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.   XD

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

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

Crystals – Part 1

     Cast:

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Lady/Princess Wynter – Grace

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Cherry Blossom (flower elf) – Julia

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Rinna Clearwater (water elf) – Elizabeth the 2nd

Part 1

     It was a lovely Fall day in Elfwyld when the Ladies gathered.  Flame colored leaves carpeted the ground, and squirrels were busy hiding their nuts.  The mysterious and elusive Queen Elaina of the Four Seasons had summoned the Ladies Fleurette, Sommar, Autumn and Wynter to the yearly council.  The first part of the council would be the formal recognition of the Ladies becoming Princesses of their respective seasons.  The second part would be what most of the councils were: discussing how long and dramatic each season would be, among other things.  Queen Elaina was invisibly there, few knew how.  In her stead, the gnome Eegrek would preside.

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Hidden behind a large urn, the two young elves Cherry Blossom (a flower elf) and Rinna Clearwater (a water elf) were waiting intently for the Ladies.  Actually, Rinna was waiting, and she had dragged Cherry Blossom along.  “I don’t even want to see those ladies in all their frippery and finery.” grumbled Cherry.  “Oh shush.  You’re just better at containing your excitement.” Rinna countered, not bothering to look back at Cherry.  Cherry muttered, “Look, there’s Posie.”  She pointed to a dark haired elf who was walking by.

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“You’ll give away our hiding spot!” Rinna scolded, “If we want to see anything, we have to stay out of earshot.  Most people would love to have two errand-runners.  And I am so curious!”  Cherry quieted.

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     Lady Wynter stared out of her carriage.  Today she’d take her mother’s place as the Winter Princess.  She closed her eyes, remembering their last talk, right before her parents were called away on a mission far off in their land.

“Mother?  Something strange happened.”

“What is it?”

“Ice and snow keep coming and floating around me.  I can move the it, just by thinking about it!”

“This is such good news!  Teri, you have inherited my powers.  You will be the next Winter Princess.”

“But that’s your job!”

“It’s natural, little crystal.  When another elf gains season powers, that’s a signal to the current Prince/Princess that he/she needs to step down.  It’s been this way for centuries, a part of our Oath.  One day, you’ll step down and let another gifted elf take your place.”

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     Wynter fought the childish tears of disappointment that welled behind her eyes.  Her parents had promised to come, but wouldn’t be able to until at least tomorrow.  They wouldn’t see her become a Princess.  She straightened.  Now, she had to carry on her Mother’s job.

“Lady Wynter?  We’re here.”

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Hey everybody!

So, I’m starting a photo story series!  Do you recognize Rinna and Cherry?  🙂

What do you think of this first part?  Maybe it wasn’t too interesting, with all the details.  Feedback would be appreciated!

❤ , IrishAG

 

Forest Elf: a Photo Shoot

Happy September readers!  Two posts in two days!  I’m on a roll.  🙂

I’ve never taken a photo shoot of Elizabeth the 2nd!  So here it is.  She kinda looks like an elf, hence the title.  I made the cape, my Mom and Bagpipe99 made the dress, and the shoes are from AG.

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In the tree…  I love waterfall braids!

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Her hair is so blonde.

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This is probably my favorite pic from this photo shoot.  It just happened, this is not edited.

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I was really not inspired for commentary today.  Sorry.  Maybe the pictures speak for themselves?

If you could make up a story with one or more of these pictures, what would it be about?

❤ , IrishAG

Colonial Nellie – By IrishAG

This is the first photoshoot I ever did!  When everything was green, snow a distant memory…  (Super dramtic, I know.)  🙂

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“I’m going to go out for a walk.”

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Walking through the forest.

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Life’s better in a tree.

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Where is she going?

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“Hi!”

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In the sculpture garden.

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I was really frustrated with the sun when I was taking this photo, but I ❤ how it turned out!  “Half in sun, half in shadow.” 🙂

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And now for something hideously improper…

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*Gasp* Swinging! :p

I saved the best for last…

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OMIGOSH!!!! She is so sweet! Look at her face!

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“Bye!”

I love Nellie in that dress!  In case you’re one of those: ” Omigosh, what is she wearing?” kinds of people, here’s the outfit synopsis:

Dress: Felicity’s 2nd Meet Dress

Cape: Homemade Anna cape

Shoes: From an outfit my Grandma gave Curiousgeorgefan

Who would you like to see a photoshoot of next?

<3, IrishAG

Elves In My Backyard: a Photostory

Have you ever wondered where elves live?  I caught them on camera.  In my backyard.

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I was sitting in my backyard, admiring my shoes, when I heard a sound.  I ran to investigate.  And when I found the source, I couldn’t believe my eyes!

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“Ooooh, look at this tree!  It needs water!  There you go. Cherry Blossom, come here!”   A blond elf in a fancy white cape pulled water out of the air and poured it on the tree’s roots.

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“That’s tree number… I don’t know, 999?”  A brunette elf in a pink cape appeared, looking slightly grumpy.  “These flowers are much prettier.”

“You just think that because you’re a flower elf,” pouted the blond elf.

“I still don’t see why we have to stop at every tree in creation to care for it, Rinna!” replied Cherry Blossom.

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“Queen Elaina told us the Wise One was here someplace, and these trees are in shoddy shape,” said Rinna,  (Excuse me!  I thought.) “It’s my duty as a water elf to care for them.”

“Let’s not keep the queen, then,” suggested Cherry.

I followed Cherry and Rinna discreetly, half-curious.  They appeared to be looking for “the wise one”, whoever that was.  I wanted to see what creepazoid was living in my yard.

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Cherry was looking everywhere, but Rinna seemed more interested in the trees.

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“This is so cozy!” said Rinna.

“I’ll try it out,” said Cherry,”WOW!”

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“Is the Wise One here?”  mumbled Cherry.




At  3pm, Rinna suggested they sit and rest.

“That sounds great!” said Cherry.

“In a tree!” squealed Rinna.

“You’ve got to be kidding me.” muttered Cherry.

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“Isn’t this nice?” said Rinna.

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“I suppose.  But where do you think the Wise One could be?” Cherry said.

“Hmmm.  Maybe he’s hiding from us.”

I heard a low chuckle from the ground.  Apparently, so did they.  Rinna and Cherry hopped right out of the tree and saw…

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“IT’S THE WISE ONE!!!” screamed Rinna.

“Sheesh, calm down.” Cherry held her hands to her ears.

The garden gnome??? I thought.

“Wise One, our Queen Elaina wants you to tell us your secret: how do you stay in the human world so long without anybody noticing you?”

“Well, people here like me as a garden decoration.  I’ve divided my magic amongst all garden gnomes, and now I can never die as long as someone has a garden gnome.”

That makes sense.

“I see you have a friend,” said the Garden Gnome, gesturing towards me.

Uh-oh.

They both turned around… and spotted me.

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“Have you been spying the whole time?!?” Cherry fumed.

“Well…yes-…” I stammered.

“Oh my.  Well, just don’t follow us into Elfwyld, and keep the gnome.”  Rinna said practically.

“Let’s go before any more pests come!” Cherry said.

“Bye!” Rinna said.

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The End

As you can see, I’m obcessed with making capes!  Do you have elves in your backyard?  Tell us in the comments! 🙂

-IrishAG

Diy No-Sew Anna Cape for AG Dolls! By IrishAG

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I love the movie Frozen, so I thought it would be fun to make a tutorial for the Anna cape!  You could also use this tutorial for a colonial cape for Felicity, a hobbit cape, or any doll that needs a cool cape! 🙂  It requires no sewing AT ALL, and I did it start to finish in less than an hour, including stops to figure it out and take photos.  You can do it!

You’ll need:

  • felt
  • fabric scissors
  • ribbon
  • measuring tape
  • piece of scratch paper
  • pencil
  • pins

Step 1:

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Cut out a square of felt 18 1/2″ long and 10 1/2″ wide.

Step 2:

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Fold your fabric in half, and cut a soft curve at the bottom.  Unfold your fabric.

Step 3:

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Use your piece of scrap paper and cut a rough half circle, shown above.  Pin to a new piece of felt, and cut around the paper. (I used an old doodle page 🙂 )

Step 4:

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Unpin the paper from the felt.  The felt should look like the felt in the right picture.

Step 5:

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Your diameter should be about 10″.  Fold the straight part in half, and pin.

Step 6:

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Every 1″, cut  a small slit. DON’T CUT THE SLITS TOO NEAR THE TOP OF THE FABRIC!!!  THEY WILL RIP!

Step 7:

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When you finish cutting, unpin the fabric.                          The slits should look like this.

Step 8:

Okay, I didn’t take a photo. Sorry!  Line up the half-circle piece of fabric with your rectangle of fabric, and cut slits in the rectangle fabric, on the top, in the same places as the half-circle fabric’s slits.  You will want to pin the rectangle fabric like you did with the half-circle.  Then unpin, and overlap the two fabric pieces.

Step 9:

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Now that your pieces are overlapped, take your ribbon and weave it through the slits, as shown above.

Step 10:

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Take the two ends of the ribbon and scoot the fabric towards the middle, but not too close.

Step 11:

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Once you have gathered to your preference, knot the ends to keep it in place.

Step12:

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Round the bottom of the cape a bit more, or leave it to trail behind the doll. (For an Elsa cape.)

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And you’re done!  I later did some simple decorative stitching on the borders, but you can leave it plain.

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My ribbon was a bit on the wee side, but you could always change it out!

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This pic shows the train.  This is longer than the one in the film.

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If you want to make a matching cape for yourself, go to thedisneykids.com for their tutorial!

Did you like the tutorial?  Did you make a cape?  Tell us in the comments!

-IrishAG

 

 

Poll Results! By IrishAG

First of all, I want to thank y’all for making my blog a success!  I truly appreciate all the kind support you have given me this past week.  The blog is made possible by you guys!  🙂   And thank you so much for responding to the blog poll!

And now, to buisness!  (Random Aslan quote 🙂 )

A photoshoot: 44%

A craft: 44%

A quiz: 11%

A craft and a photoshoot tied!  I’m going to do both this week, hopefully tomorrow…

*Update* The cape craft and the duct tape photoshoot are now posted.

Thanks again, you guys!

-IrishAG

Prepping for Anna’s Birthday: a Photostory

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Hello there!  My name is Elsa, Queen of Arrendale. *sniff* Sorry, my nose is a bit runny today. I hope that clears up by tomorrow!  Tomorrow is Anna’s birthday, so I’m making sure everything is PERFECT.  I just came back from picking this bouquet for her.  Sunflowers are her favorite, but there was only one blooming! *sniff*

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Back at the palace, I instructed the maids to make a beautiful ice cream cake for Anna, but to leave it to me for the topper.

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In the village, all the subjects bowed and curtsied. (“My lady queen!” “ Good morning your highness!” “Is that the queen?”)

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When I got to the jewelry stall, the owner tried to give it all to me, but I insisted to buy just one thing.

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The owner fainted when I told her I was going to give it to Princess Anna!

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Anna loves sandwiches, so I went to the kitchen and made one.  It took a few tries (it had been a long time since I had made a sandwich), but I finally did it!

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I comissioned an artist to paint a family portrait. *sniff* Excuse me!

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I asked the local children’s choir to perform a new song I wrote.  I hope Anna likes it!

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I’m so tired! Tomorrow is the big day. Fingers crossed! *Sniff*

The End

I hope you liked the photostory!  I made the outfit(except the shift).  Has anyone else out there made doll frozen fever outfits? (Anna dress in the making)

-IrishAG