Friday, January 23, 2015

18-inch My Twinn Friend



18-inch My Twinn Friend upon arrival

Near the end of December 2014, the My Twinn folks offered 18-inch My Twinn Friend dolls for $39.99.  After browsing available dolls by selecting desired complexion, hair color, and eye color options, I found the perfect doll to own in memory of my long-time friend who passed away December 6th. 

Prior to placing the order, I was concerned the head and body would not be proportionate.  My worries were valid.  They are slightly off, but not as far off as I had imagined. 

I took several photos of Little T, the name I have chosen for her.  The photos include her first snapshot (shown above, as she was when she arrived, still in box) and several others of her modeling clothing made for other 18-inch dolls.  The final photo is the vision I had for her when the order was placed.

Using a coupon code at order checkout, I received the free blue and white striped dress shown in this image.

Shoes were not included with the pretty yellow and pink outfit of top and pants that were included.  The word, PEACE and a peace symbol are on front of shirt.

This profile photo shows the length and style of the wig I chose.  Before turning completely white, my friend's hair was jet black and naturally curly.  At its normal length is was almost as long as Little T's.

One of my 18-inch Madame Alexander dolls, Passion, allowed Little T to temporarily borrow her yellow sandals while she borrowed another doll's sneakers.

Little T tried on American Girl Julie's casual outfit of orange embroidery-embellished tunic, purple gaucho pants and brown boots.
The Magic Attic doll starter fashion is a snug fit on her wider body and the shoes are too short.  She looks cute in it, however.

This fashion belongs to another 18-inch Madame Alexander doll (I believe).  Like the next Alexander fashion, it fits her body and feet.

This is the final fashion Little T modeled before wearing the outfit purchased specifically for her.

A school portrait of my friend dressed in a Catholic school uniform at age 6 or 7, inspired the outfit I chose for Little T.  The doll, dressed in her own school uniform, captures that moment in my friend's life to a T.   


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10 comments:

  1. You chose well. She is super cute. Her facial features almost make her look real. I love all her little outfits. This is a really nice tribute to your friend. I think she would be pleased.

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa. She looks strikingly similar to the way my friend looked in the photo I have, too. I enjoyed all her redresses.

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  2. Sorry to hear that your friend passed but Little T is a wonderful tribute. I especially like her in her school uniform.

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    1. Thank you, Paulette.

      Little T is a pleasant, perfect reminder of my friend.

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  3. Glad you found a doll to match your friend. MyTwinn has done some nice work and had some crazy sales, hope they are staying in business.
    FWIW, they consider the yellow outfit to be pjs and not needing shoes.

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    1. PJs? I would have never ever known. Thanks for sharing this with me Fran. They are cute enough to be clothing.

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  4. Little T is a cutie! Very nice tribute to your friend. :-)

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  5. I'm happy for you that you found a doll to remember your friend by. She's lovely in all the outfits, especially in the school uniform!

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    1. Thank you Night Owl.

      While I'd rather have the people, my tribute dolls serve as tangible reminders of loved ones and friends who are no longer here.

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