Welcome Gracie!

Months ago I preordered my first 18″ MSD Kaye Wiggs doll from Jpop Dolls.  Gracie was a new sculpt of Kaye’s and her beautiful face stole my heart.  She was available in two resin colors:  natural and sunkissed, three body sizes:  17″ (Talyssa, Mei Mei), 18″, and Toby size.  I chose the sunkissed resin on the 18″ body.

I decided on the sunkissed resin because, for me, it is easier to photograph and looks great with everything.  My Millie is sunkissed and Talyssa is natural resin, so I’ve had a chance to compare the two.  Kaye’s sunkissed color is actually the same value as a Little Darling, so it is not dark at all.  If you’d like to see both you can view my slideshow for each doll on my website.  Here is Millie and here is Talyssa’s slideshow (you can click on the slideshow photos to see more of that particular ensemble if you’d like).  What do you think?

Gracie arrived last Friday!  I didn’t have any clothes for her to wear, but that didn’t stop me from taking some photos of her with her new “sister”, Talyssa.  Please excuse the nude shots.  I thought it was okay because they are dolls after all.  (lol)  Gracie and Talyssa became fast friends, just like Gina and Lucy, my Little Darlings, did last November.  You can see Lucy’s welcome photos here.

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I was so happy to receive brown eyes for Gracie, my first!  I put Talyssa in her natural (the color she arrived in) eye color.  Both girls wear 8″-9″ sized wigs and 15mm(Eyeco platinum)-16mm eyes, so can share.  I’m hoping they can share clothes as well.  I am currently making an ensemble using Talyssa’s patterns, so we will see if any adjustments are needed.

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Gracie and Talyssa are both standing for these photos, so you can see the slight height difference.  Their resin colors are very close in value.

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For those of you interested in preordering Penny who is now available in tan, but aren’t sure about the tan resin, here is what I found out about the tan resin from Jpop Dolls.  Kaye’s sunkissed resin color is only used for her dolls; tan Penny is a little darker and not as warm in hue.  If you know the old Sasha dolls (sorry, I don’t) tan Penny is lighter than those.  They mentioned that this tan resin is not dark at all compared to other tans that they use.

Hope your week is off to a great start!  Are you as AMAZED as I am that this is the last week of February? Spring is right around the corner!  Yay!

Bye for now, reader friends.

9 thoughts on “Welcome Gracie!

  1. Regina

    Congrats on your Gracie, she is a beauty! I love her brown eyes with her sun kissed skin tone. Looking forward to seeing what you make for her.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Regina,
      Kaye created an absolute beauty with Gracie, that’s for sure! I wish I could work at double speed making things for her. I hope to get her dress made today.

  2. Carol Christiansen

    A big welcome from me for your Gracie, Cindy….she looks just like one of mine except mine is on Mei Mei’s body. I am so glad that you chose the MSD size. Can’t wait to see what you design for her!

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Carol,
      I can’t wait to make things for her either; I wish I had more hours in the day. I hope my outfits will do this beauty justice. She is gorgeous! Thank you, Carol.

  3. Joy

    Your sister friends are just adorable. So many sizes/colors from which to choose. At 18″ is Gracie even close in body size to an American Girl? Still debating on a tan Penny. I just can’t picture a wig color that would work. I’m not fond of those shown on her on the jpop site, the red and dark brown. Maybe a lighter color might work for her? Humm

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Joy,
      I guess Gracie is the same height as the American Girl dolls, but a LOT slimmer.
      It’s too bad that they didn’t show more pics of Penny with different colors of wigs and eyes. Just thought of something… If you go to Linda Macario’s Flickr page she has a couple of tan Penny dolls wearing a blonde wig. Also, a couple more in brunette wigs. Here’s the link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/71959478@N04/page1
      Now I want a tan Penny too! lol

      1. Joy

        Thanks for the link. Some beautiful dolls. Really want Penny, but I just purchased a new Patience a few minutes ago. Can’t believe they are already sold out of her new wig and only have a few dolls left. At least the long haired redhead. Suppose they might get in more wigs.

  4. Catherine

    Gracie is beautiful and I love her! Her eyes are fantastic!
    It’s a cold and rainy day here!
    Have a good afternoon!

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      I am so happy to have Gracie here in my studio! I’ll have something for her to wear soon that she can show you. It’s chilly and lightly snowing here. Looking forward to spring. Have a nice Thursday, Catherine.


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