Post by sewingmama on Mar 30, 2013 19:22:20 GMT -5
I bought Saige earlier this week while on vacation at the Mall of America. I had to look through a lot of dolls to find one that didn't have wonky eyes. The dolls' left eyes were noticably (to me) higher than the their right eyes. I have noticed this a lot with the classic mold, I had a #23 with this issue who I ended up giving away. I'm glad I had the chance to choose my Saige in person. I was mostly looking for one with level eyes and this was the only one in the section of the store I was searching that looked nice to me. I didn't want to scour the entire store and this one grabbed me. I think she was the first one that popped out at me and she kept coming out on top. I think some of the others might have had level or nearly level eyes, but the head tilt can exaggerate a slightly high eye into one that looks terrible. Her wig is fantastic, she's going to give Marie-Grace a run for her money as having the best wig in the house. She has a nice even layer of short hairs, her curls are smooth and soft. She doesn't have the fried curls that my Sonali had. I got lucky with her wig, I don't take the hair net off before purchasing so I only felt her scalp through it make sure she didn't have any lumps like my #23 had. Ever since I gave away my #23 I had been missing her and Saige is like a way better version of the doll I wanted #23 to be. I love her eye color too. Like another reviewer posted she is what I wanted in Caroline, I'd like to get her some of Caroline's outfits.
Post by sewingmama on Nov 28, 2011 14:37:33 GMT -5
Her hair is great for styling, it can do anything and look great. Even her pincurls can be disguised/integrated without permanently damaging them. Cécile isn't here yet so Marie-Grace doesn't feel compelled to stick to her time period. She'd rather skate with Molly than be alone.
Post by sewingmama on Sept 8, 2011 21:35:30 GMT -5
My Marie-Grace arrived yesterday and she is very pretty. Her braids lasted all of about 28 hours. I can't resist doll hair and her wig is my favorite so far. She has the short hairs in the back to cover her wig cap if her hair was in two braids or ponytails. The braids are not blunt cut like Kirsten's and Kaya's. They are the same length as the rest of her hair, in the same style. The ends of the braids were folded over to look tidy in her meet style, thus they are bent right now but I'm sure they will relax over the next few days. Her hair is very thick and a nice length for brushing and styling
You can see that the braided parts are the same length and have the same style as the rest of her hair. This was well thought out.
Her hair is almost as long as Kanani's but her hair is easier to brush. The extra 2 inches and the curl Kanani has makes a difference in difficulty.
Her hair is strikingly similar to Kanani and #23. Perhaps she has slightly fewer highlights.
I think her face looks a little different with those braids taken down. I like her this way, but it's nice to have options and her wig definitely has plenty of options. I also thinks she looks nice with her pin curls pushed back a tiny bit.
Post by sewingmama on Jul 29, 2011 11:21:39 GMT -5
Yep, a lot of Kanani dolls have this issue. I looked through all of the Kanani dolls in the store (All 8 of them when she was on backorder online) and I only found 1 with decent looking eyes. I had to accept some broken hairs along the front of her wig but I just pulled those out and now she is pretty much perfect.
Post by sewingmama on Jun 26, 2011 15:05:20 GMT -5
Yep, the eyes are a problem with Kanani. I was lucky enough to choose mine at the store. They only had about 8 dolls to choose from and I only found 1 that had decent eyes. Her wig happens to be awesome so I think I got a perfect doll. I'm very happy with her.
Post by sewingmama on May 10, 2011 15:55:27 GMT -5
I was visiting JeanieD today and we took some comparison pictures of my Hannah with her Emily and Mia dolls. Emily's hair is still a bit wet from brushing so it looks a bit darker in the back in the pictures.
I bought my #37 in NYC while I was on a trip with my mom and my sister. Their names are Heather and Anna, so I named my new girl Hannah. A combination of both of their names. I love her new green eyes, feathered brows, freckles and ginger hair. She's such a sweet doll. Mine is going to play the role of Emily from time to time but she really likes Kit's floral print dress. I think it was made for her.
I just picked up Addy's trunk from an antique store. It has some wear, so I paid considerably less than retail. While I was cleaning it up I noticed the divider in the bottom of the trunk slides in and out. So you could leave it in and have the two divided sections or take it out and it opens up the bottom for storage like Josefina's. I didn't see this mentioned in the review section.
I know it is Pleasant Company because it is hinged and it has a Pleasant Compay sticker on the bottom of the tray. It doesn't have a metal plaque on the back of the lid.
Do all of the trunks do this?
That looks original to me. In the bottom of my new one that I just got yesterday, the newsprint is two separate pieces. One for each side. Yours being one large piece tells me it is meant to have the separating wood optional.
Post by sewingmama on Mar 28, 2011 21:06:18 GMT -5
Addy's trunk is really lovely and I'm very happy to have it now. I give it an A+. The hinged version would be nice but I like to buy Addy things directly from AG so the current one is fine. The wood doesn't feel thin to me at all, it's a solid and sturdy piece. It is larger than I remember it looking in the store, but it's not so large that it will be difficult to find a place for in our home.
it's easy to access the secret compartment, just push down on the left and the right side pops up. Mine came with a little card tucked in the side to explain it. Like skukla I can remove the panel without disturbing the dresses I have put on the tray.
Post by sewingmama on Aug 23, 2010 21:14:29 GMT -5
I just got Molly's desk for my birthday. This is a lovely piece, possibly the nicest piece of AG furniture for the $. It isn't quite as elaborate as Kit's roll top desk, but still fabulous. It's rumored to be retiring. A+ from me.
I have a retired #4 and she is awesome. The only difference between the retired one and the current one is the wig. I've not handled the current wig but I do like the look of the new bangs better than the pie shaped bangs. Overall, I prefer the older wig because I'm not crazy about the layers in the new one though I do like the clipped hairs in the back that hide the wig cap when the hair is in pigtails. My #4 has the softest, thickest hair of all my dolls. Her wig is truly amazing.
One of the things I did NOT like about her hair at all is the wig cap just over her ears. You know how most of the wig caps have hair glued underneath, so that you don't see the edge when you pull the hair back? That's not the case over her ears, and I'm not sure why - maybe so that the braids lie more easily? At any rate, it looks weird if you angle the braids behind her shoulders or pull her hair back into a ponytail, and that bugs the crap outta me.
I just got Kaya for Christmas and her wig is different now (2 years later). She now has hairs glued under her wig cap all the way around. I wonder when this changed? I love her hair, I'd say she has a bit of reddish color in her black and dark brown like Jess and Ruthie. Such a beautiful girl!
Post by sewingmama on Oct 14, 2009 14:21:22 GMT -5
is made of cardboard. Nice cardboard, but still.
My husband and I were at the Minneapolis store a couple weeks ago and this was one of the things on my list. Or, it was until we saw that it's made of cardboard. Also, I didn't know that the lid is not hinged on. It comes off completely and though it does have those latches to stick it back on, it's not nearly as nice as the wooden trunks most of the other collections have. Those are worth the $159, but this... no. Anyone else really disappointed in something in person that looked very nice online?
I really like this outfit. The blouse is *great* the jumper is fantastic and very much like one I had in 1st grade. The tights are hard to get pulled all the way up her legs, but that's true to life in my case The jumper is long enough you can't see they aren't pulled up anyway, but the waist of the tights is at her waist so I dunno. Anyways, they are fine. The shoes...they don't bother me. For the price of the outfit, they include the shoes. Buying a single pair of shoes these days is 1/2 the price of an outfit so I'm not going to complain. They work, they fit and they look fine with the outfit. Overall I'm very happy and give this outfit an A!
No pictures yet, but I really like this robe. It's exactly what I have been looking for. The fabric is buttery soft cotton terry, it's well made and fits well. I'll post some pictures after washing. A+ from me.
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Post by sewingmama on Oct 23, 2008 20:39:22 GMT -5
I love this set, it's a good value and quite cute. My set is from AGPNY and has the same red shoes with rhinestones that lisabell described. The socks seem a bit stiff to me, but they fit well and the shoes are easy to get on even with the socks on.