She's rather cute but honestly was extremely frustrating to make! Even following the instructions to a tee the legs and arms stuck out rather awkwardly and her dress didn't quite fit right. In the end I had to do a lot of chopping and pulling back together to make it work. I guess though that's to be expected from a kit that probably cost $3 from a chain store 10 years ago! Her lack of sturdiness was demonstrated quickly, as she was left on the bench where I took this photo overnight and by the morning had become a well-battered cats plaything in need of major repair.
I think though rather than being repaired she may be disassembled, I can honestly think of far better uses for those buttons!!!! And I'm sure even the wooden body and head can find a home elsewhere. But she was a nice diversion from all the earthquake relatedness that has dominated my life lately!
Good news! The last piece I need for starting my special project arrived today :) On the whole along with these pieces and a few other bits I've acquired lately my stash has increased quite a bit. So time to get started on a new project and thinking about some more. . .