I’ve set a few goals for this year that are specifically related to my dolls. There are things that I really like about my dolls, and things that really frustrate me about my dolls. I’m aiming to take care of the things that really frustrate me so that I can overall enjoy my dolls much more~ Sometimes it’s tempting to alleviate those kinds of feelings by purchasing new dolls, but that is not what I want to do.
Shoes are a big sore spot for me. I have high standards for shoes; I don’t like seeing glue marks, over-sized hardware, or raw and unfinished edges. I’m also not very much interested in “gothic” or “punk” styled footwear, nor do I like most of the girly shoes that are chunky and have bold design elements. I don’t care much for high heels, either. I’m also rather picky about the fit, because I don’t like it when the shoes are loose enough that they gape or fall off. This makes it difficult to find shoes that I really want to own…but I dislike it when my dolls don’t have shoes to match their lovely outfits. Getting “proper” shoes is very high on my list.
Another thing that I’d like is a sofa that both of my dolls can sit on. I think it would be a nice place to display them. I like to keep them tucked away when I’m not doing anything with them–usually in their boxes or carrying case–but it would be nice to have a space to leave them out for a bit. Although they’re both very stable when standing, I don’t like to leave them up like that. I usually sit them on boxes or books that happen to be nearby, but it would be much nicer to have an actual couch in their scale. I really love a certain couch that Volks makes, but it is out of stock~ (And really, really expensive…)
Mimi currently has her default airbrushed faceup that all standard 2008 renewal Nonos have. It’s not horrible–I actually like it much more than I thought I would, particularly now that her eyes are changed from the stock acrylics. However, it doesn’t have the impact that I’d like her makeup to have. I want her to look natural, but less neutral. I’m currently toying with the idea of sending her to a “big name” artist, but I’m concerned that the look will be too overdone. Her future faceup is something I’m really thinking about.
- White shoes (MSD)
- Black shoes (SD)
- White shoes (SD)
- Commission artist to repaint Nono’s makeup
- Couch for display
I’ve already started working my way towards crossing off my list~ I found a darling pair of white shoes for Claire when I ordered the tweed carrying case, and the black rocking horse shoes for Mimi will be her black shoes. I’m looking at faceup artists and trying to decide who I would prefer to have Mimi repainted–hopefully that can happen before the autumn.