Ava is a Custom House doll, found at a flea market in Chinatown, Singapore while my sister was browsing there one fine day.
- 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
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!
- Custom House
- Head Sculpt:
- Sia (??)
- Yellow (aged, original unknown)
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