Current Updates

Dianna Effner: Progress report as of April 10, 2019:  Last year she sent out "invitations to order" to her wait list at that time.  In mid July she got over 200 orders.  She is less than half way through these orders.  Progress has been slowed at various times for various reasons and Dianna does not want to over-commit to orders so as not to disappoint anyone, but she is painting as many as she can as often as she can.

Geri Uribe:  Geri's order list is caught up and she is taking orders by invitation only so as not to become overwhelmed with orders.  She has a wait list of about 8-10 mos.

Lee-Anne Carpenter:   As of May 28th , I am currently working on orders promised in May, June and July 2019 so I am actually ahead of time.
My wait list us out to May 2021. So if you were to put your name down today, your doll would be painted in May of 2021.

Lana Dobbs: See important note below. 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:  Latest update on Nelly's site:  working on orders from the first week of Feb. 2017.

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

Magalie Dawson:

As of March 7, 2019:  Magalie is painting dolls ordered in April of last year, so she is ahead of schedule.  Her waitlist is open.  If you were to get on it now, you'd likely get your doll in July of next year.

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.

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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  • Dearest Dianna,
    I would also like to add my prayers for you and your family during this "family-get-togethers time of the year" and ask that the Lord hold you very close in His arms during these next few months. You have such strength and courage and are so filled with love for your customers, even when you probably don't feel like it. May the Lord give you all that you are lacking each new day when you rise up.
    Blessings, Jeanne in IL
  • Thank you for your gracious note, Dianna. My thoughts, prayers and good wishes for your family go out to you during the week to come and beyond:)
  • My prayer for Dianna is for strength, comfort and peace during this special time.
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