Sunday, January 13, 2019

End of an Era @PixieFaire #18inchDolls #DollClothes #Sewing #Crafting

Recently received a newsletter from Pixie Faire (the doll patterns and craft materials marketplace) stating that the site is doing away with both the Mod Doll Monday Giveaway (where a doll + outfit was given away weekly) and the Freebie Friday Pattern (where a free pattern from a featured designer was given away). And I hadn't won my American Girl® Doll yet. Sad.

In all seriousness, both were great promotions, but I understand this is a business decision. The site has to make money to stay in business and giving away "tons of stuff" on a regular basis without recouping at least an equal share is never a good strategy. This doesn't mean that Pixie Faire will never do any giveaways again, merely that the regular weekly giveaways are being discontinued (and replaced with BOGOs, etc.) so that the site can generate more income. I get it.

Still, it's a big change. I looked forward to these promotions each week (though I never won Mod Doll Monday) and it likely means I won't visit the site every Tuesday and Friday like clockwork. I will still patronize the business, but the promotions meant I was guaranteed to visit the site several times a week. Hope the change means more business for them, instead of less.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Today's @American_Girl GOTY 2019 Blaire Wilson In-Store Debut Event #Atlanta #AGRewards What's the Event Gift? #Spoiler

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American Girl GOTY 2019 Blaire Wilson
My doll collecting sister took the girls to today's in-store debut for the new American Girl® GOTY 2019 Blaire Wilson Doll at the American Girl® Store Atlanta (Alpharetta). Blaire is a chef-in-training --- you can read more of the character's backstory here --- and uses her culinary creativity to help out around her family's farm. Being a farmgirl myself, I like quite few of this character's things even though (as one Twitter hater put it) "she's just a White girl who likes to cook." I also like to cook. I guess you could say I can relate to the character.
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American Girl GOTY 2019 Blaire Wilson (Kitchen)
I didn't tag along this year as I was working, but my sister sent pictures. The event gift for kid attendees was a doll's apron pictured below.
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American Girl GOTY 2019 Blaire Wilson In-Store Event Gift (Doll's Apron)

Another Listia Score: Cute Sunglasses + Pink Shoes #18inchDolls #Freebie

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Cute Pink Sunglasses for 18" Doll
Browsing Listia randomly this evening and discovered an interesting auction for a pair of (odd bulbous) pink shoes and an adorable pair of sunglasses appropriately sized "for your 18" Doll." The shoes, I'll need to see on a doll as I know doll shoes can look strange due to the need to fit on unyielding hard plastic feet, but the sunglasses caught my eye. 

The listing had a Get It Now price of 42.50 INK which is roughly $0.28 at current market values and this price included free shipping. How could I resist? Needless to say, the item/s should be here soon.
Odd Pink Shoes for 18" Doll