2016 is here!

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First post of the year! I hope you had a very nice new year celebration and started this year with the right foot. I hope you have an amazing year, may it brings you much love and good things!

I want to start this year with my goals for 2016, I think it’s a great way to start on a positive note, and I need a lot of positive vibes at the moment in the hobby.

I’ll be keeping this year goals simple, just like I did last year. Some are goals I didn’t fulfill last year and some are brand new. So here they are:

1. Upload more photos of my dolls: at least one each month. This time I have to make it, I’m done watching people post their collages and I can’t lol.

You know when you first get a doll it smells like resin right? But the smell fades after a while. The other day I opened my Supia Rosy box because I needed to take the head out and how old is she? 2 years? AND SHE STILL SMELLS LIKE RESIN. Like super strong. Why is that? It’s because I barely take her out of the box! How sad is that? She needs more photos ASAP. She is the one I play the least, and it’s partially because I was still trying to figure her out, but I think I have now. Or so I hope. I’m re doing her face up so hopefully it will turn out great.

So yeah more photos of everyone. This year I also plan to take a profile picture of each doll for my page so that should raise the photo count up soon. I also set up an alarm for the 15th of each month in my phone to remind me to take photos, so I can’t have excuses at the end of the year if I fail.

2. Finish Hana and Faolan’s looks: I tried to do their face ups the day after christmas. But after a day of cleaning them and 2 days painting, I screwed up Faolan’s lower lashes and realized that Hana’s eyebrows were uneven enough to bother me so I wiped them both clean once more. So today I started again and let’s see how that goes. I can’t have them blank another year. After that I might need some new clothes for Hana and make or comission someone for Faolan’s clothes.

And if I happen to get a new doll, I really want to set up a goal of not leaving that doll blank for months like it always happens.

3. Make a profile page for all my dolls: the writing part is done for most dolls, all I’m missing is Ailene. All that I need now is a profile photo for each. I want to use a different color as background for each doll so i need to buy some paper, but I already chose which color I will be using for everybody. I just need to do it.

4. Get a doll: though I got 2 arrivals in 2015, none were dolls bought that year, so I’ve spent an entire year without buying dolls. 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!

5. Post more in this blog: there are times where I’m super active and it’s great, but then therr are times where I don’t write anything in an entire month and it sucks. Hopefully this year I will be more consistent.

And I think I’ll leave the list up to that.

Thanks for being with me for an entire year reading my rambles. It has been a treat to be able to talk to all of you. Happy new year!!

24 thoughts on “2016 is here!

  1. Alasse Carnesir

    *Glad I copied my reply as it got lost again*

    Happy New Year! I hope you had a great start to the year! Can you believe how fast 2015 came and went? I think my head is still back in February 2015.

    I keep debating if I want to do a goal list this year and make myself accountable at the end of the year for it. I really love and get inspired by seeing everyone’s plans for the coming year. Makes me want to try harder to stick to my own plans for the year!

    I am excited for the profile photos for your dolls. I love reading profile pages for dolls. I always have to refer to my own because believe it or not, I sometimes forget the names of my dolls particularly if it’s a doll I don’t often photograph! How bad is that!

    I would definitely love to see more doll photos from you. I have to remember to check flickr more as I think you upload photos mostly to that? I also love reading your blog and what you’re up to so I hope you are able to use it more this year. Even if you don’t post as much, I always get excited when I see that you’ve updated and come read.

    Looking forward to seeing the finished faces for Hana and Faolan.

    That doll wishlist you have sounds very intriguing. I have fingers crossed you will be able to get most of those or at the very least one or two!

    Here’s to 2016 and what lies ahead!

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      I’m sorry you keep having trouble commenting. It doesn’t get lost though, somehow the plug in for comments considers your first attept as spam, who knows why, and I don’t know how to fix it.

      Thanks I had a great celebration in my aunt’s house, that was new, I usually spend it with my mom and brother and sister only, but this time was much better.
      You don’t have to set goals for yourself if you don’t want to. I like to do it because january always makes me feel like I can accomplish anything, though after a while the sentiment wears off hahaha.

      Most of the photos I take for flickr and deviantart end up here in my blog in one way or another, since I don’t have a huge selection of pictures to choose from when I am posting here. Thank you for your kind words, I’ll try to be more active both writing and taking photos!

      As for Hana and Faolan they both have the basic blushing at the moment, I hope I don’t screw up tomorrow when I do the eyebrows and lashes. But it’s looking good so far 🙂

      Ohhh yeah intriguing, I didn’t gave any sculpt name besides Bygg/Beyla since that one isn’t a mistery to anyone XD but I have some sculpts in mind 😀 And others I just wish some sculptor suprises me with a cool release that gets me tempted enough to buy their work.

      As you said, I can;t believe another year has passed. It’s kind painful in a way, but it’s also a great thing right? Happy new year!

      1. Alasse Carnesir

        That does sound a bit strange! It’s fine. I apologise in advance though if you end up getting my comments twice!

        I meant to ask, which dragon were you considering? I’ve been eyeballing the ones at Aileen doll mostly for the cool colours they release those in. Although, if Iplehouse ever release a cat that is similar to the dog they have up at the moment, I might just be too tempted!

        I am intrigued though when you mention fantasy colours. My imagination goes wild with what kind of character you would create and what fantasy colour you were considering.

        1. Fantasywoods Post author

          Don’t worry you can comment all you want or spam me all day haha XD

          The ones I like the most are Aileen doll ones too. I have my eyes on Ashes 🙂

          Oh I’m thinking in baby blue or lilac or mint, I don’t know, anything can happen hehe 😀

  2. Xanadu

    Alejandra it’s been really great sharing dolly talk and photos this year. I hope you can post more photos and finish your face ups. At least you have started, I haven’t touched mine even though I have intended too.

    I must say I admire you for going through a whole year without buying any dolls, how do you do with so many lovelies out there tempting us at every turn of a web page?? I am hopeless and resisting, but I know this year I really MUST, there really isn’t any room for any more. (But mind you if I can make room I will.)

    You already know I love fantasy colours and dragons so I’ll be keeping a close eye to see what you eventually add to your collection. In the mean time you can always get a temporary fix from looking at mine. LOL!

    Thanks for the company this year, I have enjoyed yours so much. Good luck with your goals.

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Since I was so focused in paying my university debt the first half of last year I think it was easy to resist temptation, after that I was too broke to justify spending on dolls haha.

      Looking at your dolls is always nice and it does help when I feel like needing new dolls, don’t worry that I’ll keep going to you 😀

      Thank you so much for an amazing blogging year and for being always so nice to me

  3. Musume

    Happy new year, friend!!! Hope you have an amazing year, with lots of joy, love and that you achieve all of your goals (doll related and not!).

    Regarding this goals, I do hope you can do them all! I can set myself on annoying you on Twitter about the faceups if you want xD Also, I do wish you can get the dolls you listed, I will be sending you all my good vibes!

    All the best, and for tons of more blog posts, and dolly joy!


    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thank you :D!Right back at you *u* but I think I already wished you all the best like three times XD I can’t help it haha you deserve it!

      I think I’m immune to annoying tweets because you tried last year and Leo was still blank, I might be even lazier than I thought, but we can always give it another try XD

  4. Safir

    Loved reading about your goals~ I’d love to see photos from you more often so it’d be awesome if you manage to post once a month ^^ There are many BJD challenges etc. on Deviantart that might give you ideas for photos. I hope you can achieve all of your goals <3

  5. NyteRaine

    Those are nice goals! I hope you have a successful year completing your goals. Wow, you didn’t buy any doll in 2015! That’s quite impressive, I need to learn from you! Aww, I want Bygg/Beyla too! I really want Soom to release the romantic version of them without any fantasy parts in bronze or tan. And Happy belated New Year to you!

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thank youuuu! Not buying dolls sucks XD so don’t learn too much from me 😀 I hope they release Bygg/Beyla with fantasy parts lol! even if they are not the originals. I’d love violet skin but i know that’s probably too much to ask of them XD

  6. Nikki

    Happy New Year! I hope you had a great time 😀

    Yes, more pictures! I would love to see more pictures from you and your crew <3
    Good luck on the face-ups. I've just gotten back into doing face-ups and it's so hard. Haha. I hope you'll have an easier time.
    A profile page would be awesome!
    And yay, a new dollie! I can't wait to see, which one you decide on!
    And yes, post a lot more on this blog! Haha. I also enjoy reading :3

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thanks! Now I’m in the process of making the final sealing on both heads but I’m not too happy with the face ups, Faolan’s previous face up had better lower lashes but oh well, I can’t keep redoing them all year, I don’t have that much time nor enough W&N to keep cleaning them lol for now it will have to do 🙂
      Can’t wait to see your face ups!

      I’ll try to post more often~

  7. Kirstine

    Happy New Year!

    Lovely list you’ve made! Especially that you get to wish to purchase a new doll XD’ That is awesome! I wish I could control myself some more XD

    I so understand the thing about taking more photos! That will also be one of my goals. The idea with the phone calender is brilliant! How clever! Can’t wait to see more photos from you dear <3

    I'm looking forward to be following you for another year ;D

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thank you!!

      Hahaha maybe I have TOO MUCH control XD I want dolliessss~ xD
      You have to take more photos of course, I want to see all your dolls and face ups 😀

      I might be clever, but I’m lazy XD

  8. Maria

    Happy New Year! It has been really great reading your blog this past year, even though both of us had a few absent periods from blogging.. xD Hope both of us can keep it up in 2016!!

    I’m also with you on the photography part! 2015 wasn’t a good year for me, I think there’s less than 30 photos on my Flickr from last year. ^^”

    Best of luck with your goals!! 😀

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      less than 30? I have less than 15 XD! But I’ll do botter, I can do better 😀 And you can too~besides your photos are always amazing *u* I miss your blog a lot with you are in one of those absent periods hehe, hope we can keep up with the rest 😀

  9. Fyrd

    Happy New Year! ^-^ Your goals seem fun yet reasonable so I’m cheering for you to make them happen. Especially the ‘new photos’ part 😀 Yey, yey, you can do it! *cheerleader dancing with pompoms*

    And don’t put too much pressure on photos. Sometimes inspiration just flows into you (Safir’s suggestion on checking out the tag challenges is a good one) and sometimes you just have to work through it. Just remember that you can still post a blog entry even without a brand new photo, I sure would love to hear more from you!

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thank you!! Hahaha I need all the cheer up! I’ve been taking photos, but the weather has been crazy lately and I haven’t savaged much of it, but hey! I did upload something to Flickr and DA, so even if I wouldn’t take any more photos this month, I got january covered XD

      Thanks for your words of encouragement, it means a lot to me!

  10. Crystal

    Good luck with your goals! They sound like fun ones, so hopefully they can be completed! 🙂 I’m looking forward to more posts on your blog, and looking at the profiles you create! 😀 Hope your new year is a great one!!

  11. Irene

    Great goals! I hope you can achieve them all, especially posting more photos since your pics are always lovely~ and Supia Rosy is a gorgeous sculpt~ take her out more! x33

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Aw thank you so much!! I plan to take more photos of my supia rosy this year, I agree that is a lovely sculpt! I’m not too happy with her new face up but it’s still way better thasn the previous one haha. I need to think something pretty for a photoshoot 😀


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