I really hope everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday, and since there is more to come, ditto for the future!
I have to say that while it wasn't the best of times, for the most part, 2014 wasn't a bad year! I had a lot of goals that I didn't even come close to making, but whatever. I didn't post them here, so they obviously didn't count. Right??
A few doll highlights:
For me, it was really the Year of the Floating Head. I got WAY more heads this year than full dolls, and while a lot of them were for bodies I already owned, a lot of them were not...and my head box is full. I will need either a second one, or a larger one when the last two heads get here.
It was also Year of WTF why do I need so many eyes?! I bought, for the first time, urethane eyes, and they're so pretty and they fit so well I wanted more...and it's really prompted me to get good eyes for those that don't have them. I don't mean good-expensive, I just mean eyes that actually fit, and in colors that I chose as opposed to what I had in the box. Plus a lot of my dolls eye sizes have either gone down a number or I'm getting heads that have just tiny eyes, and I don't have those sizes laying around.
I got a lot of work done, mostly on a few of my Kara Klums, which is nice because they always need work. Now that I have a spare I wasn't expecting, I have just as much to finish (Seven and II, plus the Mod, plus none of the others are ever really finished)
Dollism, which was the greatest doll thing ever.
Doll-A-Kon, the other greatest doll thing ever.
The year of course started out oh-so-lovely with that disaster of a trade, which dragged on for a month before it was finally over and it did end up happy as I have Macchi <3
Who will stay forever if only because I couldn't bear to make him have yet another owner :(
Gambit and Jean stuck around, making them my longest running "fan dolls" ever. Finally I got it right!
Someday, after the couple dolls I have for sale sell, I will have moved almost entirely into Mature Minis and will have only two non-matures left. Pretty amazing to me....
Goals for the New Year!
• Find clothes for the dolls I have a hard time finding clothes for
My top several are: Both Isis's, Java, Metatron (and Sherlock and Khan) and Ryuji, who will be getting his new body hopefully soon.
• Reorganize the doll area. My wigs can no longer fit in that tub...
This is a must. I am forever trying to reorganize how I store stuff, and it never seems to be the "right" way. :\
• Try not to buy a zillion dolls.
Maybe just bodies for some of the heads that need them. Also, stick to actual wishlist and try not to get any just cause they cutes.
As usual, I really want to work on what I've got....meaning I don't want new ones. Pretty much any doll I get from here on out isn't going to be a character I have a doll for, which means I have to make a new character up for it.....and I don't want any more D:
Which of course means I have to go through my "wish list" and make sure I have things on it I really "need".
• Learn how to make Angora wigs myself so I can make the 5 or so I need.
Ugh. The block of time I need for this doesn't exist in my future...but I really want to do it.
• Start my giant hybrid/mod project. Seriously.
So I'll need to mod the head more, find it a body, then find it fantasy parts which will have to be modded to work, PLUS the scary paint job getting it to all match.
• Maybe a photostory or two
I've come to the conclusion that photo stories with my largest group of dolls (What I call the Forgotten Children group) will just never happen. First I think I'm too close to that storyline to have fun with it, and I think omgthisissoserious photo stories are kind of.....lame. Second, the whole thing takes place in a very industrial future....and I have no sets or props or anything that I can use as a background, so I've pretty much given up hope.
However, I have at least 5 other "groups" that I can use to make up stories with now that aren't related at all to the main storyline, and, if I get enough elves, since that takes place as a "side" story and can happen in Faery, I might be able to get something out of that too. So, if I do stuff with those dolls, I won't be so hard on myself to be perfect. I'm at least excited to try.
• Better photos. Somewhere not at work.
• Finish Boo
So, the problem here is the Reiko head I bought to be Boo was damaged when I got it. I didn't know until I removed the company faceup, and when I tried to fix it it proved to be unfixable - so all I did was totally mod the poor thing. I have to make both sides of the face match now, because it's horribly uneven....and I haven't had the heart to do it. I don't have anything in mind as a replacement, so I either have to fix this one or try to get one secondhand and hope it's not too yellowed.
• Finish Little Boo
I wiped him in anticipation of doing a faceup on the big one, so he's been blank this whole time...just waiting....
• Redo Baby Alex's faceup and blushing and redo sleeping Baby Alex's faceup and do his blushing.
Since I now have a sleeping version of BB Alex, they both need to be redone.
• Finish all my Kara Klums. All of them!!!! All of them. *dies*
• Sell stuff when I decide I don't need it anymore.
May not happen. XD
Selling clothes and wigs and things is such a pain on DOA...I just hate doing it.
• Organize my damn flickr and delete all the crap (maybe DA too)
Yup. Time consuming as anything ever. But needs to get done.
• Don't buy a body for #8. He does not need one. He doesn't. Omg I'm totally going to do it. NO!!!! I won't! *determined*
Pleasegodno he's just an extra head incase I ruin the one I'm modding....no more bodies D:
• Eyes! I need to figure out who needs new eyes and where I can get them. When all my dolls suddenly had teeny eyes I have no idea...but it's a pain.
pretty much all my floating heads and any incoming dolls and heads need eyes. Plus some others like Metatron who lost his eyes when I decided to sell him....now he's wearing 16s which are at least a size too big....
• Wigs. I need a lot of wigs.
Anna is my Peakswoods Goldie who was one of my Dream Dolls. I've totally fallen out of love with her....and it's only because her faceup is old and I hate it and I hate her body blushing and she might need a new style or something. I want to fix her, because I still love the doll...
thing is I have Cassiel too - and even though she's not the PW I had in my head when I wanted one....I like her a lot and she's a Goldie too. So having Cass makes me kind of think I don't need Anna....and I think I'd regret it if I sold her.
• The List of Doom
I've sold so many dolls and not updated my To-Do list...so that needs to be redone.
• Organize my Profile/Doll list
I keep this pretty organized and up to date, but I think I need to rearange things somehow....stupid floating heads and body-sharing fux shit up.
On The Way
Not too much.
Withdoll Werewolf Baby Coco - still not shipped.
MODOLL - 1/3 Size Sherlock Holmes Benedict Cumberbatch BJD Head - Yes I did. I do have a plan for him....and I just hope it works.
F60 Soony - the trade for the Heath head is a go!! Hopefully we'll ship out this week, and I'll have it....who knows. I never seem to trade with anyone local....everything is way overseas and takes forever. That's ok...it'll get here eventually.
Soom Super Gem body - for Ryuji!! He was not bodiless for long! I got the trade offer right after I posted his body for sale. It seems to be taking it's sweet time getting here, but I haven't had time for it anyway. I just hope his head fits. I did no research on this body at all, the color should be a match, it's kinda buff but not too, and it's the right height (65cm - which is the largest I am going from here on out). Hopefully it'll be easier to deal with him now.
Dollmore Kid boy body - for Little Wyn. With some sales and the trade I have the money to get a body for a head and he won by a landslide (I didn't really consider any others XD). With this order I'll be getting a few items of clothing, some parts and a second Dollmore Fine head (don't even ask. This is a whole new entry waiting in the wings). EDIT: OMG!!! I won the photo contest on Dollmore....so that's more $$ I get to spend! :D Holy carp. Must shop.
Small order from MOC - A couple shirts I want they happen to have in stock.
AliceCollections - I need three wardrobes for Metatron now that he's staying. His, Sherlocks and Khans. Oddly, I have a few things that are very Khan (from the new movies. Sorry if you're fan of the originals - I am too...but Khan was way hotter in the newer ones....for that matter everyone is....) already so that's how he's dressed...even though the head isn't here yet XD Pretty much everything I want for that BC head they sell at AC. Only in sizes that may not fit the DM Glamor Model body and it's uber-broad shoulders of doom. Pants are another worry since, like all DM dolls, the legs on him are a mile long....So I'll get a couple things and if they fit, I'll do another order later. Hopefully I'll get stuff someone else (Gambit, Marcus, Israfel or Ryuji) can wear if they don't fit....
I don't have too much want for dolls or parts atm. I'm still trying to clear out what I have that I don't do anything with!
I can't start buying things for the Mod, as I don't know what body I have to work with yet.....so that's out for the moment. I need to go though my heads and determine who should get what body and in what order before anything - which will probably either be another 65cm boy so I don't have 3 heads sharing one body, or the F60 Soony who actually has a character I want a body for soonish. There aren't too many bodies out there that will fit the character I have in mind however...so I'll either have to pay through the nose or settle for something that will be too tall. Then I guess Sage will need a taller body. It never ends. Which, I guess, is part of the fun? XD
On to 2015!
Happy New Year!