30.9.14

Not a Photo Shoot...

...but an announcement. A pretty cool one, I guess ;) I spent all this evening coming up with a new photo story series idea, and I FINALLY came up with one that I'm super excited to start!!! I decided to let Ali play the main character since she really loves acting and posing (yanno, things of that sort). I know, I bet that Ali being the main character (although there are quite a few main characters, to be honest) isn't much of a surprise, but Julie also has a very important character to play (in other words, Jules will finally get her fair share of screen time), along with Lanie, although I might change Lanie's part around and have Jade be a bigger character instead. I'm not sure yet. All I'm sure of is the fact that I'm super motivated and much more excited for this than I ever was for COG! Sorry this isn't the PS like I promised, I just thought that this was more important. But I'll post that tomorrow, I promise =/ since you're probably wondering what this series is going to be about, I'll give you a short summary of the main idea without giving anything away ;)

Ashton Connolly woke up in an unfamiliar home surrounded by a life she doesn't recognize. She doesn't believe she is who they say she is, and she can't remember anything prior to the night she woke up in her new life. The woman who claims to be Ash's mother seems especially suspicious, and Ash wants answers more than ever. That doesn't seem possible until she runs into Axelle, a quiet girl that seems to know exactly why Ash is there...

      Right. Well...that's all I'm willing to give away ;) I really hope you guys don't hate the idea! I think it'll premiere Sunday, since Saturday I'll have my six month anniversary post up ;) thanks for reading, and have a great night!

~Maddie

29.9.14

Finally...

...after months of wanting this pattern, I have made the Baseball Tee. And I love it. So very much. It's. Effing. Adorable.



      Sorry those pictures have sucky lighting, by the time I finished it (I started it after I did all my homework, which took a little bit longer due to some technical difficulties) the sun had already set, but I really wanted to show you guys tonight so I took pictures anyway ;) I'll have a better PS up tomorrow (hopefully) including this shirt, but if the weather hates me I'll post the shoot I took yesterday. Here's a spoiler picture:


      Whelp, I think tomorrow I'm gonna make another baseball tee with lace sleeves and some colorful body, but yeah. Thanks for reading, and have a great night! =)

~Maddie

28.9.14

A Few Things to Say

      Ayyyy wassup? Sorry in advance for this post being photo-less (then again I might change that halfway through the post if I feel like it), but I'm bored and felt like posting, so I threw a few things together into an updates-but-not-really kind of post. So yah. Lezz go.
      First of all, for those of you who don't already know, over at Happy House of AG, a unique meet up we can all attend is happening on October 9. Click HERE for da whole shabang =) anyways, I'll make this short and sweet; on the ninth, wear a blue shirt and your hair in a bubble braid, so that way any fellow doll bloggers (or just doll lovers who read that blog) can see if they have any other doll lovers in their area =) I think that's really clever! Granted, I have Megan and my other friend, E, but still, it would be cool to find out some random girl I've never spoken to in my life is a doll lover too (right? It's not just me that thinks that?). The only thing is that I'm not fond of bubble braids on myself, but I have enough blue shirts to last a lifetime, so (meaning I'll be wearing one)...yeah. If you guys live in Eastern PA, comment "squirrel" (yeah, I know, totally random) so I know to look out for ya ;) you guys (or, well, most of you) have seen my picture so you'd be able to recognize me I guess =) anyways...enough of that...onto the next thing...=)
      So, lately I've been thinking about City of Gray and how much positive feedback it received, but how I really don't like the storyline and don't have fun shooting it. But I really miss having a series, the only problem is I don't know what kind of a story you would want to see, so please comment down below what kind of a series you'd like to see (and while you're at it, which dolls you'd want to see star in it wouldn't hurt ;) ) and then hopefully by next week sometime I'll have a new series that will go further than COG. But I'm not giving up on COG, you never know when I'll have a strange desire to bring back Evelyn, Oriole, and Alexx ;)
      Okay, I think this is the last thing =) on Friday I downloaded the Baseball Tee pattern from LJC and I plan on making one tomorrow (and also making a few pattern variations, but those are a surprise) ;) so you can look out for a shoot with that along with some pictures I took this afternoon, I just didn't have time to upload them yet =/ whelp, thanks so !much for reading and of my cow's potatoes, you are effing amazing, yesterday I had 36 followers and about 12900 page views, and now I have 38 (well, now it's saying 37, idk I'm confuzzled now cuz 10 minutes ago it was 38 lol) followers and roughly 13200 page views. WHAT?!?!? How did that happen?!?!? You're amazing, guys! I'll save my rant about loving you all for my big 6 month anniversary post coming up on October 4...;)

~Maddie

27.9.14

Kanani's Autumn Evening (with a dash of Ali)

      Hey! So, here's the shoot of Ana that I promised, with some extras that Ali insisted on posting ;) however, before we start, I just want to thank you all soooooooo so so so so much for 36 followers and nearly 13000 page views!!! You have no idea how happy you guys make me ♥ I honestly wouldn't still be posting without all of you, I would've given up and quietly kept my passions to myself. So I thank you ever so much ♥

















      Pretty normal, right? Yeah, well, then Ali decided that her hair was havung a bad day, so she started running around complaining. I snapped a few pictures in her craze ;)






      In case you were wondering, the outfit she's wearing is new =) Megan and I were sewing today, here's what she made:

Photo creds to Megan ;)
      Isn't it cute? I love how Ali and Amanda were matching, but not quite, you know what I mean? ;D she claims it's not good, but I think it's great considering it's the first thing she's ever sewn (doll clothes wise)! Sorry this shoot isn't the longest, but I hope you enjoyed!

~Maddie

Maddie the Liar, or Something of the Sort

      Hi there! I'm Maddie, Maddie the Liar, and today I bring to you the lie of the day: there was supposed to be a photo shoot of Kanani up today! Well guess what? It's not up. Eh.
      There she goes again, making promises and not fulfilling them. Typical Maddie.
      I did actually take all the pictures, here's proof:


      What's that? All you see is Megan's pretty photo? I'll help with that:


      Hey, it's me! Taking a picture of Ana! Yay! Proof! I just hung out with Megan the whole night so I didn't have time to upload the pictures to my laptop, sorry =/ hmm, I should be sleeping.

Cuz now I'll technically be doing a double post tomorrow. Wait, scratch that, today. Oops.

*sigh*

~Maddie

25.9.14

That Post I Promised Yesterday



















      Sorry this isn't the best shoot, but hey, I finally included Ana, so that counts for something...right? I think I might do a bigger shoot with just Ana tomorrow because I love the outfit she's in, for once her neck gap doesn't seem incredibly noticeable and awkward to me *cue collective gasps*

~Maddie

AGPC Challenge Two


      Hey, everyone! Before I begin, I want to apologize for no second post like I said yesterday; I was going to, but my dad was working on our basement (just a head's up, my new sewing area should be done by Halloween, and my mom said that once I have that area finished I can open my Etsy shop soon after, so...;D) and had to shut the WiFi down (aka my life was temporarily over, lol) =( I'll try to get that post up soon!
      Now, for the moment you've all been waiting for...I present to you...wait for it...waaaaait for it...and...BAM!

Challenge Two: Friends
      I thought that since everyone (I think...) has been in school for at least a few weeks, it would be appropriate to make the theme something that I consider to be the best part of school; friends! Take a picture of your doll hanging out with one or more of their friends doing whatever they like to do together! I hope you guys have fun with this challenge! Time starts...now! Remember, your entry must be up by October 1! =)

~Maddie

24.9.14

My (last) New Button

      I think this one's gonna stick! Like it? I know it's boring, but it matches the blog so...


      My buttons and I are probably becoming incredibly annoying. XP Another post, a better post, will be up later =) have a great day!

~Maddie

23.9.14

20 Things You Might Not Know About Me Tag!

      Hey, everyone! So, in the past twenty-four hours, I've been given the opportunity to participate in the "20 Things You Might Not Know About Me" tag twice! Thanks Micaela and Cassie! =D

Rules:

1. Copy and paste the questions below, then answer and turn them into a blog post. Or, record a video answering these questions and upload it to your blog post.

2. At the bottom of your post, tag anywhere from 2-10 bloggers you want to see answer these questions. (I also suggest hitting up your tagged people via social media just to let them know you tagged them to do this tag challenge.)

3. Use the title: 20 Things You Might Not Know About Me Blog Tag. Once you've hit publish, leave a comment below with the link to your post.

4. Use the hashtag #20ThingsBlogTag when sharing on social media so we can all find your awesome posts!



Question 1: How tall are you? 5'6

Question 2: Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what? Umm, if I do, it's hidden really well because I can't find it XD


Question 3: What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve? Hmm...I'm gonna have to go with custom cursors, those things both annoy and fascinate me in a really weird way! XP

Question 4: What’s your biggest non-blog related pet peeve? When people step on the backs of my shoes. Gosh, that annoys me!


Question 5: What’s your favorite song? Brick by Boring Brick by Paramore =)


Question 6: What's your favorite Etsy shop that isn't yours? I don't really know, I like a lot of shops, but one that I always go to and admire sold items is Woodland Pines ;P


Question 7: What’s your favorite way to spend your free time when you’re alone? Practice my photography, go over French stuff, sing, or blog =)

Question 8: What’s your favorite junk food? Hmm...potato chips or soft pretzels.


Question 9: Do you have a pet or pets? Nope.


Question 10: What are your number one favorite nonfiction and fiction books? Err, I don't really like nonfiction, but my favorite fiction books (these are realistic fiction, by the way) are Wintergirls, Zoe Letting Go, Six Months Later, and other books of the sort ;) I also really like To Be Perfectly Honest, a novel written in free verse poetry =)


Question 11: What’s your favorite beauty product? I don't really know, I dotn wear makeup or perfume for the most part...


Question 12: When were you last embarrassed? What happened? This is hard to answer for two reasons; one is that I'm always emabrassing myself and two I never feel embarrassed when those things happen, I just embrace it and make jokes about it, cuz that's just how I roll ;) maybe sometime I'll rant about me being stupid. Maybe...


Question 13: If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be? Lemonade =)


Question 14: What’s your favorite movie? That would have to be I Am Legend or any of the Terminator movies ;)


Question 15: What were you in high school: prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, prep? Were? Haha, I'm not even in high school yet XD but quite honestly if I were to place myself in those categories right now I wouldn't be able to, I'm a category on its own, hehe XD I don't know, I just don't for into any of those categories, really =/


Question 16: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? Right where I am right, Pennsylvania!


Question 17: PC or Mac? Mac!


Question 18: Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend, spouse? None, hehe, I have a few guy friends that joke around with me but nothing serious, yanno? Lol that sounded really weird XP


Question 19: Favorite celebrity? Hmm...probably Hayley Williams =)


Question 20: What blogger do you secretly want be best friends with? 
Okay, so I'm gonna say anyone who's ever visited my blog because you all mean so much to me, but people who have been with me for a few months now are a lil' but higher on the list (no offense to anyone!!!) ;)

      I nominate the first ten people who comment (because I'm incredibly unoriginal and stuff) plus my friend Kaitlin who told me earlier that she'd like to do this on Twitter or something like that. I'm too lazy to remember, hehe XP thanks for reading, and have a great day!

~Maddie

22.9.14

An Award and a Short Shoot

      Hi again! What's up with me posting twice a day again? Like really, can't I just wait until the morning or something. Clearly the answer is "Nah bro. Deal with it ayyy.". Eh, sounds like me. ;P
      Anyways, I suppose we should start with the award? Okay, so I was nominated for the Sunshine Award by the lovely ladies Micaela and Shelby-Grace ;) thanks so much to both of you! Since I was nominated twice, I'll give ten facts instead of the usual five, then answer both set of questions, and ya know what? Let's go out on a limb and nominate ten awesome bloggers shall we?


Rules:
~State five facts about yourself
~Answer the five questions
~Creaye five new questions and nominate more bloggers for the award

Alrightly, let's go:
1.) I have thirteen pairs of Converse
2.) I'm constantly chewing gum
3.) I can't stand it when people call me Madeline, nicknames exist for a reason people!
4.) I have two younger brothers, Ryan (11) and Jake (8)
5.) On the weekends you can't expect to see me up before 11:30 in the morning
6.) My first crush lasted two years (yikes, right?)
7.) I wear socks all the time
8.) I know how to screen print a shirt
9.) I'm my own worst enemy, I fight with myself a lot XD
10.) I'd rather be outside than inside, no matter what the weather's like

Micaela's Questions:
1.) Why does "caregiver" and "caretaker" mean the same thing?
Uhh...I have no idea...

2.) What happens when you get scared half to death twice?
Kiss your life goodbye...=/

3.) Why did Yankee Doodle name the feather in his hat macaroni?
Pfft, who *doesn't* name a feather after a type of pasta?

4.) If a product says "do not use of seal is broken", how are you supposed to open the thing and use it?
Idk, channel your inner rebel and open it, I do that all the time...I HAVE NO REGRETS.

5.) Why is it that when things get wet they get darker, even though water is clear?
Alright, I could go all science teacher on you, but I'll spare you just cuz I'm nice ;) but the thing absorbs the water, therefore becoming darker. Shabooshky. 

Shelby-Grace's Questions:
1.) Do you have any pets? If so, what are their names?
No, I used to have fish but they all died XD
2.) Who is your favorite AGTuber?
Just one? Because that's not possible XD but some of my top favorites are Agsmiless, BFCINCSTUDIOS, DarlingDollies, AGhellokitty, 5hensandahowardbird, basilmentos, CinnaFrost, AmericanGir1Dolls, etc...
3.) If you could un-retire any doll, which would you choose?
Mia, MAG #48, or Nellie =)
4.) What inspired you to start a doll blog?
Okay, well, ever since I discovered AGTube, I wanted to share my passions with others like me. Then, when my friend Cassie started a blog, I thought that would be a great alternative to starting an AGYT channel, and here I am=)
5.) How many dolls do you have?
Eight =)

I nominate:
Small Town American Girlz
Carrot and Claire
ToDOLLy Awesome
Glowy Zoƫ
Polka Dot Bee
Green Tomato Doll Studios
Live Laugh Dolls
Darling Dolls
AG For Everyone
And anyone else because you're all rays of sunshine to me =D the "official" nominees were chosen from people who I didn't think were nominated already, but I might've missed someone nominating you, so if thats the case then consider yourself nominated a second time =D

My questions:
1.) AG freckles or custom DIY freckles?
2.) Favorite doll hair color?
3.) How long have you been blogging?
4.) Tees or Hoodies?
5.) Favorite doll AG has ever made?

      Thanks again to Micaela and Shelby-Grace! So, before I start the story, I just wanted to say that another new button (I know, I'm annoying) is in the process of being designed, because I feel like my newest one doesn't match my blog theme very well at all and being the weird slightly OCD girl I am, I was like "Yeah, I need a new one again", so hopefully I'll have that up tomorrow, and that'll be that; no more! Okay, here's the photo shoot ;)

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      Obviously after the first two the sun decided to leave me so that's why the lighting changed XP But yeah, Ali and Julie decided to go pick out some pumpkins to celebrate fall! Yes, those are real pumpkins ;) anyways, thank you all for reading, and have a great night!

~Maddie