She is my miracle girl, because the fact that I managed to get her at all is a miracle! All Kaye Wiggs dolls are available at reasonable prices only during pre-order periods (usually lasting a month). This doll – Hope by Kaye Wiggs – was offered for pre-order in November 2011 when I wasn’t even interested in BJDs and definitely didn’t even know of the existence of Kaye Wiggs and her dolls! When I did find out about them in January 2012, it was already too late (though not too late for another little cutie who should arrive to me any time now!).
So my only hope for Hope was to be quick enough to get her when some extra dolls were put up for sale at jpopdolls.net. And that moment came. There were 16 extra dolls that were going online at 6pm PST on 20 May which translated to 9 am on 21 May here in Singapore (that was already lucky!). So, I thoroughly prepared myself for the fight and I managed to get my Hope on the 34th second after they came up on the website! It literally took only 40 seconds for all 16 dolls to be sold! Yes, these dolls are THAT popular!!!
My Hope arrived to me about 10 days later and she WAS a dream! She came with default eyes and a wig. Though I will try different eyes and wigs on her in the future, for the moment I couldn’t be happier with her look.
I named her Milagros.
While she was on her way to me I made her a simple dress (no patterns, just a couple of hours of sewing, etc.). It closes at the back with lacing.