Monday, September 1, 2014

AGPC Challenge One

So, Dolls On My Mind is holding a contest, similar to AGMA on YouTube and I am entering in to it because not only will it mean another blog post but it will help me improve my picture skills, so, without further ado, here is my picture.. 
As Kirsten journeys back to her log cabin she stops to rest and practice her English d-o-g she pronounces carefully. She wonders how she will ever please her teacher...  
I chose Kirsten because one, I just made her a school outfit and I just finished reading her books, I was really inspired by how hard working she is and even though it is hard for her to learn English and adapt to living in America she makes the best of it.  
Here are some extra pictures- 





Thanks for looking! Good luck! 
                          Polka Dot Bee

Friday, August 29, 2014

Forever..

Yesterday we went to the grand opening of Beforever, it was a lot of fun to see all of the outfits and dolls in person. We were so busy looking at everything and trying to decide what to get in under an hour that we forgot to take pictures! Can you believe it? We asked what you would love to see and then forgot to take pictures. Many of you wanted to see Kit and you will have to take my word for it, she is very adorable! I really like how they shortened her hair, it suits her a lot better.  But, we are planning to go back next week (I think next Saturday) and we will for sure take pictures. 
Here is a comparison of Kit to show how bright and fresh she looks then and now- 
 
As you can see the older version has a more muted tone, making her dark blue eyes blend in, the Beforever meet outfit makes Kit's eyes really stand out, which is great because I really love the dark blue eye's on Kit. (The hat looks even cuter in person!) 




 So now since comparing the old with the new I wanted to tell a little more about my trip.. 
We were originally planning on getting MyAg #61 but, like the last time we stopped by, it was hard to like her, out of all the ones we looked at each of them had something that made them look odd to us. (A lot of them had really high eyebrows, making them look surprised) I just think that she needed a different mold.. 
So we looked around and we had a few favorites in mind which were Kit and Rebecca, well, it was really hard to choose but in the end we decided to get Rebecca! We looked at about four of them before choosing and we found a cute one with a sweet expression, we have since fallen in love with a lot of Rebecca's collection and hope to add to our collection soon. Out of all the new releases here are some of our favorites-  
$50 I can't believe Kit's typewriter is back!It looked so cute in person.
$34 Kit looks kind of like a bitty baby in the stock photo but it looks much more promising in person.  
$115 Addy, her meet outfit is so cute, she now has feathered eyebrows which looks great on her! 
$34 Addy's school outfit is just to cute, soft material in person.  

 $28 Her lunch pail is also cute, I will definitely be making something similar to this.  

$100 Julies egg chair has a really unique feature, you can plug in your own music! I like it.. 
$34 This is definitely coming home to us! Very adorable! 
$68 A little pricey but their are doll sized candlesticks in the set! We just got done reading Rebecca's first book and if you have read it you know how important candles are to Rebecca.  
$300 When I saw pictures of this before the launch I was hoping it would not be over $350.. It looks very cute in person and if, somehow we could get this we would.  
$115 When American Girl in one of their videos talked about Samantha's red bike (where is the red?) I really liked it, now, not so much. 

$36 Their has been much talk about this outfit and let me just say this, it looks a LOT better in person..  
$134 We came home with Rebecca! I am really glad they only raised the prices by $5 not ten like Isabelle. I really like this meet outfit a lot better than her old one and compliments her hazel eyes very well. Her hat look's so much better the way I styled it.. 
Hope to see you soon!, 
                   Polka Dot Bee

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Any last requests?

Do you have anything you want me to take pictures of? Comment down below..

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sewing Sunday

So here is one of my first doll sewing projects I have made.  

I made this out of an upcycled t-shirt using this pattern
I can definitely say that I have improved but I really worked hard on this and I am really happy with how it came out. Here are some other pictures showing the features of the outfit.. 





 As you can see I did not add a closing to the back of the dress.. oops :)




I really like how the pictures turned out, much better than last time. 

Thanks for looking,  
Polka Dot Bee 
        (p.s. thanks for all of your wonderful comments, I am working on replying back to them as soon as I get this posted. ) 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Where will you be?

With all of this talk about Beforever I just wanted to share with you our plans, feel free to share your plans in the comments. 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We are very excited to see all the new releases but still sad about four of the dolls going... but this revamp has been needed and we hope that it will be a great success (We are very excited about Kit's typewriter coming back!) So since we have a store by us we will be going and if any of you would like pictures of things, ask! We will gladly take pictures of dolls and accessories at the store and the stuff we will get their. So, I know this isn't our regular post but we are working on this Sewing Sunday post as well as what we are planning to get. Stay tuned and what are your plans for Beforever?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sewing Sunday and some news

Hi! Long time no see! I can't believe I haven't posted for more than two week's! It's been really crazy around here with technical issues (I couldn't reply to your comments!) and a sewing machine needle getting stuck in my finger two Sunday's ago.. So yeah, I did finish the dress I was working on and I am very excited to show it to you! Kirsten is modeling her school outfit I made using AG playthings Kirsten pattern. 
 Hey!, its Kirsten and I have slowly been adding outfits to my wardrobe. I definitely needed a school outfit as we will be starting school soon, don't you love the tulip pattern?

 We had to add pin-tuck's because I grow a lot :)
 Here is a blurry picture of me sitting in the grass. 

 ....

 Heres the back of the dress, it's really hot to wear right now but I will definitely use it when it get's colder. 


 I love this picture! It kind of looks like me on a prairie with the sun setting, don't you think so?



 Thanks for stopping by!   
Polka Dot Bee 
p.s. extra pictures ;)

Kirsten fell down a lot and I was taking pictures as it was getting dark outside so I have a lot that didn't make the cut :)

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Thrifty find friday


 Hey! So I left you wondering what I found... but you don't have to wait anymore! I am going to show you one find I found as I had found some other things later in the week but can't share them with you right now (hint: american girl items!) On to the find.... 










 So I originally thought I would use it as a clothes press for Felicity but then I realized with a little bit of fixing I could make it into Isabelle's Sewing Studio (by the way, have any of you seen the movie, I LOVE Isabelle's bedroom and the sewing area) we really like the studio but with the price tag we knew it would probably not be coming home because with Be forever and wanting to get other pieces we want from Isabelle's collection we decided the studio would not make the cut. By the way... we found this for a whopping $1.00! Once we fix this up and add all of the pieces we will total up the cost and compare it to the real deal.  







So.. you might be thinking "Wait, it looks a little too short" Well, it definitely is but we will be discussing this and other ways to alter it in this Wednesday's post. So stay tuned and we hope this inspires you to create something and give thrifty finds a new look, you never know what you might discover! 

Until then, 
            Polka Dot Bee