Last year Nikki pre-ordered a Menma figure from Amiami and told me I could join with in-stock items when the time came. Originally it was a February pre-order and when February came we both added some in stock items to the order. I had added a Beach Queen Kotori from Love Live!, a Chopper from One Piece and three Love Live! notebooks. By the end of February we got a mail that said we couldn't get the items anyway for some reason. It turns out that Menma was delayed from the company. I was a bit bummed since I really wanted those figures, but luckily I found some new items I wanted and even more lucky I could still add the Love Live! notebooks to the new order. :D
Something has been nagging me with my doll family for a while now. It has taken me some time to figure what it exactly was, but now I think I finally know what; I don't think I do well with male dolls. Before I always thought it was the number of "unfinished" dolls (even when it only was a few), the amount of dolls or a too big wishlist. I have tried to cut down by selling a doll to have fewer floating heads, but that nagging feeling never disappeared.
After talking with Nikki on the phone about what might be bothering me I came to the conclusion that it might be my boys. It's not that I don't like them, but when I looked through my photos on Flickr I realized that I rarely photograph them. They just don't inspire me as much as my girls do, whom I have tons of photos of.
Photographing is such a big part of the hobby for me (not that I take many photos lately though), so I don't see the point of having my boys just sitting on the shelf being pretty. Therefore I have decided to sell Takumi, Trent and Caleb. I'm not too sad with this decision since I will be keeping their characters. That way I don't have to change anything in the story and keep a possibility open if I ever should regret my decision.
I get easily stressed when I have too much up for sale at once therefore I'll sell them one by one to make it more manageable for myself. So there might pop a few more photos of Caleb up since I'll sell him last. :)
When Nikki visited me back in January I had the change to try her new gorgeous corset from Raouken on my dolls. First I tried in on Shay and it fit her perfectly. Thalia tried it next, but as I already had thought it didn't fit her at all. I could also have tried it on my Classydoll body, but since it has a large bust, I didn't even bother to try.
After tying and untying the corset a few times I regretted not getting photos of Shay in the corset the first time she had it on. xD That thing takes time to tie!
First off I want to explain my silence for the last one and a half month. When the Liebster Award tag started going around I was tagged three times, then I found a fourth tag and in the end I was tagged six times (over about a week or so). Don't misunderstand me here, I really appreciate every last one of those tags and will do my best to do them, but I was overwhelmed. In stead of doing the tags one by one I completely shut down and just slowly disappeared without trying to answer any of the tags. Now I have started to miss blogging and actually have a few things I want to share with you lovely people. Therefore I have decided that I will include one Liebster Award tag in the next six posts I'm doing.
As the first post in a while I just want to share a bit of the photos I've taken lately. I have a few other old shots that I haven't uploaded anywhere yet, but some are still unedited and one comes with a small review. ;D
Trent (Luts SDF Abadon) and Thalia (Iplehouse SID Stella)
I hope you all have arrived safely in the new year!
I've had this post ready for over a week, but I've been so exhausted after celebrating New Years with my sister, brother and sister-in-law, so I didn't have the energy to finish it up before now. I do have a few more hopes/plans for 2016, like more heels from Taobao, but these are the plans I want to focus most on!
1. Get face-up on at least two heads
I have two blank heads at the moment, Olivia, my Or-doll Sui and my nameless Switch Uhui. These are the two I will prioritize in 2016, but I do hope I can get a new face-up one some of my other dolls too, especially Trent.
2. Buy at least two pairs of urethane eyes
Only Trent and Olivia are missing urethane eyes. I want light brown for Olivia, probably from either Enchanted Dolls or Doll Bakery. For Trent I'm still not sure. Originally I wanted a greyish blue colour for him, but I've fallen a bit in love with the colour of his temporary eyes which are more of a light golden brown. Maybe I'll buy both colours and see which I like best.
3. Buy at least one bodies, hopefully two
It might change which bodies I end up buying, but at this moment I'm most interested in buying a Withdoll SWD female body and a Popodoll 68cm male body. My intentional plans was to start the year with a layaway on a Withdoll SWD girl and then sell the head, but I remembered something else I wanted to buy first..
4. Buy more clothes for Thalia, Caleb and/or Trent
.. which is two outfits for Thalia from Iplehouse (plus another outfit I hope some of my other girls can fit)! I'm so much in love with these outfits and would really hate for them to be sold out before I would be able to get them. I currently don't have any specific plans for clothes for the Caleb and Trent, but I don't doubt I will be able to find something.
5. Look out for the perfect wig for Trent
Trent has not been easy regarding wigs. I've only ever bought one for him, so luckily he hasn't been expensive yet. I know that is has to be dark red, short in one side and longer in the other, but he hasn't really been satisfied with the few I have found online so far. I've been thinking about trying to cut a mohair wig myself, but I'm not sure. Maybe I should just commission one of the excellent wig makers out there.
6. Practice sewing
I really want to be able to sew some simple things like skirts, so in 2016 I hope I will dig out my sewing machine and start practising!!
I just noticed that my plans are more focused on what I want to buy. After reading a few other 2016 goals/plans post I was reminded that I also want to try making wigs, making props, take more photos and blog more often. I could add all these to my list now, but I'm afraid it will be too long and get more impossible for me to accomplish. I will try to do these things in 2016 and otherwise I might put them on my plans next year, as I feel like my dolls are getting closer to being as complete as they can be this year.