A special custom order: a Kiki doll for someone who has had this girl on her wishlist for a very long time, someone young-at-heart, who has been following my journey as a dollmaker for years.
What she doesn’t know is that me and her husband have been in touch, for quite some time, and that we have had a lot of conversations sub rosa, via email and on the phone. A little message here, a few lines there, everything in secrecy, even the package was shipped to another address.
She doesn’t have the slightest idea that he is going to put this doll under the Christmas tree for her, she knows that my order book has been brimful. Me and her husband found it to be great fun putting together small extra Kiki-themed gifts that might give her a hint (maybe or maybe not) when unwrapping presents.
Oh, to be a fly on the wall on Christmas Eve!