But,back to my Happy Place again.Emma took a trip to San Fransisco last week,and she brought me some goodies from her trip. She actually went specifically to go to a concert. It may seem a long way to go just to go to a concert, but this was something special,and,as I told Emma,she's young, has only herself and her cat Cowboy to be responsible for. What is she working so hard for, if she can't enjoy something once on a while? She can afford to, so why not? Emma is very into music. She works at a radio station and has her own radio show too. She has a gigantic record collection,and her CD collection isn't shabby either. Her two favourite bands are The Monkees and Death Cab For Cutie. Her trip to San Fransisco was to see a concert by Mike Nesimth of The Monkees and his First National Band,with special guest Ben Gibbard of Death Cab,who sang three songs with them. I think it was completely worth it because she enjoyed it so much and made a memory of a lifetime. Emma was right against the stage and too close to film anything properly,so she was very excited to find that someone had posted videos online. Emma can clearly be seen enjoying the show,on the left, right in front of the stage at Ben Gibbard's feet.(She's the one with the ponytail and glasses.) She'll kill me, but if you'd like to hear Mike and Ben sing Mike's classic "Joanne",you can see the video (The first few seconds are blurry but it clears up.), HERE.
Emma went to film school in San Fransisco for two years, so she had some favourite places she wanted to go,including some record stores of course! (And she made a pretty good haul.) She also went to Japantown and Chinatown,and did a lot of walking.In Japantown she went to the Dasio store,where she bought me this:
It's perfect for 1/6 scale,or even slightly smaller.Eight inch When I Read I Dream Fern,otherwise known as Tammy World,who has the old Barbie sister Stacie body,tried it out for size.
Emma also bought me this outfit at Daiso.
It's made for Daiso's own brand of doll,which is similar to Licca Chan in look and size. Emma was thinking about it for my Cosima. (you can see Cosima HERE.) I thought it would be too big for Cosima,so Tammy tried it on.
She posed under duress, because she thinks it's way too short. (She is me as a kid, after all. My mom and sister always called me 'an old grama',because I refused to wear short shorts or dresses.) I would say the dress would perfectly fit Licca Chan .I would have tried it on my Licca Chan, but these pictures were all I was up to at the time. I had one of my J-Dolls handy, so I'm showing you how incredibly too short for her it is.
The shoes are way too small for Tammy though.They fit the J-Doll,and may fit Cosima.
The socks wouldn't even go on Tammy's feet,and will be way too big for Cosima,but fit the J-Doll perfectly.
|I'm guessing they'll be thigh highs on the Licca Chan.|
I think this cute change purse and pad of note paper came from Daiso too.
|You may have gathered that I like pigs.|
The slip is a vintage Barbie one, and the pillow and apron are from Barbie Babysits. (See my post on that HERE.) And are those Tiny Betsy McCall skates?!
I think they are! My Betsys can hardly wait to go skating! But who in the world wears those square socks?!
I was really drooping the day we picked Emma up from the airport. That was a bad day. But I was doing pretty well the day I drove Emma to the airport,and stopped off at my favourite Goodwill on the way back. Soon we'll see some goodies I got that day.