Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Meet Claudia, Stacey, and Mary Anne: 3/4 of the BSC!

As promised, I'm here to introduce you to Bre's pet project: the Baby-Sitters Club! We all adore the books (Bre grew up on them as much as AG) and she had been on a mad spell of re-reading the books. At a certain point, she decided she wanted BSC dolls. They actually made real BSC dolls in the 90s (which Bre wanted so badly at the time) but although they're 18 inches, they aren't proportioned like AG. So, that began the project we're going to show you today. I had planned to wait until I have Kristy (and probably Dawn) as well to show them, but due to finances, that will probably not be for a LOOOONG while.

L to R: Stacey, Claudia, Mary Anne

Anastacia Elizabeth McGill, 12 years old. Born and raised in New York City, recently transplanted in Stoneybrook, CT. Diabetic. BSC treasurer. Sophisticated. Cool dresser. Boy crazy.

Stacey is a Journey Girls Meredith doll from Toys R us.

Claudia Lynn Kishi, 12 years old. Lifelong Stoneybrook resident. Talented artist, Nancy Drew fan, poor student. VP of the BSC (she has her own phoneline!).

Claudia is a Journey Girls Callie from TRU.

Mary Anne:
Mary Anne Spier, 12 years old. Another lifelong Stoneybrook resident. Very shy, overprotected child of a widowed father. Very neat and sensitive. Forced to wear her hair in two braids and wear outfits picked by her father. Secretary of the BSC.

Mary Anne is a Gotz Little Sister Tess.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Bre's post: My year through doll collecting

Hello everyone! This is Wendy's ne'er-do-well person Bre. =) Merry Christmas (Eve)!

With the year coming to a close, and Felicity packed up under the tree for me to open in the morning, I've gotten to thinking about my doll collection. This year was rather different than the last couple of years. Let's see.

I got three new AG dolls (not counting Lissie). Marisol I got at the beginning of summer for graduation. Amira (#11) and Brittany (#7) came to me at the same time, which was the first time I'd ever gotten two AGs at once.

I got more non-AG dolls than ever before. I never had any other 18 inch dolls before this year... I now have 5! The first was Claire, who is an Our Generation doll. I got Allie (Gotz precious day) on sale at Tuesday Morning not long after getting Marisol. I got my two Journey Girls, Claudia and Stacey, from TRU to be members of my doll sized Baby-sitters Club. Mary Anne (Gotz Little Sister Tess) is also a babysitter, but I got her from a board member.

This was the first year in two years I didn't ask for an AG for my birthday. I got an Ellowyne Wilde doll instead. (Which reminds me... I should really take pictures of her...)

With #11 and Tess (or Amira and Mary Anne) I got two dolls I had been wanting for a couple of years. Because I don't tend to see them on the secondary market often, I didn't think I'd have them anytime soon, but I got them both in a relatively short amount of time. And I wasn't looking for them at the time.

I've also gotten back into play line Barbies in a big bad way. This is probably the first year in many years that I bought a pink box Barbie doll (or several, rather) to go with my vintage and collectible Barbie collection.

I feel like there's probably like a pattern I should be looking for in my collecting habits, but I'm too dense to really make any kind of connection. =P Would be interested in hearing your collecting habits as well!

Love, Bre, aka BuckinghamAlice

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Stop motion video: Rockin Around the Christmas Tree

Hey everyone! Bre made a new stop motion video with some of the dolls having a little Christmas themed fun. I'm not in it (so it's not as good as it might have been...) but it's still pretty cool. This is only her second stop motion vid, so she's still working on those skills. Anyways, give it a watch, click like and all that other stuff. Thanks!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Holiday outfits

So Bre has this thing about us all having holiday outfits, if possible. But because she's gotten new dolls without remembering to get stuff for them to wear around the holidays, she's short a few. So what are everyone's favorite holiday outfits? They can be AG, non-AG, current, or retired. Just need some suggestions. Thanks!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Small blog changes, Hanukkah, and new doll!

Sorry for the lack of updates lately, but life has been crazy here. Bre's mom was in the hospital, but she's out now and doing better. Thanksgiving here was lovely... we still have leftovers!

As I mentioned in my last blog post, I've sorta streamlined my blog friends list. I have everyone on there now, but as Sophie suggested, I've got it to only show the most recently updated 10. That's simply because it'll be easier to read that way. Thanks everyone!

As you all probably know by now, Hanukkah is in full swing... more than halfway over. As oldest Jewish doll, I've been in charge of lighting the menorah. It's pretty cool. =) Guess what Bre's getting me! I'm finally getting my Hanukkah outfit! The oooold AGOT one from 1996 - with the white sweater and blue skirt. I'm not sure if it'll be here in time even for the end of Hanukkah, but I'm going to wear it anyways! =D

Last night Bre was able to order her Christmas doll from her mom. She's getting Felicity! She's also gotten other dolls recently. She bought a Gotz Little Sister Tess from a board member, and the night before Thanksgiving she got two Journey Girls dolls from TRU. She now has her first three Babysitters Club members in doll form! Their names are Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey. They're all 12 years old, and I look forward to introducing them to you soon.

Love you all, and hope to talk soon!
Your friend, Wendy S.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Note to current and former blog readers

Hello everyone! Just wanted to let you know that I've been trying to clean up my blog a bit, to make it easier to read, and I'm going to be deleting any blog from my "cool blogs list" that hasn't been updated in a while. And I'm going to be adding links to my current friends/readers/favorite blogs, but if you notice that yours isn't on there, leave me a comment here and I'll add you. =)
Love, Wendy
Gotta go watch iCarly!! =D

Entry for the Bolton Girls contest - Best friends


Quinn is my very best friend. Although we both have other friends now, she'll always be the most special person in the world to me. This picture is from last year when we went to my school carnival together and got our faces painted and bought our crazy best friend hats from the rummage sale. =) This winter, Quinn and I are hoping to spend a lot of time together. We definitely want to do all our gift shopping together... which will be fun because I celebrate Hanukkah and she celebrates Christmas, so we get to shop double. We've saved all of our babysitting money for this. We'll probably watch holiday movies together, and I know we'll have a big cookie baking day. It would be nice if we got snow here to build snowmen and that sort of thing, but even in the dead of winter, we can still play outside when without wearing much more than a good sweater, so we'll get to do most of the same stuff we do in the fall. As always, I'm looking forward to hanging out with her! Thanks for reading this!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Historical girls playing outside - New Pics =)

Hey everyone! The other day, Bre decided that it had been too long since the historicals had a photoshoot, so she took them out in the yard (late in the afternoon) and let them play and she took pics. Hope you like them! Click to make bigger.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween Pics (sorry they're so late!)

Sorry for the long lack of updates. You know how it is with school and all. And Bre being addicted to facebook and stuff, lol.
Anyways, we have two Halloween albums. =)
The first is just pics of the treats Bre made us and our costumes.
The second is the story of what happened at Claire's Halloween party...
Please enjoy! Comments are very welcome. =)

Friday, October 1, 2010

First post from HOME in forever!

Hey everyone! It's me, Wendy, here with some pretty good news! Our house is now officially back online! It's been a LOOOOONG time, but now that I'm online again, I'll probably be updating so often you'll all get sick of me! :)

So my cousin Allie and her friends Amira and Brittany are opening their own blog together. Cool, huh? I'll let you all know the link whenever I know.

Until next time,
Wendy M. Stein

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Allie's friends

Hello all! Wendy here! =)

I've got news. Remember my cousin Allie?

Well, this summer was sorta hard for her hanging out with me and my friends, because we're all older. But since school has started back she's become inseparable with Bre's new dolls - Amira and Brittany. They're in her class at school. I'm so happy for her! She's going to write more later and introduce you to her friends. I really like them. =)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Random pic: Marisol

Just a lovely pic of Marisol in a dance costume. She's so pretty and talented. And nice. And modest. That's why it's good she has friends like me to say how great she is. =)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Random Pic: Me and my friends

Today's random pic is of me and all my friends. We don't get to be together that often because some of us go to different schools and have crazy schedules, but I like when we can be together.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Random Pic: The beauty of Allie

Allie is so pretty. I love her hair and everything. That's why I decided to post a random pic every now and then, and I wanted Allie's to be first. =)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Back to School Pictures

Bre made this new album with all our back to school pictures. Can you believe I'm in 7th grade? I feel so old.

The album is here.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Claire... being nice?

If you read my blog very often, you might remember Claire. She goes to my school, and she's sort of a bully. But she went to summer camp this year, and when she came home, she started being nice. To everyone (even me!). I sorta think it's because she's in a bit of a lurch at school now (school, which, btw started up again last monday)... one of her friends from last year moved and the other one (who was an 8th grader) graduated. So she needs followers... but I don't plan to be one of them.

Claire is an Our Generation Sydney Lee doll who came to live here just before Marisol. She used to be the meanest girl I knew, but lately she hasn't been. Am I wrong not to trust her when she says she's turned over a new leaf?

Maybe I am, but better safe than sorry, right?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Little Red Wagon

Bre went antiquing a while back and found this little red wagon in just our size. I was babysitting Noah a while back and I took her for a walk in the wagon. She loved it! I like sitting for Noah... she's a good baby and loves to play. =)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cousin Allie

Hey everyone! I know it's been a while. Life has been weird.

For starters, my cousin Allie from Germany moved into our house. She's a Gotz Precious Day Jessica doll. Don't get me wrong... I love her, but it's been weird sharing my room. She 10 (I'm almost 12), she loves pink (I tolerate it), and she's really girly (I'm not). But it is cool... I mean, before her, I was the only blond in the family. And I always have someone to play with because my older sisters are mean and don't like to spend time with me. We usually have fun, and my friends all mostly like her, but Quinn gets tired of her pretty quickly... which is funny, since they're a lot alike...

And Nicki's in Colorado right now. She first moved here to help her sick grandma, but her gran's gotten much better and no longer needs help. She misses her family and her friends Becca and Kris a lot... so she's thinking of moving back. None of us here want her to go... would we be bad friends if we said so?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The new doll is... (Plus new stop-motion video)

The new doll arrived today! We're all very excited to introduce to you ... Marisol Luna! Or, as I'm told, Marisol Estrella Luna Torres!


And we have a little album about meeting her here. Comments are always appreciated!

Plus, we also have this new video of Taylor's dancing. Bre made it last night... it's her first stop-motion!

Finally, Bre made us more food stuff and added them to the first album. The new pics start

Sewing with Liberty Jane patterns - tee shirt and tank

Her everyone! Bre decided to do a little sewing for us... her very first. She started with the Liberty Jane tee shirt pattern and sewed literally by hand, since her mom's sewing machine has been out of order since forever. Sewing the shirts by hand took forever, but it was fun. The rhinestones are iron-ons from Michaels. Some of the rhinestones didn't stick though... this angered Bre, but she got over it.

Hopefully she'll be sewing more, but she says not to count on it happening soon, lol.

Thank you SO much to the awesome Liberty Jane for the great pattern!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Baby Noah's new dress and Bre's new doll!

Hello blog friends! I know I'm way behind in my blog reading, and I hoping to catch up today. I miss talking to you guys! For those who don't know, we're still without internet at home, so it's not easy. But we're always very happy when we're able to bum internet off of friends... like today. =)

And as the title hints (or, rather, flat-out says), Noah got a new dress. It's a fairy costume... and do you know where Bre found it? Michael's the craft store. It's from their teddy bear clothes line and was like $4. It fits Noah perfectly. We all think she looks as cute as a baby fairy.

And perhaps most exciting of all, Bre is getting a new AG doll! Our new friend is a graduation present from Bre's mom, and according to UPS, she should be delivered on the 17th. Now, here's the fun part -- we want you to guess who we're getting! And we'll give you a hint -- remember way back in February when we posted asking for opinions on who the next doll should be? Well, this young lady was mentioned on that list. And she's going to be a cousin to one of us modern dolls.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Instant Karma

Hi friends... I'm back with yet another page in the book of War with Claire. Today in class, during a quiz on the weekend reading assignment, I dropped my pen on the floor and I leaned over to pick it up. When I leaned over, Claire, who sits next to me, shot her hand up and swore that I was cheating and trying to see her paper. (If I was to cheat, however, it wouldn't be on Claire's paper... she gets bad grades.) I tried to deny it, but the teacher made me move to the front of the class. The dunce seat. A minute or two later, Miss Lamb started collecting papers from whoever was finished, and Claire was one of the first done. After she handed in her paper, she pulled out her notebook and scribbled something on a piece of paper, tore it out, crumpled it, and threw it at Nicki. Miss Lamb saw this and figured Claire and Nicki were cheating, but when she read the paper she saw that it only said "hillbilly loser," which is what Claire often calls Nicki. Claire got sent out of class, and I got to sit back in my regular seat. I love it when Claire gets called out for being her evil self. That's what I call karma.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Dolly food stuff by Bre =)

I think I mentioned yesterday that Bre bought some clay and made us some food. Well I have the pics for you now! I'm posting a couple here, but the rest are in the album below. This was Bre's very first attempt at crafting, so be kind! Comments are, of course, very welcome. =)

Album is



Friday, May 7, 2010

Dance dance revolution!

Hi everyone! Sorry for being so long between posts. I missed you guys!

Have you ever played DDR, or Dance dance revolution? It's so fun! I'm not very good at it, but Quinn is like a pro. She can play some of the really fast songs on standard, and I still do beginner on most songs. Bre says DDR is good exercise. How do you like that? Just like anyone over 12, she knows how to zap the fun out of everything. But I suppose we can forgive her. The other day she went to Michael's and bought a bunch of clay and made cool food items for us. I was gonna post pix for you guys, but picasa is acting up. I promise soon though.

Love, W.M.S

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The blackout

Hey everyone! We had a really bad storm here there other day (Sunday). At first, it was cool because the wind sounded neat, but then it started scaring Bre's cats and they got nervous. The wind made Bre want to watch The Wizard of Oz, as wind always does, but before we had a chance the power went out. It stayed out until dark! So Bre and her mom got out the lantern, and lit a bunch of candles. The candle light is sorta cool... Bre kept saying it made her feel like it was a long time ago. And because she's like a movie nerd these days, she kept telling us how candles are considered "practical lighting." Weird.
The power came back on in the middle of the night though, so we were thankful not to be without for too long!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Pictures from Addy's birthday

These are the pics I promised. I think Addy looks super sweet, and her new dress (her birthday present from Bre) is so nice! And Bre and her mom even got ice cream and a cherry pie in honor of the special day. =)

Love, Wendy

Friday, April 9, 2010

Happy birthday, Addy!

Hello, everyone! It's Wendy, your ever faithful blogger. =) Today is Addy's birthday. She was Bre's first doll, and she's super nice, so we're all very happy for her. She got a new dress, although I don't have pics at the moment, sorry. Maybe soon.

And you'll all be glad to know that we've had something of a break from all the drama -- Jason and Nicki are talking again. They're not going out or anything, but they are friends, and Nicki feels a lot better about that.

As for Claire, she stood up in English class today and announced that she was nominating me as "Queen of the Dorks." She got in trouble. =) And honestly, I've been called worse. Mostly by her and my older sisters, but still. That was the first thing she's even said since she threatened that none of us is safe.

But really, all of my friends are in some way affected by Claire. Ashley, Nicki, and I share classes with her. She's in girl scouts with me and Nicki. She's in Ashley and Taylor's dance classes, and she goes to the same church as Quinn and Nicki. Apparently she tripped Taylor in ballet the other day. Taylor figured it was an accident, but we all know better. Taking things out on Taylor is so unfair. She's not a part of this. Which one of us is next, I wonder?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Nicki and Claire and Me

I have to blog fast, since I'm super grounded.

Okay, I trust you all heard about that evil Claire telling Jason the truth about Nicki. Well, I got really mad about that. And yes, I got into a fight with her. And I'd do it again too. Why? I know I was wrong, but so was Claire. She has been so mean to me and even more so to Nicki. I saw my friend crying, and instincts took over. Claire was at fault, therefore she had to be taken down. But this Jason thing was only the latest mean thing she's done. She's treated Nicki like crap ever since they met.

Nicki, Claire, and I are all in the same girl scout troop. Claire's mom is troop leader. Claire has picked on her about being from Colorado, liking horse, wearing boots, and for having freckles ever since the first day she met her. And in troop meetings, her mom doesn't even make her stop teasing Nicki. Claire calls Nicki a hick at least once a day. She makes fun of me for being Jewish, and she makes fun of Ashley for having friends that are hicks and Jews.

Claire hadn't talked to me at all since the fight. Until today. After our troop meeting, she pulled me aside and said, "You're going down. You're all going down. None of you losers is safe." I just ignored her. She is so mistaken if she thinks any of us is scared. Perhaps this is war. If so, she can bring it.

As for Jason, he still isn't speaking to Nicki. She's kinda miserable about it... I hope he comes around, but there's nothing I can really do.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Guest Blogger Nicki Speaks

Hello, everyone! This is Nicki M. Fleming... the person who I'm sure you've all heard way more than you ever cared to know about me or anyone else. I'm not big on this whole... online communication thing... I mean, I like IMing and e-mails, but I feel like I wouldn't be able to get my words together enough to write a blog all the time like Wendy does. See, I'm rambling already!

So what I wanted to tell you all about was why Wendy hasn't posted lately. It's sorta a long story...

Okay, so remember she said how Jason IMed her and asked to meet me at the library the next day? Okay, well, I was SO excited because Jason is just so amazing. Seriously. Anyways, I went to meet him and he asked me if I wanted to be his GIRLFRIEND!!!!! And I said yes. I tried to be cool about it, but I really wasn't. So anyways, the next day was the dance, and we all got dressed up for it... even Wendy, although Ashley and I had to beg her to wear a dress. So we were all at the dance, and I was with Jason. There was a slow song on, and he had his arms around me. He's so shy so he was blushing, and it was really cute. I thought he was gonna kiss me, but one of the teachers came by and blew her whistle at us since that's so not allowed at school. Everything was perfect until this nasty, horrible girl that Wendy and I DO NOT get along with named Claire Lozano came up to me and Jason and asked him if he was babysitting me. Claire has a sister in 8th grade and she knows Jason. But when she said that, he was really confused and then she told him that I'm only in 6th grade. He said he couldn't believe I was such a liar, and I ran out crying. I know it was wrong to lie... I don't know why I did it. And it messed everything up.

After Claire ratted on me and I ran out, Wendy got into a fist fight with Claire. Fighting is wrong, but I couldn't help but feel a little bit vindicated when I saw Claire with a bloody nose. But when I saw Wendy being escorted out by the principal I felt super low. She got suspended for two days, detention for two weeks, and grounded for two weeks... all because of me.

All this happened a week ago, and Jason still won't talk to me. Wendy isn't mad anymore, and I'm doing everything I can to make it up to her. What else can I do? Help....

Love, Nicki (no long Nicole) Miranda Fleming

P.S. Here's a pic of me, Wendy, and Ashley dressed up for the dance.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

IM with Jason

I can't even begin to describe this, so just read it, lol.

: Hey

: Uhm, Hi. Do I know you?

: Lol, yeah. Well, sorta. It's Jason. Nicole's friend. *

: OOOH... Jason. Hi. How are you?
And, uh... where did you get my screen name?
: I'm great. And yeah, sorry, I got your email from the school message board... it's in your profile. I just sorta wanted to ask you a question about your cousin.

: What cousin?? **


: Oh right. Her. What did you want to know?

: Well, I really like her... does she like me at all?

: Uh duh.

: Seriously?

: Seriously.

: Can you ask her to meet me at the library before school tomorrow morning?

: Why can't you ask her yourself? ***

: It's hard to talk to her... I can't think when I look at her...

: She says the same thing about you. ****

: =)

... There was a long pause here...

: So will you ask her?

: I guess. But I gotta go now. *****

: Thanks. Bye =)

So yeah. I'll let you guys know when I find out what happened at the library.


= Since when does she go by Nicole?

= I had forgotten Nicki told him that Ashley and I were her little cousins... >.<

= Seriously. I'm not their little love messenger.

= Nicki told me later that I shouldn't have said that.

= I didn't really have to go... I was just tired of talking to him.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dance Class

In my school, whenever the weather is bad out, we always have P.E. in our cafeteria (which has to serve as cafeteria/auditorium/gym) -- and the only thing we can do is dance. The eighth grade P.E. teacher Mrs. Moon leads us in these lame choreographed dances with very simple moves. Ashley hates it because it makes her want to do some real dancing, which this is not. Anyways, it was cold this morning, so we were dancing and Nicki discovered that Jason has P.E. with Mrs. Moon the same period we have P.E. with the 6th grade teacher Mrs. Campbell! So they did all their pairs dances together, and I've never seen her blush and giggle more. She really likes him...

Then we met up this afternoon after school to walk to my house and we ran into Jason just as we were leaving campus. He offered to walk with us, although it was pretty obvious he just meant Nicki. They even held hands, and when we got home, they hugged goodbye.

I can't blame her for liking him... he's cute, with his shaggy blondish hair and freckles and green eyes. He looks SO California, and apparently he used to leave near the coast. He's a nice guy... that's why I'm most disappointed in all the lying Nicki is doing...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Nicki + Jason = ????

So, you guys remember how I told you about Nicki getting asked to the dance by an eighth grader named Jason Tonner? Well, I'm in the school library typing this right now, because I'm in shock! Jason works in the library for extra credit... that's where Nicki met him. He's been flirting with her since we came back from winter break... because he thinks she's an eighth grader too! Nicki, Ashley, and I were in the library this morning and Jason came up to us and asked if we had Mrs. Arbuckle for English. Arbuckle only teaches grade 8! Ashley and I laughed and said we had Mrs. Lamb (who only teaches grade 6), but Nicki lied to him... she said she had Arbuckle too! And then she told Jason that Ashley and I were here younger cousins and she helps with our homework.

She told Jason she'll go to the dance with him even though her grandmother said she wasn't allowed to go with a boy. And then she made me and Ashley promise we wouldn't tell her grandma.

Nicki has never lied before. What's my friend becoming? She's acting like a... *gulp*... teenager!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Beautiful Nicki

So, I don't know if you guys have noticed, but my friend Nicki is like a beautiful young woman. I'll be honest... I hadn't noticed. I mean, I knew she was pretty and all, but yesterday at school, they announced that we'll be having a dance next Friday. It's not an evening time date kind of dance... it's during school, and if you have a black or gold card (meaning a GPA of over 2.7) you get to miss 7th period for this dance. Even though it's not a date type thing, some of the older kids are going in couples... and after school, an 8th grader named Jason Tonner asked Nicki to go with him! Well, her grandmother said there was no way she'd allow that... but now Nicki thinks she's very mature. She asked Bre for her own photo shoot, and we all had to admit that she's looking more grown up since she turned 11.

Here is the album. See for yourself. =)


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Erin Go Bragh!

Hi everyone! It's me, the one and only Amelia Quinn St. Clair, or Quinn as I may be more commonly known. You may know that today is St. Patrick's Day! Happy St. Patty's all and Erin Go Bragh!

I don't know if you guys know, but I'm half-Irish on my mom's side, so this is my favorite holiday! I'm wearing green, are you?

I've spent all day helping my mama make corned beef, cabbage, red potatoes, soda bread, and green cupcakes!

Hope you're all having a fantastic day!!!