Hi all !

Let me start by saying "I MISS YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU" so much !

The decision not to travel as much this year was a necessary one... but I was not prepared for the "silences of summer". 

WHY NOT TOURING ? Simple, my health has not been 100% since last year. Further more, my Dad is not getting younger and I want to spend as much time with him as possible.

WHY ARE THE "SILENCES OF SUMMER" ? Because I have been touring the USA for the last 6 years I always looked at the scarce online summer sales as a result of me selling directly to you at the various "tour stops". Now I think that summer online sales are just... a rare thing. Fewer sales is another factor during any "election year" and that should give you an idea of how "silent" my summer has been. ( Can you hear the crickets, crickets, crickets... ? )

RESULTS : I MISS YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU so much !


BEHIND THE SCENE : WHAT IS IN PRODUCTION FOR THIS FALL ? 

I did mention a few things here and there but here are the NEW STUFF that will soon be available !!!

DRESSED DOLL - LEEANN - VINTAGE NURSE
This 2016 DRESSED DOLL has been a fan request for as long as I can remember. This Fall it will finally be a reality. A limited edition of 150pcs only. Here are a few teaser photos.

DRESSED DOLL - LEEANN - FRENCH MIME
This 2016 DRESSED DOLL has been in the works for a while.  This Fall it will be released as part of the Loulou storyline since Loulou is from Paris.  Leeann as a French Mime is a cute companion.  On an articulated body with "white glove hands" and white face with mime details. A limited edition of 75pcs only. Here are a few teaser photos.

ACCESSORIES - LEEANN/LENNY - ACRYLIC SADDLE STAND
I think I decided to produce those "for me".  I always wanted a stable stand that would fit both Leeann and Lenny without being in the way of the outfits.  These deluxe acrylic stands will be shipped "flat" in two pieces to save on shipping and "snap together" without any glue.  They are custom made for Leeann/Lenny ( same stand for both ) and this FIRST PRODUCTION is for 150pcs only.  If they sell well, I will produce more... and maybe even consider producing for other doll sizes too.

 

WHAT ELSE ?

Well... LOULOU OF COURSE !!!  But for Loulou there will not be any teaser photos.  Since Loulou will make her OFFICIAL DEBUT at the BROOME COUNTY DOLL CLUB 60th anniversary luncheon on October 23rd 2016 I want to keep all of the Loulou surprises for the big event.

There is still time to JOIN US and register for the LUNCHEON.  Attendees will see all of the Loulou surprises at the event and will receive an EXCLUSIVE DRESSED DOLL LOULOU.  But those of you who cannot travel to Binghamton, NY you can still register as an ABSENTEE.  A special "pre-website offer" for all Loulou surprises will be sent to all absentee right after the event. 

Then Loulou will be ready to make her ONLINE DEBUT around NOVEMBER 1st.

If interested visit the UPCOMING EVENTS section of the website to get a more information and a copy of the registration form.

 

BUT WHAT ARE THE LOULOU SURPRISES ?

The major surprise will be, of course, the luncheon event dressed doll.  I know I always gush about "the latest one" but this doll is "UP THERE", one of those "KEEPER", and of course, the ONE AND ONLY DRESSED LOULOU DOLL.  Anyone who will attend the luncheon or register as an absentee will also receive a special HAND-MADE NECKLACE I am making to go with this doll.  YEP !  I am making 150 necklace at the moment !!!

IMPORTANT : the EVENT LOULOU WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE on the website ever.  The ENTIRE PRODUCTION is exclusive to the event.  DO NOT MISS OUT !!!

The other LOULOU SURPRISES will be THREE DIFFERENT BASIC LOULOU DOLLS produced on small edition as follows :
    - light blonde hair/brown eyes, bangs, shoulder length bob - 50pcs
    - medium blonde hair/blue eyes, bangs, long braids - 100pcs
    - brown hair/green eyes, no bangs, two curly pigtails - 100pcs

That is a total of 250 basic Loulou dolls.  The smallest production if a new doll so far... so act fast !!!

SOOOOOO... THAT IS ABOUT IT FOR THE NEWS.  WHY "CAROUSEL NEWS" IN THE TITLE ?

Simple !  Because Binghamton, NY is all about Carousels.  Antique wooden carousels that is.  And I went for a little visit this summer to discover them all.  If you have a chance you should read about BINGHAMTON, NY CAROUSELS

I decided to go experience the CAROUSEL CIRCUIT before they closed for the Fall.  I rode 5 of the 6 carousels ( one was closed for repairs ) and got my official "I COMPLETED THE CAROUSEL CIRCUIT" button to prove it.

What a fun day !!!

P.S.  Did I say LOULOU's dress is "almost" a carousel ?

Hope to see many of you in BINGHAMTON, NY.  Remember... I MISS YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU all so much  !

 

Denis Bastien
www.affordabledesigns.ca
www.beju.ca
www.leeann.ca