October 12th, 2004


Cleaning Cleaning Cleaning

We have so much JUNK!

My project for this month (aside from sewing halloween costumes) is to get the house whipped into shape. (As stated in previous entries)
I'm getting things up off the floor, and throwing away junk that's just sort of sat around.
Since we're semi-toy collectors, we save the boxes for certain things. Like our Yoda furbie thing. It's the greatest thing ever. It's like a furbie.. but it's yoda. IT'S SO COOL!
Anyway... (We're guessing it's somewhat collectable, so we've got the box)
We also have the boxes for a lot of the statues we own. Habit, I suppose...
But we used to hang on to them all in the apartment.. so that when we moved, we'd have a way of getting them from point A to point B without breaking. I don't really want to move again. I really like this house. Is it the house we'll grow old in? I don't know. But I don't want to move. So I don't know if it's time to throw away some of those boxes or not. I'm one of those people who will hold on to things "Just in case" until they are so old and gross they are unusable. The boxes of crap I've been throwing away from the old house are rock solid proof of that.

But there are other things here.. When we "upgrade" our appliances and electronics, sometimes the old ones still work just fine, so we keep them in cabinets or somesuch. And there's nothing wrong with them.. so we don't want to throw them away.
Just an example:
~There's a monitor sitting underneath one of the pinball machines. I THINK it's broken, but I'm really not sure.
~old coffee maker we use to heat up water. Maybe I would be better off with a tea kettle?? XD Still, my mother in law likes to make coffee when she visits, so she uses it
~old cappuchino machine. I don't think I've ever seen it out of the box. Unfamiliar brand. We have a Krups esspresso machine now, though, so.. yeah...
~old shredder. We got a new awesome one that shreds credit cards, CDs, and small animals now. Don't need the old one anymore
~boxes for things that will probably never go in the box again. (PS2, rice cooker, etc)

Since I have problems throwing useful things away, I'm going to try giving some of it to my little brother XD (well, the more useful things like the shredder, at least)

Gah.. I'm finally getting tired. About freakin' time....

I can't wait for my dollfie to arrive. I'm getting a dollfie plus and some eyes (artistique) in the mail soon.. gotta make some clothes...
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She made it today!!

I'm a bit sad, because I don't have anything coming in the mail to look forward to anymore...
But my dollfie is here!
I took a cue from Zoi and "borrowed" some clothes from my Rayearth doll so she wouldn't be naked XD
Umi kept the panties, though.. phht. It wasn't that big of a deal, since I have Umi doll and two outfits. (The regular one she comes in, and the princess outfit- which is what I usually have her displayed in) Just no panties for poor Acantha.
I did her face-up as soon as she arrived. I was very nervous about it, because I didn't really have any paints made for this sort of thing, but I found out it worked out ok with my model paints.. and since they were water-soluble, I was able to get rid of most of my mistakes as they happened XD I'm mostly happy with the way it turned out. The lips ended up nicely, as did the streaked makeup on the lower lids. I was having a lot of trouble with the eyebrows.. but they're ok now. Also- the upper lids were giving me trouble. It's always so much easier when you're putting makeup on yourself :P

In a streak of incredible luck, the eyes also arrived today. I bought 5 sets so I could switch them out if I wanted, and I could give her one in one shade and one in another if I liked. I got mostly blues and purples, but some of them are streaked with hazel. The ones she is wearing now are very pretty. Akuma's asleep, so I couldn't get him to help me with the camera.. so unfortunately, I couldn't get the flash to turn off, and wasn't able to get very many good shots of her face& eyes >..<

I'm so happy to finally have a ball-jointed doll like this! I have always thought they were very pretty. If I could afford justify planting down the money on a super dollfie, I probably would. I imagine it's a lot easier to paint the face-ups on a larger doll. Still, I'm happy with everything, and it was all relatively cheap! (BTW- arn't those claw clips fantastic? I found them at HEB in a set of tons of mini-hair accessories for only 1.50 )
Oops.. oh yeah. Photos! XD

Meet Acantha!
When I was researching names,
I found this one
It's Greek for "Thorn"
And I thought it was very pretty