I was introduced to awesome that is American Girl in Mrs. White's second grade classroom. I'm not sure how it happened but I remember spending lots of time looking at AG catalogs with my friend. I wanted one SO bad but we couldn't afford it. Back then the dolls were a little over 80 dollars which is very doable now but then it was far more than we could spend on any toy! BUT my grandma made a deal with me! If I could save up half then she would pay the other half and I could get my doll. Of course everyone threw extra chores and change at me and I saved up all those pennies and dollars in my Big Bird bank and about a year later (give or take) we ordered Felicity and her accessories.
How I picked her is ridiculous to me now! She had the earliest time period therefore, in my little brain, I had to get her her first but Samantha was a close second. The day I got her is still one of my very best memories and she was without a doubt my favorite childhood companion. She slept in her box, which I turned into a bed, right next to my bed for years. She was my most prized possession, but by my late teens she was in storage and it wasn't until almost two years ago when I got married and my best friend bought me Addy that I decided to go and get her.
|Felicity fresh out of the storage unit in the picture I took to show my best-friend!|
|I still love the AG cape!|
A downy dunk:
And some very careful flat-ironing and she came out looking much much better!
I was pretty pleased! So she got new outfits!
|Yay giant lot of stuff won from ebay!!|
|notice my hubby's computer guts in the background!|
It was after I sent Josefina and Kirsten to the doll hospital that I really became unhappy with Felicity's hair. All my other dolls had beautiful hair and Felicity's was still not that great!
She lost all of the body in her hair due to the flat-ironing she needed to take care of the frizz
But the thing that bothered me the most was that her pin curls were hopelessly frizzy!
|so much frizz!!|
So I decided that I would do a wig transplant! And after a few weeks of looking I found the right age Felicity for the right price and here is where the doll that would eventually become my Marta comes in!
|That girl was a mess!|