Just before the New Year I received a parcel from Fairyland. I waited for the dolls in it for nearly 3.5 months (!!) and then I took me longer than usual to receive them because of problems I had with the post here. But finally the dolls are here – one for me and one for my friend Ariadne. Our Christmas / New Year presents to ourselves.
My doll is a FeePle60 Tan Mirwen which could only be ordered during one month in September 2013. I rather regretted not ordering a MiniFee Tan Mirwen during an earlier event in the summer. I thought, the tan would be too dark. While I do think it is dark, it is also very beautiful. It is darker than realskin of my Iplehouse dolls and is completely different shade – very chocolate and a bit reddish in tone.
Fairyland gave my Mirwen brown eyes.
But after some consideration she chose 12 mm green ones and borrowed a wig from my Iplehouse Carina. And said that her name is Meredith.
I didn’t have any dress which would suit her (my other SD dolls are bigger) but this dress from Carpatina fitted her reasonably well (albeit it is way too short!).
Fairyland bodies still puzzle me (I can’t make them stand, no matter what I do!), and I don’t see why people like them so much (I don’t!). But this doll is a definite keeper! All she needs now is a face-up (by Ariadne) and some proper clothes!
I am very pleased I got this Mirwen. When I look at my two Mirwens together, I can see that the bigger Mirwen has a more mature face which I really like.
The difference between tan and normal skin.
My Mirwen came with a free event head – Nanuri 2014. I thought, I would get it in case I really like her. But I didn’t.
It is clearly a male head, and (a) I don’t have a suitable body for this head (I was hoping it would be a lovely female one and I could put it occasionally on Mirwen’s body), and (b) I have never liked elf ears.
Sorry that I had to put him on Mirwen’s body with the same dress (and the same wig), but this head took me by surprise. I don’t think I will bother with trying to do a face-up for him. It is just not my doll at all. So, he is for sale now (the head, I mean).
And a bonus: Ariadne’s MiniFee Mirwen next to my MiniFee Mirwen. That was the second doll that I have received!