My departed Mother's birthday is in January.
There is always a lot of reflection about the previous year during the month.
I have been blessed with a great marriage and a good job. Last year I managed to acquire many of my "grail" dolls. I've tried to stick to rules, but I'm beginning to feel "suffocated" by them and the hobby. I know I have too many dolls. I know I need to thin my collection. I know I do NOT need to purchase more, but I just can't seem to resist them. Is this what addiction feels like?
With the number of great dolls I own, I've decided to be much more picky about what comes into this house. I re-joined the W Club this year. But I decided not to purchase either upgrade doll. (Photos are Integrity Promotional photos, they were sent to me in e-mails, and they can be found on the following website: http://woodsky.free.fr/LBX/listeFR.html )
Nor did I purchase the Ready to Dare Natalia.
Recently the W Club had a lottery for a new Ayumi mold FR2 doll. It was the IDEX event doll. I didn't enter the lottery. She just didn't interest me.
I succumbed and purchased two of the Monogram girls. I just couldn't resist them. One was called "Admiration".
The only other doll that even tempted me was Hansel. He looks like the white version of Prince circa Purple Rain.
In the end, I purchased him because some smarty pants commented that he would be a great Best Man for the Rock wedding. I already preordered that complete set. It was the last W Club Exclusive.
These dolls are by far the most original to come out of Integrity in a long time. LOVE THEM. And Hansel will make a great Best Man.
I did get a little play time in. I wound up with another Go West by accident. I decided to take her hair down and redo her. She is the first doll who could successfully wear the ensemble Life of the Party.
I was really surprised to find this doll so versatile. I love her with her hair down and pulled back.