In 2010 I fell in love with Andrea Meyer's Wildflower dolls (her Flickr photostream) and ordered three. They came nude with a few accessories (earrings, scarves and shopping bags).
I chose Maya (on the left), Jasmine (on the right) and Joy (seated in front).
As soon as I dressed them I knew their story. They attended university together and went their separate ways after graduation. They did keep in touch, but hadn't seen each other since. They were now catching up years later, while enjoying one of their favourite pastimes - eating cake!
Maya is from India (wearing Barbie in India's sari, from the 1990's), Joy is from England (wearing a too-big dress I made many years ago for Mego Farah Fawcett) and Jasmine is from China (wearing Mulan's cheongsam).
At the Tea Room ...
"Mmmmm!", says Maya.
or the restaurant....
... they felt like no time had passed since they last saw each other and couldn't wait to tell their individual stories.
Jasmine runs her family's export business.
Joy writes for a travel magazine.
Maya teaches and has a daughter, Meena.
Maya suggested that they visit each other's homes over the next few years. Jasmine and Joy agreed, so they've started making plans.