Monday, 5 January 2015

A Step in the Right Direction

Well there are no pictures to share today, however, I did manage to photograph & list some non dolly related items on eBay. More importantly though . . . I actually restrung three of my dolls!

Ebony (IH BID Efreet) and Harmony (IH BID Chloe) both had loose stringing in their body when I first received them, so much so they would almost come apart under the bust line when I picked them up. But, I have always been a little wary of restringing without help from someone more experienced than myself . . . however, I'm proud to say, today I did it all on my own! Mind you there were a few cusses and some extremely contorted facial expressions while trying to put the last S hooks on.

I also re-strung Gina (Luts HD Lolly) which wasn't as difficult as the BID's and finally got rid of those kicky legs that used to drive me insane. I am pleased to report she stands like a trouper now.
That also means, one more item that has been on my 'to do' list for quite some time, is finally done. YAY! (The ol' girl dances with joy.)

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6 comments:

  1. Restringing is so stressful, at least for me. IH dolls are really strange to restring so I applaud you for doing it! I can well imagine a lot of cursing involved. I remember when I restrung my JID Asa back when I had her. It was the most frustrating restringing experience to date.

    I haven't even attempted to restring my Minifees. That neck mechanism is a bit of an annoyance, especially since I like to use thicker string for more stability in my dolls than the string they usually come with. So the thicker string is hard as heck to get onto that tiny bitty s-hook that is connected to the ball thing in the neck thing. (Don't know what they are called!)

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  2. Hi Alasse,
    Yes, I was glad when it was all finished, but it has given me more confidence to tackle others now. However, you are making me glad I only have one MiniFee, I'll remember to get someone to help me when the time comes. :)
    Hugs,
    X

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  3. Oh wow way to go! ^_^
    I don't own bjds myself but I have heard it can be a very painful experience. 8''D

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    1. Thank you Uraru. I guess it's like any fear you tackle head on, you conquer it and it gives you confidence to just about take on the world! LOL! In hindsight nothing is as bad as it seemed.
      Hugs,
      X

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  4. Excellent!!! I need to restring one of my dolls soon, but it's a hard job for one person! I keep pushing it back so I totally understand you.
    Also, doing something by yourself is always so rewarding and a great feeling after :)

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    1. Oh just do it girl, you will feel much better for doing it yourself, believe me Alejandra, it really is worth all the cussing and contorted faces. LOL!

      I'm sending you some of my confidence via cyberspace!!
      Hugs,
      X

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