Post by glasshalffull on Sept 6, 2014 13:40:01 GMT -5
I tried seejoansew's idea of using toothpicks. I used two for each slot though one would work equally well. I taped them down for easier handling. This solution really works. The ironing board could stand fine, but the parts aren't locked in. Very easy.
Post by glasshalffull on Jun 13, 2009 6:14:07 GMT -5
The plant broke off easily on my Kit bookend. Although I like this book-end, the plant does make it very fragile. (I also have Molly's and Kirsten's and they don't seem to have anything to break off easily.)
Post by glasshalffull on Jan 5, 2009 19:26:48 GMT -5
I received the blue flipout chair today, and when I lay a doll onto the headboard like a pillow her eyes close adequately and she looks like she's sleeping, and her feet are not hanging off. I think it will work for us as a chair or as a bed this way (head laying on headboard as if it's a pillow.)
Post by glasshalffull on Oct 13, 2008 20:47:10 GMT -5
Grade: A I can understand the frustration with the hat & shoes being too small for a pre-Mattel doll. However, if anyone intends to put it on a Mattel doll, everything fits fine (the boots are snug though).
The outfit looks great on my Mattel #25, and even the hat pulls on nicely and stays put. For my purposes, I love it. The broom really does stand on it's own.
Post by glasshalffull on Aug 27, 2008 7:24:44 GMT -5
A little plus abouth the swimming outfit: I use the blue skirt from this set (with opening turned to the back) with Sam's Bicycling outfit top and black tights, and it all looks very lovely together. (The tiny polka dots don't show because the top lays down over them.) I just never cared much for the bicycling bloomers and using Sam's swimming skirt lets me really enjoy the look of the bicycling top so much more.
Post by glasshalffull on Jun 17, 2008 8:05:39 GMT -5
This outfit looks stunning on my #25 when I want to dress her as a historical. Sorry I don't have a picture, but if you have a #25, try it on her and see if you have the same reaction. It looked nice but unremarkable on my Kirsten, so I was at first un-impressed. But I just love it on #25 and don't want to take it off her. Just goes to show how different dolls look good in different outfits.
Post by glasshalffull on May 31, 2008 8:39:24 GMT -5
I like the top, but never cared for the bloomers or hat. As an alternative, I mostly pair up the top with the skirt to Samantha's swimsuit. When I do that I am satisfied, but I wish I did not have to spend $26 essentially for a top. I wish I could've just bought the top as a replacement part, but customer service said it's not available as a replacement part.
Post by glasshalffull on May 6, 2008 7:15:07 GMT -5
My box for the puzzle also fell apart, but it was perfect again with a little Elmer's wood glue. the glue gets old on these items. (Even my Felicity's desk fell completely unglued and fell apart one time, but wood glue fixed that also.)
Post by glasshalffull on Mar 12, 2008 22:03:59 GMT -5
To me the original price for the set seemed outrageous, but I really adore it for $10. I got a couple of them, and use it for Samantha as well.
It is true that you can replicate things at the dollar store, but it saves me time and energy just to have this set perfect and ready-made. It makes such a lovely scene on Elizabeth's $14 night table (which combined with this set totals only $24 now--amazingly reasonable!)
I don't mind the lightness of the mirror. I now have such a large heavy collection that I'm actually appreciative that it's not one more item to add yet more weight to my unwieldly trunk.
I simply ended up liking it more than I thought I would. I understand everything that was written above, but I personally would miss it a lot if for some reason I didn't have it any more. So from me it gets an A. If you're thinking of getting it before it retires, I highly recommend it.