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What I got for Christmas

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Hello again! I wasn't expecting to write another post this soon, but I finished college a few days sooner than I anticipated, so here I am. As of today, I am officially done with college. I hope this time is for good, and there are no shenanigans going down like last year and I find myself having to go back to college again. Even though I feel a bit tired, I want to take advantage of the fact that I'm still in "work mode" to write a quick post featuring all the goodies I got for Christmas.  As I mentioned in my previous post, we don't get many gifts on Christmas day, just one or two small presents. We don't get to open the majority of our gifts until the Three Wise Men/Wise Kings Night, which is January 5th. I didn't ask for anything doll related this year, because nothing has really excited me and I already have the 3 BMR 1959 dolls that I was more interested in. But, apparently, the stars aligned and Mr. Monster found out that the Star Wars Princess Leia

Photo compilation: November-December 2020 (plus 2020 recap)

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Happy New Year! Hope you all had a nice and safe holidays and a good start to the year. I don't want to get excited too early, because 2020 started quite well and in March things started going downhill. So, yeah, I'll wait a few months to start thinking that this is going to be my year.  For my first post of 2021, I want to do a photo compilation and a 2020 recap, all in one. Hopefully, I'll manage to stick to a plan and this post won't be all over the place. Let's start. As you guys may already know, back in mid February I moved home. We had been wanting to move home for years, and it finally happened. The new house has some pros and some cons compared to the old house, one of the pros being much better natural light for doll photography and in general. Lately, I've been taking some doll pics in one of my balconies, using my own plants as props. It's an easy way to get an outdoorsy feel when you can't/don't want to go outside. These were taken at so

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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Just stopping by to wish everyone a happy Holiday season. I know that, with this pandemic that's going on, not everyone is feeling very festive this year or will be able to celebrate with their loved ones. That's totally understandable. Some other people are trying to see the positive in an overall negative situation. Like, for example, not seeing that annoying relative you can't stand or not going to a boring Christmas party with your workmates. I'm from the second group. As much as I love the whole aesthetic of the season and those cheesy holiday movies, some parts of it feel dreadful. Despite the situation in the real world, my dolls are celebrating a pandemic free holiday, because in my dolly world there's no room for that. Last year I took holiday themed photos for the first time, which you can see here . I didn't have many props to work with, so I did what I could. This year I feel like there has been an improvement, even though I still feel it could be be

Quick craft: doll size framed artwork

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Hi guys. How are you doing during this strange times? I'm still quite busy with college work, but these past few weeks I've managed to organize myself a little better and I've found some time to come here and update the blog. I've been using something called pomodoro technique, in which you focus on a task for 40 minutes and then you take 10 minutes off. It's been working so far and I feel I've been more productive in my study time. The extra spare time I get with this technique I've been using it for house chores or doll photography, but today it's time to focus on the blog. As some of you may know, this summer I've been working on some "room looking" backgrounds and furniture. I was quite happy with what I did, but the walls looked quite bare and empty. So, back in September I started working on a few framed artwork pieces to add more detail to the rooms. I made all of them and took the pics of the process back in September, but never got