Welcome back?

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Well now, it’s been just over 5 years since I put anything in this space. So much has changed but a lot has also stayed the same. After some pondering this morning, I decided I would start putting up some content again. So where are things now?

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A new outfit

This Christmas, my mom decided to work on some doll clothes for my girls. Her first attempt was inspired by a traditional China Dress and some fabric she found at the fabric store. The outfit was originally designed to fit an L bust DD2, however I found it also fits well on an M bust!

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The dress fits Sakura perfectly and gives her something new to wear aside from her default. Since she’s the only L bust in my collection, I don’t have much that was custom tailored for her… Sad smile

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Extending range of motion with Cool Cats Neck joint

A couple weeks ago, I decided to try out the neck replacement part from Cool Cat. Similar to the one sold by Dollfie World, this joint promises to be more durable than the Volks default and provide a larger range of motion.

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You can choose from pink or silver for your part, as well as for DD or MDD. They’re also reasonably priced at about $40 and ship from Taiwan.

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Packaging is also very simple, all that comes with it is the joint and a spare set of screws for if you lose the original ones. So how does the joint compare to the Volks original joint?

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Going Wide (Tokina 12-24 AT-X Pro)

It’s been quite awhile, hasn’t it! A couple weeks ago, I picked up a new lens to add to my collection. Introducing the Tokina 12-24mm f/4.0 wide angle!

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I’ve been lusting after a wide angle for some time now and I’d been considering this lens. At an MSRP of $399 for the initial AT-X Pro version ($499 for the AT-X Pro II) seemed a bargain compared to the $1000+ price tag of the Nikon equivalent. Even better, I got mine used from a local camera shop for less than that! A sucker for a good deal (and even nicer glass), I went ahead and picked it up. This would be my second piece of glass from Tokina, the first being the 100mm AT-X Pro Macro lens.

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Going to a doll meet!

Last weekend, I took the 2 hour trip up to Greensboro, NC for my very first Doll Meet Up from the Den of Angels forum. It was being held at The Doll Market, a rather large shop specializing in all sorts of dolls. They were holding an event for their 16th anniversary and had several fashion doll designers there signing dolls. Of course, DoA is for ABJD owners, so all the folks in the organized meet had various resin dolls.

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With Rin, Sakura, and accessories packed, it was time to hit the road!

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