Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Hi everyone,
I hope you are having a Happy Halloween!:)
I hope you will get many treats, and not get tricked...
Have a Happy Halloween,
Quinley & Marie-Grace 
What are you and your dolls going to be for Halloween? 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

An Autumn Day Photo shoot

Hi everyone, 
Autumn is one of the best seasons to take photos of your dolls outside, 
it isn't too hot or too cold, and the leaves are nice to have in the photos. 
Anyway here is the photo shoot: 

I like this photo because it looks like an 
photograph or painting in the way that her skirt is around her.

I like the way this picture turned out. 

Originally I hoped the camera would focus on her eye, 
instead it focused on her braid. 

I like the angle of these two photos. 


Which photo is your favorite? and what is your favorite season? 

P.S. I recently added Felicity's and Marie-Grace's profile to the Meet My American Girl dolls page. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Elizabeth and Ben "Meet Outfit" drawings

Hi everyone, 
after I made this post I figured that I should draw some pictures of 
what the dolls' "Meet outfits" could look like (here they are): 

To draw Elizabeth's outfit, I had to look at some colonial dresses. 
I had to look at some of the covers of the Felicity books, and
I intended to make it look a little like Elizabeth's old dress, but not too much like it. 

I enjoyed drawing Ben's outfit. I had to look at a picture of him to draw it...
though I had to find a close up of his hat. I don't know if it turned out as well as the rest of the outfit. 
Also I think that if American Girl makes Ben into a doll, they should use either Maryellen's face mold or Julie's, with a slight change of nose and mouth. 

I hope you enjoyed reading the post... 

Do you like my drawings of the possible "Meet outfits"? 

P.S. I am going to be working on the next part of Tracey Comes to Visit, soon, 
don't be surprised if it takes me a little while to write it. 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

why I think they should bring back Elizabeth and add Ben to Felicity's Collection

Hi everyone!:)
The reason why this title is so long is because I had a lot to talk about (and I couldn't think of way to shorten it.) So...let's begin, American Girl recently brought back Felicity and added a boy doll (Logan).  I thought since they recently added Felicity back, they should bring Elizabeth back into the collection, as well as adding Ben (a character from Felicity's book).  Also since I like Felicity and her story I feel like there should be more than one doll in her collection.

Here are the reasons why....

Why I think they should add Ben 

Ben was an interesting character in the books and in the movie. Even though he is slightly older than Felicity, I think it would be good to know what men wore at the time (in doll form).  American Girl stopped including illustrations inside their books and the part of the historical books, called looking back at the past, no longer shows pictures of what people wore in that time period.

(Picture from Rotten Tomatoes, https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/felicity_an_american_girl_adventure)
I think that Ben's clothes would be interesting to have, because girls could dress up their Felicity doll in boy's clothes, as well as having colonial clothes for their boy doll. It is also part of the story that Felicity dresses up as a boy and they don't have any clothes for her like that. The outfit that is pictured above I think would be a awesome "Meet outfit" for Ben (I also think his hairstyle would look awesome on a doll). 

There is also another reason why I think it would be good to add Ben to Felicity's collection. Felicity has come back and all her stories from her point of view as a patriot are put into 2 or 3 books (and I don't think they have added Elizabeth's side as a loyalist into it). I think they should add a boy's point of view of the era into a book, like Felicity's first book except it would be told in Ben's point of view, even though he is a patriot, too, we would be hearing about the American revolution through a boy's perspective and we would be able to see what men and boy's did at that time. 

     Why it would be important to bring back Elizabeth 
(Picture from American Girl Wiki, http://americangirl.wikia.com/wiki/Elizabeth_Cole)

I don't believe they added in Elizabeth's side of the story in Felicity's new book (but I don't know for sure, because I have only read Felicity's original books and not her Beforever ones).  It would be good to be hearing her side of the story since she is a loyalist and we would get a different prespective (like in Ben's we would get to know what men and boy's were allowed to do in the era) 
and would be able to hear what was going on in the American revolution but from a loyalist's perspective. If you only hear it from the patriot's perspective then you get a one-sided idea of the American revolution. 

Unfortunately, we lost her side of the story when American Girl retired the best friend dolls.

In conclusion, Felicity is the only doll in her collection, and we are missing the loyalist's and a boy's  point of view of the American Revolutionary war and story.  
Hope you enjoyed reading the post, I am planning to send American Girl a letter about this. 

What do you think? Do you like my idea of a Ben doll? 
Do you think should American Girl bring back Elizabeth?