Last week I was excited to see American Girl running some Daily Deals in the run-up to their new releases. The first one for me was a must have! I’ve wanted one of their fold-out beds for a while, but the price was always a bit more than I felt like paying, plus until this recent release, they weren’t made the way I remember the real ones. However, when I saw this normally $48 item on sale for $24 and free shipping, I couldn’t get it ordered fast enough. I always wanted a chair like this for myself when I was younger, but never got one. I’ll just have to live vicariously through my dolls!
The afghan is adorable, very well crafted. A nice size too, what you would expect for a throw. The pillow was a big surprise, the photos on the AG website make it look kind of thin, but it’s far from that. This is a substantial pillow, a nice plus to this set. It’s so thick though that it’s not very practical for sleeping on, more just a decoration. The bed with the pillow and throw make for a really nice, finished look to any doll room.
The bed–totally worth it! Way better crafted than the similar My Life As sofa bed I reviewed not long ago. It’s made just like the full sized ones I longed for all those years ago. The one thing that did surprise me is that there is no Velcro holding it closed, whoever designed this did a terrific job in getting the perfect balance on the sections so it doesn’t come undone on it’s own. Of course, you don’t have the dolls plopping themselves on it like you would with humans!
Overall I’m very pleased with this purchase. I hope AG sticks with this style as it’s much more accurate in design and since it can be a chair or a bed, much more versatile. I’m eyeing it up, trying to figure out how I could make a sofa sized one, hmmm… In the meantime, I need to figure out who gets to have this in their room! (I’m thinking Alya and Shivan although several of the girls have tried to claim it!)
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