As some of you may know, I have wanted Ivy for the past few years. She is a super cute doll, and I felt like she would fill a gap in my collection, considering that I do not own any asian dolls. However, there is something that has always held me back from buying her. I could never quite put my finger on it, until this fall.
It is her face mold.
You see, Ivy is a darling little doll, but there is something about her face mold that just didn't seem quite right to me. It was almost as if she looks sad all the time, or maybe a bit tired. I wanted a doll like her, but she just didn't have that special spark.
A few weeks ago, I was reminiscing of the old days, and I remembered that a few years ago, American Girl sold a different asian just like you. It was before they changed the face mold, so she was much more distinct than Ivy. I had seen a few pictures of her online, and as I recalled, she was really cute! She seemed like a great candidate for my collection, so I sat down with my mom and we looked her up.
She is adorable. Sweeter than you could even imagine. The moment I saw her picture, I knew she was the one, and my mom and I headed to ebay right away. We found a listing, and we placed a bid.
She arrived last Thursday.
I know you guys are probably all thinking: WHAT!?!?!?! WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL US!?!?!?!, but I was actually really busy this weekend and I felt like she deserved a nice, well thought out introduction.
I can't figure out a way to put her cuteness in to words, so I am just going to let the pictures explain. I also included various quotes from my family members from the day of her arrival. They all loved her, as you will see.
I am happy to announce the newest member of the basilmentos family, Just Like You #4, Eleanor. I am going to call her Ellie, for short.
"Oh my goodness, isn't she just the cutest thing! Im afraid she may even outshine your other dolls!"- Mom
"Haha, wow! She sure is a cutie! You sure have a lot of dolls now, Anna. How are you gonna remember all their names? I can only keep track of Felicity and Samantha!"-Dad
"She's pretty nice, I guess."- My brother
So, yeah. Wow. Another doll.
I keep telling myself that my collection is complete, but when it really comes down to it, I know the truth. My doll collection is never going to stop growing as long as I have money in my pocket!
I love this doll so much and I am so happy that I bought her. My collection is now more diverse, and she is do unique from all my other dolls!
I worried she would look like Samantha, but when they actually stand next to each other, you can tell that they are very different. Ellie's skin is lighter, her face is wider and her eyes are more almond shaped. Her hair is longer than Samantha's, and it is also much darker. The two of them look like they could be siblings, but they aren't too similar.
Sometimes, I find that spontaneous decisions are the best ones. Ellie was one of these- I found her and bought her in a flash. She is such a precious little doll, and I can tell there will be many good times to come. I hope you guys are as excited as I am!