas
05-10-2019, 11:58 PM
Now I have to hear the whole tale!!!!

CiCiCreates
05-11-2019, 12:09 AM
I did think about that.....and copied it down first. It took a few pages in the journal, but I could write it here if you want.

notinkansas
05-11-2019, 07:38 AM
I'd love it!

CiCiCreates
05-11-2019, 04:53 PM
Felicite found herself in a rather elegant hair salon, where they were happy and artistically challenged to give her the Rococo style that she requested.

Stepping outside, she discovered that she was in a land very different than anything she had ever seen. Walking along, she noticed that the vines and flowers were a bit sparse here, not as abundant or lush. Trees were not nearly as tall as elsewhere. There were plentiful cacti and succulents instead, and palm trees scattered about. The birds in this strange land were not as colorful or numerous as she had seen before in her travels.

Felicite discovered that the reason for all these things may well be the punishing Summer heat. Thankful for early Spring, she walked on. It was very late in the afternoon, and Felicite began to wonder why she was in this place. She did recall that she was supposed to be on a journey of discovery and learning. She felt suddenly weary and sat down on a large rock.

Lifting her eyes to the sky, she was filled with wonder. The colors were beautiful - pinks, golden oranges, even wispy streaks of lilac. They blended at the edges into lovely shapes across the sky. Each passing moment deepened the colors into a vivid spectacle that almost took her breath away. She thought “I have learned so much on this journey, and just now I learned that there is beauty everywhere if I just look for it!”

Felicite lifted her flute and played the tune which summoned the Fairy Queen, who instantly appeared before her. Together they went through the beautiful sunset back to the land of the wild rose garden. Felicite told the Fairy Queen “I have learned that music, indeed all the arts, can bring great joy and comfort to the human heart. I have also learned that beauty may be found where one looks for it, and that contentment is the foundation of happiness.”

The Fairy Queen waved her wand and said”You have done very well, Felicite et Perpetue. You shall tend these rose gardens and teach others about them. You shall also stay human and be an example through word and deed. Lastly, you shall find true love and live happily ever after!”....And so she did.

notinkansas
05-11-2019, 08:11 PM
Wonderful ending to Felicite's story Carol!

CiCiCreates
05-11-2019, 08:19 PM
Thanks, I loved how Bluesky created a whole backstory for her doll. All the rest of us did was create a character and say what we added on. But really, what a fun swap this was!! I really enjoyed it.

CiCiCreates
05-13-2019, 08:12 PM
Princess Filigree has arrived back home safe and sound with all her goodies. Along with a very accurate looking passport and various souvenirs, Marilyn had the brilliant idea of making her some little Faberge Eggs! Ruth’s Hopi inspired traveling companion in wonderful, Alyson’s Kentucky Derby attire with fancy hat is stylish, Kelly’s Filigree shoe clips are so cute! Also the lovely trimmed long skirt and delicate lace handkerchief also from Kelly. Kristen started it all by giving Her Highness the blonde braid hairstyle, gorgeous Kokoshnik and fancy collar, all pearl-trimmed! Kristen also made her the tiniest little shoes, and I loved everyone’s journal entries. NIK, are we waiting for everyone to report their doll received, or should I go ahead and leave iTraders now?

Bluesky
05-13-2019, 09:07 PM
If there another doll rotation I will be glad to help anyone create a back story for their doll.

notinkansas
05-13-2019, 10:46 PM
Good ahead and leave iTrader at will!