Having finally made a decision about what to do has actually made some difference to how I feel. All but six dolls (apart from those in two cabinets) are now currently in my sewing studio, waiting to be boxed up - which will be once the Sailor has gone back to sea...I want to spend as much time with him as possible over the next week before I fly to USA and he sets off back to his ship. Of course I know when I get back and have to tackle this area I am going to feel overwhelmed once again...but won't worry about that for now.
I have kept six up at the house - two of my 'special' dolls (introduced yesterday) that just sit (currently reading to each other), Peggy Sue, Henry and my two Bluefairy dolls,Ruby May & Olive June, (whom being new, deserve some attention!). Hazel Bleuette is in her special box, so she will come out as and when I do any sewing challenges if I feel so inclined.
I do have my shelf of Makies - I haven't quite decided yet whether to pack them up or not - they don't take up a lot of room and are fairly unobtrusive, plus I currently have one I am working on as a project... The Hittys still live in their 'Cottage' in the conservatory - again I don't 'count' them as they are out of the way.
Our living space already looks so much clearer and I feel I can breathe again. Today I started sorting through all the soft toys/teddies that live above our wardrobe...they don't take up room as such, but I just feel I don't 'need' most of them anymore. Hubby apparently has to approve my 'to go' pile...which means, knowing him, most will end up back on top of the wardrobe!
I even sold one of my dolls the other day so that was good too! Plus have sorted out at least two to find new homes for, so it is a start.
So this post isn't picture-less.... a picture of Ruby wearing her new purple jacket knitted the other week.