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

Tutu Triplets

6-1-17 016.JPGHello!  Happy June!

Yesterday, I realized that I have never taken photos with all of my dolls before, at least since I got Addy.  So, here are my three dolls: Nellie, Julia, and Addy.  (BTW… they’re not triplets, I just liked the alliteration for the title.)

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I just ❤ the coconut cutie outfit!!!  I got it as a PWP, I think.  I’m making it Julia’s “meet” outfit.  It is really well-made, and soft.  It comes with a shirt, tutu skirt, shoes, and two plastic bow clips, which I didn’t put in her hair for these pics.

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6-1-17 048Do you see me?  😀

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Whose outfit do you like best?

❤ , IrishAG

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!!!!    XD

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