Valentine's Sale & Announcements is now over - thanks everyone!

Leftovers will be posted to the Garage Sale Page

TERMS OF SALES (please read)

SALE PRICES AND DISCOUNTS DO NOT SHOW IN CART :
Please note that the only prices that will reflect sale discounts are those items with links on this page. All other stuff ordered on other pages will not have sale prices show up in your cart - we will apply the discounts here when we invoice.

WHEN IS YOUR ORDER CHARGED?
Remember that when you place an order on my website, even though you give your credit card info, they are not automatically charged. Rather we manually collect the orders and then manually charge here after we apply any discounts. In cases where you order something that will take more time (for me to make it), we charge a deposit (20% - non-refundable) then the balance when the order is ready to ship.

CONFIRMING ORDERS:
You will receive an automatic response to placing an order online, but I will follow up with an individual response once I see what is on your order and can then determine a shipping date. Usually orders that contain finished dolls will take longer due to GW making each order as it is ordered.

A NEW FEATURE: Many of you order multiple times during a sale - which I appreciate greatly. But it becomes difficult and to be honest, crazy, keeping track so that we can combine orders for more economical shipping and we miss a few. Also, many of you belong to my clubs and sometimes I am still shipping sale orders at club shipping time. Since you know if you are in a club, you can let us know so that if possible (only if the timing works) we will combine with your club shipping.

Click Here if you want to combine multiple orders when possible

Click Here if you are already in a club and would like your sale order sent with your club (when possible and if in close timing with club shipping)

LAYAWAYS:
Layaways are always an option. See menu item "Ordering Info" at the top of the page and go to Layaways in the dropdown.
SALE DISCOUNT EXCEPTIONS:
All items already discounted may not be also on sale, clubs cannot be included and sale discounts only apply to items already in production (unless otherwise stated) and may not be applied to orders already in place. If some items sell out, you may be offered a raincheck for the same sale discount with a later delivery.

 

SPECIAL EDITION IZANNAH WALKER WITH WARDROBE, ACCESSORIES AND CLOTH COVERED STORAGE BOX ~ A CLUB

In late March I am planning a new very special club. Several years ago, I took orders for a 13" Izannah with a small wardrobe and a carry case for all. But like a few other projects (notably my large furnished doll house and the Early American Doll Series as first conceived as one whole unit), the old math axiom - the whole is equal to the sum of its parts - did not hold true. With such a limited "staff" it is almost impossible to fit in really large projects. Another large obstacle was finding just the right group of fabrics that "worked" together but were only related in certain ways but were also the right scale and drape. What began to happen as I did start to design all the pieces and collect some of the fabrics, was that with the largess of the internet, more and more study material came my way causing me to expand the number of items to include with this doll. And over time as I painted many many Izannahs in several sizes, I also wanted to improve the doll herself. So this is where I met neverland. I felt I needed to cancel the idea and the several orders people placed - the project was simply too big to do and still make ends meet in between. Yes, there is still that. Then I remembered my clubs. Why not? This makes it work. The idea is I need about 12 people (including the ones I already have) to be part of this club. There will be a 12-13" doll, many outfits typical of those seen on antique Izannahs and including undies, bonnets, cloak, shoes, many accessories and a special cloth covered box or trunk to hold it all. This is still not quite fleshed out, but initial ideas have about 10-12 shipments at about $175 each with an initial deposit held to the end. If you are interested in this wonderful set through a club, please use the link to let me know. No money will be taken yet until you have received more definite information.
Add to Cart if Interested

The 8" Milliners Model Online Class is still open if you would like to join.
Go to the Classes link in the bottom menu to find more information on joining the class.

HITTY NEWS - The trunk is getting close now for those of you who have been waiting patiently (or impatiently) - expect for sure in March and Hitty's Old Fashioned Early Sewing Machine will be next.

THE PINCUSHION DOLL NOW IN PATTERN ONLY FORM AS WELL AS KIT
With this pattern you can cut your own wood pieces or if you feel wood cutting challenged, there are suggestions for some acceptible alterations that only require some cardboard cutting. $18 Add to Cart

HINTS:
During my recent (and prolonged) bout with bronchitis, I discovered a wonderful treat. I make chamomile tea (I do mine the easy-fast way in the microwave) and then while still too hot to drink I toss in a lemon ice cube. We buy big bags of lemons, squeeze them into ice cube trays then put in bags in the freezer for whenever lemon juice is needed. I found this made the tea not only delicious, but the lemon ice cube turned the too hot tea to drinkable in a few seconds.

 

Email: gailwilsondesigns@gmail.com
Phone: 603-835-6551



I have yet to sell anything on Ebay and yet I really do need to unload some extras. I don't live where a real live garage sale would be worth the time, so this will be my cyber garage sale. New items get added as I find them and when many are added I send an email to those who signed up for the Garage Sale List.

TO SEE CURRENT GARAGE SALE ITEMS CLICK ON THE GARAGE SALE LOGO


AN UNUSUAL OPPORTUNITY - ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A BUSINESS LIKE MINE?
Well, to be more accurate, exactly my business. I do not want to retire, but I live in an area where I cannot hire new people having lost 3 out of 5 of my critical staff and am currently losing a few home workers who are aging out. I cannot face moving from this place which we love, which is what it would really take to continue. Instead of slowing down and enjoying my grandchildren I am working harder than ever as I try to do it all. If you are interested, seriously interested, not just curious, or if you know of someone that seems like a perfect fit, you can send me an email (see below) and shortly I will send you my proposal. I had once hoped to turn the production over to my daughter, but doesn't look like it will happen and I doubt I would last long enough to give it to my granddaughter (just turning 5) even if she were to want it. I would love to continue to design new things and make finished dolls and what I envision is to sell the several hundred products I have made over time in the form of kits and patterns, supplies, etc. There are fabulous opportunities for someone with real desire and drive to bring back old lines, go to shows and get back into selling to shops, publishing in books, etc, etc. Possibly put some former lines of kits into finished only series of quality toys. All of the stock and supplies are so well organized that if a person had a similar space, you could take digital pics of how it is all set up here, pack it in a moving van, put it all back in a similar fashion and be in business. This is not a fully fleshed out idea yet, but I have just begun to take it seriously enough to really talk about it. No one should take this that I am going out of business, just a shift and only maybe. Otherwise I am here, still making dolls, still filled with new ideas.

To email about this business opportunity, please use the email below but put Opportunity in the Subject line.


603-835-6551 (phone)
gailwilsondesigns@gmail.com (email)