Allow me to explain:
In May, American Girl was having a Truly Me doll sale. All of the dolls were $98. But strangely, AG only did this for certain states and cities.
It was around the time when my Mom was buying my little sister’s birthday gifts, and the free shipping deal was still available, so I thought, “Why not?” I never bought a doll from the Truly Me bundle sales, because the dolls were always paired with something expensive. Too expensive.
The doll I bought was backordered until July 1st, so I had plenty of time to wait…. And wait…. And wait. The last week was the longest and since I knew she was backordered, I didn’t even bother to check the order.
Near the end of June, we went to the AG store for Samanthalover’s birthday and surprisingly, she was in stock in the store. So when we got home, I checked my order and sure enough, she had shipped out a couple of days before and was arriving the next day!
Whew, long explanation.
She’s been here for about a week, but I’ve been so busy playing with her that I haven’t made a post. But I’ve taken a few photos for American Girl Doll Artist’s Instagram, if you want to go see her in all of her cuteness. 🙂
Here she is! 🙂 She’s #58! I named her Amaya. (After weeks of name-searching)
Isn’t she gorgeous? Her hair… I just died when I curled it for the first time. IT’S SO CURLY! AND BOUNCY! AND SOFT! Yes, ahem, enough about the hair. 🙂
But you have to see another photo of her curls because they’re so cute.
(She’s one of the only dolls who allows me to call them cute) XD
She takes ballet, hence the outfit. She tried to convince Pippa to join ballet too, but Pippa is too outdoorsy and she refused. Politely, of course. 🙂
In the month of waiting, I made Amaya a few flower crowns and let me just say, they were made for her. Here she is modeling two of them.
This red and pink one is already available in our Etsy shop.
And this is soon to come. Samanthalover said is reminded her of cotton candy. 😛
I already have quite a collection of fabric flowers now. Hehe… 🙂 Hobby Lobby, this is your fault. XD
Here’s a photo I took after I just opened her. It took a while to find out how to lay her curls, but I guess she looks adorable anyway, right?
Her profile will be up on the Meet the Dolls page soon. 🙂
P.S. She’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about her. 🙂 And look at Pippa’s profile for a surprising fact.