Ethel is going to Texas!

Ethel and I will be at MDCC again this year in San Antonio Texas, YAY never been there before!

This limited edition of 30 Ethel dolls will only be available through MDCC. I will be also providing a presentation at MDCC in September called, “Mound to Magic” That will journey through the making of a BJD from a mound of clay and the process of bringing life to these amazing little souls.

I am very proud to say that everything for Ethel is created here in my studio, the sculpt, molds, casting, clothes, paint, wigs, bases, her toy bunny and even the protective doll bag she will go home in.

What is included in this wonderful little bundle of joy?

This edition of Ethel is the first to be released made with my own special resin concoction in a realistic skin tone with slight transparency as well as UV protection. I call this new color created right here in my studio, Latte.

Ethel is 10 inches tall and is the first doll I have sculpted with separate wrist joints and magnetic hands for ease of posing and dressing. She comes with her artist faceup as well as her dress set with matching hair bow, tights and shoes made here in the studio.

Ethel’s little bunny doll is super cute and designed specifically for her to drag and toss about. She rarely goes anywhere without him. He is made with love and hugs and is 7 inches from tip to toe with a body of just 2 inches long.

The set also comes with a doll bag made especially for MDCC from natural cotton, lined in batting and satin for an extra comfy trip home.

MDCC fullset

Last but not least Ethel has a custom stand fit just for her.

Thank you to everyone for continuing to collect my work and “Keeping the Dust Flying” in my studio!

Please contact Karen Schoewe on Facebook or email her here registrar@moderndollcollectors.com if you are interested in adopting Ethel through MDCC.

Studio Update 3004

Been busy here in the Incubator testing some fabulous new resin colors and deciding on which ones I will be keeping as my regulars. I have decided on 4 and will have pictures later in the week. Just wanted to get a quick update out

In the resin experimenting process I cast just 2 or 3 Ethel dolls that will be available as one of a kind resin test dolls. Very pretty natural to tanned tones with a touch of transparency. 
These little sweethearts will be available for adoption late next week.
Soooo much going on ….no wonder I haven’t been to the lap pool lately, hehe, this is much more fun!

Sprite Nola’s are ready to flitter home and I am sending out shipping requests over the next day and starting to ship her the following day (Monday Feb 12)

Don’t forget she will be leaving here in Mexico via FedEx, where she goes through customs to the United States. Elizabeth my wonderful shipping helper and Facebook admin for the Stella and the CreamSoda Kids group receives all of the pre labelled packages and drops them off for me at the USPS office in West Virginia. THEN each individual package goes on it’s way to it’s destination in the US, Canada, Australia and everywhere else.

The reason I do things this way is because shipping through regular mail in Mexico is very unreliable, if your parcel ever arrives it will be in about 3 months after shipped. So to be safe I use FedEx, but it’s very expensive and to ship one doll to the US is $150. That is just craziness!!

So in my best attempt to keep shipping reasonable-ISH the packages go through channels and arrive safely but they do take about 1-2 weeks to arrive depending on customs. Also using this bulk shipping method I need to wait to send a box until it is full of packages, which can take a week.

Winter Blush Stella Update

Just a note to catch you all up on the past Stella preorder in Winter Blush that ended in February.

About 2 weeks ago I received My order from the casting house but sadly there was a huge mistake and they sent all the wrong color resin. The box was full of Stella in Desert Sand resin, the same as the first order which many of you already have.

Luckily I have a very good relationship with the factory and they negotiated with the casting department to have the proper color cast right away with no wait time.

Thank goodness! I was in panic mode.

I was hoping to have all the dolls shipped right about now but with this delay it’s going to be a couple more weeks before they arrive to me.  The dolls were shipped today, July 16th and should arrive to my broker in Texas in about 8 days then hopefully not too long coming through customs in Mexico.

I already have all the sewing done and wigs made so once she arrives I will be able to paint, paint, paint and get her shipped within 6-8 days.

Fingers crossed for a speedy delivery, I’ll let you know when they arrive here. Sorry for the delay but sometimes there is a weenie bump in the road 🙂

On another note: I now have some unexpected Desert Sand Stellas in my studio that I will be doing up as one of a kinds. If you missed out on her or are interested in another of this precious girl please drop me a line.  I have about 5 dolls to sell and the rest will be coming to the MDCC show in New Orleans in September with me.

Dolly love and HUGS!

Rhonda

Stella Updates and my traveling studio

 

I have been way behind on posting updates here on the site, but have been managing to get them onto FaceBook for any of you that follow me there.

So here I am finally getting a chance to make a much needed post 🙂

I arrived in Canada from Mexico on August 25th to set up my temporary studio and get ready for the arrival of all the Preorder Stella’s.

My traveling companion, Tinker and I, and all of my STUFF has invaded the home of my great friends who don’t seem to mind me taking over the place with all my mess for a couple of months….thank goodness for excellent friends!

 

Come September 7th, it was just like Christmas day in the house when 3 tightly packed boxes of the girls arrived…woohooo! Finally it was time to get down to work, snipping, painting, sewing, there was fur flying I can tell you!

Blank dolls and faced up only dolls were the first to go out and I was able to get the bulk of them shipped off to their new homes last week.

Rave reviews from collectors are already coming in….I love you guys!

I have all of the wigs sewn, most of the clothes for fullset outfits done and dyed and will be sending out more Paypal invoices this weekend for shipping.

 

Any Fullset dolls that were ordered directly from my website will be going out next. Then all the dolls ordered through the Denver Doll Emporium store will be shipped. Last but certainly not least will be the 3 one of a kind dolls that were purchased.

I will be wrapping up here and heading back home to Mexico October 27th. By then It’s going to be getting way too cold here in Alberta for this girl and her trusty chihuahua.

I am hoping to make a few of Stella’s stray cats, Princess available before I have to leave if time permits.

I do plan on being back again in March with Stella’s new little brother Ethan to do a bit of work on our way to The Quinlan Doll and TeddyBear show in Philadelphia April 12-14 /2018

Meanwhile there are shoes and eyes available for Stella in my Etsy shop and I’ll be adding some clothing there as I can.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CreamSodaBJD

Back to work!