I can now breathe a sigh of relief. Whew...that felt good. I've been holding my breathe for weeks now. Yes, weeks. That's how long it seems to take for an Addy Scenes and Settings book to pop up on ebay, and most of the time they end up being Buy Nows which if you're not on that second you miss out on. And I hate auctions for hard to find things because you know that everyone else knows that it's a rare item, and many people put proxy bids wayyyy up there, because who knows when the next one will come around. But it's mine, all mine!
Addy will be so happy. The first photostory that I will do with this book is going to have Addy, my custom Harriet, and another drumroll please...my custom Sarah.
I bought a Buy Now of two tlc dolls, JLY 01 (dark skin, textured black hair, dark brown eyes) and JLY 11 (medium skin, black hair, dark brown eyes). If I didn't already have Harriet (she is a customized JLY 11 with a curly wig), buying them together would have been a match made in heaven. I would have made both of them into customs. But now only the JLY 01 will be made into a custom (Sarah), and the JLY 11, since her hair is not that bad will be kept as she is since I don't have one in my collection yet.
So speaking of customs for my historical dolls, that is my new project. For all of the girls that never got their best friend doll, I will be making customs for them. So my first pair of customs will be Harriet and Sarah. I know that Harriet was not really Addy's best friend, but I recently read from books 1-6 and I found it interesting that the pictures show Harriet as being the rich, light skinned girl, with Addy being the upper-lower class medium skinned girl, and Sarah being the poor, dark skinned girl. Now I'm not making stereotypes, I'm just observing what I saw. I think that it's interesting how they showed how even among the blacks in that time, there was prejudice against the darker skinned blacks shown by the lighter skinned ones. Maybe I'm reading too much into that, but I just thought that it would be cool to use that idea in making my customs. My JLY 01 doll's skin tone is slightly darker than Addy's, so I can't wait to see how that will turn out.