I have great news. I’m actually making eyes now!
Yes, I was able to get all of my resin casting equipment and supplies into a beautiful, temperature controlled, CLEAN indoor room at my new place!
No more machine shop dirt and filth. No more excessive humidity causing bubbles. No more extreme temps in the summer and winter that cause my urethane compound to basically turn into cheese (yeah that happened and it was nasty).
So it took a damn long time but it’s finally happening!!
I’m not going to be accepting orders yet though.
WHAT? WHY??? Because first, I’m working on a big batch of sample eyes that contains a bunch of new colors.
(I “officially” started production on Monday the 7th actually, so this batch is already about 1/4th of the way done)
Once this batch of sample eyes is done, then I’ll be able to photograph all the new colors for the website(so you guys will actually have pictures of what you’re ordering, lol), and THEN—THEN!— I’ll be able to open the preorder. I’m aiming for the end of July.
Oh, and also, I am now referring to “preorders” as “the ordering period” because the whole ‘preorder’ terminology was confusing some people. So, from now on, “ordering period” = “the period of time in which DollBakery is actively accepting orders.”
I’m also working on a new website of course. It will be up in a couple of days, but don’t expect to see any pictures of eyes there for a few more weeks, since as mentioned, I have to finish making them first.
Anyway… WOOHOO! Can’t wait to start accepting orders again since making eyes for you guys is basically my favorite thing!!
Thanks for your patience!
I’m in the process of moving and selling things. Here’s some of the doll stuff I have for sale… email dollbakery at live dot com if interested, and see this post for more things. (mostly Soom)
All parts have never been faceupped or blushed and have been sitting in their boxes since I received them.
(Click images to view larger)
Because I’m moving soon (YAY!) I have to sell some of my collection… (not-so-yay)
Unless otherwise noted, ALL DOLLS and RESIN PARTS are in PRISTINE condition, never been face upped, displayed, or modded. No exposure whatsoever to sun, pets or smoke odors. Basically all of these things have been sitting in a box since I bought them :[ They deserve someone who has more time to devote to them!
FS: LIMITED SOOM PARTS - no blushing
FS: CLOTHES AND THINGS
I may consider selling these — really not sure if I want to sell them yet… make an offer if you’re interested
All dolls come with certificates of authenticity, original paperwork, etc.
I can take pictures of any item you want, just contact me.
USA shipping for small items will be $6. If you buy 2+ items, shipping is free. (Dolls are excluded from this but if you buy a doll, anything else you buy ships free)
Non-USA shipping for small items will be $11.
Shipping for dolls can be quite expensive, sometimes as much as $50 for larger dolls. I will calculate the shipping for you, and if it’s too expensive, I’m happy to disassemble the doll for shipping. This allows me to ship in a smaller box, which saves you money. Either way, I’ll get you the best deal possible. I do not make money on shipping, ever.
I will do splits if all pieces have a buyer.
Paypal only please.
Yes, I do layaways. I’m very flexible, we can do whatever you need to do. However, all deposits are non-refundable, so make sure you’re serious about buying!
Dollbakery at live dot com :]
Or send me an ask on Tumblr, but BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS! Otherwise I can’t reply privately.
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!