This is one of my favorite outfits, but I'm a sucker for overalls! I love the hair clip and wish they used that style more often. Especially for Julie!
I've come upon 3 pairs of the overalls for this set, all from the secondary market. I found it interesting that one pair is much darker than the others. Everything else is exactly the same. I'm not sure if it's just a different dye lot or a gray market item.
Taking it apart requires 2 screwdrivers (the tool kind and the kind you drink!) 3 hands and nerves of steel.
The bottom of the table has 2 little boxes where you snap in the legs. Those little boxes have a slot on each side, where the tabs on the legs lock in place. One person sticks a screwdriver (or a butter knife) into each slot and gently pushes in on those tabs while the second person carefully wiggles the leg loose. Squeeze gently and work slowly, so you don't crack the plastic. Repeat on the second leg.
To reassemble the table without it locking, I stick a couple of toothpicks (a broken popsicle stick would probably work too) in those slots (in one side and out the other side). Then I can push the legs in but they won't lock in place.
Post by seejoansew on Jul 16, 2011 11:43:00 GMT -5
Bought this cap at the store in Natick (July 13, 2011) for $8. It is a military style hat (black with red lettering) with a fabric ruffle around the brim. (The edge of the ruffle is unfinished.) It has an elastic strap in the back so it fits well over many hairstyles.
I give it an A+ and wish I bought 2 because I know dolls will be fighting over it!
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Post by seejoansew on Mar 27, 2011 17:27:34 GMT -5
I've always loved this set and the Spotlight sale price plus free shipping was too much to pass up so here it is and I'm very pleased with it. The first thing I did was try sitting a doll at the table and I didn't have any trouble getting her to stay on the chairs.
Look Ma! No hands!
I would love to have 2 more chairs, the table is huge and it looks like it needs 4 chairs. But now that I sit dolls at it, I'm not sure how I would fit that many legs and feet under there without them kicking and pushing each other! So I'll try to be happy with 2 chairs.
The only thing I would change about this set is to make the table legs fold up. Looking at the bottom of the table, it looks like they should be able to fold for easy storage but no such luck.
My first riding habit came second hand and was missing the feathers. I really wasn't sure what the original feathers were supposed to look like since I hadn't seen one up close and personal. So I decided to sew some feathers on the way I thought they should be. That's the hat you see in my signature picture.
I just bought my second riding habit, direct from the store and it has the 2 small feathers near the back of the hat that you speak of. It was very disappointing. Needless to say, I will be adding some long swooping feathers to this hat!
I absolutely love my first hat with that fluffy plume of feathers. Would you believe that hat arrived turned completely inside out? I didn't think that was possible! It took me forever to figure out why it looked so funny.
This is exactly what the trading card says about her treats:
A Tableful of Treats
Afternoon tea in the colonies meant a trip to the parlor, where the table was set with delicate teacups and plates full of sweet treats. Cookies, called "cakes" were piled high into towers. Felicity might have also enjoyed fruit rings and flummery, a pudding made with lemons or limes, sugar, milk, and eggs.
After tea, the table was cleared. Sometimes the tabletop was then tilted sideways so that the table could be moved or stored along the side of the room, near the matching side chairs, until teatime came again.
Now, don't get me started on her "flummery." There is no way that clear green stuff is made with milk and eggs! And those limes on top. I know key limes are tiny but at 1:3 scale, those limes are about the size of olives! That might be some crazy atomic cocktail or a huge Jell-O shot but I will never believe it is flummery. *end of rant*
I picked out my Sonali at the Boston B&B. She is so much prettier in real life then the AG stock photos make her look. She's an A+ drop dead gorgeous girl! The only thing I dislike about Sonali is her book character, so my girl will be undergoing an identity change.
I don't have much to add, except her hair is easy to finger curl the same way I curl Nicki's hair.
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Post by seejoansew on Dec 22, 2008 20:05:00 GMT -5
My sister noticed this: Why does this set have self-rising flour AND baking powder? If Kit were really using these ingredients to bake cookies, she would use either one or the other but not both in the same recipe.
Post by seejoansew on Dec 16, 2007 19:41:31 GMT -5
I bought Emily's snow suit in Oct. '07. I don't have Emily yet but my other girls are perfectly happy wearing it.
The yellow jacket seems to be very thin for a winter coat. I'm not sure what its made of, but it feels kind of a like cheap wool and the weave of the fabric is really loose. I think it should have been lined or made of a heavier fabric but its a good fit with plenty of room for a heavy sweater underneath. The fake fur trim hood looks cute up or down. The blue embroidery is really nice and makes a fantastic match with the boots and skirt from the "I Like Your Style" outfit.
The royal blue bib-style snow pants look and feel just like the heavy wool snow pants I had as a kid and I was very impressed with the quality. They fit rather snug and there isn't much room under them for anything other then undies and I think they are too short, if you were wearing those in the snow, they would ride up and your legs would be hanging out!
The boots are really nice, I'm pretty sure they are leather but the plastic soles are smooth and they could use a bit of tread on the bottom. They fit well and are easy to get on and off, but I find the mustard color mildly disturbing and I also think little feet would get really cold, really fast! It would have been nice if they had included a pair of heavy wool socks.
The cream mittens are cute but I had some issues keeping them on when we were outside. Luckily, they have a cord so we didn't loose them.
I am a bit disappointed with the quality of the jacket but overall, I like the set and I give it a B. I would have given it an A if it came with socks and if the jacket was heavier.