All of the Bratz clothing items I won on Ebay arrived today. I almost didn't see the key in the back of my mailbox! Kalli (softness
) also had her items arrive today - Strawberry Shortcake dolls and a Draculaura, all Ebay. The Strawberry Shortcake dolls were securely packed in a box with soft dense paper, but the Draculaura was a completely different matter. The seller put the doll with her items in a simple yellow bubble envelope. The doll wasn't wrapped in paper towels to prevent damage, nothing. The envelope was torn on one end and some of the items had fallen out in-transit. Draculaura had a scuff on her face, her hair was a mess, she's missing a shoe, and the stick and attachment for her stand went out through the hole. All that remained was the doll (thankfully!), her journal, one shoe, and the top of her umbrella. The little handle fell out with everything else.
Kalli was, of course, really disappointed. I traded some doll shoes with her and we cleaned up Draculaura's face. She's dressed in some Bratz items now and I've broken a wooden kebab stick to put into the umbrella as a handle. If I can find some black nail polish I'm sure it'll be fine for photos, and we might be able to find another pair of her shoes on Ebay but Monster High shoes aren't cheap. :/
Once everything was sorted and cleaned up I started exchanging some outfits! Frankie got some camera time, Cleo got ... more than I thought she would, and Lagoona even got herself a punk photo! ;) I've snagged some pics of Kalli's two Draculaura dolls also, but they're for her to photograph mainly. I'll let her show 'em some love on her Flickr, but in the meantime.... the girls!( Under here! )