29.11.14

So Proud...^-^

Uhh...yeah. The title explains my feelings right now, because I made a jeans pattern. And for the first time after three tries, IT WORKS!!!!!! We put up put Christmas tree today, and so I decided to take some pictures of my new little jeans featuring the ever so stunning tree light bokeh ;)















SO PROUD. They've got four working pockets and a waistband, unlike the first pattern *flashback*


Those just had elastic casing, no separate waistband. =P

Anyways...yeah, so that's what I did this evening. Shout out to my brother for letting me cut up a pair of his old jeans ;) I have some pictures I took of Lissie, but I told her she could use them on DolliesDaily since she hasn't posted since...April? I forget. A long time. So if you wanna see those, check their blog later tonight ;) thanks for reading, and have a wonderful night!

~Maddie

Extra Info:
Cropped Pullover Sweater: Made by me
Lavender Infinity Scarf: Made by me
Skinny Jeans: Made by me
Shoes: American Girl
Glasses: American Girl

P.S. I've seen other blogs do the above thing...should I start doing it too?

25.11.14

In the Dying Light: PS & AGPC Final Challenge

      It has been waaaaaaaaaaay too long since a proper, outdoor photo shoot has made an appearance on this blog. So tonight, I decided to fix that.





















       I actually really like how these turned out for the most part =) it was so nice today, sunny and in the upper forties...and yet we're supposed to get 6-10 inches of snow tonight through tomorrow. *sigh* So these might be the last pictures like these for a while. =( but on the bright side, snow acts as a great reflector, so photography won't be that much of a problem ;)
      Now for the final AGPC Challenge for this year (also, do you guys want this to continue in the new year? Because if you don't, I have no problem with not continuing it)...and ya probably saw this theme comin' ;)

AGPC Final Challenge: Winter Fun
For the final challenge of the 2014 AGPC trial season, you must take a picture of your doll doing something she does for fun in the winter. From playing in the snow to wrapping presents, anything you do in the wintertime is perfect! Good luck, and have fun!

      Yeah...predictable, but it suits this time of year. Good luck to the participants who've made it this far =) I hope you guys liked this "normal" post =) have a wonderful night!

~Maddie

24.11.14

What's Up?

WARNING!!! VERY LONG RANTY UPDATES POST BELOW!!!
READ AT YOUR OWN RISK

      Hey, how's it going? Blogger is still acting up. I'm not ignoring you guys, I promise; my feed is just whacked and I'm a bit busy with school stuff, plus I'm finally learning how to properly play the drums (yasssssssss), not to mention my Chorus concert and Band concert coming up in early December.
      I know I've been lousy with commenting on your blogs and replying to them on my own; it's really hit or miss with everything =/ but I'm gonna try harder.
      So first thing's first: the pictures of the jacket Ali was modeling in the last real post (*cough* not my last one, that was basically me and Cassie freaking out because of our dear Aussie boys and I decided to see if any of you guys shared the same musical interests):







      Now, this pattern isn't one I'd ever purchase for myself, for it's name is hard to pronounce and it's not exactly my style, but it was free and looked challenging; therefore, I downloaded it and tried my best =) I didn't feel like making actual button holes so I used Velcro and just sewed on buttons for the look. I like it, it really encouraged me to sit down and focus on what I was sewing =) 
      So, this post is gonna be one big updates post. I will start with an apology.
      I'm sorry I haven't been a great blogger lately, I've been caught up in school and music, plus sewing stuff and practicing photography. I feel really bad for not being a loyal commenter, and I know I could just manually check all your blogs for new posts but do ya know how many blogs I follow? A lot. xD I'd spend hours checking everyone's posts, plus the blogs that I haven't yet gotten around to following (but still read). That's another thing, sometimes I can see when you guys post but I'm usually overwhelmed with my Language Arts HW and don't have time to comment. But I do read at least.
      Another update is that I'm in the midst if making my personal blog. I've been tossing this idea around for some time now, but after talking about things with Cassie, I've come to the decision that I will open a new blog exclusively for my own human things I do. I have a name for it (Drumsticks and Camera Clicks), but it's not public yet so...yeah. For some reason I've always felt that if I opened a human blog you guys would assume I'm outgrowing dolls. I don't know why, it's just one of those quirks I have, being a worrier. But just in case any of you do feel that way, let me tell ya that I'm not. In fact, I'm even considering welcoming a new member into my doll family soon ;) so yeah...
      I also feel like I need to tell you guys who I really am. I'm not a super nice, happy go lucky, doll-obsessed girl. I'm Maddie, a 13 year old, annoying, loud, energetic girl that has a passion for photography, music (including bands, especially 5 Seconds of Summer and Paramore, but mostly the first at the moment), and just being herself. I cuss sometimes (yeah yeah yeah, cue the collective booing from the invisible crowd) and laugh a lot. I'm really loud and have an unfortunate sense of style. I'm me, and I'm a heck of a lot different than pretty much everyone else in the doll blogging community. I don't feel comfortable being myself (with the exception of dolls, of course ;) ) in this community, and although I'm gonna keep up the fake writing style and such for you all, I think you need to at least know I'm not some little flower child.
      Whelp, now that I've just about written you an essay about me, I'll let you enjoy the absense of lil' old me. I'll make it my goal to reply to every comment. That is, if I still get any after telling you all that I'm not great...

Right, my quirks aside, have a great night! I love you all ♥

~Maddie

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17.11.14

STAHP UR TOO SWEET FOR UR OWN GOOD Award


Yeah okay I get it I'm behind on my awards and here I am doing this one. IT'S NAME IS JUST TOO RELATEABLE TO RESIST DOING RIGHT AWAY THO SO DEAL.

Right so anyways...

So this award created by the ever so fabulous Kelsey has been around for what, a few hours? Less? And I've already been bombarded (not really) with nominations...thanks guys! Those lovelies are Kelsey, Ginny and June, Adi, and Shelby-Grace. I'm pretty sure that's it but Blogger has been messing with my feed lately so if you nominated me and I didn't list you blame Blogger (and comment below; I'll add you in!) ;P

Anyways let's get started!

The Guidelines
  •  Nominate somebody who you you believe is  uber sweet, who is always leaving nice comments, or is just a great, kind Blogger friend of yours.
  • Answer the questions the Blogger who nominated you asked, and then come up with at least 5 new, original questions for your nominees to answer
  • Be sure to leave a comment on the nominees blog, letting them know that they've been nominated. Leave a link to the post so they can easily find it as well. 
  • You must nominate at least 10 people. Tagbacks are allowed, as is nominating people more than once
  • Copy and paste the guidelines so that everybody knows what the heck is going on xD
  • And finally, have FUN!
(You obviously don't HAVE to do the tag if you're nominated, but you must answer the questions if you want the award on your blog. :))

Okay, starting with Kelsey's questions:
1.) If you could visit any fictional world, where would you go and why?
Um...well, if you asked fourth grade Maddie you'd get a "Well I've always thought it'd be cool to go to Camp Half-Blood", but eighth grade Maddie doesn't know because the only fiction she reads is realistic fiction. Yeah I know shoot me I'm boring I know. =P
2.) Favorite thing to do to cure boredom?
Let's just go through what I did today to cure my boredom: sew, do doll stuff of any kind, casually stare at pictures of Ashton Irwin (Kaitlin, if you're reading this, you never should've watched that video in Science back in September or whatever because look at what you've done), eat waffles (don't judge I'm a teenager I eat a lot), and SLEEP. *cough*
3.) Who is your idol?
In all seriousness my grandoa, who's a fabulous photographer =)
4.) Tom Hiddleston or Justin Beiber? (trick question)
Hiddleston.
5.) What would your superhero name be?
The Masked Maddie. Wait that sounds like a villain's name more than a...eh whatever probably suits me better anyway. ;P
6.) Have you ever watched an utterly random movie because an actor you knew was in it?
Well...actually I dont think I have. WOW. I would've thought I had but...
7.) Favorite band(s) at the moment?
Paramore (always) and 5SOS (*cough* ash *cough*, but really, they're talented, not gonna lie)
8.) Gif or jif?
I'll go with gif.

And now Ginny and June...
1.) Peanut butter or jelly?
Peanut butter =)
2.) Do you ever watch the commercials on TV just to see a trailer for a new movie?
Sometimes...;)
3.) What is your favorite date?
5/20; mah birthday ^-^
4.) Have you ever had a friend that you know will be there for you forever?
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaa
5.) What's your favorite letter of the alphabet?
M...not biased at all it's just a really cool letter! (Yeah okay I'm biased.)
6.) If you were only allowed to have one more American Girl Doll, who would you choose?
#55, who I'm pretty sure I'd name either Emerson, Ashton, or Joey.
7.) What are you planning to be when you grow up?
Either an animator or a professional photographer =)
8.) Favorite subject in school?
Science!
9.) Can you sew? Of so, what do you like to sew best?
YES AND DOLL CLOTHES. Heyy...wanna see a secret picture of something new I just finished sewing?
Hint hint it's the jacket =)

Now for Adi's questions...
1.) Do you ever get so excited that you end up acting really weird and trip over your own two feet? (*cough* or a box in the hallway)?
Dude who doesn't?
2.) Are you a dog person or a cat person? Or both? Or neither?
Sorry cat ladies but I'm all for dogs...mainly because every cat I've met hated me but let's not focus on my flaws. xD
3.) Do you think I'm crazy?
In all the right ways ;)
4.) What's your all time favorite song?
Oh dear god this is a bad question...but at the moment it's Good Girls by 5SOS =)
5.) Ever played an instrument?
I play da trumpet and regret not going into percussion. Cuz percussion is cool and trumpet is lame.
6.) On a scale of 1-10, how badly are you drowning in tags/awards right now?
Let's not get into the massive amount of awards and tags I need to post about...
7.) Have you heard of Owl City?
Yes...pretty good music =)
8.) Are you a person who could be persuaded to dress up in a funky costume and walk around a public place in it?
'Course, I'm not right in the head, I can be convinced to do anything! Like "date" someone when you're only seven! Or down an entire can of whipped cream! Or...or...I feel like I'm sharing too much XP

And last but not least, the lovely Shelby-Grace =)
1.) What inspired you to make your own blog?
Cassie =)
2.) On a scale of 1-10, how badly are you drowning in tags/awards right now?
Same as stated above =)
3.) Do you prefer MyAG's or GOTYs?
In all honesty, MyAGs; no offense to any GOTY but...
4.)  If you could choose anywhere in the world to have a dolly photo-op (or for non-doll bloggers, just to visit), where would you choose?
Somewhere with trees. So in other words not my backyard. I'm not real picky otherwise =)
5.) Do you design your own doll clothes?
Mmm hmm
6.) Are you a dog person or a cat person?
Dog =)
7.) Favorite subject in school?
Science =)
8.) What is your favorite American Girl Doll and why?
That I own? It's a tie between Lanie and Ali; Lanie because she was the first doll I got to pick out in person and she's just a cutie, and Ali because she's super photogenic and...umm...idk I just love her XP

I nominate Kelsey, Ginny and June, Adi, Shelby-Grace, Cassie, Ella Louise, Lydia AGFan, American Girl Place, AGDTIME, and Rylee =)

My questions are...
1.) Favorite ice cream flavor?
2.) Celebrity crush?
3.) Which sock do you typically put on first, left or right?
4.) If you could swap places with anyone in the world for a day, who would you want to be?
5.) Who do you consider to be your best friend online?
6.) Are these questions really lame?
7.) Do you like waffles or pancakes better?
8.) Summer or winter?
9.) Favorite emoji?
10.) Best joke you know?

Sorry those are all lame, I'm tired =/ have a fab night everyone!

~Maddie 

16.11.14

Oh Wow...♥

Hey guys! Today's post is one I didn't plan on writing; in fact, I never thought I'd be able to write this. But as of today, I can-

I just reached 50 followers. *faints* =')

Oh my gosh guys, you have no idea how much this means to me ♥♥♥ I never thought I'd get this far, and that's not a lie. I don't even know what to say, I'm so surprised...

Thank you, each and every one of you who have ever visited this blog, ever dropped me a comment, ever took the time to follow; thank you for putting up with my rants, my self doubts, and my annoying quirks in general- that's pretty tough to do ;) 

I know this is probably like every other thank you post you've read, and it's probably really cheesey, but it's all true =) this is a milestone I never imagined I would reach- in all honesty, I never imagined I'd reach 10, much less 50! Now, I know blogging isn't about the number of followers or views or anything like that, but I'm still beyond thankful and excited to have reached this. 

Thank you once again, you have no idea how much you mean to me ♥ I wish there was some way I could repay you all, but I can't think of anything (I'm not allowed to host giveaways yet); so here, take this virtual cupcake, know I love you like a second family, and have a wonderful day =) ♥


~A Very Surprised and Thankful Maddie

15.11.14

AGPC Round Three Results

Okay, so since the second and third place spots for this round wouldn't be fair since three participants had the same amount of votes, we have four instead of three people moving onto the final round:

~Mint
~AGDTIME
~Polka Dot Bee
~American Girl Place

Congrats guys! Sorry to those who didn't move on, you all did great! Sorry this is kinda late, I forgot XP

~Maddie

Why Hello There

      Hey fabulous readers! Sorry it's been about a week since my last post. I didn't mean for that to happen, but it gets dark so early, and I'm lazy, and school is crazy...yup, I'm gonna call that an excuse and walk away.
      Anyways, I've been nominated for a few awards in the past few weeks and I plan on making a big awards post sometime soon, so don't worry if I haven't done a post for the award you nominated me for. So, today I took some pictures of Saige and Jade, but I decided that I'll save Jade's photos for another day when I dont have time to take new ones. That being said, here are Saige's...










      Oh yeah, and it snowed. But by the time the lighting was decent it all melted =/ oh well. Have a great night!

Ooh I just realized this is my 100th post! Wow Maddie, you didn't give up on something! W O W

~Maddie