Saturday, January 2, 2016

Goals for 2016

Hello! Hope you all had a wonderful start of the New Year!! This post is to keep up with the tradition of sharing my BJD-goals for the year, so hopefully  by December I will be able to check what I achieved and what I did not achieve.

This time I'm daring to add a small wishlist in my goals, so without further ado, here they are!


Goals will be under the cut! :D


Goal List

  1. Regarding photography, I want to keep practicing and improving, and to dare to do different things. I also want to get a remote control for my camera, to avoid shaking the camera when I press the button.
  2. I want to make a steampunk Victorian bustle gown for Coco. I even have the fabrics and a inspiration board on Pinterest. I'm hoping to do a Project Journal on DoA, and when finish, do a video with all the WIP photos and the results. Will see if I dare to do add voice to the video.
  3. Considering Calina, there are two dresses I want to make for her: a steampunk dress, and my mom told me about a wa-loli outfit... but that one will come later as I've sewn too many yukatas/kimonos lately.
  4. Wishlist time! I'm daring to add this because due to some politic changes, some of our restrictions have been lifted up, yay!. This is a list of items I want, and I hope to get at least some of them:
    • I want a pair of tiny stands for Cookie and Merry, so I can leave them standing by me without worries. From this Etsy store.
    • I want urethane eyes for Cookie and Merry. Originally I wanted Oscars, but those are too hard to get lately (never mind too expensive). I'm considering SproutyBJD, CandyWorld or AllThatGlitters eyes.
    • This is my priority on the wishilist: I want an Iplehouse CDS JID Violet (plus fantasy head) in light brown skin; she will be named Venezia yay for me setting on a name. I have a lot of her character written, and I can't wait to have her! She will also require an acoustic guitar and horns for the fantasy head.
    • If I get the doll, I will try to get Coco's and Venezia's urethane eyes. The one I want the most are DollBakery, but I'm also considering GaroDoll.
    • The last one would be getting more LullabyPoem wigs.
  5. Regarding our Etsy, our goals for this year are: to sale at least 15 commissions and 3 in-stock items. Hope this year we can achieve it.
  6. Now, considering my sewing commissions, I would like to do at least 2 commissions, and sell the LY/Pukifee Yukata I made.
  7. Since my beautiful cinnamon roll hubby bought me a Mass Effect hoodie for Xmas, I want to make Coco a Shepard outfit at take a pic of us together!
  8. I want to sew bigger dresses, to dare on things I didn't dare before, and keep learning and improving! So far the only projects I have in mind are the two steampunk dresses, the wa-loli outfit, and a regency dress for Coco (still searching for a particular very expensive fabric for this one) but I'm sure inspiration will flow. My to-sew list is almost endless sometimes.
  9. On 2015 I got a lot of fun participating on DoA's Triathlon, so I hope to be able to participate this year too. Even one of the challenges, but I want to do it! Unless the challenges are even weirder than 2015's, or I'm killed with work.

Well, this is my list! As you see, the dang diorama for the tinies is not there because I truly don't think I will do it, so why adding it, anyways? Before leaving, are you doing a goal list? I know some of you already posted them, but in any case, do share them!! I would love to read it! :D

25 comments :

  1. Great goals!! I really hope you achieve them all, I'm specially looking forward to see what you do with the Iple girl :D She is stunning!

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    1. Thank you so much!
      I know! I have so many ideas for the Iple Violet already, I can't wait! But I'm still on saving phase, so oh well. I do hope to be able to reach any Summer event they may do.

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  2. That's great news about the restrictions for buying stuff from overseas! I can't imagine how troublesome it must be for you~

    As for photography, I suggest getting a tripod instead, it's really very useful, also in lower lighting settings! :D
    Good luck achieving all of your goals this year ~ :D :D

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    1. Thank you!! It was troublesome, I had to use my hubby's and my mom's package allowance, plus tons of paperwork, but those things are slowly being lifted :D

      Regarding photography, I do have a tripod already. It was a resolution for 2015 and I did got it! :D But I still shake the camera when pressing the button with some shutter speeds, so that is why I want it :D

      But I agree with you, the tripod was life-changing when I got it!

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  3. Great goals, I wish you good luck on achieving them this year! Good to hear that the restrictions for buying stuff overseas are not so bad anymore, hope you can get the eyes and other stuff you want ^^ I'm also really curious to see the steampunk outfits you're going to make~

    I still need to finish writing my goal post...

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    1. Thank you so much!! Yeah, the restriction were pointless, to be honest. I do hope to get the doll, I have so many plans!!

      For the outfits, I will do a post in the blog, but also do a Project Journal on DoA and share the link :D

      Hope to read your goals post, then! :D

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    2. Hey! I tagged you/gave you a Liebster Award :3

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  4. Happy New Year! :D
    First of all, I'm so happy you got your restriction limit changed. ;_; It was such a cruel limit.
    I think you have so pretty amazing goals. Lots of creative stuff :3
    I also hope you can get Venezia <3 From what I've come to understand about her, she'll be so awesome!
    Good luck on getting all the stuff for your darlings. :D

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I do hope to get Venezia too, but maybe I will have to get the fantasy head second hand. Will see.
      And Happy New Year for you too, dear, wish you the best for this year! :D

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  5. Nice goals! :D
    Will look forward to follow your year and process. ^^/

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope I do well with this goals :3

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  6. Muy buenas metas!! Espero de corazón que las logres a todas. Me encanta el nombre Venezia para tu nueva niña, que también espero que consigas pronto. Mucho éxito en este 2016.

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    1. ¡Gracias! Venezia me encantó, es en Italiano :D
      ¡Mucha suerte para tí también!

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  7. You've got a great list of goals there! Hooray for relaxed import regulations. Violet is beautiful. :) I hope you can achieve them all - especially the steampunk outfits, I bet they'll be amazing!! You create such beautiful things, looking forward to what you make in 2016. <3

    My list is here if you want to read it: http://blog.inessencecreations.com/2015/12/2015-in-review-and-plans-for-2016.html

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    1. Thank you so much!! You are too kind *blushes* thank you :3

      I'm rushing to read your goals right now! I didn't knew you had a blog, do you want to swap buttons with me? :D

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  8. That's a whole lotta stuff to do Musume - I wish u luck with your goals for 2016 !
    I luv your interviews so perhaps u may do more of those too ?
    As for me if I just get a little time to play with my dolls I will be happy ^_^

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    1. Thank you! I do hope you can get more time to play with your dolls :3

      Of course I will do the interviews! I love doing them! I never do on January, though, so the next one is in February! (actually, I contacted said artist on December, because they needed more time than usual to answer, so they are working on the answers).

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  9. Ah Musume, you have some very fine goals there and I wish you luck achieving them all. I look forward to seeing them appear on your blog as you progress through the year.
    Big hugs,
    X

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    1. Thank you so much!! I do hope so as well :3
      Best of luck for you too! :D

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  10. Great news about the restrictions! :D Hope you will be able to buy some lovely new things for your girls!!

    Your goals sounds great! I'm looking forward to see all your new sewing projects for Coco. ^^

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    1. Indeed, and thank you!!
      I already started one of the Project Journals on DoA, in case you want to check it :D

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  11. I'm looking forward to see the steampunk outfit you're going to create for Coco! ^^ It will be fabulous, I already went to see the bloomers and socks you made. :D It will be exiting to see what you will create! Good luck with your other Goals too. :) I would also want more doll stands, it would be so great to have them all in stands so I wouldn't have to worry about falling.

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    1. Thank you!!! I do hope the best for the steampunk outfit too! I'm having so much fun making it!
      And I agree with the doll stands, it is great to have them secure without having to worry if they will fall!
      Wish you the best luck with your goals too!!

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  12. Good luck, very nice goals! I hope you can complete them all! I'm looking forward to following your progress! :D

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    1. Thank you!! So far, I started with two of them, so I'm happy! :D

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