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11/24/18

Today I thought of this blog for the first time in a while. I checked on here, and the last time I posted... a year ago exactly.  I am not quite sure what exactly I came on here to say, but I just wanted to pop in and say hey. Life is the same yet, so different than it was a year ago. Blogging was obviously not really my thing—the run lasting a solid couple months. I am still active over on my Instagram. I am currently rounding out a photo challenge that I did over there this year, I have met quite a few of my AGIG friends, and I have grown a ton as a photographer. I am deep into my studies right now as well, so even my postings on IG have scaled back tons. I have actually gotten a few notifications in the past couple months of people taking my pattern survey! It’s always so surprising that people are still reading this blo and even making things with the patterns. As sad as it is to say, I am not coming back to blogging. I am not sure if this is the last you will hear from me on here…

Six Months and a Day

Well hello. It's been a bit since I've posted. A long bit. 
"Well Soph, where have you been?" you might ask.  Let's update you on the past 6 months in a little list. Finals, the end of the school year, orchestra camp, the beginning of the next school year, orchestra rehearsals galore. That brings us to today. As of now, I don't have any plans to begin reposting on this blog. 4-6 of homework a night and practicing bass/ rehearsals leaves little time for blogging (or anything for that matter). Yes, I still post on IG. It's a bit easier to put up a post on IG than a blog post. 
I'm not really sure what else to say. I know that people are probably disappointed, and I totally understand that. 
This isn't the end. Just the start of a new beginning. Sophie Pagr

Summer Outfits

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Hello! I'm Sophie, you know the blogger that never posts! Yeah that's me! I'm so sorry that I haven't really been posting, but I've honestly lost a lot of inspiration for the blog. I have still been active on Instagram, but I just find it hard to sit down and write a post. I'm hoping to write this one in one shot and get it up tonight (fingers crossed) (edit: wow this didn't happen). I honestly cannot wait for summer and all the hours I will have to blog, sew, and take pictures. June 9th can't come fast enough!
To get us into the spirit of summertime, I'm going to do a little summer outfit post here. Hopefully gives you a bit of inspiration, and it honestly already feels like summer here. As always, most of the stuff in here was sew by me. I'll try and give links to patterns that may be similar, but might not be exact. As you can also see, I'm a big fan of editing patterns to my purpose. You probably knew that already.
Shirt: Edited from thi…

Josefina in the woods

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I rarely take pictures of my dolls in American Girl brand outfits. I have some from before the sewing year(s), but I mostly take photos of the stuff I make. I took this shoot the other day of my favorite historical outfit on my favorite historical doll. Thought I would share all my favorites here since most of these will probably never make it to Instagram.  I made this doll swing 2 weeks ago, and I'm much fun photographing it. Every doll looks so sweet swinging in the woods.  Sorry that this post is kinda short, but I wanted to get something up. I've had a pretty busy last week (concerts, auditions, school, etc.), so I haven't had the time for a big blog post. I just need to plan better! I promise that there will be a better one in the future. See you next time! Edit: I also just updated the "All My Dolls" Page with new picture if you want to check it out!

Sew Sophie, what happened this month?

Gosh April went fast too! I've been so busy with school, bass, etc. that I haven't really posted much on the blog! I'm so sorry! I promise I'll be better at posting during the summer.

AG News
Z Yang released this month! I'm not getting her (she looks a lot like Einsley/ #30), but I love her story. Her camera set is so cute, but I probably won't get it.

Sewing
Yet again I only released one pattern this month. 😧 I could make up some excuses, but I shouldn't. I'm really proud of the pattern I did release though.
I have been doing a lot of sewing this month, just like every month. I'm thinking of also doing a monthly "sewing roundup" where I show you everything I made that month. Let me know if that's something you guys would like to see.

Blog Updates
This month I did something a bit different. Isla was DOTM over on Dolls N' All, and it was pretty fun. You can check out Isla's posts here.
I didn't post too much on this blog thoug…

Dollhouse Tour

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So I've been saying that I'd post a dollhouse tour for a few months now, but I never got around to it. Now I finally have the pictures! I'm going to tag the big furniture pieces, but you can always ask where the little things are from. The Kitchen Table Set, Cookstove, and Snack Cart: Retired AG
Living Room Lamp and Fireplace: PAGR originals Table and Chairs: Retired AG
Kennedy and Holland's Room Bed: PAGR original Sewing Desk/ Set: OG Dress Form: Hobby Lobby
Josefina, Aspyn, & Einsley's Room

Camera: 1 month update

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This post is going to talk about my experience so far using a camera. As most of you know, I was an iPhone only photographer until March 19th, 2017. This post is going to show you some of my favorite photos I have taken, along with which day I took them. I'm going to share with you some things I have learned along the way. Also this is going to be a really long post because of the amount of pictures! Sorry in advance! Also the counting is just the day in reference to the 30 days, so I didn't take pictures everyday. There is also a biggish gap from when I went on vacation. I took non AG photos which I didn't include in this post. 
Day 1 (March 19th)

This first day was all about experimenting. I tried outdoor and indoor shoots. This was super fun and definitely great for me to try out the basics.
Day 2 (March 20th) 
On this day, I started experimenting with the manual focus. I kinda jumped into the lake head first with this, but the results were amazing. I also played around …