This year has been quite an off year for me dolly wise (and generally too). I’ve kept with the weekly pictures but I haven’t spend much time in any other part of the hobby, this blog included. I keep having this problem of whenever I decide to spend more time on this blog life happens and blocks me from doing so, and this year I have to add to it a lack of enthusiasm for everything. Many weeks I struggled to take doll photos as well because I didn’t feel too motivated. It’s been a while I’m doing the photos I am able to do and not what I would like to do.
I’m really hoping next year is better both generally and specifically in the doll world.
Now, for a sum up of the things that happened this year when it comes to dolls coming, my Merry Doll Round Nanaimo came back in May, but *sigh, life* I still haven’t seen her even, and either my two previous Dollshe dolls because they’re not here with me.
Then by September I decided to put a search for a doll I wanted for a long time, a Dust of Dolls Krot ïlus, and I was very very lucky that after a couple of months or so of searching I found one and she arrived to me at the beginning of December. I’ve since then done a wig for her (I was going to put a post about it but I ended up making it mostly at night and the light was terrible) and soon I’ll be doing some temporary faceup (I don’t have sealant here right now) and some clothes.
She’s smaller and also bigger than I imagined, it’s strange but it’s how I feel about her. My original idea is having two of the Krot line (with the mouse ears), but I’m not convinced on Helö since I want one with a more cheerful expression like Ïlus, so I’m hoping they make more krots with mouse ears in the future.
On the other hand I’m waiting on two dolls that will arrive in 2019. One of them is a Merry Doll Round Bunyol that I preordered mid December (photo on the right from Merry Doll Round’s website). I got her in chocolate skin colour and I can’t wait to see how she looks like, I’ve kept an eye on this doll since I saw the prototype and I already started saving for her. I also really like that so far the three MDR pygmys I’ll have all have different bodies and different skin tones. I can’t wait to have the three of them together in pictures.
And then yesterday I committed the unplanned craziness of preordering a little Cham Byol in chocolate skin from the limited edition (photo on the left from Dust of Dolls’s website).
I never thought she would be put on preorder and I’m fascinated with her body so I had to take the chance of getting her. I still can’t believe I’m getting her, this morning I was telling my boyfriend “OMG I GOT A DUST OF DOLLS CHAM BYOL OMG”, it’s still sinking in haha
I imagine both might come home at around the same time, April or May most likely.
I already have name and style ideas for MDR Bunyol, not so much for Cham Byol since it was such an unexpected surprise. When I saw her I got instantly some ideas for style in my head but we’ll see.
I’m not one for doing new year resolutions, but something I can make a resolution about is that I’m going to be reassessing my doll collection and making some important decisions that I’ve been dragging for at least a year.
I hope you all are having a wonderful time during these holidays. Have fun~~~~~