Have you ever noticed how things that you really want to buy for your collection often turn up at the same time?
And have you ever noticed how this invariably happens when you are trying not to buy stuff?
Yes I had one of those weeks, well one of those months really. I see a lot of things on eBay, Etsy and Amazon in particular that I want but most of the time I can resist because I know that I should not be spending money on dolls when I have other things to pay for and especially not when I will have to pack the whole lot up and move it some time this year.
However, when you see something you’ve been after for a long time it is hard to resist. As you know I bought Skipper’s “Town Togs” which I featured on last Friday’s post.
Recently I had the opportunity to buy two books I wanted at good prices. Now that I have the blog I feel even more than ever that I need a good library of doll books to refer to and as my own personal collection has a lot of British dolls in it how could I pass up these two which I have wanted for some time?
Then Naomi asked me what Sindy outfits I was still looking for and when I told her she sent me some links.
I have quite a few of the original Sindy outfits now but I didn’t have “Skater Girl”. Now I do.
The same seller also had a Paul doll wearing “London Look” another one from my wish list. I had a visa gift card to use so I bought him too plus a couple of other items of clothing.
As if that wasn’t enough I also decided,completely out of character, to buy a “Mystery Lot” of fashion doll outfits. Normally I would never buy stuff without knowing what it looked like but somehow I trusted the seller who was downsizing her own collection and bought them. I will be showing you all of these outfits plus updating my Sindy page with new photos in the near future but here is a taster.
Now I really feel like I should stop looking for stuff or even at stuff but I probably won’t. When you are a collector there is always something more to take your fancy and as long as I pay my bills and have enough money for the essentials of life I’m probably going to keep on doing it no matter how many times I say that I won’t.