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!

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Photos of GOTY 2016 Lea's Fancy White Dress & Accessories

First off, please allow me to apologize. I have not been able to post near as much as I would like this year. This semester's classes have caught me in a whirlwind of work and studying, and I have not had much free time to post. Thank you all for your patience with me! ^_^

Many of us were looking forward to the release of the Girl of the Year 2016 Lea Clark's white, fancy, embroidered dress that we saw leak last year, and were disappointed it was not part of her January 1st, debut. My current hunch is it will be released as part of the mid year GOTY release (June-July) when her movie comes out.

Despite the wait, we've seen the outfit appear on eBay a few more times, now paired with what appears to be the matching shoes and headband. The lovely Lynda kindly took several photos of the complete ensemble modeled on her Lea doll and sent them to us to share here. :)

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We've seen the dress before, but it seems like it will now come with a beaded headband. This beaded headband can also be used as a necklace, depending on your preference (though I don't think that is AG's intention). 

Here are looks with it as a headband.

The beads are variations of light blue, and green-yellows to match the dress.

It seems to be 3 lines of plastic beads, strung on elastic, and connected in the back with with a larger elastic band. 

And this is the headband worn as a necklace. 


Here is a photo of the elastic band in the back.

It works well as a necklace since the larger, white elastic piece is hidden. However, I personally would probably prefer for it to be a headband, since the dress is already so decorated with that lovely embroidery. 


The dress will come with a pair of gold sandals.

There is a tiny butterfly decoration with a small, plastic rhinestone.

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It closes in the back with velcro.

Overall, I think it's a simple but cute design, though I think it may be a little too cutesy for the style of the dress for my taste. 

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Jinjia Mixed Goods Book Patterns Giveaway Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway for the Jinjia Mixed Goods Book Patterns, and for sharing your thoughts on your favorite item in the shop. I appreciate those who liked/shared news of the giveaway with others! We had 91 entries total by 35 individuals. Every entry was assigned to a number and a random number generator picked the winning numbers. Although I normally go through and reply to each of you who entered, due to my heavy course work this semester, I wasn't able to do so, and for that I apologize. However, please be assured I carefully read and double checked each entry. ^_^

The winners are:
Amelia - McGuffey Readers
MyLittleMegara - LOTR + Hobbit

Congratulations Amelia and MyLittleMegara, 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, Feb. 1st). If I haven't heard from you by then, another winner will be selected.*

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Mini Josie sneaks inside Buckingham Palace in London, England

Of course I couldn't visit London without going to the State residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Buckingham Palace has been visited by so many famous people, including a number of our American Presidents. But right now the Queen is not at home - she's spending Christmas at one of her other palaces. How can you tell? It's easy. You see that flagpole on the very top of the portico (a very grand word for porch) - well, when Her Majesty is in residence at Buckingham Palace, the Royal Standard flies from that flagpole.

I'm sorry this isn't a better picture but Great-aunt Helen was so busy looking at all the beautiful thing that she couldn't keep still! There are so many lovely rooms in Buckingham Palace crammed with exquisite furniture and pictures and China - it really is a fairytale palace! Just look at those huge chandeliers!

This staircase is so beautiful - you can imagine great ladies and gentlemen sweeping down to a grand ball! There are pictures of the Queen's ancestors everywhere.

Yes, another picture gallery! The Queen owns so many pictures that there isn't room for all of them in her house so she made a special gallery that people can come in to and see a selection of her pictures. it has a nice little portico, much cosier that the one at the front of the Palace. Inside there's a really cool gift shop packed with beautiful things, even sweet little baby onesies with "His Royal Highness" and "Her Royal Highness" on the front!

Twelfth Night, 6 January, is the last of the Twelve Days of Christmas. By tradition all Christmas decorations are put away on this day. So I was very lucky to see one of the Queen's many Christmas trees in the Queen's Gallery the day before it was taken down. It was very tall, almost all the way to the ceiling, about fifteen feet high, and it was decorated with just simple white lights and dozens of purple and gold Royal crowns. I thought that was a wonderful sight for my last outing in London!

On Twelfth Night I started packing to head on to the next stage of my adventures. I won't tell you where I'm going - it will be a surprise! But I can promise you I'm not going to need my new winter boots for a while!
Love, Josie X

Sent on behalf of Mini Josie by her British great-aunt
Helen McCarthy

To see more of Josie’s adventures, click here to view her Travel Log!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Mini Josie appreciates art at Trafalgar Square in London, England

3 January 2016 - happy New Year everyone! Here I am in London's Piccadilly Circus, just coming up from the Piccadilly Circus Tube station. Still no snow, but everyone is wrapped up warm!

This was our big culture day. Here I am in the famous National Gallery in London's Trafalgar Square. It's a huge building packed with wonderful works of art from all over the world and from all ages of history. These are from the seventeenth century.

Just around the corner from the National Gallery is the National Portrait Gallery. This is smaller, but in a way it's more fun. It tells the story of famous Britons though paintings and photographs. It really brought history to life for me!

When we came out of the galleries it was starting to get dark and the sky and the lights were just as beautiful as any painting. Behind me you can see Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square. It commemorates a big battle in 1815 where Lord Nelson stopped Napoleon and his French army from conquering the whole of Europe, including England. And can you see the dial of Big Ben shining in the distance on my right, your left? You can see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from the steps of the National Gallery.

Here I'm standing beside the famous fountains of Trafalgar Square with the National Gallery all lit up behind me. What an amazing Christmas tree! It's a gift from the people of Norway to the people of Britain. They send one every year as a thank-you for all the help and support that Norway received from Britain in the Second World War.

This was a very tiring day, but so much fun!
Love. Josie X

Sent on behalf of Mini Josie by her British great-aunt
Helen McCarthy

To see more of Josie’s adventures, click here to view her Travel Log!