After a very long journey this little girl arrived. I have been thinking about getting a Maskcat basically from the very first doll she released, but somehow I never went ahead and actually ordered one. I’ve been following Maskcat’s blog for quite a while. I don’t understand a single word of Chinese, but I like to watch the work in progress pictures.
And since space is such a huge problem, the dolls need to get smaller and smaller. The tiny Maskcats are just so delicate and beautiful that I couldn’t resist. This little Maskcat is Klara from the 26cm line, and I ordered her in July.
It was a difficult decision, I like all of them. But while the other sculpts come across a bit melancholic, Klara seems to have an independent streak. Almost a tiny hint of stubbornness, that’s why I chose her.
She came in a wooden box that didn’t survive shipping unharmed, but I can glue that back together. What a nice way to pack a doll – and it certainly smells good.
But Klara was completely safe and unharmed, together with a random wig and glass eyes. The wig is a bit large for her (it’s a 7-8 junsuns), but the quality is very nice and soft. It doesn’t really fit her, so it will go in the wig box. Her head is oval and the back of her head a bit flat. Like with Blythes the big head on the small body would probably be hard to balance if it wasn’t shaped like that. But it makes her definitively hard to wig.
Her body is beautifully made, and after a thorough sueding her head stays up and her knees don’t snap anymore. She can wear Blythe clothes and shoes.
Now I just need to find a name for her and paint her, of course. I actually quite like Klara, but it sounds too much like Karla, so I have to come up with something else.