Saturday, September 25, 2021

MCM Sale Report 2021

 This year's sale was online.

I had a pretty good entry time at 10:45 am. The sale started at 9 am.

I was able to log in and start promptly at 10:45.

There were a lot of Create Your Own dolls left.

They had 350 CYOs this year. I went through the whole list and made a list of the ones that I liked best, as well as saving pictures for future reference.

I found three that I really liked still available. I decided to buy two CYOs, both Jess molds.

There was a third Jess mold that I liked, medium skin with drown eyes, but three of them was a bit much for my budget, as they are the highest priced item.

I also bought a second Joss for myself to customize, or possibly to give to a younger cousin. 

I got a JLY #62 for a friend. I had two friends ask me to pick them up a doll. Due to the limit of only four dolls per customer, I had to turn one down. (I'm sorry!)

I skimmed the accessories really fast. I didn't want someone else to buy my CYOs while I was looking.

I only ended up getting Blaire's piglet from the accessory section.

Then I checked out only five minutes later.

The search function was really my friend here. Since I had a long list of my favorite CYOs and had marked them in order of preference, I could easily search for my favorites. I also used this to grab the JLY # 62.

This went really smoothly for me and was a good experience. I know this is partly because I had an early entry time.

I was really pleased with what I got, and I didn't even have to drive to Madison. (Yet. That comes later.)

I hope everyone has a good benefit sale experience today if you have a ticket!

Here are the blogs I wrote about previous MCM benefit sales.

2020 Benefit Sale

2019 Benefit Sale

2018 Benefit Sale

2017 Benefit Sale

2016 Benefit Sale

Thursday, September 23, 2021

MCM Preview

 Here are the prices listed at the preview for MCM:

Featured Dolls
  • Blaire, $70
  • Tenney, $70
  • Nanea, $70
  • Joss, $70
  • Maryellen, $70
  • Truly Me #24, $60
  • Truly Me #26, $60
  • Truly Me #59, $60
  • Truly Me #61, $60
  • Truly Me #80, $60
Featured Accessories
  • Julie's Pinball Machine, $75
  • 3-in-1 Game Night Table, $30
  • Truly Blue Hairstyling Caddy, $30
  • Bitty Baby Colorful Dots Outfit, $8
  • Bitty Baby Sprinkles Birthday Outfit, $20
  • WellieWisher Gopher & Watering Can, $5
  • Music is Love Tee for Girls, Size Small, $8

Sunday, September 19, 2021

More Doll Pictures

 Here are a few more doll pictures. 

I am trying to post for Doll of Color Month most days, if not all days. I rarely have Internet access to post on Sundays currently.

Meritaten and Angelica hanging out with their dolls. there's nothing like doll friends!

I have been meaning to take a picture of Samantha's lemonade pitcher for years, ever since I found it at MCM. I used a drop of food coloring to make it look like it contains pink lemonade!

Samantha isn't a doll of color so I probably won't post this picture on IG until October.

Kanani is so beautiful this dress.

I love this T-shirt. It's so perfect for Doll of Color Month!

Friday, September 17, 2021

Exploring Wisconsin History

 I love the Wisconsin Historical Society. They have such great historical sites to visit.

I recently visited both Old World Wisconsin and Circus World, and I brought dolls to take pictures.

I took my new Kaya to Circus World. I have decided to name her Caitlin. She is probably going to get a new wig, as this one is very choppy.

Caitlin with an antique circus wagon.

Caitlin with a circus wagon wheel.

Caitlin looking at circus wagons.

I am still thinking of a personality and name for my Just Like Me 80.

Yes, sometimes I am really bad at this.

So I took her to Old World Wisconsin, thinking that we need to spend some time together to get to know each other.

She is so beautiful... and I still don't know her name.
Is there an easier way to keep glasses on an AG doll?
These kept falling off.

I thought Danielle had this problem because of her hearing aids. Now I think it must be all AG dolls that have this problem.

Anyway, I got some really good pictures, as well as loads of outtakes, so I wanted to share!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

More Doll of Color Month Pictures

 Here are a few more pictures that I have taken this month.

My Asian and Pacific Islander dolls


I didn't realize that Josefina's notebook has writing in it, in both Spanish and English. It's so special!
I really should have looked at it more closely before now.

I can't decide which picture of Josefina at her loom I like better. I wish I could have taken this picture inside, though. That would have made better sense.

They are all such pretty girls. I am loving these pictures.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Blind Bag Mystery Hobby Codes

Here are the codes for the Blind Bag Mystery Hobby packs currently available from American Girl.

I don't live close enough to a store to be able to shop in person. I have used the codes before to check what was in the bag before opening. You can't return them once they have been opened.

I think the code is the last letter printed underneath the barcode. Well, printed is the wrong word. They are sort of punched in and can be hard to read.

A- camera set

B- binoculars

C- painting

D- compass

E- plant

F- Frisbee

G- pencil case

H- measuring tape

I- tablet

J- notebook

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Elsa Disney Bound

 I haven't forgotten the series of Disney bound princess doll clothes that I was making!

Here's Elsa!

It's kind of funny that I made the Elsa dress in summer, and others, like Ariel and Moana, in winter.

I want to take pictures of the Ariel and Moana dresses on the beach, but the weather hasn't been coperating yet.

I need to do more group pictures of teh Disney bounds, too. Maybe after Doll of Color Month is over.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

A New Look for Miranda!

 I tried a new wig on Miranda. This was not intended to be her final look.

I just wanted to see her without a damaged wig.

This is a Chrissa wig.

It looks really good on her!

I am considering a different wig as her permanent one.

You can read the post about when I first found Miranda here.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Caroline's Hair

 I did a boil perm on Caroline!

I found these curlers at Goodwill for $2, so I was excited to improve Caroline's curls.

She looks so much better She still has some flyaway hairs, but her hair is set in recognizable curls.

This was so fast and easy, and such and improvement! I am really happy.

Now here's a picture of what she looked like in process.

Don't look if you don't want to see a headless doll.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Doll of Color Month

 It's Doll of Color Month on Instagram! 

It's always fun to see diverse dolls being celebrated.

I have taken a few pictures to post so far: 

My Native American Girls

My African American Girls

These are the dolls that I got from the thrift store in the last year! Yes, Felicity is not a doll of color, but I thought as a group, they fit the theme of "diversity."

Beautiful Addy

I look forward to seeing everyone's #docmonth posts!

MCM Sale Report 2021

 This year's sale was online. I had a pretty good entry time at 10:45 am. The sale started at 9 am. I was able to log in and start promp...