BLOG # 25 ~ The Doll Craze!
by, 12-27-2007 at 12:56 PM (177 Views)
This year was an unsual year. I received pretty much all cash, which is fine with me! So, I decided to indulge in that little obsession called American Girl. I have always loved dolls growing up. The AG dolls are so expensive, but since even DS likes to say baby and carry them around, I figured I would indulge us all. He does prefer the baby doll that is wearing a blue sleeper, though. LOL! So, I decided to finish my Hopscotch Hills collection and was able to get Logan recently.
Now, for the Girl of the Year dolls. I bought two of the previous girl of the year dolls secondhand, gently played with, which I have not yet recieved. I figured if I bought all the dolls new, which I cannot afford anyway, I would not want to take them out of the boxes, so this way there will be some dolls to play with and I will buy the new doll, Mia, when she comes out and she can be put away, so some dolls will be nice and new. Also, I love to buy trashed Barbie dolls and clean them up and wash their hair, get the marks off them and make them look new. I just feel like dolls should be treated with respect, so I love restoring their dignity. I know, I am a nut job.
Okay, my favorite dolls. I LOVE the Hopscotch Hill dolls. I think they are gorgeous. Love them all!!
For older dolls, I have to say Marisol is my favorite! For newer dolls, I think Nellie and Samantha are my favorites. I love that velvet hat that Samantha is wearing with the dress. I probably like Molly's face better because of her blue eyes, but love the outfit on Samantha.
Anyway, I figure if I start buying the girl of the year dolls every year, by the time DD is really into the AG dolls (and hopefully she will be!), we will have a nice collection. I think Nicki is going to be way too much to buy on Ebay this year. I was thinking maybe I could look at the other 3 I won't have. I will have two older ones and the new Mia. There are six total, so maybe I can look at buying the other 3 in the next year or two as I see them for decent prices on Ebay or wherever. That can be something I can check out all year long. Just wish they were not so expensive. SIL said she would buy the Bitty Babies for the kids in the summer for their Birthdays. I think I get way too obsessive with collections, so this is probably not a good idea for me.