Von Puppen und Hunden

Von Puppen und Hunden

Donnerstag, 20. April 2017

Mayla

Im Februar hatte ich lange lange überlegt ob ich ein ganz besonderes Mädchen zu uns einladen sollte:

In February, I pondered for a long time inviting a very special girl to live with us:

Mayla.

Ich finde Kellys Preise absolut angemessen, aber der deutsche Zoll hätte mir noch mal über 100€ abgeknöpft - ohne messbare Gegenleistung! Also ließ ich es sein. Stattdessen zog die wunderschöne Ygritte bei uns ein.

Aber wer erschien vor kurzem in Ebay UK? Genau! Ich war sehr glücklich, dass ich sie bekam.

I think Kelly's prices are appropriate, but I'd been charged with German custom duties of more than 100 Euros on top, with no added value - so I decided against her in the end, and beautiful Ygritte moved in.

But who made an appearance lately on Ebay UK? Yes! I was over the moon when I won her.



Die Verkäuferin hatte sie umgezogen (und Davy macht sich mit ihr bekannt und zeigt dabei seine Jeans in voller Länge). Das Kleid ist sehr hübsch. Ich fand aber nicht, dass es ihr steht.

Her last mum had changed her dress (and Davy is getting acquainted, showing his jeans full length). The dress is very pretty, but I thought it was not "her".


Aber ich hatte ja noch meine Liberty-Stoffe, und ein Kleid daraus wartete schon auf sie. Küche wie immer nicht aufgeräumt. Schuhe von Ruthdolls, Socken von Mami.

But there were my Liberty cottons, and a dress made of one was waiting for her. Kitchen untidy like always. Shoes by Ruthdolls, socks by Mummy.


Mayla sieht sich um. Oh Mami, die Gitarre gefällt mir! Ich muss spielen lernen.

Mayla is looking around. Oh Mummy, I like the guitar! I must learn to play it.


Und wer seid ihr beiden? / And who are you two?



Bazille und Bazi finden dass Mayla sehr gut zu uns passt.

Bazille and Bazi believe Mayla will settle in with us nicely.



Und ein Blick auf das Wetter gestern Morgen: April!

A glimpse at yesterday's weather: that's April!

Kommentare:

  1. Congratulations on getting Mayla. I am a great believer in fate and she was obviously meant to be yours!
    I think she will love living with you.

    Yes April is the month for any weather!!! It's turned cold here too! but no snow thank goodness :)

    AntwortenLöschen
    Antworten
    1. I already believed I'd never get a doll by Kelly, as they are seldom offered in Europe - or I'd have to pay those custom duties in the end - I'm very happy I found her.

      Löschen
  2. She is lovely, congratulations on your new arrival. Funny how things work out. I like the dress she came in, but the one you have put her in is cute too and it looks good on her with the matching shoes.

    AntwortenLöschen
    Antworten
    1. I like the dress too, but not on her. I'll find a girl who can wear it better. Even thought about giving it to my replica AT porcelain doll, who has a similar body to a Sasha and is the same size.

      Löschen
  3. You really scored big with Mayla! At first glance, I wouldn't have recognised her as a Sasha doll; I think it's the way the hair sets-off the face. I really like her for a number of reasons, particularly because she is so different. Well done!

    AntwortenLöschen
    Antworten
    1. She's quite recognizable as a Kelly Wenarsky make over - I always admired the models who help Frances Trickett selling her creations on Ebay. Now I have a lovely model, only have to improve my sewing skills!

      Löschen
  4. Congrats on getting your new girl...but you can KEEP the snow....

    AntwortenLöschen
    Antworten
    1. Well I couldn't keep it - it vanished within minutes. But it was very uncomfortable!

      Löschen
  5. WOW what a bit of luck that she should turn up for sale like that! She was obviously meant to be with you! And yes, I can understand why you might not want to get her directly from the US, those horrible customs fees are a real dampener on our dolly hobby, aren't they?! I now try to buy my dolls from the within the EU too, because my husband will divorce me if I get any more customs demands! LOL
    xx

    AntwortenLöschen
    Antworten
    1. On top of the ridiculous custom fees, I always have to drive to the customs office to collect my doll, and each time they make me open the parcel. I wonder what they believe I'm trying to smuggle in?

      Löschen
  6. What a lucky find for you! I'll bet you were really happy to get her. I had a very similar 'second chance' story. I really think some dolls are meant to be with us.

    AntwortenLöschen
    Antworten
    1. Yes I was very very happy, and I am still. She makes me smile each time I look at her. I hope the others won't get jealous!

      Löschen
  7. Kelly's customised dolls are always so unique and recognisable and I have many lovely examples join my Sasha Brood over the years... but as you say the addition of the Import Custom's Duty is a right bind and bumps up the original, reasonable price...plus the postal fees and your drive to collect her from the PO.
    I'm so pleased for you to have been able to finally buy Mayla without the additional financial extras and wish you both many happy hours playing together.

    AntwortenLöschen