Saturday, August 25, 2012

a lot has happened...

Wow, a lot has happened since I last blogged!

I now have 41 followers, which is very exciting! Thanks for following! Speaking of followers, once I have 50 followers I will have a giveaway for a handmade item of doll clothing (made by me, item TBD), so if you read but don't yet follow, please follow! You will have the chance to win doll clothes!

My family and I are now living in our new house, sans furniture, but hopefully the furniture will arrive in the next couple of weeks. I miss my girls! (The dolls, not my sisters or anything.)

Also, I am entering The Doll Wardrobe's Inaugural Fashion Design contest! Yay! I think I have what it takes to win, so look out! Just kidding, good luck to everyone else who is entering!

So, that's about it!

Have a good weekend, everyone!

Love, Lena

Sunday, August 12, 2012


Not much has happened since I last posted...

I just wanted to ask you all for some ideas, as I want to put a name to my doll community. I want it to be called "______ Hollow", but I'm not sure what kind of hollow it should be. Keep in mind that I live in Florida.... thanks!

I also have a couple of ideas of really long photo stories that I want to do. One is a winter story and another is a summer story.

The winter one (which I am most likely going to do this winter), takes place on a cruise ship. The main character goes on a winter cruise with her best friend among the northern countries. There is a princess on the ship, and her crown is stolen. Point of the story is that the main character and her best friend find the crown jewels and become friends with the princess.

My other idea is loosely based on "The Parent Trap". It's about girls that meet at camp and discover that they're twins, but it will not include the whole switch-up. My idea so far is to call it "Camp Phipps Lake", but I don't really like that name anymore. Whatever you guys come up with that goes with hollow is what I'll use. I'm also going to make a school bus and matching T-shirts for this idea.  This is the logo that I created on PicMonkey:

These would all go on my doll blog, where Emily's story is on right now. I'm not really sure if I'm liking the whole "Emily as a person" thing, so I think I'm just going to post whatever doll stories I come up with at the time. I have lots of other ideas for stories that I could blog about, but they aren't as detailed in my brain as the ones that I just talked about.

{{Please please please keep in mind that these are ideas that I will execute in the near future. If you like these ideas and would like to use them, contact me above for permission. Thanks!}}

Thanks for your help with coming up with a town name! Remember, it needs to be "______ Hollow".


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

blog awards galore

So basically everyone loves me! Kidding, kidding. So I have been awarded for 2 different blog awards the last couple of weeks by 4 different girls! Thanks, all!

I was awarded the "I Love Your Blog" by both Kellee and Carolyn. Thanks again, gals!

The rules are:

1. Thank the person who nominated you
I've already done both!

2. Tell us why the idea of blogging popped up and why you still write on it.
Well, I joined Picasa a couple of years ago, and then everyone started leaving and were starting up blogs. Then, without my mentioning blogs, my dad suggested that I write a blog about my life in Europe since not many people in the USA know what it's like. I took off from there!
I still write on this blog because it's a creative outlet for me. I love to show off what I've done to people who have the same interests that I do.

3. Describe a usual day of your life.
Right now during the summer I...
9:00 am: I wake up and read until 9:30
9:30 am: I get out of my bed and eat breakfast
10:00 am: I get dressed and ready for the day
10:20 am: I read until lunch time
12:00 am: I eat lunch
12:30 am: I continue reading OR I go to my grandparents' next door and borrow the computer
3:00 pm: I read or watch some television
5:30 pm: I eat dinner
6:30 pm: I help tidy the kitchen after dinner
7:00 pm: I watch a movie with my family or read some more
9:00 pm: I shower and get ready for bed
9:30 pm: I read or watch television
11:00 pm: I turn out the lights and go to sleep.

4. The best collaboration with a blogger?

5. The worst collaboration with a blogger?
6. Explain what this blog means to you.
This blog means quite a lot to me. It is my creative outlet, my friends, just so many things that I have learned over the last year and a half have been through this blog. I can't imagine what my life would be like if I quit blogging.

7. Nominate five bloggers for this award.

For this blog, I nominate:

1. Vivy from Viviness and AG
2. Emma from My American Girl
3. Anna from Anna's Life in the Country
4. Willow from In the Words of Willow
5. Phoebe from Love That Doll

Congrats, girls! I love your blogs!

As for the other blog award, Lissie and Storyteller nominated me for the "Your Blog is Great!" award! I have already participated in this award before, so I'm not going to again. Thanks so much though, girls!

Have a great week!

Love, Lena