Saturday, 2 March 2019

Dolls review: Barbie Fashionistas XOXO and Urban Camo

Hi again, doll lovers!

As I predicted, I haven’t had time to write as many post as I had planned, and, all of the sudden, I’m back in college. I wanted to make an extra effort to write some posts and schedule them, but I haven’t had the time, so brace yourselves and expect a few months blog silence in here. 

Yes, I said I wouldn’t be focusing on doll reviews that much. In fact, I’m only planning to review those dolls I really do like or those that people may find helpful, like curvy and tall Made to move dolls. In this particular case, I’m doing a double review because, even though I really like these dolls’ faces, they aren’t very detailed, so it’s not worth to do individual reviews. So let’s start!

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Quick and easy background ideas for doll photography

Hello doll lovers!

I swear that I planned to post this earlier, but as usual, life happened and before I knew it, it’s February. While I was focusing on my finals I only did the most basic of the house chores, so now that I’m free for a while I have some stuff to fix. Not that Mr. Monster did nothing at all, but he’s working full time, so he doesn’t have much more time than I do. I’m also trying to do all those things I always want to do, but I never have time to do, such as re-arranging my shoes or cleaning the oven. And, to make things even worse, my usual photo editor stopped working, so I had to find a new one. But finally, I’m here sitting in front of my computer, writing this.

When I thought about new post ideas that may be a little bit different and helpful for people, I thought on doing some sort of “behind the scenes” doll photography post. However, I’m not the most skilled photograph out there, and also there’s not much content or innovation in the way I take photos. Then, this idea of making a background ideas post clicked in my head and I thought this would be much more fun. I hope I can give you some ideas, aswell as I’m hoping to receive new ideas from you.

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Unboxing Phyllis' giveaway goodies (finally)

Hello everyone! How are you doing? Hope you had a great start of the year!

Last Saturday I had my last exams from college and I have a little bit less than a month off before the next semester starts. I hope that I will have time to post a little bit more on the blog, however, I’m sure I won’t have time to post as much as I want. Also, I don’t want to publish a lot of content in a month and then leave the blog inactive for 5 months, so I might leave some posts scheduled, so the blog stays updated while I’m busy with college. I do have some ideas in mind. Some are reviews, some are tutorials, but we’ll see what I have time to do. 

Today’s post isn’t a review or a tutorial. I don’t know if you remember, but I won second place on last year’s giveaway from Phyllis. I still haven’t had time to unbox the items that she sent me, because, well, I’m a hopeless mess, so I thought to do so in a blog post. Again, thank you Phyllis for all the goodies you sent me. It was really sweet of you to do a giveaway.

Friday, 28 December 2018

2019 Wishes

Hi everyone! 
I just wanted to drop by and write my last post of 2018. This year I’ve been a terrible blogger, as I’ve barely written anything. I haven’t felt like writing, but now I can’t wait to be back. I’d love to be able to write at least one post per month in 2019, but as usual, I’ll get busy with college and probably I won’t be able to do so. I’m thinking of writing some posts during my college holidays and leave them scheduled during the school year. 

Also, I’m not as excited about new doll releases as I used to be, so I thought that next year I will focus more on my current doll collection and start crafting some things for my dolls. I’d love to do a small diorama for doll photography. I’d also love to start sewing; my dolls really need new outfits!

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Happy Holidays!

Hi everyone! Hoper you're all doing well.

Yes, I know, I dissappeared again from my blog. I did want to post, I promise, but I got busy with stuff, Mr. Monster and I went away on holidays and when we came back University started and I couldn't find time for it. I hadn't been only focused on my studies in about 10 years, and at first it was quite hard to handle. Finals are in about a month and I'm focusing on them, but I just wanted to drop by and wish everyone happy holidays and Merry Christmas.

Monday, 13 August 2018

8 things I'd love to see from Mattel in 2019

Hi again!

I know I should be editing my “How to make a doll TV” video, but instead of that, I feel more like writing. To be honest, this post isn’t what I had in mind when I said I’d like to write some opinion post, but thanks to Barb The Evil Genious’ latest post, I came up with this idea.

I know it’s too early to start making Christmas wishes, but anyway, here’s a list of the things I’d love to see from Mattel in 2019. Spoiler alert, several of them have to do with articulation.

Sunday, 5 August 2018

How to make a doll TV that "works"

Hi again! It's just taken me over a month to write a new post. I've been keeping myself busy: I'm doing an online marketing course, Mr. Monster and I are trying to do some sport, so I can't quite find time in my spare time for blogging. Also, my laptop crashed again and I have to borrow Mr. Monster's.

The other reason why it took me so long is that I wanted to bring you something more creative than another doll review. So, if I can't find the time to sit down and write, I even have less time to craft.

How to make a doll tv that works for Barbie and Monster High

So, as you may have guessed by the title, today I'm going to show you how to do a doll TV in which you can change what's on the screen. I actually came up with this idea a couple of years ago and I was inspired by I toy that I had as a child. However, I never found the time or the patience to work on it until now. So, if you are curious to see how I did it, just keep reading.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Sorry, I dissappeared

Hi everyone! 
It's been almost a year since I last posted. I know I pretty much dissapeared without saying anything and I feel a little bit bad about it. Truth is that, when I wrote my last post, I thought that I'll write again, but I didn't feel in the mood for it and also life stuff got in the middle. I was kind of frustrated with the blog and also I was starting to feel like this was my job and that I HAD TO post every week. I wasn't having fun with it anymore, so I dediced to stop. I thought on writting a "see you later" post, but I kind of let time pass by and didn't do so.

In all honesty, the thing I feel a little bit more sorry about is not saying thank you to Phyllis from A day in the life of my dolls for the great stuff she sent me. I don't know if you remember it, but a while ago she had a giveaway and I won second place in the International giveaway. I did say thank you personally to Phyllis when I sent her my delivery adress, but I also wanted to share it with you. Here's all the stuff she sent me:

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