Saturday, December 31, 2011

Final Post Of The Year!

I figured I'd tie up the year by doing a post on my five favorite outfits released in 2011. If you do a post like this, tell me so I can link to it!

All right! Top 5 doll outfits released in 2011, number 5:


Most of the historical spring outfits were dull and pink. This one had the huevos to stand out! Very cool. I'm probably Julie biased, though.

Number 4:


Maybe I'm not nuts about the logo, but I dig purple, and I LOVE clothes that actually looks like what kids wear.

Number 3:


This is my favorite of the Marie-Grace/Cecille releases. It's simple, but it's got a lot of nice detail, and that's a rare color in the American Girl collection.

Number 2:


It needs a belt, but dang, don't it look nice and warm?

Number 1! Drumroll!


Love the color. Love the ruffles. Love the whole thing, and I hope it makes it into my collection this year!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Since everyone else posts their haul:


The bitty outfit was from my Clandestine Coconut, and the rest was from my husband! So happy with it~

Hope you had a nice holiday too!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Holiday Dollbilee!

I cannot believe how cool Cherished Playtime's snowflake headbands are. Seriously, click that link, you'll all be wanting to make like 20. Here, you know you want a preview:

What else is from Cherished tonight? Try this on for size:

Clay Gingerbread Cookies! (Gotta leave some for Santa!)

Scenes from the Merriman's Christmas

From the Bean Stalk tonight, we've got two crochet patterns!

Regular Hat, With Very Nerdy Variation (It's a very shiny variation that's just happy to be doing good deeds, are you picking up what I'm putting down?)

Harry Potter house Unity Scarf

Don't forget that you can check out both Cherished Playtime and The Bean Stalk on Twitter: @cherisheddolls and @beanstalktweets. You can also go take a peek at The Bean Stalk Blog while you're at it.

If you make it, send it to me

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Dollbilee!

Cherished Playthings has the coolest update tonight! Please enjoy these wallpapers and icons! I know you're hurting for a preview, so here it is:

From the Bean Stalk tonight, we're making Samantha dresses!

Looks awesome, right? Click on in, let's do this!

Don't forget that you can check out both Cherished Playtime and The Bean Stalk on Twitter: @cherisheddolls and @beanstalktweets. You can also go take a peek at The Bean Stalk Blog while you're at it.

If you make it, send it to me so I can feature it in the gallery!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday Dollbilee!

Hey! Let's see that logo again:

First up, check out these walnut ornaments from Cherished Playtime:

Directions are right here!

From the Bean Stalk tonight, I've got a crochet pattern: Addy's heartwarmer! Naturally, I forgot to take a picture. Still, it's nice to have a version to make on your own. Hope you enjoy!

Don't forget that you can check out both Cherished Playtime and The Bean Stalk on Twitter: @cherisheddolls and @beanstalktweets. You can also go take a peek at The Bean Stalk Blog while you're at it.

If you make it, send it to me so I can feature it in the gallery!

AG Over 18 Card Swap

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The AG Over 18 card swap took over my craft corner.

It bloomed really pretty, though, so I had to take a picture.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Holiday Dollbilee!

Good news! Good news!

Welcome to the Holiday Dollbilee! All this week, both Cherished Playtime and The Bean Stalk are giving you updates! Need crafts? Got you covered. Want pictures? We've got you. It's a whole week of surprises!

First up, at Cherished Playtime, you can check out new profiles of all your favorite Star Valley residents! Check out the links before for profiles and pictures:

The Larsons
The Adams
The Kents

Then, at The Bean Stalk, I just know you were hurting for some Holiday icons. A preview? Why, sure!

You can check out all 41 icons right here!

We'll be posting all week, but don't forget that you can check out both Cherished Playtime and The Bean Stalk on Twitter: @cherisheddolls and @beanstalktweets. You can also go take a peek at The Bean Stalk Blog while you're at it.

See you tomorrow with something else awesome!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Shopping

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Ivy and I went Christmas shopping a few weeks ago! I know I tweeted about it, but I wanted to post the picture here too.

I'm all done, though. I've even got my Clandestine Coconut sent out. ... err, I guess I've got my Secret Snarkster to do, though. I hope you're even more done than I am!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Flickr and Monster High

What? So sue me, I like Monster High. You of course know the main Monster High Flickr community? Here's some other related Flickr communities I like:

Monsters? Yes We Are!
Lagoona Blue Photography
Monster High Fan Club
Fangtastic Draculaura (I am a BIG Draculaura fan!)
Monster High Creative Creations (Lots of amazing custom work!)
Monster High Photography (Dedicated to really great photographs!)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Doll Sleepover

On Saturday, my friends Robin and Tracey came over for a doll sleepover. Seriously. We're not twelve, we swear.


Here's everybody all lined up.

What? It was a very diverse sleepover.




Robin made me this, and I am so stinking excited that somebody made me a birthday present. It's so cute! It's knitted, which is double exciting, because I SO cannot knit.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Flickr and American Girl

Are you on Flickr? I keep finding American Girl Flickr groups I like. There is, of course, the main Flickr group, but here's a few you probably haven't seen:

American Girls Of The Year -- Says it all, a group for the Limited Edition dolls.

American Girl Mini Dolls -- Eee, so cute and tiny!

American Girl Doll Club -- Some photos you don't see on the regular group.

American Girl Dolls -- Only 19 members? Come on, we can make it bigger!

Monday, October 31, 2011

A Flickr Halloween!

Happy Halloween! I'm sure I'll have a surprise for you later, but for now, check this out:

Halloween Only For Dolls!

It's a Halloween Flickr group for dolls! Feel free to poke through it. Happy Halloween!

Halloween 2011: Angry Dolls

My Halloween 2011 Album:

Angry Dolls

Oh yes I did.

Plenty of violence this year as the angriest dolls you know try to track down the King Pig, and, more importantly, the candy!

If you care for them:

Angry Dolls Costume Closeups

Oh, and! Don't forget, if you need any more Halloweenedness, check out: Where No Doll Has Gone Before (Star Trek), Sara Conner and the Apartment of Secrets (Harry Potter), Transform and Roll Out, Who Watches the Watchdolls? and Dollerfly.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Marie-Grace and Cecille

Look what happens when you hang out in a Barnes and Noble for two long!


Tiny people start following you home.

Sewing like mad on my Halloween costumes. I'm almost glad I don't have more dolls!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

New Feature!

This is the weirdest and coolest doll blog you'll see today:

Steampunk Addie

You've heard of steampunk, right? The idea is what would have happened if society never discovered electricity, mostly. It's also about making things look as mid 1800s as you can get it. Addy's a pretty natural fit.

On the blog, you can see various crafts, history, American Girl, um, reviews, and whatever this is.

That last post. Hey, Addie? We could totally party.

Hey, Steampunk Addie! Feel free to put this on your site. If you'd like back to the Bean Stalk, that would be nice of you too:

Friday, September 23, 2011

Bean Stalk Updates!

There's a LOT, too! Let's do this.

First up, hot off the press, there's a Pictionary update: click HERE! I've gotten the stuff to add to the entries for #6, #13, #27 and #50.

As always, feel free to send me more pictures for the Pictionary. You know I'll always credit you. I need, well, anything and everything, but if you've got Marie Grace and Cecile pictures, that's even better!

Then, I've updated the sewing table with two finished projects: one and two. I don't want to take up too much space on the page, but I'll at the least put up a picture of my favorite:

Oh, and! I was sick today, and also quite a bit bored, so I sat and made Monster High icons. Here's 16 fresh icons from Season 2, Episode 27. It's the latest one, the one with Spectra. Go check them out! I'll post a few teasers:

Hey! Don't forget that you can grab super fast updates by following @beanstalktweets! I always try to follow you back.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New Feature!

I've got a new site that you all should totally check out today:

Cherished Playtime

True fact, when I first started The Bean Stalk up, I modeled it after this place. There are plenty of crafts to keep you occupied, and you might go have a look at her C-Box on the front page to see what other people are saying. The bulk of the site takes you through Star Valley. You can meet the residents, see Susie's blog, and check out the Jessica McConnell Show, the first ever talk show for dolls.

If you're needing more Cherished Playtime, check it out on Facebook or Twitter.

Hey, Cherished Playtime! Feel free to put this on your site. If you'd like back to the Bean Stalk, that would be nice of you too:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Photo: Off On Vacation!

I forgot to post this. Technically, we just got back, but:


This was taken for the AG Over 18 photo challenge. It's my dolls, packing up to go on vacation! We're going to a nerd convention, hence the outfits.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

AG Places Do Online Reservations -- I Never Knew!

I may or may not be the last person on the planet to discover this, but the AG Places do online reservations!

My friends and I are taking a trip to Atlanta, and my friends were curious as to why my husband loves the AG Bistro so much. (He is seriously nuts over the food.) I almost called them to make a reservation, but when I loaded the website up, I discovered they'll take it online!

I was MOST impressed with the fact that they asked about accommodations, because we have one friend in a wheel chair and another friend allergic to eggs. They gave me a conformation number, and I took a picture with my phone just to make sure I had it.

One thing I didn't like? It was in flash, so I couldn't do it from my iPad.

... unless AG wants to go ahead and make an AG Place app ... ?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


My friend runs a great Etsy, and I figured I'd give her some promotion here:

Right now she's got a bunch of headbands up, people really seem to dig them. You can even pick out your own colors!

She's got a website if you want more info:

And don't forget to like her on Facebook or check her out on Flickr.

Hey, Lizzy! Feel free to put this on your site. If you'd like back to the Bean Stalk, that would be nice of you too:

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Doll Room Tour #2

Doll room pictures the second!


This is where my American Girl dolls will sleep. Err, eventually.


A peek inside the closet. It's almost organized!


Book collection. (I had to put non-doll books on there, there was no where else!) Those are pullips on the top.


This is the very top of the bookshelf!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Doll Room Tour #1

We moved into this house, and it had an extra room, and we both immediately went, "TOYS!"

I really wanted to take you all around this place. Here's a tour of our toy room. It is very much a work in progress, so excuse the mess.


An immediate shot of when you enter the room. Told you it was a work in progress!


This shelf has all my Ellowynes. I love that dress, supernoname girl made it for me!


I'm trying to set up some furniture down below the shelves. Here's Kirsten's table! I got the table set in a Playthings swap. I wish I could remember who gave it all to me.


Up above, a scant few of my husband's Transformers.

I took a bunch of pictures, I'll show you more this weekend!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Stuff at the Bean Stalk!


Got a new tutorial up! No pattern needed, kids. You don't happen to remember the retired Gardening Outfit, do you? eBay no more kids, because now you can make it yourself:


It's not hard at all. Come on over and check it out.

Oh, and you can see images of the completed outfit here.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011