Do you want to get a Wellie Wisher doll? Doesn’t everyone? As cute as a button with a earworm theme song, your little girls will be thrilled with this new line of doll friends made by American Girl. There are quite a few American Girl® stores across the USA, but for most people, they are still hours and hours away. Even though the entire catalog is available online, shipping can be high, and depending where you live, it can take over a week for a package to arrive. However, there isn’t much of a comparison (in my opinion) to opening a shipping box and picking out a “forever” friend in a store. I mean, look at these cute faces!!!
For those of you that can’t get to the AG Store…you now have lots of new options! And a few of them offer new ways to save some money as well!
First, check out your local Toys R Us stores. Nearly all of them are now carrying a limited stock of American Girl products, including the adorable (gotta have them all) Wellie Wishers™. In some stores, they have added an entire AG section, which also includes a fairly large selection of Truly Me dolls, outfits, and accessories. You can use and earn TRU rewards on these sales, but rumors are that discounts won’t apply to the Truly Me line. You can see what they offer online as well!
Another local option is your local Kohl’s store. Our Kohl’s had a large Girl of the Year Lea Clark display last fall, but this week I saw only a small section of WellieWishers™ and the new Megablox. However, I’m seeing internet postings that many Kohl’s stores do have both Logan and Tenney, along with Gabriella and larger selections of the WellieWishers™ products. Earn and use your Kohl’s cash on them, but you can’t use a coupon.
And new this week, WellieWishers™ have been spotted in the toy aisle of Target stores! Selections vary from store to store, but still, isn’t this exciting news! Barnes and Nobles stores are also known to carry American Girl items, along with Costco, that offer some amazing deals on dolls bundled with 2 outfits and books. (Last year it was Caroline, and this year it’s Samantha, along with Bitty Baby packages.)
Once you find your perfect friends, head over to my ETSY shop and find a few starter patterns to make them a unique and special homemade wardrobe of doll clothes. (Patterns are also available on Pixie Faire, Craftsy, and You Can Make This.) Even if you have never sewn before, you can easily make a Sixth Grade Skirt and a Playtime Peasant Top with just a small amount of fabric and a few supplies, like 1/4 th inch elastic and hook and loop tape. Head over to my Facebook page to share your photos or tag #ohsewkat on Instagram!
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