I'm really not a fan of changing dolls' names if they come with one. It's a personal preference but I kind of feel like when I buy a doll I'm buying the whole package. Personality, looks, name; it all comes together. But when I bought this year's Girl of the Year I knew that the name would have to go. We already have a Grace here and I really can't see any other doll as my Grace. So I would like to introduce you to the newest member of our little gang here. Marguerite Grace Thomas:
Or Maggie for short!
Now the name Grace is part of why I bought her. My middle name is Grace and it was my grandmother's name so it's pretty special to me! I just can't have two. So Maggie it is!
Here is Maggie in the box. Her book was in the usual plastic holder. I haven't started it yet (I've been busy with my bad book club and haven't had a chance) but I really like the cover art!
I like this set of earrings:
I assumed that they would use one of the pairs of studs in the package after they pierced her ears. But she actually came with an additional pair of heart studs:
Maggie also comes with a charm bracelet:
It sits perfectly on her little wrist:
Here is Maggie out of the box with her hairnet still on:
And finally with with the hairnet off, hair brushed and charm bracelet secured:
She's got this lovely dark brown hair with thick streaks of caramel.
Maggie has light blue eyes and freckles! She, like Mia, has a unique freckle pattern. Below you can see her freckles with Kit's (representing the standard pattern) and Mia:
Maggie also has some pretty unique eyebrows! The closest to them I could find in my collection are Kaya's eyebrows:
Maggie's Meet Outfit is pretty simple. We'll start with the shirt:
It has a tag on the sleeve that said Grace and American Girl.
The skirt is dark pink. It's almost a mauve? And it is very soft.
She comes with a pair of plain pink panties with white elastic:
I really like her boots:
I also purchased "Grace's Welcome Gifts." This set includes a beret, Eiffel Tower cookies, a bouquet of pink flowers, a box of macaroons and three post cards.
We'll start with the beret:
The Eiffel Tower cookies are in an adorable mesh bag with a bow. I wanted to take one out but I know I'd never get that bow back in place!
The macaroons come in a nice little box:
The macaroons come out:
I was really surprised but this, but my favorite things in this whole set are the postcards!
Each one has a different message written on the back!
Here are a few pictures of Maggie:
Here is her pretty face:
And one more outside:
Now I'm a little more ambivalent about the welcome gifts. I'm glad I got them because I'm a completest but at the same time I really wish I had just got the beret off of E-bay. Then again I enjoyed playing with the post cards. But still, I would say if you're an adult collector don't bother with the welcome gifts. They're just okay.
I really like the rest of the collection for Grace and will be getting most if not all of the clothing. So look forward to that! Next time however we will be talking about a new project! My sister/bff sent me her Lissie for a makeover and you can read her post all about sending Lissie to me here. I'm so excited to get started! Till then!