So, I've been talking about how I was going to post about my Christmas doll since like before Halloween, lol. Here it is, after Christmas, and I'm getting around to the post!
Meet Mary Ellen Wainwright, or Ellen, as she prefers to be called. She's a renamed Ruthie -- an original character, my first "created" historical. Her stories (which I plan to actually write) take place between 1938 and 1941.
Here's a little background. Ellen is 11 years old and her parents are Hollywood actors. Her father is an Academy Award winner and her mother is an aging starlet. Because her parents are so busy, she goes to a boarding school on the east coast. She's shy and a bit quiet, and she hates for people to find out who her parents are because she's been used by fame seekers before. Her best friend is her roommate at school, a girl named Nancy who is often teased by their classmates because she's a bit chubby and has a lisp. Ellen loves animals, fairytales and romance stories, Mickey Mouse, tennis, movies starring anyone but her parents, and the Hollywood Stars baseball team (of which her father is part owner).
I'm planning to either make or commission a school uniform, a set of period appropriate tennis whites, and a Stars jersey and ball cap.
As for the doll herself, I think she's really lovely. She has a really sweet face. Her hair is really soft, but the hairnet and travel messed it up some, and a considerable amount of the curl has relaxed on one side. I spritzed her hair some and tried to finger curl it back... it helped a bit, but it still doesn't look 100%. But I'm not too disappointed... this character isn't terribly fussy so her hair wouldn't be perfect all the time anyways.
Well, here are more pics, including a comparison with Molly, my only other grey eyed girl.