Hello, and welcome back to the blog!
It's been a while since my last post, and to be honest, it was hard to get going again, because I didn't know where to start, but I'm back and wanted to share one of my collections with you all.
As I try to organize my dolls, I figured I'd show you guys what I've accumulated since I started collecting in 2014.
The twins.These are two American Girl Elizabeth dolls that I purchase used on eBay in early 2015. I originally got them for a custom project I wanted to do, but never quite got around to yet. They sort of remind me of Holly and Poppy O'hair from Ever After High.
I got the one on the left first and she was in good condition, except for her wig, wonky sleepy eye that doesn't totally close and red smudge on her nose (which I think is cute.) The one on the right was second and I couldn't resist her little bob haircut. Little Button likes to play with these two, so that's partly why I haven't taken their wigs off to customize! (That and just being lazy). ;)
These are the blue-eyed gals.I wasn't originally going to get Caroline, but once I found out she was being retired, I figured I better so I didn't regret it later. I ended up buying her brand new from the AG website while they had a sale for free shipping. I actually got her at the same time as I got Samantha. (Hello tax return!) She's a gorgeous doll, but I haven't fully "bonded" with her if that makes sense. Her hair seems high maintenance. I can't decide if I want to keep her, but I did a nice photo shoot with her which I will share soon!
I got Julie in late spring 2015 from an eBay seller. This was right after the BeForever upgrade and I really wanted a "Classic" outfit Julie. I got her brand new in box for $99 with free shipping, so I thought that was a good deal!
Brown eye'd gals.
Samantha has my favorite hair out of them all.
Here's my two classic face mold ladies.
I think I prefer brown eyes with the classic mold.
Dolls that I purchased "new".
The Josefina molds.
These three beauties have my favorite of the two molds so far (and I have since added Grace as of Dec last year).
The "others".The first is a 2014 Harmony Club doll named Lyric, then there is Journey Girls Meredith and Our Generation Kendra. I have since sold Lyric as I just didn't bond with her.
Karito Kids!Araceli (Pita) was the first large doll I bought. I got both of these gals in used condition on Ebay and they are still some of my favorites. :) I need to repaint Pita's lips at some point and I'm thinking of trying a "downy dunk" with Ingrid's (Zoey) hair to see if I can make it softer again.
Group shot of "the others." :)
Group shot of the whole gang.
So, since this photo was taken, the only doll I have sold is Lyric. I have since gotten two more American Girls (Grace and #59) with Lea on the way that I purchased this week!
I also have a My Life doll in her box still that I would like to do a review on, but I believe she is from 2014 so it would be a "retro-review" at this point. ;)
Some day I would love to build a larger scale doll house with a kitchen, living area and bedrooms to display everything. I really like Hannah's AG rooms from Never Grow Up and Flo's from Say Hello to My Little Friend's blog. I love how they both decorates them and I think it's such a creative way to display your collection. Lovely!
As for larger scale accessories, currently, the only things we have are the Our Generation diner (which is amazing!) as well as 2 doll beds. I would LOVE to build up a larger collection of these things, but it's all about squeezing it into the budget. I really love the musical instruments that AG comes out with, such as the guitar, violin and now Melody's keyboard (squee!!). My favorite room decor is from Mary Ellen's line. I love her whole living room set. I also love most of the BeForever accessories (especially the beds.)
What about you guys? I know quite a few of you collect larger scale dolls, but do you have a favorite in your own collection?
Thanks for sticking around during my little hiatus. I am still backing up photos to my hard drive, but now that my sister's wedding is over, I feel like I have more time to blog again. Horray!
I'll post a few photos from her wedding soon. It was sooo beautiful! :)
Thanks for reading!