A doll I bought on Ebay nearly a year ago arrived last week.
Originally from Belgium, she found her way mysteriously to the US, where I bought her for a song. Unfortunately, the seller was of the genus non-co-operatus, probably miffed that I hadn't paid enough for her (I am a Bargain Diva, after all), and refused to post to Australia. So I had her sent to my godmother in New York, and promptly forgot all about her.
Cheryle, puzzled, awaited further instructions (not forthcoming) and finally carried her rather elaborately (and inconveniently) back to Melbourne in her hand luggage, many, many moons later. Another one I owe her.
She's quite gorgeous, with a ceramic, handpainted face:
A very dear little felt pinny (love that word, pinny), a little grubby, but none the less dear for all that:
and hand carved, balsa wood clogs. I'd say she's stuffed either with straw, or possibly even horsehair. She's very firm and stiff, and vaguely crunchy:
I am currently on a self-imposed ban from all things Ebay. It's hard. I'm thinking of joining Ebay Anonymous.