Monday, July 13, 2015

A Work in Progress

How do I begin?  #61 was actually one of my first dolls (only second to Kirsten!) that I wanted back in January of 2014. The first time I saw her was when agoverseasfan posted a video of opening the new rumored doll from eBay. I loved how unique she was and had really red hair, once she was officially released I knew someday I would buy her. Flash forward to June 10 and Jill's Steals and Deals is up with #61 included. I tried two times that day and both supposedly sold out each time. I shrugged it off saying I am saving for Grace anyway. However the next morning I found out that #61 was still available! So of course I ordered her, the shipping was surprisingly fast for my order, she arrived that Monday. The reason I haven't shared her with you until now is because I was debating weather or not I should wait until I fully customize her... 
I'm planning on at least changing her eye color to brown and of course freckles :) Here she is before freckles...


 
Look at all the highlights in her hair!

 

And after... 





















 
It was so hard to narrow down the pictures! Okay so I need your help, first I want you to pick your favorite name from this list: 
1. Camille  
2. Carly or Carlie 
3. Cali or Callie 
4.Collette  
5. Camry 
Comment below! It would really help, I am the worst decision maker :)  
My next decision is how I should customize her, one of the reasons I want to customize her is because I want to make a mini-me at around 10 years old (although she will jump from ages) I have a few options to customize her- 
 1.Buy a used brown eyed doll from eBay and  either swap wigs or eye swap and then whatever doll is not the custom I turn into a boy doll, or twin :)
2. Buy Addy (probably Beforever) and eye swap (you should really see a custom of Addy with #61 eyes, it's amazing!)   
Tough choices, and plus I found a Marie Grace with #61's wig and brown eyes and it looks very similar... 
What should I do?  
Thanks for looking!, 

36 comments:

  1. I really like the name Camille and Carlie.btw i think the name Ally would fit her.
    you are awesome at photography :0
    ~Kara http://13dollworld.blogspot.com/

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    1. I think the name Ally is cute! Thanks for your input :)

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  2. I've started following you :)
    ~Kara http://13dollworld.blogspot.com/

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  3. She is gorgeous! :D I think Camry or Camille suit her best :) I'm no expert in doll customizations, but I think it might be tough to eye swap Addy and #61 because of the eyelid color differences if you don't want the task or re-painting them, but I am no expert and she is clearly your doll and I am sure whatever you decide to do with her will be magnificent ^_^

    ♥ Shelby

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    1. Is it sad that I completely forgot about how the eyelid color would be different until now? Very true oh well, I think I'm going to stick with choice #1. It's so hard to choose a name I really want her name to be Camry but I guess I will have to wait until she is finished for her to see if the name fits. Aww thank you! Hopefully it will turn out okay :)

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  4. She is SO pretty. Love the freckles. I like the name Colette for her :)

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  5. I like the name Camry! This is my suggestion, but I think Zoe or Charlotte would it her!
    Bella

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    1. I do like the name Zoe and Charlotte, don't add more names to my list please! ;)

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  6. Carlie!
    She looks so sweet in freckles!
    WAIT WAIT WAIT.
    Eye swap 61 and Addy????
    Wouldn't they have different-colored eyelids????
    Although you seem to be professional (much unlike me), so you could probably work around this.
    But still.
    Although Addy with green eyes does sound wicked cool.

    - Ellie

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    1. So true! Repainting eyes sounds really risky to me (even an eye-swap sounds crazy!) so I think option 1 is going to be the best although I would have to agree with you, Addy would look amazing with green eyes even though she is super pretty just as herself.

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  7. I adore the all-over-her-face freckles!
    I like Camryn or Carly.

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    1. Thank you! I love them too, AG should make a doll like that. Oooh! I like the spelling of Camryn!

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  8. I like the names Carlie and Camile, they really seem to suit her. I love her freckles, you did a nice job making them look realistic. :)

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  9. I think I might name her Carlie. As for eye swapping, I would try to go the least expensive way. So, probably buy a used one from eBay. :)

    CutePolarBear

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    1. That was going to be my plan! So not going to buy a brand new doll to test eye swapping ;) Hopefully I will find a great deal!

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  10. SHE IS SO CUTE!
    Why didn't AG just make her with freckles?
    Personally, I like Cali.
    ~Emily

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    1. Thank you! I know!, she is so adorable, it is something every #61 should have. Cali is a great choice.

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  11. I like the name Camille the best and you could nickname her Cam.
    -Anna

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  12. She is super cute! I love her with freckles!! :D I think I like the name Colette best for her :)
    As for the whole customizing thing - I have no idea. I think this is something that really you will only be able to decide on your own, because deep inside, you know what you want. You just have to think really hard :)
    ~Jaclynn~

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    1. Thanks! You speak very wisely Jaclynn, I'm just hoping everything works out and she turns out okay (or at least with both eyes in her head!)

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  13. CONGRATS!! I love her freckles <3
    I personally think Camille is a beautiful name for her. :)
    I think your idea of switching eyes with Addy sounds great! I'm sure they'd both be really pretty. Then again, I've never customized a doll, so I may not be the wisest person to ask. ;)
    ~Ginny

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    1. Thank you Ginny! Camille is such a pretty name :) Me either, so customizing is going to be a first :)

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  14. I love the freckling job you did on her, she reminds me of a friend when she was younger. I like Callie as a name. As for the next doll--I love the idea of the eye swap with Addy, I don't think it would be that hard to paint the eyelids. I look forward to seeing what you do!

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    1. Thanks! Perhaps eyelids would not be that hard to paint although I want to get a few experts advice on finding the right paint. I can' wait to get started and share with you the result!

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  15. Okay, I LOVE those freckles! You did a fantastic job! I think Camry!:)
    -Emma-

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    1. I love how they turned out! I love the name Camry :)

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  16. I like Carlie for her, and her freckles are precious!

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  17. Congrats! She looks adorable with freckles! I like the name Camille for her.
    -Leah

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    1. Thanks! She is adorable :) Great pick!

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  18. Hmm……..I think Camille!

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    1. I love the name you chose! This is going to be hard :)

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