Thursday, May 31, 2007

My First "Alice" Dress

I didn't bring any clothes with me when I came to Maryland. I borrowed a pair of pants and a top that Jen had made for a Hopscotch Hill girl that lives here. It was comfy, but I wanted something that was all mine. Jen found a free pattern on the Internet called "Alice Dress" and then we went through the fabric that she had here in her stash. I picked this out. I like the green and turquoise - they look good with my eyes. Jen embroidered the collar pieces before she cut them out. We were lucky she already had floss that matched the dress perfectly.

By the time the dress was done, I'd also gotten a new wig. It is very long and soft and silky. I like having a choice about my hair. I am a human doll, but I'm not human and don't have to wait to grow my hair. I can choose the style and color of my hair to go with my clothes or to suit my mood. I kinda like being able to experiment. It's fun. I think this one goes well with my coloring, so I'll probably wear it a lot. I don't like going with my hair. I like to look like a GIRL!!!

I also got white patent leater mary janes to go with my dress. They are really nice. I love them. I like old-fashioned feminine clothes a lot.

- Samantha

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A Trip to the Park

I arrived only a few days before Mother's Day. Here is a story about my first trip out into the world with Jen on Mother's Day. When she got home from church, she and her family went out to lunch at a Chevy's at Arundel Mills. Then they came home and got some things to go to Ft. Smallwood Park, which is on the Patapsco River and Rock Creek. They have some climbing rocks to sit on in the play area. It was a beautiful day with a nice breeze coming off of the water.

There were buttercups blooming in the open fields. The grass was nice and soft to relax on.

I sat and rested on another climbing rock while the kids played and Jen took pictures.

I thought this was a cool seat that was just my size, but apparently, it is part of an obstacle course and wobbles when kids step on it. I had to move pretty soon after I sat down.

Then we went to the fishing pier. It was just rebuilt - the grand re-opening hadn't even happened yet. A few years ago, a very big "go-fast" boat hit it and took out the pier. Can you see the outskirts of Baltimore?

The pier juts out into Rock Creek. There are a lot of homes along the River. Some are old summer cottages that people now live in year round, and others have been rebuilt.

The part was fun. I'd like to go there again.


Monday, May 28, 2007

Meet Samantha

Samantha is a mini-super dollfie made by Souldoll. They call her a Soulkid by the name of Sweeney, but I call her Samantha. After leaving Korea, her travels are a bit vague, but she remembers spending some time with a very nice lady in the state of Washington before making the journey to the East Coast. She arrived here on May 11th, 2007, and we've been getting to know each other ever since. Sometimes, you'll read blogs from me, Jen. Sometimes Samantha will be posting here herself. And sometimes we'll let you in on our conversations. This is something that we want to do for fun and not take too seriously.

Samantha and I recently joined an online doll group that asked a bunch of questions about the companion doll. Here is what we shared with the group.

* her likes: her TY stuffed bunny - Mopsy; reading; nature; listening to music; going to parks
* her style: she is a nostalgic romantic, but has a practical side to her. She likes to explore her options and try new looks to suit her mood.
* her favorite movies: Over the Hedge, Stuart Little, and Narnia
* her favorite food & drink: coffee ice cream & double chocolate chip frappuccino
* her favorite colors: shades of blue and green
* her favorite book: Little House on the Prairie series
* her favorite holiday: Easter

This is what Samantha looked like when she first moved in: