The doll is by Groovy Girls. Her name is Fairybelles Melissa Ballernina.
She is sold at Manhattan Toy.
The boy... well he is not the ballerina in our family...
Though this picture might lead you to believe otherwise. ;)
THIS is the ballerina in our family (she's in the picture above too but you can't see her face). :) In this photo she is sitting in front of her brother, mom and dad,. They are about to go cheer her on at a live dance performance.
So why was my non-ballerina son holding the doll for my niece who is a ballerina? He was just being a good sport because we don't want the lovely little miss to see it before Christmas. I did, however, want to blog about it so you can see how absolutely adorable that it is...truly I love this doll! See the little butterfly wings on the back? Those are detachable (Velcro). I thihk they add to the charm.
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She has sweet ballerina slippers on too (not detachable) that make her the perfect gift for my little niece.
This doll is soft to the touch, and the embroidery on her face is outstanding. Her hair is of the nicest quality of thick yellow yarn, and the little butterfly bow in her hair makes me smile. You can see in the photo above that her beautiful satiny dress is embellished on the front with sparkly decorative detail. Perhaps Fairybells Melissa Ballerina is getting ready for a dance recital too. :)
I know this is going to be the perfect present for my niece, and I am not at all embarrassed to note that I am thrilled in knowing that I'm just days away from getting big time auntie brownie points when my little niece opens this gift up on Chrismas morning. Oh yes, I do love Auntie Brownie Points. :)
Winner of a Tillywig Toy Award! Groovy Girls, a brand long known for embodying self-identity and individualism, now has a special edition ballerina doll. Fairybelles Melissa is one of two new ballerina dolls with lovely yarn hair and expressively embroidered facial features. Her cheerful countenance and detailed, carefully styled attire inspires young girls to engage in nurturing and imaginative play. Melissa's golden hair is styled up in a bun, with a gold, metallic headband. Melissa comes dressed in blue, with gold embroidery. Her gossamer wings, and ballet outfit, have Velcro-like closures for easy removal. Winner of Tillywig Toy Awards - Top Fun.
This is only one of a LOT of great gift ideas you'll find over at Manhattan Toy! You can learn more about them by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter. One lucky winner is going to get a $25 Manhattan Toy gift card! The prize will be in the form of an e-card. Recipient will need to order by Dec. 12 to get prize in time for Christmas. US entrants only.