Friday, June 24, 2011

Displays and Sewing and New AG Stuff, Oh My!

Hi guys! My family's new camera is really giving me fits, so I took pictures with our old one so I could upload them. The pics aren't as good as the ones the new camera takes, but I feel really bad about not posting pictures in a SERIOUSLY long time.

Here are the promised pics of my doll display shelf and table!

Here's the whole display area. There's a shelf thing and a table, as you can see.

This is a beach scene with Kailey, Emily and Molly.

Sandy is guarding Kailey's flippers and mask :)

*Sorry this pic is so incredibly blurry* I just wanted to show you Kailey's beautiful hair! I love it in this style!

Here Kit is giving Chrissa a tour of 1934 Cincinati (Notice their 30's clothes)

Kirsten's relaxing. :)

Here's Robby! I love the outfit he's in; it's one of the first AG outfits I ever owned.

Here's Molly, the cloth doll my Gran made me ages ago.

I've been doing some sewing lately, and I though you might like to see it:

I had a bunch of muslin laying around so I decided to make Kirsten a lacey underskirt . . .

And a pair of lacey pantelets!

They were really easy and super fun to make. For the underskirt I slightly modified a pattern I had and for the pantelets I just shorted a pattern for PJ pants and added the lace! If you have Kirsten, Addy or Josephina and sew I highly recommend making something like this. The underskirt makes all of the dresses look more 'poofy' and more period-accurate.

The pantelets have elastic and the skirt fastens with a snap.

I also made this cute dress and bolero jacket. This isn't for my girls, though, I'm going to sell it.

The trim around the waist took WAYYY longer than it should have because I am a SLOW hand sewer and I couldn't do it on my machine. 

The dress looks cute with or without the bolero.

The dress fastens with two snaps in the back.

All seams are fully finished with the 'honey comb' stitch.

Looks pretty good with the underskirt, if I do say so myself.

I'm working on a pair of doll blue jeans using the Liberty Jane pattern. I got it for free on memorial day, but if I had known how awesome it is I would have happily paid the $4 it ussually costs! I HIGHLY recommend the pattern.

Close up of the faux fly and real pockets!

I'm finishing the seams with the honey comb stitch on this, too.

As you all probably already know, AG just released a lot of new stuff! Here are my favorites:

This doll looks A LOT like me! I have blue eyes, not brown, but I have blonde hair in a similair style! If I ever get a MAG, it will probably be this one!!!

Isn't this adorable? I might try to make something like it . . .

I love the colors in this costume! It kinda reminds me of Jasmine in Aladin.

The watch sets are adorable! A little over-priced, though.

Adorable! I think it would look GREAT on Kirsten!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

My American Girl's 30 Followers Blog Party!

Congrats to Emma at My American Girl, she has 30 followers! She decided to do this cool blog party thing to celebrate. To participate you have to answer 8 questions. Here are my answers:

1.Which do you like better; Apple or Cherry pie?
Apple all the way! It's one of my favorite desserts :)
2.  What is your favorite thing to do over summer break?
Sew, go to theater camp, and swim at my grandma's pool. Oh, and do stuff with dolls, of course!
3. How many dolls (not only AG, any kind) do you own?
I have six AG dolls (Molly, Emily, Kit, Kailey, Kirsten and Chrissa) two Bitty Babies (Jane and Robby) a set of Bitty Twins (Shannon and Kevin) a really old baby doll that I got when I was two (Big Robby) two crotched dolls (Bernard and Jane) a porcelien doll I got at a flea market (Nellie) and two cloth dolls my Gran made for me (Gracie and Molly). As you can see, I have always loved dolls!
4.Have you ever been to any of the American Girl Places or are you going to one over the summer?
I  have been to the one in New York! I went for my tenth birthday. It'd be great if I went again this summer, but I don't think will.
5. Do you have any hobbies or things you like to do?
I like to sew, read, write, doodle, play the piano, sing and act.
6. What's your favorite TV show and/or movie?
I love MASH, the Waltons, Burn Notice, Law and Order: SVU and NCIS. My favorite movies are The Narnia Movies (the newer ones) the National Treasure movies, and the Polar Express.
7.What is your favorite color?
I really like Lavender and Light Blue.
8. What do you like about this blog (My American Girl) and/or why did you follow it?
I like it because Emma posts alot (something I seriously need to work on) and her posts are so fun and enjoyable!
Sorry for not posting pics of the doll display thing like I said I would, but my family just got a new camera (8D) but I don't know how to upload the pictures yet ( :( ) They'll be up as soon as I figure it out!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Random Updates

AGH! I'm a terrible blogger! I haven't updated in like a week and a half. Sorry 'bout that. BUT I promise that will change soon because I Graduated from 8th grade today so no more school work until September. My family went out for lunch and I got to see my baby second cousin, James. He's a cutie pie :) My class leaves for Washington DC tomorrow morning at 5:41 AM, and we get back late Wednesday, so on Thursday I'll have pics of the doll display I set up the other day, I promise. Well, that's just about it. Thanks for reading!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Thanks, Priya!

Thank you so much to Priya from AG Playground made me this AWESOME signature.

Isn't it cute?

If you haven't checked out her website, you should. It's really cool!