The haze in these shots, by the way, is a by-product of spring on the prairie: the air around here is full of smoke (and will be for another few weeks) because the ranchers are burning off their native-grass pasture land. It's a fascinating process, but boy, do my eyes itch. Even Toshi doesn't want to spend much time outside, no matter how many squirrels and robins and rabbits there are to chase.
First off, Hattie (tan Peak's Woods Briana) in, well, a hat. I've always seen her as a 1920s girl, and I finally have the ensemble to make that idea work. Of course the wind kicked up just as I took this picture, so there are stray hairs across her face, but such are the hazards of outdoor locations.
And a new arrival: Oleg Denisovich (answers to "Olezhka"), a DIM Danbi with faceup by CherryStreet~Sera.
Olezhka's freshly-painted head just came home today; I put his head and body together from two different DoA Marketplace sellers, and he's been a fun project over the past several weeks. I've eyed Danbi for years--just never came across one conveniently when I was in the mood to buy. I know there's a lot of dissing of the old-style DIM boy body, but I really don't object to it; it stands like a rock, sits nicely, is well-proportioned, and fits into Delf boy clothes just fine. I don't ask for much more from a doll than semi-standard clothes sizing and good sitting.