Audrey was given a bath and had her hair washed and conditioned. I noticed, just like I did with Evie, that the Testors coating had yellowed, which I could not see until it was removed and she was washed with soap and water. Audrey’s skin is now more latte coloured than golden tan. I also noticed that some of her faceup had worn off, so I will be reluctantly redoing that too. I could not get a good photo of it, but in taking tons of extreme close ups, I decided that although I cannot do the fine eyeliner style, I can pretty much give her most everything else in colouring. it helped for me to see the close ups. She won’t have the dark eyes she has now, but I think I can keep a similar look.
I went through most of the two remaining unpacked boxes, looking for her clothing and objects, I did not find Rosebud yet. I pulled out the trunk I received from Alex, but she was not packed in there either. I just cannot picture in my head exactly where I packed her. I couldn’t tear everything up today because we were expecting the flat to be inspected. I am sure I will eventually find her, but I am a bit worried. In the meantime, I am going to set up the trunk as Audrey’s room. I am Audrey-fied right now and can think of nothing else. I hope this happens with all my dolls, but for now I can only do one at a time.
Anyways, I have been playing with Audrey and holding her heavy body in my hand and being delighted with her like I haven’t been in a long time. I took a few photo’s of the flat today, nothing is finalized yet, we are still working on it. We did get the go ahead for an additional 2 year lease, so I felt a lot of relief with that.
Looking towards the kitchen from the bay window. Now you can see the entry room and the bedroom in the distance. On the left a display unit will be set up with more art objects. Maybe in a week or two. In the bedroom, once the sofa’s and table go, we will add two dressers under the window.
So that’s it for now. We will be here until November 1 2014. At that time we will make the decision whether to go to Denmark or stay 2 more years. I feel I now have LOTS of dolly play ahead. Starting NOW!!!!!