Hello guys! We've got a new theme for our blog! The background image was found on Google images, and I really like it! I love the clean white and pink too :). We are also working on a new header, with pictures of all the dolls. What do you guys think?
Hello everybody, sorry we haven' t posted in so long. I have good news and bad news. Unfortunately, I don't think we will be able to post again in a while. I have a couple posts lined up but after that I'm not sure how long we will be gone. Hopefully it will all get fixed by the end of Thanksgiving break. But let me explain. My room (where my dolls live), my bathroom, and our den have been infested with carpet beetle larvae, which are little bugs that like to eat carpet, as the name implies. We are leaving mothballs all through my room and spraying all the edges. Its been about two, three weeks since we first found them, and we have been trying to get rid of them since. So we still need to wait for the chemicals a little longer and then I have to air EVERYTHING out and sort through it all.
But, onto happier topics. I have been planning to move my dolls into a different space for a while, and this created the perfect opportunity. I'm going to move them to our basement, and hopefully get an actual dollhouse up. We found a really cool shelf for $10 at Goodwill that I will take pictures of and make a post about my converting it to a dollhouse. So, as soon as the bugs are fixed, my dolls are picking up sticks and moving to the basement. I'm really excited, because that means I have more room to grow and make new things for them.
So, that's pretty much it. I'm also planning to make a new theme for the blog, but still finish working on that. I've been really busy with school and life and have had no time to do anything. But, hopefully soon we will all get back to normal and more doll posts will be headed your way :)
Hello everybody! Today we have a tag post for all of you, the GOTY 2017 tag. Kara at Doll World tagged us a while back, thank you so much, Kara!
Thank the person who nominated you
Answer the 10-15 questions given
Make 10 questions for the nominees to answer
Nominate 2-5 people
Okay, here we go! 1. What is your GOTY's name? (nickname?)
Anna Claire Kelly 2. What does she look like?
She has curly brown hair, much like Rebecca's, down to her backside, lots and lots of freckles, Marie-Grace face mold, and brown eyes.
This photo was my inspiration for her (photo from Lissie and Lily, watermark shows original owner) 3. Age?
10 4. Personality?
Anna is pretty quiet, but she loves to help out wherever she can. She is really good at history and math, but not so much at science. She often asks her brother, James, for help with her science homework, and he makes up fun sayings to help her remember things for tests. Her favorite animals are cows! 5. Where does she live?
On a dairy farm in western Pennsylvania. 6. What does she enjoy doing?
Driving the tractor around, sewing and crafting new things, like furniture and clothes and blankets, and making friends with the cows :). 7. Friends and siblings?
She has three siblings, a 17 year old brother, James, and 4 year old twins, Sam and Sophie.
Her best friends forever are Nathan, who lives on the farm up the road, and Liv (Olivia), who lives in a townhouse closer to the city. 8. Pets?
She has three kittens that she found abandoned on the side of the road when she came home from school one day, who she named Mopsy, Topsy, and Flopsy. She is also really close with Button and Bullet the cows. Button is a calf that no one thought would survive when its mother gave birth to it, but Anna helped nurse him back to health, and Bullet is his healthier brother (named because he likes to run around a lot). 9. Describe her meet outfit.
Anna would come in dark wash jean shortalls, with a 3/4 length sleeve shirt with a pink, green, white, and yellow flower pattern. She has a big pastel yellow bow pulling back a curl from her face. She would also have a silver necklace with a small heart charm. Her shoes would be white converse-style sneakers, with light blue socks. 10. Other outfits?
Pajamas: Long sleeve baseball style tee shirt with a cute little cow on the front and black sleeves, and pink capris with a cute happy cow pattern matching her shirt all over. Simple black slip-on slippers.
School Outfit: A red, blue, and white flannel, black bow, black spaghetti strap top, white leggings, and red flats
Farm Outfit: Light wash distressed jeans, dark green hi top sneakers, white t-shirt with an abstract tree drawing on it, red bandanna kerchief
Fancy Outfit: White eyelet dress with a wrap top, white ballet ankle wrap sandals, two gold bow clips, gold bracelet
Crafting Outfit: Sunflower clip, lightweight white vest, coral tulle skirt, coral & white mandala-patterned button up shirt, light brown boots (inspired by an outfit from Clarisse's Closet)
11. What else is in her collection?
Accessories: Mint green backpack, leather cord bracelet, picture of Button and Bullet, agricultural magazine, white water bottle, tablet
Kittens: Her three kittens, a cat tower, some cat toys, and a food and water bowl with mat.
Bedtime Accessories: Cute stuffed cow, white sweater knit blanket, hot water bottle, book, pink throw pillow, flower-patterned regular pillow, pink alarm clock, yellow lamp
Cows: Button & Bullet the calves, two lead ropes, a feed trough and feed sack.
Crafting Set: Scissors, mini sewing kit, fabric, hot glue gun, hammer, nails, wood pieces, paint can, paint brushes, tool box and craft bag, and colorful chair
Farm Boots: Flower-patterned rubber boots with pink accents 12. Anything else you would like to share?
Nope, I think I got everything!
Whew, that was a lot! We hope to someday actually create this doll, and all of her outfits and collection :).
Questions for the Nominees:
1. What is your GOTY's name and nickname?
2. How old is she?
3. What does she like to do for fun?
4. Where does she live?
5. What is her personality like?
6. Friends, siblings, pets?
7. What is her meet outfit?
8. What other outfits are in her collection?
9. What else is in her collection?
10. Has she got any best friend dolls? (Like Gwen and Sonali to Chrissa)
11. What kind of things would she do in her story?
12. Anything else?
Have fun! Can't wait to see what girl of the years you guys create!
I've been thinking lately, and I'm not going to post the rest of the back to school posts, I'm really just not feeling it as much. Is that okay with you all? I can post them if you guys want.
Once upon a time, there lived an unhappy young girl named Cinderella in a kingdom far, far away.
She lived in a house with her two vain stepsisters, and her cruel stepmother. Cinderella was a beautiful young woman, even in all the dirt and rags, and her stepsisters were clumsy and ugly, and they envied her natural beauty everyday.
Cinderella's mother had died when she was very young, and her father had remarried another woman. Soon after, he died as well, and Cinderella was left to submit to her stepfamily's every whim.
You see, Cinderella was not an equal in their household. She was only a maid to her sisters and stepmother, while they lived in the finest comforts.
One day, a letter arrived from the palace itself. The stepmother excitedly opened the envelope, while the stepsisters watch over her shoulder. "The palace is hosting a ball, in honor of the young prince's birthday. All the young maidens in the kingdom are invited," the stepmother read, "Girls! We must get you new dresses! You are going to meet the prince!"
Cinderella smiled at the thought of the ball. "Stepmother, will I get a new dress too?" she asked.
Her stepmother turned to look at the girl. "Cinderella, don't be silly. You are not going to the ball. Imagine if the prince saw that we brought a raggedy little serving girl with us. He'd be mortified! Now, you need to draw the girls a hot bath. They must be absolutelyperfect for the ball."
Cinderella sighed and headed away to do her chores. As she left, she overheard the stepsisters start to argue over their dresses.
Soon, the day of the ball was upon them. Cinderella was doing chores, like usual, while her stepsisters prepared for the celebration. She listened when the carriage arrived, and her stepmother ushered the girls out.
As soon as they were gone, Cinderella sank to the floor and began to cry.
But suddenly, a light flashed, and a figure inside of it.
A beautiful lady had appeared, and she was dressed in a beautiful gown. The most peculiar thing though, was that she held a magical wand in her hand.
Cinderella gasped. "Who are you? Where did you come from?"
"Hello, my dear! I'm your fairy godmother. I'm here to help you go to the ball!"
"Wow! But, how can you do that?" Cinderella said, astonished.
"Well, let's start with your clothes. You need something nicer then that for a palace ball, dear."
"Bippity boppity boo!" The fairy godmother said, waving her wand at Cinderella.
Another flash of light, with Cinderella at the center.
"Perfect!" The godmother said, as the light faded, "that dress is amazing on you."
"Oh my goodness, thank you! It's beautiful!" Cinderella twirled in her dress.
"Alright, now we really must get going. We need a carriage, and this pumpkin will do nicely."
The fairy godmother waved her wand again, and said, "Bippity boppity boo!" Suddenly the pumpkin disappeared and in its place was a beautiful carriage.
"Now off you go!" the godmother said, happily waving Cinderella towards the carriage.
"Oh, thank you fairy godmother!" Cinderella exclaimed, hugging her tightly.
"Have fun, dear! And don't forgot, the magic will fade away at the last stroke of midnight!" The fairy godmother warned. Cinderella nodded, and climbed into her carriage.
After a little ways the carriage started to roll up to the grand palace, decorated for the celebration. Cinderella marveled at the elegance from her seat in the carriage.
As Cinderella ascended the steps to the palace, she looked up at the towering doors at the entrance to the castle.
Inside the palace, the prince was halfheartedly dancing with one of the stepsisters, while a line of girls excitedly waited to dance with the prince.
Cinderella took a deep breath and walked into the ballroom, and everyone stopped to look up at her. The prince immediately was starstruck, and quickly abandoned his previous partner.
He walked up to Cinderella, and bowed to her. "May I have this dance, madame?" he asked.
"Gladly, your Majesty." she responded, equally as starstruck.
The two danced the night away, neither having eyes for anyone else at the ball.
Suddenly, the clock started to chime. "Oh no!" Cinderella cried, "It's midnight!" She quickly ran out of the ballroom, leaving the prince confused and chasing after her. "Wait! Where are you going?" he yelled.
Cinderella ignored the prince and kept running. However, as she ran, one of her shoes came loose and fell off. She did not have time to turn back, and continued to run the whole way home, as her beautiful outfit turned into her original rags.
When Cinderella arrived home, she collapsed onto the floor, exhausted. She held her one remaining shoe and smiled with the memory of the wonderful night. She hid the shoe in the cinders of the fire and climbed into her little bed.
The next morning, Cinderella was cleaning the parlor when her stepmother strode into the room, followed by her squealing stepsisters. "'.....and so the prince will be visiting each house in the kingdom to try the slipper on all maidens.' Girls, girls! You must fit into that slipper!" the stepmother said. Cinderella looked up and quietly asked, "All maidens? Will I get to try on the slipper?" Her stepsisters laughed and her stepmother scoffed at her. "Of course not! You will stay in the kitchen. I will not embarrass the prince with your presence!"
Soon there was a knock at their door. The stepmother took a deep breath and opened the door, "Welcome, your Majesty!" Cinderella peeked out from the kitchen to watch as the prince came in, wishing she could be back in that ballroom, dancing her heart out. The prince politely said, "Hello madam. We do not wish to bother you, but we need to try this slipper on any young maidens in your house. "
"Yes, of course. My daughters will try the shoe on." She nudged one of the stepsisters forward, and she stepped forward, and sat down onto the chair. The prince knelt down and tried to slip the shoe onto her foot, but it would not fit. "I'm sorry, it does not fit. Next, please."
Next, the other stepsister sat down, and they tried to fit the shoe onto her foot. Again, it would not fit. So, the prince removed the slipper from the second stepsister's foot, and stepped back. "Are there any more girls in this house, madam?" Cinderella listened with a sinking heart as her stepmother said "No, there aren't. Thank you, your Majesty." She moved over to the window and started to sing, because she was trying to distract herself. However, what she didn't know was that the window was open, and the prince below heard every word of her song.
The prince came back into the house, and he strode over to the kitchen, and opened the door. Cinderella's head shot up and she gasped. The stepmother quickly stepped in front of her, but the prince insisted that she try on the slipper. The stepmother said to the girl, "I forbid you from trying on that shoe!" But Cinderella was tired of taking her stepmother's orders, and quietly said, "I would like to try on the slipper, please, your Majesty."
The prince smiled and knelt down to slide the slipper onto Cinderella's foot. The shoe fit on her foot perfectly, and the stepmother was astonished.
The prince gave Cinderella his hand to help her up, and said to her, "My lady, if you would accompany me to the palace?"
Cinderella stood up and walked out with the prince, as her stepsisters looked on in amazement, and her stepmother tried to forbid Cinderella from leaving. But Cinderella ignored her, as she had her happy ending ahead of her.
Cinderella and the prince left for the palace, and a little late got married and lived happily ever after.
The end! Wow, that was a really long post! Hope you guys enjoyed the minis' retelling of Cinderella, we had a lot of fun making it. They might do Rapunzel next :)
Hello world! Today's back to school feature is on Maddie, who is very excited to show you her things.
Let's start with her hair and outfit.
You can't really see the clip in photos because it blends in with her hair, but I just pulled Maddie's hair back with a simple little clip to get it out of her face.
Maddie would like it said that it took her forever to put together this outfit, and she is very happy with the result :). The shirt is from Sophia's, I ordered the outfit off Amazon. I love this shirt, it is such a cute piece! And her leggings are from American Girl, the retired Saige's sweater outfit.
Her socks and boots are from Our Generation's Mad about Plaid outfit.
I bought Maddie's pink backpack from Ebay, and it isn't the best quality, the backpack in general is uneven, but the seams are okay.
Okay, let's take a look inside of her backpack.
The first thing she has in her bag is a cute little Secret Life of Pets folder from American Girl Ideas.
Inside the folder there is some spare paper and a math worksheet.
Maddie is bringing her laptop to school, in case she needs it for notes or email.
She also has her favorite pink pencil with her.
Of course she can't forget her phone! Maddie has a rose gold iPhone that I printed from American Girl Ideas.
She also has her iPad and its case, the iPad printed from the same place as her phone, and the folder from an old AG JLY set.
And that's all of it! Maddie is totally ready to show off her cute outfit on the first day!
Hope you enjoyed this post, Milly's post will be up sometime next week.