Winner of Who Looks Best #5 – Soda Pop Shop Queen!

Hiiiii!

A month ago, some of you voted on  which of my dolls looked better in an outfit: Julia or Addy.  Now, the results are in!

Let’s take another look at the contestants.

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                                   Addy                                                                          Julia

And the winner is…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Addy!

That’s right, Addy won by a smidgen with 5 votes, and Julia was right behind her with 4 votes.

Thanks for playing!

❤ , IrishAG

P.S. If you want to do the hairstyle our soda pop shop contestants display, click here:  http://www.instructables.com/id/Fast-Easy-Non-Braiding-Princess-Crown-Updo/

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Princess Hair Photoshoot + Tutorial

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A little while back, I made an instructable on how to do a princess twist hairstyle.  You can view it here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Fast-Easy-Non-Braiding-Princess-Crown-Updo/

But I had a bunch of extra photos from it, and I thought I’d post them here!  🙂

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I’ve been thinking if maybe I should start having smaller photo shoots, like ones about this size.  Maybe I’d be more selective, only picking the best photos to post.  What do you think?

❤ , IrishAG

Who Looks Best #5 – Soda Pop Shop Queen! (Closed)

Welcome to another Who Looks Best!   This is a special one, for you will be voting on which doll, Julia or Addy, will be the Soda Pop Shop Queen!  All you have to do is comment down below which doll wears the outfit best.  The deadline is Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

What is she wearing?

– Shirt from Coconut Cutie set

-Skirt handmade by me

-Shoes from old My AG meet outfit

The contestants!

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                                  Julia                                    or                                         Addy?

❤ , IrishAG

‘The Real Z’ Book Review

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I just finished reading “The Real Z” by Jen Calonita.  I know Z came out a while back this year, but I just kind of brushed her off, thinking she was just a reused, uncreative doll.  While her doll looks just like Truly 64, except with a different part and a mole, her story surprised me.  In a good way!  I really enjoyed it!

The story is about Suzanne “Z” Yang, a stopmotion filmmaker in Seattle, Washington.  When she gets a chance to enter a film contest, she is super excited!  But then she finds out that it’s very different from anything she’s ever done before, and she feels pressured and a little discouraged when her friends don’t like her first try.  Will she be able to express ‘the real Z’?  Can she save her Camera Club, buying a new camera with prize money?  Will she maintain good relationships with her family and friends?

Read the book and find out!

Now for some spoilers.  *evil grin*  Don’t read anymore if you want to be surprised with the book.

What I liked in ‘The Real Z’:

-One of her BFFS is in a wheelchair.  It’s good for girls (and everyone, really) to read about people with disabilities, so they aren’t intimidated or scared when they come across them.

-All the Korean-American traditions incorporated in the book.  I learned new things!

-The fact that Z uses AG dolls for AGSMs(American Girl Stop Motions), and she’s 13.  I appreciate AG reaching out to girls who are above the 8-13 age range, portraying doll photography as something cool and interesting, instead of creepy like many people think it is.

-The stress put on online safety.  A lot of girls post their personal info or inappropriate things.  I like how supportive and tuned-in  Z’s parents are.  🙂

What I didn’t like in ‘The Real Z’:

-Z was a bit immature in her fights with her friends, and when things didn’t work out.  But it wasn’t bad!

So, if you are thinking of reading it, I encourage you to do so!

Have you read Z’s books?  What do you think of Z?

❤ , IrishAG

My New Doll Storage!

Hello cyber-world!

If you’re like me, and have more than three dolls in your house, you probably have run into a problem: storage.  AG dolls are large and semi delicate, so they pose a bigger problem than most toys.  We’ve tried many  unsatisfactory, temporary solutions at my house, but I think this one is a keeper!

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(Sorry for the bad pic, it’s dark in that room.)

A three shelved wardrobe!  You could fit even more dolls if they were standing, but sitting is their safest position, I think.  There is a drawer at the bottom, where I’m keeping my latest purchases and special items that need space.

You might notice that 3 of our dolls are missing.  Elizabeth the 2nd, Grace Thomas, and Kirsten are Curiousgeorgefan’s dolls, and she has them in her wardrobe.

How do you store your dolls?

❤ , IrishAG

 

 

Williamsburg Morning – a Photo Shoot

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So, right now I’m experimenting with different lighting.  Usually I take my photos in the late morning or early afternoon, but for this photoshoot, I took it in the 7am hour!

I don’t think it’s my favorite kind of lighting, but maybe if I was a little more experienced…

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I simply LOVE Felicity’s Beforever dress!  The colors compliment each other beautifully, and it is such good quality.  🙂

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What is your favorite lighting for photos?

❤ , IrishAG

DIY American Girl Doll African Drum

 

Hello everybody!  Can you believe July is almost over?  This summer has been a whirlwind, at least for me!

Sooo… here’s a craft for y’all today!  An AG doll size African drum!  Here’s how you do it:

1.Gather your supplies!

You’ll need:

-a pair of scissors

-a piece of brown paper

-a small can

-tape

-a deflated balloon (preferably white or tan)

-a piece of string or raffia

-markers, glitter glue, etc.  (Optional)

2.Get the can ready!

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Wrap a piece of paper around your can.  Tape it together in the back, and cut the excess paper.

3.The balloon

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Cut the end off of the deflated balloon.  Stretch the balloon over the top of the can.  Try not to have air bubbles.

4.Decorate!  (Optional)

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Decorate your paper, using markers, glitter glue, etc.

5.Finishing touch

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Tie the raffia or string around the balloon.

And you’re done!

If you made it, I’d like to see!  Write a comment with a link to your blog post below!

❤ , IrishAG

Nanea Mitchell Release Date!

On AG’s website, they have posted the dates for the Nanea debut events!  They will be on August 25-27, 2017, from 9am to 1pm.  You can dress up in a Hawaiian theme, and there will be a Nanea doll drawing!  There will also be a free craft, and a doll drawstring bag giveaway(while supplies last).

It sounds like fun!

Will you be going to Nanea’s debut?

❤ , IrishAG

 

AGP NY News!

Hey everyone!

Remember when there was the article about AG Place in New York making “the store of the future” with spa services for dolls and girls, as well as many other services and upgrades?  They said they were going to move the store.  On americangirl.com, in the store section, it said that the New York store was moving to Rockefeller Plaza in November!

I wonder if they will upgrade the store when they move it?  Or wait a little?

What are your thoughts?

❤ , IrishAG

Monkey dress!

Hello reader!  🙂

Sewing/making things for your dolls is so much more fun than buying them, in my opinion.(Most of the time.)  🙂  I went to a doll sewing class, where we made these cute pillowcase dresses!  I made a purple one, (which you might’ve seen in the Happy Birthday Addy! post) and this one Grace is wearing:

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Look at the little monkeys!  They’re eating watermelon and strawberries.    😀

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Don’t these irises look like popcorn?  That’s what I always think of when I see them.  🙂

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Grace is just so photogenic!  It probably helps that she has the Josefina face mold, which usually looks gentle and peaceful.

Strawberries or watermelon?  😀

❤ , IrishAG