Addy's work shoes are very simple black leather flats with two flaps that tie together across the top.
I like these shoes, which I believe are the only low shoes Addy has. It's nice to have something for her which isn't a boot. They fit my PM Addy well although I do have to undo the laces completely to get them on her feet. My only complaint is the name, "work shoes." The catalog description says "Lace up Addy's sturdy black shoes when she's ready to tackle her after-school chores," and I've seen a catalog illustration of her in her work dress and these shoes, working in the garden. But wouldn't her meet boots have been both sturdier and more appropriate for chores? Somehow I don't see her changing from boots into low shoes to go work outside. For my Addy, these shoes are more like casual or even party shoes.
Grade: A for looks, C for not really being work shoes.
Last Edit: May 14, 2011 22:03:11 GMT -5 by geneva26
This is such a beautiful, detailed, and functional set. I love that the paint box and palette are real wood. I have the five-tube set, and apparently there is a variation in the paint tubes. One, which I'm sure is older, has metal tubes (it looks like the six-tube set had the same). The other has the same colors in plastic tubes. The metal tubes, while very realistic, are easily crumpled and probably easily torn. The original owner of my metal set told me that the yellow tube started leaking and had to be thrown out. Plus, another of the tubes looks a little corroded at the base. Although my inclination is to prefer anything made of metal over plastic, I think the switch to plastic in this particular case was probably wise.
Last Edit: Jan 27, 2010 23:16:30 GMT -5 by geneva26