Monday, November 28, 2016

Self Imposed Dolly Diet

Hello out there, lol. I still exist. I realized that I haven't been keeping up with my blog. My last post was in May..WHAT!? Over the past 5-6 months I've been sticking to my selling plan. This post is just explaination no pictures.  If you wish to continue please read on :O)


I have put myself on a self imposed dolly diet. My doll habit has been out of control for years. I closed my storage unit and WOW is an understatement. I have an overabundance of dolls. The levels of dolls and all that goes with it have taken their toll.


For those of you who don't understand let me explain. There are levels:
1. Project doll: The project doll is that doll you buy and say oh all she/he needs is a new hair color or insert fixable issue. I had way too many. I started selling them off. I had heads, bodies, and whole dolls that have left and are leaving.
2. Have to get: This is the doll you may have picked up on sale because of the shirt, dress, shoes, or whatever you needed at that moment. The issue with the get doll is that once you get what you wanted you were supposed to sell, trade, or donate the rest. I didn't do that either. I have way too many get dolls slated for the door.
3. Me too: The doll you bought because Susie got it. I was in competition to find dolls because they were out and I had to be in with the finds.


I looked around and checked myself late 2014. I made the decision to forego conventions and doll shows (unless I was selling). I haven't been to a Fashion Royalty convention since 2014 but that doesn't mean I didn't buy. I managed to get several items from the 2015 Cinematic convention. I may have posted about it. I still have a few dolls that I loved but sold off half from then. Fast forward to 2016 Supermodel FR convention. I'm super proud of me I bought 3 items. I bought 1 doll and 2 outfits all from the Color Infusion line.


I have been looking at things with a different perspective for a while now. I have way TOO MUCH. It took a moment for me to really catch on.  I have decided to shop at home, literally. I have forgotten most items I had in storage but the journey continues. WIP over here. I will brave another post of my mess soon. I do buy but the difference is I no longer buy anything that is not a definite want. If I buy anything new I have to love it better than one I own. One in three out is my new motto ;O)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

We Interrupt This Day With A New Post

Hello everyone. The clearing out is still ongoing. I've been listing items on ebay since I have time. I'm out on strike so on my down days I sell. I'd rather be working but hey...

Not new news to some but there are new Barbie's out there. The Fashionistas now come with Petite, Curvy, & Tall bodies. My wishlist included a couple. I looked over the ladies long and hard but decided on four. My wonderful man bought me the ladies on my list to lift my spirits. This had the desired effect he was going for. These are the 4 ladies I decided I wanted with the new bodies.

 They are from left to right: Spring Into Style, Dolled Up Denim, Fab Fringe, & Terrific Teal.
 

My favorite is the curly redheaded beauty. Imagine my surprise when I realized she really doesn't match her body. 


The hunt is on for a new body. I know the MTM (made to move) seems to work but I'm not sure if that's the body I want for her. I chose two for their uniqueness.

I love Spring & Teal's faces in these versions. I know Teal will need a new body too. I would love to keep the original body. I wish Mattel would've given them legs that had bending ability. I'm going to experiment with Curvy the Goddess face one. That one bent arm is annoying to me, lol.
 

Friday, February 26, 2016

And So It Begins...

We have the first offering through Integrity Toys. You've all probably seen the dolls already but this is the first temptation of the year In The Mix Color Infusion dolls
In The Mix: Color Infusion 2016


 I love the concept and would just buy them all but new year new me. I pass on this first offering. There is so much more to come. I'm being super selective with the dolls that come into the fold.


But since you are intrigued I would've bought Dree and the 2 guys, Tenzin & Callum


Best Thing Ever: Dree Hill

In The House: Tenzin Dahkling

Turn It Up: Callum Windsor





I love Dree's look but will definitely keep a lookout for anyone selling her clothes. Tenzin would be added to my Asian man club. Callum is just giving me Adam Lambert vibes. These 3 may be added to a list for later but my get list will be very short this year.


Who is tempting you or did you order 1, 2, or all 5? Inquiring minds want to know ;O)




Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Incoming & Out The Door...

Oh well my plan to bring just 40 dolls in this year is blown..LOL. I didn't attend the 2015 Cinematic Fashion Royalty convention but I feel like I did. Someone who was keeping track says there were 37 dolls this time out. Now I didn't even get close to 37 (you thought I did, didn't you). I picked up a few dolls from the convention but not as many as if I had attended.

This is the picture of my bags of goodies
 I managed to get all 4 Poppy's but have let go of 3. My criteria for who gets to stay is getting tougher. You have to beat out the ladies I have here. I loved Paper Poppy but she just didn't make the cut. I loved Go See just a bit more
Paper Doll

Go See

Then I had Lash Out the workshop doll but she was trumped by Out of This World
Lash Out
Out Of This World
 There is more but it must be done. I can't keep everyone as much as I would like to. My absolute favorites and loves are who get to stay. I am getting better at choosing. I wish I had seen some of the dolls in person but I don't regret any that I did get. There are quite a few ladies who didn't get to stay.  I will post more as the year progresses

P.S. I've been holding this in draft for a couple of weeks but it's still relevant ;O)



Saturday, January 23, 2016

New Year, New Header...

Happy New Year!! I may be a few days late in saying it and a few months behind on my blog but I'm here. I've been busy selling and I notice I do have a couple of entries I haven't finished..oops, my bad. I will get around to putting them out there soon. No promises on the date but it will get done.

I updated the blog photo. I do love the ladies I chose. My tastes are still eclectic (all over the place, lol) hence the mash up of cuties. I will have to add a guy or two the next time. 

I have added some ladies and gents to the fold in my absence but I also cleared out quite a few. I was horrible at keeping track to see if I kept up with my limit of 40 new dolls last year. I will have to do a count and I will make it interesting. I will do a post on the dolls I did add. I will also make sure to note who left the island.

The adventure will begin soon enough. If you're still here reading my journey I will say hey. If you're new to my journey I still say hey :O)

Monday, September 14, 2015

Selling Some Ladies

I have some repairs to take care of so I have some ladies on sale. Have a look at my Adoption Zone album on Flickr. I will be listing more goodies so keep checking ;O)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Tagged Again, LOL

Here are the rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
2. Give your readers 11 random facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions from the person who nominated you.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers to receive this award. 
5. Invent 11 questions for your nominees.


 I have to thank Presto of Growing Up Is For Quitters blog fame for the nomination. I have to tell you eleven random facts about myself..hmm

1. I'm ambidextrous ( I can write using my right or left hand)
2. I'm a TV junkie. No getting around it. I love my TV.
3. I love Horror and Sci-Fi
4. I love notebooks. I have way tooo many :O)
5. I want to learn to use a sewing machine.
6. I haven't had to cook in 15 years. The man does it all :O)
7. I own more t-shirts than skirts or pants for that matter, lol.
8. I am easily distracted from most things to talk about dolls.
9. I own 2 pairs of sneakers. When one pair wears out I'll buy another pair
10. I love the toys from the bubblegum machine.
11. I HATE mushrooms but have recently come to love diced tomatoes (salsa sized) 


Now the question & answer portion of our program. Presto's questions
  1. What kinds of toys got you into collecting and customizing?  I have to say it was Barbie. I didn't start collecting dolls until I was an adult
  2. What's the coolest way you've re-purposed something to work on/with one of your projects? I don't have any projects in the works. I have learned how to use boxes for certain pieces of furniture.
  3. Sonic or Mario? Mario all the way. I played Mario Bros before anything.
  4. What do you do to find inspiration? I clear my mind. I try to empty it of all thoughts and something will come to me. How to style a doll from head to toe, etc
  5. What time period would you most like to live in, other than the modern one?  I think I'd rather stay in more modern times. I mean reading about certain eras is OK but I love running water, and indoor bathrooms.
  6. When has a project just made you give up? Why? Trying to make little doll boxes. I just gave up on those.
  7. What's the most versatile tool in your arsenal? I have a curved clamp that is awesome for holding small items. I also use it to pull the hair out of doll heads for rerooting.
  8. When has a project surpassed your wildest expectations? How? I'm not tackling any projects now unless selling & organizing counts
  9. What's your all-time favorite movie? I have quite a few but the original Village of The Damned comes to mind. I can watch it over and over
  10. What's a skill you want to learn someday? I have a list. Sewing, repainting, woodwork
  11. If you could live in a fictional universe, which one would you pick? I would choose to live in the 24th/25th century that embodies Star Trek. I would love to have a world at peace where everyone is accepted.
Now yet again I'm bowing out on the nomination part. As for the questions you can use the same that were asked of me. I did a list of questions on a previous entry you can choose to answer.