I have the memory of a sieve. I just remembered more things that I have for little Evie. Like vintage Crissy shoes, a vintage plaid cape (and other misc vintage clothing) and a toilet! lol.
I will do a complete tutorial on doing a face up and body blushing. Stay tuned around the 15th of this month. I’ll show it step by step and the way to shade and blend colours. I will be using dry pastels, pencils and white shimmer powder. I will be also using Testers Dullcote for the sealer. The body blushing will be to enhance realism and geared towards lasting through heavy play. I will also do a manicure in the french style, natural pink with white tips and moon, with shading around the nail bed. So if you are interested….I’ll post a better date when I know the day I can sit and work it all out. I’ll photo it in steps as it happens. Oh, and I will be re-shaping one hand in order for her to hold a pencil and a spoon, so if you are interesting in how that’s done, I’ll do a tutorial on that. If she needs sueding, I get that photographed too.
I have been gazing at my space (bunk bed) on the truck, imagining how I will manage her with me. I think that I will use a long and narrow container I have for a bed, not sure what to call it. It is leather like, firmly shaped (hard bottom) with a firm short strap. Sort of something one would put yarn or magazines in. I think it would made a good bed and there is a place by my head that it would fit.
See where the black case is? I think it would fit there. When I sleep, I toss the two big pillows to the side and have a feather pillow underneath, so that whole area is open and there is plenty of room. I can make a mattress and pillow for the container, perhaps s few pockets on the inside for her books and toys.
It should protect her while I sleep, but keep her near. I tried hanging up the hammock I made for big Evie, but it takes up too much room.
I am also thinking that I will limit what she brings with her, in the small suitcase I have used before. Clothing and accessories can be switched out as needed. Back at the apartment, I am planning on setting up a small work table as her “room”, putting all the furniture there for her to have a place to place while I sew.
I am not going to put little Evie in a particular era, she will be in the present time, but I do want to make clothing fairly similar to the 1960’s, like the clothing I wore. Since I have my Victorians (Miette and Charlotte) I really don’t need to dress her up in long dresses with all the ruffles. I see her in play clothes and jumpers, A line short dresses, shorts and a summer tops….etc. I think the style will really suit her. I keep staring at the lovely hands she has, the fingers are all separated, so I feel almost giddy with the possibility of making gloves for her someday. A pair of white dress gloves and perhaps even winter ones from wool! I have always wanted to do that.
I think I am going crazy with the wait!