Sunday 10 January 2021

BJD Goals for 2021

Hello everybody! We are welcoming a new year, and thus, it is time for the goals of the year. I like doing this to have some sort of sense of direction to where my hobby is going during a given day. I know 2020 was crazy, and the new normal is probably going to be weird... but I'll try to put up so goals and stick to it!

Before we start, have a Cookie. She is looking adorable in this new dress!

So, my goals for this year are the following:

1. Sewing, a lot.
You know that sewing has always been a passion for me. Nonetheless, at some point, I stopped enjoying it. Mostly, because the fabrics I could get were not really adequate for dolls. Moving overseas did change that, and now I have access to them! I still wish I had purchased more notions (buttons and the like). But for now, I'm very settled. And I want to sew a lot.

2. Replace Cookie and Merry's wardrobe
Well, I have limited space. And these two do have a lot of clothes that I am not happy with anymore. So while I sew new stuff for them, I will throw others. I often retrieve things like laces, buttons, snaps, velcro (if good and reusable), and then discard the outfit.
Now that I think about it, I may do the same with Venezia's clothes. She really needs a revamp!

3. Update Etsy with Patterns
The problem is... I don't have one anymore. So I ended up 2020 with a bunch of sheets with all the patterns drawn, folders with all the tutorials already ready... and no way of scanning those dang patterns. I have at least 5 or 6 to upload. I must do something about it.

4. Restart the Photography Videos
The problem is that I felt it was useless. I got barely any traction about them, and when I pointed people towards them, they just brushed it off. That's why I ended up doing the photo challenge and explaining settings/trickls there, just to do a simplified version.
Will see what happens in this year. Maybe I'll do it.

5. Connect More
I work a lot, and then that worns me out. The problem is, I comment less and less in blogs, and also in social networks. I want to get over that, and start comming and reading out again. I miss the community!

6. Reviews and Comparisons
In 2020 I purchased some things I haven't reviewed still -like shoes for Venezia. I miss those posts and I think they are useful. I am hoping to buy some more stuff (sewing notions, maybe some props?) so probably I will put those here.

7. Sell Customized Plapicos
This is a very long shot, and I don't believe I will make it. I really enjoyed painting the dragons in 2020. And I want to keep doing it, but gathering some profit so I can purchase other stuff -like a full frame camera. I don't know. Will see what happens.

And I think this is all for today!! Thanks for reading. Are you going to set up goals for this year? I'd love to read them!


  1. Great goals for this year and in a way some are cohesive with the sewing, patterns and replacing wardrobes. Look forward to following your goals! Wish you good luck!
    And Cookie looks adorable in her new outfit!

    1. Thank you so much! I honestly hope I can achieve them!
      Happy you like her outfit :D

  2. Great goals once again, I'm looking forward to seeing more of your sewing. Are you still going with handstiching or do you have a sewing machine? I do the same as you, when I decide to throw away some old clothes I'll remove the snaps and things that are recyclable. Sometimes I recycle the fabrics too if I can for smaller dolls. I hope you'll achieve your goals this year. <3

    Cookie is adorable, I love this cute style.

    1. Thank you so much! Yes, I'm still going with handstitching... mostly because I am scared shitless of sewing machines, they swallow the fabric and I can't keep up D:
      Happy you like her, and I also hope you'll achieve your goals!

  3. This is one of the I sew for dolls fabrics, right? It suits Cookie very well. As for your goals... I should probably just sign them, except for the videos these are things I should do too. But even if you comment less, people don't forget you! You just can do what you can do, and if you are still allowed to work be glad and don't feel bad about commenting less.

    1. No, this is from Kukyolnimir, a russian store of fabrics for dolls! Totally recommended, I purchased twice from her and her fabrics are top-notch. She has a lot of variety as well!
      Ohh, happy for you to adopt my goals as well! I know about commenting, but sometimes I just feel bad D: