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Look what I got! 19 May 2013 15:58 #1

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Round two of our popular photo show-off thread!

Yesterday I got a Filly catalogue special with 3 special baby Fillies, a supercute book about Fimo jewelery (heavily inspired by Japanese arts), a not-so-cute book about Fimo charms (if you show items made of marbled Fimo don't be an ass and explain how to make marbled Fimo! Cute ideas, lousy explanations. Good thing I have books that fill me in on the missing stuff.), wool with sequins woven in, a new Filly Witchy (yay, not a duplicate!) and a special edition Filly.

The catalogue was a disappointment. First of, the pretty sparkle cover ripped when I took off the baby Fillies, and then it neither contains photos nor complete lists. There are only 5 or 6 special Fillies mentioned, for instance, and I got none of them but easily got more specials than that in 2012! Oh well, the baby Fillies are nice...
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Look what I got! 20 May 2013 08:46 #2

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And i got my monthly guitar-magazine, which included an awesome article about Eric Clapton. But no gimmics other than the usual CD. B)
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Look what I got! 23 Jun 2013 16:21 #3

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One week early but my July order arrived yesterday.
I got one mini doll, Dal Kyubey from Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
And one Pullip, the witch Wilhelmina.

As happens way too often since Groove took over the production of Pullip & co, both dolls require repairs before they can be taken to a photo shoot. The velcro of Kyubey's cat hat broke right away and I have to fix the embroidery and a stain in the backside of one ear. Her wig is awful as well so there goes my plan to let her double as a garden fairy in another costume.
On Wilhelmina everything that could be sewn on aslant has been sewn on aslant, from the bowtie on her dress to the buttons on her corset.

I'm getting tired of Pullips this way and limited down my wishlist to a select few. Most likely I'll start saving for higher quality, more expensive dolls once that list is empty, and just try to sew my own high-quality clothes for the dolls I already have. My doll family is already gigantic, after all.
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Look what I got! 28 Jun 2013 21:49 #4

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The only exciting thing I've received recently was a dress for a costume.
Yup. A dress. it's what people refer to as 'a little black dress', although to me it's a bit more like office wear. *shrugs* Whatever. Might be a photo of it in another thread sometime in the next couple of weeks. =D
I remember liking birthdays, Getting older is exciting when you're just a kid. But now they're just reminders, Of all the things I haven't yet achieved. << Bangarang - Dave Giles
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Look what I got! 29 Jun 2013 19:12 #5

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Okay so I lied. =3
I got a Pinkie Pie TY the other day. =D Besides her though most things I've got have been materiel for making things.

Also. Picture of me wearing a dress. XD I'm being brave posting it here!
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Look what I got! 20 Aug 2013 08:35 #6

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The Pinkie Pie plushie is so cute! (and the dress is swell too!) I always fight with me when I see the cute Filly Witchy plushies but so far I've been strong!

I got lots of new dolls.

- a new series called "Novi Stars" (originating from the UK if I'm not mistaken). Una has glitter in her water-filled legs so she can be used as a snowglobe and it looks so cute. Her antennas are removable and she has real shiny eyes and real lashes. Her stand looks like a planet and glows in the dark. I wanted to buy two more of these dolls today but hurt my leg so I can't walk. :( The others are a green one with glowing legs and a pink robot one that can talk. They are quite small and not expensive so I thought these 3 would make a nice addition to my collection. Variety is always nice and these are the first cute aliens I've ever seen. ^^

- several new Monster High dolls, including this "13 Wishes" version of Clawdeen with golden lipstick and Arabian Nights outfit.

- 2 Bratzillas when Toys'R Us kicked them out for 10 Euro a piece (prev. 22). I also got two small accessoire packs. The hats, handbags and capes in those aren't worth mentioning but I wanted them for the extra shoes. Sadly my fav acc pack and the only dress pack I like weren't available anymore. They have cheap nylon hair (as the Novis, sadly, same company) and are not as well made as I thought they'd be (I recommended them for girls that are too small for Monster High) but for that price they're still nice dolls, especially their acrylic eyes.

- Dal Edge (catalogue piccie) used from Spain (or Italy? I prolly forgot but it saved me 50 Euro!). Sadly her foot is broken and refuses to slip into the boot. So I must either get a matching used Dal body (hard), fix the foot (even harder) or find new boots that match her outfit well and give her an Obitsu body (hard to find boots, easy to get Obitsu body - but those have much thicker legs, to my dismay, so the original boots wouldn't fit).
Since one of the Taeyangs I wanted (because he had JUST THE FACE of Eloya) turned out to be sold out for good my Pullip family wishlist is now down to 5 dolls. Yay!

I also got lots of new fabrics like fake leather, fake snake leather, tons of fabrics with strawberries that were on sale, the first 5 seasons of the "Bones" tv series (with my hubbie!), some comics and tomorrow I'll get a French book about bead trees that I'll have to translate by typing it all into Google translate.

And the pharmacy gave me a pedometer for free when I asked to buy one. I guess we bought enough meds there lately, they almost know our names already... Now I can count my steps too. ^^
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Look what I got! 20 Aug 2013 09:34 #7

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SO MANY DOLLS!

I was in Southampton yesterday seeing my friend Paul (And giving him his birthday presents), and almost passed out when we walked into Fabric Land. And then Forbidden Planet. In total I spent just over £12 in both, to be honest, I could have spent more on fabrics, but settled on just half a metre each of two.

Also, look at that face. Is that not the face of a very happy 36 year old who's just been given two hand made character plushies, a dinosaur plushie (With lead) and a dinosaur colouring book and crayons (From Vicky)? I think it is. =)
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Look what I got! 31 Aug 2013 14:27 #8

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One day fabric stores will be the death of me! I swear, I have 6-7 moving boxes and more of fabrics for my dolls by now (okay, two of them are old clothes of ours, but still...)
The one with the owls is soooo cute - luckily the pattern's too big for my purposes, else I would have been jealous now. ^^

Alrightie, usually granny Eph doesn't post piccies of clothes but now that we have to change our lives so drastically old me is rapidly changing in style. In the last 25 days I lost 7 pounds already, and some new clothes were in order. Some are still a bit tight but they'll fit in a few pounds and they are a great incentive to spend more time with my exercise.
So today I'll show you what I got this month.

First of, my Hogwarts uniform. Authentic Gryffindor tie and cardigan, the blouse and skirt are from Kaufhof. If I loose more weight I'll also get the Gryffindor sweater and slipover later and I might exchange the skirt one day as it's quite old-fashioned - but the Hogwarts girls wore very conservative skirts, at least in the old movies. Plus, it wasn't expensive so I won't be so sad if it becomes too big over time.

Secondly, my brandnew medieval gown! Actually I'm 10 pounds too heavy for it - Patrick promised to get it for me once I reach my old weight. But it was the last one, I couldn't get it out of my head and it's only a bit small around the shoulders and chest. It is MUUUUUCH too long though, I hope I can get it shortened myself. They let me wear the highest platform high heels in the store (and it was a punk store!) and it was still a bit too long for tiny me. ^^
It's a lovely shade of green and made of velvet. The thing over the shoulder is actually the belt, of course.

Last but not least, new shoes! I wore 10E shoes for the last five years and they always hurt me. Blisters, swollen ankles, hurting knees... the full program. When they even got me a 2 inch blood-filled blister two days ago I decided they finally had to go. 250 Euro later and I got three pair of shoes... I never spent so much on shoes ever before but I hope it was worth it. The ones on the left are for everyday so the most important thing was that they're comfortable. And they are! Those in the middle are for autumn and early winter, since the winter boots from last year are in the trashbin already (the first pair broke after wearing them 12 times, the other pair cut so deeply into my heel that it bled for two weeks and left a scar! That's the main reason why I gave more expensive shoes a chance this time - my husband always did horribly with his cheap shoes too.). I love these shoes to bits! And on the right, those are Mary Janes, or am I mistaken? I always wanted such shoes and when I saw them on the way to the cash register with the medieval gown I just couldn't pass on.
Now they just have to prove that they can last for 2-4 years each.
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Look what I got! 02 Sep 2013 14:35 #9

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Have a photo of todays haul!
Really useful boxes 2 for 3 @£2.79 each
Scalpel blades £4
Owls (for mum) £2
Roses £1.50
Book £5
Scissors £1.50
Paper stack 99p
Wood £7.70(something)
The wood was half price as the shop's closing down. It's balsa for my Beatrix sword. Only think is, I just discovered I need a fourth length to make up the thickness of the blade... They only had the three. =(
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I remember liking birthdays, Getting older is exciting when you're just a kid. But now they're just reminders, Of all the things I haven't yet achieved. << Bangarang - Dave Giles
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Look what I got! 16 Sep 2013 14:43 #10

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£32.50's worth of stuff (Minus lunch and a bag of chocolate buttons, they're eaten already ;D)
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