We have had a chance to settle in a bit, me and the 4 little children. I am so happy, this is such a good thing for me. Last night, I made up their little beds, tucked them in and watched them until I fell asleep. Loving their sweet faces, their gentle souls. No feelings of having to make companions sit because they are so large, not feelings of not being able to play. I do wish I could have brought the trunk, but I want to work on it, make it just right as a playroom. I have lots of ideas, so when I go back next time, I can work them into the playroom.
I have Zoe up here with me this morning. She is so curious about all this trucking experience. I am having troubles with her wig, it’s too big and it seems I glued it on awkward, so that the one braid it too forward. I tried rebraiding it further back but it didn’t work. I will have to wash it in very hot water to remove the tacky clue and see if I can reshape it. I made the pants she has on as a test pattern, but since I needed to get the coats and hats done before I left, the sets of pants I want to make will have to wait. I want to make rompers, jeans and winter type pants on the next home-time. I LOVE that they can share clothes! I am just not used to that, all of my companions have always had to have their own wardrobes.
Two little angels came to live with me on Christmas Eve. I could not have imagined their immediate impact on me, but they sure arrived filled with love and pure adorableness. I now have five delightful little nisse children.
Pandora: Pandy was immediately perceived. I saw her chubby cheeks, her soft grace and the wig I had ordered was a soft baby blonde in a babyish style and suited her perfectly. Her faceup was easy and practically instant. I just knew her and what enhancement she needed to come to life. Pandora is so incredibly sweet and cheerful. I love to hold her in my hand. She is so cuddly. I am discovering that Pandy is content, generally comfortable where ever she is and likes stories being read to her. She is very imaginative and likes to talk to fairies. She loves rhymes and rhythmic sounds. Pandy’s gift is to sense changes in the weather and environment.
Zoe: Zoe took a little bit longer to perceive. I had difficulty with her droopy eye shape and the colouring as I could not decide on the wig….silver white or black. I went round and round with it, even sitting with her in the middle of the night, trying to see her. I almost wondered if we were going to bond at all. Then today, I re-did her face, taking away the tomboy I had hoped I had, and found instead a little sweet angel, with thundercloud grey eyes and silver white curls. She has the longest lashes of the four, giving a surprising lift by causing a focus to the upper eye and not the lower. Funny how the black lashes work so well, when I in fact only used them because I ran out of the normal lashes. These are far more dramatic. I feel her presence now, and I am discovering she is very inquisitive like Audrey, worried like Olwen and a bit more serious than any of the children. Zoe’s gift is to sense the future.
Audrey: She is kissed by the sun, warm and friendly and loves to explore the world around her. Her coppery hair and gentle freckles bring me such warmth and love. Audrey chose me and started a love for the DZ BB’s like no other doll I have had. Audrey reminds me the most of Alice in Wonderland, very curious, very intelligent. She has a gift of being able to read thoughts. However she is too young to understand what the words mean.
Hamlet: The only boy, yet very attached to his sisters. He loves to play cowboy and indians, camping, hunting and playing with boats. He tends to like to argue for fun, tends to make fun of his sisters, but harbors no ill will, he just likes to be contrary. It isn’t hard for the girls to get Hammie to play with them. Hammie often will melt women’s hearts with his big brown eyes. He sure did mine! Hammie’s gift is to find things that have gone missing.
Olwen: Olwen is older than the children who are all about 5-6 years old. She is 12. Olwen worries about “growing up” and fears it as much as she looks forward to it. She is protective of the children and often likes to play “mother” to them. Olwen’s gift is to withdraw into another world, to live for brief moments a story from a book.
None of the children understand their gifts. Far too young to know the full extent of what will eventually become a powerful part of who they are as nisser.
What a wonderful Christmas this was!
Yesterday was the first day of home time. I rushed downstairs to find the various little packets I had bought during the run, some quartz beads, 3 pair of shoes for Olwen and a pair of gray glass eyes. These little packets were all sitting on top of a box, which I knew was a gift from Alex. She had mentioned it was something she found and it didn’t cost much, something I could use on the truck so I thought maybe it was a little chair or a doll toy, but it was something that I had wanted for such a long time, a fabulous Trunk with a murphy bed!
OH! I just got a response from the seller, they were able to send Zoe out today on a 2 day delivery!!!!!!!!! I am so excited….perhaps Pandy will arrive before I leave again????? The excitement is so intense!
I had seen a couple of DZ BB’s for sale for half price. I mused over them, but after having just gotten Olwen 7 weeks ago, I just didn’t think I could even ask for one. I put 3 dolls on auction, hoping I could partly pay for it. I agonized over (as only dolly-nuts can do) and this morning, being a wonderful morning (we had a shower and breakfast out) we got back to the truck, I fired up my laptop and sighed. The auction was about to end, and I just mentioned it to him, he said “Ok”! YIKES! But there was another one, I wanted, and which to chose? I love them both! There was Ami with her closed eyes, and Sis with her quirky eyes, large like Hammie’s. I chose Sis, then won her. I was so excited, that husband said I could try for the other one too. OMG. Yes, I feel like jumping for dolly heaven joy! She doesn’t end for awhile, so my fingers will have to be crossed for her. I am hoping with all my might!
They do not have face-ups, which is fine, I can do that. I have always been intrigued with dolls with closed eyes. At first, I thought how discomforting that would be not to be able to look into a companion’s eyes, but I grew use to seeing the photo’s on DOA and then started to imagine the possibilities. Since my little ones are all Nisse’s then I could go with one always being so sleepy, or go ahead with the blind aspect. I will think on it.