Whether the remaining smears of magenta goo did it, or whether it was because of the blasted unmanageable Dollshe girl body, or whether I was just having one of my spasms of dolly housecleaning, I ended up selling Sara J. to my good friend fairemma in pretty short order. Lisa worked a minor miracle: she persuaded Tensiya to give the Afghan head a new faceup, which turned out to be even more beautiful and detailed than the original one must have been.
But then, dolly life being just as unpredictable as human life, the Afghan needed to move on again; she went to another good friend, thelyn, who wanted to do some modding (and wiring and restringing) on the body for another project. So the body and the head parted ways, and the body went off to a new owner in company with a Minimee head.
In the background, fairemma was fretting about having let that Tensiya faceup go. Further in the background, I was feeling some vague regret about having let Sara Josephine go, Dollshe girls being so thin on the ground and so underappreciated.
This summer, L. and L. struck a deal, and fairemma brought back the Afghan head from her grand roadtrip to the West Coast.
And then I spotted the Minimee/Dollshe hybrid on eBay.
So I says to fairemma, says I, OMG, there's Sara Josephine's body! What if I bought it? Would you sell me the Afghan head?
fairemma, being who she is, sent me the Afghan head.
Please welcome The Swan. She isn't poor anxious Sara Josephine any more, that's for sure!
Lyon seems a bit gobsmacked by the transformation. It's really a shame that he happened to be looking so dorky when this regal lady reentered his life. (Never fear--he'll go back to being his usual aristocratic self in no time.)
Postscript: why, yes, if you're keeping track of the resin players, this does mean that there's a Minimee head with a beautiful Lyn faceup in search of a home. If you have any interest at all in her, save me from my guilt, pleeeeeeease! FS thread on DoA: http://www.denofangels.com/forums/showthread.php?t=220307. The price is completely and totally negotiable for the flist. I would really like it if this head's travels could end as happily as The Swan's!