Sunday, June 3, 2018

Getting Back Into It....

I'm really working on getting my blogging mojo back. I guess the ease of Instagram is working against me, lol. I post quicker and it's not so much Now don't get me wrong I love my blog. I'm thrilled to still have so many following my ramblings. I will work on posting once a week. 

Enough of that. Has anyone gotten any awesome goodies lately? I went to my first flea market/thrift shopping of the season. I found some vintage ladies that need some cleaning.

I have my work cut out for me with this bunch. I hope I can get them clean with the least amount of hassle. I will work on getting my list of ideas here on the blog. Until next week

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Best Laid Plans...Or Something Like That

Wow, has it really been over a year since I posted here. I'm sorry it's been so long. Thank you for hanging in there those of you who are still with me. I've been doing a lot. I have been selling at a doll show and also on eBay of course. I've added to my collection (of course, lol). I made myself keep up with the selling. I still have a lot more to go through but it's been over 20 years of buying. Enough with the boring stuff let me tempt you with a sampling of the goodies I've acquired in the past 14 months.

If you need more proof of all I've been up to the past 14 months check out my Flickr:
New Goodies Part 2

Friday, February 10, 2017

New Year New Rules...same rules really, lol

Happy New Year!! I'm still working on clearing out. I don't know about anyone else but I find myself less motivated on the grey winter days. I start out gung ho but then laziness hits, lol. I am making myself list on eBay.

This year I'm holding myself to some of the same rules as last year. I want to keep my incoming dolls to 25. I decided that 40 was too much even though I did keep to that. I'm starting this year on the right foot. I've sold some dolls already. 

These are the first dolls that came in this year. I have already changed Zig Zag. I'm working on a new body for Hip Hoodie. 

These ladies were gifted by my sister-in-law. So even though I didn't "buy" them I'm counting them, lol. I now own my first Prettie Girls.

These are my first Integrity dolls of this year. Technically they are 2016 Integrity dolls. The Sister Moguls Giselle and Agnes are 2016 W Club exclusives. Love Life and Lace Agnes is a 2016 online event doll. Fresh and Delightful Veronique was a lottery doll.
 So if you're keeping track like I am here's the score... 
January: 2
February: 9

I have 14 slots left if I want to add to the collection. Have you made any collecting decisions this year?

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)