I’ve spent more time than I like to admit searching for a new “young Daisy” doll for the second draft of that story. While I love the face of the Rapunzel 5″ toddler doll, she’s very hard to pose, and her scale is totally off (especially when she’s wearing her enormous curly wig.
Here she is with Cado, to give a sense of just how wrong the scale is:
I have a few small BJDs, so I tried them out to see if I could use them in two stories.
Here’s Cosette, from Underfoot (Buu from Mudoll).
Her body is the right size, but, really, her head is just enormous (a problem many small BJDs suffer from).
Ester (my Maskcat doll, soon to be appearing in Betwixt) has a more in-proportion head, but she’s almost as big as the adult fashion dolls.
Plus, I can’t imagine Daisy with a less than sunny disposition.
I’d just about given up when I remembered a doll I’d fallen in love with awhile ago – a very small, very baby-ish doll from Supia dolls named Sena. When I looked at the head measurements, I thought she might be just about right-sized, and it turns out she’s completely perfect.
With her long blond wig, she looks just like a mini Daisy. She’s a little bit younger than I imagined Daisy to be in these episodes, but that’s fine. The only effect is that it makes her age a bit closer to Rosie’s, but that shouldn’t have any real effect on the plot.
The new Wildflower doll is Trudy – she’s going to be taking over the role of the mysterious stranger, and she’ll play a much larger role in the flashback scenes.
With that, I’m just about ready to finish up Daisy’s first episode, with young Daisy appearing in a flashback scene.