Wednesday, January 31, 2018

First ABBA costume of 2018!

Guess who finally made a new ABBA costume for my dolls? :D

For a more detailed post, you can check out my sewing blog Sew Amazing!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Happy birthday Stig!

Today would've been ABBA's manager, Stikkan Anderson's 87th birthday. :)  Happy birthday Stig!

Monday, January 22, 2018

500 subscribers on YouTube?

As I mentioned in my year in review post, I just recently got to 400 subscribers which is absolutely incredible! When I first created my YouTube channel, I never expected to get over 100!  and today I reached 500 subscribers!! :O
I feel absolutely honored to have 500 people following my YouTube channel!  It really means a lot to me that my videos have been so well received and that people really enjoy my content!  Thank you all so, so much!  <3

Sunday, January 21, 2018


Yesterday wasn't just the 7 year anniversary of my Agnetha doll (still can't get over that, haha!), but it also marks 2 years since all 4 ABBA members were seen standing together for the first time in 30 years!  I still can't believe that they were all present at the opening of Mamma Mia! the Party, and when they all got up and stood next to each other, I started freaking out.  If I remember correctly, I had been working on a sewing project at the time I found out, and as soon as I saw the pictures I immediately had to tell everyone I knew that it happened!  I honestly never expected it to happen, that Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny, and Frida would all be seen together publicly and standing next to each other (unlike the Mamma Mia premiere in 2008 where they were not standing close at all!)  And then it happened again at Bjorn and Benny's party later that year! 
 Now even though I am not a big fan of Mamma Mia at all and think there's no need for a second movie, I'm hoping that the premiere will bring us another "reunion" where the ABBA members will stand next to each other and interact like they did in 2016.  That would be a dream come true. :D

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Happy 7th Birthday, Agnetha Dollskog!

Guess who nearly forgot to post this I just had a bit of a double take moment.  I absolutely can't believe that it's been 7 years since I created the first doll in my ABBA doll collection, the doll that pretty much started my journey of becoming the doll maker and seamstress that I am today!  Happy 7th birthday Agnetha Dollskog!  I know she's become quite raggedy over the years and hasn't gotten in a new costume in ages (I haven't changed her costume in over a year...... hehehe...), but I love her just the same as I did when I first made her! 

I had some inspiration to make some more costumes recently, so Agnetha as well as the other dolls might finally be getting some new ABBA costumes. :'D

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

My comeback to YouTube

As I mentioned in my "Year In Review" post, I've made quite a comeback to my YouTube channel after letting it sit with no new content for a bit and some occasional drawing videos.  My sudden comeback has been a really good thing for my channel and has caused it to grow quite a bit, which I am honestly so grateful and honored by.  My channel is currently sitting at 485 subscribers!!

When i first created my channel, I had made it all about my Lego animations which definitely gave me a good start and attention in the ABBA fan community.  I pretty much stopped making animations in 2014, my last proper animation being "Me and Bobby and Bobby's Brother".   I had lost the inspiration to spend hours in front of my slow computer taking image after image to make those animations, so that ended.  And though I've tried to make new animations several times, I simply don't have that fuel anymore.  My channel started to become a bit inactive after that, but I did continue to upload videos, just not animations, like my Live at Wembley recreation, random drawing videos, more completely random videos, and so forth.

Just 4 weeks ago, I had a random idea after listening to a few ABBA songs with my friend to make a video about all the times ABBA use "Blue" in their songs.  I've had this idea before since I liked to turn ABBA blue in my animations whenever they mentioned the word, but I never did anything about it.  When the idea popped into my head again, I decided to make a completely random compilation video, and got a short 1 minute long video, but with the help of some lovely commenters, I made a second updated video that was 3 minutes long. 

With the success of that video, I was asked to make more videos in this style with common words/themes in ABBA songs and my next video about all the times ABBA say "Aha" in their songs is currently at 760 views!!  Even since, I've been taking requests in the comments and been making more videos like this, my most popular video so far being the one about the Evolution of ABBA songs!

I cannot tell you how much fun I've been having making these videos and all the attention that they have been receiving has been incredible!  It is such a nice feeling knowing that others really enjoy the videos that I put out.  This has definitely been a good thing for me as it's helped me feel like my old ABBA-obsessed self! :D

I'm really excited with the direction that things are going with my channel now and I can't wait to share more of my random compilation videos with you all!