So I recently got my first doll after wanting one since I was a teenager. She’s perfect to me, but my mother in particular is causing a problem about her. When I first got her, she said she didn’t understand why I’d pay so much for her (understandable, as not everyone gets the hobby) then later, when she saw I was happy and passionate about making my doll clothes, she showed some interest, even offering to help me make some clothes for her. However, today, when I showed her the IG of the artist I wanted to paint my doll’s face up, she said it was basically a waste of money and to just do it myself. I think I could probably do a decent job, but not to a professional standard, and I really like supporting doll artists (I just paid €70 for a custom wig for example), but it’s so confusing and disheartening to have my mother support me and then quickly change her mind, it’s giving me a lot of guilt for spending money on something I enjoy. Any advice for how to handle this moving forward?