Thank you! <3
I was working on a very pale (kinda minty) green, but I will be sure to try to make a pale blue too!
Hi guys, I always seem to have this problem where Tumblr doesn’t notify me when I get Asks and stuff… so today I discovered a load of Asks and I have no idea how old or new they are. But I’m gonna answer them anyway!
Due to cost of materials increase, I plan to raise prices by about $10 USD.
However, shipping will then be free in the USA and either free or very reduced in price to other countries.
So the net increase is only about 5 bucks :]
But this new pricing does not kick in immediately. It’s only in the future.
So if you have been waiting to order, don’t worry, you’ll have a chance to buy at the same ol’ pricing!
Feel free to send in any other asks you guys may have!
The first DollBakery 2014 Preorder is coming soon! Here’s a rough approximation of everything that has to happen first:
April 30th through Early May: I start to get water, power, internets, and other good things at the place I’m moving into!
After that, I’ll move my eye-making equipment, furniture, supplies etc into the building.
Sometime during all this, there will be a new website too (that won’t crash when a ton of people try to buy eyes, LOL)
Then I will spend some time making sample eyes to be photographed for the new color chart. This will take some weeks.
During that time, I will open a small number of Advance Slots. This will give people a chance to reserve a slot. This is for people who know they want eyes, but aren’t sure what color or size they want yet. (they won’t have to decide until later)
Lastly, I’ll publish the new color chart, with many new colors.
Then I will contact all the Advance Slot people to figure out what color and size they want. And then Preorder 1 will open!
Then all eyes will go into production, starting with the Advanced Slot orders first.
So yeah, hopefully that gives everyone an idea of what to expect in the upcoming weeks! Thanks for your patience!
Okay, so after I made my last update, the construction project I’ve been working on unexpectedly sped up to a frantic pace!
"What construction project??" Well, for the last year and more, I’ve been working on finishing up a very nice studio space which is going to be peeerfect for making urethane eyes in.
And as soon as I’m finished with that studio, I will move in and open preorders.
That construction project was moving along pretty slowly — much slower than we expected — which is the reason preorders have been so delayed.
But in the last 6-8 weeks, progress unexpectedly became RAPID.
We’re now in the final stages of finishing the whole place off.
So I haven’t had the time to make any sample eyes to take pictures of like I thought I would. But, the overall good news is that I’m getting very close to being able to open for pre-orders — ONCE AND FOR ALL.
So, I’m sorry for the lack of promised pictures, but it’s only because better things are coming soon :D
(Don’t worry, there will still be lots of pictures for everyone to peruse before the preorder opens!)
Thanks for your patience — we’re finally getting really close!
I just sent out the first update via the DollBakery updates newsletter. Hopefully it worked!! Please remember to check your Junk folders.
If you’re not subscribed, you can do so at DollBakery.com.
If you missed the update email, here’s a recap:
Later this month, I’m going to start posting pictures of some new colors I’ve been working on. More details coming soon. After that, there’s going to be a Giveaway — a few pairs of eyes will be given away free — again, more details to come later.
Please add your email address to the mailing list above if you want to keep informed. Thank you for reading! <3
Well there was a lot of interest in the mailing list, so here it is!
Please go to http://dollbakery.com/ to subscribe.
If you have any trouble with that, you can always anonymously message your email address here on Tumblr, and I will manually add you.
Everyone who already sent me your email addresses, you’ve already been added!
I was wondering if there’s any interest in an emailing list / newsletter type of thing, for DollBakery updates?
Feel free to let me know.
Please just send a blank email at this point, because this is not a ‘real’ email address with a person behind it yet, it’s just a test account.
If there’s some interest, then I’ll get something up and running, and let you guys know!
Everybody… I apologize.
It’s been 6 months+ with no word from me, and that’s ridiculous.
The reason I haven’t been keeping you better updated on what’s happening, is because I have no idea what is happening! It seems like every time I think I’m getting close to being able to open DollBakery again, some ridiculous, completely out-of-my-control problem pops up and delays everything for many more months.
But still, everyone deserves better than this. I know a lot of you are waiting to order eyes, and the long periods of silence are terribly frustrating.
I think that I am really, finally, truly going to be physically able to open back up DollBakery once and for all in early 2014. I hope and pray for it!
I will try much harder to keep everyone better updated. Thank you very much for your patience.
I apologize for being unreachable in the last year or so, but I hope to be able to resume making eyes for DollBakery soon. Summer to fall 2013 is the goal.
There will be a special preorder event.
The special preorder will be open to everyone, and unlimited. It will run for a long time — long enough that everyone who wants to order can.
You will not have to pay for the eyes, or specify which color or size you want, until I’m actually ready to resume production.
So if you participate in the special preorder, you will still have to wait until the summer or fall when I resume production for your eyes to be made. But, participating in this preorder will make you first in line for your eyes to be made, before the people who don’t participate.
Why a special preorder?
I need to get a sense for how many people want to buy my eyes once DollBakery is back in business so that I can scale my equipment and supplies appropriately. If I can anticipate demand, I can make waiting times as short as possible.
All the details you need to know about the special preorder will be coming in the next few weeks, so please keep watching this spot. Thank you! ♥
Hi everyone, I’m so sorry for not making any eyes these days.
DollBakery and I are “homeless” at the moment.
Creating eyes is not something you can do on your kitchen table; it requires a specialized workspace and equipment. Unfortunately, until I finish building my house, I don’t have a sufficient workspace.
As soon as I finish building my house and set up my studio workspace, production will resume.
Thanks for your patience >o<