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Attention NC Residents ~ Sales Tax Changes

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Hello,

As a small business owner in North Carolina, I am required to pay sales tax on all items sold within North Carolina. Up to this point, I have not been adding this to online sales for NC residents because buyers from this region were so few and far between (At NC shows, I figure it into the price).

Over the last 6 months, I have acquired new repeat buyers in NC which has resulted in me having to pay sales tax out of pocked and it has become very expensive. Effective March 1, 2016, any purchase made at Deborah's Darlings within North Carolina will have sales tax added to the purchase. The current rate for Wake County is 6.75. Of course, this will change as the sales tax rate changes. If you have any questions, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you,

Deborah

Change of Plan

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Hello,

Anyone that knows me knows I am very picky when it comes to my babies. If I dont like it, I redo it. Well unfortunately that is the worst when it come to mohair. I have been rooting the last few days and was questioning the hair the whole time. I should have stopped while I was ahead because as I was towards the end, I realized it was not to my liking. The mohair just was not to my liking at all. So what does that mean? I ripped it all out! I couldn't sell a baby with hair like that. What else does that mean? Well this baby isn't going to be blonde! Looks like I will be going through my hair this morning to see what I have and deciding what color to use. Looks like another few days of rooting. Let's hope I can have this little done by this weekend!

Deborah

Slowly But Surely

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Hello folks,

This past week has been a struggle. I have come down with the worst sinus infection I believe I have ever had. My face has been swollen and and the right side has been twice as bad as the left. It has not wanted to drain at all. I have done everything....saline rinse, steam showers, humidifiers, Mucinex, warm compresses, Ibuprophen for inflammation, and antibiotics. Nothing seems to be helping much. If I don't have improvement by Wednesday, I will be heading back to see my internal doctor.

Since laying down makes me feel worse, I have been working on and off as much as I can. I am currently working on a blonde hair blue eyed baby. I hope to have her completed by the end of the week assuming this mess doesn't worsen. As usual, keep checking back and if you haven't joined my mailing list, do so on the left side of my home page. You will be first to know of new available babies.

Ok, back to rooting!

Deborah

Back to Work!

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Hello everyone,

Well the holidays are over and I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! I also hope that the new year brings joy and prosperity to all of you. I have not been working the last few weeks as I have a son who lives in California here for Christmas. We only get to see him once or twice a year so the doll stuff is put to the side.

Today I started back working and I am currently working on the Holden sculpt by Helen Connors. This baby will be a baby boy. As soon as I have him completed I will send out a newsletter. If you are not on my mailing list and wish to be one of the first to be notified of a new baby coming available, you can join my mailing list on my home page on the left side.

Okay, back to rooting I go!

Thank you,

Deborah

Photo Issues With Baby Noel and A Quick Note!

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Hello everyone,

I know its been a long while since I blogged. Between trying to get babies done and the holidays approaching, I have been a busy bee and time tends to get away from me. I wanted to take a moment to talk about my Baby Noel. When I was photographing her I was having some issues with my camera settings. For some reason I couldnt get the lighting right and as a result I settled for the photos I took of her out of frustration. The more I looked at her photos over the last month or so the more I realized they did not really capture her well. In fact they kind of had a yellow overcast and made her hair look a little strange to me. It has bothered me for awhile so last night I decided to do something about it and retake her photos. I have temporarily removed her from my site, but she will be back up sometime today.

Also I want to make a quick mention that I will be taking some time off from December 16 - December 31. This doesnt mean I wont be working on babies all together. What is means is my son from California will be here visiting for Christmas and I want to spend some time enjoying him while he is here. He and family time will be my priority. I will probably still work some early morning and some evenings, but other than that I plan to try and enjoy time with them for the holidays.

Once Christmas is all done and over, I will then be focusing on preparing for the International Doll and Teddy Bear Show in Asheville, NC in June. I will still be making babies for the site, but I will also be setting some aside for the show. I will not be revealing the babies for the show until opening day at the show. I want it to be a surprise for those that are planning to attend. I feel by having them on my site months ahead of time ruins the joy of coming to the show to see them in person only to see the same faces folks have been looking at for months. I will promise I will have some real cuties. The babies I have already planned to do for the show are amazing sculpts! As I stated before, I will continue to place babies on my site for adoption as well. The time in between babies will just be a bit longer.

Ok, I am off to finish going through Baby Noel's photos. Once I have that completed and her back up for adoption, I will continue to paint Mina Torquati's "Madison" sculpt."

Thank you,

Deborah