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Ava Tong-Leonard

Custom House
Head Sculpt:
Sia (??)
Yellow (aged, original unknown)
  • Face-up artist(s):
    Default custom house
    Body blushing artist(s):
    Date of acquisition:
    13th July 2017
    Customhouse, Korea -> ?? - > Flea market, Singapore - > Anivyl, Australia
    Reason for choice:
    She chose me
    Best Points:
    Cute little face; eyes full of expression
    Worst Points:
    Uneven yellowing due to lack of care by previous owner
    Ava is a Custom House doll, found at a flea market in Chinatown, Singapore while my sister was browsing there one fine day.

    As my sister understood it, the previous owner no longer wanted the doll but had a hard time/could not care to sell her. As such, the parents took her out to the flea market to sell. As my sister and I were newbies, sister originally thought that her seams, crooked with the the weather in Singapore and age, were cracks in the resin. As such, sis sent Ava to me so we can see how we can rescue her.

    Ava arrived in Australia thanks to a friend, who was travelling in Singapore at that time. When I got her, Ava was covered with a number of scuff marks, dirt, bits of glue with more dust and dirt on them all around her (perhaps from hot sueding). Ava was also floppy as her strings have frayed, having not been replaced since the owner first got her (I presumed). Ava's original dress and wig were grey with dirt and her shoes, some heeled thing, was almost stuck to her skin. There were, sadly, some dents in certain places and terrible uneven yellowing all over.

    I sent Ava off to be deep cleaned, bought a new wig and a few pieces of clothes and re-grouped her.

    Ava came home on the 2nd of August 2017, smelling fresh and clean from her deep clean, restrung. She still flops a little, which I understand is more due to her being single jointed. However, she's clearly better for it and is enjoying her time being brought out into the sun sometimes or just chilling under a tree. Mostly, she sits next to me as I chronicle things in my life (since I have been sick since the day she arrived lol).

    I am intending to get her a few sisters and a brother. Hopefully, this is the start of a beautiful family. Welcome home Ava! You bring me much joy!
  • Eyes:
    Luts DW-256 For Delf (Cream) -Heat Resistant Fiber
    Favourite colours:
    Purple, blue, pink
    Fashion style(s):
    Lolita (general), wa-lolita - outdoors
    Oversized jumpers, tights indoors
    Key fashion accessory:
  • Name story:
    As Ava is a rescued doll, I see it as she's gaining a new life. So, I named her Ava - a variation of Eva/Eve, which also means life. Tong-Leonard is this family's last name (including mine :) )
    Character age:
    Character gender:
    Offsite roleplay:
    This doll's character is not available for offsite roleplay.
    Where Ava came from, nobody really knows. She was left abandoned in a hospital's emergency room and was left in foster care from quite a young age. At the age of 6, she finally found a forever home in a family that was kind and willing to give her all the love and support she needs. Having been in a few foster homes by then, she knew she was lucky in more ways than one. This family, the Tong-Leonards, then moved to Canberra, Australia, where Ava spent the rest of her foundation years growing up in.

    Now 19, Ava is a well developed young lady studying at the local university, majoring in Forensics and Medical sciences. She takes her studies as seriously as she takes her nerd lifestyle. Ava loves her games, her gadgets and her books. She's not afraid to display her love for anime and games. On certain days of the week, she would also get into her lolita gear and go to uni with it. After all, you only live once, so why not live it up?

    Deep down though, there were scars left by her unsettled childhood. During her years in foster care, Ava witnessed a few things that no young children should have. It is not until recently that Ava and her family discovered that these have left an impact on her - every night, she has small rituals like checking in on her parents after they have went to bed; not making friends beyond a superficial level; not leaving the house on the weekends. As such, they have commenced some therapies to help her get through this tough time in her life.


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