My Newest Craft Obession - American Girl Dolls and Hearts for Hearts Girls Dolls
|Emily (from American Girl Doll) and Lilian (from Hearts for Hearts Girls)|
Yes, I am into the Doll World now!! It is my newest Craft Obession. I always like to sew girl clothes, but I have a boy, and boy sewing patterns are boring. lol Then one day I saw some beautiful dolls images on Instagram. I started to fall in love with dolls. I did a lot of research, I found out 18-inch dolls such as American Girl Dolls, Our Generations Dolls, Journey Girls Dolls are the most popular and common in the Doll Market. And I saw there are so many sewing patterns on Etsy and the BIG Pattern companies like Simplicity, McCall's and Butterick.
I decided to get myself a 18-inch doll, and I also found the dolls from Hearts for Hearts (h4h) are so beautiful, even though there are not too many sewing patterns for them. But I can't help to get myself a h4h doll.
My search for Emily:
During the search for 18-inch doll, first I didn't want to get a American Girl Doll (AG), coz it is too expensive. I was planning to get a Journey Girls (from Toy R Us). Journey Girls are around $30. And AG is around $115. But I found out that Journey Girls and AG are different body shape which mean most the sewing patterns won't fit them. Therefore, it left me no choice to get a AG doll.
|American Girl Doll Retired Historical Doll - Emily Bennet|
I went to AG website, I was lost, there are so many choices. I don't know what to get. Then I read more and more. I know that I would want a Historical Doll, I just like the way they look and dressed, also the beautiful stories behind them.
I looked at millions pictures online. I was down to Emily (the pic above), Kit and Felicity. I like them all. But I was more draw to Emily. And I made a decision, Emily would be my first AG doll (you heard it right, I plan to get 1 or 2 more in future) I checked Ebay, I found that there are a lot of listing for Emily.
I found my Emily on Ebay, it was $60, the seller claimed the doll in good condition. But once I received it, it is not. So $60, I think it is over-priced. I am not really happy with the seller, I messaged about that, he didn't mention anything about the big scratches on her nose and cheek, marks on her legs. It has been 3 days, I still haven't heard from the seller. :(
My Search for Lilan:
|Hearts for Hearts Girl Retired Doll - Lilan|
I also found Lilian on Ebay. I originally plan to get Bell. But I saw Lilian, I really love her blue eyes and her clothes. But she is retired doll, h4h didn't make her anymore. She is kind of rare, it is hard to find. I found only few eBay listings for her. I was lucky to get for a little over $20 (include shipping). She comes with a pants for 18-inch dolls and no shoes. So I sewed her a shorts and a pair of red shoes real quick. The new shorts and shoes look good on her, don't you think so?
|Handmade Doll Shoes for Hearts for Hearts Girls Doll|
More pics of Lilian and Emily:
|American Girl Doll - Emily Bennet|
|Hearts for Hearts Girl Doll - Lilian|