Abani is darker than mocha, the skin tone brown seems right. I think her hair is more like brown or brunette. And her eyes should be brown as well. Seems like black is the pupil color. I'm just worried that if both the eyes and the skin are brown the eyes won't stand out enough. I know the faces are stylized, and I'm not trying to be overly realistic, I'm just trying to match her coloring.
Joy had the pre-made dreads, but I think I want to make her hair like I made my daughters. I used the boucle, but I'm not sure if that's right for a tightly kinked african american hair. She doesn't wear an afro - usually her hair is in braids or cornrows. Maybe I'll attach the hair at the top center part and let her mom braid it, then I could tack the braids down to the scalp. For tight braids I'm not sure if boucle or mohair would work better.
I'm pretty happy with the 12" magic cabin kits that I made, so I think I want to stick with them, though because she's younger I think I might go with the 16" kit.