12/11/2014

The New & Improved Marie

Look, I'm not going to lie.
I'd never really connected with Marie-Grace to the level I had with the rest of my dolls. 
I don't know why. 
But... I've fixed that. 

For a long while now, I've been annoyed with her hair. 
Don't get me wrong, it was a breeze to take care of.
But the braids she had across the back of her head limited anything and everything when it came to hairstyles.
You should know where this is going.
Yes, I took Marie's braids out.

How to describe her hair? POOF. 

Okay, so her hair isn't exactly the perfect thing at the moment. I'm not one who's brave enough to try to straighten it, but I've got a plan to try and do it another way.

I instantly felt a hundred times better toward Marie, now being able to do things with her long hair. 

As for the next thing I did...

I gave her freckles.

I'd freckled Finley a while back, and while I had liked how the freckles themselves had turned out, Finley and freckles was not equating to me. xD

So I pulled out the supplies I needed and freckled Marie all within like 10 minutes.

She's utterly perfect now. 


To be honest, she reminds me of Laura, from Little House on the Prairie. I used to see Marie-Grace as being a person who would be insanely shy, but with freckles, I think I've found another side of her. She looks spunky almost, like she's got multiple personas.
I used to say I was most like MK, but now I'm thinking otherwise. 
I'm quiet when I first meet people, and not entirely social in a sense, but once I get to know you, I go completely mental. 
I feel like that's Marie. 
She's a shy girl.
Who's not shy once you know her. 





I'm really happy with the new Marie. I, personally, adore how she looks with freckles, and I'm really happy I made the jump to try and change her. I think it turned out for the better. 

Let me know what you think of Marie below.
Also... would you like to see a tutorial on how I did the freckles?

~Adi 

41 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! Marie is such a cutie. ^_^ I wish I could've gotten her before she retired. :/
    and she totally reminds me of Laura which is awesome because I love Little House on the Prairie.
    ~Abigail

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    1. Haha, Marie says thank you. =)
      You too? My mom got me addicted to the show. xD
      ~Adi

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  2. You are so brave! I have had Marie-Grace since June/July and while I want to take them out I know they will be a mess, she look's so cute with freckles!

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    1. I suppose I am! =D
      They were kind of a mess, but already it seems that they're calming down is satisfying. =)
      Thanks again!
      ~Adi

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  3. I totally understand about not bonding with one doll as much--That's why I plan on customizing my #19, Andrea :) Marie is such a beautiful doll, and she looks even more beautiful with freckles! You did a great job adding the freckles on :D And the pictures you took are amazing! :)

    ★ Shelby-Grace ★

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    1. It's not usual that I don't bond with dolls, but I have now. And I'm sure Andrea will be gorgeous after she's customized. =)
      Thanks Shelby-Grace! That means a lot. =)
      ~Adi

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  4. Love how she looks with freckles!! A tutorial would be good too - I want to add freckles to one of my dolls but I'm pretty nervous.

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    1. Thanks Hannah! ^_^
      I'll be doing the tutorial today/tomorrow. =)
      ~Adi

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  5. Oh wow, Adi!!! Marie is gorgeous!!!!!!!
    I would love to see a tutorial on the freckles, they look natural!!! I really like Marie's new personality, I can be the same way sometimes. :)

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    1. Thanks Marissa! I'll have the tutorial up soon. =)
      ~Adi

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  6. Congratulations! Marie looks so cute ; ) She has a similar personality to my Clara.
    I'd love to see a freckle tutorial! I dunno if I'd be brave enough to try it but...

    ~Kathryn

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    1. Thanks Kathryn. =)
      Marie & Clara would probably get along well then. ;)
      ~Adi

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  7. Adi! She looks adorable! Glad you are finally happy with her. :D I think it would be great for you to do a tutorial!
    Leah <3

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    1. Aww thanks Leah! Yeah, I'm really happy with her now. =) I'll certainly be doing the tutorial!
      ~Adi

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  8. Those freckles look amazing! You did a perfect job on making them look fabulous and realistic! I think I like Marie-Grace with the freckles more then without! And Yeah, I don't think she looks as shy now. ^-^
    Yea girl, I would LOVE if you did a tutorial on the freckles!!xD
    ~Rylee

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    1. Aww thanks Rylee! That means a lot. ^_^
      Same here, I think they just add something to her face. =)
      ~Adi

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  9. She looks awesome! I love when people put freckles on AGs they look so unique!
    -Shannon

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    1. Thanks Shannon! I love when others do it too. =)
      ~Adi

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  10. I think a freckle tutorial would be cool! My Anna and Rapunzel dolls don't have as many freckles as I'd like them to.

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    1. I'll definitely be doing it since it was so requested. It should be up soon. =)
      ~Adi

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  11. SHE IS SO CUTE!!!! I wouldn't be able to do freckles on my dolls (even though Emily would look adorable with freckles) because I would be scared of messing up, so bravo to you!!

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    1. Thanks Claire!! ^_^
      I was nervous too, but it helps just taking it slow and not panicking. Plus it helps to remember that you can still wipe it off while it's wet. =)
      ~Adi

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  12. Honestly, I think she looks wonderful with freckles. I might have to freckle my Marie-Grace now... hmm. And yes, I would love a tutorial.

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    1. Thanks Jano! I think all Marie-Graces would look adorable with freckles. =)
      ~Adi

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  13. I would LOVE a tutorial on that. They look so awesome on her :) You did a great job with her, she looks sooo CUTE <3

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    1. Thanks Autumn! I'll have the tutorial up soon. =)
      Marie says thanks as well. ;)
      ~Adi

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  14. I love her! It took me awhile to decide whether I should take MG's braids out. I did :)

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    1. Thanks!! Same here, but I'm happy I finally did it. =)
      ~Adi

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  15. She is so cute with freckles!!! She is so adorable! :)

    ~Lydia~ <3

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  16. Oh, and I would love a tutorial on how to do the freckles. =D

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    1. I'll have one up soon! =)
      ~Adi

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  17. EEEEEK! She's gorgeous! I absolutely adore her. She does kinda remind me of Laura. Do come over here and make a custom for me. You're good.

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    1. Thanks Leah! She is reminiscent of Laura, especially to me when her hair is in a bun with the ribbon.
      Haha, I certainly would. I enjoy making customs. =)
      ~Adi

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  18. Oh, and I just realized I forgot to say I'd love to see a tutorial for the freckles! :)

    ★ Shelby-Grace ★

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    1. It should be up today! ^_^
      ~Adi

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  19. See my blog for the 18 inch version of Grace Thomas! (GOTY 2015) You can post it on your blog!!!!!! :) What are your thoughts on her?

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    1. I saw her the other day, she's really gorgeous and looks akin to me. I'll definitely be saving for her. =)
      ~Adi

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  20. I absolutely love your new Marie-Grace! She looks so beautiful and you can definitely tell she's a clever girl. :) I was thinking about doing Patrick's freckles over, because his were fading away, so I'm going to try your freckle tutorial after I head over to Michael's and get some supplies. :D
    ~Olivia

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  21. OH. MY. GOSH. I'm not the only one who want to give Marie freckles? Do you recomend taking her braids out? I've had her for nearly a year, so do you think they'd be too bad?

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