I'm glad to say that everyone really seemed to like the shorts that I decided, basically on a whim, to make; and I managed to save up enough money to buy my first dslr, a Nikon D3100 ;3;
I mean I'd already saved up quite a bit before my fujifilm point and shoot started to crap out on me, but I never thought that I'd manage to save up the rest of what I needed as quickly as I did; so I'm very grateful to anyone who purchased anything at all from my shop the past several weeks 'cause I wouldn't have been able to do it without them.
I've had several requests from people for SD size dyed shorts, and I most definitely want to work out a pattern so I can include them in the next batch. But for right now I'm going to be taking a bit of a break to work on some personal projects 'cause I feel like I've just been so busy the past several weeks trying to make things to sell so I could afford a new camera that I just keep shoving stuff that I want/need to do for my own dolls off into the "I'll get to it later" pile.
So for the next couple weeks or so I'm going to put new things for the shop on the back burner and give myself a little time to just take a break and get to work on some things that I've been putting off for far too long, like clothes for poor Egg 'cause she's seriously lacking in that department even though I already bought a whole bunch of fabric awhile back to make her stuff.
I mean I may still make some things to list here and there, and commissions will still be open as always; there just won't be any big updates like there had been with the legwarmers and the shorts.
list of the things I'm planning to try and get done.
various clothes for egg (she kind of needs a little bit of everything)
bathing suit for lena
printed and solid color jersey shorts for lena (and probably some to sell)
various clothes for livi (she needs some more summery tops)
extended list that only applies if I can get some msc ordered, and the humidity goes down.
new faceups for pan
new faceups for avery
repaint ava (stupid testors is getting sticky :/)
paint ava's twin (base doll is skull shores frankie) that I'm going to sell/auction
maybe open up egg and start working on her, but idk 'cause I didn't want to open her until I can start her reroot too.
I'm also going to have to spend some time learning how to use my new camera when it gets here probably sometime next week.
I'm very new to the whole dslr thing, and frankly have no idea what I'm doing.
the only times I've used a dslr in the past I basically just had it handed to me and I did nothing but push the shutter button, so it was kind of just like a really expensive point and shoot xD
so it may take me awhile to get the hang of it and figure everything out, but I'm really excited to learn; and it'll be nice to have more control over the photos that I take 'cause that was why I'd always been planning to upgrade to a dslr when I had the money to spare anyway, the upgrade just happened a little sooner than I thought it would.