So, I got this idea from randomly surfing around on You Tube yesterday. I had recently subscribed to the Vlog of a YouTuber who posted a video response to the question “What are 5 recent things you are obsessed/in love with?”, and I got the idea to post my answers as well. But…..I’m totally lazy & I am absolutely not motivated to make a low-budget YouTube video of myself. Instead, I’m much more inclined to type this out. So, here it goes:
5 Recent Things I’m Obsessed With:
1. Pinky Street vinyl dolls:
Created by the Japanese company Vance Project, these little 8-inch cuties are hard to resist! They are so much fun to collect because they aren’t just any typical Barbie-type plastic doll. With these dolls, the customization is practically endless. All the dolls have removable snap-on hair (so you can mix & match the front & back hair pieces) & interchangeable clothes. In the original sets, each package included: 1 dressed up doll + 1 extra outfit (to mix & match) + 1 accessory item (that you can snap onto its hand) + 1 hair accessory item (i.e. extra set of bangs, ribbons, or a hat). There are also many tutorials & DIY books you can find online about how to customize your own Pinky dolls by painting them & using sculpy clay. My Pinky dolls collection has reached over 60+ dolls (plus 1 model car, 1 comic book, 1 accessories kit, 1 military weapons kit, 2 postcard sets, 1 diorama making book & 2 DIY books). For me, it’s not really an expensive hobby since each doll costs around $12USD a piece (including all the little accessories that come with it).
I’m absolutely obsessed with stickers & I love to collect them. My fiancee thinks I’m nuts & also thinks that collecting stickers is a stupid hobby, but I can assure you that I am not like some coin collector or stamp collector. I actually use my stickers. Yes, I do. I love to use my stickers to personalize & decorate greeting cards & handwritten letters (yes, I do still write snail mail!).
I love calendars, especially decorative ones that you can hang on the wall because those can double as cute wall art. I often like to save my old calendars & use them as posters or framed pictures. You just cut off the bottom edge where the dates are & voila! You can use the upper picture as a poster or wall art!
4. Diary (a.k.a. schedule notebook):
In Japan they are often called a “diary”. For the rest of us, it’s just a glorified schedule notebook. I love using these notebooks to keep track of what’s going on in my life. However, I don’t really use them for the purpose they were intended. For all of my important appointments, I use my cell phone since I can set an alarm reminder. I use my diary to write down everything that I’ve done in the day…kind of as a record of all the things I’ve done. I also like to go back & read all of my old entries & reminisce about all of the fun stuff I’ve done.
5. Background wallpapers:
I love to use custom background wallpapers on all of my electronic devices. (Please see my previous post about where I like to get my HQ desktop backgrounds). Every few months I will rotate my background wallpapers & it really adds a pop of eye candy & daily inspiration.
These are the current calendars I’m using in my room. The first is a pop-up desk calendar & the 2nd is a wall calendar by the brand fewmany:
This is the current diary I’m using. I bought a plain diary from the Japanese stationery store LoFT & added some decals & a few crystal beads to make it look personalized: