Monday, November 21, 2016

Posts in the Works and a Fun Thrift Store Find! :D

Hey everyone! Hope you're all doing well and enjoying the beginning of your Thanksgiving week. :) I wanted to stop by to let you know that I'll be working on some of my promised posts this week (and answering comments...sorry I'm so behind again!). In the meantime, I wanted to share a super exciting find from my local Goodwill.

I was browsing the toy aisle last week and picked up an 18 inch doll, thinking it was one of the typical Our Generation dolls or other similar lines I often find there. Imagine my surprise when I discovered it was an American Girl doll! 😄 (Completely Unrelated P.S.: Blogger now has emojis! Hooray!)

Here she is! After doing some research online, I discovered that she is actually a fairly new release. She's Truly Me #60.

Her hair was tied in a rubber band, but thankfully just needed to be brushed and was not damaged.

Her face had a few rub marks that came off easily with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

Her biggest flaw was this chewed up thumb on her right hand. I'm guessing this right here is why such a new doll was already at the thrift store.

Her price? $3.19. 😲 

Her hair brushed out beautifully. 

I found her an outfit from my doll clothing stash. I love the pastel pink of the hat with the blue of her eyes. 😊 

I got a couple of pictures of her outside. 

I will probably try to use some extremely fine sandpaper to smooth some of the rough edges on this thumb. But I figure it will be part of her backstory. 

She also has a slight imperfection on her nose, almost like she got dropped and dragged for a bit or something. But she's still super cute...especially for under $4!

I've decided her name is going to be Iris. I haven't decided on a middle or last name yet. (Suggestions are welcome.) I know so far that she's going to be another Whovian like Alice, except Iris' favorite Doctor is the Eleventh Doctor (Alice likes Ten the best). I've also decided she's going to be a fan of The Flash, a TV show I really enjoy. (And yes, Iris West's character is how I thought of my Iris' name.) I'm in the process of getting a Flash Funko Pocket Pop for her collection. Oh, and she's going to be into art, too.

I know some of you have mentioned how much you miss hearing about my 18 inch dolls (or any 18 inch dolls in general) on this blog. I apologize that they've kind of been out of the spotlight for so long. Part of that is due to the fact that my interests have expanded and changed some since I started blogging, and part of it is just because I've tried to focus on smaller things recently that are more friendly to my current budget. 😉 I'll try to be better about featuring my 18 inch girls more often. 

Iris and Alice look darling together. I'm sensing the start of a beautiful, nerdy friendship.

 I also thought "The Adventures of Alice and Iris" had a nice ring to it. Hmm, something to think about. 😉

Stay tuned for a big toy news/toy finds post, that Fan Mail Friday post I keep meaning to get up, and a review of some Disney Moana dolls, all coming in the next couple of weeks. 😁

And goodbye from Iris...for now. 😉


Meritre said...

I'm glad you rescued Iris, it makes me so sad to see damaged, 'homeless' toys

Doll Dimensions said...

Iris is beautiful!! :D <3 That's an AMAZING find! Your photos are wonderful, as always. :) Thank you so much for continuing to be a huge inspiration to me!

Melody Silverleaf said...

Awesome find! Looking forward to seeing more of Iris.

NovaBabe said...

My TM #62 is named Iris West, after the Flash too!! Very awesome.

Treesa said...

Hey Hannah,
It's funny, but when I first saw your photo of Iris with her hair brushed out I thought, 'She looks a lot like Alice.' I think it's the fact that they both have straight, dark hair. I'm glad that Alice will have another Whovian to hang out with. I have a brother and a sister who are both Whovians, so I know that a Whovian is happiest when they have another Whovian to discuss and debate Doctor Who with. While I grew up watching reruns of the original series on PBS, I don't know as much about the new series so I can only contribute so much to the conversation. Congratulations on your find Hannah.
Signed, Treesa
P.S. Tell Alice and Iris they should see the Sylvester McCoy Seventh Doctor episode Battlefield if they have the chance. The Seventh Doctor plus The Brigadier plus Arthurian legends equals AWESOME!

Lainey Dunlap said...

What an amazing find! I'm sure Iris is so happy to be apart of your dollie family. My family's been watching the Flash lately on Netflix, and we're obsessed. So glad to find a fellow fan. XD Can't wait to see how her story will grow!
Keep up with the great work!

Tam said...

Iris Dubois. It just popped into my head.I don't know why. Maybe it was the beret. Sounds good though!

Farrah Lily said...

Wow, what an amazing find! :)

Amanda Lynn said...

If anyone was going to find her I'm glad it was you ☺️ She has a great home now!

Miri said...

That's so exciting! Today I found a Pleasant Company Bitty Baby...I was so excited! So hello to Iris, and hello to my new doll, Norah Joy!

MyLittleMegara said...

She is beautiful! I hope she and Alice have lots of fun adventures, I'd love to see possible posts from them.