My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
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The most recent O.L.D. (Once-Loved Doll) is up for adoption! Her name is Bonnie, she’s number 17, and you can see her page HERE. Below is the start of my description of her on ebay:
My Bonnie flies over the sea
My Bonnie flies over the ocean
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me…
Now, do you see my mistake? When this unmarked 13” Patsy/Sally-type composition doll with blue tin eyes arrived at my doorstep, she was naked and bald (as is frequently the case).
When we searched through my stash for a suitable wig, the one we found made her look like Amelia Earhart. When I found out her name was Bonnie, and I remembered that old song, a flying outfit seemed just the thing!
I was already halfway through making her clothing when I realized my mistake: it’s Bonnie “LIES” over the ocean, not, “FLIES”! Whoops.
True Story! No matter, we were already well on our way and having so much fun that we kept on going.
Poor Bonnie was all in pieces and her facial feature paint was worn.
Still worn, but a lot happier! What I love about what I get to do (besides “Phantom,” which I’m still watching) is that I get to try new things. With the previous doll it was hoop skirts. For Bonnie, there were a lot of new things! Jodhpurs, an aviator hat, goggles…THAT is what takes time: figuring out how each thing is to be done. The goggles alone took me an entire morning and I’m still not 100% happy with them. A little more tweaking is needed!
I also decided that I had to include a plane in her ensemble. Since my little boy is grown and I can’t just run out to the store and get one (this being the boonies and all), what to do?
Pinterest to the rescue! >>
Can you see the plane? It was a little dark when I took this. A clothespin and some popsicle sticks and paint, and you’re good to go.
And, GUESS WHAT? No sooner was Bonnie ready, then the next O.L.D. walked through the door! Can you say “doppelganger”? This girl and Bonnie are identical – well, they came from the same factory, most like. ‘Cept the new girl (whose name I don’t yet know) has brown tin eyes instead of blue. And with those eyes, she saw Bonnie’s outfit and for the first time ever I’m going to make the same set of clothes for her! Not the exact same, mind you…
This morning we say a fond farewell to Kristi, O.L.D. No 16 and the last of the Halloween series for this year as she heads off to…wait for it…Colorado and the home of Michelle E. That’s seven for her! I’m beginning to think she’s amassing some sort of unusually dressed army over there in the Rockies…thank you, Michelle!
Happy Tuesday! You’re my favorite.