Saturday, February 27, 2016

February Mail Haul

I recently started selling a few of my dolls in order to reduce my collection and put the money towards new supplies and actually finishing up the dolls left in my collection. Links for all the shops and artists will be at the bottom!

First up, I finally got some nice furniture for ¼ size. I’ve been eyeing the couch and A-frame shelf from Dream Studio Dollhouse, run by two girls in Russia. The furniture they make is laser cut wood that is pieced together and glued, making it fairly inexpensive compared to carved pieced. Everything arrived well packed and assembled. They also sent me one of their shelf boxes as a gift and it's so cute!

From ordering to delivery, it took less than a month. The shipping can get pricey if you buy a lot of bulky items, but it is tracked from their studio all the way to your door, anywhere in the world. The proportions are perfect for my minifees. Picture time!


 Next Up, clothes from my Lillycat Cerisedolls. I’ve had these two girls for a very long time and only had a few pieces of ill-fitted clothing for them to wear. I recently buckled down and commissioned Venecja for two of her amazing outfits that should be arriving sometime next week. I also had the pleasure of trading two pairs of shoes for two sets of lingerie from ViolaBJD. I gave her measurements for my Cerisedolls and received two beautiful, matching sets of lingerie. Unfortunately one of my Cerisedolls is in pieces while I blush her, so you only get to see one ^_^

Lastly I bought some supplies from Sun & Moon Crafts to make glass pendants. A few years ago I bought their mini dogtags and epoxy drops. I wasn’t too impressed with them, because the epoxy drops tended to curl up and not stick to the images very well. However, I’ve always wanted to play with their glass pieces so I bought a few sets of the different shapes, some bails, chain, and glaze. I only bought enough bails and chain to make 20 necklaces, even though I bought 50 glass pieces. I don’t anticipate selling more than 20 necklaces at my only convention this year so it’s no big deal.

The package was sent in a bubble mailer. Each glass piece was individually wrapped in tissue paper and bubble wrapped in sets of 10. When I opened the oval pieces, I was pretty disappointed to see small cracks all around the edge of each glass piece. I contacted Gina and she responded quickly and sent me replacements, all of which were perfect. I am very happy with the service and product.

So I used one of the cracked oval pieces to test out their Sun & Moon brand glaze. I used a clipping from a magazine and followed the instructions from their blog. The glaze dried clear with no bubbles, as promised. Unfortunately I didn’t take any pictures but I’ll have more to show once I start putting my artwork into the pendants. I plan on doing a few with my art and a few with handpainted galaxies. I just love the way the glass domes the images. 

I'll have more when I finish my next piece or my Venecja outfits arrive, whichever happens first! 


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