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Important Holiday Deadlines

Posted by Elizabeth Mattingly on

The holiday season is upon us. With staffing shortages, shipping delays are expected once again this year. Honestly. I have already started to experience delays for my own personal purchases.  The following deadlines are recommended for this year's holiday shopping. Unfortunately shipping timeframes are not guaranteed, especially in these current times. The sooner you can order, the better.  Local pickups may be arranged for the Southern Indiana area. I can usually meet in Clarksville/New Albany. Meetups outside this area may require a delivery fee. Please contact me first before ordering to confirm pickup availability.  * The last day to order...

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Eco Friendly Packaging

Posted by Elizabeth Mattingly on

🌍 Did You Know? 🌍   ♻️ I use products that are either recycled, made from recycled materials, or are biodegradable, like cardboard boxes.    ♻️ I no longer use the synthetic polyfil, that's used to stuff pillows and animals. I am now using this awesome fiberfill made from corn!!! I surround my sculptures in a "cloud of fluff" to protect them. I do understand that the fibers can be a little annoying to remove from their wings and other small pieces, but it really is the best way I have found to pad them safely for shipping. The fibers really hold together, to...

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The Building of a Castle

Posted by Elizabeth Mattingly on

I found this wooden castle dollhouse at Michaels, and thought it would be a really cool way to display my dragons at festivals and fairs.  I will be using a few techniques that I learned from my best friend Neisha's Dream Castles.    I started by adding a cobblestone floor,   Phase two.... exterior stonework. It's looking really good so far!   Now it's time to paint....   Next I worked on the drawbridge.    It's really starting to come together now!   Now it's time to frame the door and windows.   Here they are painted to match.  ...

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❗Possible Shipping Delays❗

Posted by Elizabeth Mattingly on

‼VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE‼ Ok gang I need to make you aware of shipping delays that are occurring, mainly due to Covid-19. I've noticed that delivery times have really slowed down over the past couple of weeks. An order for a repeat customer, that normally takes 2 business days to arrive, took 7 days to be delivered. It was shipped Priority Mail. I dropped off several orders on July 21. Majority of these packages arrived within the week. But one of the packages actually arrived yesterday!It took 16 days to be delivered!!!! 😮☹ It was also shipped Priority Mail. To give...

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