As it happens every year, January 1st just can’t get here fast enough whether you are American Girl or one of their die-hard fans! We have been trying to guess what the American Girl of the Year 2015 would look like or her story would be since early last year. There have been rumours, leaks, speculation, opinion and plenty of anticipation.

Amazon added the photo of her mini doll and the covers of her books today, too:

American Girl Grace Cover   American Girl Grace Cover

American Girl posted a video hint on their Facebook timeline today and posted a photo of Grace’s charm bracelet on the @americangirlbrand Instagram account.  They have even posted the beginnings of Grace’s page on the American Girl site – complete with an online journal entry and some sketches.

We are starting to make room in the My Girl’s Doll House for Grace to have room of her own. I don’t expect I will be buying any of her larger pieces from her collection because we already have the perfect bakery set – the shoppes from The Queen Treasures – and have tons of baking accessories from Our Generation, The Queen’s Treasures and My Doll’s Life.  Natalie is busy making some pastries for the shop with Sculpey and I found my signs that I made from one of the Camp Doll Diaries activities a few summers ago.

American Girl of the Year Parisian Cafe craft inspiration

Feel free to use the printables and ideas in our Afternoon in Paris post, get some fashion inspiration from this French inspired fashion post we did a while back, or start making goodies for your bakery or bakery cart using one of my favorite tutorials from Karen.

Have you started to prepare for Grace? Do you plan on getting her? Are you going to her debut? (We are going to the Washington DC (Tyson’s) store on January 1st for her debut – we will take plenty of photos, too.) What are you most looking forward to seeing for yourself?