Saturday, January 31, 2015

AGPC Season One Challenge One

When Maddie from Dolls On My Mind announced this season's start and theme I was excited, I participated in her tryout season and I learned a lot :) The theme for this challenge is "About Me" for this season you choose a doll to take pictures of in all the challenges, last time I chose Kirsten and this time I am going to choose Rebecca.  Here is my entry- 

Rebecca loves crafts of any kind and her idea of a perfect Saturday is walking around Joann's and then going home to start a new project, all while sipping tea. Today was what she imagined it would be, milling around the yarn section and then deciding on two soft skeins of yarn, picking up another journal as she ran out and at the last minute a beginners pattern of a skirt plus some fabric.  She can't wait to join Kirsten in beginning to sew! Rebecca knows most of the staff at Joann's and as she checks out she says hello to her friend Felicity while handing over a coupon. 

 Good luck to everyone who entered! 
Polka Dot Bee

Friday, January 30, 2015

Around the Dollhouse

After taking down the Christmas decorations (finally!) the girls decided to decorate for Valentines day as it was a boring Saturday and they had nothing to do.  They decided to decorate with heart's around each of their bed's for now and over the week add more decorations.  Saige and Mia, however, had very different opinions as to how they should decorate their wall.
 "It's all wrong!" Mia exclaimed pointing to the wall, "I think we should do an "M" for Mia.", Saige, who had more patience calmly explained that they were both sharing this wall and that their weren't enough heart's for them both to spell out their initial. Finally hearing what Saige was saying Mia suggested that since their were three for each of them she would put her's going to the right and Saige could put her's to the left.
 After working that out they began to discuss whether or not Macaroni and Cheese or Hot Dog's were most popular (their conversations can get very random, especially when they seem to have the opposite view on everything, they enjoy it though)

As Kirsten had moved to her own bed Marie Grace was happily planning out her design, a complicated pattern that would reflect her pink bed, after all, besides her birthday, Valentines was one of her most favorite holidays. She genuinely enjoyed seeing the best in people and making them feel better. 

 "Their" she said as she placed the last heart onto the wall,

 Saige glanced across the room and sighed, Marie Grace lately was beginning to outshine her artistic ability. 

 Kirsten preferred purple and that showed as she quickly pieced together a "K" for her name. 
 Rebecca was just pleased to join in on the fun and decorate. 
 She chose to decorate her rather large wall with randomly placed hearts. 
 Felicity placed her hearts going from biggest to smallest. 

 The Christmas decor had been put away and now rested a simple white tea set with a pink tablecloth, above a banner of paper snowflakes hung. 

 Kirsten sat down to read one of her books assigned from School, comfortably resting on the homemade rug by the fireplace. 

Rebecca and Marie Grace met to discuss Valentines Party supplies as both had been appointed to party organizers by their sisters. Both thoroughly enjoyed this topic as each loved to be organized and especially loved to decorate and host parties. 

 "Let's see, we need paper,glitter and glue for the invitations, Kirsten volunteered to make cookies, the house is decorated, anything else we need?" Rebecca said as she named things off her list 

 Marie Grace though for a moment and then decided they would need candy and with that they headed off to the store. 

  Felicity picked up an instrument as spunky as her personality,  she even named it, calling it Penny ii 

"Wow, this thing is heavy, do you think I should put it in a case?" Felicity wondered to herself.. 

Thanks for reading, I hope you have a great rest of your day! 
 Polka Dot Bee

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Review Tuesday

This Review Tuesday I am reviewing Rebecca's School Play Set, this set was a gift and while I am not a fan of the price I really like it :) 
Here is an overview- 

 Let's start with the makeup box, the makeup box is a sturdy paper (?) box with the year Rebecca's stories revolve around, 1914 and printed with frames around each side. Inside is a mirror, the mirror is framed with paper and each side has ribbon's attached to it. The box can not flip up without closing a few seconds later, the bottom is imprinted American Girl Made in China. 

The mirror is poor quality almost like old glass with a distorted image. The box can easily fit the two makeup containers, brush and program. 

 The rouge container is made out of paper (?) with a cute design on the top, on the inside their is a plastic insert of pretend rouge and on the bottom the brand name is printed. 

 The pretend powder is in an almost exact replica just with different colors and a brush. 

The brush is fake wood with really soft bristles.  
The first time I put the shoes on a doll's feet they were really hard to get on, thankfully they have stretched out a bit to allow the shoe to get on the foot, they are very cute and I can't wait to mix and match them with other outfits. On the bottom is the brand name. 

The program is very cute and printed on high quality paper, nice touch AG!

The butterfly headband is made out of plastic, unfortunately as other reviews have said, the tip of the headband is chipped. I can see this headband being broken very easily.  

The wings are very pretty and one of the highlight's of this set. The wings are attached around the waist and then to hold them up you slip one of the fingers through the elastic loop on either side of the wing. The butterfly print is embossed and can easily be scratched. 

 The dress isn't very flattering by itself but as a complete ensemble it does the job. The dress has flutter sleeves and an elastic waist. The dress closes in back with Velcro and a tiny slit at the bottom makes the dress easier to get on. 

Now that I reviewed each piece here is some more pictures of the outfit together- 

 Do you think it's worth the price, are you going to buy it? Connebt below what you think-
                                        Polka Dot Bee