Okay, so earlier I mentioned that I might have some fun doll news to share with you...and here it is! Today my mom saw a Craigslist ad for an American Girl Chrissa doll (the Girl of the Year from 2009) with some extra clothes for $85. We went and checked her out and she was in excellent condition, so my mom bought her. :) And here she is:
Beautiful Chrissa :)
I've never seen Chrissa in person, so it was really fun to get the chance to see her and photograph her. :) We're not sure where Chrissa will live yet, but she was so adorable we couldn't pass her up (and thankfully Mom has a more flexible budget than mine). :D
She came dressed in a Battat shirt and vest with American Girl stretch pants.
She also came with boots, a jacket, a charm, and one mitten. According to the box, this is the My AG "Snow Flurry" outfit from 2010. (You can see it HERE, but you'll have to scroll down a bit.) It's just missing the hat and one mitten.
The boots are ADORABLE! :)
The mitten is really cute. It's a shame there's only one. I left a message with the lady we bought it from, letting her know that there was no pressure, but if she happened to find the other one we'd be interested. :)
The jacket is pretty and very soft.
As you can see, blue is a great color for Chrissa. It really brings out the blue of her eyes. :)
She's such a lovely doll. :)
A closer look at her jacket...
...and her boots.
...and another look without the jacket over it.
It was really fun to compare Chrissa with Rachel (Julie) and Jenna (Rebecca). I love how unique each of them looks even though they share the same face mold.
At the last minute, I remembered that Oldest Gal had an Elizabeth doll. I thought it would be nice to add her to the comparison shot since she and Chrissa both had blue eyes. (Side note here: Oldest Gal wanted me to share that Elizabeth insisted on dressing up in a special outfit for the photos.) ;)
Rachel and Elizabeth
Elizabeth and Chrissa. It's difficult to tell in the photos, but in person Chrissa's eyes seemed to be just a touch darker blue. It was such a slight difference that Mom and I kept second-guessing ourselves, wondering if they were really different at all. :}
A closer shot of their eyes.
Chrissa and Jenna
I'll be sure to keep you guys posted about where Chrissa ends up. :) If she ended up here (not hinting, Mom...just working out the puzzle pieces) ;) she would probably be another sister for Rachel and Jenna. But she'd also make a great sister for Mom's Nellie or some of her other dolls (and Mom paid for her, so having her live at Mom's would make the most sense). ;) And as I said earlier, I don't really need another doll right now, especially since Chrissa wasn't necessarily at the top of my wishlist... :}
No matter what, I had a great "doll adventure" with Mom and the girls today. :) Here's wishing all of you some great local finds, too!