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

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

More Hairstyles

Hello people!

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So, recently I posted two hairstyle tutorials on Instructables, a French braid with a ribbon, and a bubble braid!

Here’s the link for the French braid: http://www.instructables.com/id/French-Ribbon-Braid/

And the bubble braid: http://www.instructables.com/id/Bubble-Braid/

I’ve been posting these on Instructables because they take a lot of pictures, and I only have so much free WordPress space.  I am working on more blog posts though!

❤ , IrishAG

Felicity’s Double Waterfall Braid Hairstyle – By IrishAG

Hello readers!

Today I’ll be showing you how to do Felicity’s hairstyle from https://irishagdolls.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/sisters-and-surprises-a-photostory-by-irishag/   .  All you need is:

  • a squirt bottle full of water
  • a doll hairbrush
  • a ponytail holder

1. As usual, brush and mist your doll’s hair until it’s smooth.  Then take two small sections from high on the right side of your doll’s head.  Twist them together once.

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2. Then, take a small section of hair from above the twist and lay it between the twisted sections.

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3. Twist the sections over each other again, securing the small section.  Twist again.

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4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 twice more, then tie the braid off with the ponytail holder.

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5. Now take two small sections from below the braid.  Twist them together, and do the same braid as you did before, only this time, use the small sections that are through the first braid instead of using new ones.

 

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6. Tie off the two braids with the ponytail holder, and repeat the braids on the left side of your doll’s head.

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You’re done!  This braid is fabulous for formal or casual affairs.  She really looks like Tauriel!  🙂  Which doll do you think would look best in this braid?

❤ , IrishAG

Celtic Knot Hairstyle – By IrishAG

Hi everyone!

A few days ago, I posted Freckles and Flowers (a photoshoot).  This is a tutorial for the hairstyle I did on Julia.  I call it a “celtic knot”, but it’s also known as a five-strand braid.  😀

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As usual, the first step is to mist your doll’s hair with water and brush it out.  Make sure it’s tangle-free, otherwise seperating the sections will be very difficult.  (I’ve learned this the hard way.)  🙂

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Now seperate the hair into two sections, one above and one lower.  Tie off the lower section.

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Seperate the top section into five equal parts.  Set the two left hand strands to the side.

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Start braiding the two right hand strands and the center strand.

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Then, take a strand from the braid and braid it with the two left hand strands.

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Go back and forth, braiding first the right side, then the left.  (You’ll probably need to do this a couple of times before you get the desired look.)

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When you’ve reached the desired endpoint, tie off all the strands with an elastic.

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Remember that bottom section?  Untie the elastic, and arrange the hair however you wish.

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I curled Julia’s hair a bit.

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Now your doll has a beautiful celtic knot hairstyle!  I hope the directions were clear enough, and feel free to comment with questions!

❤ , IrishAG