Year Balance and holiday wishes

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Christmas is just around the corner so I thought this would be a great time to finally post how did my plans for this year go.

You can check my post about 2015 plans here and my 2014 year balance post here.

So let’s go checking them one by one:

1. Upload more photos of my dolls: the original plan was to post at least one photo each month, but I failed around april lol. Sad, I know, but I did post a lot more this year than any other year so that’s progress right? In fact, half my flickr gallery photos are from this year. So there you go.

I can still improve this one by a lot. I did delete a few photos from this year that I really hated so there was even more.

Verdict: half fail.

2. Get the story of my dolls straight: check! I spent a lot of time this year just thinking about my dolls story, though I never posted anything because I didn’t write that much to be honest.

I also finished writing all my dolls’ profiles with the exception of Ailene, because I’m still trying to figure out a good reason for her for spending so much time with Lucas haha. Once I upload the new blog layout I will be adding the profiles to this blog.

Verdict: success!

3. Think really hard before purchasing any more dolls: twice I planned to buy a doll and both times I couldn’t do it in the end. They are both still in my wishlist and I didn’t make any impulsive buys though I was tempted so many times. It helped that I spent half the year broke.

Verdict: though thinking really hard before buying and not buying is not the same, I think this one was a success.

4. Learn to sew: yeah… nope. I mean, this was really a long shot and I knew it, so I was happy even if I could make some accesories and props this year. And did I? well I started learning crochet and did a scarf that was too little for Lucas (but surprisingly enough it was perfect for Hana). And I also did a christmas hat for my tinies! Handsewn as best as I could with my lack of skills. I think it turned out pretty cute, it’s such a shame I didn’t take better photos of it.

Verdict: half fail. I did things, but it’s just not enough to consider it a success.

Even knowing Leo was coming at the beginning of the year, I didn’t set up a goal for his face up. I thought I was going to do it as soon as He got here. Oh dear, how wrong I was. He arrived in february so the weather wasn’t even a excuse!!! I did his face up and finished it yesterday and I loved it, until this morning I realized the last layer of varnish was kinda flakey? no, not that, more like cloudy. So yeah, I really liked how it turned out, but I’ll have to re do it. I still took a few photos of it.

His name is Faolan btw. I told you guys you would see that name back in my crew soon XD

His name is Faolan btw. I told you guys you would see that name back in my crew soon XD

And last. but not least, I wish you all a christmas and new year full of love and loved ones to share it with. Presents are cool and all, but the important things are the feelings we have towards each other and the memories we make with our loved ones.

I hope 2016 bring you many good news and people to smile with.

Happy Holidays



20 thoughts on “Year Balance and holiday wishes

  1. Alasse Carnesir

    You were definitely more successful at your Year Balance than I was!

    I keep forgetting about flickr except every now and then. I really should go on there more but I seem to hang out mostly on my blog this year.

    I think you did a great job of the things you ended up crocheting for your dolls. I hope you will continue to make more things! And sewing is hard, even hand sewing. For me, it’s motivation. Especially after I spent 4 hours trying to handsew a minifee shirt and it still didn’t turn out. Kind of makes you want to throw the towel in!

    I know you’re going to redo Faolan’s face but I think that face up is really lovely. I love how you did the eyeline too how it curves up at the end. The colour tones also work so well with that resin colour.

    Nicely said! Memories are all we have left the older we get too so they are the more precious for it.

    I hope you have a lovely Christmas with the ones you love. Merry Christmas and A Happy 2016 to you and your family.

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      I don’t think I was that successful haha, besides I put the bar really low for myself XD

      I think there’s less and less people using flickr and deviantart these days and more people using instagram. Blogs are still very few, but I hope more people start doing them 😀 It’s my favorite way of sharing in this hobby.

      Thanks for the encouragement! As for Faolan face up, I’ll probably be doing something really close to what you can see now, I think pink works great for blushing grey skin dolls 🙂

      Thanks for all the good wishes ~

  2. Musume

    I think you had a successful year!!
    I can’t wait to see the blog layout and the profiles 😀

    Also, I do believe Faolan (we talked so much about him as Leo that it is going to be hard adapting! xD) looks great, and it is a shame what happened with the varnish. Hope the new faceup will be even more perfect!

    I wish you the Merriest of Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thank you!!! It’s all thanks to my lack of goals xD
      I also can’t wait for the new profiles and layout but I need more photos hahaha I’m on it! Well, will be. I’ll be doing face ups after christmas 🙂

      I didn’t want to give him the name before seeing his face up all done so I’m adjusting too haha. Leo suits the sculpt so well too 🙂 I’m glad you liked the face up! It was my first try at using a brush for the lines in the eyebrows and it was pretty decent so I hope his next face up will be much better in that.

      Thanks for the xmas wishes!~

  3. Irene

    It’s great that you (half) succeeded in most of your goals~ ahaha 😀 crocheting stuff is awesome too.
    Also you did a wonderful job on Leo’s face-up~ it must’ve been such fiddly work on such a tiny face x3 I love the little nose blush you added!
    Merry Xmas and a happy new year ~!!! 😀 😀

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thank you!!! I’m really happy with that face up, it’s such a shame about the sealant Dx……. I love pink/red noses on tinies :D!! can’t get enough of them haha

      Thanks!! Have wonderful holidays~

  4. Maria

    Considering how few goals you had I think you did pretty well!! 😀

    What a shame with the sealant! D: He’s face-up looks so cute. I hope you will be able to make a new successful face-up for him!

    Happy holidays to you as well~ ^^

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thanks!!! Since I’m very lazy I try to keep my goals to the minnimum XD
      Yeah this is not the first time a face up is ruined by the sealant, but it sure is the first one I liked the face up enough to be pissed. I’m working in his new face up right now. let’s hope I do well.
      Thank you~

  5. Kirstine

    Awesome! Great read!
    Its always funny to go back and compare the goals you set with how the year actually went. XD
    I admit I forgot mine almost right after making them last year, so it was mostly pure luck that I got a few of them haha.
    This time I hope I’ll actually be able to remember the ones for 2016. ^^”

    I love how you painted Faolan! He looks amazing! Such a gentle faceup, but still with a lot of character *___*
    The wig and eyecolor works really well for him I think ^^

    Looking forward to reading your 2016 goals 😀

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thanks!!! I’m in love with that face up and I’m super sad that after I cleaned it up and re did it, I screwed up so He’s blank for the third time now 🙁
      Let’s hope the new year brings him a new face XD

  6. NyteRaine

    Looks like you had a successful year in my book. As for me… Well, let’s just say that things doesn’t go as planned… Aww, Leo is so cute! What sculpt is he?

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Yeah I agree plans are always changing haha, but it’s good to set some goals, even if we change them later on 🙂

      He is a Peak’s Woods FoF Leo, I love his nose and little fangs :D!!!

  7. Crystal

    It might not feel like many accomplishments, but at least you got the ball rolling. Quality over quantity is always a good thing in my book! I have really enjoyed your blog, and your dolls! 🙂

    I hope you had a wonderful holiday! *hugs*

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Aww thank you, that makes me feel slightly better XD I’ll try to do better next year :D!!!

      I had a very nice holiday, I hope to spend the beginning of the year doing face ups hehe

  8. xaya

    Oh wow, does everyone else have these lists but not me! :O It was great to read what you did last year. 🙂 I wish you a wonderful New Year 2016!


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