30.10.14

Hair How-To: Part One

      Long story short, my laptop doesn't want to upload all the pictures at one time so into parts they go *sigh*. Oops, I forgot to say hi. Whelp...hey! Today, as suggested by Leah, I'll show you one of three ways that I curl my dolls' hair without curlers. Today is pin curling =)


The second method is shown on the left side =/ oh!
These were taken on my newly finished basement =)



Start by taking a half inch section of hair and clipping the rest back out of the way.


Split that section into three equal chuncks.


Roll the bottom section up on a pencil and pin.


Repeat to the other sections.


Let dry for about an hour at the least, and there you have it!
As far as I know from personal experience, this works on dolls with curly, wavy, and straight hair =)

To be continued...

~Maddie

29.10.14

Blogger Recognition Award ♥

      Hey, beautiful people (whoop whoop posts two days in a row and there's one coming tomorrow too so yay for Maddie she accomplished something)! So, a new award has been introduced to our fabulous blogging community *cough* the Blogger Recognition Award *cough* thanks to the ever amazing Eve, who created this. =) now, today I've had the honor of being nominated for this award not once, not twice, but three times! The lovelies that nominated me are Adi, Lydia, and Leah. Tysm you guys ♥♥♥ now for ze official rules...

  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.

  • Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you've nominated in the post. 
    • Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).

  • Comment on each blog and let them know you've nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.

  • Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing! (It happens LOL).

Note: You can decline the award if you don't feel up to doing the above, but remember—you have to earn it by doing the work! :)

***Taken from the original post ;)

      Alright, lezz get da party started. *throws confetti in air*


Once upon a time, in a magical land called Pennsylvania,
a 13 year old girl named Maddie had a friend.
That friend was Cassie.
So Cassie started a blog, and Maddie thought that was cool and loved it.
She also loved her dolls and photography.
Thus, she started her own blog called DollsOnMyMind...
And the rest is history ;)

      Okay, so I've only been blogging for a few days shot of seven months, so I'm not like the blogging expert or anything, but here are my tips just from personal experience:

~Guys, it's not about the numbers! There's always gonna be someone out there who has more followers, more page views, yanno, things like that; try not to let it get to you when someone pops up and has tons of followers and you're sitting there waiting for the day where someone comments. I know that I personally never really went through this just because I never thought anyone would actually find my blog, but still; blog because you love it, not because you want to be able to say you have more followers ;) wow, I just realized that a lot of people are probably gonna say something along the lines of that (or already have). Well...

~BE YOURSELF! Don't adjust to what you think is the "right" way to blog; if you're a grammar freak then don't try to write like people who are a bit more...outside the lines, you might say xD for the record, it doesn't always show through these posts but I fall into the second category xD and blog about something you love; for example, let's say you love baking; blog about baking! You'll find that you have much more fun when you actually enjoy what you're blogging about; hmm, that was kinda a given. WHOOPS CLEARLY I'M BAD AT THIS.

Right, so now I have to nominate 15 of you; this is gonna be hard, you all deserve it...okay, so I don't think I can do tag backs, so here goes:

~Kelsey
~Mint
~AGDTIME
~American Girl Place
~Polka Dot Bee
~Cassie
~Zoë
~Ginny and June
~Abigail
~Ella
~Shelby-Grace
~Marissa
~Emily
~June
~Mama Hen

      I'm sorry if I didn't nominate you, this was really hard >.< I'll add links in the morning, I need to go do Science homework. I hope you all have a fabulous night! Love ya!

~Maddie

28.10.14

What's Coming

      Why hello there my lovely potatoes, it is I, the (not so) fabulous Maddie, here to give you a little peek at the future because I'M BORED. YAY.
      Kay so twenty minutes ago I finished dying my hair.


      I think I love it. Hehe. So while sitting there with my hair in a cup, I was thinking of things to post about. Obviously I decided on something Halloween-y, but a lot of people already have really cool posts up with DIYs, costume ideas, photo stories, and so on. So, since apparenly hair was on my mind, I decided that I'm gonna post some hair tutorials =D for dolls, of course. I'm not gonna sit here and teach you all how to dye your hair like me cuz I literally just sat with a cup of Kool-Aid eating Goldfish.

I SWEAR I HAVE A LIFE I REALLY DO. Maybe. It's debatable.

      Anyways...I was wondering (before I put a post together) if there are any preferences as to what types of hair styles I do? Like, for example, something that works with curly haired dolls, or ones who have super straight hair? Or short hair? Whatever you guys want! Otherwise I'll choose random ones using curly, wavy, straight, and short hair =) here's a random picture just cuz:


      I forget if I posted this already, but whatever. This is probably the best picture I've ever taken so...enjoy ;) have a great night everyone! ♥

~Maddie

P.S. Sorry for no doll photos in this post. Oops XP

26.10.14

I Caught Myself



Down to you
You're pushing
And pulling me down
To you,
But I don't know what I


Now when I caught myself
I had to stop myself
From saying something that
I should've never thought


Now when I caught myself
I had to stop myself
From saying something that
I should've never thought of you,


Of you,


You're pushing 
And pulling me down
To you,
But I don't know what I want,
No I don't know what I want.


You got it,
You got it,
Some kind of magic


Hypnotic, 
Hypnotic,
You're leaving me breathless
I hate this,
I hate this,
You're not the one I believe in,
With God as my witness.


Now when I caught myself
I had to stop myself
From saying something that
I should've never thought,
And when I caught myself
I had to stop myself
From saying something that
I should've never though of you,


Of you,
You're pushing
 And pulling me down
To you.
But I don't know what I want,
No I don't know what I want.


Don't know what I want,
But I know it's not you,
Keep pushing and pulling me down,
When I know in my heart it's not you.


Now when I caught myself
I had to stop myself
I'm saying something that
I should've never thought,
Now when I caught myself
I had to stop myself
I'm saying something that
I should've never thought of you


I knew, 
I know in my heart it's not you,
I knew,
But now I know what
I want,
I want,
I want,


Oh, no, I should've never thought.

***

      First of all, let me apologize for not having this up yesterday...let's just say that I went to Ikea and spent hours planning my sewing area...so yeah, I'm sorry =/ second, I'll explain the plot of this:

Those of you who read what I have of COG know that Oriole Tyson doesn't exactly seem willing to be "friends" with anyone, she just "protects". But why? This PS shows that when Oriole was younger, she had a friend; that friend was the President's daughter, and she was always dragging Oriole behind her, pretty much controlling her life. After a while, Oriole becomes tired of this, but is afraid to speak up because of the power that her friend's dad possesses and the fact that things could get worse. Finally, once Oriole realizes that she doesn't want to be the forgotten puppet of a wealthy "friend", she stands up and walks away from her past, not worrying about what might happen to her because for once, she's happy. She has a fantastic sense of self and knows what she wants; freedom.

      So yeah, the song is (obviously) I Caught Myself by Paramore, and I recommend listening to it sometime, just cuz =) but if course, you don't have to ;) so, the shirt Ali is wearing is new; I just finished it on Friday =) here are some bonus photos of it:



      Oh yeah, and I fixed Kanani's big neck gap the other night =D


      I hope you guys liked this, I had fun taking the pictures and having an excuse to continuously blast this song while working ;) I think I'll have a Halloween post up sometime this week. I have a half day on Friday (Halloween) so maybe then? Maybe earlier? Idk yet. But yeah. What are your plans for Friday? Are you dressing up as anything? I'm hanging out with my friends and dip dying my hair red =) have a great day!

~Maddie

24.10.14

AGPC Challenge Three *POSTED EARLY FOR 43 FOLLOWERS*

      Holy cow guys, 43 followers...I honestly never thought I'd make it this far. Wow. Thank you all so so so much ♥ okay, so, I felt like posting so I was like "hey, why not give everyone an extra day to get their AGPC entries planned?". So er, yeah, that's what this is. But first, I just wanna say that I have a post all planned for tomorrow and I'm uber excited for it, it's a photo story...with a twist ;) instead of an actual "story", it'll be told through the lyrics of my new favorite song (yes it's by Paramore. How'd you guess? XP), and in a way it'll be like an AGMV (American Girl Music Video) just with pictures...either way, I'm really excited because usually my normal shoots don't have a real meaning to them, they're just...there. But this one...idk. Here's your second to last challenge ;)

AGPC Challenge Three: Music
For this challenge, take a picture of your doll and choose a few lines from a song of your choice to "narrate" (that's not the word I was looking for but you know what I mean, right? If not comment with questions =) ) your picture. The picture can either demonstrate your doll's love for a song/band/music in general or it can illustrate the part of the song you chose to put under it. The lines of the song will be posted underneath your entry for this round. Your entry must be up by November 1. Have fun, and good luck! =)

~Maddie

P.S. Anyone else obsessed with smelling orange Kool-Aid? I think I scared my Science teacher today with my obsession...just thought I'd ask XP ;)

21.10.14

Be the Change you Want to See: Photo Shoot and Updates

      Hey guys! Sorry I haven't been posting as much lately. My excuse? School. But not in the same way that most other people use that term. I'm a procrastinator, a veeeeeeeeeery big procrastinator. But the feeling I have when it's eleven thirty at night and I'm on Flickr with unfinished French homework and a Social Studies essay I have to do is horrible, and I hate it with a burning passion XP so I decided that I'm going to try to be a better student. Yeah I know, people who know me are probably like "whoa man Maddie's being productive?!? That's new."

Yeah, it is.

      But anyways, I have all the homework I had piling up finished, so this evening I quickly sang the Hallelujah chorus and skipped over to my dolls. I then grabbed my camera and too some photos...man, it feel so frickin good to have nothing but doll photography on your plate XD so that's my explanation for my posts not being up as frequently as they used to. EW SCHOOL. But yeah. On another note my cousin is getting Caroline for Christmas (she arrived today) and HOT DANG SHE'S SO PRETTY GUYS LIKE OMFG. I can't wait to snap some pics of her and my cousin ^_^ so in December you can expect some pictures of the gorgeous Caroline ;) now onto what I bet you all want to see...ze photos I took =)















      For those of you who were wondering, Lanie is wearing the stunning holiday gown that my grandma made for me back in 2010 (when I got Lissie, she made me a bunch of her clothes) and I just love it ♥ and Ali is wearing a new off the shoulder top I made a few weeks ago (but I'm a lazy American teenager and only got to taking pictures today XP) =) I hope you Gus enjoy, and have a fabulous night!

~Maddie

15.10.14

AGPC Round Two Results

      Hey guys! Sorry this is up so late, I was really busy with homework today. So no, I didn't forget about ya ;) this was a really close round, but four of you won't be moving onto the second to last round =( those are...

~PottercatxD
~Marissa
~Charlotte
~Zoë

      Sorry guys =( remember there's always the new season starting in January =D congrats to the ten of you who made it into the next round!!! This round we had two perticipoants tie in first place with a whopping 19 votes each;

~Carli G.
~Abigail

      Congrats you two! Mint, you're a close second (at 18 votes) ;) good luck everyone, and thank you for reading! I hope to have a photo story up this weekend, as long as it stops raining; today I swear it poured all day! Have a great night!

~Maddie

14.10.14

Sweet Little Jade

      I don't know, Ali originally claimed this dress, but I think I'm gonna have to let Jade have it...at least for now ;)







      I know, I know, it's six pictures. I had more, however most turned out shakey, but I'm actually really happy with the lighting on these, so I posted them anyway =) these were taken by a window in my family room, sorry you can see my neighbors' houses in the background; oops >.< just a reminder, today is the last day to vote for AGPC Round Two! Have a great night everyone!

~Maddie

P.S. I gotta know; anyone else here play the game Daddy Long Legs? Cuz if you do MARRY ME PLEASE

13.10.14

Studio Lights

      Yeah, not really "studio lights", more like "one of my lamps angled towards Jade" XD anyways, I finished the dress!!! And I love it!!!







      Isn't it so flowy and pretty? It's a new pattern of mine; it's basically what the child of a sweetheart dress and a skater skirt would look like XD I think it's darling *sighs* I really need more fabric like this, the skirt flows without me having to force it onto laying like that...anyways, I hope you like it! Longer shoot coming soon!

~Maddie