When I already expected that my Dollshe dolls wouldn’t come till at least next summer I was surprised and the dealer received them a couple of weeks ago. She was really nice and sent me pictures of them and I was already so excited. Yesterday the dealer sent them and today they were received. In the end the Angela has taken about 8 months and a half in arriving and Arsene has taken a bit more than 7 months. Considering the backlog Dollshe has I think I can be happy overall even if at times it has been
very pretty frustrating. I really think they have to evaluate their whole business model when it comes to how and when they take orders. I like Dollshe bodies and originally I thought that maybe at some point I would like to have a female one and also a mystic body if I needed any of the two for a head, but unless I found one second hand right now I don’t think I would order from them again, you want to trust them, because they always deliver, but I always wonder if at some point they’ll start not delivering taking into account how their schedule is right now. I really hope they can improve in the future because they make fantastic dolls.
Since I sent directly the dolls to the UK and I’m not in the UK right now, I don’t know yet when I’ll be able to see them and start customising them, but I do plan in making a video officially opening their boxes and first impressions when I do. I made my boyfriend open the boxes, check everything was all right while I was drooling over the cam looking at them haha
I have the overall idea of what I’m going to do with Angela and I already have a name for her (still need to decide on surname and other details) and I also do for Arsene, although for him I’m still not set on a name at all and I think until I don’t customise him I won’t probably decide.
There was some doubts about the eye holes they have, if low dome, normal dome, sizes… so in the end I’ll wait until I can see them and try the spare eyes I have around to decide since I’ve had contradictory information, different sizes that look OK for example. Also especially with Angela there are almost no people that has her, so it’s difficult to find experiences and examples.
Another thing I’ve been doing is looking for shoes. For those that don’t know I mostly sew all my dolls clothes, so generally I look more for shoes than clothes for them (also Angela is a weird size and I prefer to directly sew her stuff than battle around trying to find things that fit). Shoes wise Angela uses same size than minifee and since I do have some Dale Rae flats from when I had minifee dolls, she already has some pairs of shoes, although I still would like something more child-like and also trainers or boots of some sort. For Arsene is more complicated, not because there isn’t any stuff but because most of the stuff I’ve found for that big feet are formal shoes and he’s not in that style. In the end for the moment I bought him a pair of trainers I found (image to the left) that are more casual. Ideally I would love to find something in the style of worker boots but I haven’t found any so I guess I’ll have to settle with something in the Dr. Materns style because I have seen of those. In any case I’ll continue looking around for both of them and see what I can find.