Hey everyone...woah, 3 posts this month so far...slow down!! Haha, I don't know why, but I've been "rejuvenated" in terms of the blog, thank goodness.
I've also noticed that the "blogland" has gotten a lot quieter since I started back in 2014. It seems as though a lot of people have moved on from blogging and I can definitely see why. Is Instagram is the new "blogiverse"? I definitely love Instagram (I have 5 different doll accounts...5!!)
Either way, I'm still here and still hoping to share my doll hobby with you all. I'm glad some of you are still here, too! (Barb, Sharon, X, Flo thank you for always stopping in!) :)
Above is a video I made recently just to say hi and sort of give an update on what I've been doing.
Sadly, the doll room I was working on last year has officially become the girls playroom as it just didn't make sense to use the spare room for all of my dolls when the girls just kept going in there (especially Little Button!) and messing everything up. I can't say I blame though, it was like a doll paradise in there.
I'll do a separate post on that soon. Hopefully, LOL. I know I shot a video of it a while ago!
In terms of doll crafts, I'm working on finishing my Mermaid Grotto set as well and I have made a few little things from My Froggy Stuff's videos, which I will share once I photograph them. I still haven't done any sewing! Someday, ha.
In terms of regular crafts, I'm working on my first granny square crocheted blanket. It's going to be a gift for my father-in-law who is a Big Bang Theory fan and I'm trying to make a replica of Amy Farrah Fowler's afghan that is often seen on her couch.
I just finished all of my black and white squares so now I can move on to the color!
I'm also doing a little fall cross-stitch piece and hoping I can finish it before Autumn is over.
Crocheting and cross stitching are so relaxing for me. I think what is boils down to is it's a way to focus on something intently so that your brains "quiets down" a little and I've really been enjoying it for that reason.
Ain't nobody got time to meditate so this is the next best thing for me. ;)
This piece is called "Happy Fall Ya'll" and it's by Country Cottage Needleworks.
Over the summer I finished another one of my 80s cross-stitch patterns from a franchise I grew up with called "The Care Bears". They were super popular in the 80s so you may recall them. ;)
These are my two "vintage 80s toys" cross-stitch pieces I've already completed.
It just brings me back to my childhood! :) I definitely plead guilty to forcing my 80s nostaglia onto my daughters.
My next doll project will be a mass body swap to weed out the Fashionista's I want to keep, use up my MTM bodies and then donate or sell the unarticulated hybrids. I need to thin the herd and let go of what I don't want anymore. I'm really trying to only by 1 or 2 Fashionista's from each release as I just don't need them all!
That's about it for now. I hope you're all doing well and happy in your hobby.
Talk to you soon!