Thursday, August 8, 2013

Overdue Update

For the last month and a half I had replaced blogging here with posting on Instagram. It was quick, easy, and required little writing. I guess I enjoyed having a little instant feedback seeing as I've only got one actual comment on my blog. Can you really blame me?

But I plan to post more here again. This is partially because I can't deny that I still love writing and Instagram simply isn't the place to be writing lengthy sentences about my hobbies and projects. Its also partially because I'm a bit tired of coming across the drama the preteen dollstagrammers keep perpetuating. That being said, there are still plenty of wonderful doll accounts on Instagram, run by both preteens and adults alike.

Also I'm not that good at doll photography. My camera can't focus, and despite my art degree I have a long way to go in the photography field.

That all said, here is the summery of my doll life since the last post:

I took Molly out for a harshly-lit photo shoot in the back yard after dressing her up with Kit's sweater. Her leg was loose so this wasn't easy. A few days later DH picked her up off the couch and her leg fell off. Oops. Molly's leg is still broken as I haven't gotten around to trying to fix it. Again.

Penny and Felicity had a photo shoot in the backyard too. Felicity's legs are also loose so its hard to get her to stand.  I've since sold Penny for what I bought her for to a nice lady I met on Craigslist.

I finally got around to taken a few decent pictures of the Disney Princess & Me dolls I bought last spring. I still think Rapunzel is absolutely gorgeous, and that Aurora could use a little less eyeshadow. I wish I had bought once of the other princesses instead... like  Ariel or Tiana. I think they're far prettier dolls. But Aurora is sorta "My" princess, despite not really caring for her. Its sorta a lifelong thing I decided when I was 9 or so and wasn't aloud to let go of.

Kit's shirt just above is one I made out of an old shirt of mine. Didn't turn out all that great. I gave it away to a neighbor girl as part of a late birthday present.

A friend and I got to go to the MCM sale where I bought a bunch of cute doll clothes and a #33 for myself. I picked up McKenna for a friend and was surprised to find that I actually kind of like her dress in person. Sakari looks adorable in the blue and white winter outfit I got there, and #33, who I named Darcy, is enjoying an eclectic style of old 90's AG clothes mixed in with a few modern ones.

The friend I bought McKenna for sent me a cute knockoff dress meant for Elizabeth as a thank you for being her personal shopper. She also sent brown boots sized for Journey Girl dolls for Sakari.

I redid all of my doll's hair using a spray solution of water and fabric softener. I don't mind Sakari's hair as much now, and  I can finally run my hand through Felicity's hair again.

I began packing up all my doll stuff as we're moving about an hour away to a larger house in the country. I took a group shot of all my 18" dolls... which I had to stitch together manually photoshop. When the shot is small like this I don't think my rushed graphical job looks too bad.

I found at a used kid's clothing and toy store a bag of AG clothes for $5. I'm not sure if I'll keep any of it but I'll decide that for sure after the move.

Also: Shoes. Aren't doll shoes great?

So that's the gist of what's been going on. Once I've got a setup in the new house I'll be sure to post pictures!