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When the going gets tough, the tough start . . . organizing

I had a millions things to do this weekend. I’m on job hunt, so lots of time and effort in figuring where/how to apply. And I have the last critical Doll Adventure episode – the one where we go back to the very start and see what set everything in motion.

On top of that, I still haven’t dealt with the huge influx of items into my living room and doll room, making the whole space pretty unwieldy to work in. And I have about a months worth of gardening work, after the grass pollen drove me indoors for the month of June.

So, naturally, this is the weekend I decided to do my very most persnickety organizing task. This is the task where I go through EVERY SINGLE SHOT in the whole adventure and make sure that I find, catalog, and store EVERY SINGLE ITEM IN EVERY ONE OF THOSE SHOTS. This is less obsessively compulsive than it might appear. Once I finish this draft of the adventure, I’m going to go back and redo some shots/episodes. In order to fix just a single shot, though, I need to be able to recreate it. And that means that I have to be able to find everything that went into the shot.

It’s also a way of letting me cull through the mass ‘o stuff in my doll room. If I didn’t use it in a shot, and I won’t have to use it again soon, it can move out of the doll room into the deeper storage in my garage workspace.

So, not completely insane, but certainly not the most timely thing I could be doing either. Here’s what Daisy’s drawer looks like:

I’m not including the big furniture items, but this is all of her outfits, and then the accessories for each scene/place. For example, here are the things on her shelf:

Which I’ve been remarkably inconsistent about. I think I only had the Madeline hat up there for the first episode, and then, somehow, it ended up with Rosie’s things.

It turns out Camellia has a surprisingly small number of items. Here’s everything from her first three episodes:

Basically, just a dress and a slip.

I had a few moments of pure panic, like when I couldn’t find the torn photo anywhere. It’s in a bunch of scenes, and I couldn’t possibly recreate the tear pattern. Finally, though, I found it in Camellia’s boat, although I have absolutely no idea how it got there.

I’m still missing the rag doll from Lily’s first adventure. I guess it really is lost 🙂

Anyway, I’ve gotten through almost all of Daisy’s episodes, and up to Episode 8 for the rest of them. And I suspect that if some big emergency comes up again this week, I’ll put if off while I go chasing down one of the pink high heels Rosie was wearing in her first episode.



In my (almost) 60th year on earth I decided to set my fashion dolls free of their clothes and accessories and send them on adventures. This is your window onto my own adventure into a land of crafts where I have zero skills, talent or mentors. Wish me (and my dolls) luck!

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