Well, it’s been a while since I’ve updated. I’ve been so busy and so much was going on that I don’t know where to begin. I guess I’ll start at the beginning ;-p
My Lati Lea finally arrived. I was tracking her shipment and anxiously awaiting the doorbell. When she arrived, I took her out of her box and she was sweetly swaddled in a yellow terry blanket. I had hinted to my husband that I wanted all her default options but he missed adding the make-up.
Ah well, a completely understandable oversight if you’re unfamiliar with the ball-jointed doll ordering process- which he is. So it was up to me and I quickly completed her look as seen in the first picture. I really wanted her to be ready to play but it’s good practice on my ABJD painting skills and I’m happy with the results. If I get another Lati, which I probably will, I’ll definitely order make-up though because for some reason I prefer my own dolls to be closer to stock or factory finished. I named this cutie Meegiko. These things are sooo cute and fit in the palm of my hand. She’s wearing a Simply Kir hat. She did come with a wig also. I think even my husband is taken with these little ones because they probably remind him of our living little ones. Probably the appeal for me also.
Saturday some fellow Blythesters and I had a meet. We were hoping more people would show but I think most forgot about it. But there were 4 of us and it was fun to visit one of my alma moder colleges. Here’s a group shot of all the plastic, (and resin,) girls.
O.k, you may have noticed the word “boycott” in my title. So now I get on my soapbox about the boycott. EBay is making a bunch of changes starting February 20th. A lot of these changes are very bad for sellers and buyers. Mostly the small sellers. Think of it like Walmart moving into a small town and pushing out the Mom and Pop businesses. You can learn more about the changes here. It’s a good starting point and has a bunch of links to media, videos, articles, charts and graphs and to the policy changes from the eBay itself. You can go to the discussion forums on eBay itself but apparently a lot of censoring is going on.
The boycott starts February 18th and ends on the 25th. I will probably stop using eBay altogether unless they reverse these changes. The boycott means no buying or selling during that week. Please support it by not listing or buying on eBay. Many sellers are migrating to other auction sites. Please patron those. There’s a list here. There’s a lot of buzz going on about this boycott. I don’t think it’s going to be like spitting in the ocean as previous boycotts have been for eBay in the past.
O.k. off my soapbox and back to work.