May the 4th Be With You 2017- Star Wars Inspired Oufit

HAPPY STAR WARS DAY!!!!    😄

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

 

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

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

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

 

Melody’s Summer Block Party Event

Hey everyone!

In August, my Mom and I went to the AG Place in Chicago for Melody’s Summer Block Party Event!  I took no pictures of Melody or anything in her collection, because I figured you’ve all seen a million pictures just like that.  And I was focusing on fun.   😀

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They gave out Melody doll shirts, which I REALLY like.  The lime green is such an original color.  And it went with Julia’s outfit that day.  🙂  The shirt came in a pink Melody packet, shown below.

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They also gave out little color-in pennants with stickers, and a DIY doll garden craft.  (Not everything is shown.)  I thought it looked like a victory garden, and the seed packets say Jefferson, Illinois.  Which is where Molly, from the 1940’s, lives.  I think they reused a craft from a Molly event!

Here are the few pictures I took when I went to the store.

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I really like this outfit on these dolls!  Who do you think wore it best?

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Fuzzy boots!  This doll looks great, too.

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They changed this display!  Julia’s in the bottom left hand corner, she was all over the store!

Sorry for not posting this sooner!  Did you go to a Melody event?

❤ , 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

Brazilian Wannabe – By IrishAG

Howdy peeps!

I had no ideas for the title of this photoshoot!  I settled on Brazilian Wannabe, because Julia is so light skinned.  Julia is wearing Lea’s Celebration Outfit, but right after I took the photos, I noticed I forgot the headband!!!!  I bought this dress when we went to the Lea Movie Premiere.

Enough chatter, here are the photos.  😀

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I thought her cheeks looked really chubby and adorable…

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For some reason, this reminds me of a princess who is never allowed to leave the courtyard…  seeing the tempting grass at the edge of her luxurious cage, yet never being able to feel it between her toes… dramatic, right?  🙂

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The focus is more on the background here.

8-4-16 010This picture has such an old-timey feel.  😀  Guess what she does with the flowers!  (You’ll see in two pictures!)

8-4-16 011Cute widdle shoes!

8-4-16 014Julia the fairy!  I love the little rainbow on the right side!  I didn’t see that before!  🙂

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Pretty fairy lass!

8-4-16 016Experimenting with angles.  Ya know.

8-4-16 026MUSHROOMS!  I immediately thought of Pippin.  🙂  Her dress seems to glow…

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8-4-16 028IVY!   😄  Why do AG tags have to be so huge?  😦

Did you like the photos?  Which one is your favorite?

Happy August everybody!

❤ , IrishAG

Sisters and Surprises: a Photostory – By IrishAG

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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.

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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!  😄

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

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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