How to Keep Your Doll’s Eyes Closed in Photoshoots

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Many of you probably already know this, but since I just learned, I wanted to let all you doll bloggers out there know this how-to. See this photo above? ↑ I’m going to teach you how to keep your dolls eyes closed, for dramatic effect, when they’re standing up.

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Take your dolls eyelash in one of your fingers.

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Close the eye.

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Lift a few of the lashes up into the eye.

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This allows the eye to stay closed.

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Repeat.

Lift the eyelashes up to keep her eyes open.

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And you’re done!!!

 

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Review: Maryellen’s Classroom Set

So as you may have known from my last post, I went to the American Girl Store with some of my grandparents and purchased Maryellen Larkin. Today I am reviewing Maryellen’s Classroom Set. My grandpa was super amazing after I bought my doll and surprised me with the set. The reason behind these two purchases was that I wanted to have a special memory of how giving and amazing my grandparents were that day and what better than the doll from my grandma’s generation. My grandpa got Maryellen’s Classroom Set because my grandma was a teacher for a long time. He liked the pointer in the set. My parents said, while looking back at photos from that day, that my smile was huge in every picture.

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Everything included ⇑

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The box is a tad taller than the doll, which comes in handy if you want to craft something for your doll such as a bed. I like, however, keeping the boxes to store items in when I put them away.

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The easel is made out of a hard plastic. It is grey and dark green.

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On one side of the chalkboard included there is cursive letters. This connects to the story because Maryellen has trouble making the curved letters, so her teacher makes her practice during lunch. The chalkboard is not functional (like to write on with chalk).

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The other side of the chalkboard is blank.

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Also included are ABC flashcards. These are the pages Maryellen makes with her Italian friend to help her learn English. All of the letters of the alphabet are included with a picture.

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Here is the map, Maryellen can use this to practice for the Geography Bee the teacher puts on in Maryellen’s class.

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The map attaches to the easel.

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The map is reversible to show some other countries Maryellen may need to name.

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The long tan pointer is really cool! It has a white cap part at the top. A cool thing about this piece is that the doll can actually hold it!

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Now Maryellen points to where her story takes place, Florida.

In conclusion, I think this set coordinates great with her story (I highly recommend reading it if you haven’t already). My younger sister and I enjoy playing doll school, so this set is really cool! I like how the map attaches to the easel.

Let your dolls inspire your creativity!

 

 

Review: American Girl Maryellen Larkin + Bonus Photos

Last week, my grandparents brought me to the American Girl Doll Store for my birthday and let me pick out a few items. This is part one of my review on some items from Maryellen’s collection. Today I’m reviewing Maryellen Larkin and her crinoline.

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The doll herself is from the 1950s, so she wears outfits from that time period. I bought her with my grandma because she grew up in the 1950s. Her dress seems to wrinkle very easily, so I suggest ironing it occasionally. Without the crinoline, her skirt would not be as full. I love the colors of it.

The teal cardigan is embroidered with the letter M and the dress is cute with or without the cardigan.

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I love doll shoes and these are extra cute!

Her strawberry blonde ponytail is held back by a teal ribbon.

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She has beautiful green eyes.

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A cool part about her story is that she cut her own bangs.

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Her crinoline is a very cool and necessary to give Maryellen’s clothes that 50’s poof.

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Now I have some cute extra photos I took of Maryellen:

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I hope you enjoyed this review, and if you are thinking of getting Maryellen I recommend her! Stay tuned for part 2 and a quick tutorial I have coming up.

New LEGO Releases Tomorrow!

There’s a new release coming to LEGO that people are super excited about! I know it’s not dolls, but I personally love LEGOs and it’s fun to build the sets!

A new set, Fun in the Park, releases tomorrow, and is already backordered! Maybe this is because it features new figures never seen before…..

**please note these photos are not my own**

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FINALLY!!! A LEGO WHEELCHAIR!!!!!!!!!!!

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FINALLY! A LEGO BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT’S SOOOOO CUTE I CANNOT BREATHE MUST HAVE BABY LEGO!!!

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Instagram is getting ready for the baby’s release with fun edits!

Hope you enjoyed seeing some new LEGO figurines! Do you collect LEGOs? Comment below!