Updates

I posted more of my dolls’ personalities on the Meet the Dolls 10-12 page. Go check it out!

 

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Hi from Katelyn!

I am the doll who has lived in Alathea for the longest! Kathleen got me for Christmas in 2009. I am triplets with Rubye and Hally, and a competitive figure skater. I skate at the Lucerne’s Alathea branch, and have a lot of fun. I also take ballet and modern, per my skating teachers’ request. I just started Irish Dance about two years ago, and am currently in Novice. I am going to my first ever Oireachteas / Regionals this year, and am super excited!

 

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ETSY SHOP!

Claire (my little sister) and I have opened an Etsy shop! So far we have only listed one item, but do you want to see it?

 

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If you want to see the rest of the photos, please follow this link.

etsy.com/shop/SpunkyandSweet

 

We are currently working on something involving dark blue, light blue, black and gold fabric, set to debut around late October/ early November. I will be posting about any and all new releases on my blog, so stay tuned!

I have also been playing around with tulle and layering different colors of tulle, inspired mainly by Melody Valerie’s Margot dress.

 

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Hi From Alejandra!

Hi! My name is Alejandra! I just moved to Alathea about two weeks ago! I am cousins with Josefina and Marisol, and hope that they get here soon! I am a ballet folklorico dancer, and my new dresses are in progress! I like Veracruz, Yucatan, and Jalisco dancing best. I am partially Native American and partially Hispanic.  I am 10 years old! I also love reading and cooking! My favorite things to cook are usually spicy and flavorful, which makes Katelyn gag. *glare*

Alejandra

 

Adios!

Alejandra

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Rubye’s Helping Hand

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Rubye opened her eyes groggily and looked at the calendar. “Oh it’s Saturday. Now I can sleep in,” she murmured sleepily. Suddenly she sat bolt upright. “Today I’m taking our donations to the homeless shelter!” She said.

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“Wake up, wake up, wake up,” she said, jumping on Katelyn. “Rubye, go back to sleep,” Katelyn murmured. “I just can’t! I have to go to the homeless shelter! Will you get ready with me?” Rubye said excitedly. “Get ready by yourself!” Katelyn said, as she pushed Rubye off of her. “Do you wanna make pancakes?” Rubye asked. Katelyn just smiled and climbed out of bed.

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Rubye quickly tried to tame her unruly hair, but that proved unmanageable, so she just did it the best she could and quickly tied in a bow.

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As she looked in the mirror, she wondered what the people at the homeless shelter would be like. Would they want to talk to her? Would they like what she had brought? What would they like?

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She got dressed and quickly put on her shoes. Katelyn brought her lunchbox with her breakfast in it. “Do you want to help me pack some food for the people at the homeless shelter?” she asked. “Sure!” Rubye replied.

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Not bothering to change her pj shirt, she threw on a jacket and hoped she looked presentable. “Ready!” Rubye whispered to Katelyn. “OK! I’ll go make sure Mom’s ready to take you!” She whispered back. “Don’t wake up the others!”

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As soon as she got there, Ruybe jumped out and quickly started unloading a box full of donations. “Where do I put these donations?” she asked the lady behind the counter. “Hi! My name’s Linda! What is your’s?” Said Linda. “Ruybe” “Ok, Ruybe, here’s your sticker so you can access all of the facilities visitors are allowed into. You can bring your donations to the receiving room, on the second floor. Here’s a map! You can stay and visit, but all visitors must be out by 6:30 p.m.” Linda said. Rubye smiled, overwhelmed by all the information.

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On her last trip to bring the donations to the receiving room, she noticed a girl, probably around 11 or 12, wearing a headscarf and with what Rubye assumed to be her baby sister in her lap. “Um, hi?” Ruybe said hesitantly. “Hello! You brought all those donations, did you not?” she said in a thick Russian accent. “Um, well, my sisters and I all did.” She said hesitantly. “Oh, you have sisters too? My little sister is asleep in my lap right now. I’m watching her while my mother is at work. You and your sisters are so kind. That pile is taller than I am and twice as thick!” she said cheerily. Ruybe, heartened by the girls kind demeanor, sat down by her.

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“What’s your name?” Rubye asked her. “Oh, silly me, I forgot to properly introduce myself! I’m Rebekah. I just moved here from Russia a couple years ago. Oh, there I go again. My mom says I run like the wind and talk twice as fast!” Said Rebekah, with a hint of a laugh in her silvery voice. “How old are you?” Rubye asked. “12. How old are you? Oh, wait, I forgot to ask you what your name is?” “Rubye. Rubye Althea. I’m 11. I’m turning 12 on June 9th.” said Rubye. “Ooohhh! Such a lovely name! I always wished my name was Tatiana, but of course I couldn’t talk when I was little. My sister here is lucky. She got named Tatiana.” Rebekah said. They talked from 9:00 in the morning till 12:00, when the lunch bell rang. “Oh,” Rebekah said sorrowfully. “You should probably go. It must be lunch time” “Oh! You are right!” said Rubye. “You’ll visit, won’t you? It gets awfully lonely here sometimes. The only other kids that are here are all younger or older than me.” Rebekah said anxiously. ” Of course I will!” Said Rubye. I’ll visit you every Saturday at 3:00! My mom already said she could drive me here once a week on Saturdays if I wanted too! I’ll see if I can come on Tuesdays too!” Rubye said. “OK, meet you right here next Saturday!” Replied Rebekah.

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“Bye!” Rebekah called. I couldn’t wait for next Saturday!

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The Snowflake Award

Abigail nominated anyone who wanted it for the Snowflake Award, so I decided to do it. 😉

Here are my answers:

1.Which dolls do you want next?

My sister and I are currently saving up for Isabelle and Ivy, but I am also looking for a good condition NIB Cecile or decent condition Samantha or JLY (Just Like You) 19 to turn into a custom Hermione.

2. Do you have any pets?

Nope. I really want a dog though.

3.  Are you happy about BeForever?

Kind of. I have mixed feelings. I think some things are cool, but I am really sad that it cost three of my favorite dolls. (Ruthie, Ivy, and Cecile)

4. What do you think 2015’s GOTY (Girl of the Year) should be like?

An Irish Dancer (obviously) who is trying to qualify for Worlds. Dark auburn wavy hair, (Rebecca/Ruthie‘s wig in auburn) light brown eyes, medium skin, and Jess mold. I really like the name Ethnea or Caitria for her. Maybe the last name Bree?

5. Boots or flip-flops?

Boots

6. Favorite flower?

I love white roses, primroses, lilacs, and violets best.

7. Favorite doll out of your collection?

I really can’t choose! Katelyn was my first, and Ruthie is the only I bought with my saved up money, but Becca has the best hair for styling, and Emily has red hair, etc. The things I get myself into when I have to answer this question! 🙂

8. Favorite color?

I really like mint green, turquoise, dark green, and midnight blue.

9. When did you start blogging?

April 26, 2014. Just over three months!

10. Dogs or cats?

Dogs. (I think)

And now, I will nominate some of my favorite doll blogs. A lot have already been nominated, so I will only choose people I do not think have been nominated. Please tell me if I am wrong.

Savannah Stylez (not a doll blog, but still pretty great!)

Never Grow Up Doll Guide

Toybox Philosopher

Miss Molly and Friends

The Abbot Doll Family

Doll Pizzaz

Ag In Ohio

Madness and Fun

Madness and Fun with the Dolls

Country Doll Studios

ToDolly Awesome

Delightful World of Dolls

Little House of American Girl 

Astrid’s Frozen Secret

The Guys and Gals of Chestnut Street

Girly Doll Type

Now, if you got nominated you are supposed to answer these questions (You don’t have to if you don’t want to. Also, if you own a non doll blog, cough cough Savannah cough cough, just answer the non doll questions).

1. If you could choose one historical, one MYAG, and one current/past GOTY to get for free, who would you choose?

2.  What would your dream MYAG’s personality, looks, and hobbies be?

3. What is your favorite Etsy shop for doll clothes?

4. What is your favorite doll you do not have (from any 18″ doll brand)?

5. If you could choose one My Twinn doll from the 18″ Adopt-A-Friend Dolls page, who would you choose?

6. What is your favorite book?

7. If you could choose one book and/or movie character to make a custom doll of, who would it be?

8. What is the first word that came to mind when you figured out you got nominated?

9. Who is your favorite Harry Potter character?

10. If you could have any name, what would it be?

11. Samantha, Kirsten, or Molly?

Those are the questions! Remember, you have to nominate at least five people, and you must write 11 questions for them to answer, then notify them that they were nominated.

Kathleen

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My Created Modern / Harry Potter Characters – Part 1

 

Gabriella Andrews

You can see her here.

Age:11

Birthday: January 10th

Nickname: Gabby

Likes: Gabby loves singing, acting, dancing costume design, etc. Anything to do with performing!

Pet Peeves: Bad music, rock n’ roll, blues

Favorite Colors: Purple, pink, turquoise

Favorite Food: Ice Cream Snowballs!

Favorite Book: Dancing Shoes (by Noel Streatfield)

Favorite Movie: First Position (Ballet Documentary)

Personality: Pretty excited all the time, an extravert, usually pretty nice but when she gets carried away she can be a little rude.

Time Period: current

Fun Fact: Gabby plays piano, violin, cello, and flute, and also tap dances, does jazz, lyrical, and a little ballet.

These are some of her clothes:

Meet Outfit

Piano Recital Outfit

Spring Party Outfit

Pajamas

Casual Outfit

Instrument Practice Outfit 

Summer Outfit

School Outfit

Birthday Party Dress

Party Dress

Christmas Outfit

Tap Outfit

 

Lily Rose Evans

You can see her here.

Age:12

Birthday: January 30th

Nickname: none

Likes: Charms works, reading, school

Pet Peeves: Quidditch

Favorite colors: red, gold

Favorite Food: beef pastries

Favorite Book: Tales of Beedle the Bard

Favorite movie: none

Personality: very nice, but gets mad kind of easily

Time Period: 1972

Fun Fact: Lily goes to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

I will be making her clothes.

 

Stay tuned for more!

 

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Giveaway!

Doll Diaries is having a giveaway!

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Custom Harry Potter Dolls – Part 1

My friend and I have really been wanting to customize a MYAG  with brown eyes or Samantha into a custom Hermione with this wig, and later make a Luna.

So here are some of the Harry Potter custom dolls I have seen online.

Tonks custom

This is a Nymphadora Tonks custom doll from Blogging American Girls.

Luna Custom

Luna Lovegood by KateLauren Designs on Etsy.

Hermione Custom

Hermione by KateLauren Designs on Etsy.

This is a very quick post, get ready for more posts soon about custom dolls, as well as part two.

 

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Coming Soon!

I got 2 Tori full wigs, and one Orla bun wig from Emerald Key. A review will be coming soon!

 

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