The Official Unveiling Of Mimi’s Room!

Flo:  It has taken a bit of sorting and thought to get this whole project to where I wanted it to be.  After a few minor inconveniences and interruptions though, I’m very happy to present…

Mimi:  HEY!!! Wait a second!!!!  It’s my room!!  I thought you said I would get to show it when it was done?

Flo: Oh, yeah, that’s right.  Okay readers, I’m very happy to present Mimi–and her new room!

Mimi:

Okay guys, I know you’ve been waiting a while for this.  So have I!  I wasn’t sure it was ever going to be finished.

I’m so excited I finally get to show everyone though, I think it turned out fantastic.  So without further ado…

That moment you’ve all been waiting for… (Louisa taught me that you have to do a build up at times like this)

MY ROOM!!!

I’ll give you a quick tour around it and point out a few things.

There’s my desk area with all sorts of books and such.  In the corner I have a place to hang my coat and my musical instruments.  Oh, and my hamster!  His name is Chum, if you look closely, he’s trying to hide behind the food bowl.  I named him after the hamster in “The Mouse and The Motorcycle”, I love that book, have you read it?

You may have noticed a black case leaning up against my acoustic guitar case.  That’s my flute!  I started out as a flute player, then I learned piano.  Unfortunately there wasn’t space in my room for my keyboard, it’s downstairs in the family room.  After I learned how to play piano, I moved on to guitar, I have both an acoustic and electric guitar.  I need an amp for my electric guitar though, I have to go downstairs and use the one my dad has.  I’m hoping maybe I’ll get a small one for my room for Christmas though.

Here’s my flute, I don’t play it as much anymore.  Several of my friends play flute too, we had a flute quartet one time at church, that was really fun!

Here’s my bed with some of my favorite stuffed toys on it.  The airplane was something my dad bought for me when we were at the airport in New York and the sheep I got in Ireland.  The llama and the clapboard pillow were birthday presents.  And that afghan is nice and warm, a friend of my mom’s made it.  I need right now with all of this cold weather.

Once nice thing with this bed is it’s a trundle, so it has this nice section that pulls out so if I have a friend stay over, they have a place to sleep!

It also comes in handy for relaxing and watching TV, it’s at a better angle to see it!

Oh, yeah, you might have noticed a little friend of mine here.  That’s Ginger!

Say “hello” Ginger!  (WOOF!)

She’s my puppy, she was also a birthday present this year, I was so happy, I’ve been wanting a dog for ages.  She’s a husky mix and won’t get much bigger than she is now, she’s almost a year old already.

On this side of the room I have some toys and other odds and ends stashed.

This case has some of my collectibles.  On top is my Wii and a television.  As you can see, Kit has me hooked on Downton Abbey too!  Poor Edith. 😦

I’m really happy with my new room, I have a lot of space for all of my instruments, school stuff and toys.  I was afraid it all might not fit, but I was happy to see that it did.  I would like to get some posters and pictures for on the walls, I’m still trying to decide what I want though.  I’d like to find things with some of my favorite bands on them.

Thanks for stopping by to see it.  I’m going to be decorating for the holidays soon, I’ll be sure to show you how it looks after that!

 

 

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Review of Our Generation “Movie Night”

I’m really trying not to buy much at the moment until I get this organization project done.  However, once in a while, you come across something that you just don’t want to pass up.  A recent trip to Target yielded two things that fell into this category, both contained items that I’d been looking for.  (Review of other set to come soon!)  Keep in mind I was actually there to get storage containers… 😉

There are several new sets hitting the shelves in the Our Generation line, and one of them is the Movie Night set.  I was super excited to see this set because it not only had a cute bowl of popcorn, but I loved the fact it had a DVD set in doll size!  I’d looked at the American Girl set with the TV and accessories, but passed on it because of the price as well as the fact it had pieces in it I really didn’t need.  This set couldn’t make it into my shopping cart fast enough!

Let’s start with the accessories–a cute bowl of popcorn and a “DVD”.  I thought both of these were very cute, and I was excited to get a doll sized DVD, not just because it was a neat accessory, but now I could actually make some of my own and have a size to go by. My only complaint about any of this is that the bowl of popcorn is rounded on the bottom instead of flat, not sure why, so it tends to move around a bit when you set it on a flat surface.

The pillow that comes with the set is adorable!

On to the outfit!  Here are the shoes.  I think these are very well done.

And the clothing items:

The fit on the clothing is very good.  I was a little concerned about the pants when I first went to put them on, but I didn’t realize that they were more of a stretchy material.  The shirt fits great too, I was even able to get the sleeves on OVER the watch Mimi was wearing.

 

The scarf hooks with a piece of Velcro, it’s a nice added accessory.  And the shoes fit Mimi perfectly, no struggles to get them on at all.

Overall I think this is an adorable outfit, I give it an A!  I think it’s a great addition to any collection and the pieces can be used together or individually.

This outfit is part of their deluxe collection and retails currently for $17.99.

 

Review of Axe Heaven Miniature Guitar Replicas

A few days ago I posted a story about guitar lessons and in it you probably noticed that Allie and Mimi were playing different guitars than what you’ve seen before.  I stumbled across those guitars a few months ago while doing some online research and was a bit intrigued.  I ordered Allie’s first and was so impressed by it, I decided to get Mimi one as well.

Made by a company called Axe Heaven, there are plenty of details on these little replicas!  They are both cute, but I think the Fender Stratocaster (Allie’s) is better made than the Gretsch Duo Jet (Mimi’s).

According to the Axe Heaven website, these guitars are 1/4 scale.  Here they are side by side with the American Girl acoustic guitars I already have, which would be 1/3 scale.  I think they are actually closer to the AG scale, electric guitars of these two models are just slightly smaller than acoustic guitars.  However, AG has perhaps scaled their down a bit too since they are supposed to be “kids” guitars.  Regardless, they still work well for the dolls.

The detail even carries over to the back!

A close up of some of the Fender details:

And the Gretsch details:

The Gretsch doesn’t have a name actually on it, I think perhaps because of licensing issues.  They seem to have a deal in place with Fender.  Please disregard the fingerprints.  Just like a real black guitar, it’s an issue here too! (which is why I will never own a black guitar for myself. 😉 )  I also wasn’t wild with how the tuning pegs on the Gretsch were a bit wonky, not as well done as the Fender.

Each guitar comes with a stand.  Nice if you want to display them.

I loved the boxes they came in, made to look like guitar cases!  They do sell mini guitar cases for these as well if you really want to go that extra mile.  Straps too, although I found it just as easy to make ones out of ribbon.  It all depends on how accurate you want things to look and how much money you want to spend.

I think these are a great option for anyone who wants to have accurate guitar models for their dolls.   If you go to the Axe Heaven website, they have tons of different ones available.  I got both of these through Amazon though, I found the prices on some models to be better there.  I’ve also seen them on Ebay, but do your homework before you buy, pricing is all over the place, depending on the model and popularity.  Rock on!