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A New Rider

So! After a long search for a new doll for my Schleich and CollectA horses, I stumbled across an Instagram post with a doll that looked like the right scale. They were realistic and had movable limbs! Not a combination you find too often ๐Ÿคฃ

Don't get me wrong, Belville dolls are adorable, but they do not look very realistic at all. Not to mention, they are too small for Schleich.

So, I ordered two dolls, hoping they would be the right size since I didn't want to have to make multiple purchases if I did like them (and pay shipping twice...๐Ÿ™ˆ)

A week or so later, they arrived!

I was immediately surprised by the amount of limbs and heads in the box.

So much variety!

Each set comes with 4 heads and multiple shoe/foot options.

I had a bit of difficulty getting the shoes to stay on though.

The first task was making clothes. I have made Belville sweaters in the past, which was pretty tricky for an amature sewer like me. Working on such a small scale is no easy feat!

My first try at pants wasn't beautiful.... ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

But when you don't succeed; try again!

A belt was in the works too! Something I actually knew how to do; leather and buckles!

I needed a few breaks ๐Ÿ˜

I'm a perfectionist, ad things weren't working out 100% the way I wanted. I'll try making new clothes soon enough!

The shirt was a bit easier since I had practice doing them before, and the scale is a bit bigger than Belville; therefore much easier to work with.

Then came the face. Oh no. The face. I did NOT want to mess this up ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ˜‚

And let's just reorient ourselves for a minute...... T I N Y stuff here folks. TINY.

I don't know how some people do it.

So, I started with some pastels after browsing Pinterest for ideas on how to do this. I paint horses. Not people.

Things started..... interesting

But hours later, this was the result!

And now, of course, for the size comparison.

This is the CollectA Camargue mare. Perfect!

And after hearing some people say she looked "too big" for Schleich I needed to make sure I wasn't seeing something crazy, since I thought she worked well with the scale.

And I think, success!

Here is the link to buy one of these ladies, or gents!

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