Over a year ago we packed up our car and drove to New York City with the kids for a family holiday. Three of us had never been to New York before (my husband had been) and we were very excited. It was a month or so before my daughter's birthday so my husband and I decided to surprise her with a trip to American Girl; we made reservations at the Cafe for dinner and then while we were their bought her her first American Girl doll. She carried that doll around New York for 4 days with pride and excitement.
Well after we returned home from our holidays, she asked if she could get her own ears pierced. This was something we had held off doing until she could make the decision on her own and was mature enough to care for it. After much discussion and 30 minutes of crying/screaming at the salon, she got it done. I will add, after the women did both ears at the same time she said "That didn't hurt at all." I am glad my husband video taped some of her pre-ear piercing fun. Now this meant her American Girl no longer looked exactly like her.
Ever since she has been hoping we could go to an American Girl store to have Emily's ear's pierced. We have not made it to one and I refuse to mail the doll away. So, we decided to try to do it ourselves. I thought "Come on, how hard could it be?" Boy does my husband hate when I say those words. But this time it wasn't difficult.
We pulled together the tools we thought would be necessary.
- Thick sewing needle
- Old pair of earrings
Identify where you want the earrings to be situated on the dolls ears. You will just be putting the earring into the ear and no back will be used. The earring post just goes into the dolls head.
Place the doll on a hard flat surface and using a hammer, gently tap the thick sewing needle to make the hole.
If necessary, use pliers to pull the needle out of the ear.
What have you been up to on your spend free months? Anyone else feel like they are not able to move as a result of their dumb New Year's resolution to get back in shape?
I hope to have more $0 ideas soon.