Pippaloo is back!
This fall I will be firing up those ovens and burners once again. It’s been a long year and a half away from my shop- and the doll world too. Sadly, there were many times during my hiatus when I could not bare to even walk into my doll room or to look over at the little corner of my dining-room-turned-studio. They were not easy times. I am now finally feeling well enough again and am ready to get back into the kitchen and get cookin’!
There will be a relaunch featuring several changes including an new and improved selling platform! More info on that to come.
Just as before in my shop, I will post all items one day a month at a specific time, first come first served. The system works well and generally seems the most equitable to all. Given the limited amount of time I have to devote to the shop, posting items one day a month allows me to offer the maximum number of products at one time, streamlining my processes, as well as benefitting my clients by not just daily listing random items. This system saves on time and shipping costs as well all around.
Unfortunately I will once again not be able to take on any custom work. This decision is not one that I have made lightly. Over the years some of my favorite doll foods have been client requests. Many customs honestly did push me to improve, challenge and hone my skills, some allowing me to delve into mediums that I had never used before but had always wondered about. Often requests were incredibly interesting and creative and some turned out so well that I ended up making extras for my menu lists. However, family commitments will once again be in place, now to an even greater extent than before, so custom work will just not be possible. Additionally, menu lists will likely be smaller than before, but on the upside items will be available in larger quantities. The one exception is that I will continue to offer, as I have in the past, multi color swirl lollipops in custom colors and quantities. For now those will be available through my Etsy site only. All other items and sales will be moving to a new platform. More on that to come.
As in the past, each month I will update my blog with my monthly theme and include a menu list of the foods that will be offered for that month. Hopefully I’ll have time to squeeze in some product reviews for items in the 18” doll world, share unexpected doll finds and possibly post a few tutorials.
I’m just glad to be returning to the creative process and I’m looking forward to getting started. More details and updates to come next in the next few weeks...