Today's doll is American Girl Samantha.
She's by Pleasant Company, not Mattel.
|Cute little teeth.|
post from the day I got her. She cost me a whole dollar. That sounds great, but perfectionists would not like that she has had some of her fingers squashed.
|You can see her hand problem here.|
|Her legs are so loose she was having trouble standing up today.|
I've had a lot of American Girls pass through my hands, but Samantha is the only one I've kept. I would kind of like to have a Saige, but unless I find one the way I've found the others, (at yard sales and thrift stores), I probably won't get one.
|They kept popping open during her photo shoot.|
It looks so warm and cozy.It even has a nice plaid lining. It was on a cheap baby doll at Salvation Army, but I could tell the coat was a really nice quality piece of clothing.
|...forcing Samantha to hide her feet until she gets some brown boots.|
The job of the day was raking leaves. We live on a corner, so the leaves (and trash) of everybody in the neighborhood end up on our property. The leaf sucker truck will be by sometime soon, although no one ever knows exactly when.So, I thought I had better rake my leaves the 4000 miles down the street to the front of our house where the leaf sucker truck comes by and vacuums up only what is left in the tree line. Except that they don't always come, so I might be doing all that work for nothing and just killing all the grass in the tree line AGAIN.As it was, I started feeling too lousy to finish,so with my luck the leaf sucker will come tomorrow.
How many American Girls have crossed my path? Let's see. There was the Molly from a yard sale,the Girl of the Year from a Goodwill,Molly and Josephina from Goodwill,Addy from Goodwill, Josefina from a yard sale,and Samantha from a yard sale, (My best American Girl buy. She had her tights, complete with runs, her Meet dress with the Bertha collar,and she was 75 cents. She did, however, have one arm off, and it was duct taped to her body.It took a lot of hot water, dish detergent, and scrubbing with a baby tooth brush to remove the tape residue. I reattatched her arm, but then her leg came off!I reattached her leg and her new owners were very happy with her.)
This Samantha has very silky hair. She just needed some combing when I got her to straighten it out. I did fully wash her though, and conditioned her hair.The other Samantha I had had crispy ends on her hair.Is it the earlier or later ones that have the crispy hair?