I have been in a very American Girl mood lately though. I've been reading Caroline's books slowly and am enjoying them very much because they're nicely written and the plot is enthralling. I definitely suggest reading them yourself or with a child. I also received my holiday catalog a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed the photography in it, especially for the historical characters. I have a long list of dolls I'd like to add to my childhood collection (like five currently >.<), but can't really afford it at the moment and haven't been able to get myself to American Girl Boston because my mother has been injured and I like visiting the stores with her because she loves American Girl just as much as me.
So I've been making do with my four childhood dolls I decided to keep, Kirsten, Felicity, Josefina, and Kit. As a child Kirsten was never my favorite, and I bought her on a whim when I was eight or nine with the money I saved from my birthday, Christmas, and allowance. I'm not sure if I didn't like her so much because of her meet outfit, which I still am not crazy about, or if it was her simple clothes and accessories she had. They weren't fancy and elegant like Felicity's or exotic like Josefina's. Anyways I never bought anything for her when I was younger besides her doll, and I unfortunately took down her braids and gave Elizabeth her pantalettes to wear, so she's practically brand new. When I got back into American Girl as an adult, she was retired. So now I'm making up for it by slowly buying her collection off of eBay when I find good deals. Now she's one of my favorites because of my interest in Scandinavian culture and 19th century history. I also can't think of one of her outfits American Girl produced for her that I don't like.
|Kirsten looking very appropriate for the season.|