Monday, September 30, 2013

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Sleeping beauty :-) My beautiful Aoki taking a little nap.

(American Girl Doll)

Sunday, September 29, 2013

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Kilele, Autumn and Aoki are becoming fast friends. 8D

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Cake Batter Fudge

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Cake Batter Fudge, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.
Made the kids some cake batter fudge which I of course had to sample. XP Yummy!

♥ Autumn ♥

♥ Autumn ♥ by Among the Dollslls on Flickr.
Too much sun, making her look weird BUT this is Autumn (custom GOTY Kailey). :-)

Autumn was an eBay rescue and started life as a TLC Girl of the Year Kailey Hopkins. As you can see her wig was in pretty rough shape but that was nothing compared to the condition of her torso and limbs. I cleaned her up and re-wigged her with a straightened #26 wig and Autumn was born. 8D 

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Aoki & Kiele welcomes the new girl, Autumn, to the family. 8D

(American Girl Dolls... Custom Cécile Rey, Custom Kailey Hopkins and #30?)

Friday, September 27, 2013

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Photo in front of Superman from Aoki's trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain last weekend.

(American Girl Doll... identity still unknown)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

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Fall has officially arrived! I know it arrived like 4 days ago but I'm enjoying taking photos of my girls with the changing scenery.

(PM American Girl Doll #4)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Welcome Fall!

Okay, so I'm 3 days late but my photos have been showing the changes of the seasons here in Southern California.

I really like this time of the year, it's right before it gets too cold and but still hanging on to a little Summer heat. Just wanted to share a little Fall love!

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Chillaxin on a lovely Fall evening.

(PM American Girl Doll #4)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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Willow enjoys a beautiful Fall evening.

(PM American Girl Doll #4)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

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The girls taking a break from their amusement park fun.

I don't like how blown out this photo iooks. That is the main reason why I like to use DSLR... I can control what my photo will look like.

oh well, we had fun! 8D

(American Girl Dolls #30 and Custom Cécile Rey)

Friday, September 20, 2013

All About Aoki

You what they say about always wanting to play with the new shiny toy? Well I guess it's true because all I want to do is play with Aoki. She is so photogenic and she looks great in whatever I put her in. Plus her unique hair color, her style being revealed to me and her character starting to take shape. All of it just makes want to play with her even more! Now instead of shopping for Kiele, I'm shopping for Aoki. 

I thought I knew what Kiele's style/character was going to be but I'm not liking my first take, so she's back to the drawing board of sorts. She will appear in photos with Aoki since they are best friends but I need to work on her some more. 

As for Aoki, she's my princess tomboy. 8D She likes to be fashionable but doesn't mind going out playing with the boys and getting dirty. She'll wear pink but will put on black in a minute. Aoki is an all-around fun girl. 

While the other girls will get their respective time in front of the camera, Aoki is my go-to gal. So to make sure my blog isn't solely Aoki, she has started her own blog... ☀ All About Aoki ☀. It's still very new. I mean new as in there is only one post there. She'll post photos and other tidbits there so you can keep up with her adventures.

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Doesn't Aoki look radiant in this lighting? I'm really having fun playing with the different colors of the season and sunlight. Who says we don't get to see the seasons change here in Southern California? LOL

(American Girl Doll... still unknown. LOL)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

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Aoki enjoys being outside. I hope to take her on her first "real" outing this weekend.

(American Girl Doll #30 or Jess.. hoping to find out really soon. LOL)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Meet My AGs (YT Video)

Just made this video of all my American Girl Dolls. It's nothing fancy. I do plan on doing more slideshow videos of my girls. Like I'll be uploading the ADAD photos for each girl into their own videos. For this video I used YouTube's software but it's kind of limiting, so I'm going to see what other software I can use to make my slideshows mine. :)

Here are my current American Girl Dolls:
Alanna (MyAG #26)
Alyssa (PC Josefina)
Aoki (Not sure... either MyAG #30 or GOTY Jess)
Kiele (Custom Cecile Rey)
Maya (MyAG #31)
Renee (PC Felicity - rewigged)
Willow (PC AGOT #4)


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My beautiful Aoki.

I still don't know which doll she is #30 0r Jess, so I'm going to take her to the American Girl Place LA and see if they can tell for me. I want to know who this beauty is!

(American Girl Doll)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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Aoki chillaxin on a beautiful September day.

(American Girl Doll #30... not sure)

Monday, September 16, 2013

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Aoki out for an afternoon stroll. She is such a beautiful doll. I'm totally smitten with her. 8D

The outfit she's wearing is made by me paired with Saige's meet boots.

(American Girl Doll #30 or Jess... still not sure)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

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Beautiful Aoki

(American Girl Doll #30 or Jess.. not sure)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

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Who else is ready for cooler weather to arrive? Looks like Renee is.

(PM American Girl Doll Felicity rewigged)

Friday, September 13, 2013

New Girl in Town!

So excited for the arrival of my newest girl, Aoki (American Girl Doll #30... I think). Aoki arrived Thursday, Sept. 12, in pretty rough shape but being me I quickly fixed her up and she is even more beautiful than I could ever imagine. Here's how she looked before she got all cleaned up.

My beautiful Aoki after a thoroughly cleaning.

It's official, Aoki and Kiele are my absolute favorite AGs and it's taking all my willpower NOT to photograph them only but I will being doing photo-shoots and stories around them, look for those to come in the near future. :-) I still need to feature Willow and Alyssa for ADAD but once their weeks are done, all bets are off... it'll be the Aoki and Kiele show. LOL Isn't it funny how I thought I didn't care for these molds, for them now to be my most favorite molds?! I Aoki and Kiele!!!

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Ready for Fall.

(PM American Girl Doll Felicity rewigged)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

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Renee looks gorgous in this lighting.

(PM American Girl Felicity rewigged)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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I ♥ how intense Renee's eyes look in black & white.

(PM American Girl Doll Felicity - rewigged)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

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♥ Renee ♥

(Rewigged PM Felicity)

Also, I received Mia's Meet Sneakers today and they are so cute! I can't wait for my latest purchases to arrive. 8D

Sunday, September 8, 2013

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My sleeping beauty, Alanna. 8D

(American Girl Doll #26)

Bonus photo from Alanna's photo shoot. ;-)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Among the AG Dolls

As you may have noticed, my blog has been taken over by my American Girl Dolls. Yes I collect many different kinds of dolls (Blythe, BJDs, Dals, Monster High, just to name a few) but it appears my preference has greatly shifted to all American Girl Dolls, all the time. LOL I still photograph my other dolls BUT I'm having a lot MORE fun planning my AG doll shoots and sewing projects. I think I'll just take a break from my other dolls for awhile and focus solely on my American Girl Dolls.

As you've seen these last two weeks I've focused my ADAD photos on featuring one of my AGs for the whole week and it was fun looking for new places to do my photo shoots. I plan to focus on one AG doll a week from here on, out. 8D Next to be featured is Renee (fka PM Felicity -rewigged) and she's already dressed in her new Back to School outfit I made her too. I'm working on all the girls Back to School/Fall outfits. It's just a little slow in going but everyone will be getting a new outfit, so I can take "School" photos.

As a sidenote, I received Saige's boots today and they are even cuter in 18" form as they are in mini AG doll form. It looks like my girls will have an extensive shoe collection because there are so many cute shoe options out there for my girls. Plus a girl can never have too many shoes.  LOL

Oh, I'm working on my first giveaway so be on the lookout for details of that coming soon. :-) I have an idea of what I want to do/giveaway but I'm not sure how to go about it. XP
At any rate, welcome to the new "Among the AG Dolls".

ETA:: Hopefully there will be a new girl arriving this week. She's the last doll I'm purchasing this year. No new dolls until 2014. 8D Unless something goes wrong... my luck on the secondhand market has been hit or miss lately.

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Alanna says farewell to her week as my ADAD Muse. She was fun to take out and take photos of her. She's such a beautoful girl. :-)

(American Girl Doll #26)

Friday, September 6, 2013

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Alanna still enjoying the Summer heat.

(American Girl Doll #26)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

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ADAD 247/365, a photo by Among the Dolls on Flickr.
♥ Alanna ♥

(American Girl Doll #26)

ETA: Kiele's Pink Fair Isle Sweater arrived today. She looks so adorable in it too. I think I'll use it for her official "school" photo. :-)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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It's still VERY hot here in So Cal, so Alanna keeps cool in the shade.

(American Girl Doll #26)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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My 13 yo daughter requested I take a photo of Alanna, Kiele and Maya together for the photo of the day. I hope she likes it. :-)

(American Girl Doll #26, fka Cecile Rey and #31)

ETA: Kiele's Heelys arrived today and they are fantastic! Now to make her a pair of capris and tshirt to wear with them. I ♥ her new shoes!

Krazy for Kiele

It's official... I'm crazy for Kiele!! 8D Don't tell my other girls but Kiele is my very special (fave) AG. ^^; I think it might be all the love I put into her that has forged this love for her. Well I don't know but now I see what others have talked about when they say they have an absolute fave doll. (^_^)  

Anyhow, over this past labor day weekend AGPT was good to me and I picked up a few goodies for Kiele. 

I acquired her a pair of retired AG Heelys, GOTY Saige's Boots and retired GOTY Mia's Meet Sneakers. Plus on eBay, I won retire PWP (Purchase-with-Purchase) 2012 AG Holiday Pink Fair Isle Cardigan Sweater . :-D This should be quite a week of happy mail days for me, I mean Kiele. ^^: Now to build her wardrobe and make her some skinny jeans, leggings and a couple of tops to wear with her new shoes.

Kiele will also be getting her own "room". I've chosen the color scheme and purchased the "wallpaper", now to find fabric to match for her bedding. Her "room" will take some time to get together but I will acquire pieces here and there. See, I told you I'm krazy for Kiele. \(^_^)/

Monday, September 2, 2013

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Alanna enjoying this beautiful Labor Day.
(American Girl Doll #31)

Sunday, September 1, 2013