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Meet the Sisters

All of My AmericanGirl Dolls!



Name: Felicity (Birth name: Felicity Merriman)
Purchased: 2001
Personality: I like people, but I like alone time too! I am the spunkiest of the basilmentos sisters!
Hobbies: Hiking, spending time with friends, camping, listening to indie music
Fun Fact: I have colorful hair. And I have a blog! http://basilmentosdolls.blogspot.com/ (Unfortunately I always forget to update it... oops.)



Name: Samantha (Birth name: Samantha Parkington)
Purchased: 2004
Personality: I am shy around everybody except for my sisters!
Hobbies: Playing with dolls, reading, learning new things, cooking, drawing
Fun Fact: I am supposed to wear glasses, but I think they make me look silly... I am also a huge science nerd! I love chemistry and physics!



Name: Nali (Birth name: Sonali Matthews)
Purchased: 2010
Personality: I am outgoing and I love meeting new people! 
Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, snowboarding, handbags, singing, fashion, shopping, shoes, liberty jane, cheerleading, clothes, I LOVE FASHION.
Fun Fact: I have a big mouth and I cant keep a secret!



Name: Sarah (JLY#27)
Purchased: 2010 
Pesonality: I am outgoing, but kind of bossy sometimes!
Hobbies: Soccer!!!, basketball, tennis, swimming, lacrosse
Fun Fact: Im the jokester of the family, and I love playing pranks on my sisters!



Name: Eva Adele (Birth name: Kanani Akina)
Purchased: 2011 
Personality: I am shy, but I connect really well with animals. 
Hobbies: cooking, sewing, drawing, skating, soccer (only with Sarah)
Fun Fact: I am always looking for a job to do and I love to help my sisters out.



Name: Julia (JLY #38)
Purchased: 2012 
Personality: I think of myself as friendly and enthusiastic, but I am also very sensitive. 
Hobbies: crafting, playing outside, gardening, reading, blogging
Fun Fact: I love gardening! Nature is so wonderful :)




Name: Gabrielle/Gabby (JLY #58)
Purchased: 2013
Personality: Outgoing! and bubbly! I love being around people and having lots of friends!
Hobbies: Singing!!!! I also love acting and dance! I do hip hop and ballet and everything in between! 
Fun Fact: I have the shortest (but awesomest) hair out of all the basilmentos sisters!



Name: Eleanor/Ellie (JLY #4)
Purchased: 2013 
Personality: I love meeting new people, and I like to think that I am pretty creative.
Hobbies: Photography!!! I take photos of EVERYTHING! I also love collecting little toys and dolls.
Fun Fact: Im a rescue doll-- Anna found me on ebay!


Name: Camille (JLY #61)
Purchased: June 2014
Personality: Agressive, Smart, Leader
Hobbies: I am on the school debate team and I do taekwondo (martial arts)! 
Fun Fact: My spirit animal is a tiger :)

150 comments:

  1. hey! Julia called you Anna instead of Mom!!!

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    1. Omg #basilmentosisabeastatstopmotioning

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    2. hi basilmentos im a big fan big big big ive been watching u sence i was 5

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  2. love your dollies there so cute my fave is julia!

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    1. I think they are such a good family because they are all unique! I love them all!

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  3. When I looked at Sonali's age I first thought woah shes only three been then I realized thats how long you've had her! LOL

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    1. lol that's what i was thinking! when i saw julia's age (after the shock of samantha, nali, and sarah age) i was like, "julia is less than a year old?! what?" then i read your comment and was like, "oh, now i get it!"

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    2. i have the doll that looks like me which is sarah but her name is mia!! love your dolls!!

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    3. I had the same reaction! xD

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  4. i love ur vids there so creative

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  5. I am alwas looking at your blog evey minute I have to make sure that I did not miss anything you post.

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  6. Hey Anna,

    Have you ever thought of sending Felicity to the AG doll hospital? I know sending a doll through the mail is kinda scary,(well it is for me, 'cos things do get lost in the mail), but on the positive side, you can have her in more videos if she was fixed.

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    1. She said she has so many memories with Felicity. I know how she feels. My first doll,(out of ten. she's 7years old)cant stand-at all. but I'd never send her to the doll hospital. When you make so many memories with a doll it's hard to let it go..even when it's an arm. :) but stevenwodadancer has a tutoriol on how to tighten limbs by yourself. I think Anna should try it if she's comfertable with the idea this way Felicity would get to star in more movies!

      PS... Anna you are so lucky to have Felicity she is the prettiest doll ever! I wish I got her :(

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    2. Thats smart I will have to look it up lol :)

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    3. I have felicity and she is nine years old.I restrung her myself.There are tutorials on youtube on how to restring dolls :)

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    4. I have felicity and she is less than 1 year old

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    5. I have Julie and she's 4.

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    6. I have Felicity! Shes "2". My oldest doll (Emily) is 3! Emily-3 Felicity-2 Ijah-3 Kit-8 Months Laura-6 Months

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    7. She is sending her to the doll hospital because her eye has gone wonky.

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  7. I love your new, updated blog!!! Very professional, and ''The Sisters'' is really cool. I loved reading them.I think it`s creative

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  8. i love ur new blog i always wondered how long u had ur dolls!

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    1. wow i really like Felicity even though she got some problems and i love Samantha

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  9. how come your dolls are listed with ages like 1, 2, and 3? Is that how many years you've had them?

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    1. yeah, that's how long she's had them. i was confused at first too. lol

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  10. for noli, sarah, julia, and eva o u mean to have a 1 in front of the ages cuz they say they are, 1, 1, 2, and 3

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    1. that's just how long she's had them for. i was confused too.

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    2. Ya. She had them 4 as many years as their age.

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    3. omg i love your collection its so cute! i will be getting Julie Albright soon as my first doll and i love your blog! Keep up the great work!

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    4. Julie is a great doll! Her hair is hard to keep up with sometimes, (at least for me) but I love her!

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  11. If your Felicity has an eye problem, you can take her to AG and they'll fix her for free :) Also you can watch a tutorial on how to tighten her limbs :D

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    1. I think she likes her how she is :) Like how my samantha has a missing thumb rofl

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  12. HELLO! i love your channel you are awesome my youtube username WAS 412skyblue until i deleted it because i thought is was boring name :( soooooooooo after a short period of time i chose a nother name now it is AGDreamWorksStudio! i hope you can check out my channel! you have insiped me to do trailers movies and sneak peek
    AND when i posted a trailer for a movie on my channel i was looking everywhere for it when i typed in the serch bar american girl trailer stopmotion movies nothing showed up!!!!!!! i cant find it and my video is called the glare but i cant find it!!!!! have any suggestions!? sorry for talking to much! :D

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  13. Sonali and my doll Mckenna have similar personalities :)

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  14. I think I'm most like Nali, because she likes cheerleading. How long has she been doing it? I've been doing it for five yrs now. Have a nice day, Anna!

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  15. i am the most like Julia and she seems alot like my mckenna doll Jade

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  16. I love your new doll. I would have named her Daisy off of a show my mom watches because she looks just like her. Hopes she has fun making videos. ~Brooke :)

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  17. Eva's shy? Looking at Tango Smoothies she yelled at the customer. She doesn't seem very shy!

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    1. That's all a part of her acting. When you act, you might need to act like the COMPLETE opposite of yourself for a role you may be playing. But that's not always true, as well. Look at Sarah- she LOVES sports, and in Cabin 4, she's sporty.

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    2. I thought that Sara would be older but she's two????? Lol

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  18. I love ur dolls and your blog 2! i am a big fan of ur work!

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  19. wow i love all the stuff you do nice dolls

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  20. Are you willing to send Felicity to the AG hospital?

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    1. She doesn't need to go to the hospital. Anna has said in many of her videos that even though Felicity is old, she loves her the way she is. My Nellie doll is super old too and she's been through a lot, but I think it makes her looked loved.

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  21. I have something like that on my website! Check out: http://pupukeagirl.com/www.pupukeagirl.com/Welcome.html

    ~Pupukeagirl (from youtube)

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  22. I have 11 dolls who mostly love acting and dancing and fighting and stealing the spotlight from each other

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  23. the girls are all realy cute but my favourite has to be julia

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  24. hey i love your stop motions and can relate to a lot of ur videos!

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  25. I <3 Basilmentos. You make the BEST stopmotions. I have tried many times to make some, but they are never very good. You are so good at making videos and a great singer too!

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  26. Hi Anna! You inspired me to like American Girl Dolls. My favorites of yours have to be julia and eva. Eva because her long hair and julia because her cute face. Keep up the good work,
    Mikayla

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  27. Anna, I have two dolls. May I say, my camera is... DUMB. The quality is ridiculous, and we all know that YouTube makes the quality a million times worse. I'm saving up to get either Caroline or your Julia with a different wig. I need help to decide, the grand opening of my AG place is next weekend and I wanna buy it by then!!!

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  28. You got Felicity the same year I was born!

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  29. you dont have alot of dolls do you?

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    1. Well she has enough to make awesome stop films! L♥L

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    2. She has 7 dolls. In my opinion, that's a pretty good amount. Keep up the good work, Anna!

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    3. I believe you can have as many dolls as you want just as long as you take care of them and love them. I have four, but to me that's a pretty good number. I agree with Ashley, she has enough to make amazing videos! :)

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  30. Hey Anna what program do u use when u make your movies????

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    1. I really wanted to know that!!! Thanks KananiAndKit1210!!! :)

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  31. Hi Anna i want to know if you can make a mermaid seris.. You can make a mermaid tail out of a long sock and a short top for the top.. :) Thanks!

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  32. Hi, Love your channel and blogs. Not only is the quality amazing, backgrounds too, but the stories are interesting and funny, you are truly talented. My niece and I have a YouTube channel too gingerlola2011, I want to start doing more stop motion, and watching your shows inspires me...thank you. I was wondering if you would add our channel under your 'featured channels' and we would add you to ours?? Our channel is not anywhere near what your channel is, but I thought it never hurts to ask. Thank you so much and keep up the great work. You guys are awesome.

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  33. Your dolls are so unique and pretty! Would you like to meet my dolls on their blog? We really love talking about your dolls and you! If you ever get the time, please visit talkingdolls.blogspot.com

    I really LOVELOVELOVE your dolls!!!!!

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  34. Hi Anna thanks to u, u have brought me to the world of AGtube and encourage me to have an AG. Keep up with your stop motions! You are so special!




    Azzahra,
    2integritystudios

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  35. Hi this is Loraine! I love all of your videos, they are so funny and cute! My favorite would have to be April Fools day because it's so funny! I can't wait to see the next episode of Cabin 4- it's very mysterious ��
    -Loraine ��
    http://lorainesadventures.blogspot.com/

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  36. Hey Anna I really love your videos and I was wondering if you could maybe make one for me?? If so can you make it about this girl named Tatum and she gets bullied and then Tatum stands up for herself and can Tatum be Eva Adele. Only if you can cause I know you are really good and talented at making videos I am going to make a video for you when I get more AG dolls because I only have 1 but it's an Our Generation Doll.. Jenny the cooking set well anyways if you want can you make it thanks.
    Your awesome number 1 fan,
    Tatum!! c:

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  37. Hey Anna...I love all your videos and especially the one with the song about the first two dolls! I absolutely love Samantha, but she retired before I started collecting AG dolls. :-( Maybe someday my mom will get her from ebay. I am interested to see what you will think of Saige and her collection once it's out. Happy holidays to all of us!

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  38. Julia doesn't have a fun fact is she supposed to or not, oh and btw i got an american girl doll for Christmas I've wanted one sooo badly and i got one! I relly looove ur videos i watch a whole lot!! Love u girly!!

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  39. You have a verry good family going Anna!!!!!

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  40. Your girls are so cute - Amy
    Ps check out my blog dolls have opinions too =D

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  41. Hey, its Samantha, I stole my mom's computer ;) even though Samantha is my twin my personality is A LOT like Nali's. I think we'd get along very, very well!
    ~Samantha

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  42. Sarah sounds a lot like my doll Jess, Julia sounds a lot like Emily, Nali sounds like Quinn, and Eva reminds me of Alana.
    If you want to learn more about my girls, visit my blog at: tenamazinggirls.blogspot.com

    Sorry for the spam!!!!!

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  43. I'm very glad she got the doll she wanted!? She looks very pretty!! :)

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  44. I don't know Gabby I really like Julia's hair I have #43 and its pretty awesome!

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  45. i HAVE THAT DOLL!!! her name is lilac

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  46. XD this is amazing I subsrcibed you!....I think....
    I better check!! :D

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  47. I can't wait to see Gabby in a vid!

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  48. please check out americangirladventuresproductions.blogspot.com !

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  49. i like Julie becaues I like her bangs and her straight hair and beautiful blond hair O M G!!! I have curly I hate it. YOU HAVE THE MOST COOLEST DOLLS EVER!!!

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  50. hey anna
    if you do not want to send felicity to the AG doll hospital you could always restring her, and fix her hair your self. just a thought. she really is a beautliful doll. can't wait until april and i hope you do epic in your play

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  51. I love your post and the doll's blog i have one to if you go to my main blog rubythesea.blogspot.com! ( this is not a link just type that in!) anyway, i love you post anna, you rule, you make me love my dolls more, and more, and,more! Haha! But, I love your post and all that stuff! Thanks so much for helping me love and enjoy my dolls! (:

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  52. l-o-v-e your channel im monster high fan 666 im planning on buy ag dolls im lanie member girl but the stupid account on google is making it pretty hard for me to do this

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  53. How do you put links in your header? And how do you make it so in comments it says your blog name, not your google name?

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  54. You are TRULY talented... I am making some videos (starting to) because of u!! You are my inspiration if thats how i spell it... :D

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  55. Love how u shared all the sisters. I have a blog about ag dolls it is www.agstylegirls.blogspot.com

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  56. OMG!!! This is really weird! My sister has the same Felicity doll and the SAME PROBLEMS! Her doll has wiggly joints, like yours and one of her eyes is funky! It might be some kind of defect in all the old Felicity dolls.

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    1. I would say it is more of a unique characteristic than a defect. But that is very crazy that your sister's Felicity AND Anna's Felicity have the same things! :)

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  57. hi basilmentos!
    i gave you u a shout out on my wordpress

    www.theaglifestudios.wordpress.com

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  58. My Felicity doll does the same thing. Her eyes don't stay open that long and her legs are really loose so I'm thinking about sending her to the dollhospital.

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  59. I got confused as well!!!!
    I am new at stop motions, but I'm getting better!!
    my goal is that someday I'll be as good as you :)
    giz!

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  60. Hey Anna! You are so inspiring and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your videos and your blog! I have a question though... I want to make a blog and stopmotions of my dolls... and I was wondering If I could use your stuff for Ideas... is it copyrighted? (IDK if i spelled that right)

    Your loyal fan, Audrey :)

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  61. How do you take the Ken Burns off of EVERY photo in your videos? I have to clikc on each one. Please reply. I want to make stop motions too. I made one in 4th grade out of clay about a volcano. It was amazing. But please tell how to get Ken Burns out of all the photos at the same time. Thank you!!!

    You are the best!!!!!!

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    1. Hello!
      I know, I'm not Anna, but I can help you (if you still go on this blog and are still having this problem.)

      Ken Burns is default. Every photo you upload to iMovie will have Ken Burns on it. It's annoying, right? I have searched through iMovie help and there is no known way to turn it off all at once without manually going through each photo. But if you use a mobile device and have a stopmotion-making-app on there, then save it to where ever and THEN upload it to iMovie, iMovie will treat it as a video and thus no Ken Burns will be added. (because of course you can't add Ken Burns to a video!)
      Hope this helped all who had questions on this.

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  62. I have 1 American girl doll, the my American girl doll # 39.

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  63. I love Gabrielle she is so cute i really want to get
    her ~ Fela

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  64. I love your blog can you visit mine p.s. I followed you my name is Amaya oh I also love your stopmotions!

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    1. Hi Frankie, I don't know if you still go on this blog or still have this question but JLY stands for Just Like You, what the My American Girl dolls used to be called.

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  66. Cool blog, check out ours! http://sistersblog1295.blogspot.com . we love dolls too-we have 11- and we love your videos. check out our you-tube channel too! oh, by the way, we are just starting our blog and channel so they aren't super full of stuff yet.

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  67. That's Awesome, Anna. I love all your dolls and their all different and unique in their own way!! :)

    I'm your biggest fan! :D
    - DreamLaughLoveAG3 (On youtube)

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  68. Your Awesome, Anna! My youtube is: DreamLaughLoveAG3 I am your biggest fan! :D

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  69. i want to named my four american girl what names do you advise me?

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  70. Hi! I'm ur biggest fan! u make me forgot my subscriber!

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  71. I love how it's like a little interview! Most people do a profile, so this is different! I LOVE it!

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  72. I know your having a hard time with felicity. I think you should send her in. I am mean your dragging her through this! If she gets a new head she'll be happier! I mean when you see her you do a slight cringe. Felicity cannot change that and she must be heartbroken. But you can change it!!

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  73. I wanted a girl with bangs, freckles, and red hair and Julia popped up. Im thinking of getting her for Christmas this year

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  74. I have the doll #58. She is really cute and I like all of your dolls.

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  75. I love the new photos! They all look super pretty!

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  76. Omg I have the same doll as Sarah! Her name is Miley. I also have Felicity. My other dolls are Racquel (she used to be named Hanna, but I changed it) and Mei. Racquel is like Nali. Miley is like Sarah (another wow) Felicity is kinda like Felicity, but she's the jokester of the family. Mei is like Julia. Very shy sometimes, but also extremely creative and stuff.
    Anna - my friend and I have a youtube account "the agfanstudios." We haven't been on it in a while, but 2 new videos are coming up and we would love for you to see them!

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  77. I cannot wait for you to update this :)

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  78. Where is the adorable Ellie ? =^.^=

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  79. My fave is Sonali, because I am such a fashonista!!! :P

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  81. Eleanor is so cute and pretty, she´s not an american girl? Right?

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  82. Get Josefina! She's really pretty and hairstyles look good on her!

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  83. Aw, your dolls are so cute! Eleanor is really pretty, and so unique! :)

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  84. i love that julia was wearing high-tops with a dress

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  85. I love your dolls, stopmotions and everything! My fav is Sarash bc I have her, I called her Jessica (Jess) ;) I'd love you to check out my channel (Molly AG) :)

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  86. I love your dolls!! I am going to get Julia from my cousin, but her name is Sunny.
    This is my channel: Honey Bunny Crafts
    :D BTW you are one of my fav channels!! :D
    ~Love, Marina~

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  87. Love ur dolls and plz tell me how u made ur blog!

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  88. Hi Kaylun Victor,
    I'm certainly no Anna, but I can answer that question! She made it through Blogger, obviously, because it has .blogspot.com at the end of her blog name (it costs money to make it your own domain, like my website, delightfulworldofdolls.com.) Blogger, however, is absolutely free unless you pay money to make it your own domain.

    Hope this helped!

    ~Madison~

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  89. Will you add your newest doll (#61) anytime soon? I can't wait to read her profile!

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  90. I have Sarah (she looks like me) and I named her Sarah too!

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  91. When will you be adding the beautiful Camille?

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  92. Felicity is very very very beautiful

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  93. They are all so beautiful and cute!!!!! My favorite is Julia.

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The story behind it all....

In September of 2009, a pre-teen girl named Anna was searching youtube. She no longer used her american girl dolls. they were behind the closet doors, gathering dust. She reluctantly glanced over, then began to type in the search bar: American Girl Dolls. A video came up. She clicked on it. 14 coustumed dolls slid onto the screen and began to dance together, waving their arms and doing cartwheels. Anna was shocked. How could this be possible? This was.... Amazing. She quickly searched a few more. There were hudreds of videos, by usernames like stephenswodadancer, AGlovejess and girloftheyearstudios. Anna couldn't believe it. This new discovery was incredible! She ran to her room and pulled out her two dolls, felicity and samantha. She grabbed her camera. And, she began to film.


It is now four years later. I work on videos almost everyday, usually stopmotions. I have gathered quite a few veiws and subscribers on youtube, and I really appriciate when people comment on my videos. I have come unbelievibly far, but I still leave up those first videos from two years ago, because for me, those are the memories that I will always treasure. I am so happy that I can share them with you.