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Journal Entry: Wed Jun 22, 2016, 10:21 AM
Hello all!

Much has happened since I last wrote. I shall condense it down to just say life is hard sometimes and when trials come we learn a lot and hopefully grow stronger through the things we go through. I can certainly say that I am now much stronger and wiser than I was a few years ago.

I moved with my children to a new location early this year that (thankfully) allows me to have my workshop in my home. It makes it much easier to raise my children while having a business when it is at home lol I am still working on making the space as efficient as possible but for the most part it is now set up how I need it to be. It is much easier to be creative in a space with good energy and organization :D

I am sculpting again! ...and also creating new art. It feels very good to move forward creatively. I will be posting new things as they come which will be more frequently now that I have gotten mostly past the big hurdles I was dealing with ;)  
 

*hugs to all*
~Sarah~
The Mushroom Peddler


  • Listening to: Piano music
  • Reading: Wheel of Time
  • Watching: Psych
  • Eating: Cookies
  • Drinking: Apple Juice

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Journal Entry: Fri Feb 7, 2014, 9:28 AM
Hi everyone!

I am doing much better so far in 2014. Still a lot on my plate as far as both family and business things, but dealing with it ok. 
I have recently moved back to the old workshop building I was in before we began house-sitting for my in-laws. I am not in the same unit as before but I feel it is even better than the previous one. I really found that it was too hard trying to work things out of the garage here at the house. Not enough space to be really efficient and I have a really hard time not trying to be a mommy when I hear my kids in just the other room. It makes it really hard to stay focused. With the workshop things should be much better.
I am still moving and organizing so I may be slow getting back up to speed but I am trying really hard to get everything done as quickly as possible.

*hugs to all*
~Sarah~
The Mushroom Peddler


  • Listening to: Piano music
  • Reading: Wheel of Time
  • Watching: Psych
  • Eating: Cookies
  • Drinking: Apple Juice

Update

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 26, 2013, 1:36 PM
Just a journal to let everyone know I am still around lol 

I found over this year that the foot injury really has slowed me down even though I can get around ok. Having constant pain (even if it isn't really strong all the time) really wears on you over time. I haven't been releasing dolls as often as I have in previous years due to trying to keep things less stressful. I have lost a lot of self confidence in my abilities to do things as well as I need to and I am working hard to rebuild my self confidence so I can move forward again more up to the speed I would like to be at. 

I do have a few dolls available at my official store at www.TheMushroomPeddler.com though.
Also, I haven't been using my Etsy shop much in an effort to avoid the extra fees there so if you are looking for my dolls the official store is more likely to have a selection of options.

 Thanks to everyone for all of your well wishes and words of encouragement. It has really meant a lot to me.

*hugs*
~Sarah~


  • Listening to: Piano music
  • Reading: Wheel of Time
  • Watching: Psych
  • Eating: Cookies
  • Drinking: Apple Juice

***3 Day Event***

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 5, 2012, 5:58 PM







3 Day Special Event



Hi everyone!

My foot is doing better and the doctor said I can finally try partial weight bearing. It still hurts a lot and I can only get around with either crutches and the boot or a cane and a boot (though it hurts a lot more with just the cane), but it is progress so I will take it ;) It does seem to be allowing me to get for around for a little longer each day before I have to rest it and I am a little more mobile now and that is what is important.

Anyway because of my inability to work full time for the last too months, I need to raise a large sum quickly so I am offering two of my best promotions ever!

These promotions are a 3 day event for Nov 5th -7th only

The dolls that are included in this promotion are in stock and available in very limited in numbers (in some cases as few as 1-3) and are currently not being offered to the public outside of this offer.

Available dolls:

• Hoot the Owl
• Elli the Elephant
• Floppy the Lop
• Grin the Cheshire Cat
• Squeak the Rat
• Nibbles the Mouse

The normal price for these dolls is:

• Blank - $215
• Custom Color - $295
+$12 shipping

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PROMOTION #1

There will be a multiple doll discount on select dolls of 25% off each doll plus free shipping! So gather your friends and let me know which dolls you are interested in or expand your own dolly family by two or more

Promotion price per doll:

• Blank - $161.25
• Custom Color - $221.25

Promotion rules:

- At least two dolls must be ordered together to receive the 25% off and free shipping.
- All items will be shipped to the "host" address for free and the host of the group order will send/deliver the dolls to the participants as agreed among themselves. The Mushroom Peddler is not responsible for the delivery of items from the host to the individual participants unless arranged with me on an individual case by case basis (may require some shipping fees).

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PROMOTION #2

For those who would like to only order one doll, I am offering 10% off + half price shipping.

Promotion price per doll:

• Blank - $193.50
• Custom Color - $265.50
+$6 shipping
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To place an order, please contact me at TheMushroomPeddler@gmail.com for payment details.

-Blank dolls will be shipped sometime in late November after I return from the St. Louis BJD con around the 20th.
-Custom dolls will be shipped in around 5-8 weeks as soon as they are colored.

I almost forgot to mention that Layaway is available with this event. Please email me at TheMushroomPeddler@gmail.com if you would like a list of the terms.

Happy Holidays!
~Sarah B. Seiter~

• Hoot the Owl
Hoot the owl - teaser 2 by TheMushroomPeddler

• Elli the Elephant
An Elephant in Green by TheMushroomPeddler

• Floppy the Lop (on the left)
Fluff the Bunny and a Friend by TheMushroomPeddler

• Grin the Cheshire Cat (sorry no pics on DA yet of him)
i29.photobucket.com/albums/c25…

• Squeak the Rat
Squeak the Rat - Party dress by TheMushroomPeddler

• Nibbles the Mouse
Nibbles the Mouse - limited by TheMushroomPeddler

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A little about me

MisticUnicorn Stamp by Sammykaye1sStamps Support Mistic Unicorn by SkyeTrinity

Nickname: Many people online know me as 'MisticUnicorn'.

Inspiration: I am inspired by everything around me... music most of all.

Other Projects and Interests: Among other things: I am creating dolls, keeping my home clean (well, it's an organized mess!), entertaining my three young children, sewing fantasy costumes, and struggling to keep up with e-mails.
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Please feel free to email me if you would like to know my pricing and availability for art, custom doll commissions, or custom costuming.



  • Listening to: Piano music
  • Reading: Wheel of Time
  • Watching: Psych
  • Eating: Cookies
  • Drinking: Apple Juice

Update 10/7/12

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 30, 2012, 1:55 PM







Update


UPDATE 10-7-12
I forgot to post sooner, but wanted to let you know the doctor said I have to stay off of my foot for at least three more weeks then more ex-rays :faint: So frustrating! That means two more week now since I am late posting my update. He said that even once I can start weigh bearing, I will still be on crutches with partial weight bearing for at least a few weeks before I can try full weight. Please wish me a speedy recovery so I can get back to work full time. Thankfully he doesn't think I will need the surgery as long as I continue to be good and not rush things. SO hard :/



ORIGINAL JOURNAL ENTRY
Hi everyone!

I injured my foot severely about 6 weeks ago and have been forced to stay in bed since then with my foot elevated. I will hopefully know by tomorrow at the doc appointment whether it is healing ok on its own or if I will need surgery. This injury is slowing me down quite a bit I am doing my best to do as much as I can from bed.

Please send happy thoughts my way that it will heal on its own! ... and quickly!

All the best!
~Sarah B. Seiter~ aka: The Mushroom Peddler




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A little about me

MisticUnicorn Stamp by Sammykaye1sStamps Support Mistic Unicorn by SkyeTrinity

Nickname: Many people online know me as 'MisticUnicorn'.

Inspiration: I am inspired by everything around me... music most of all.

Other Projects and Interests: Among other things: I am creating dolls, keeping my home clean (well, it's an organized mess!), entertaining my three young children, sewing fantasy costumes, and struggling to keep up with e-mails.
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Please feel free to email me if you would like to know my pricing and availability for art, custom doll commissions, or custom costuming.



  • Listening to: Piano music
  • Reading: Wheel of Time
  • Watching: Psych
  • Eating: Cookies
  • Drinking: Apple Juice

A new forum for BJDs! The Chamber of Dreams

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 29, 2011, 3:21 PM







The Chamber of Dreams


After much research and planning and with the help of a programmer (my husband ;) ) I have created a new forum for the discussion of all BJDs.

I would like to invite you to join my new forum at www.TheChamberofDreams.com (TCofD) where you can discuss my dolls as well as any style of BJDs including porcelain and other kinds in addition to the resin dollies ;)

Hope to see you there!
~Sarah B. Seiter~ aka: The Mushroom Peddler

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Current dolls available:

---> Singe, the Dragont who is available as a limited edition at my etsy shop (www.etsy.com/shop/TheMushroomP…).

---> Grin, the Cheshire Cat who is available as a limited edition at my etsy shop (www.etsy.com/shop/TheMushroomP…).

---> Floppy, the Lop who is available as an open edition at my etsy shop (www.etsy.com/shop/TheMushroomP…).


All of these are still part of the Wonderling line and will have similar feel to the previous dolls from this line.


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A little about me

MisticUnicorn Stamp by Sammykaye1sStamps Support Mistic Unicorn by SkyeTrinity

Nickname: Many people online know me as 'MisticUnicorn'.

Inspiration: I am inspired by everything around me... music most of all.

Other Projects and Interests: Among other things: I am creating dolls, keeping my home clean (well, it's an organized mess!), entertaining my 8yr old & 4yr old, taking care of my beautiful preemie baby, sewing fantasy costumes, and struggling to keep up with e-mails.
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Please feel free to email me if you would like to know my pricing and availability for art, custom doll commissions, or custom costuming.



  • Listening to: Baby giggles :)
  • Reading: Wheel of Time
  • Watching: Full Metal Alchemist - Brothers
  • Playing: This Little Piggie with a 1 yr old :)
  • Eating: Mint Cookies & Cream Icecream... yum
  • Drinking: Milk

Updated 1-9-11 : Things to make you happy

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 9, 2011, 10:07 AM







BJD Collectasy!


Update 1-9-11: An article has been put up at www.bjdcollectasy.com/ about my dolls :dance: Please check it out.

Hi!

After going over my plans for all of my Wonderling animal dolls, I decided to make a couple of changes in my line up since I have found that there are far too many animals I would like to create to limit them. At first I planned to have only twelve Wonderlings, one for each month. September's doll was a griffin and October was a Dragon.
Now I have decided to pull the fantasy animals out of the monthly series and give them their own series. I will be offering the first of this new series in addition to the February Wonderling. The animal type will be a surprise and I promise you won't be disappointed ;) I may also have bonus dolls that pop up randomly outside of any series.

Also, throughout this month (Jan), Squeak the Rat is ordering as my etsy store www.etsy.com/shop/TheMushroomP… and directly through me as well which saves some fees on my end ;) So, if possible, please send me a PM and I can send an invoice to your email if you would like to order Squeak.

See, Hear, Squeak by TheMushroomPeddler

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A little about me

MisticUnicorn Stamp by Sammykaye1sStamps Support Mistic Unicorn by SkyeTrinity

Nickname: Many people online know me as 'MisticUnicorn'.

Inspiration: I am inspired by everything around me... music most of all.

Other Projects and Interests: Among other things: I am creating dolls, keeping my home clean (well, it's an organized mess!), entertaining my 8yr old & 4yr old, taking care of my beautiful preemie baby, sewing fantasy costumes, and struggling to keep up with e-mails.
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Please feel free to email me if you would like to know my pricing and availability for art, custom doll commissions, or custom costuming.



  • Listening to: Baby giggles :)
  • Reading: Wheel of Time
  • Watching: Full Metal Alchemist - Brothers
  • Playing: This Little Piggie with a 1 yr old :)
  • Eating: Mint Cookies & Cream Icecream... yum
  • Drinking: Milk

Fun News - Updated

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 4, 2010, 10:33 PM







Scratch Ordering



Hi :D

Introducing Scratch the Cat
Pretty Kitty by TheMushroomPeddler Scratch the Cat by TheMushroomPeddler Two of a Kind by TheMushroomPeddler

Scratch the Cat is open for ordering from now until New Years Day.

I have several different options available for her.

Please go to www.TheMushroomPeddler.com to order or
to my Etsy store www.etsy.com/shop/TheMushroomP…

Happy Holidays!
~Sarah B. Seiter~

P.S. I am almost finished with the Shelly dolls that were ordered (they should all be in the mail by next week).
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A little about me

MisticUnicorn Stamp by Sammykaye1sStamps Support Mistic Unicorn by SkyeTrinity

Nickname: Many people online know me as 'MisticUnicorn'.

Inspiration: I am inspired by everything around me... music most of all.

Other Projects and Interests: Among other things: I am creating dolls, keeping my home clean (well, it's an organized mess!), entertaining my 8yr old & 4yr old, taking care of my beautiful preemie baby, sewing fantasy costumes, and struggling to keep up with e-mails.
-----
Please feel free to email me if you would like to know my pricing and availability for art, custom doll commissions, or custom costuming.



  • Listening to: Baby giggles :)
  • Reading: Wheel of Time
  • Watching: Full Metal Alchemist - Brothers
  • Playing: This Little Piggie with a 1 yr old :)
  • Eating: Mint Cookies & Cream Icecream... yum
  • Drinking: Milk

News and updates!

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 21, 2010, 12:38 PM


Photography | Art Gallery | Stock Account

I finally got a premium membership for this account and I plan to make more posts here from now on :dance:

Updates:

Things have gone slower than expected with a few bumps in the production of the Shelly Turtle doll, but now things are going better and they are almost ready to ship out.

I had planned on releasing a new doll animal type each month, but because of the bumps along the way, I just haven't been able to do that. I do have the doll for September nearly ready and am considering playing catch up by offering Sept (griffin), Oct (dragon), Nov (undecided), and Dec's (undecided) dolls all during December. We shall see if I can pull it off. The holidays are crazy sometimes, so I may have to just wait until next time those months come around to release their dolls.

I also have a round of wings coming so those that are hoping to get a set, please keep watching for when they are released. They usually go pretty quick so please let me know as soon as you see the set you want.

  • Listening to: Baby giggles :)
  • Reading: Wheel of Time
  • Watching: Full Metal Alchemist - Brothers
  • Playing: This Little Piggie with a 1 yr old :)
  • Eating: Mint Cookies & Cream Icecream... yum
  • Drinking: Milk

Update for the new year :)

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 9, 2010, 4:49 PM


Photography | Art Gallery | Stock Account

Well, the baby is here and doing really well :D Thanks for all the well wishes.

I have considered all the resources and time I have available right now, and determined that I am going to go ahead with casting a doll, however the large unicorn I have been working on is not going to be the first one anymore. I have discovered that the large size doll takes much more material, expense, and time than I have to spare right now. My father in law is selling his lab as well, so I will now have to do my casting at home with small children underfoot and fund the project out of pocket since he will be unable to sponsor me anymore. These things considered, I am beginning a smaller version of my unicorn. She will be around 12-14 inches tall and will be sold for less than the larger version, which will make her more affordable for more people.

I have already begun sculpting and I have her head and most of her leg finished. I will post photos as soon as I get me camera's batteries charged ;)

Hi everyone!

I am not sure where I am going to go with the business right now since I found out that I am expecting our third child!!! :boogie: I am having horrible morning sickness and I don't want to chance working around the fumes of the resin until the baby is born. Maybe I will just work on sculpting things until then. I will update you when I have a better idea of what I am going to do.

Also...

I entered the Steampunk contest at :iconmizzd-stock: with some of my artwork and Fishing For Dreams made the top ten!

misticunicorn.deviantart.com/a…

Please go to the voting poll here- mizzd-stock.deviantart.com/jou… and see the entries. If you like mine, please vote for it :D

*hugs*
~Sarah~
Well, though I hoped to be back to working on my dolls by now, I have found that holiday responsibilities have taken up all my time. I am planning on starting back up after the new year now, so watch for updates around that time.
:juggle:

Meanwhile, please check out the wings I just posted for sale :D

themushroompeddler.deviantart.…

themushroompeddler.deviantart.…

themushroompeddler.deviantart.…

Happy Holidays! :holly:
~Sarah B. Seiter~ aka: MisticUnicorn
Hi everyone!

Just wanted to let you all know that no, we haven't fallen off the face of the earth... we've just gotten caught up in real life for a bit :juggle:


Hopefully we will be able to start casting again soon and get this doll done :faint:

Thanks for all your support!
~Sarah~ aka: MisticUnicorn
Hellooooooooo everyone!

Sarah and I busted our BUTTS over the weekend and got a lot of molds done. It was probably our most successful day yet, since we had only one spill and relatively no failures, for once. It was great!

Sarah will be uploading the pictures of the kitsune doll, and the unicorn's hand sometime today, but things are really rolling along! It's so exciting!
Hello Everyone!

Going to work on casting the last couple of pieces today, so I should have pics of a finished doll come this evening! *dances* I am so incredibly excited!

Not sure on what the cost will be for the dolls just yet, but I will work it out and let you know soon :D
Hi Everyone!

Just a quick update...

Jess and I are going to be casting again today! We almost have a complete doll cast so it won't be long now. Just need the headcap, hands, and one of the thighs for the equine version and the head cap, hands, and lower legs for the kitsune version.

We are so excited to be so close!
Hey guys! :iconmisticunicorn: and I ( :iconjessicamdouglas: )spent saturday casting the dolls, and while they're not finished, I have updated our blog spot for them! You can see pics/read about it here: mushroompeddler.blogspot.com/

Saturday we'll both be heading to the concom meeting for mountaincon. Sarah and I are looking at being the co-chairs for the art show this year. It's their very first art show, well their first official one anyway, and they've asked us to run it! So we're heading up Saturday to make it all official and set in stone, and get the ball rolling on making this the best con art show opening possible.

For those attending conduit, they sent the panel information out recently and Sarah and I will be a panelists again for 2008. No clue what panels we'll be on, but we'll be there. I know they were talking about a mat cutting panel, some art panels and of course the ever popular Monster in an Hour.

We should have updates and such on here soon! As in we're ALMOST complete on the dolls! *does a happy dance*
Hi all. :iconjessicamdouglas: here. :iconmisticunicorn: and I are NOT DEAD! We've been very busy with life things (a move to a new place, dragoncon, etc). however we met up today and things are going back on track!

So keep watch! There'll be amazing new things as well as the *finished dolls* appearing very soon!
I want to make sure my right hand lady and partner in this business is recognized for the time and effort she puts into helping me with artistic mind storming, advertising, moral support (aka: keeping me from going crazy :crazy: ), and for the help she has given to the casting process of creating these doll.
I couldn't have gotten this far already without you.
Thanks Jess! :hug:

Here's her DA gallery :iconjessicamdouglas:

Also, thanks to :iconmamacateyes: for all her support and friendship :) We really appreciate your help :hug:
I decided it would be best to open a separate account for the ball-jointed dolls I am sculpting. I will also be adding all my other ball jointed doll related items to this account (such as wings, clothing, etc.) instead of my main account at misticunicorn.deviantart.com/

I will be adding lots more soon, so keep watching :)