Thursday, September 25, 2008

Happy (not gloating)!

Oh my goodness... three words: Black Apple Update. If you know what the means, thank goodness I don't have to explain it! Yes, I sat through the update today. I was less nervous/shaky/excited as compared to the past, since I just decided to let the cards fall where they may.
I got a doll... hooray! I couldn't believe it!! Then I got back to the "shop" screen, and there was the Sleepy Sam I had hoped for, as well. I thought what the heck, the chances of getting checked out with him is slim to none.
But I ended up getting another doll!
Is it a coincidence that these dolls just happen to resemble my husband and myself?
Regardless, I am overjoyed, over-the-moon with happiness... but then I go over to her board and it hurts my heart to see how upset people are that didn't make it through check-out. I feel bad for them since I have been there at every other update... but I can only imagine it makes Emily feel horrid. The excitement and happiness of the frenzy gets bombed by the bad vibes afterwards. Nonetheless, even though I don't "know" her, I am quite proud of the Black Apple chick and her success. Makes me glad to be a 20-something crafty female!
ps... I won't be getting anything else for Christmas!

8 comments:

Michelle said...

congrats on getting two dolls...so lucky good for you...i think the updates are so frantic and to see lots of girls try every update and miss out is sad...but someone has to get them...and hopefully they might come around a bit more often...

cindy said...

Wow congrats, I managed a sleepy sam too that looks just like my son. I love him already. I am hoping for a girlfriend for him one day. You will have to post a pic of them togther.

sunnie_fairy said...

you. are. lucky! ;] thanks for the tips on the ami books! I looked up all of 'em and they all look fantastic!
here's a link to the wall-e papercraft! http://paperkraft.blogspot.com/2008/07/disneys-official-wall-e-papercraft.html

SquishyCuteStuff said...

Thanks for the doll-love, girls :-) I really don't want to sound gloaty/braggy...it's just that I am busting to tell SOMEBODY and noone in my real-life world has a clue about this kind of stuff!

It is an awful feeling to try so hard and type so fast and not get the one you want. Last update, I wanted the blue-haired, woodgrain Sofie soo bad. I had her in my cart, then she was gone. The disappointment after anticipating the update for so long (and getting so distracted in day-to-day doings on the day of the update) is a total crash on the excitement high. It feels silly to feel like crying over something like this, but you just do :-(

Maybe someday Emily will do something similar to what Jennifer Murphy did and come out with a limited edition, mass-produced line. That way, if someone wants one just for the cuteness, it is more available and affordable. Jennifer still has updates and sells her originals (and she has an etsy shop, too, now), but they are quite expensive...although insanely cute. Anyway, in the Craftsanity podcast, Emily spoke of being contacted post-Martha about having her dolls mass produced in China. I don't think she sounded too hip on the idea...but maybe she will change her mind someday and find a nice USA-made company to do something for her!

mushroommeadows said...

wow! :)

You've got to share pictures, for sure! :)

bunzi said...

yay! :) congrats.

Nikki said...

:)Lucky!!

blueviolet said...

Congratulations! :)