Who Looks Best #4 Results

Hey everyone!  🙂

Last week you voted on which doll looked best in the pillowcase dress and flip flops: Addy or Nellie.  The results are now in!

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Addy                                                                                    Nellie

And the winner is…..

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Addy!

Yup, the birthday girl won with 5 votes and Nellie had 2.  Thanks for playing!

❤ , IrishAG

Josefina…

Hey guys!  I know, I couldn’t think of a good title for this one.

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hair askew, she walks at dusk

quiet stepping, dodging corn husks

lively party, can’t go in

secret dancing to violin

climbing quickly up a tree

the setting sun not hard to see

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watching dancers twirl right by

pretty as the painted sky

naming all the herbal dyes

no one sees the hidden spy

5-15-17 044trying to remember her

wondering what she would wear

noting quickly darkening space

scuttling down at hasty pace

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halted by the scent of flowers

mama-longing overpowers

comforted by lovely sight

hearing her name called in the night

running fast to Papa’s arms

sanctuary from all harms.

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Another poem-shoot!  I didn’t intend to do this, but the photo shoot I took didn’t have a lot of pictures I wanted to post.  🙂

This was (loosely) based on a part of Changes for Josefina, one of her pre-BeForever books.

❤ , IrishAG

Happy Birthday Addy!

Hello everybody!

Today is the day I chose for my Addy’s birthday!  She’s been at our house for a year now!  🙂

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To celebrate, we are having a Who Looks Best with your favorite fashion feuders: Addy and Nellie!  They are wearing a purple pillowcase dress I made two days ago, and some retired AG flip flops.  Simply pick your favorite girl in it and comment below by May 17th!

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Will you vote for Addy                                                            or Nellie?

❤ , IrishAG

May the 4th Be With You 2017- Star Wars Inspired Oufit

HAPPY STAR WARS DAY!!!!    😄

To celebrate, Julia, (my crazy SW fan) dressed up in a Star Wars inspired outfit.

Can you guess who?

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5-4-17 007.JPGIf you guessed Princess Leia Organa/Skywalker/Solo, you’re right!  And Bagpipe99 made BB-8 for me last year, so he tagged along as well.

What is she wearing?

– colonial shift from Felicity’s meet outfit #2 (I think)

– a silver belt of mine

– tutu from Grace’s Sightseeing outfit

– boots from Grace’s meet outfit

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😀

Did you celebrate Star Wars Day?  Do any of your dolls like Star Wars?

❤ , IrishAG

 

AG Doll Size Kili Coat From the Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey

Hey everyone!

The title says it all.  I made a doll-size Kili coat.  Kili is a dwarf from the book and movies The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.  I’m a big Tolkien geek.  🙂  This coat is what Kili wears when you see him for the first time in the first movie- The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey.

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Credit to whoever owns this picture.

Kili’s on the right.  I made a VERY simplified version of his greyish-blue coat, basically from memory (and using the materials we had).  I love all the celtic designs…

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Have you ever seen any of The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings movies?   (Bonus points if you’ve read the books!) If so, who are your favorite characters?

❤ , IrishAG

What’s Going On

Don’t freak out.  This is not an “I’m leaving” post.  You would be justified in thinking that, since I haven’t blogged in a month-ish.  I do this blog for fun, so I don’t have a schedule.  I just post when I want to (and have decent material!), so the joy is still in it.

And for some reason WordPress isn’t allowing me to cut and paste pictures, so the Name Game #3 has to be postponed for a bit.

I am working on Crystals and some more future posts, so stay tuned!  🙂

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Thanks for your patience!   😀  And thanks so much for being loyal blog-checkers.

❤ , IrishAG

The Name Game #3

Hello readers!  Happy March!

We are doing another Name Game!  This time, we’re naming the #17 Just Like You doll.

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Picture from AG wikia

To play, simply look at the doll above, and comment 1-10 names that you think would suit her.  After the deadline, I’ll pick my 5 favorite names from the ones you commented.  The deadline is March 9th, 2017.

Thank you for commenting which doll you’d like to see next in the previous Name Game.  I will use your suggestions in a future Name Game.  🙂

❤ , IrishAG

Julia’s Wishful Thinking

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Hi reader!   🙂

I don’t know about you, but I’m already itching for Spring.  It’s my favorite season!  It’s Julia’s favorite, too.  And since it is her birthday month (and she um, kind of wasn’t in the Valentine’s Day post… even though it was her birthday…) she deserved a photo shoot!

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She looks like a totally different doll in this pic… isn’t it weird how that happens?  Pro tip:  If you’re considering buying a doll, google it!  Check out lots of pictures of her, and if you still like the look of her from various angles, you know it’s the one.    😄

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This reminds me of a cover of an Anne of Green Gables-type book.  I got really lucky  with the weather, the ground was dry and the rain didn’t start until I was done taking photos!

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Hello!  🙂

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I just noticed that this shoot had a sort of melancholy feel to it.  Maybe the grey sky helped?  Thoughts?

Julia is wearing Nellie’s Spring party dress, barette and shoes.

Who’s your favorite Historical Character?

❤ , IrishAG

My November 2016 Trip to AG Place Chicago – By IrishAG

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Hey everyone!  This is kind of a Throwback to a November post that I never finished.  Better late then never!   😀

In November, Curiousgeorgefan, my mom and I all went to AGP Chicago.  It was all decorated for Christmas, with greenery and ornaments, as shown above.  I didn’t take too many pictures, because I was focusing on being there.   🙂

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Omigosh, this dress!  It was all over the store, and it is just beautiful.  It’s so sparkly!  The muff is super cute.  The doll I thought looked best in it was Truly Me #55, shown below.

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Picture from AG wikia

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For the first time ever, we went to the restaurant.  It was all decked out and bright.  The waiters were very enthusiastic and friendly.  You could put your doll in a seat to sit with you, or you could borrow a doll.

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They gave us cups and saucers for the dolls, which was really fun.  You get to take them home!

12-15-16-035It was very fancy!  There were four courses: cinnamon buns, appetizer plate, entrée, and dessert.  Each course was small, but we were filled up.

12-15-16-036I got the “Bitty Bites”, which was a bunch of tiny food on a plate.  It was delish.

12-15-16-040The dessert was a flowerpot of chocolate mousse, and a vanilla cupcake.

Overall, I’d give the Café a 4.9 out of 5 rating.  The only complaint I have is that you could only be in there for an hour, so it was a little rushed towards the end.

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One of the reasons I wanted to go was to see the Girl Ear Piercing station.  It is located where Creative-tees used to be, on the second level.  I think they discontinued the Creative-Tees because of the Signature Studio, which has more options.  The Doll Hospital drop-off was boarded up with red boards with stars on them.  I wonder what will happen there…

12-15-16-045This is the inside.  There wasn’t anyone there at the moment, so I snapped some pics.  On the lower left is the cart that has (I presume) the sanitation and piercing tools.  The dolls are there to stare at you while the deed is done.  (Just kidding!)  🙂

12-15-16-047This is where it all happens, folks.  The chair is hidden from view by the wall that faces “Avenue AG”.

There is my long-overdue tale.

Have you ever gone to an AG Place?

❤ , IrishAG