I know I have mentioned this before but I need to tell it again. I had been collecting Julie's clothes and accessories for awhile but I really didn't want Julie (or so I thought). Two years ago for our anniversary my (late) DH gifted me with Julie and I fell in love with her. DH made it so much fun because I would set the dolls up with their pets, toys, etc. and if I left the room...I would return to find everything switched around...LOL! The funniest thing was when I walked into our great room to find a human sized banana in Julie's bike basket...LOL! DH nicknamed her "Trouble" because he always claimed he had nothing to do with switching things around or the banana incident...LOL! I love her so much. DH pierced her ears for me in early 2011 and I added somelight freckles. ETA Photos:
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I splurged for my birthday and ordered #56. I LOVE her! She has such lovely coloring and I adore her freckles and blue eyes. She looks great in anything I have dressed her in....the problem? I can not decide on a name for her. ETA her name is Josslyn Claire and to add a pic:
Last Edit: Oct 13, 2012 13:42:52 GMT -5 by joanniep
I was asked to share some of my pictures of the "kids" design your own tee shirts:
In addition to the designs shown here, the NY Store has an Innerstar U design. I don't have a camera right now, so I can not show a picture but I will describe the design. It is virtually identical to the innerstar U logo shown on the sweatshirt but larger. Pink with green U outlined in blue and white with a pink star outlined in white. Innerstar U is printed underneath in blue. I have two of the tees. One is long sleeve white with the InnerstarU design (for cooler weather) and one short sleeve white with the InnerstarU design for warmer weather.
I just recieved them as part of my "Christmas haul" a couple of days ago. I checked them over thoroughly and I am so pleased! They are made of a durable material and the yellow color is so period appropriate (yes, I was around in 1974 lol). The chair seats swivel and the table is extremely sturdy. I leaned Julie against the table and not only did it not move but it seemed height appropriate for a ten year old. Even my DH was impressed with the quality and durability!
I could not find the answer online or in the catalog as to what the table and chairs are made from so....I called AG. I spoke with CS rep Linda who looked up the answer. The table and chairs are mad from metal and plastic and the seat pads are made from vinyl. The plastic is heavy duty. I would totally recommend this set!
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We have had this outfit for a while but haven't used the shorts much due to the unseasonably cold temps (snow again today). The shirt is wonderful and pairs well with jeans. The colors in the belt match the pink and blue design it yourself tees exclusive to the AG stores. The sandals are cute and go well with jeans as well. Overall I would rate it an A. Here is a picture of Jordyn in the outfit.
*Kit wore this nightie in the movie/DVD Kit Kittredge: An American Girl.*
This is a lovely striped long sleeved nightie. The perfect thing to keep Kit warm on those cold Cincinati, Ohio nights. There are ruffles at the hem, cuffs and yoke. The nightie hits Kit at mid calf and is really well made with the velcro closure in the back. Her matching pink slippers go on easily although I had a little trouble with her pink headband. It was a little tight but I was still able to get it on her. I would give this outfit an A.
As I posted earlier, I freckled Holly the same day she arrived. I lived with "freckled Holly" for two weeks and decided to remove her freckles today. I used window cleaner and q-tips. I was very careful to stay away from her blush and her eyes. The freckles came off fairly easily and she is back to her original self and my DH thinks she looks better without her freckles. I think so too.
As some of you know, I have been selling off most of my collection. My DH knew when I saw #32 how much I really wanted her. He arranged for me to get her! She arrived yesterday while I was out running errands. She is beautiful! Her hair is silky and I love the side part. She has clear blue eyes and I love the range of earrings she came with. 4 pairs of studs and three pairs of danglies. The book is okay. My DH and I looked through it together last night. One thing, I wished she had freckles, so last night I freckled her. We named her Holly. Sorry no pictures yet.
Her hair isn't real thick but it is playable. By that I mean, I enjoy brushing her hair and sweeping it up into a ponytail as well as pigtails. I am completely smitten and I think my DH is as well.
I know I shouldn't be biased but... as much as I love Molly, Kit, Jill and Bobbie... Jennifer Robyn (she wants to just be known as Robyn now) is my absolute favorite. I know when you take her ponytail holders out that her hair has a weird flip but if you brush it for a little at a time, the hair is soon manageable. Here are a few pics of Robyn.
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