I was tagged by Alasse and Musume to answer the questions of this meme :) I've seen many people answer these already, so I was having a bit hard time while trying to figure out who to tag hahah...
1. Do you collect anything other than dolls?
Besides dolls I also collect anime figures. My collection has grown bigger than I had planned even though I've been collecting them for just a few years... ^^; I also have many fabrics, crafting/jewelry making stuff, plushies and other cute things, though they probably don't count as collecting XD
2. Why did you start a doll blog?
First I started writing a blog together with Sarg, since we wanted to have some place were we could store our photos and stories in one place, as well as write about our doll plans. Sarg lost her interest in writing the blog (she doesn't like writing so much) and for a while I didn't write either, but then I started to miss it and decided to start over with the blog :3 I never expected that people would be interested in reading my ramblings and I'd be just writing for myself, but now that I do have some readers I also try to post some stuff that could useful to others as well, like reviews and comparisons. I've always liked writing and having this blog about things that interest me feels quite natural to me now ^^
3. Do you have one particular doll that is the favorite in your collection?
This changes a lot... I do have some all-time favorites (like Ceci, my Iplehouse nYID Emilia), but mostly I get phases when I like some doll more than the others, want to sew something for it, take photos, cuddle it, etc. I have a variety of differently styled dolls with different kinds of characters, so there's always something to fit my mood :)
I do have to mention that Sarg's Miyuki will forever be my favorite Azone, even though she doesn't belong to my collection XD She's really special as she was a present to Sarg and got her all excited about Azones. Just looking at Miyuki makes us smile ♥
4. Your favorite doll accessory?
Has to be the wings of my Soom fairies, especially the ones that Sarg has painted :) I'm always so proud of her faceups and blushing work, even if she's mostly not happy with her own work. Having wings so beautifully painted by my dearest person makes my faeries even more special and precious to me~
5. Do you know exactly how many dolls you have in your collection (you don't have to tell the number of course :-) )?
To be honest, I wouldn't know exactly unless I count them, I have such a horrible memory :'D Around 30 BJDs and 15 Azones, I think? I never really think of their quantity, since it doesn't really matter as long as they fit in the house lol X'D They're all dear characters and dolls to me, no matter how many of them there are!
6. Do you play any instruments and if so, what?
Well, I can play the piano a little bit, but I've never taken any lessons. My brother has taken piano lessons for many years so we had a piano at our house and I played it time to time. At some point I was interested in playing the guitar, but I lost interest in that pretty quickly. I do like singing though (if we count voice as an instrument XD) and I'd love to be able to sing better ;___;
7. Where is your most favorite place you've ever been?
I haven't traveled that much and so far haven't been to any specific place that I could consider a favorite... I like being home? :'D
8. What is your most favorite thing about yourself?
I've always hated this question, since all my life I'd had very low self-esteem and pretty much hated everything about myself, so what could I possibly answer... Little by little I've started to accept myself as who I am, tried not to compare myself to others and think of how I could be a better person or look better. There's still a long way to go, but compared to how shy, anxious and depressed I was a few years ago, I'm quite proud of the progress I've made so far >////< Maybe that's what I like about myself?
9. Favorite book or movie?
I love Cecelia Ahern's books! ♥ I've read PS I Love You, Where Rainbows End, If You Could See Me Now and A Place Called Here, loved them all. Her writing style and ideas for books are just mind-blowing, if you haven't read the books I really recommend checking them out~ There are also movie versions of the two first ones I listed and a few others in the process. She has written many other books after the ones I've read, but unfortunately I haven't really had time or inspiration to read for many years ^^; I hope I can catch up at some point and read the rest of her books.
As for movies, I can't really name just one favorite, I have so many... One of my long-time favorites is The Butterfly Effect, I've seen it a dozen of times yet it never ceases to amaze me. I do like many Disney, Marvel and Tim Burton movies as well :) I like watching movies from many categories, hahah.
10. If you could design your own doll, how would it look like?
I'd design a fantasy doll that'd fit into our story, probably the perfect SD sized mermaid girl to be Undine ♥ There are some mermaid BJDs out there, but so far none of them has been exactly what I'd like in terms of the mermaid tail and face sculpt. If I had some talent for doll making I'd certainly love to make Undine, but for now I'll just leave it to the professionals and keep wishing that someday some company will release the perfect Undine :) (If not, I'll just make a fabric tail...)
I tag the following people:
Tiinyan of Pureneemo Diaries
Elina of Fairchildren
Spica of Spicasmagoria
Jaya of Pala Hartsia (you can do this in Finnish too :3)
If you don't feel like doing this, it's okay! I'd love to read your answers though~ And if I didn't tag you, feel free to do this if you'd like and haven't done it already ^^
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