This update is primarily about dice and custom colour Dragon Bagon, and Bagthulhus. Apologies if it's not relevant to some of the folks getting an email about it, but with add ons it's hard to know who ordered what.
The EU shipment has been released from customs, we're waiting on the VAT bill at the moment. The NZ/Australia/Other shipment is currently being held by customs, I've filled out the paperwork so hopefully it'll be released in a couple of days. The US/Canada shipment is somewhere in transit - the tracking isn't giving much info, so I'm going to follow that up in a few days. It's still well within the 10-14 day timeframe I was given though.
If you had an order that consisted solely of dice, you'll likely be getting an email about confirming your shipping address soon. We're not quite ready to fulfill, but I'd like us to be as prepared as possible.
The dice and the Bagthulhus were sharing a shipment, so they're in the same situation as the dice.
If your order consisted solely of one or more Bagthulhus, you'll likely be getting an email about confirming your shipping address soon. We're not quite ready to fulfill, but as above, the more prepared we are the better.
Adult Dragons (custom colour, standard size)
We've been working on the first wave, and we're making some progress. At a guess I'd say we're more than a third of the way through all the Adult Dragons. We've been doing the ones that had less common colour combinations or that needed fabrics that are in short supply (since it was easier for us to cut them by hand), plus the first wave.
So, what this boils down to is that in the next week or so some folks with handmade, bagthulhu, or dice based orders will be getting emails to confirm or update their shipping addresses. It's not a huge number just yet, but we're making progress :). We're sending a handmade shipment over to the US and to the EU as soon as we've finished the current crop of Adult Dragons, and we'll likely be sending another one in 3-4 weeks.
Manufactured Dragon Bagons
My last email with the manufacturer was about eye position, I think they use a slightly different seam allowance to me, because it comes out looking different on their samples even when using the same pattern. We'll get there though. I'm hoping they'll have another sample to send me shortly after Chinese New Year.
Heartbeat Pride dice
Some backers have asked about mixing and matching pride Dragon Bagons with different dice, or getting the pride dice on their own. I checked with Heartbeat about the individual sets (since our original agreement was for the bundles) and they're happy for me to offer the dice sets on their own, and I can create mix and match pride bundles on request.
And just for fun, RSI in my right arm has flared up again. It's been a while since it's happened so I guess I was overdue, but it's still the most frustrating thing. I'm pretty useless sewing wise and will be for a few days so I'm mostly sifting through spreadsheets and typing left handed while my helper sews >.<