I've finally received a much-anticipated ball-jointed doll from Iplehouse, EID Ashanti, in special real skin. She's even more gorgeous in person than I was originally expecting or hoping. Check out her photos on Flickr if you like.
Additionally, I've been going through my collection and leaning more towards a contemporary feel (if not more casual) for my dolls. That means, many of the costumes (historical and gothic, for example) have been making their way out of here. I also have been rethinking the Alice costumes, but I haven't committed to anything yet.
We've got IFDC (the International Fashion Doll Convention) coming up, and after that, the National Barbie Collectors Convention. Wow! I just can't believe how quickly things are happening.
Anyway I'll try to post more photos. I've been feeling much improved, at least health-wise--so lots of fun doll-events coming up soon.