Saturday, April 2, 2011

Hi everyone! I'm so sorry I haven't posted in so long! Yikes! I've just been so busy. It looks like I haven't done that well at keeping up with my comments either. I really do appreciate them, though! I love reading all of the kind comments you all leave on my blog. I am going to try my best to reply to them from now on. Camilla and I have still been reading all of your wonderful blogs when we have the time.

Ok, well, I do have some exciting news! Since my last post, five new dolls have come to live here! Their names are Kit, Ruthie, Josefina, Addy, and Elliana, who looks a lot like Josefina. Ruthie came here about a week before Christmas and Kit came shortly after. They soon became best friends and love to do everything together. Ruthie is very fashionable and loves her beautiful curly hair. She was, however, quite upset when she first came to live here over the fact that her hair was very messy. She didn't want to meet any of us other dolls until it was fixed up. Thankfully, Alisha solved that problem by using some foam curlers in her hair to make her hair curly again. Ruthie had to wear the curlers for about a week! There is no way I could stand to have my hair in curlers that long! She absolutely refused to meet any of us until the curlers were taken out. That same week that Ruthie was fussing over her hair, we heard that Kit was traveling from the west coast of the United States to where we live in Florida, and we were not-so-patiently waiting for her arrival. The morning that she was supposed to arrive here, Ruthie finally came into our room to meet all of us. She actually ended up being very nice. I guess having her hair fixed really put her in a pleasant mood! She offered to help us get our home cleaned up and ready for Kit's arrival and in a couple of hours we had everything put in its place and we had a special surprise waiting for Kit. A few minutes later we heard the Postal person leave a package on our porch and rushed to bring it inside. Hurriedly, we opened the box and Ruthie and I helped Kit get out of it.

"Hello!" Kit said in a friendly way. "Thanks for getting me out of that box. I was way to cramped in there and it was getting hard to breathe!"

I was the first to introduce myself to Kit, and the rest of the girls soon followed.

"It's nice to meet all of you", Kit said after we had all introduced ourselves. "If I had a typewriter, I would write a newspaper about my trip and about meeting all of you. I love to write and I hope to be a news reporter someday. But unfortunately, I had to leave my typewriter behind because I didn't have any room to pack it while I was traveling."

"I'm sorry you couldn't bring your typewriter with you, Kit," I said. "We do have a special surprise for you that might cheer you up, though. If you close your eyes we'll lead you to it."

"Okay!" Kit said excitedly. "I like surprises!"

Kit closed her eyes and Ruthie and I each took one of her arms and led her to where Camilla was standing next to something that was big and covered with a sheet. We nodded to Camilla and she pulled the sheet off.

"Okay, Kit. You can open your eyes now!" I said.

Kit opened her eyes and her face lit up when she saw what the surprise was.

"A roll top desk and a new typewriter! It's even better than the one I had! I can't wait to write news stories at this desk!" Kit said with a huge grin. "Thank you all so much! But how did you know that this is what I would like?"

"Alisha told us that you liked to write and that you even had had a couple of your news articles published in a real newspaper," I told Kit. "But she told us that you couln't bring anything with you when you moved here so we thought we would get you a new typewriter and desk so you could continue writing."

"Well I'm really glad you did!" said Kit. "Do you mind if I start using it right now?"

"Not at all," I said.

Do you mind if I help you write your newspaper, Kit?" Ruthie asked. "I would love to write about how I moved here, too."

"Sure, Ruthie!" said Kit. "I would love to have someone to help me write my newspapers."

Kit is now always looking for something around here to write about and, with Ruthie's help, writes up a newspaper for us to read almost every day. We were all happy to have new dolls living here when about a month later, three new dolls came to live here! First came Josefina and then a few days later Addy and Elliana came. All three of them came from the same thrift store that I came from.We made sure that all three of them felt very welcome here. Of course Kit had to write a newspaer about the new dolls that came to live after she did.

Here is a picture of Kit and Ruthie.

Here is a picture of Josefina.

I still need to take some photos of Addy and Elliana. I will post some as soon as I can get some. I still have some other things I need to post about, but this all for today. I will catch you all up on the other things I've been up to real soon! If you want to, you can comment on what you have all been up to lately. I love reading your comments! :)


An American Girl

Monday, November 29, 2010


Hi everyone! I just wanted to show you all some calendars Alisha found a few weeks ago that are the perfect size for us dolls. They are sold at the Sanrio (Hello Kitty) store. Alisha bought three of them. She got a Chococat calendar for me (I love Chococat!), a Hello Kitty calendar for Camilla (Hello Kitty is her favorite), and a My Melody desk calendar for all of us dolls to share. I'm now just waiting until January so I can hang mine up! Here are some pictures of them.

My Chococat Calendar!

The inside.

The inside of Camilla's calendar.

What do you think of them? I think they are really cute and I'm glad that they are the perfect size for us!

An American Girl


Wow! I can't believe it's been a week since my last post! I hope you all have had a great Thanksgiving! My doll sisters and I had a nice turkey dinner on Thanksgiving. Elsie cooked the turkey we ate and Camilla and I made some pies to eat for dessert. I made an apple pie and Camilla made a pumpkin pie. Kathleen also made one of her delicious blueberry pies. Yum! It was hard to choose which pie I wanted to eat, so I had a small slice of each. I was very full by the time dinner was over!
On Friday, Camilla and I went out to do some black Friday shopping. We woke up very early and we went shopping at Michael's and Joann Fabrics and bought three pairs of new shoes and some pretty fabric to make some new clothes. I can't wait to show you our new shoes! Camilla is wearing one pair of them right now. I'm still thinking about what kind of clothes I'm going to make out of the fabric. Do any of you have some suggestions about what I should make?
How were your Thanksgivings? Did you do any black Friday shopping?
An American Girl

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Felicity Sticker Prize

Guess what! Just over a week ago an envelope came in the mail for Alisha. She was so excited about receiving it! I got to look at the envelope before Alisha opened it, and it even had pretty flower stickers on the outside. I love flowers! Anyway, inside the envelope was an American Girl Felicity sticker! Alisha was one of two winners to win it from Susan at American Girl and God. I love the sticker! Felicity looks very pretty! Here are a couple of pictures of it.

Alisha and all of us dolls just want to say thank you to Susan for our prize! Alisha will probably use it on a scrapbook page, since she loves to scrapbook. :)

You can check out Susan's wonderful doll blog by clicking here.

An American Girl

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Little Red Riding Hood

Hi everyone! Here are some pictures of me as Little Red Riding Hood for the fairy tale theme in the first round of AGC. Alisha took over 40 pictures! These are just a few from our photo shoot. The outfit I'm wearing is the one I told you Alisha was working on for me. She made the skirt using a doll sewing pattern (I'll post more on that later) and she made the hooded cape for me using a design she came up with herself.

The picture I chose for the contest.

Me posing in my costume.

My Build-A-Bear friend, Jack Wolf, pretended to be the wolf from the story for me.
I hope you all enjoyed my photos! I made it to the second round of AGC, so stayed tuned to my blog to see more pictures of me for the next round! I can't wait to find out what the theme is!
By the way, Camilla will be posting soon, but she's a little bit shy and isn't sure what to write on a blog. She is going to give it a try, though!

An American Girl

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

So Excited!

Hi everyone! I'm so excited! Alisha is making me a new costume to wear for the first round of AGC Season 5! She was sewing it together all night yesterday, and it's almost finished! I can't tell you what I'm going to be yet, but the theme for this round is "fairy-tale" which means that I'll be a fairy tale character. I can't wait to show you all some pictures. I will post some on the 17th or 18th, so if you would like to see them, please come back then!

Have a wonderful day!

An American Girl

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Hi everyone! My name is Jess, and this is my new blog! I'll be writing this blog with the help of my owner, Alisha. Since my fingers are to small to type on the keyboard, she will be typing for me.
I suppose I should start this blog by telling you all how I came to live in Alisha's home. Well, her dad found me one day at a thrift store about a month ago. That day at the thrift store was a very scary day for me! I was quite upset that my other owner had donated me to a thrift store. Once there, I was put in a plastic bag that I could barely breathe in, and then I was placed in a cart with a lot of other toys to be put out for sale. I was really nervous thinking about who would become my new owner. Would it be a girl who would play with me? Or maybe a collector who would display me on a shelf?
My thoughts were stopped short as the cart started to roll. A woman rolled the cart to the toy aisle of the store and started to put away some of the other toys. A man saw me in the cart and picked me up. It was Alisha's dad! He knew I was an American Girl doll right away as he and Alisha had been buying American Girl dolls like me from thrift stores for many years.
Alisha's dad payed for me and brought me to my new home. He wasn't sure which doll I was, but Alisha new right away. She knew that I was an American Girl Jess doll, Girl of the Year 2006. She inspected me to see what condition I was in and to see what needed to be done to me to fix me up. My arms and legs were a little bit dirty, so she gave me a bath. After my bath, she got out her doll brush and started to brush my hair, as it was somewhat of a mess from me being moved around a lot that day. It was then that she noticed that part of my hair was cut. My other owner had cut the front pieces of my hair really short around my face. I really dislike having part of my hair that short. I'm not sure why other owner cut it like that. The good thing, though, is that Alisha was very careful with my hair and she styled my hair to where it looks like a layered haircut. I was so happy that she could do that for me!
After I was cleaned up I had to get dressed. All I had come dressed in when I came from the thrift store was my "meet outfit" skirt and a pair of underwear. Alisha put away my skirt and got out a pair of jeans and a pretty teal shirt with sequins on it. That is now my favorite shirt to wear! I put those clothes on along with a pair of socks and black, Converse style shoes, and got ready to meet my new doll sisters.
I wasn't sure if the other dolls would like me at first, but they all were really nice. I was suprised to find out that the other dolls were from several different companies. I had only met other American Girl dolls before. Some were A Life of Faith dolls, some were American Girl dolls, a couple were Magic Attic Club dolls, one was a Karito Kids doll, one was a My Twinn doll, and there was also a Disney girl doll. I was really nervous about meeting them all, but a nice American Girl doll with blond hair walked up to me and said hi. She inroduced herself as Camilla. She explained to me that almost all the other dolls here except for the A Life of Faith dolls were thrift store dolls. They all had once been owned by other girls, but they were no longer loved and were given away. Camilla herself had just come to live here a few months ago. I felt sad that most of the other dolls had gone through the same experience as I had and had no longer been wanted by their previous owners. But then I felt happy that we all had gotten a new owner that loves us all and takes care of us. I was also very happy that I had made a new friend, Camilla.
Although I am friends with all the dolls, my best friend is Camilla. We like to do everything together, even though we have different personalities. She will be posting on my blog occasionally as well.
I thought I would share a few other facts about me.
My favorite color is blue.
I have a dog named tatlo.
My favorite food is pizza.
I am part Asian.
I love to read other doll blogs!
I love to play with my mini AG doll, Julie.

I am going to end my first post with some pictures Alisha took of me this past week. She needed to take a headshot photo of me to be put up on the American Girl contest website ( ), so she took me outside to have a photoshoot. Here are some pictures I hope you all enjoy looking at!

The headshot photo she chose.

I hope you all enjoyed reading my first post! Please leave a comment and let me know what you thought of it. I will post again soon!
I hope you all have a wonderful week!
~ Jess~
An American Girl