Year Balance and holiday wishes 2016

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Hello everyone!! Today I wanted to do a balance of this year so I can post my goals for the next one on January 1st.

Can’t believe how fast this year went! I’m a bit sad about it, but there’s nothing I can do. As I’ve done in past years, I will be posting about how well (or bad) I did this year in relation to the goals I wanted to achieve at the start of the year. I’ll be posting the goals and elaborate on how I did, if you want to see a more detailed description of every goal, you can read the original post here.

1. Upload more photos of my dolls: at least one each month was what I wanted and I totally did that, you can see in my Flickr that there’s at least one photo for each month, some have more than 2 even, and not only that, but this year I posted more photos than all the others combined. Neat right?

Here are my favorite shots this year:

Ailene won, as always, She’s so spoiled!

Verdict: success!

2. Finish Hana and Faolan’s looks: this one is a weird one. I did finish both their looks in january, so that was nice, but at some point I decided to get rid of Hana and stick to tinies. I also wanted to paint my dolls faster than other times, because I didn’t want to keep any dolls blank for a year again. I got many dolls this year, and even though they had to stay a few months blank, I painted them all in the end.

Verdict: success with a twist.

3. Make a profile page for all my dolls: done! This was supposed to be up on January, but since I changed my doll crew A LOT, they were only posted up last week, Still, profile photos and page is up.

Verdict: success!

4. Get a doll: LOL do I need to say more? I’ll quote myself here:

I want tinies, I want fantasy skin colors, I want a sleeping head (as an extra head for a doll, not as a whole doll). I want a Bygg/Beyla, I want another SD boy, I want a little dragon. I won’t be buying all that of course, but let’s hope I get to do at least one doll purchase this year. Just thinking about it makes me feel excited!

Tinies? yes, I got 2 yoSD and 2 smaller dolls.
Fantasy colors: got lilac.
Sleeping head: nope, still hoping to get one at some point.
Bygg/Beyla: there’s a free choice event where they are offering the horn half open eyes head, but after a lot of thinking, I decided to pass on it.
SD boy, nope, changed my size of choice.
Little dragon: oh yeah!

Verdict: unexpected success.

5. Post more in this blog: I think I posted quite a lot this year, though I could have been more consistent. I also started doing tutorials, and those seem to be entertaining for some people.

Verdict: inconsistent success.

I also want to thank you all for reading me this year, I’m always so amazed that you would take your time to read and sometimes even comment (I have some regulars that I love a lot too!). I also was very surprised for all the likes I got on Instagram this year. I don’t have many followers and I never had much feedback on any kind of social media before, so I was very surprised to see people liking my photos, made me very happy.

I took a few Christmas photos to wish you all a wonderful holiday season. Sadly, I’m not too happy with the photos, even though  I tried taking them so many times. Hopefully you will still see my heart through them.

Hope your Christmas day is filled with love and you have an amazing beginning of the year!! I wish the sun comes out for you everyday and you reach all the goals you decide to follow.

Yours,
Alejandra.

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24 thoughts on “Year Balance and holiday wishes 2016

  1. Nikki

    You did so well 😀 You got some many wonderful new dolls, you painted a bunch of them, you was very active ^^ I’m very impressed.
    You posted some great photos during the year indeed!! And I actually love the Christmas photo 😀 <3
    I hope for another year of blogging from you :3

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  2. Safir

    Merry Christmas~! I absolutely love these photos, so cute and they give off the perfect Christmas atmosphere ^^ Those tiny Tsum Tsums are just adorable!!

    You did so well with your goals, good job! And I was really glad to see so many photos from you this year :3 Hopefully you’ll share them as much (or even more) next year too~

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    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thanks!! I love tsum tsums, wish I have gotten more when they were selling them, I was never able to get Donald in medium and small sizes haha, I wanted a tower of Donald ducks :D!

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  3. Alasse Carnesir

    You met quite a few of your goals this year! I really enjoyed reading your blog and seeing all the new photos you posted this year. I really enjoyed seeing all the new arrivals and your face up work. Of course Aileen gets spoiled. She’s just so adorable, who could resist spoiling her. Love those Christmas shots you took. I think you’re way too hard on yourself. I always love the photos you do even if you’re not always 100% happy with them. I love all the tiny little details in your photos and those cookies look yummy enough to eat!

    And thank you for all your lovely tutorials. I’ve yet to do all of them but I hope to be able to work through them in the coming year. I really want to make a bathroom but I still haven’t found that elusive bath tub. Hubby and I are going down to Brisbane at the beginning of February so I might be able to find something there.

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and the day is filled with lots of love, laughter and happiness. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you better this year and have loved all our communications with each other. Always remember, you are a very talented, creative, kind and generous person.

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    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thanks for your kind words! I’m glad you enjoyed my blog this year and that you liked my tutorials, it’s okay if you can’t make them! Hope you find a nice bath tub next year!

      My Christmas was very nice, a small diner with family 🙂 hope yours was good too!

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  4. Niina

    Good job! Must be an amazing feeling to have achieved so many goals. Congrats!
    And as always, I love you photos! Adorable props! 🙂
    Happy Holidays!

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  5. Crystal

    I love your Christmas photos, and I must say I am happy to see you succeeded in posting more photos of your babies! Merry Christmas to you and your tiny army!

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  6. Irene

    You did so well, nearly all perfectly achieved! 😀
    Your holiday set-up is gorgeous, the tiny Christmas treats are just perfect :O

    Happy holidays and happy new year~~

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  7. bjdzen

    Great job on your goals 😀
    Those Christmas photos are just so nice! Good job on them.
    I hope you had a very happy Christmas.

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  8. Xanadu

    What a very productive year you have had Alejandra, nearly all goals were attained, which is more than I can say for myself. 🙂 I shall look forward to reading your blog again in 2017, it’s been wonderful this year and I have so enjoyed popping by to read what you have been doing and seeing what dolls you have added to your collection.
    Hugs,
    X

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    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thank you!! I’m so happy to have you between my readers, I feel so lucky!! It’s okay not to follow your new year’s resolutions, so much happens in a year, and we are constantly changing our minds!

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  9. Xaya

    You did good with your goals, I admire your effort towards them, tough I laughed out loud for your goal number 4. Get a doll! 😀 Great goal and how nice it was succeed! I’ve enjoyed seeing your new and old dolls and also tutorials and crafts have been interesting for me!

    I do wish you fantastic new year 2017! *hugs* 🙂

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    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thanks!!! Even in my wildest dreams I never thought I would get so many dolls hahaha!! It was all thanks to the size change and selling off my SDs 🙂
      I’m glad to know you have enjoyed my blog, it has been a fun blogging year! Happy new year!

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  10. Fyrd

    You did very well with your goals for 2016, congrats! ^-^ I do hope you get the chance to get the Bygg/Beyla of your dreams eventually though, the world needs more of those dolls, and I just can’t own them all myself 😀 (Although I seem to try hard…)

    I also love your pics for the best photos of the year. My personal favourite is the one in the middle, it looks so serene and dreamy :3 and of course I am biased towards that bright yellow photo of Serafina ^-^

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    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thanks! The world needs more Bygg/Beylas for sure!!! I’m sure the perfect release will come with time. Hope I have money then lol.
      I’m glad you liked my photos, that means a lot to me!

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  11. Musume (@musume_desu)

    I’m so sorry I didn’t saw this before, the bloglovin’ subscription is not working anymore T_T
    However, I *adore* that Xmas setup it is so pretty!! And your girls look adorable. I think you did it very well this year with the goals! Wish you the best for this new 2017, you deserve it! I’m very happy to have you as a friend on the hobby 😀

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    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      No worries!
      I’m glad you liked the photos, on a second look they aren’t all that bad XD took me like 2 weeks to see that they weren’t as horrible.
      I’m happy to have you as a friend too~ so glad we could meet online!

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