Because she arrived during the time I was writing The Doll Blogs: When Dolls Speak, I Listen, I included her commentary in that publication. It reads as follows:
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Yesterday, the mail carrier left a notice on the mailbox of an attempt to deliver a package that required Debbie’s signature. She thought it was the Obama body that she purchased to use with the extra head included with the Obama action figure purchased in February. She was pleasantly surprised to see the huge shipping carton when she picked me up today because she knew I was in the box. She could hardly wait to get home to tear open the box and almost went home before finishing some of her Saturday morning errands. She decided to complete the errands first. After removing me from my box, Debbie was a little disappointed because one of my eyelashes was about to fall off. After she glued it back in place and combed my thick, brown, rooted hair, which became tousled during my trip, she admired my very broad facial features.
My nose reminds her of hers, except mine is wider. My lips, which are a little pouty are distinctly Africanoid and lusciously beautiful to Debbie. She mistakenly was told that I am all vinyl, when in reality my body is brown cloth. My arms are all vinyl and the vinyl in my legs extends to just above my knees. I will probably need a saddle stand for support. Debbie likes my dress, but thinks my feet look a little small for my 22-inch (55.88cm) height. She loves me, nonetheless, including my vanilla-flavored scent.
Having traveled from Spain, where I was made by Paola Reina (a doll company), to England, where I was sold by NubiDollz.com, I am happy to be in America now.
In addition to thoughts of redressing Sharif, I have also wanted to share her provenance with the readers of this blog. Each time I have read a comment to my posts from Thammie the Dollmaker, who owns at least one doll like Sharif, I have been reminded of the need to do this. Consider it done! Now I must find larger shoes for this lovely girl.