Waiting List Updates

Current Updates

Dianna Effner: Progress report as of August 27, 2017:  Dianna is still working on the batch of orders placed last summer.  When they are finished, invitations will go out to the wait list again.

Geri Uribe:  As of August 27, 2017, Geri is almost caught up and will likely be opening her order page sometime in the fall.

Lana Dobbs: As of May 18, 2016, Lana is at the end of March/beginning of April 2014.  PLEASE NOTE:  Lana has a very hard time with her internet access.  If you have an urgent question concerning your order, please CALL her.  Her phone number is available under the contact information at her website.  

Nelly Valentino:  As of June 12, 2017, Nelly is currently working on orders placed in the first week of March, 2016.  You can check her site for monthly updates: http://www.timelesstreasuresmiami.com/orders-update.html

Pat Green:  Feb 25, 2017: Pat is working on August/September 2015 orders.

Magalie Dawson:

Magalie books 12 months' worth of orders.  As she fulfills a month of orders, she will contact collectors on her waiting list to have them place an order.  The wait time is about a year from when you place your order, so be sure to get your name on her waiting list! The link to sign up is located on this page:


Other artists: please send me a message if you want me to post an update for you, too.

Everyone, please remember our artists are working as fast as they can on dolls and please be patient!  Each one is a true work of art and art takes time.

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A note on behalf of Dianna pertaining to her orders

Dianna sent out an "invitation to order" to 50 folks who have been on the waiting list for 2 year.  The orders came in like landslide so a lot of orders were taken over June-August.   She has had to stop collecting names for the waiting list because there were just too many names already.   Here is a note from her:
Dear Collector,
I regret to tell you that I am no longer taking names for a waiting list.  There are too many names on the list now.  I will post a notice on thedollstudio.com when I am ready to take orders again.  I would like to make everyone happy with a hand painted doll but it is not possible.  Please forgive me.  Thank you for your patience.  I hope all your fondest wishes and dreams come true.  
Kind regards,
Dianna Effner

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January 2016 updates

Everyone has been updated up above with what I have currently and thank you so much to our artists for taking the time to give the update.  I will continue posting monthly updates.  Share this link--even folks who are NOT members can see this update page so they can keep informed about where the artists are in the order lists.  If anyone has a more current idea of where Pat Green is on her order list, please let me know.  Understand, please, that these artists are working very hard to keep up with their order lists and please use patience in waiting for your doll.   They are worth the wait!

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A note from Dianna about her orders

Attention Collectors on the Little Darlings order list
Progress Report as of January 15th, 2015
Dianna has finally finished painting the doll list from May 2013.  
Anyone who has ordered a doll before June of 2013 and is still waiting should contact us right away.
Geri is starting on orders from April 2014
We will update this report monthly.  
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Updates from the artists

I've been adding updates as I get them from the artists about their wait lists.  Please see above.  Note that Lana has been experiencing an internet outage and can't answer emails well lately!

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November note from Dianna

I am very busy planning a memorial for my husband and will also be hosting Thanksgiving for my family.  We are having a community memorial gathering on the Saturday evening following Thanksgiving.  I am working on the photo display, videos and music every day to make sure I don't get too stressed as the time gets closer. This is cutting into my painting time and slowed progress with orders.  I am over half way through  working on the many orders from May 2013.  After May there are fewer orders each month so I hope to catch up rapidly.  I have nothing on my schedule after the memorial until April when I am supposed to go to Australia to teach at a doll making convention.  I expect to get caught up during that time.
Dianna Effner
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A note from Dianna about her current orders....

Hello Collectors

Regretfully many collectors have been waiting a very long time for their dolls.  The problem in my case is the number of orders and my limited time to paint.  In April this year I was already a year behind.  Then I lost almost 4 months due to illness and other obligations.  I am just now getting back on track with filling orders but my time for painting is still limited.   I can paint 6-8 dolls a week on an average week.

In April of 2013 we opened the floodgates and I started taking orders again after having stopped for a while.  We got a glut of orders in April and May and at some point I had to stop taking orders again.  This past April I was working on April 2013 orders and I was about a year behind.  For the rest of the spring and summer very little painting got done due to the factors I mentioned before.  When I started painting again recently I was still working on April 2013 and nearly 18 months behind.  I have just painted the last April 2013 order and I am starting on May of 2013.  The May 2013 list is very long and will take me several weeks to complete.  If anyone ordered a doll before April 2013 and has not heard from us, please contact us.

The good news is that after May we have just a few orders each month and I should be able to catch up fairly rapidly.  I will post an update when I start on the next month of orders,  June 2013.  I will post again with each new month.  Maybe this will help collectors who are waiting have an idea when to expect their doll and they won't have to Email us.  We have been spending a lot of time each day answering emails.

If you are waiting for a doll please know that we care and we are doing our best.  We greatly appreciate your continued patience.

Your Devoted Doll Artiste,

Dianna Effner

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