I started shopping today to start knocking down my Christmas list. I'm getting there...and getting broke too. I also can't help but look to see what is available as I start setting up for Christmas scenes as part of my decorating. It took up a small shelf unit where I usually have photos displayed.
I have to start planning the scenes early which means I may not even get a Thanksgiving scene in. Maybe next year. We'll see. I'd probably be more encouraged to set one up if I could master making my own food.
Anyway, I headed to Walgreen's to look for a record player ornament (which I did not find) and found something else instead. Sweater type ornaments. They only had one style, but it's decent. I love that it did not come on a hanger and all I need to do is remove that red string meant to hang it on the tree and cut open the back and add a hook or Velcro.
This sweater ornament only cost me a $1. So, what the heck, I bought two. They could fit the girls, but I am going to see if a couple of the guys want to wear them. Besides, I am sewing sweaters (and knit outfits) for the girls, but not the guys. So I guess they deserve some holiday specific items if they want them.
I also found the two Build-A-Bear collector packs (thanks for the reassurance that they existed, Vanessa) I wanted for the girls. I had to sneak them in so those little girls didn't run up on me again.
This pack only has two stuffed animals, but I guess since you get another box, you don't get the third animal like in the pack below. Didn't they know I could duplicate the box, so they could have provided the third animal?
I have to stop spending so much so I can replenish my funds. But I know that the sales right after Christmas will still suck me in. I already ordered the new articulated Barbie Look - Night Out doll. I am waiting for the Made To Move Black Barbie to show up so I can get her. Sadly, I keep saying I will not buy another doll because I already have so many who need to start showing up in stories, why add more?
So I think my New Year's resolve (yes, I need until then to get it together) will be to only buy items for dioramas in 2016. No new dolls! Just food, flooring, walls, furniture and things that will help me actually finish all of these living spaces, businesses and stores, I plan to create.
Okay, enough rambling.
Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye