I Am the Winter Princess

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I am the Winter Princess

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I bring ice and snow

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Cold winds blow

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Adults flee from my icy touch

children run to feel it

To catch a snowflake,

light as a whisper

on their tongues

I am the Winter Princess

I am danger and frostbite

I freeze the ponds and lakes

I bury the towns in snow

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I cover flowers

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I am swift and terrible

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merciless

I am the Winter Princess

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I am dazzling, pristine beauty

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Like a diamond

or a crystal chandelier

my icicles sparkle

My wind swirls

glittering snowflakes

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I am Autumn’s foe

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Spring’s herald

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I am the Winter princess

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I froze my fingers off at 8:30AM to take photos with the frost!  The things we do for doll blogging.   😄

This poem-shoot (or whatever you call it  🙂  ) is for the character from my photo story Crystals, Wynter.  It’s been in the works for 4 months, so here you go.   😀

This post is a little different from my usual, a photo shoot telling a poem’s story.  Thoughts and opinions would be very appreciated.  🙂

Happy Groundhog day!

❤ , IrishAG

Who Looks Best #3 Results

Hellloooo everybody!

The results are in!  Last week, you voted on who looked best in Lea’s Celebration dress:

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                   Julia?                                      or Addy?

And the winner is…

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ADDY!

Addy won by a landslide, a whopping 9 votes as opposed to the 3 votes Julia received.

Thank you for playing!  Seriously, I got 2 more people voting than last time.  This game just keeps growing…

Which of our dolls would you like to see in another Who Looks Best?

❤ , IrishAG

Who Looks Best #3

Hi readers!   😀

I haven’t been posting very much due to (and I know you’ve heard this a million times) being busy.  Also, our computer is acting VERY strange, making it impossible to post, and difficult to comment on/read posts.  Sorry if I haven’t visited your blogs as usual.

Here I am with a Who Looks Best!  To play, simply look at the two pictures, pick your favorite model and comment your favorite!  The deadline for commenting is January 24th, 2017.  The dress is Lea Clark’s celebration dress, and will you pick…

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Bye!   🙂

❤ , IrishAG

GOTY 2017 Doll Revealed on AG!!!

Who is the new Girl of the Year? Discover clues about her story in special videos released every day until Jan. 1.

Picture from americangirl.com

GUUUUYYYSSSS!

I don’t think this has happened before on AG, but before January 1st, they posted a picture of the new GOTY on their website!!!

On the “Stores” section of the site, it says that the GOTY’s name is Gabriela McBride.  So we have her official name and picture already!  I don’t really like the way they spelled Gabriela, I think there should be two “l”s in it.  I wonder if she’s going to be part Irish, with a last name like McBride.

Overall, I think she’s a cute doll(especially her hair!), but looks too much like a Truly Me doll.  It’s nice AG finally made an African American doll, though!

They also made an unboxing video, that you can watch on AG’s website.

What do you think of Gabriela?

❤ , IrishAG

Festive Fun – By IrishAG

 It was the day after Christmas in Williamsburg.

Felicity Merriman had celebrated with her family the day before, and since she was old enough, was allowed to stay up later than her little siblings: Nan, William and Polly.  Which was why she was still asleep when Rose came to help her dress.

“Miss Felicity?  Sorry to wake you child, but it’s time.”

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Felicity groaned as she sat up, tossing the sheets off.  “Good morning, Rose,” she said, slightly slurred.

Rose chuckled.  “Good morning, yourself.  If you don’t come on out of that bed, I’m going to have to tell your parents that you have to go to bed with your siblings next year.”

That woke Felicity up.  Rose had gotten out Felicity’s favorite lavender and white striped dress for her to wear today.

12-26-16-013Felicity hated the feeling of being stuck in her dress before it was properly put on, with her arms glued to her sides.

12-26-16-014As soon as the dress was laced on, Rose excused herself to go help Mrs. Merriman.  Felicity turned the other way, and-

12-26-16-015  “AAAaaaahhh!”  she screamed, at feeling a hand on her back.

She heard giggles that were surprisingly familiar behind her.  She whirled around.

12-26-16-016“Elizabeth!!!”  Felicity scolded her best friend, “You frightened me!”

Contrary to her tone of voice, Felicity crushed Elizabeth in a hug.

“That was the idea,” said Elizabeth, muffled by Felicity’s hair, “Merry Christmas.”

“Merry Christmas to you, too.” replied Felicity, stepping away, “You must have included Rose in this surprise, too.  You came in when she left, didn’t you?”

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“And here’s your present.  I’m sorry it isn’t wrapped,” said Elizabeth.

Felicity gasped. “It matches your dress!”

“I’ll help you put it on.” promised Elizabeth.

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A few minutes later, Felicity modeled for Elizabeth.

“Perfect!”

“Yes, I look just like you.  If you had red hair and green eyes,” said Felicity dryly, making Elizabeth laugh.

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“Here’s your gift.  It’s not wrapped, either.”  Felicity continued, revealing a sugar bowl.

“I love it!  I’ll bring it to lessons with Miss Manderly,” said Elizabeth.

12-26-16-035“We can wear our dresses, too!” said Felicity, getting excited, “That will make lessons more fun.”

Elizabeth dropped a proper curtsy, and Felicity did the same, grinning.

“Where are the merriest girls in Virginia?”  Mr. Merriman called up the steps, “Breakfast is served.”

“He’s part of this too?”  Felicity asked, amazed at her friend’s sneakiness.

“Perhaps,” said Elizabeth, linking arms with Felicity, “But first things first.  I’ve been listening to your stomach gurgle for a while now, let’s have breakfast!”

The girls smiled all the way to the dining room.

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Hey guys!  Two posts in one day!  🙂

December was just a whirlwind, am I right?  Decorations, parties, baking,…

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Eating chocolate covered peppermint oreos, painting nails sparkly,…

Anyway, how was your Christmas?  Did you travel or stay home?  Play in the snow?

I hope you all had the best Christmas EVER, and that the new year brings lots of good things!  😀

❤ , IrishAG

Happy (Late) St. Lucia Day!

Hi readers!  Happy belated St. Lucia day!   😀  (It was on December 13th.)

 

Picture from American Girl Wikia

This holiday is very special in Kirsten’s stories.  In Kirsten’s Surprise, Kirsten, with the help of her cousins, dresses up as St. Lucia and serves the traditional treats to her family.

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Picture from American Girl Wikia

The gown above is the one AG sold.

Since we don’t have Kirsten’s St. Lucia gown, I decided to make one!  I used Josefina’s blouse from her feast outfit and a red ribbon we had lying around.  For the wreath, I scrounged in the basement and found some faux leaves that twine around each other nicely.  The candle is just from a box.

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This is the result!  It’s not a perfect match, but it will do.   🙂  A VERY IMPORTANT TIP: If you use real candles for a doll’s St. Lucia outfit, do NOT Light the candles!!!!  You could damage your doll.

Do you celebrate St. Lucia day?

❤ , IrishAG

The Name Game #2 – Results

Hey everybody!  Happy December!   😀

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Picture from American Girl Wikia

It’s what you’ve all been waiting for… the results of the name game!  I picked my five favorite names from ones you commented, then you commented your favorite of my favorites, and now the most popular name for this doll, Truly Me #9, is…

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Emerald!

Yep, Emerald won with 3 points, with Tilda coming in 2nd with 2 points, Lexi and Ariadne tying with 1 point each, and Hope coming in last with 0 points.

Thanks for playing guys!  Which doll would you like to name next?

❤ , IrishAG

 

Crystals- Part 2

Cast:

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Nellie as Lady Fleurette

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Saige as Lady Autumn

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Addy as Lady Sommar

Part 2

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Lady Fleurette was excited.  Today she’d be coronated!  She would start her job as the Spring Princess.  Her mother had been very nervous about letting her go by herself to the Fall kingdom, which made Fleurette a little miffed.  But then, I did get my long locks accidentally burned off… and didn’t wear my hat, and freckled… she thought, fingering her now above shoulder length hair and fidgeting.  Her mother’s words from a few days ago came back to her:

“Sit still, Fleurette!”

“But I’m so antsy!  I’ve never seen the whole council, and Spring is only two seasons away!”

Her mother had smiled in spite of herself.  “You’ll need to be calm for the council, though.”

Fleurette gazed at the moving scenery, letting her mother’s words fade back into her memory.

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     Lady Autumn breathed in the leafy air.  Fall, the season I’ll be in charge of.  Soon.  She loved everything about Fall: pumpkins, leaves, apple everything, and something Humans called Halloween, where children dressed up and ate too much candy.  And the fashionable clothes humans wore!  She’d tried to replicate one, with orange skinny pants and a billowy top.  Even her curly red hair screamed Fall.

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     She blissfully turned her freckled face to the sun.  Since it was “her” season, the council would be held at her palace.

“I’ve gotta get back!”  she yelped, running home as fast as her boots could carry her.

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     Lady Sommar was busy reading in her carriage.  Or, that’s what she was supposed to be doing.  She was actually staring out at the leafy trees, mourning that her season wouldn’t come for many months now.  Maybe the Queen will want a shorter Spring, her optimistic side hoped. But that’s still forever away!  Her dramatic side groaned.  She just couldn’t focus on her book, although she loved reading.  She daydreamed stories while sunshine streamed through the leaves and kissed her dark face.

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Hey guys!  Can you believe November’s almost over?

So yay, new characters!  Their costumes were super fun to create.  Gymnast03 helped a lot, especially with Autumn’s outfit.  Feedback would be awesome!

❤ , IrishAG