Saturday, August 31, 2013

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ADAD 242/365 by Among the Dolls
Maya says goodbye to her week as my ADAD muse.

(American Girl Doll #31)

Friday, August 30, 2013

♥ Meet Kiele ♥

♥ Meet Kiele ♥ by Among the Dolls
♥ Meet Kiele ♥, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.
My very first custom AG. So proud... I did all the work from taming her unruly hair to swapping her eyes out. 8D

Here is how she arrived and after I finished her up.  :-)

She does have another wig on order but I think she looks cute with her wig straightened... did find out that her hair was cut though.

(American Girl Doll fka Cecile Rey)

Who's That Girl?!

My custom AG in progress. Any guesses as to who she is?!

My custom AG in progress :-)
My custom AG in progress. She's almost finished. All she needs is her new wig. Any guesses as to who she is?!

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ADAD 242/365 by Among the Dolls
ADAD 242/365, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.
Maya is loving all of the attention and outside time this week. 8D

(American Girl Doll #31)

Thursday, August 29, 2013

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ADAD 241/365 by Among the Dolls
ADAD 241/365, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.
Maya is soo photogenic. 8D I'm having lots of fun photographing her.

(American Girl Doll #31)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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ADAD 240/365 by Among the Dolls
ADAD 240/365, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.
I ♥ this close up of Maya, I think this is the first time there isn't any reflections in her glasses. 8D

(American Girl Doll #31)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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ADAD 239/365 by Among the Dolls
ADAD 239/365, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.

I had such a fun photo shoot with Maya that I have to share more. 8D

(American Girl Doll #31)

Saturday, August 24, 2013

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ADAD 236/365 by Among the Dolls
ADAD 236/365, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.

Kalista enjoys a day at the amusement park.

(American Girl Mini Doll Julie)

Friday, August 23, 2013

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ADAD 235/365 by Among the Dolls
ADAD 235/365, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.
Close-up of my beautiful Willow.

(PM American Girl #4)

Changes Are Afoot!

My dollie landscape has undergone a drastic change these past couple of months and I think I've finally found my way in this crazy thing called doll collecting. LOL This last year and a half I've collected as well as rehomed quite a few different types of dollies in my pursuit to find out which dolls I prefer. I can wholeheartedly, without a shadow of a doubt say I find the most joy in 18" American Girl Dolls and 6" American Girl Mini Dolls. They can stand without support which makes them quite easy to photograph, once you can get their eyes in the right direction. LOL These girls put a smile on my face every time I play with them. :)

Also I found I prefer tiny BJDs (11cm-16cm) as opposed to 28cm and above since they are much more compact and travel friendly. Yes, that means my BJD family significantly decreased down to 2 girls... Penelope (Pukipuki Cupid) and Rainbow (Pukifee Pong Pong). I'm still plan on getting one more tiny BJD... a Lati Yellow Lea. I probably won't be able to get here until the beginning of next year but I'll start saving for her.

I enjoy photographing my Blythe, Dal, Pullip and Monster High Dolls. These dolls are very travel friendly and compact. I don't have to worry about them getting too much sun (like my BJDs) or getting wet (like my AGs). Well except for Blythe, Dal & Pullips can't water in their eye/head openings but it's not like if their bodies get wet they'll be ruined.Even if water does get into the head, I could always repair it easier than AGs or BJDs.

All in all, I've rehomed all the dolls I felt didn't fit into my collection and am happy with the ones that are currently here. So I'm not going on a dollie diet but fast. Seriously, I don't plan on getting any new dolls for quite a while with the exception of Cecile (18" & 6") who were already planned and purchased before I said I was going on a dollie fast. But I'll state right now, if I can find a Lati Yellow Lea within my budget, she will be coming home. 8D Otherwise, no new dollies for me.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

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ADAD 234/365 by Among the Dolls
ADAD 234/365, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.

The gang is all here... well almost. 8D

(American Girl Mini Doll Saige, Kit, Julie, Rebecca, Josefina and Ruthie)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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ADAD 233/365 by Among the Dolls
ADAD 233/365, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.

Kit & Ruthie enjoying the last days of Summer together.

(American Girl Doll Mini Kit & Ruthie)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

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"Hey everyone, I'm Josie!"

(American Girl  Mini Doll Josefina)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

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Playtime for Lalaloopsy Littles Pita Mirage and unknown Zhu Zhu Pet. :)

**A little sidenote** I won the eBay auction for the AG Mini Ruthie Doll and have already received shipping notification for her! So excited about these little ladies. It's crazy how I've gone from none to 4 to now 6, plus watching quite a few more! Will my AG Mini Doll madness ever end? Probably not till I have all of them or pretty close to all of them. :P

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Film Photography Update

My Holga 120s arrived a week or two ago but I haven't gotten around to using it yet. Firstly, I don't have any film. I know how am I supoose to shoot film photos without film? And secondly, I've been trying to figure out which 120 film to get. 8D Also upon further inspection of the camera, the indention on the red number screen which was mentioned in the product description does interfer with changing from 12 to 16 shoots. At least the camera is suck taking 6cm x 6cm photos which shooting square format/photos is my real purpose anyway, so no 6cm x 4.5cm photos for me. I do have the masks for both and maybe if I find a spare back, I'll be able to choose between the 2 but I'm not going to worry too much about it since 6cm x 6cm is what I'm after. I do plan on painting my Holga another color though. Sorry but the black is soo drab and boring. I'm thinking about painting it my favorite colors, pink and teal with a splash of white, just need to go to my local Michael's and pick up the paints. :D

A little dollie sidenote, AG Mini Josefina has been shipped plus for my custom TLC Kit arrived the other day AND I'm currently bidding on another AG mini. Ummm... yea, I think that's all for now. :P

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ADAD 229/365 by Among the Dolls
ADAD 229/365, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.

Tamiko looking gorgeous. I just love her smile!

(Dal Angelic Pretty Maretti)

Friday, August 16, 2013

American Girl Minis Update

My collection of mini AGs is growing by leaps and bounds. I went from no mini AGs a little over a month ago to now having 4 (Julie, Kit, Rebecca and Saige)!


Plus I won a Josefina on eBay and I'm thinking about ordering C├ęcile from Barnes and Noble with the 15% coupon I got in my email. I think I'll just get them all. 8D I couldn't/can't just stop at 1 or 2. LOL They are so portable, it makes them easier to take along and photograph. See why I didn't want to get caught collecting these lovely ladies? Oh well, they're lots of fun! :)

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Arrival of a new girl today. 8D

(American Girl Mini Doll Kit)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

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Miss Rebecca trying to keep cool in the late Summer heat!

(American Girl Doll Mini Rebecca)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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ADAD 226/365 by Among the Dolls
ADAD 226/365, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.

Think it's time I get her some new eyechips. I think I change them she'll look nicer. My hubby said she looks mean. LOL

(Dal Katoya)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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The moment you realize your bangs are cut unevenly! XP I didn't cut them, the scalp came to me this way.

(Blythe Cinnamon Girl)

Monday, August 12, 2013

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Kalista is camera ready.  (^_^)

(American Girl Doll Mini Julie)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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Alanna ♥ her little sister,  Maya to pieces. :-)

(American Girl Doll #26 and #31)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

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McKenzie enjoying a fruit bar on a hot Summer day. :-)

(Middie Blythe  Macaron Q-Tea Party)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

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Kalista goes for a Sunday morning walk.

(American Girl Doll Mini Julie)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013

Meet Maya!

Alanna would love for all of you to meet her new little sister, Maya! \(^_^)/

(American Girl Doll #31)

Alanna's Hair Restoration

Alanna's hair restoration is FINALLY a success! Before pic is from when I first got her last year and after pic is from today. :-)

Alanna's hair restoration is FINALLY a success! Before pic is from when I first got her last year and after pic is from today. :-)

♥ Alanna ♥

Doesn't Alanna's hair look so beautiful? !

(American Girl Doll #26)

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♥ Talia ♥

(Blythe Cinnamon Girl)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Change in My Custom Dollie Plans!

Due to the unfortunate scam from the unscrupulous eBay seller, my custom dollie plans have changed a bit. I had planned on making 2 custom AG dolls which I thought AG Elizabeth was the perfect base BUT I've decided I'll use AG Rebecca instead. I've already said I would LOVE to add her to my collection, plus I've seen what my custom doll would look like, thanks to Photoshop, and I know she will be perfect!! :)

Now the other custom is going to be an American Boy Doll! :D I felt it was time to introduce a little bit of chaos to our group of girls and add a BOY to the mix. :) I've seen some really awesome custom American Boy Dolls that I've decided one of my girls needs a brother. :) I've been taking notes on the custom boys on AGPT and hope to create a little brother for Renee. I already have the base doll picked out and I'm currently working on choosing the right wig and wardrobe for him. His name has already been picked! :)

So excited to get these custom dolls started BUT patience will be a virtue and I'll be at the mercy of available funds. :P

Green Apple Lollipops

Green Apple Lollipops. So yummy and I made them myself! :-D

Handmade by me! Woke up this morning  craving green apple lollipops,  so I made them. :D My kids ♥ them and so do I!

Up next this weekend, gummy hearts since I don't have a gummy bears mold... yet! ;)

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Saige out for a walk. :)

Outfit and shoes made by me. I'm a tiny cobbler. So proud of how great these shoes turned. It took me 3 tries to get it right but I'm super happy with the outcome. :D

(American Girl Doll Mini Saige)