|"Do you have a license with ...?"||
I do not have a licensing agreement with anyone.
|"Do you have a contract with ...?"||
I do not have a contract with anyone either.
|"Do you have an E-Bay store?"||
I plan to not.
|"Are you on FaceBook, Twitter, My Space?"||
Going to NOT happen.
|"What method is best?"||The easiest one for you.|
|"What materials are best?"||The easiest for you to work with, anything that works, the most affordable, the easiest to attain.|
|"What thread is best?"||One that is strong (and possibly also thick).|
|"What scale is best?"||1:3 and 1:2 are very easy sizes.|
|"What paint is best?"||Plastic\vinyl specific, artist's acrylics, craft acrylics, Crème Oil stencil paint, artist's chalk pastels, colored pencils (in that order).|
|"Where did you find ...?||
See Links, ask me specifically.
|"Why don't you make\sell\use ...?||
I either could not find it, afford it, or both.
|"Can't I buy ... myself?||
Most likely, but if you want it included in a commission, it must get to me.
|"Do you make porcelain dolls?"||
First, there is a difference between "dolls made of porcelain" and "porcelain dolls".
I don't have the equipment to make the porcelain myself; however, I can alter, decorate, and assemble premade porcelain parts.
|"Do you make kits?"||
Kits would need patters, directions, materials, and hardware that I do not have permission to sell as individual items.
|"Can you make me ...?"||Depends on the item, the scale, and the materials needed.|
|"Can I use Plasteline?"||
I recommend not.
Plasteline is modelling clay thus it never hardens and is usually what molds are formed around.
|"Do I have to use doll specific clay?"||
For some things (like fingers), I recommend super-flex clay (like mold making clay).
|"What clay is best?"||
Any clay that doesn't shrink.
Like oven cure poly clay or epoxy clay.
|"I don't have an embossing heat tool."||On certain things, you can use a blow drier, an oven, or the heat from a 100, or higher, Watt incandescent light bulb.|
|"Can I use hot rollers, a curling, or a straitening iron?"||
Use the lowest heat setting and leave curlers in until they are fully cooled, you can also use foam rollers.
|"Why do you show other people's tools?"||Merely for example.|
|"What can I use to attach wigs (and eyes)?"||Poster tack putty or sticky squares (but not on silicon eyes).|
|"Why did you make ...?"||Because I was dissatisfied with what was available, had a hard time attaining it, or could not find it.|
|"Why do you give instructions and patterns for free?"||Because they are really very simple (if you have time to sit down and work out the bugs), and I want to irritate the "people" who sell them.|
|"I have a doll that wasn't fully rooted, will it be ruined if I add more hair?"||
Depends on whether or not you want the doll as just one for playing.
It may have value as an oddity; but if you want it just for play, do whatever you like (but find a good rooting tutorial and use it for guidance).
|"Why have you not responded to my E-mail?"||Because I did not see it; please, type "dolls" first in the subject bar.|