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muisjepop:

I’m re-opening the sales on Wilhelm, the head created for Fairyland Chic-line bodies. To celebrate this event I’m offering a 15% off coupon till the end of September: OPEN15

Visit my online store.

My long-time BJD friend Muisje has finally opened a store for her artist head for FL Chicline. Wilhelm looks stunning and he comes in two skin tones as well.

Check out MuisjePOP or reblog to spread the news to all Chicline lovers! :D

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Our new model: Doll Family Zhuang Qi! His name is Brandon, he already has a pair of grey glass eyes and a short brown Monique wig ready for him ~bHe will also get glasses eventually
I’m in the process of moving so my dolls won’t get a lot of attention right now, but I sure have a long to do list for them LOL!
☆ Petesy

Our new model: Doll Family Zhuang Qi! His name is Brandon, he already has a pair of grey glass eyes and a short brown Monique wig ready for him ~bHe will also get glasses eventually

I’m in the process of moving so my dolls won’t get a lot of attention right now, but I sure have a long to do list for them LOL!

Petesy

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Doll Plans Tuesday!

It’s Tuesday again :D As per eveningdreams8's idea, let's talk about our doll plans!

I just got a new SD head, a Dollfamily Zhuang Qi :D He’ll be Brandon and my K-doll Kael head will be a mystery character ~ Sadly the DF-A head doesn’t fit nicely on the DF-H body I have laying around so I’ll have to search for a new body. My Dollzone head currently claimed the body, but I’ve been thinking of getting him a Mirodoll body.

In short, on the WTB list:

  • DF-A male body or similar SD body around 60cm;
  • Mirodoll 70cm male body

Still deciding whether or not to upgrade my MSD’s too, I love SD’s @3@

Petesy

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Snapshot Saturday ~ Take a picture of your doll TODAY and post it to Tumblr tagged ‘snapshot saturday’. It’s a great way to get more pictures of your own dolls on your Tumblr without having to do a time-consuming shoot, worry about the timing and tags, and in general just as a push to get to photograph again! 
Here’s little Henriette, or ‘Hetje’ as we called her. She finally got a face-up and a cute pearl hair band made by Nordica. She’s an Obitsu 11cm doll and functions as our PukiPuki model. Not a real BJD, I know, but she just looked too cute today not to photograph ;p
☆ Petesy

Snapshot Saturday ~ Take a picture of your doll TODAY and post it to Tumblr tagged ‘snapshot saturday’. It’s a great way to get more pictures of your own dolls on your Tumblr without having to do a time-consuming shoot, worry about the timing and tags, and in general just as a push to get to photograph again!

Here’s little Henriette, or ‘Hetje’ as we called her. She finally got a face-up and a cute pearl hair band made by Nordica. She’s an Obitsu 11cm doll and functions as our PukiPuki model. Not a real BJD, I know, but she just looked too cute today not to photograph ;p

 Petesy

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Doll Plans Tuesday!

It’s Tuesday again :D As per eveningdreams8's idea, let's talk about our doll plans for the future. Did you fall in love with another head but need bodies for your floating heads first? Or did you recently make your first real piece of clothing on the sewing machine? Tell me all about it (and pics are definitely a plus! :p)

Reply to this post or mak a new one tagged “doll plans Tuesday”! :D

Petesy

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Please, don’t buy recasts

freakstylebjd:

For a long time I’ve been hesitant to write this post, because I don’t want it to come across as a cry for sympathy. And I don’t want to wage war on paper.
When talking about recasting,  I could of course point fingers and say how the recast community has changed from “target only the big boys” to “whatever, anything goes”. Or, I could write about how those big boys aren’t big at all. Instead, I’ve decided to keep it closer to home and tell you about my own situation.

I am one of those small-time artists. “FreakStyleBJD” is nothing more than a desk in a corner of my apartment. 150cm by 65cm: That’s all my business is. I don’t have a fancy office, I don’t have dozens of employees working under me, all I need is a webshop to function.

Making dolls is my only source of income, and I don’t even make half of minimum wage right now. Because I’m chronically ill and declared unfit for work, FreakStyleBJD is my only option to at least have some sort of a livelihood. Sculpting is something that I’m able to do in those moments of the day when I’m feeling well enough to concentrate on what I’m doing. And having my own business gives me the flexibility I need to deal with the symptoms of my illness. But, as with all starting businesses, it takes time to get a client base large enough to warrant a steady income.

Sometimes I think we forget how privileged we are, being able to spend money on dolls. There are times when I don’t even have enough for food. Hopefully this will change soon as my shop is gaining more awareness, although with that awareness also comes something that I really dread: The attention of recasters. I’ll be honest with you: my biggest fear is for my work to be bootlegged. Not because this goes against my ‘artistic integrity’ or something, but because if I have to compete with my OWN work sold for not even half the price, I won’t be able to keep my head above water.  

This is just my own situation. Aside from me though, there are many more artists. People who are not the faceless corporations we want them to be. These are men and women with children to feed, with hopes and dreams just like us. All artists, me included, have to rely on the good heart of the people who make this community, so please, think of them – think of me – when considering what doll you’re going to buy next. And please, stay away from recasts.

Thank you,
Frederieke

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imperfectpearl said:

Have you considered using Storenvy as well? They allow more personal customization than Etsy does

I have, only we still have 200 business cards with the Etsy URL on it :’) I would prefer for Etsy to at least allow a banner at this point. But if it stays like this I feel like they will lose a lot of sellers… :(

But StoreEnvy is a good choice. We do want to stick with a ‘shop provider’ since it’s easier to trust an Etsy/eBay/StoreEnvy store than a random website :o

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The new Etsy layout…

So some people are already ‘chosen’ to view the new Etsy layout, and personally I really really dislike it :/ I feel like we’re failing to properly showcase our brand with the current layout that reduces the visible items to the number of categories we have. The navigations is shit, the shop is messy, all important information is pushed to the bottom of the page instead of the neat sidebar we used to have. tl;dr it SUCKS!

This is a sort of apology from us that we don’t have the proper way to show our shop to you, and that we hope that this FAILayout doesn’t stop you from stopping by our show. I am honestly very concerned about how this shitty layout will affect our biz ;3; I’m going to talk with Nordica about possibly moving away from Etsy (but the listing manager is GREAT tho). 

Sorry if this seems ranty but I have provided feedback for the new layout with Etsy. I just really want my banner back :/

(also yes I Googled how to make a screenshot on a Mac since I’m at work and I didn’t know how.. xD)

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