Today my name is…

Remember a month ago when I had all sorts of trouble with the American Girl website?  And for some reason after I’d finally gotten my order placed, my name suddenly changed and I was Shannon?  Well, today I was in just poking around, not even signed in and suddenly I noticed my name was:

What the?!?!?!?! Come on guys, if you are insisting that my name isn’t supposed to be Flo, can I at least pick something I like?! I liked Shannon better. I’m not a Janice. Janice is a girl I went to school with that had sparkling blue eyes and dark curly hair who sunburned easily. Not me.

I won’t tell you the rude comment my husband made about American Girl when I mentioned this, it’s not suitable for publishing. Oy vey!

The Dangerous Clothing List

Due to the bad experience that Xyra from Tea Time With Melody Q recently had with a Madame Alexander swimsuit, I’ve received a list from Jen over at The Dolls Between Us of clothing items from American Girl that have caused problems. (Thank you Jen!) This prompted me to start a permanent page on my blog that can be added to as needed.

If you have an item that you don’t see already on the list, please leave information in the comments section so that item can be added.  It DOES NOT have to be an AG item, I’d like for this to be a comprehensive list for all manufacturers.  This is only for items that can cause damage to a doll, not fit or sizing issues.

Let’s keep our dolls safe from unnecessary stains!  If in doubt, check it out!

Madame Alexander clothing sets, a word of caution!!!!!

I’ve seen a lot of posts recently about the Madame Alexander clothing sets that turned up at many Tuesday Morning locations over the past few weeks.  I have to admit that I looked at these myself, but I passed as the quality didn’t look as good as previous Madame Alexander items.  Well, I’m sure glad I did!!  Xyra over at Tea Time For Melody Q had a not so great experience with one of the outfits she purchased.  You can read about it here.

This is a good time just to remind everyone, that when it comes to doll clothing, not all products are created equal!  Some doll manufacturers use cheap fabrics that are not color fast and will come off on your dolls!  This is especially an issue with bright colors and in particular red, navy, black and purple.   I’m not saying to avoid buying completely from other lines or individuals, but just know that there is always that possibility.  American Girl has always guaranteed colorfast products in their line, and I’ve left many an outfit on a doll for an extended period of time and not had an issue, but as we can see from Xyra’s experience, it can happen VERY quickly!