Hello everyone! I’ve been mulling over some ideas I’ve had in the back of my mind for a few months and I think I’m ready to move ahead with what I want to do. So what exactly do I have planned?
Quite a while ago I mentioned that I was thinking about getting rid of some of the stuff I had. I’m still going to do that to a certain extent. There are some items I’ve found that I thought would be very useful when I initially bought them, but they haven’t turned out to be quite as good as I expected. So, a weed out is imminent. Some things will be donated, others will be sold. I need the space more than I need to be storing something I’m not using. If I should decide to sell some of these items on Ebay, I will let the readership know so that they can get first crack at them. I’m still not 100% sure which route I’m going to go, but I do know it will be nice to free up some space and have some mad money for when new items come out that I would like to purchase. I just don’t want my collection to get any bigger than it currently is.
The dollhouse is about to be “disassembled” and stored. The main reason for this is I’m not using it for shoots as often as I’d like. Plus–it’s bad enough to have to dust my own house, let alone, a house in miniature! I remember my mom complaining about this with her 1/12 scale house as well. I don’t want these items to get ruined from being exposed to dirt, dust, etc, and since they aren’t being used on a regular basis, it just makes more sense to put them away for safe keeping. I’ve purchased some storage bins for them, I hope I have enough! The nice part is that the dollhouse is a shelving unit, so I can use it to store the bins. And who knows, maybe somewhere in the future I’ll decide to set it up again.
My goal in all of this is to create one stationary doll room that will be Mimi’s. It will be made from items I already own as well as a few new odds and ends to make the room much more personal. I have some items in my collection that are personal favorites, and these will be the items you’ll be seeing in her bedroom. Keep your eyes peeled, not sure how soon I’ll have it done, but I have ideas for what I want to do with this set up. Future stories will be centered around Mimi and her friends. If you are familiar with Inky’s blog, it will be similar–yet different. As many of you know, it is hard to do shoots with a lot of dolls, so my goal is to do posts that involve just a couple of a characters at a time. I actually thought about creating a separate blog for that, but decided it would just make things more confusing as well as be a major time suck. And time is something I don’t have a whole lot of at the moment!
The irony of making it a single room is that was my original intent when I started this venture! I had a few pieces of furniture and I wanted to make a room for that. Funny how far things came in a short period of time as I found more and more fun pieces. It really is an addiction. 😉
I’m still going to be doing product reviews, but not as many as in the past. Mostly because I’m not buying much since I’m out of space! I have a couple of ideas in mind for other things I’ll be posting about as well. My goal is to have a post once a week, we will see how that goes. Fingers crossed.
Is there anything in particular you would like to see me do? I’d love to get some input from the readers, please feel free to leave a comment! And no, I’m not bringing back the “bad Ebay posts”, for no other reason than I not only no longer have the time to peruse Ebay like I used to, but because of a shift in sellers, there simply aren’t enough funny/ridiculous/absurd listings to keep it going. Which is a shame because I got the best feedback from those posts.
Thank you all for your support over the past 4 years, you have no idea how much I value that. I’ve met some awesome people because of this blog and I hope to be continuing it for at least a few more years to come.