Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy Spring!!!

Hey friends! Happy Spring 2015!!! I just got home a little while ago from my 6 month thyroid check-up. Things are looking good. I got an ultrasound and from the looks of it, things look ok, but she will go in later to give things a better look and get back to me on it. She says my thyroid has shrunk and that eventually it will shrivel and be hard to see. Not sure how I feel about that, but the pills are working and hopefully this dose will be the right one...until I start losing weight and send my body into a rage all again. LOL! Oh well, I'll worry about that bridge when I get to it.

So today I am cleaning like a monster because I have guests coming over tomorrow. But I'm also kind of in a funk because I want to try making some videos of some new rubber bands I got recently for the Rainbow Loom, yes I fell into that lovely trap. I love working on that thing, well things now, I got a second one to make cuff bracelets with. So I found some different bands I wanted to try for fairly cheap, and I got a really cheap loom that looked interesting that I wanted to try out, if it's crap then it was worth buying for the bands and hooks, so no big loss. Yep, it was that cheap. LOL!

What else? Oh, I have yet to open Dreary. :-( Just haven't found a good time for it. I might try in a bit while the light is good because I want to play with my new little girl. Still waiting to get a shipping notice about my other girl. The seller seems to be a good seller, so I am sure it's just taking them some time to mail her off. I can't wait to see her too.

But that's about it for now. Just wanted to pop on to say, HAPPY SPRING FRIENDS!!!, and let you know what little bit is going on here with me. I'll post again soon, must get to cleaning. Take care friends, by for now.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Oh yeah, about that...

Hi again friends! So just as I sent my last post off to you guys, the UPS truck pulls up outside of my house to drop off a box for little ol' me. Ummm...yeah almost forgot this purchase. What?!? I got excited over my new girl coming from China, I forgot about my new girl coming today. I haven't opened the box yet, but I am excited to see my new pretty thing. Say hi to my new girl Maudlynne Macabre, or as I will call her, Dreary. Images from the Tonner Doll website.

At 35 dollars I felt she was a good deal. She uses the LilMissMatched doll body, which I sewed for this Christmas actually. I bought one mostly for the clothes at a cheap price and didn't like her, so now my mom owns her. I like the body and the clothes sets, which I finally got all of them after some struggles with Toys R Us, so Dreary has some very bright and miss-matched clothes waiting for her, but I will be making her some darker clothes as well. I wanted her for the doll as well as the clothes that I could share with my Resinsoul Bei doll, so that is extra exciting.

I plan to sew for this girl as well because there isn't much in clothing for her, besides the LilMissMatched clothes, and it seems her line may have been canceled. She was suppose to get clothing packs, a new blonde ghostly friend, and clothes for her friend as well that could have been shared with her. However that was mentioned at last year's Toy Fair and she has since been put on sale and nothing else has been mentioned about the line. So I think it's fair to say this girl is not going to have much more than the clothes on her back. I plan to change that and sew for her. I like sewing for her size and hope to make some super cute things for her. I can't wait to open the box and see her in person. I've coveted her for a very long time and so I am excited to see what she finally looks like in person. Eeeeeee! Ok, I'm calm, just excited.

And on that note friends I am off. I have some cleaning to do, box opening to do, and more organizing to do. I'll post again soon. Take care until then. Bye for now.

I did what?!?

Hey friends! Sorry it's been a while since I've posted. I've been trying to get organized, still in the process of it actually, but I am making progress. So those of you who have been following me for a longgggggg time know I've been trying to open a shop for a very long time now. YEARSSSSSS actually. Well, it looks like 2015 is going to be my year. I'm going to go into business with my mom, and maybe my sister, but either way this shop is opening this year. I was having issues trying to decide what I wanted to sell and what I wanted to do with my shop, but I've finally decided to go back to my original plan and sell handmade clothes for Blythe, which was my original plan yearsssss ago. I want to start with Blythe and like-size dolls and expand from there to other dolls, eventually doing face-ups of dolls, and then hopefully one day making my own doll. From there I'd like to build an empire to for dolls, toys, crafting in general, but first baby steps.

So now that I've figured out what the first step is, deciding on sewing for Blythe dolls, I need to start getting organized to officially open shop. I'm so disorganized right now, after the whole Christmas sewing thing I've let my craft area just sit in rambles. yep, almost three months of neglect. So it's time to get on track and back to it. I'm starting to focus on getting healthier so I can work harder on my shop and other ventures I am planning. But as my friend Kenny keeps reminding, hey Kenny, baby steps. So what I did today was my first baby step. I bought a doll. Eeeeeeeeeee!!!

I currently have an Ashton-Drake Galleries Blythe that sadly has the frizzy hair, a Blybe that is super cute but not the real thing, and I have now officially order an "almost" legit Blythe doll. She's technically made from Blythe parts, but not a doll that actually exists. Yes, I got a factory doll, but she was so beautiful I had to, and she was a decent price for a nude doll too. I know with factory dolls you aren't sure what you are getting, so I am going to be hopeful that she will be beautiful and will only need slight surface touch-ups if any. I don't want to think of names for her yet because she's two weeks off from being officially mine, but Poppy keeps popping into my mind. Here are the pictures I nabbed from the Ebay sale page. They only sold two others like her, so the odds of me seeing many people with my girl are slim. Have a look.

The hair is what caught my eye. I love this combination of pink, orange, and yellow. I love the dress she is wearing and will have to try to recreate it for her.  I'm just not sure on a name for her yet. But I really wanted her in case my main girl's hair proved to be a problem. I would reroot her my main girl, but she has a scalp that needs to be fully replaced, and I may do that in the future, but I want to keep her original. So I am just give her permanent buns on her head and just call it a day with her. Her hair kind of reminds me of mine with the frizz and I just feel like I shouldn't try to get rid of her hair just as I would not get rid of mine. So I will bun it up, make it cute, and keep on keeping on. My other girl's hair is fine, which is shocking for a cheap doll, and she will be in pictures as well. Then I have a Pullip my friend Xander bought for me, hi Xander, and I have a vintage Skipper that I rescued from the bottom of a thrift store doll random toy table that I plan to make into a boy Blythe one day, but for now I will use her to sell Blythe clothes as well, just need to finish rerooting her, she needs some tlc. I need to see about fixing her neck rips. Watch, I'll fix her up and can't bring myself to change her into a boy Blythe. *sigh* Oh well, it will be nice to promote Vintage Skipper clothes too.

So I have 5ish models, still need to get Skip ready to go and wait two weeks for my new girl, and need to bun my main girl's hair, and I'll be ready to go. I already know the theme I kind of want to stay around, but I won't force myself to stay in it, because I may change my mind what I want. I kind of want to go Mod and vintage with clothing, because I love that style of clothing, but I may want to change things up and do something lolita, so I will just keep things open on that.

So that means you can expect to see me here more posting. I hadn't been here much before because so many posts talked about my ex and would come up as suggestions when I would check to make sure my blog post posted properly for you guys to read. I didn't know if I could handle that and was really playing with the idea of deleting every post but my very first post on the blog so I'd still know when I created the blog. But then I decided against it. I've been in contact with my ex and it has helped me realize that he's just a crap person and will always be one and I am starting to become numb to his BS. So I am not going to destroy all the hard work I've done over the years because of him, I'm just going to move on. It's a part of my past and it's what made me what I am today. So I am ready to jump back in here and share what I've been up to. I want to share the things I made for Christmas, I want to share some things I've recently been working on, I want to share my plans and bounce ideas off of you, and I just really want to reconnect with you guys. So here's to trying again. This is the year of facing my fears and doing the things I've been wanting to do. So far so good, I can't wait to see what the rest of this year is going to bring. :-) I'll talk to you again soon friends, take care, bye for now.