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

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2017

Hey everyone!  Happy heart day!  I hope your day is full of family, fun and treats!

To celebrate, I dressed up some of the dolls as… (guess!)
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Brynn, Noa and Elana from AG Life!  (Saige as Brynn, Elizabeth the 1st as Noa, and Josefina as Elana.)  In a recent episode, they made popcorn.  And we had 4 doll popcorns from the Lea movie event, so it was perfect!

Grace Thomas, being the baker that she is, had to get in on the fun, too!  She made tarts for Valentine’s day.3-17-16 010.JPGHere’s a shot from “her kitchen”.   🙂

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How did you celebrate Valentine’s day?

❤  ❤  ❤  ,

IrishAG

Bagpipe99’s Edits August 2016 – By IrishAG

Hi guys!!!

Bagpipe99 edited some of the pictures I’ve taken of our dolls.  For some reason, I couldn’t post them until now.  Better late than never!  On to the photos.

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I LOVE this one!  Might be Josefina’s new profile pic… just throwin’ it out there.  🙂

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You know who she’s dressed as?

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(Not my picture.)

If you guessed Queen Elsa from Frozen Fever, you’re right!  It’s the first costume I’d done, so it’s not totally screen-accurate.  🙂

Thanks again, Bagpipe99!

❤ , IrishAG

Sisters and Surprises: a Photostory – By IrishAG

Meet Addy 001

It was a perfect May afternoon.  Felicity was picking flowers, whistling softly.  It was her favorite time of day, though flower picking was a bit too girly for her.

“Hello?”

Felicity whirled around.

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She saw a girl about her age, with dark hair, eyes and skin.  The girl’s outfit was really outdated, like something someone in the Gettysburg movie would’ve worn.  She had a bonnet, which was tied under her chin with a ribbon.  She wore a shell necklace, and carried a patchwork bag.  Her gold hoop earrings glinted in the sunlight.

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“Hello?”  the girl said again, louder this time.

Felicity realized that she’d been staring all this time, with her mouth wide open.  “Um, hi.”  Lame, she thought, Seriously, Felicity?

The girl smiled shyly.  “My name’s Addy.”

“I’m Felicity.”

We stared at each other.  Addy cleared her throat.  “I’m here to find my new home.  Would you happen to know…”  Another sister?  Felicity thought hopefully.

“…where 527 Pumpernickel Lane is?”

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“I knew it!”  Felicity cheered.  Addy looked at her quizzically, but Felicity just grabbed her hand and dragged her to the house.

* 10 minutes later *

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“All right everyone, we’ve got a new sister!”  Felicity exclaimed.

“Yay!”  “Really?”  “We just got Grace!”  “What’s her name?”  “Cool!”  the sisters exclaimed.

“Addy?”  Felicity prompted.

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Addy made her way to the front of the room, smiling less shyly now.

“Hello everyone.  My name is Addy Walker.  I’m a historical reenactress, hence the outfit.  I was adopted in Chicago.  I love baking, and ice cream is my favorite food.  My birthday is May 10th.”

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“Who adopted you?”  Julia asked.

“IrishAG?”  Addy said it like a question.

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“All right!”  Julia clapped her hands and ran to give Addy a hug.  Nellie went up cautiously after her.

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Coconut bounded up with Julia, and Addy gasped.

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“I’m really afraid of dogs!”  she whispered to Felicity.

“Don’t worry, Coco won’t hurt you.  You can pet her, if you want.”  Felicity encouraged.

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Addy slowly sat down and touched Coconut’s fur.  A big smile dawned on her face.

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Surprise!  Yes, I bought Addy when we went to AG Place Chicago on May 10th!  I was really debating if I should get Maryellen or Addy.  Eventually, I chose Addy because she is very different from the rest of our dolls.  Plus, I love her time period and story.  I hadn’t gotten a doll since Julia in 2011, so this was really exciting.  😀  I’ll do a review of Addy soon!

And… this photostory was supposed to feature Felicity, as you voted, so sorry if she got a bit overshadowed by Addy.

One last thing!  I finally figured out how to do waterfall braids!  (That’s what Felicity’s hairstyle is called.)

Do your dolls have middle names?

❤ , IrishAG

My May Trip to AG Place Chicago! – By IrishAG

 

Yesterday, my Mom and I went to AG Place Chicago!  It was awesome.  I took some pictures, but they aren’t very good quality.  🙂

I’m going to start from the 2nd floor.  (GOTY, Truly Me, avenue AG.)

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Love the faux flowers!  One of the reasons we went was to see Lea in person.  In some pictures she looked cute, in others she looked mean.  When I saw her in person, she wasn’t my cup of tea.

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I love her celebration dress, though!

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All the old GOTYs.  This is actually one of my favorite parts of the store!  😀

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I love this!  Julia is in the soccer outfit.  🙂

5-11-16 049She’s so cute in pigtails and that outfit!  XD

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Her hair is perfect!  o_O  And that doll is really pretty.

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5-11-16 043#47 is beautiful in the Jazz dress!

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The cute pet scene.  I LOVE the way they braided Julia’s hair.  🙂

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Avenue AG has been changed from Paris and Grace’s treats to Brazil and Lea’s treats.  The cupcakes were adorable.  😀

Now to the 1st floor!  (Historical, GOTY, library.)

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Josefina’s beautiful collection.  🙂  Her Holiday outfit was on sale for $19.  I wonder if she’ll be retired when Melody comes out.  😦

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All the Beforever characters.

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Samantha’s collection.

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This was in the middle of Samantha’s section.  A lot of the Beforever characters were mixed like this, which I thought was weird.

5-11-16 027Tatlo, Kaya’s dog, in her interactive section.  When I saw this, I freaked out because I thought it was real.  🙂

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Maryellen’s adorable diner!

5-11-16 026I had to take a photo of Maryellen’s perfect curl.  😀

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My Mom and I also went to Amorino, a gelato place.  If you get a cone there, they will make the gelato into a flower!  The brown one is mine, and the pink one is my Mom’s.  🙂

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Pretty!

So that was our trip!  Reviews of our purchases coming soon.  😉

Have you ever gone to an AG Place?

❤ , IrishAG

 

Beautiful Bride – By IrishAG

Hello!  I made a dress for our AG dolls a few months ago, and I saved this photo shoot for later.  Bet you can guess what it is!10-29-15 081

 

If you guessed wedding dress, you were right!  🙂

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A bird’s-eye view.

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I know… a lot of flower pictures.  I was expirementing with different angles and such.  🙂

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10-29-15 097The embroidery on the train.  It’s called a Montpelier rose.

10-29-15 096And the back.  It’s a lace up bodice, with an extra long ribbon.  🙂

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Dress – homemade wedding dress, made by me

Shoes – Nellie’s party dress shoes (Retired)

Necklace – a ribbon I found

Which photo was your favorite?  Have you ever made a wedding dress for your doll?

❤ , IrishAG

Duct Tape Dresses – By IrishAG

I made some more duct tape dresses!  Josefina will be modeling them today.  I don’t have them anymore because I gave them to my cousins.

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First, Frozenlover626’s.  It is made of Frozen and light blue duct tape.  On the top, there is a snowflake.

11-17-15 126This is Booklover3000’s.  It is pink, blue and green and has cotton candy on top.

11-17-15 130Last but not least, Gtmnast05’s.  It is made of hot pink and flamingo duct tape.

Which one is your favorite?

-IrishAG

Duct Tape Fashion: a Photoshoot

001 Felicity in a tie-dye mini-dress, working at the snack cart!

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Josefina in a lovely evening gown.

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Kirsten in a Hawaiian-inspired maxi skirt and top.

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Felicity and Nellie in matching duct tape fashion! 🙂

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And that finishes our photoshoot!

Behind the Scenes:

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Here’s the photoshoot you asked for!  Have you ever made a duct tape dress for your doll?

-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