What are some things you do while you wait for your doll or doll things to come in?
People who know me even a little bit, will also know that patience isn’t one of my virtues. But when it comes to dolls I’m trying my hardest to be very patient. Even when I collected Pullips, the wait was hard, and those are the closest to instant gratification you get in this hobby (they’ve already been made when you order them).
The uncertainty makes it harder for me though. I respond well to having a limit and knowing when my doll will ship. Lati Doll is especially bad at this – they give points for the dolls being shipped later than the 60 day mark, but I’d honestly rather have a realistic idea of the shipping date. Fairyland is better at sticking to the approximate number of days.
So what do I do while waiting? I like to window shop. A lot. I have long conversations with the character inside my head to figure out what she likes to wear. Then it frustrates me to no end when I can’t find anything suitable! I like to have at least one outfit and one wig ready for the doll when she arrives. I hate having a naked or hairless doll for weeks, because that’s often how long it takes for clothes and a wig to arrive. I can’t take any good pictures of a doll that lacks clothes or hair!
I don’t usually like using doll makers, but having been pointed to Dream Selfy several times, I tried it out. My reason for finally trying it out was my trouble figuring out Kiri’s personal style. And of course, I had great fun! I really like using doll makers in general and am a happy member of Subeta, but I find that it’s hard to replicate the look I get from the doll maker with actual clothes. But Kiri was resisting all and any attempts of getting to know her hair style, hair color and preferred style. Turns out I was too sure that she would dress far more mature than her sister, Rain. In reality she has a far more romantic style and would like to go barefoot and preferably wear something with flowers!
So, what do you like to do while waiting?