Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Update of the pictureque kind

Hey everyone! It's been a while since we updated, unfortunately Sarah and I got completely backlogged by life. Every time we tried to get together to cast, things came up!

BUT the last two weekends we've been busting tail to get things done! The good news is that we have the master molds done for almost every single part. We're down to the last little pieces (fiddling things like the hands.).

We won't be casting this Saturday, because Sarah and I are Co-chairing the art show for Mountaincon, so we'll be at the concom meeting instead. But the following saturday our fingers are crossed to get those last pieces cast. We're so close to having the completed dolls it's driving us crazy! CRAZY I SAY!

So here's some photos from our last casting session. We realized that we're badly out of practice, as we had a few rough starts/clumsy moments and Sarah and I are both now sporting a fine coating of resin over our fingers.

Here's a shot of me waiting for Sarah. It was only the begining of the blizzard that plunked down on us and left our cars covered in about 6 inches of snow when we had to leave.
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This is fondly known as the 'frankenmold'. Believe it or not, this monstrocity makes the prettiest of torso pieces.
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And the day wouldn't be complete without Sarah's ever present smile. Even when we're picking resin off of our fingers!
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Here Sarah is cutting off the extra resin from the pour holes, as we demolded the chest piece!
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Sarah hard at work!
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And here's some last minute sanding of the thigh while we get the case ready to make a mold of it. Sarah's better at this part then me, my arthritis makes it so I sand for about five minutes before I cry. Girl's got muscles from doing this!

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And that's it. I didn't take too many pictures this time around, but next time I should hopefully have something REALLY excellent to share! We'll resume casting the saturday after this one! Till then, happy holidays to you all!

~Jessica M. Douglas~

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Wow! Is it November already? Tell me it isn't, quick! Time is going by so fast that I am having trouble keeping up with it.

We are still working on perfecting the dolls. We are very frustrated that it is taking so long, especially since we have several people already waiting to buy them. Since it is a first for both of us, it is taking some extra time to figure everything out. Our goal is to have at least a couple of dolls fully completed by the end of the year, so we will keep you updated. We apologize for the delay.

Hope you all had a great Halloween!
~Sarah B. Seiter~

Friday, July 27, 2007

Hi guys, sorry about the delay! We're resanding the dolls because they just aren't quite there yet in smoothness, so we're not satisfied with the resin casts. But fingers crossed we should be back on track very soon.

Sarah and I are both stay at home moms, and unfortunately we live a good forty five minutes/hour away from each other. So getting together when we don't have children is HARD. Things will pick up this month though, hopefully! At least until I get yanked out of the state for dragoncon.

Meanwhile we've released a sneak sale of the newest wings. They WILL be offered on the mushroom peddler website once it's up. Each is one of a kind since they're hand painted. I *did* have pictures of us in the process of making these, but it seems my kids saved over the pictures with pictures of the kitten. Sooo... here's the wings themselves!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Hi guys!

Just a note to let you know we are still alive lol We have both been so busy over the last few weeks that we have not been able to cast. We are still working on other aspects of the dolls though, such as perfecting the sculpting. We will post as son as we have some more exciting news ;)

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Hello all!

My appologies for not updating after our last two casting sessions. My camera seems to have died and Sarah forgot hers! So we don't have pictures of this particular round.

However things are going good. We've come a long way, and are a lot closer to our goals then we realised. Of course that's before we cast the torso and realised it needed some more sanding before we can make the master mold. But we're still on our way!

We didn't cast this weekend, but casting will begin again on tuesday, so we'll keep you updated on our progress.

Glad you guys are as excited about this as we are!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A day in the life of the mushroom peddlers

Hello hello all! Jess here!

We spent yesterday casting, and things are really progressing! So I thought I'd add a few photographs of our day.

We arrive at the lab, and Sarah is parched!
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But after a short break for a drink, we get our things all set up:
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Oooo! Sarah has been fiddling with some new ear ideas!
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A few false starts, and we have all our molds set up and ready for resin!
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Here's Sarah being a mad scientist:
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A messy mad scientist:
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But a happy mad scientist:
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Other highlights for the day included an in depth discussion on Sarah's tendancies to be cruel and sadistic to cardboard. Her repressed memories of her childhood cardboard torturing days, and learning that mold release and tape do not go together.

But we're getting there!
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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

News Flash!

Hi everyone!

We decided to open this blog to show our latest progress on getting The Mushroom Peddler store up and running. Things are going well as we have the layout done and now are going forward with coding everything. We are hoping to have the site up and running within the next month, but as we are both moms of small children it may take a little longer. We will do our best.

Check back soon for limited edition dolls, wings, clothing, and other fun things for ball-jointed-dolls coming soon!

Oh... The official storefront will be at www.TheMushroomPeddler.com

See you soon!
Sarah B. Seiter (MisticUnicorn) & Jessica Douglas
aka: The Mushroom Peddlers

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