April 29, 2015

The pleated skirt

So, I've decided that I'm now going to be doing reviews on these Pixie Faire patterns that I get.
 I'll sew them and tell you all what I think about them! Sound like a good idea? I'm really excited to sew a lot more things now! :) I never thought that I would be into sewing this much!
 I don't know what to call my series yet. If you have any ideas comment them down below! I'll basically take anything at this point. I haven't thought of any name. 
Anyway, this past week I sewed the pleated skirt! 

Adorable right? I think it is so cute. ^_^
It's intermediate level which means it is for those who have sewn but have had at least a bit of experience. Not like the beginner patterns. This was actually easier then I thought it would be!
It was really easy to understand the instructions. Once it was all done, I came out with a beautiful skirt for my dolls! I actually had trouble at first with the pleats. I folded the pleats too close to each other so it limited the size of the skirt. I just made it so the pleats weren't as squished together and it came out perfectly fine. ^_^ It took me two tries to get it perfect.

 This is definitely one of my favorite pieces that I have sewn so far! 

I love the design. ^_^ 
I'm planning on sewing a white one, a black one, and a khaki material one soon. 
I would say that this took me about an hour and a half to sew. But since I have already sewed one, the second, third, etc ones will come out a lot faster. 
These are absolutely adorable! If you think you can do this pattern I say go for it! If you mess up it's OK. Just come back to this pattern after you've practice sewing a little more. Really, if I can do it, then you can definitely do it!
Good luck! 
Have fun sewing!

P.s. If you have any questions about this pattern comment them down below! 
Also, this pattern sells for $3.99 on Pixiefaire.com. Go check it out!
Also, if you want me to do step by step guides on these reviews please let me know! I don't mind doing them at all!

April 27, 2015

The new blogger award

Hey everyone! ^_^ So I  was nominated for the the "New blogger award" I'm technically not a new blogger but I'm still happy to do this award. :) So thank you Ginny and June!

Here are the questions:

1. What is your favorite book?

A. Does a series count? I really like Percy Jackson... But my favorite book from that series is probably "The last Olympian". 

2. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

A. Pistachio Almond.

3. What profession would you like to pursue when you are older?

A. I've actually been thinking about this question and I think that I would be pretty good as a interior decorator. I really enjoy decorating my house. It's so funny because my Mom always asks me if something would look good in a certain room. She doesn't trust her own judgment. XD
But aside from that I would love to be a stay at home Mom.

4. Does your handwriting look better in marker, or pencil?

A. Pencil. But I don't really like using them.

5. What does the fox say?

Oh gosh... xD
I'm not even going to answer this...

5. Swimming, or sledding?

This one is really easy for me actually. We don't get snow where I live, so definitely swimming!

7. If a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound?

Yup... xD

8. Why did you start your blog?
To be honest, I think that I wanted to challenge myself to do something that I haven't done before. 
My best friend actually had a blog but it wasn't about AG dolls. It was about crafting and DIY's.
I kind of got inspiration from that. So I decided to ask my Mom if I could and she said yes! So I did. 
I'm just really glad that I did do what I did. If I hadn't have,  I wouldn't have developed this hobby. 

Those are all of the questions. :3

I'm just too lazy to nominate people for this award so just consider yourself nominated if you have been blogging for under a year and you have less than 100 posts. 

Your questions are:

Why did you start your blog?
When did you start your blog?
What is your favorite thing about the blogging?
Who is your favorite blogger?

By the way, I'm not really sure of the rules for this award. Just make sure that you tell your readers who nominated you for this award (Me) and to put the image (above) somewhere on your blog. Either on your sidebar or on a "Awards" page like I have. If you do do this award make sure to let me know so I can see your answers. ^_^

That is all.
Thanks for reading!

April 22, 2015

Possible new meet outfit for MAG's

Hi everyone! 
Yup. We may know the new MAG meet outfit that should be coming out while Truly Me. :)
There are also rumors that Truly Me will be released May 21, 2015. But we aren't sure if that is true yet.

Anyway! Now onto the outfit! 

Don't mind my random signature here. It's so if you don't want to see the new MAG outfit yet it won't appear on your dashboards. XD Made that mistake with Grace's new outfit coming out later this year. Oops! XD

Okay so here's the outfit that we think will be the new meet outfit for the MAG's.

*Awkward silence* 

Um... This is uh, yeah...

First of all, American Girl could have done way better! (No offense to those who like the outfit)
This is just really kiddish. It looks like something a four year old would wear. This is kind of disappointing.
If this is the new outfit, I really don't know what I'm going to do. I mean everyone was starting to complain about the "True spirit outfit" because of how it looked and yes, AG did need a new fresh one, but in my opinion, I like the one we have now so much more than this one! I would totally pick it over this one any day. But I am curious on how how this one feels and it's quality. 
This outfit also doesn't have much mix and match potential. It has weird shades of colors and it's just a dress. Not even a skirt and top. I'm waiting to see a close up of the shoes. It looks like there are either gems on the top of them, or little light pink/purple polka dots.
I really don't know what American Girl was thinking...
But there was also a point brought up by someone else that AG may be doing this on purpose so they get people to see how useless this outfit is when they buy the doll and it makes them buy more outfits for their new doll from them that will work. (If that makes any sense.)
I don't know how I feel about this... 

In the photo above you may have noticed that the doll didn't have hair and the reason why is because it didn't. When we first sighted this outfit it was modeled by a hairless doll that AG offers. 
 So American Girl actually had this image on their site for some reason. Maybe AG put it up there on their site by accident because just the other day it had this image. Then I checked it again and it had a doll in the normal meet outfit that we have now just like in the photo below.
This is what I saw when I checked again. For a little while the AG site was down because of updates. I'm not really sure what they were doing. Maybe they were testing the HTML for the new items before the big release. Not really sure. 

So, this may be the new meet outfit. We just aren't sure yet. But it does make sense because the "Dolls without hair" in the last picture are featured in the MAG meet outfits that we have now.
So I think it most likely is the new outfit. But I'm also hoping that it's just a outfit that they will be releasing. But I really doubt it. 

Thanks for reading! 
What are your thoughts on this topic? Do you like the new meet outfit?
Also, I didn't mean to offend anyone who likes this outfit. I'm just stating my opinion.
And by the way, I won't be able to post on Friday. I'm going to be out of town. Sorry! 
But I'll post on Monday. Until then! 

April 18, 2015

So I've been doing some sewing...

Hey everyone. ^_^
First of all I want to apologize for not posting on Friday. I was just really busy and I just caught up in the day so sorry about that. But at least I'm posting today! :)
So I've been doing some sewing this past week and today I would like to show you all what I have sewed so far for my dolls! 
If you want tutorials on this pattern I'd be happy to do one! 
I decided that I wanted to try the halter top pattern for American Girl dolls from Pixie Faire. 
Pixie Faire in my opinion, is the best place to get patterns for doll clothes. I love their site because they give great tutorials. And I have never had a problem while sewing a pattern not understanding what they were trying to say for me to do.
 So yeah, I definitely recommend their site. They also have a "Freebie Friday", where every Friday, they put out some type of pattern for free only for that day. They don't always do American Girl patterns, they have all types of patterns for other kinds of dolls. 
Anyway, you get the point. It's just a really great site. Make sure to check it out if you love to sew! You can go to it here.

Now finally on to the pictures. :)

 This is the first halter top that I made. And it was the first one that I have ever made. I think it turned out pretty good! There were a few little bumps in the hemming but I learned how to fix it. I made it out of a knit. I think knits are best for this pattern. The fabric has to be flexible so it can gather and lay out nicely.

 This is the second one that I made. This one is definitely my favorite out of the two! 
 I love the colors so much!  

Really for this pattern, the hardest part about it was the hemming at the bottom of the shirt. Even then it's not very hard. You just have to make sure that the fold is even all around the shirt. I would think that this pattern would be great for beginner sewers.

Thanks for reading! 
If you liked this post and want me to do more of these make sure to comment down below! 
Also comment which halter top was your favorite!
See you all next week!

April 15, 2015

Grace's new outfit (Spoiler alert)

Sorry for all of this AG news all at once. There's just a ton of stuff going around! I've got you inform you all about it. ;)
So you all know how American Girl usually releases another outfit for the GOTY's around the end of the year right? 
Well, we already know what Grace's next outfit will be!
(Spoiler alert!!!

If  you don't want to know what it looks like, don't read on. :)

And I guess you all have no choice but to see the outfit because it sorta appears on your dashboards...
Yeeeeeaaaaah... Sorry about that. XD

Whelp. That should have given you enough time to click off of this post. Okay then. Looks like you want to know. XD

Here is Grace's new outfit:

Images from Ebay user huaclub_1984
Photos are not mine.

It's super cute right? I think it's adorable.
It may look familiar if you have seen a picture of Grace's new book that is also coming out later on in this year.
 I like it how American Girl made the outfits for Grace a lot more mature than other ones in the past. I also really like it how this outfit has a lot of mix and match potential! I really don't know which piece is my favorite! They are so adorable together, as well as apart.
We haven't seen what the shoes look like yet, but I'm sure they will make this outfit even cuter!
I am hoping that this outfit comes with a hair accessory. Also that it won't be too expensive. Maybe $30 at the most. Even with those prices I don't like buying the outfits.

This is her new book  that is also coming out later on this year. It may even come out at the same time as the outfit! The books is called "Grace makes it great".
And as you can see Grace is wearing the same outfit as in the book! 
I was hoping that American Girl would make this outfit that was on the front cover of this book for dolls! And they did!
 I was so happy to find this information!
I haven't bought anything from Grace's collection yet, but when I do, I am hoping that I can get this.


Are you excited for this outfit to come out? Will you buy it?
Thank you all so much for reading! Y'all are awesome. :)
P.s. Don't forget to vote on the poll!

April 13, 2015

American Girl retiring 3 MAG's?

Hello everyone! 
So there has been a rumor going around that American Girl is retiring 3 of the My American Girl dolls while they release "Truly Me". We aren't sure if this is true or not. But I think it is about time that American Girl retires a few MAG's. 

They are apparently retiring these dolls.




I am really sad that they may be retiring these dolls! In my opinion, they are adorable.
I think they are really cute. Though I wouldn't be too bummed if they do retire them because they weren't ever on my "wish list". 
I'm actually really not surprised that American Girl is doing this. 
I think it's about time that they do.

What are your thoughts about this topic? Any of these dolls on your wishlist?
Do you think AG is going to retire these dolls? 
Thanks for reading!

P.s. Here's a better picture of the Truly Me logo:

Ah... Much better than the other one. XD

Also don't forget to vote on this weeks poll! This weeks question is:
What doll hair types do you like best?
So make sure to vote!
I also need your help with what y'all should vote on! It doesn't necessarily have to be American Girl related.
 If you have an idea, comment it on any of my posts.

April 11, 2015

All Things doll first giveaway

Hello everyone! So this is just a quick post, and I thought I'd let you all know that Hope over on All Things Doll is having her first giveaway! 
She is giving away a American Planet outfit for American Girl dolls from Etsy.
It's a really cute outfit! 
You could win:
1 Dress
1 Pair of shoes
1 Necklace
1 Headband

So make sure to go and check that out! You can go to the giveaway here
It ends April 18, 2015 so hurry if you want to enter! 
Thanks for reading!
Good luck to everyone who enters!

April 10, 2015

Truly Me is official!

Hello all of my lovely readers! ^_^ 
Yup! You read right! Truly Me is official!

All photos are mine.

Well, it's not "technically" official because AG hasn't announced it, but all of the evidence is there so I think it's really going to happen.
Anyways, I went to www.americangirlpublishing.com and I looked for anything there that would 
have something about "Truly Me" (the new makeover for the MAG's.) I've had some luck there before, and they did have something! So I found a few books that American Girl should be releasing soon. Maybe when they release Truly Me, or maybe later on. 
So it is rumored that it should come out in May this year! A little while ago I heard that it would be released in late February, but it has obviously not been.

Here's a picture of the Truly Me logo.

(I am so sorry for such a grainy photo! I tried different ways to take the pic to see if it would change the quality but they all failed. Sorry!)
But anyways, this is the new Truly me logo. (If you can see it. XD )
the "Friends forever" is not part of it. Only the Truly Me part. 
I think it's really cute! I like the colors. As well as the font.

Here's the actual book where I got the logo from. It's called "Truly Me Friends Forever". I'm not really sure of what it's all about but it has activities to do with your best friends.

Here's why I think American Girl will be changing it.

1. American Girl right now has the Charm keeper necklace for dolls on sale right now. They also have some books on sale, and they don't put the charms (to go on the Charm-Keeper necklace) in the MAG outfits anymore. They also have outfits for the MAG's with the charms included with them on sale right now so they can get rid of them in time for this new change.

5. I have studied the time pattern of when American Girl has updated the MAG line. They have started giving it a makeover about every 2 years, while giving the dolls a new meet outfit. Although the "American girl of today" didn't change the name for about 10+ years, they still changed the meet outfits. So we pretty much already knew this was coming. After changing the name to "Just like you dolls" AG started to change it every 2 years. And it seems like they want to keep it that way. 
I just don't get why they keep changing the names. Hopefully they will keep this one.

Here are a few other things that I have thought about if AG does do this.

2. Will American Girl shut down Inner Star U? I'm not really sure. It wouldn't really be a big deal for me because I don't even play very often, but I don't know about those nine year old's... I'm thinking that if AG does, they may get some complaints about it... Not really sure though. 
They may even just rename the game.

3. Will AG release another doll while they make Truly Me known? 
I think it would be really cool if they did! They haven't added another doll to that collection in a little while. Though I'm not really sure of what other doll they would add. They've pretty much made all the dolls they can. I'm not really sure if they will or not. What do you think/want the new doll to look like?

4. What will the new Truly Me outfits look like? 
We don't know yet.
But I think it would be cool if they designed something that girls today really do wear. This last one didn't really do that. Maybe the skirt yeah, but also maybe shorts, or jeans. Maybe even a dress! But I think AG would want it so girls can actually "relate" to what the dolls are wearing so they can "relate" to the dolls even more than before.
I really do hope they do something a lot cuter than the ones now... I don't mind them, but with my sisters that have bought the MAG's we have about three of them, and that is more than enough of the same outfit for me. 

Whelp, that's all I have. Leave your predictions in the comments down below! If they release another doll, what do you want her to look like? 
Thanks for reading!

P.s. Make sure to vote on this weeks poll! 

April 9, 2015

Fun With AG Fan American Planet spring giveaway

  Hey everyone! This is just a quick post. 
I just thought that I'd let y'all know that over on Amaya's blog, she's having a giveaway!
You can go to the giveaway here.
She's giving away a really cute outfit from the Etsy store American Planet
The outfit includes:

1 skirt
1 T-shirt
1 Bracelet
1 Pair of shoes

Image credit Fun With AG Fan

Make sure to enter! It ends April 14, 2015! 
Good luck!

April 8, 2015

Blue bows ~ A photo shoot

 The one above is probably my favorite photo!


So I hope you enjoyed these photos of Claire! 
She's wearing Julies Summer outfit if you wanted to know.
To me Claire was never really very photogenic, but I actually really like these photos of her! 
 I hope to send her to the doll hospital soon. You probably would have never guessed, but she's a Pleasant company doll. She is really old, and her hair is really dry. That's why you don't see her very often in posts. 
But I'll hopefully have her all fixed up soon enough! I'll most likely send her to the doll hospital after I get Grace. (If I do) 
Thanks for reading! 
Make sure to comment which photo was your favorite, and vote on the weekly poll! 

Till next time.