A while back, I found a doll on eBay that I really wanted. I was going to buy her, fix her up, and make her Elizabeth's cousin in England. Her name was to be Liberty. I never ended up doing this, but for this week I am going to give you an idea of how you could do it yourself. Though, don't worry if you aren't going to do this, there will be other Felicity posts.
Today's post is about picking your doll.
- Decide if you want a new or used doll. If you get used, it will be cheaper and you can pick how your doll will look, but it will be a lot more work.If you do new, you have to pick from the doll currently available at American Girl and pay their prices, but you won't have to do much work.
- Decide the relation to colonial times. Is she Felicity of Elizabeth's cousin, sister, or friend? Is she her own character? You decide.
- Decide how you want her to look. If you are getting a new doll, look at the My American Girl dolls available and use the online search preferences to help you. If you are getting used, how long do you want to wait? Immediate purchase or auction? Then, pick the doll.
- Purchase the doll. This step is rather simple.
- If you decide used, don't shy away from dolls with stains on vinyl or silver eye. American Girl fixes silver eye for free at the doll hospital and you can remove most stains on doll vinyl with a Magic Eraser.
- Think about the time period. Do you really think that a doll from the 1800's is going to have layered hair?
- Don't buy a doll for just her hair. If you like the doll's eyes, skin, and face, but not the hair, rewigging a doll is the easiest change to a doll's look.