“A Merry Welcome”

Seriously everyone, this is absolutely, positively my last Christmas ensemble of 2105!

When I got the shipping confirmation number last Friday night for Linda Macario’s Penny I was in shock.  It had been so long since I preordered Penny that I had stopped expecting her to show up any time soon.  I didn’t think she’d be my Christmas doll, that’s for sure.

So, when Penny arrived on Monday I thought that she’s GOT to have a Christmas ensemble for her first Christmas.  In between baking cookies, wrapping up boxes to send to long distance relatives, Christmas shopping, chauffeuring (school is still in session), and everything else, I managed to get something made for her.

Without further ado, here is Linda Macario’s new BJD, Penny.  She is about 8 1/2″ tall and very chubby and cute.  She reminds me of a Christmas elf.  Luckily, I had a Little Darling Santa hat that I ended up not using for the Little Darlings “I Love Rudolph” set; Penny claimed it as her own when she saw it.  She also took one of their wigs.  And, … she took Talyssa’s beautiful green eyes.  Now, that sounds grotesque, but that is the life of a BJD.  I need to order more eyes.

a merry welcome 411It’s always a bit of a puzzle creating ensembles for new dolls, a fun puzzle, but it takes time to get it completely right.  So even though there are some changes I’d like to make for Penny’s next sweater dress, I think she looks cute in her first.  I also want to get a dress pattern made for her.

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It was a cold day and quite windy so I only took a few photos of Penny outdoors before heading inside.a merry welcome 400a merry welcome 397

Thank you for helping me welcome Penny into the world.  I think she’ll like it here.

For more information on “A Merry Welcome”, please visit my “Shop What’s New” page at cindyricedesigns.com.


10 thoughts on ““A Merry Welcome”

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      To me, there is nothing like a new doll at Christmas (I guess I am very young at heart, lol), and I’ve gotten two, Lucy and Penny. It will be fun making things for these new girls over the holiday. Thank you, Catherine!

  1. kathleenivy

    What a darling girl! I have not seen this doll before. Did she come with the wig? the braids and bangs are perfect. As always, the outfit and extras you made her are just right. Merry Christmas indeed!

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Kathleen,
      Penny is Linda Macario’s new little one. No, she didn’t come with a wig, but fits in the Little Darlings sized wigs perfectly. She has such a cute chubby elf shape; it will be fun to create outfits for her. Thank you!


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