Sunday, August 12, 2018

Displaying Dolls, Part II

I posted earlier about the stepladder bookcase that I got to display my American Girl dolls.

You can read that post here.

Here is another picture of the bookcase, with more dolls added.



I am very lucky to have the collection that I have.

And honestly, when I put them on display and add up the numbers, I don't have as many as I thought I did!

That's a good thing, because when I pack them all away in boxes, it seems like way too many.

And I love them.

Friday, August 10, 2018

AG Doll Beds

I currently have three American Girl Doll beds.

In a weird way, this is more of a luxury to me than the dolls.



I had two dolls as a kid, and I treasured them, and I saved money for ages to buy the second doll myself. I also saved money to buy most of the clothes that they had.

But as a kid, I couldn't even dream of owning any of the furniture for them.My focus was on the dolls and the clothing.

The three doll beds that I own are Addy's bed, Molly's yellow bed and Melody's bed.

Molly's yellow bed is kind of my favorite. It's so cheerful and cute! I could also see it working for modern dolls.

Which is good, because I don't own Molly and don't want to.

However, in my opinion, Molly's bed has two drawbacks.
First of all, it's really hard to put together. I, an adult human of planet Earth, could not put this bed together.
I had to ask my mother.
This was crushing to my psyche.

Second of all, it's yellow. I like yellow! It's one of my favorite colors.
But I do sew doll quilts. I like doll beds that will display my quilts. This bed would undoubtedly clash with some of my dolls quilts, though not all.

Melody's bed is awesome! It is so sturdy and easy to put together.
It only took two screws, and I put it together myself, thank you very much.
It's so heavy I could imagine a toddler climbing on it and damaging it not a whit.
Not that you should encourage a toddler to do so.

My complaint about Melody's bed are the two orange and blue plaid sliding panels. If they were brown like the rest of this bed, I would like the bed a whole lot more.
This bed will clash with even more of my quilts than Molly's yellow bed. Orange is not my favorite color.

My third bed is Addy's bed. I like the quilt.
I also like that this bed looks like a wooden bed. Hallelujah. I wish AG would make more beds that are a wooden brown color or neutral colors. Perfect for showing off doll quilts.
Or even Samantha's brass bed would work for me, except that it rusts. That's a major bummer.

Addy's bed is also easy to put together. Four screws. It is slightly more difficult than Melody's but still one I can do on my own.

Addy's bed is more fragile, however, Too much weight could make the ropes that hold the mattress up break.
Don't let your possibly imaginary toddler climb on this one.

So yeah, my main bed criteria are how easily one can put it together and the neutrality of the colors.
AG has a LOT of pink beds. I'm not saying I wouldn't buy one at a really bargain price, but they don't tempt me like a nice neutrally colored bed.

They are all cute, however.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Pullips

I think that Pullip dolls are lovely. I love seeing Pullip pictures.

HOwever, the few times that I have seen one in real life, they just didn't work for me.

Which is a good thing! I don't need to start collecting another line of dolls.

So I have two mini Pullips. These were a good price at Tuesday Morning, they are cute, and they ease my Pullip itch without starting another expensive coll collection.

I don't remember what these dolls are called.

This one in purple has the classic Pullip face mold.

This one has the Dal face mold.
I thought she would make a cute Tinkerbell custom but I have not done this yet.

Mini Pullips are the right size to be a doll for a doll for American Girl dolls as well!

Zia is all in favor of this!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Melody's Bedtime

Melody wants to go to bed, but Bo jumped up on it. Bad dog! You aren't allowed on the furniture!


That's better!

Reading books in bed is the best.

Sweet dreams, Melody! 

Friday, August 3, 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Melody in the Garden

Here are a few pictures of melody in the garden, reading The Secret Garden and loving on Bo.

She looks so happy!





There is nothing like the outdoors in the summer!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Surjan at the Beach

Hearts for Hearts doll Surjan got to go to the beach for the first time.

She is very happy!





Next time I will have to bring some friends for her to play with!

Displaying Dolls, Part II

I posted earlier about the stepladder bookcase that I got to display my American Girl dolls. You can read that post here. Here is anothe...