~previously American Girl Imagination

~previously American Girl Imagination~

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Mia's Problem (Part 1)

Today I'm sharing a photo-story that I originally photographed and wrote back in July, but for some reason, I never shared it. Here it is! (Don't worry, it's only a two-parter. :)
 It was a cool, sunny, summer day in White River Valley. Mia, accompanied by her dog Jif decided to take a walk, and see the rubble along the house.
 "Come on, buddy. Molly said that the humans were ripping out a sidewalk over here, lets see for ourselves."
 As soon as she arrive though, she stuck Jif's leash under a rock and took off, leaving him barking.
"I'll be back!" She called, as she ran into the rubble.
 Up and down she climbed, pulling herself onto a large flat slab of concrete. It was hard and cold, not idea for a cool day.
 She continued on, despite Jif's irksome howling and moaning. "I'll be right back!" She snapped loudly.Clearing her head, she focused on hopping and walking along the concrete.
 Up ahead she noticed another largeslab.
"It's just like leaping on the rink, except I'm landing on concrete instead." She thought confidently to herself.
 She leaped...

 and landed unsteadily on the other side, her arms jetted out to balance herself.
 Carefully she scaled down the other side, the last step in sight.
 "Finally!" She sighed, looking back at what she'd just climbed through. It felt like a minature scale of the Rockie Moutains.
 Mia took step backward, to get a better view. Absentmindedly, she felt a moist, heavy breath on her leg, and something furry.
 A sudden "YARP!" caught her off guard. A small white dog burst in between her legs, knocking her off-balence.

 She screamed and twisted around, unsteady. The dog shot out away from her, tripping her for a second time. Mia fell to the ground with a thud, the spikey rockings jabbing her in the side, and her foot caught on large rock beside her.
 Mia sucked in her breath as she sat up and reached for her ankle. "Ow!" She moaned, reaching our for it. It felt warm to the touch, and it hurt a great deal. But, to her surprise, there was a  small, raggy white dog sitting at her feet.
 "You? I climb through an entire mound of rocks and I'm tripped over some by some mutt" She shouted, disgusted. His dark eyes were bright and friendly, and a cheerful red bandana was tied around his neck.
 "Go! Move it!" Mia shouted, trying to shoo the dog off.
He whimpered, and quickly ran off.

The pain in her leg was sharp and throbbing. She'd felt this once before, after a tasty skating fall. She realized her ankle was probably sprained, and sprained bad. To her right she noticed a dirt path leading to the back door. She'd have to pull herself up and hobble back.
Which great difficultly, she managed to stand up, the pain searing, and head for the back door.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Behind the Scenes-- Skating in the Spotlight

 As you might know, I'm participating in a contest called AGC, or
American Girl Contest. The last theme was "When I Grow Up" And I thought
I would show you some behind the scenes for how I set it all up.

This was the final image.

But of course I took a few more, just random snapshots of various poses....

Soon after I was able to get the shot, my cat Noelyn deiced he wanted in on the action. Luckily, nobody fainted at the sight of a ferocious panther ;)
Just chillin' on the rink, don't mind me.
I hesitate on sharing such a messy picture, but here it is... behind the scene. I taped my black robe up against my closet door, and the rink is just cardboard from an old trifold. The sides are more cardboard, just covered in wallpaper. I made the signs out of index cards, playing off of popular stores. "Dollbucks" and "Dollmart" and "McDollnalds".... any idea what those are? ;) 

Have you ever set up a skating rink for your dolls? This one was just temporary, not meant for play, but I know My Froggy Stuff has a tutorial for a real one. :D

Monday, February 17, 2014


See for yourself.
Six hours ago (as of Feb. 17, 2014) American Girl announced on their Facebook page that SAMANTHA PARKINGTON IS RETURNING!
I'm kinda at lost at what to think about it. This could be great, I mean, American Girl is returning one of there original dolls to their line! This is great! But, American Girl has already put us through the ringer once... but now shes coming back...

Is it just me, or is anyone else feeling hessitent about this?
I'm sure I'll be excited in the next few minutes, but I just don't like change, even if its a good change. 
It DOES make me feel hopeful about one thing though.
It AG is returning one of their retired dolls,
what's gonna stop them from un retiring the other greats? Felicity? MOLLY? Kirsten?

 What do you think about this?

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Weekly Photo Dump: The Crossing

(just a warning, this post is VERY photo-heavy. Proceed with caution!)

These photos, which I took on Thursday, tell a story. In your opinion, what is this story? Comment below which photo is your favorite, and what you think is happening...

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Blast-From-The-Past Valentines Day Party!

Hello, all, and Happy Valentines Day!
My girls never get very far in celebrating Valentines... they wear pink, some decorations go up, but the only Valentines Party they really had was in 2011, back when my doll house was in my closet, which I still miss :/)

So, if you would like to read it, you can check it out here. I apologize for any spelling mistakes, keep in mind I wrote and photographed this three years ago... I've grown up at least a little since then. ;) It's in Picasa Web Albums, and I'm not going to bother copying and pasting it over here because its much more enjoyable to read in that format. :)
Happy Valentine's Day!
feb 14th, 2011

Enjoy your chocolate, and most importantly, your loved ones however you day may be. :) 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Zellawear - OPEN

Yes yes yes! Zellawear, my new Etsy shop is officially opened. :)
"Vintage Flair Skater Dress"
You can find my shop here.

I cannot guarnte what items will be there when you click on the above link... but none the less, I hope you all enjoy. :)
I had a lot of fun creating, designing and coming up with patterns for this release... :D