I am so glad that I had photographed all my Fashion Fever Closets for this blog. I’ve been having a sort out, changing the girls out of outfits that they had been wearing for way too long. Unfortunately, my memory does not run to remembering where every piece of clothing belongs. I used to have all those photos in folders on my computer but as the old computer became full I transferred them to a HDD-which I have not seen since I moved here! I have no idea what happened to it. I do still have the SD cards but as the photos were taken over the period of a couple of years I haven’t yet got up the enthusiasm to put them all onto the new computer. Lucky for me, at least they are here, so a sorting session usually involves taking my laptop to the doll boxes to help me identify pieces.
The same goes for Fashion Avenue fashions. I often leave shoes and bags in storage when I redress dolls because they tend to get lost and of course the Basics body girls can never wear the shoes but look great in Fashion Avenue. So now I have a collection of lunch bags with a pair of shoes or a bag or some other accessory and nothing else. So it’s all fun and games trying to match them up with the outfits. Well at least I’m exercising my brain cells. :-).
It is nice when I can complete a closet, returning all the pieces to the correct bag but of course as soon as that is done I’m going to start redressing the girls again so in a few months you can bet I’ll be doing this job again. Since I took this photo I have had to move the clothing into larger drawers as they were overflowing. I had to find space for Fashionista outfits, Anko fashions and items bought from eBay and Etsy sellers. I used to try to keep them separate but I think that I am going to throw the small number of Fashionista, Anko and custom fashions in with the Fashion Fevers and just sort them by colours, at least for now. Fashion Avenue I will keep separate but I think they really need two drawers now.
Naomi has been doing some major sorting out too. As she’s gradually brought all her fashion dolls and their outfits and props here she’s been trying to get the guys clothes in some kind of order. Most of her dolls had been stored in boxed for ages and both dolls and clothes were dusty so we’ve had a couple of big laundry sessions. She bought drawers similar to mine and has been gradually arranging them, not into sets like I do but drawers of pants, jackets, tops etc. plus a drawer for dress ups, all the Prince outfits that 90s Ken’s generally came dressed in if they were not in a tuxedo or bathers. Smaller items like shoes go into smaller sets of drawers and baskets are for storing dolls and props. It’s a work in progress.
My task is also being made a bit more difficult by Tigerwoods, Naomi’s tabby cat who loves attention and thinks that a good way to get it is to jump onto the sorting table or lie on the plastic bags so you can’t get to them or failing that, to jump onto the laptop when I’m trying to scroll down the pictures. Thanks Tigerwoods.
Anyway, I’ll post an update when all is tidy again and the girls have been redressed.