Deborah's Blog

Saoirse

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Hi everyone,

Some folks have been wondering why my Saoirse baby just disappeared from my Up for Adoption page. I realized yesterday that her belly plate is not packed in her box with her. I must have misplaced it when returning from the ROSE International Doll Show. There is no question in my mind that I have it, but I just haven't had the time to go through all my stuff to locate it. I do not want to sell her until I find it. I am it just got packed away with the wrong baby. I will get her back up on my site as soon as I have located it.

Thanks,

Deborah

 

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig!

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Hi everyone,

I am back from the Rose International Doll and Teddy Bear Show. I had a great time! The crowds were not abundant especially after the first day, but it was still time well spent.

Please note that I have placed all babies that were not adopted back on my Up for Adoption page. At this time I am running a 10% off sale on all babies through tomorrow, July 24. Please keep in mind that I will entertain offers. I may not be able to accept them, but I am always willing to hear them.

I plan to take the next few days off and then will begin working on more babies. I have some wonderful kits waiting for me to start.

Thank you,

Deborah

 

Few Anouncements

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Hi Everyone,

Well, the good news is, my first "Harlow" sculpt is now completed. The bad news...my shoulder didnt take it well. I spent a few days rooting the head and when I was finishing up yesterday, the pain in my shoulder was unbearable. It forced me to stop working and to take some pain killers. I also noticed some swelling.

I love to root, but unfortunately it is taking a terrible toll on my shoulder. For this reason, I plan to suspend any rooting for awhile. From this point forward, all babies will have painted hair until I feel I can try and handle rooting again. I was told awhile back to stop all together. I tried to put limitations on myself, but even that has not kept my shoulder from flaring up. My shoulder is very sensitve. Sometimes even lifting a gallon of milk out of the fridge can cause it to flare up.

I have not decided yet if I will take this Harlow to the ROSE show or if I will take the painted hair baby. I am leaning more towards taking the painted hair baby because all of my others will also have painted hair, but I havent quite decided just yet. As soon as I figure it out, I will let everyone on my mailing list know. I will also post something here.

I apologize for how slow things seem to be moving. A few folks have emailed me asking when the next baby is coming available. At this time I am working long hours everyday preparing for my upcoming show. I also have family coming in soon for my daughter's high school graduation and my son's middle school graduation. It is a very busy time, but please know I am working hard to keep the babies coming.

Thank you,

Deborah

 

Works in Progress

Written by Deborah on .

Hello,

Just to keep folks updated...I am currently working on Laura Tuzio Ross' "Harlow" sculpt. This baby is absolutely gorgeous! This baby will be traveling with me to the ROSE International Doll Show in July in Denver, CO. Since so many people have contacted me regarding this sculpt, I decided to order another one. I will be getting started on that "Harlow" after I finish the one for the show and will put her up for adoption here on my site. Right now I have to make the show priority as I am running out of time. My daughter is getting ready to graduate so I have a lot of family coming in which will also affect the amount of time I have to work.

Be watching for the second "Harlow" to appear. As always, a newsletter will go out as soon as I have her completed.

I would like to mention again that I am currently NOT accepting any layaways and will not be offering any exceptions. All adoptions must be paid in full at purchase.

Thank you,

Deborah

 

ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

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I have had several folks inquiring about the babies I have on my doll show page asking if they could purchase them. At this time, these babies will only be available at the ROSE International Doll Show in Denver, CO in July. If they are still available after the show, I will place them on my "Up for Adoption" page. If I sell all my babies prior to the show. I will have nothing for my tables. I simply do not have the time to replace any that I would sell at this point. I still have one or two that I need to complete prior to the show. Time is getting very pressing for me especially with my daughter's graduation next month.

Also, I need to make an announcement regarding layaways. First of all, I DO NOT do holds without a nonrefundable 25% deposit...not for a few days, not even for a few hours. NO EXCEPTIONS!  Also, DO NOT put a baby on layaway if you are not sure you will be able to pay it off. When a buyer asks me to put a baby on layaway, they are asking me to remove the baby from sale and to prevent any other interested buyer from purchasing that baby. When a lawaway is cancelled, not only do I lose other possible sales, but the funds I have upfronted to make the baby are still not paid off resulting in debt on my side. I simply cannot operate business this way. It is too stressful and does cause financial issues on my end.

Although it has already been stated for many months, I WILL NOT REFUND any layaway deposits or payments from this point forward!!! NO EXCEPTIONS! Also, layaway deposits ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE...meaning the funds cannot be put towards another doll or given to a friend. I have had too many layaways cancelled over the last few months and cannot continue to operate on broken promises.

If for any reason you have the slightest doubt about paying off a baby, then please DO NOT put the baby on layaway. It saves a lot of headache on both sides

Thank you,

Deborah