Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Dolls

Hey everyone!  I have a video coming (eventually) :) that introduces all of my dolls, but in the meantime, I thought I'd share some pics and facts about each of my dolls.  I figured out personalities and favorites for each doll when I got them just because I'm weird and it's more fun that way!

First, here are some pics of my doll room on top of my dresser in various stages of development.  The above picture is how it started out.

Here's a later pic of the doll room.  It has even more stuff now, and started getting so crowded that I made two mini doll rooms on two different shelves of the book shelves in my room (see below).

Okay, so now it's time for the dolls:

#1:  Tess (Gotz Little Sisters Doll)

Full name:  Tess Elaine Prescott
Age: 12 years old
Favorite color:  Purple
Favorite book:  "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen
Favorite movies:  "Pride and Prejudice" (the 1995 miniseries with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth); "Northanger Abbey" (with Felicity Jones and JJ Feild)
Favorite cd:  Anything with Tchaikovsky
Favorite food:  Pizza
Favorite dessert:  Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Favorite drink:  Milk
Favorite animal:  Cat
Hobbies: Reading, writing stories, drawing
Personality:  A shy, quiet dreamer who loves all things Jane Austen
Likes to collect:  figurines
Favorite store:  Barnes and Noble
Wants to be:  a writer

Tess is my very favorite of all of my dolls, although I love all of them.  She holds a special place among all the dolls.  Here's a pic of Tess in her Jane Austen regency dress she found on Ebay: 

And here's a pic of Tess with her best bud, Maggie:

#2:  Hailey (Custom Gotz Precious Day Doll)

Full name:  Hailey Marie Prescott
Age:  10 years old
Favorite color:  Pink
Favorite book: :  "A Little Princess" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Favorite Movie:  Disney's "Enchanted"
Favorite cd:  Charlotte Church 'Enchantment"
Favorite food:  Cheeseburger
Favorite dessert:  Chocolate Shake
Favorite drink:  A&W Root Beer
Favorite animal:  Lamb
Hobbies:  Singing and scrapbooking
Personality:  A talented, outgoing social butterfly
Likes to collect:  Hello Kitty stuff
Favorite store:  Target
Wants to be:  a singer

Here's a pic of Hailey with her best friend, Danielle:

(sorry, I know I already used this pic,but I just love how it turned out!) :)

#3:  Ella (renamed Gotz Precious Day Doll)

Full name:  Elinor Anne Prescott
Age:  8 years old
Favorite color:  Yellow
Favorite book:  "Ella Enchanted" by Gail Carson Levine
Favorite movies:  "Singin' in the Rain" with Gene Kelly; Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"; "The Sound of Music"
Favorite cd:  "The Rodgers and Hammerstein Songbook"
Favorite food:  Chinese
Favorite dessert:  Berry Cobbler
Favorite drink:  Pepsi
Favorite animal:  Monkey
Hobbies:  collecting and fixing up dolls, making crafts
Personality:  An imaginative and creative girl with lots of artistic talent who loves dolls
Likes to collect:  dolls
Favorite store:  Michael's
Wants to be:  an art teacher and run a doll hospital

Something special about Ella is that she was my very first doll I got new in the box (I found her on Craigslist).  Here's a pic of the day I got her:

Isn't she cute?  Here's a pic of her with her best friend Emily:

#4:  Maggie (rewigged Alexander Girlz Doll)

Full name:  Margaret Elena Wilson (Tess's best friend)
Age:  13 years old
Favorite color:  Aquamarine
Favorite books:  "The Chronicles of Narnia" by C.S. Lewis; "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
Favorite movie:  "Inkheart"
Favorite cds:  "Nickel Creek"; "The Lord of the Rings" soundtrack (original London cast)
Favorite food:  Fried Chicken
Favorite dessert:  Mint chip ice cream
Favorite drink:  A&W Cream Soda
Favorite animal:  Unicorn (mythical); horse (real) 
Hobbies:  Writing for her school newspaper, reading fantasy books, doing puzzles
Personality:  An imaginative girl who loves to write and loves fantasy stories, especially involving unicorns
Likes to collect:  unicorns
Favorite store:  Hallmark
Wants to be:  a journalist or an author of children's books

Fun fact about Maggie:  she was my thrift store find.  I got her at Salvation Army for $3.99! :)  

#5:  Danielle (renamed Gotz Hildegard Gunzel doll)

Full name:  Danielle Bronte Hooper (Hailey's best friend)
Age:  10 years old
Favorite color:  Red
Favorite book:  "The Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Favorite movie:  "The Wizard of Oz" with Judy Garland
Favorite cd:  "Wicked the Musical" (original cast recording)
Favorite food:  Clam Chowder in a breadbowl
Favorite dessert:  Glazed donuts
Favorite drink:  Cherry Coke
Favorite animal:  Dog
Hobbies:  going to the beach, visiting the Trinidad Bay Lighthouse, singing, dancing, performing on stage, and walking her dog, Dangerous Dave
Personality:  A sweet hometown girl who loves the ocean and the stage
Likes to collect:  Wizard of Oz stuff and seashells
Favorite store:  Tuesday Morning
Wants to be:  a broadway star

Fun facts about Danielle:  She was originally a $170 doll that I got at the Tuesday Morning in Eureka for only $15!!  She got her first and middle names from my two favorite performers on the British reality tv show "Over the Rainbow", where Andrew Lloyd Webber was searching for a girl to play the role of Dorothy in his new West End production of "The Wizard of Oz" next year.  Incidentally, my first favorite, Danielle, won the whole thing and will be playing Dorothy!  Bronte was eliminated in the second week.  I also named Danielle's dog, Dangerous Dave, after the dog that won the competition for a guest role as Toto!

#6:  Emily (renamed and rewigged Gotz Little Sisters Doll)

Full name:  Emily Kendra Evans (Ella's best friend)
Age:  8 years old
Favorite color:  Green
Favorite books:  The Grandma's Attic series by Arleta Richardson
Favorite movie:  "Monster's Inc." and all other Disney Pixar films
Favorite cd:  "If Ever I Return" by Connie Dover
Favorite food:  Popcorn shrimp
Favorite dessert:  Blackberries with vanilla ice cream
Favorite drink:  Pink lemonade
Favorite animal:  Tiger
Hobbies:  Hiking, beach combing, playing soccer, learning Celtic dances
Personality:  An adventurous explorer who loves the outdoors and Celtic music
Likes to collect:  Pixar toys
Favorite store:  Walmart
Wants to be:  a professional soccer player, then a kid's soccer coach

Emily was an extra Gotz Tess doll that I had.  The real Gotz Emily is extremely hard to find, because she was only made once, in December of 2003.  I really love her, though, so I thought, why not make my own Emily out of my extra Tess?  I think she turned out really cute!

#7:  Katie (Gotz Little Sisters Doll)

Full name:  Kathryn Serena Peterson (cousin of Tess, Hailey and Ella)
Age:  13 years old
Favorite color:  Magenta
Favorite books:  The Heart of India Series by Linda Chaikin
Favorite movie:  "Roman Holiday" with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck
Favorite cd:  "In the Mood" by Glenn Miller
Favorite food:  Fettuccine Alfredo
Favorite dessert:  Gelato
Favorite drink:  Lady Grey Tea
Favorite animal:  Panda Bear
Hobbies:  Watching old romantic movies, photography, travel
Personality:  A creative, methodical planner, Katie loves the thought of adventure and excitement
Likes to collect:  stuffed animals, especially teddy bears
Favorite store:  Cost Plus World Market
Wants to be:  a professional photographer and world traveler

You've already seen Katie featured in one of my earlier posts.  She is another one of my faves. 

#8:  Lucy (Gotz 16" all vinyl doll)

Full name:  Lucy Jeanne Peterson (Katie's little sister)
Age:  6 years old
Favorite color:  Pink
Favorite book:  "The Nutcracker" by Susan Jeffers
Favorite movie:  "My Little Pony: The Runaway Rainbow"
Favorite cd:  The Nutcracker Ballet by Tchaikovsky
Favorite food:  Taco Bell burrito
Favorite dessert:  Cake
Favorite drink:  Strawberry milk
Favorite animal:  Bunny
Hobbies:  Ballet dancing, playing with her toys
Personality:  A sweet chatterbox who loves to dance, imagine and play
Likes to collect:  Barbies and My Little Ponies
Favorite store:  ToysRUs
Wants to be:  a dancer

I wasn't planning on getting another doll, but Lucy was so cute and such a good price on Ebay.  I knew she would make a good little sister for one of the older dolls!  And speaking of which, here's a pic of her with her big sister, Katie:

#9:  Felicity (Pre-Mattel American Girl Doll)

Full name:  Felicity Merriman
Age: 10 years old
Favorite color:  Red
Favorite book:  "King of the Wind" by Marguerite Henry
Favorite movie:  "The Man from Snowy River"
Favorite cd:  Anything by Bach
Favorite food:  Turkey and dressing
Favorite dessert:  fresh Apple Pie
Favorite drink:  Apple Cider
Favorite animal:  Horse
Hobbies:  Horseback riding and politics
Personality:  A spunky, adventurous girl who loves horses and is very patriotic
Likes to collect:  Breyer horses
Favorite store:  her father's shop! :)
Wants to be:  a wife and a mom, and also involved in politics locally

Felicity is very special to me because she's a doll I always wanted as a girl, but my parents couldn't afford her.  I just got her around Christmas time last year.  She's my second favorite doll after Tess.

#10:  Rose (renamed, rewigged Magic Attic Doll)

Full name:  Doesn't have one! :}
Age:  12 years old
Favorite color:  Blue
Favorite book:  "Beauty" by Robin McKinley
Favorite movie:  "Beauty and the Beast" (Disney version)
Favorite cd:  "Beauty and the Beast the Broadway Musical" (original cast recording)
Favorite food:  French dip
Favorite dessert:  chocolate-dipped strawberries
Favorite drink:  Hot Chocolate
Favorite animal:  Cow 
Hobbies:  Acting and performing on stage, singing, memorizing parts
Personality:  A flamboyant performer who loves all things Beauty and the Beast
Likes to collect:  Beauty and the Beast stuff
Favorite store:  The Disney Store
Wants to be:  a music and drama teacher

Rose was another Ebay find.  She was originally going to be Tess's best friend, but her head was so much smaller than Tess's head that they looked funny next to each other.  Maggie was originally my "Rose" doll, and after some time I decided to switch the two of them.  It worked out perfectly.  In the picture above, you can see Rose surrounded by some of my own Beauty and the Beast collection. 

So there you have it!  Those are my girls.  I hope you enjoyed the post.  I'll leave you with a pic of 6 of my girls:  the 3 sisters and their best friends.

Oh, and just for fun, here are some pics of my daughters' dolls on our beach vacation a couple of years ago:

Dorcas, Jane, and Leisel enjoy their day at the beach.


curlytop said...

they're very cutee

beast'sbelle said...

Thanks, curlytop. :)

Abby Berlage said...

I really like how Emily has all her Pixar stuff, especially the little Lightning McQueen.

Hannah Prewett (beastsbelle) said...

Thanks, Abby! I had so much fun finding little Pixar toys for her. :)