Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Welcome to Lissie & Lilly!


Hi Everyone! I'm Lissie and this lovely lady in pink is my partner in awesomeness Sawako Lilly! Welcome to our blog and all the wonderful secrets it contains! Please look at the tabs on the top to navigate. You can go and read all the episodes of Lissie & Lilly and see our adventures in full color glory, as well as see where our little sister Josie is now in her travels and read her travel log. It's no easy thing for a mini doll to travel so far and wide you know, as we're all jealous of the cool places she gets to go.

Perhaps you covet with a shameless heart our wonderful closet of magic and mystery. Learn more about the outfits in the reviews, and see how the outfits look on all the girls at L&L in our closet! In the links section is a plethora of wonderful resources and other blogs that we love and stalk discreetly. Come meet all of us heroic, dashing, fearless girls at L&L and learn more about who each of us are!

There are also paper dolls and color pages for those who are looking for something to do. Or mayhap you want to peruse the history of sales that AG has had in the past? The the Sales History is the place for you. Eyes are the windows to the soul so come stare into all our eyes and compare the different colors AG offers in eyes. We're constantly growing and adding more pages and content so check back often for the latest fun and gory excitement!

Enjoy your stay here and be sure to follow us to stay up to date on all of our antics! ^_^

Monday, March 28, 2016

Photos of 1960s Beforever Melody's Pajamas Top

Back in January of this year, we saw this blue top leak on eBay. At the time, we didn't know if it was part of the Beforever collection or Truly Me line, but now that we have seen the AG reveal video on CBS, it is confirmed this top is part of the Pajamas set for the 1960s BeForever character Melody, to be released later this summer with the doll and her collection.

A full list of links to all the leaks/info/rumors for Melody is at the end of this post.

Original EBay Images:
Front of the Pajama top. 
The print is a star theme.

*gasp* Functional buttons? :D Oh AG, you didn't! Hurray for actual buttons! I know they're harder for very young hands to work, but as an adult, I love this detail.

*double gasp* And now pockets too? Oh AG, you know just how to spoil a girl. XD




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All 1960s BeForever Melody Ellison Leaks/Info/Photos:
Link to Photos of Blue Pajama Top for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/03/photos-of-1960s-beforever-melodys_28.html

Link to Photos of Rainbow Play Outfit for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/03/photos-of-1960s-beforever-melodys.html

Link to Stock Photos for Doll & Floral Peplum Dress for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/02/stock-photos-for-melody-doll-floral.html

Link to Photos of Doll & Collection for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/02/1960s-beforever-melody-doll-collection.html

Link to Journey Book Cover Illustration for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/01/journy-book-cover-for-1960s-beforever.html

Link to Book 2 Cover Illustration for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/01/book-2-cover-for-1960s-beforever-melody.html

Link to Potential Release/Debut Date for 1960s Beforever Melody Doll & Collection:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/1960s-beforever-melody-ellison-release.html

Link to Photos of Pet Dog for 1960s Beforever character Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/photos-of-1960s-beforever-melody.html

        ->Link to Collector Detail & Comparison Photos of Pet Dog for 1960s Beforever Melody:
            http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/01/photos-of-1960s-beforever-melodys-dog.html

Link to Photos of potential store debut gift & name for 1960s BeForever girl modeled on dolls:

Link to 2nd potential leaked outfit, Floral Peplum Dress, for BeForever 2016:

       ->Link to Photos of 1960s BeForever Floral Bow Dress modeled on Truly Me #26 doll:

Link to 1st potential leaked outfit, Green Plaid Dress, for BeForever 2016: 

       ->Link to Photos of 1960s BeForever Green Houndstooth Dress modeled on Kanani doll:

Link to information about the 2016 BeForever historical character's book 1

       ->Link to Cover Illustration & Back Cover Summary for 1960s BeForever Book 1:

       ->Link to Book 1 Chapter List, and Book 2 & Journey Book Titles & Summaries:

       ->Link to Specific Details about Melody, her family, and story from Book 1:

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Photos of 1960s Beforever Melody's Rainbow Play Outfit

We saw this outfit leak on eBay last December, but thanks to the AG's reveal video, we now know it will be part of the 1960s Beforever character, Melody's collection. I am tentatively calling it her Rainbow Play Outfit and I am assuming it will be released with the doll and remainder of her collection later this summer. Below are the eBay auction photos of the outfit. 

A full list of links to all the leaks/info/rumors for Melody is at the end of this post.

Original EBay Images:
Front of top and shorts.

The material of the top looks fairly basic. Initially the zig-zag hem and tassels looked strange to me, but they're starting to grow on me. :D

The shorts have an elastic waistband in the back.

Back of top and bottom.




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All 1960s BeForever Melody Ellison Leaks/Info/Photos:
Link to Photos of Blue Pajama Top for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/03/photos-of-1960s-beforever-melodys_28.html

Link to Photos of Rainbow Play Outfit for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/03/photos-of-1960s-beforever-melodys.html

Link to Stock Photos for Doll & Floral Peplum Dress for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/02/stock-photos-for-melody-doll-floral.html

Link to Photos of Doll & Collection for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/02/1960s-beforever-melody-doll-collection.html

Link to Journey Book Cover Illustration for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/01/journy-book-cover-for-1960s-beforever.html

Link to Book 2 Cover Illustration for 1960s Beforever Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/01/book-2-cover-for-1960s-beforever-melody.html

Link to Potential Release/Debut Date for 1960s Beforever Melody Doll & Collection:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/1960s-beforever-melody-ellison-release.html

Link to Photos of Pet Dog for 1960s Beforever character Melody Ellison:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/photos-of-1960s-beforever-melody.html

        ->Link to Collector Detail & Comparison Photos of Pet Dog for 1960s Beforever Melody:
            http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2016/01/photos-of-1960s-beforever-melodys-dog.html

Link to Photos of potential store debut gift & name for 1960s BeForever girl modeled on dolls:

Link to 2nd potential leaked outfit, Floral Peplum Dress, for BeForever 2016:

       ->Link to Photos of 1960s BeForever Floral Bow Dress modeled on Truly Me #26 doll:

Link to 1st potential leaked outfit, Green Plaid Dress, for BeForever 2016: 

       ->Link to Photos of 1960s BeForever Green Houndstooth Dress modeled on Kanani doll:

Link to information about the 2016 BeForever historical character's book 1

       ->Link to Cover Illustration & Back Cover Summary for 1960s BeForever Book 1:

       ->Link to Book 1 Chapter List, and Book 2 & Journey Book Titles & Summaries:

       ->Link to Specific Details about Melody, her family, and story from Book 1:


Friday, March 18, 2016

Lissie & Lilly: Episode 23 - Attack of the Vinyl Zombies (Part 2)

Lissie & Lilly: Episode 23 - Attack of the Vinyl Zombies (Part 2)


MG: Oh Cecile, j’ai peur! I am so scared!
Cecile: Shhhh! Do not make a sound Marie-Grace, if they find us, it is all over.
MG: Regarde! Look! Are those… feet? Why are there four of them?
Cecile: Non! It cannot be!

Cecile: RUN MARIE-GRACE! RUN!
MG: Au revoir Cecile!
Cecile: There are no times for goodbyes, we must run!
MG: Mais Cecile, I think I must be out of breath already because I am seeing double.
Cecile: It will be double the trouble if we do not get away, now come on!

Sam: We shall be safe here Lydia Charlotte.
Lydia: Yes, undead dolls never think to check the bathroom, and we will even have water when we need it.
Sam: Oh I do hope all the other girls will be safe! What if… what if we are the only ones left?
Lydia: You must not say that Samantha! Lissie wouldn’t let anything happen to us. We only have to stay strong til our Big Person returns.
Sam: Wait, did you hear that?
Lydia: Hear wha–

 
Lydia: AUUUGGGGGHHHHHH!
Sam: How could they find us? Are zombie dolls not afraid of rusty eyes? Will nothing stop them???
Lydia: No more questions! Move Samantha, or we’ll never move again!
Sam: Quick, shove them into the porcelain Charybdis and we may buy just enough time to flee!

Lissie: Alright, now here’s the battle plan Lilly. I’m going to go out in a screaming, flaming, magnificent fury and take them down. You hurry and go find our Big Person, or her giant blowtorch.
Lilly: But… our Big Person said that blowtorch is the ultimate weapon against the dangerous crème brulee! Can we really use such a dangerous thing?
Lissie: Look at our situation Lilly! We’re in a worse pickle than crème brulee! If we don’t fight with fire, then all we’ll have left are potatoes, and no one’s ever defeated the undead with satisfying starchy spuds.
Lilly: Oh be careful Lissie!
Lissie: You know I never am! Now get ready… CHARGE!!!!!

 
Lissie: AROOOOWOGAAAAAAA!!!! Take that you denizens of the undelicious! You pox ridden kidney stones! You inflamed papayas will never take us! Run Lilly! Run!
Lilly: No! Lissie!
Lissie: Don’t look back! Run Lilly! I can take them to Mars and back! Don’t worry about me, just go!
Lilly: Wait for me Lissie! I’ll be right back!

Lilly: Lissie! Lissie! I can’t find the blowtor- NO!

Cecile: Augh! I will fight you! There is only room for one stylish, curly haired doll in this house and it will not be a blond, pink, zombie wearing fashion from 200 years ago!

MG: Aidez-moi! Help me! Even if you destroy me your hair cannot grow as long as mine, o undead one!

Sam: Stay away! *trips* Oomph! I shall never wear sandals during a zombie attack again! Noooo!

Lydia: Ah! How dare you! Release my curls! Why don’t you pull your own, you uncurly copy?

Lissie: Come on then! I’ll take you all to Mars and back! I don’t care if there are two of you, even if there were 500 of you clones, you’ll never take me!!!!!

Lilly: No! Lissie! Samantha! Marie-Grace! Lydia Charlotte!
Lilly: Wait, stop! No! Stay back! Get back! Help! Someone, anyone, help!

Lilly: No…. stop…. Mhmmm… zombies….

Lilly: AHHHH!
Lilly: *breathes heavily* Wa–was that really just a dream? It felt so real! I guess that’s what I get for falling asleep while staring at colons and livers. Gastrointestinal pathology is bad for the psyche...

Lissie: Avast! It’s Lilly! We’ve been looking all over for you!
Lilly: Lissie! Why, what –
Lissie: Look at this giant box that was sitting outside the door! Throw that textbook out the window and let’s open this already! I want to see what glories are inside!

Sam: Sawako Lilly! What happened?
Cecile: Wake up Sawako Lilly!
Lydia: Why did she suddenly faint?
MG: This is bad Lissie!
Lissie: She must have been so overcome with excitement about the box that she fainted! Wake up Lilly! Or we’ll have to open it without you. You wouldn’t that would you?


Stop Lissie! Don't tease a doll in the midst of cramming for a giant GI exam! XD Sawako Lilly's mind is in a delicate state right now and any shock will shake all her hard studied knowledge out! >_<

This was a really fun story to make, and one I had on my mind for a while. Truth be told, I really don't do well with horror in any form because I'm a giant fraidy-cat, but I figured zombie dolls wouldn't be too bad right? :D The idea came last year when AG had one of their insane Jill's Steals and Deals sales, and I purchased one of each of the sale sets. It never really dawned on me just how massive and intimidating a shipment of 6 dolls would look til they arrived on my doorstep. 

I thought, "Jeez and doughnuts! I just doubled the L&L crew in one fell swoop! At this rate they'll all take over!" That thought, plus some good old fashioned studying stress jump started this story and gave me a well needed break! It made me laugh when I realized how many blond dolls had arrived in the shipment, because at that point, I still didn't own a single blond doll, and the Julie twins were the cherry on top. 

For this story, I also got to try out some photoshopping with Kit's eyes and mouth in the first part, and making it into an animated gif! It didn't seem so strange when I was making it, but once I put all 3 images together in the gif, even I had to confess it creeped me out a little. >_< 

We're currently studying the gastrointestinal system right now, which consists of the entire digestive system, from mouth to stool, and it has been our longest course yet, though thankfully, a very interesting course. I have one more big exam for this unit before I pass GI! *^_^*  

Thank you all for reading L&L and I hope you all have a lovely week!



Friday, March 11, 2016

2SistersSewCrafty Jewelry Sets Giveaway Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway for the 2SistersSewCrafty Jewelry Sets, and for sharing your thoughts on your favorite item from the shop. I appreciate those who liked/shared news of the giveaway with others! We had 78 entries total by 30 individuals. Every entry was assigned to a number and a random number generator picked the winning numbers.  ^_^

The winners are:
NatureFairy - Earrings/Bracelet Set
Sophie Amélie Moreau - Silver Turtle & Leaf Earrings

Congratulations NatureFairy and Sophie Amélie Moreau, and thank you to everyone who participated!

*Important: Winners must email me at lilliemaiden@gmail.com within 72 hrs (by midnight, central US time, Monday, Mar. 14th). If I haven't heard from you by then, another winner will be selected.*

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