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Minimizing the wishlist

I only ever want three, I said once. We all know how that ended. I want no dolls with eye sizes below 11mm, I said. This might be one of those things that turn out to be untenable.

I have no space for more large dolls. And that’s why I decided to go FID and minimize the wish list. Minimize as in smaller dolls, not in a smaller wish list. I am not sure if the size is for me, but I won’t know if I never try, right? Most of the female FIDs on offer are sculpts I either own in their original size or sculpts I am not particularly fond of. There are two I was interested in, Miho and Raffine. Raffine caught my eye when she was released as limited EID, but I chose others over her.

I would love to have a FID Doria, Rebecca and Harace… Those were on my wish list for quite some time, and now Rebecca is discontinued.

Miho was already on my wish list, but I saw some owner pictures of her that looked like the spitting image of a former class mate, and I couldn’t “unsee” that girl. So I decided to pick Raffine. A friend will bring a bag of shoes from the US when she comes visiting next week, and I am already looking forward to test them all for TrickyFeet (my shoe-project). Raffine will be what her size suggests: a fashion doll. Seriously, I think this hobby turns me into someone I don’t know. But as long as pink does not become the dominating color in my home all is well. But I have to admit that I am already thinking about another FID, just because I don’t like the thought of her being all alone in her size range. She will not fit into my doll group. But there is currently no girl that’s tempting me, so I will have to wait.

I have no idea how fast Iple will be this time, but I don’t mind waiting. I have another mini incoming, and she will ship tomorrow. I am really excited about her, but I will tell more about this special new member of my crew when she arrives – and I am a bit anxious too, I never had a doll shipped from Russia. She is a mature art doll from Ancient Tales, just 33,5cm. I already bought a magnifying glass the size of a plate. Painting such a tiny face will be a challenge.

Ahh, gleeful anticipation. 🙂


4 thoughts on “Minimizing the wishlist”

  1. I had to laugh out loud. Been there. Done that. You don't decide which dolls you will order. The dolls tell you which ones. I would never buy one of those, I said of Doll Chateau. Too tiny, too skinny. And then little Ada demanded to come home with me. And yes, I had to paint her. Hopefully your dinner-plate sized magnifier will allow you to paint a beautiful face-up on your little Russian girl. I can't wait to see her.

  2. Oh my. Been there, done that. Except that I still don't dwell on SD or Fashion dolls, but I guess our pathetic custom fee does help on 'controlling' purchases, though. I can't wait to see your new girl, and I admire how you can dare to paint such small faces!!

  3. That is so true. Maybe I should buy earplugs, so I can't hear the "pick meee". I hope I can wait with painting her, I want something fun for next year.

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