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Introductions! / Lets try again!
« on: April 22, 2016, 04:35:06 AM »

So this is my second time posting here, I hope it's okay.
I joined this site about a year ago fuelled by my love for EAH dolls. Well a lot of things happened since then and when too many things went wrong I decided to draw back from almost all my social platforms, but it seems I can't quite stay away from dolls after all.

I live in the Netherlands and I'm 19 years old. Been collecting for about a year with the main focus on EAH, despite having more MH dolls lol. I also collect Disney dolls and I'm currently trying to customise a few Obitsu dolls. I'm also in the process of restoring Mattel Winx Club dolls to hopefully use for customs in the future.

I do a whole lot on cosplay, but recently dropped out school (fashion and dressmaking course) because the stress just got too much for me. This triggered an examination and I just got diagnosed with autism. I'm not very good at being social, but I'm looking to make some new friends. I'll try my best!

Off Topic / Re: Friend dissapeared
« on: April 22, 2016, 01:42:11 AM »
Thank you for taking the time to read it and reply. I very much appreciate it.
And I know you're right that if she doesn't reply she probably just doesn't want to be my friend anymore. But what worries me most is that she hasn't been online at all. The last time this happened she had to move out of her home because of circumstances and even at her new place there have been issues with electricity and stuff.
I'm fine if she doesn't want to be friends anymore but I'm just so worried something might have happened to her which rendered her unable to make contact with me again.

That said making new friends is very hard for me, as I'm not a very outgoing an social person. And most of my old friends either just dumped me after I dropped out of school or shown a side of them that I don't want to be friends with. It's hard for me to approach people (even online) and even then I doubt there's someone that I share as much in common with as her. This is something we both had which made us even more close

Off Topic / Friend dissapeared
« on: April 21, 2016, 03:11:06 PM »

I'm currently looking for advicd, but first a little story time
About 5 years ago I met someone on tumblr who basically turned out to be my true soulmate. We shared everything; hobbies opinions, the whole bunch (she's the one who got me into eah and mh and she even got me 10 dolls for my bday). We shared everything and talked about 24/7. Now a while ago we've been going through a rough patch. I've just been diagnosed with autism and there were some misunderstandings about our relationship. So our talking got a little low-key. Which is something i was fine with because i know how important alone time can be.
But the few times we spoke she always said we were okay and besties, even if she dissapeared for weeks. But now I've hit a rock.
The last time we spoke was on march 23rd. On which she explained she'd been absent because she was working on her cosplays for her upcomming con. But she said we were fine and that she'd be back to normal after her con.
Except i haven't heard from her since. And by now I'm seriously sick with worry. And i don't know what to do anymore. I've send her multiple messages on facebook but she hasn't been online at all.
My parents very much hold a "Told you so, online friendships aren't meant to last. You're lucky you even lasted this long" point of view on the matter so i don't even know where to go anymore. I'd love to go to her place and check on her but since she lives in the us and i live in the Netherlands this is pretty much impossible. I don't know what to do anymore. I can't loose my best friend and it's stressing me out so much i feel sick. I just want to know if she's okay. But I've ran out of ways to contact her. She just means so much to me. I can't loose her.

I really don't know what to do or who to turn tho so i thought to ask for advice here. I'm sorry if it's in the wrong forum. I'm writing this right before going to bed so i won't be able to read any replies for a while but any advice is appreciated

Customs / Re: Dyeing kanekalon hair
« on: May 20, 2015, 01:40:15 PM »
The thing about kanekalon is that you can't dye it lighter. And the base colour will always influence the final colour of the dye. So the best hair type is always white or white blonde.
A lot of cosplayers go through this process, so here's a bunch of tuts for dyeing kanekalon fibre. I hope it'll help out!

Off Topic / Re: Anxiety/Depression Support Thread
« on: May 17, 2015, 05:19:37 AM »
Mine isn't so bad, but if I have a good night I sleep around 6 hours and only wake up a few times. In my case what helps best is that I don't force myself to go to sleep. If I ever wake up I just tell myself that my thoughts are being too busy and I have to let them calm down. Then I'll sleep when I feel the need too. Continuously checking the clock to see how many hours I've already missed doesn't help anyone.

It's not ideal, but forcing myself to focus on my breathing instead of how many hours sleep I missed is the best I can do so far.

Monster Discussion / Re: Confessions :
« on: May 12, 2015, 03:16:49 AM »
here goes mine!
I don't think most of the dolls do enough justice to their character designs. For example I love Twyla, but her doll just has this weird wide face. I thought it was because of the stock pics but when I saw her in person I still thought it looked bad. So in the end I didn't buy her. And now I feel guilty for not getting her when I had the chance!!

Off Topic / Re: Anxiety/Depression Support Thread
« on: May 12, 2015, 02:43:16 AM »
I feel like I'm losing all the progress I've made since I was a kid, y'know?

This is probably the worst feeling you can ever have when dealing with anxiety. And I'm sorry you feel like this D8
I personally never had panic attacks ever in my life but they've been getting very frequent later. I'm still trying to find a way to deal with them in a better way then just sobbing until i can't breath. If you ever want to talk about it just let me know!

Off Topic / Re: Dealing with loneliness
« on: May 03, 2015, 05:41:39 AM »

I've been home schooled for quite a while, and I'm not going through a very good time atm. But I just want to pop in to remind you that there's a huge difference between 'wanting to be alone' and 'being lonely'

Lets say about 3 years ago I got dumped by the only friends i had, so basically my whole world collapsed. I became home schooled and barely went out. But in that time I got to meet a friend online whom I still speak daily.
Even now I still don't like going out. If too many things happen around me I get very stressy, so if anyone would ask me I'd forever prefer to stay indoors. But I don't think it's bad. I tend to spend all my time on cosplaying and sewing, I talk with a bunch of people online, but if I have too I'll go outside on my own. I don't feel lonely though. I'm just one of those people who prefer being in their safe-space than being extremely outgoing. And the one thing I learned is that it's better to have 2 friends you can talk with on a daily base than having 100 friends that you just say Hi too.

I'm online almost all the time, so if you ever want to chat just send me a message!

Off Topic / Re: Anxiety/Depression Support Thread
« on: May 02, 2015, 05:52:25 AM »

Being a dressmaker sounds absolutely amazing. Do you ever sew for your dolls, or just people?

That's a really tough situation to be in... Have you seen that new Netflix show, Unbreakable, by any chance? It's a silly thing, but the main character was talking about how she got through some of her horrible experiences by just taking things ten seconds at a time, since we can all endure ten seconds worth of something. I think it might be hard to do in ten second intervals, but trying to break it down into chunks of time that seem endurable to you and only focusing on getting to the end of that rather than really far ahead might help. Or, personally, when I've had classes that I'm utterly terrified to go to that have made me break down a lot, I try promising myself treats afterwards if I go. I'm sure you've probably tried to think through lots of options, but I thought I'd throw some suggestions in just in case they might help. I really hope you're able to get through it though.

I mainly sew for people, especially cosplay related things. But I did recently make a Thronecoming dress for my Maddie which I think turned out pretty well. I'm just not very patient so I don't like sewing by hand.

And I do do that. In the end I managed to do 17 hours, from which 2 8 hour shifts + one 1 hour shift. I made it through the first two days just constantly going like 'In 1 hour I'll be at half of my shift so then the worst has passed already' etc. But sadly enough I had a break down on Thursday and I just couldn't stand it anymore. I wanted to reward myself for doing those 17 hours at least by getting River to get one step closer to completing my Haunted students, but off course she was out of stock when I checked today and the getting ghostly dolls are all 22,99 which I think is too much, so now I'm double disappointed.
I might have to quit my education now since I simply can't do the internship and if school doesn't want to look for a solution I can't finish my first year. Hooray for stress

Off Topic / Re: Anxiety/Depression Support Thread
« on: April 28, 2015, 10:41:05 AM »
I'm glad to see there is a thread for this. As in my case talking always helps a lot, yet talking with people in my 'normal' life doesn't seem to help at all. After all theyll just tell you that it will be alright etc. But how could they possibly convince you of that if they haven't felt this themselves?
Let start of by saying I don't really have anything really bad, I just have a combination of multiple issues. I have a school fobia, social fobia as well as performance anxiety. This makes going to school almost impossible for me. I became home schooled for 2 years, but I really want to become a dressmaker so I decided to go back to school this year. It actually went really well until the last couple of weeks and I've been having multiple break downs. mainly because in the last 10 weeks of school I have to do an internship of 320 hours and I'm absolutely terrified.
I've been talking with my psychologist and I thought I'd be alright. I had my first 8 hour shift today and I thought I was okay until I got home and suddenly it felt as if I was being choked again. The issue is that I HAVE to do the internship or I can't pass this year. Even just writing about it is making me feel like my throat doesn't work. I'm so scared and even my psychologist can't do anything about it. I just don't know what to do anymore :c

Ever After High Discussion / Re: Can't get the curls to stay (Update)
« on: April 27, 2015, 11:09:52 AM »
She looks super pretty!

Ever After High Discussion / Re: Can't get the curls to stay
« on: April 22, 2015, 07:24:31 AM »
I'm not very experienced but when I was curling the hair on my Maddie for a custom Thronecoming doll I also used a thin layer of water mixed with tacky glue. I'm a very impatient person so when I curled her hair I put it around straws, dumped it in the boiling water a few times, waited for it to cool off and dry a little, took out the straws very carefully and then coated my fingers with the water/glue mixture and shaped the curls a little. You can see the end result here Maybe this helps a little?

Buy/Sell/Trades / Re: Huge doll clearance sale!!! MAKE OFFER:)
« on: April 18, 2015, 01:48:30 AM »
I was wondering how much shipping would be for 4 dolls (shipping within the US). I'm interested in
no. 4 Frankie, no. 3 + 4 Draculaura and no. 2 Spectra

Introductions! / Re: Hello!!
« on: April 11, 2015, 02:33:50 AM »
Thank you!

Introductions! / Re: Hello!!
« on: April 10, 2015, 01:10:24 PM »
Hello!! So here I am again to share my Maddie outfit.
Since I don't have any spares I used my Signature Maddie to display her. Her hair was my first attempt at styling
Click here!

Buy/Sell/Trades / Looking for EAHs
« on: April 06, 2015, 07:40:17 AM »

I'm looking for any type of nude EAH doll you might have.
Especially looking for
I'm also looking for any signature doll (currently only have Apple and Maddie) and Spring Unsprung
I'm also looking for any Venus, Rochelle and Haunted Student Spirits
I don't care for the boxes, as long as their fashion and accessories are from the original release.

Please note though; I live in the Netherlands
So if you could check shipping before you message me that'd help out a lot, since I can't really afford to spend $5 on a doll and then $30 for shipping.
But if you have a larger amount of dolls you want to get rid of it might work out. So please let me know!

Introductions! / Re: Hello!!
« on: April 06, 2015, 06:59:25 AM »
Thank you for all the replies.
i kind of wanted to throw in a surprise and post my first piece of custom clothing when I realised I completely forgot one of the layers of Maddie's skirt (working on Thronecoming Maddie). Oh well 8D

Nice to meet you!

Introductions! / Hello!!
« on: April 05, 2015, 07:34:01 AM »
Hello,  This is my introduction post, so here we go!!

I became a fan of Ever After High quite a while ago, since I love anything that has fairytales in it. Soon after I told my girlfriend she introduced me to Monster High. It didn't really catch on at first, but after following more and more EAH blogs on tumblr I began getting MH blogs recommended, so I figured I'd give it a try. Checking out the dolls and falling in love with their designs.

I live in the Netherlands. Which is a curse. As most toy stores only sell 4 MH dolls and they all recently stopped with selling EAH dolls all together. I'm hoping there might be more collectors on here from the Netherlands!
Recently I've started with (trying) to make my own doll clothes. Since there are many EAH dolls that never got released despite being in the wepisodes. I'm hoping I can learn from everyone here and maybe find some cheap dolls for customisation purposes!

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