OCD about Pin Trading? How about your AG Doll? Here are ours . . .

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  1. stratasfan

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    OK . . . so the first time we got to actually go pin trading at Disney Springs, we prepped in a big way! Mom, Sis, and I are into American Girl dolls in a big way (personally, and involved with a charity that refurbs them to give to little girls who couldn't afford them otherwise).

    Well, Sis took Nanea, Mom took Benny, and I took Harold, and they went decked to the nines!

    Here is Nanea with her pin lanyard and all her Disney World maps, booklets, etc. Also her Disney World autograph book! (Sis made the blank books and I autographed 30-some signatures - looking like the sigs from the auto books Sis and I had when we were 6).

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    Here are the three - Harold, Nanea, and Benny - sitting outside the Dino Cafe in Disney Springs:

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    Nanea picking a Disney charm in The World of Disney:

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    And being that Nanea and Benny are Hawaiian, we took them to pick there own pearls (both got pink pearls!):

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    And at the Orlando airport, on the way home, Harold and Nanea got to trade pins with the friendly lady at the Disney EarPort store (Harold got a PinQuest compass pin and Nanea got an It's a Small World Aloha hula girl pin!):

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    So, has anyone made a doll lanyard and taken a doll pin trading? Or are we the only crazy ones out ther! -big grin-
     
  2. TheMickeyMouseRules

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    Cannot say I have done this, but so cute! Love it!
     
  3. stratasfan

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    We took real lanyards and cut them down and Sis put a heavy-duty grommet snap on the bottom. they can easily hold four pins, sometimes six, depending on the size of the pins and the doll's hair (long hair gets in the way and gets tangled on the pins).

    I've traded some autograph books for pins before, which was fun! So, some dolls out there have their own autograph books! The lanyards, though, are really the tops!

    Also, I made the Mickey Ears, actually. Need to make some more!
     
  4. slbrabham

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    I love this. When we went to WDW in April my niece brought her two American Girl dolls. We didn't take the dolls into the Parks.

    How did you make the ears?
     
  5. stratasfan

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    Hi
    Hi! Thanks! Oh, she should take them! Who does she have? Does she like playing with them?

    As to the ears . . . we bought these special headband inserts and I used some specialty black wool felt (which is stiffer, for keeping the shape and standing up better) to make the headband cover and the ears.
     
  6. slbrabham

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    My niece loved the pics of the dolls.

    PS: She has a new plan for August.
     
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  7. xdattax

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    Cute!

    I collect AG as well, but the interest has waned a bit, since nothing from AG has sparked my interest lately.


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  8. momin.ator

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    I love the ears. They look so authentic. :)
     
  9. stratasfan

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    Well, you might keep a look out next month and this Fall! The Truly Me line is getting new outfits this year and the rumor is an overhaul. The Historical dolls are being completely redone this Fall. AG got a new CEO!
     
  10. OpieDoodle

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    How cool! I have never done this but it looks like you guys had a blast! I love their little lanyards!
     
  11. stratasfan

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    It was soooooo fun! Do you have AG dolls?
     
  12. OpieDoodle

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    I have two that are stored away from when I was much younger. Once I moved they stayed with my parents, now I have 3 wild little boys so I can't keep things nice so they're still in storage at my parents house. I was saving them for if I ever had a daughter but clearly I'm meant to be a boy mom for life and my boys DESTROY their toys so they won't be getting ahold of them lol!
     
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  13. stratasfan

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    Totally understand that! You said you go to Dayton AFB Museum . . . I'm dying to go there with a doll! I have an American Girl boy doll that is named after my GGGUncle who was an Engineer/Gunner KIA in WWII. Well, I got some real WWII uniforms and am making him a uniform and bought real mini medals for him, and want to take him down to the AFB Museum to have some pictures taken with planes. I collect military items (before pins, imagine that!) and make small framed display commemorating servicemen. So, it wasn't a far jump to making a commemorative Uncle Harold doll! Here is my little HArold picking his Air Medal at Patrick AFB (Grampa was a USCG lifer, so Gramma takes us shopping at the AFB when we visit her):

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    So do you little boys do any pins yet? Or are they too small?
     
  14. OpieDoodle

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    My kids are 5, 3, and 1. The oldest traded some pins when we went but I just bought cheaper traders (still authentic but low priced) and let him have fun. We came back with a lot of fakes but I plan to make a craft project with them anyways so it wasn't a big deal and he'll never know the difference. I'm hoping he will really get into it but it'll take some time :)
     
  15. Ajk

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    That's awesome.
     
  16. Hope Princess

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    This is so cute! I have an American Girl Doll (Elizabeth) and now I totally want to make her a little lanyard! So fun!
     
  17. shooting4ownhand

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    Very cute! I have three American Girls still. All need to be refurbished. They are very very well loved from my childhood.
     
  18. broadwaybookworm

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    I love this! Still have my old Nellie and MeDoll (twin sister got Kirsten).
     
  19. stratasfan

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    Here is a new picture of two of our dolls - George and Nanea - all decked out for a Disney trip. Sis and I have been working on making Minnie ear headbands, as someone asked to trade for Minnie ear headbands . . . so here is one!
     
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