Friday, October 28, 2011

A Very Important Post

Hi Everyone,
This is going to be about the hardest post I've ever written.
Lots of you will be sad.
Most already know where I'm going with this.

I fear this blog's days are coming to an end. I have enjoyed posting so much, it has been a fun experience. I hope to maybe start a different blog about something else in the future. But for now, I am putting blogging days not entirely behind me, but at least slowing them way down. Many of you have been commenting or asking yourselves..."Why hasn't she posted?" I did want to add some closure rather than letting my blog become one of those that just never got another post.

Why, you ask? Well, the interest in litterally playing with my dolls has come to an end, through a long and slow fade. My doll life, in it's hayday, consisted of photo stories and a whole imaginative world that went on inside me. It was so much fun! I can't do anything about it, but that suddenly just left me. I know some of you will have trouble understanding this, but I can't FORCE myself to play dolls. It wouldn't be the same, and it would be almost wrong. All of you will reach this point someday...when other things like school, work and hobbies crowd your doll life out. Honestly, I also needed the space that my dolls took up in my room! (hahaha)

I don't hate my dolls now. I love them. More so than I did before. It's just one of those sad growing up things. My dolls bring back so many great memories! They are a huge chunk of my life. Every year I have lived I have spent considerable time enjoying my dolls. And I still do plan to enjoy them! Let me show you how...

This is where all of my dolls are now! On a shelf where I can totally enjoy them! I have selected out my favorite outfits to keep in my closet so that when each season changes, I will take all my dolls down and dress them in something else, and perhaps do their hair a bit differently. They are wearing their fall clothes now, and they will soon be wearing clothes for Christmas! I maybe will do a post at Christmas too, like a photo shoot. We'll see how much time I have. See, I still want my dolls to be a part of my life, just not with a huge house and tons of furniture and clothes and a blog to keep up with!

So, what happened to my furniture anyway? Well, currently some of it is in the basement in boxes. I have a younger sister, but she is too young to handle some of my nice accesories and furniture yet. I am saving them for when she is older and will certainly encourage her to take part in the wonderful world of American Girls when she gets to that point!

I am not trying to persuade you to give up your love of dolls, NOT in the least! By all means... Enjoy it while it lasts!

I put up 2 poll in the corner. Please vote on them!
Thank you for reading this, and all my other posts! I will miss this chapter of my life, but I'm excited as I move on to a new phase!

~Rachel, Doll Girl

Friday, September 23, 2011

Looking Back (11)

Another looking back today! For the first day of fall, I thought I would do a looking back picture from a trip I went on a few years ago.
We stayed at my Grandpa's cabin way out in the middle of nowhere! It was fall, so the temperature was great and we had so much fun fishing and exploring out in the woods. Kit went with me, and here she is standing in front of the cabin.
My shadow looks enormous! I was wearing a coat. :)


Sorry these are so late!
And Caelen's:

Been so busy! There hasn't been much posting time! So sorry about that!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Good job Priya!

Nice job Priya. You won! I will make your award soon and post it.
The doll was...Marie Grace!

In the mean time, here's a harder one.....

Guess the AG Doll!

I got this idea from American Girl Playground! It's a guessing game. So...Guess which AG doll this is:

First person to guess correctly gets an award!
And, do you like this game, should I do it again?

Looking Back (10)

Here is another looking back picture! As it gets cold and more fall like outside, I wanted to share this one of Rebecca. I dressed her up as a teacher two septembers ago, when I first got Doll School! Isn't she cute?
Sorry there's been a real lack of posts this week. I've been so busy! More coming soon, I hope. :)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Looking Back (9)

A day late...and I don't have much time, but...
These are a few photos from 2 1/2 years ago, when I had am outdoor party for my dolls! They're playing games on the bench in these pictures!