Okay if you follow this blog, you know I don't make New Year's resolutions, I name my year. I give it a name that will encompass all the goals I have for myself.
This year was the Year of Luxury. I bought many things for me and my dolls but as it turns out, I kept buying dolls which I was not supposed to do...But at least they were mostly Barbie. Man I thought I bought stuff this year but there's so much more I want and need. Always so much more.
The fetish girls need chairs ($65 each from Horsman), Penny needs an older sister to help her through her teen alcoholism (Downtown Darling Jett), everyone needs clothes, and there are several independent doll crafters out there that I want to support, (I'm looking at you Vanessa) but haven't gotten to for one reason or another.
Anyway in 2012, I really need to concentrate on buying a house. A 1:1 house that is. I have to keep my goal in mind even though I'm totally bummed about not being able to buy this or that thing that I stumble upon. I'm going to have to do what my boss does and put myself on an allowance. Get myself a $100 gift card and make it last for months.
Weep! *shaking, rocking, hugging my knees*
But this can be good. I will spend this time taking all sorts of pictures. I will make doll clothes. I will do reroots and repaints. Isobel (daughter #2) is crawling like a mad person and putting everything in her mouth so it is time to get all the little things out of the way.
Instead of loitering all over the boards, I will be posting pictures on all the boards! I will go through my items and start SELLING. I will focus on the work of Dolly University and not buying more crap to customize. Well...not too much stuff anyway.
So the 2012 will be *drumroll* The Year of Prosperity!
I will be making money from my doll accessory sales. Maybe I'll get a new job or a second job. It was going to be Year of Frugality or Year of Savings, but that does not sound fun or positive. This way I can save and spend too since I will be mysteriously rich.
Okay onto some luxuries that arrived yesterday.
First up, Sinatra Barbie. I really just wanted that suit and her body.
ADVICE PLEASE: how can I thin out her hair? Cut off a big chunk in the back? In the middle? Random sporadic cutting? Please help.
Anyway, Claudia in the suit which she does not like:
Okay that's it for now my friends.