Maybe it's just me, but I always seem to get the dollie blues as winter sets in. It gets light later, dark earlier, the weather is increasingly soggy, and I feel like an ice cube. I swap doll-related crafting for sitting wrapped in blankets, shivering and not feeling my fingers, and taking photos for... well, sitting wrapped in blankets, shivering and not feeling my fingers. Which is a shame, because winter and autumn are kind of perfect for both of these things.
Aside from the increasingly soggy weather and all the daylight hours happening while I'm stuck in work, autumn/winter light is actually really amazingly beautiful. The sun spends a lot of time low in the sky casting awesome shadows, and being all soft and lovely.
Autumn is full of wonderful oranges, and winter brings the possibility of snow (!), which is kind of a pain to human-sized people, but an excellent prop for the plastic ladies.
Not only are there actually plenty of photo opportunities, but the colder months are the perfect time for heavy use of dollie knitwear. Although I dabble in all doll-related crafts (which is one of the reasons Blythe is such a wonderful hobby, for me) - I'm a yarn-nut at heart, and this should be the perfect time for me to make a decent dent in my stash by being a doll knitwear factory. But I don't. I sit at home shivering and whinging. This must change!
So, it's about time I stopped being a Miserable Git in the winter and started enjoying it. I am going to start making the most of my weekends - getting out and taking photos when the weather isn't being horrendous, and using the dark evenings to knit and crochet. Enough of sitting and shivering! I will need some new gloves and a little bit of willpower. (Ok, maybe a lot. My slanket is so very, very toasty.)
Do you guys get the dollie winter blues? How do you shake them?