I thought I'd try to update here with the 'important' stuff since I still get a lot of notes/comments about things through DA. I can't promise I'll be very good at remembering to update it though. >.<
Okay so.. I abandoned twitter. Tweetdeck refuses to work for me now so I took it as a sign. No more trying to fit my ramblings into character limits, yay!
From now on dolls (and commissions when I take them again) will be back to Etsy, I think. I tallied up the amount of complaints about ebay/bidding vs the amount of complaints against missing out on Etsy's first come, first served items/custom order slots and there was more negative comments geared towards eBay. So, there's that.
I am also going to actually time how long it takes me to make a doll, and work out the cost of materials for each doll type and readjust my prices based on those factors rather than just guessing. Then I'll be able to work out a solid price list for both commissions and ready made dolls. I'll be interesting to see, now that things seem to come a little easier than when I started, how long it takes me (I remember I stopped counting at the 20hour mark for the first standing doctor I made ).
Oh! And I got an embroidery machine. It was on sale for 40% off so I kind of gave in and bought one. XD Now I just need to pay for it. But yet again it made me wish I lived in the US - even at 40% off it was more than double the price I could get it for in the US. Boo, Australia.
Hope everyone is well and had a happy/fun/spooky Halloween!