I’ve discovered the Outlander books and TV show and I am hooked despite the flaws. In fact, some of the flaws make them more fun. Some of the flaws I just try to ignore… but hey, this is a doll blog, not a book blog!
As you may have noticed, I’ve been debating what to do with this girl since I started building her. I knew eventually I’d find the real her and it’s hit me!
Meet Rose MacKenzie, lass of Scotland in the early 1700s. More than that.. I can’t answer yet. I’ve tossed her actual story this way and that. Is she a member of the MacKenzie clan? I’m keeping the last name for now. Is she Scottish or English or even French? Is her family living or deceased? Is she a time traveler or in her own time? I couldn’t tell you. I’ll figure it out eventually.
The outfit is one I purchased from etsy seller fromtheoldrailroad. I’ve actually been watching a number of her outfits for a while because I just think they’re gorgeous. I was impatient to get a first outfit, and tempted by the fact that this one also came with the chemise and correct undergarments! So I caved and don’t regret it. The materials are high-quality (as it’s all upcycled garments), the work is lovely, and I do feel like I’ve gotten some ideas for my own construction of Rosie’s remaining wardrobe from it.
Now the complication of the eyes. I’d wanted a brown-eyed MG for a verra long time. And now that I’ve got her, I wish her eyes were dark blue! Of my red-haired dolls, two are brown-eyed, two have green eyes and only one has blue (ok, I admit, I don’t count Nellie as a full red-head). And at least these days, blue eyes are way more common in Scotland. I thought about changing her eyes right away but I’ve decided to wait. Eventually I’ll probably want another MG doll and maybe then I’ll do some change-ups. For right now though, I think I should probably sit on it until I get to know her more and discover whether her eyes really are blue or brown.
Anyway, I’m feeling much happier with her! Still lots to figure out about her, and I’ve got some more tartan on the way to make a few more outfits for her. She’s so pretty that I think it’s part of what made me feel so at odds with her in the beginning. I like fiesty, slightly goobery dolls, and she’s just pretty. But now my love is fast growing and it’s nice to have her in view as I continue reading.