Year Balance

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xmas blogIs the time of the year to see if we were good and stick to our plans accomplishing what we wanted. I didn’t have that many goals and I wish I had done more but overall I’m really happy with what I did.

Since I didn’t publish my goals list anywhere last year, you will just have to trust me with this one.

Here are the things I wanted for this year:


Get better at face ups, and if possible, paint all my dolls

This one was my priority this year, and I’m so happy to say that all my dolls have face ups at the moment, and most of them are by me (Lucas has SOOM face up and Lady Alice will have the PW default face up as well). I have a lot to learn, but I practiced a lot this year and got better at it.

No buying more dolls. One YoSD sized is allowed

Well I kinda did this one. I got a FoF Lady Alice, which is YoSD sized, but I also got a second doll, also from Peak’s Woods. But I’ll check this one as victory since none have shipped anyways (lol?).

 Create a blog to share my experience in the hobby with other people

I thought this one wasn’t going to happen. You see, I’m GREAT giving excuses to not do something, like “I don’t have enough good photos to open a blog” or “my dolls are all blank, what am I going to write?”. But in the end I decided to go for it, even if I didn’t have much to say at that moment.

You can’t imagine how happy I am I decided to make the blog, it was the biggest motivation to do the face ups on my dolls and it’s the place where I got courage to decide and sell dolls that I didn’t feel were working. It’s also the place where I’ve meet other people in this hobby, amazing people. And of course, a place where I get to share more with those I already knew before.

Get clothes for my dolls and jointed hands for my boys

I got clothes for all my dolls this year and I was also lucky to join SOOM event to get some jointed hands. I already assemble and put Lucas’ hands on him and it’s really fun to play with them. They still need wiring and the color doesn’t match 100%, but I love them.

Improve my photography

I’m not sure if I improved or not but I can say I like more photos that I took this year, than any other year, though it’s still not much, as you can tell by checking my Deviantart or Flickr. I’d love to have posted more photos. It’s not that I didn’t take any, is just that most of the time I didn’t like them.

Make christmas photos to print as post cards and send to my friends

Yeah… this didn’t happen. I didn’t even take pictures of my dolls until today, though I put a christmas tree for them at the beginning of the month. But it’s okay, I’ll try to do this one next year.

And speaking of friends and christmas,

I wish you all the greatest christmas, full of love, joy and dolls.


14 thoughts on “Year Balance

  1. Safir

    I always enjoy reading this kind of posts 🙂 You had great goals and looks like you’ve reached almost all of them quite nicely~ It’s always the hardest trying to limit doll purchases to a certain number… I’m gonna set a goal for that for the next year XD Your post actually inspired me to write a post about what I wish from the next year!

  2. Musume

    So happy to see you accomplished so many things on your list! And happy that you decided to open the blog, since I love reading it!
    Also, merry christmas and a happy new year for you, my friend! Thank you for bearing with me all this time, your advices and talks 😀

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thank you!! Your blog was my main motivation for opening mine, since I love reading it too :)!!
      You are such a pleasure to talk to, thank YOU for standing my rants X)!

  3. Xanadu

    Alejandra I am pleased for you that you reach so many of your goals this year, but most of all I am happy you started your blog otherwise we may never have become blogging pals. 🙂 I so enjoy reading your blog and seeing your photos. The lack of confidence in our photography skills is something we share, but we are both improving and the more photos we take the better we shall both become.
    Sending you big hugs for Christmas!

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thank you! I’m so happy to know you like reading me and Im also really glad I stopped the excuses and opened my blog, since it let me meet you. You are always so sweet~
      I agree with the photos, as long as we keep taking them we can only get better.
      Have an amazing holiday~ hugs for you too!

  4. AlasseCarnesir

    Well, having seen your face up photos on here, I think you’re a very good face up artist. I love all the face ups you have done for your dolls.

    I love reading doll blogs so I am glad you did decide to start yours. It’s always such a pleasure getting to meet new people.

    I love your photography work. I didn’t realise you were trying to improve it because it looks great to me already!

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas too! Hope it is a day filled with happiness, warmth and love.

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thank you for the compliments!! I’m really happy how my face ups have evolved and I hope I get better too 😀
      I’ve always been a doll blog stalker, but once I opened mine I started to actually comment on other people’s blog, which has been really fun 🙂
      Thansk for the good wishes, I hope you have a great christmas too. Hugs!

  5. Lise

    Merry Christmas to you too 🙂

    I think you’ve done great with your goals. Surely better than I ever do. 😉
    I need to start use that excuse. “Oh, it doesn’t count, the doll haven’t shipped yet” Haha!
    I hope you’ll share more of your pictures. I found you on dA as you probably found out. So hopefully I can keep up with your photos. 😛

  6. Maria/Lily

    It’s such a lovely idea to make these year balance things! Even I am now contemplating doing these this year, and I absolutely hate making New Year’s resolutions, because I know I’ll never stick to them!

    Also, I’m pretty sure you improved your photography – we generally get better at what we do, even if we don’t think so ourselves. 😉

    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      You should definitelly make a new year resolutions post, I’ll try to do one as well, it would be nice to see it at the end of next year and see how it really went :)!
      Thanks, I’m glad you think I’ve improved, hopefully next year it will get better 😀

  7. Fyrd

    I love reading these types of posts as the year turns! And I’m very glad you started this blog, I’ve had so much fun reading your posts and looking at your photos 🙂 nd good job on getting most of your goals achieved! I usually end up botching so many of my own XD


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