30 June 2012

Let's try it!

I've been noticing I've been spending most of my days on the internet. Spending most of the day, mindlessly checking for new blog posts, comments, and all that.
I don't want to spend my summer like that. Only one month left of summer--make it the best! I'm taking the challenge!

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I'll check my emails once a day (or more if extremely needed), will only blog once a week (and read all the new posts), and won't be wasting my time on the computer. A quote from Anna:
''So many people blog about their lives.  About those every day moments held close to their heart.  But I don't want to blog about life.  I want to live it.''
{I didn't say/typed a word of that, it's all Anna's!}
With that said, bye,
~Madeline

28 June 2012

New AG things!

This may have been their biggest thingimabob yet, it's really big!!!!
To view everything they thingimabobed, click on:
this
My wishlist is growing ever bigger!!! It kills me that they took Licorice away and MADE HER UGLER!!! What's your favorite? Are you going to order anything?
~Madeline

27 June 2012

*Just a notice*

Soon I'm going to change my website address to 'slippingthroughmyfingers' (with www., and all that stuff).
SO BEWARE!!!! To make this somewhat of a real post.... :
FREE Liberty Jane Printable Doll Size Shopping Bag (included in the pattern, or get it here)
I really want to make these! Sorry for the streach. ;o(
~Madeline

26 June 2012

Interview with the Spicys!

Woah, I've been on a roll! Today I'm interviewing The Spicys!


1. How did you find out about American Girl?
Kay Jun: That was pretty much back in the dinosaur age, so I don't remember totally. I think my grandma sent me a catalog.
 
Holly Pino: I don't remember! It was around when I was six or seven when I really got interested in them.

2.Who was the first Spicy, and why?


 Kay Jun's first Spicy was Samantha (Not featured as one of the Spicy Six.) She choose her because she like the time period she came from. Holly Pino's first Spicy was a GOTZ doll, who ironically was very similar in looks to Samantha. Those were the very first Spicys, and we will always love them forever!

 3. Which Spicy blogs the most?
Kay Jun blogs most on The Spicys, but we try and keep it fairly even. We both have personal blogs, and Holly posts more on her blog.

4. Do you have any other blog(s)?
As we said above, we both have personal blogs . We have both been blogging for several years on diffrent blogging platforms.

5. Do you make your own doll clothes (or have you ever tried)?
Holly Pino used to make doll clothes quite often! She has not in recent years but she used to be quite good. Kay Jun has never really "completed" an outfit for her dolls before, but she hopes to soon!

hope you enjoyed,
~Madeline

22 June 2012

Interview with Liz

Liz (from AmericanGirlFan) was so kind enough to let me interview her! Let's see how it went:
1. Why did you start American Girl Fan instead of still blogging on The Journey of 4 Dolls? 
I started AmericanGirlFan instead of continuing my first blog, because my dad owned an account on Typepad. Blogger is a great blog platform, and I would still be using it if I didn't have a Typepad account. The Journey of My 4 Dolls was a starting point for me, showing me how much fun sharing about my dolls was. It helped make AmericanGirlFan what it is today! :)

2. Who's your favorite doll (from AG) that you do not own?

 Hmm...that's a hard one!! I love Jess, the Girl of the Year 2006, Rebecca, Ruthie, All MAGs with red hair, MAG with curly black hair, freckles, and hazel eyes  and Lanie. I like pretty much like all American Girl dolls though, I wish I had room (and the money) to own them all! ;)

3. What encouraged you to start your Etsy shop, Itsy Bitsy Treats?

 My sister Hope was the one who got the idea to own an Etsy Shop. My mom had her own shop which looked really fun. I had started to research clay and how to make Doll Food, and Hope joined me. After making a few items, we tried to come up with a name. We thought up a few different names--ItsyBitsyBakery and CraftySisters, but those were taken. So, we finally thought of ItsyBitsyTreats. Hope makes a lot of the items now, while I'm busy doing my website, and she creates such cute things!!

4. Have there ever been a point in your life in which you didn't like AG dolls anymore?

 I don't think I have ever not liked American Girl, but when I was 12 years old I began to feel like I was getting too old to like them. Since AG marks it that way, I started to feel kind of sad, like I had to grow up. But, I pushed the thought away. I'm glad I did too! At 14 I started my website, and I want girls to know that they can enjoy any hobby at any age--even American Girl dolls.

5.  What is your favorite AG outfit which you own currently?

 I really love Cecile's dresses, especially her Parlor Outfit! I have some Retired Outfits too that will always be my favorites. I like the Gala Party Outfit from 2006, Mia's Outfits from 2008, Felicity's Tea Lesson Gown, Let it Snow Sleep Set from 2006, Sparkly Tunic and Jeans Outfit from 2006, and tons more!! 
~Madeline

21 June 2012

Six Months Ago...

I started this blog.
 December 22, 2011.
Okay, I know I'm a day early; but I have packing to do tomorrow.
I never thought it would improve any. It would just always be me, I thought, no followers. But I was so wrong. I  have 20 followers, 2,169 views, and people from USA, France, Australia, and Netherlands have viewed my blog. I'm so thankful!
I also want to thank Becca . Though she was my third follower {I think...}, we've done so much together. We email and we started two blogs together and we sometimes include each other in our posts! So, thank you, Becca. :o)
I'm changing my blog.
Don't get me wrong, I still love dolls! But all through out this half of a year I've really wanted to do some ''life'' posts. Things about stuff I like, about movies I want to review and other stuff. Since this is {was} a doll based blog, I thought it'd be wrong. Awkward. Bad, possibly.
It'll still be mostly about dolls, but I'll change the name and a few other things. I hope you understand; and it'll still be me writing!!!!! :)
On to other things....
My dolls and I want to celebrate with you! WOOT!! You have to wait until Saturday to see the celebration, though. :p
~Madeline

15 June 2012

Clancy Drew

Hi, my name is Clancy Drew! I'm Nancy Drew's granddaughter (even when she got married she didn't change her last name, so my granddad decided to stick with it and changed his last name :p). I like to go on adventures; and solving mysteries. I kind of have a reputation not only for trouble-making now, but mystery solving...

I'd love to talk more (Mom says I have a talent); but  a super-duper mystery awaits! Maybe I can even post more about it later.....
~Clancy Drew,
age 12

A simple thing to do....

So, you know when you have those empty mini-boxes of cereal, and you might be thinking something along the lines of : 'These would be perfect for my dolls, but I really don't want those little pointy flaps sticking up'.
You might simply tape them down, but then it's all shiny and a little weird. So what should you do? Let's find out:
 Gather all of your supplies, an adventure awaits! You'll need:
EMPTY mini-cereal box (s),
scissors,
ruler (or you can guess)
See these flaps? So look at the pink one. On the very pointy top it's probably about 1 and a half inches.
 You want to cut off about a centimeter (or two) on both sides, so it's an inch (or just till it's an inch).
 Flip that thingy around! You may not be able to notice, but I highlighted 'Kellogg's' in pink. :)
 Take your scissors and poke a small hole to the left or right of the Kellogg's sign. You want to then cut it straight until it's about one inch and 2 centimeters long (so the flap can be stuck in). (You might need help in the poke the scissors in the pointy flap part)
 Take your 1 inch flap and insert the narrow part into the cut you just created. You might need to make the cut bigger, though.
 This is mine next to a un-opened box of Rice Krispies.
 I got so annoyed when I saw that Frosted Flakes are 'of corn'. It was like, ' Oh my goodness! I thought they were made of BLUEBERRIES!'
And your done! Woot! (I'll explain Rebecca's outfit later, can you tell? She's wearing a Bitty Baby skirt as a top.)
So, all in all it might have been better/easier to tape it. But this way, it's more realistic.
~Madeline

13 June 2012

My Reader Submission

Check out my reader submission at the Spicys!!! Emma (I don't have your link, I'm sorry) also blogged there, check it out too!
~Madeline

Link Love, Round 2

It's Link Love yet again! Woot!
What is Link Love?
Link Love is one way to show bloggie friends you've liked/enjoyed their posts! Link Love is a nice thing to do, I encourage you to do it!

1. Check out Grace's dolls!
2. I'm simply in love with these duck tape bows!
3. It looks like Pretty Lilly had a fun time at the AG hair salon!
4. We can wish AGcat's dolls a happy birthday, whether it's now or then!
5. Check out my reader submission at the Spicys (you can email them if you want to do one, too!)

That's all for now! If you want your blog to be shown in future Link Loves, comment on this post or follow me!
@a few followers---
Sometimes when you follow me I can't see the links back to your blogs! Check to see if I can by clicking on your 'follow' picture. If there is no link back to your blog, please comment on this post, cause' I'd love to show your blogs on Link Loves, too!
~Madeline

This blog is undergoing changes!

I'll still be posting (only a little though)!
If you want, check back and see all the small changes. I think the changes should stop sometime around June 22, 2012. I wonder why?
I know! See if you can find out, I suggest going back to December.
~Madeline

10 June 2012

And the Winner is....

I'm sorry.
It's June TENTH!!! I've been really busy, so without further redo....
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The winner is....
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THE SPICYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

Congrats, Spicys, and thank you everybody else for entering! Spicys, I'll be emailing you shortly. If I don't get a reply within 3 days, I'll choose another winner. 

Once again, thank you everybody for entering! 
~Madeline 

05 June 2012

Link Love

So, a few days ago I asked the Spicys if I could do ''Link Love''.
What is Link Love?
Link Love is one way to show bloggie friends you've liked/enjoyed their posts! It's a fun and nice thing to do, I encourage you to do it (what if lots of bloggers started doing Link Love; the Spicys would be famous!)!
1. Let's all welcome Rory to her new home!
2. Check out the new Katniss doll (from The Hunger Games) at Becca's World!
3. It looks a little rainy at The Mini Dolls' Mini Adventures!
4. Check out this new yummy blog I'm following.... now I need to make a list!
That's all for today! If you'd like your blog to be shown on future Link Loves, please comment here or follow me!
P.S. I noticed I got 15 followers! Thank you! I won't have a giveaway, (because my 10 followers interview is still going on :) but when I reach 30 I think I'd be happy to get something at an AG place....

01 June 2012

Snowcones!

It's been SOOOO hot these past few days. :p
It drives me crazy, so I am happy to present to you a shaving of summer (early)!
 Katie helped me make snow cones. This was right after I took pictures of her outside.

 What do you think of this script? I'm in love with it!
Katie needed help holding her snow cone. :o)