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What are your shipping rates?
Please see my Shipping and Sizing page.
When is your next book coming out? :)
I've always got a new book (or 5) cooking away in the background. I think up stories and sketch thumbnails and outlines here and there until I have something mostly ready to draw and write "for real". These steps take a long time and I work on ideas bit by bit. Then, whenever I decide to make a book my active project, I don't stop till it's done! I will always let you know my progress through my newsletter!
Do you do custom orders or commissions?
I don't do custom work at this time. Thanks!
Are you represented by a literary/illustration agency?
I'm currently not working with anyone, but that might be fun! Are you a children's book illustration/literary agent? Let's talk! Dorothy@Dorybird.com
How are the art prints made?
Most of my work (except as noted) is custom printed and shipped directly to you by my printing partner in Texas, USA. I chose this printer for their superior quality!!!
You will receive an 8x10 giclee art print of my original artwork on highest-quality heavyweight archival fine art paper with fade-resistant, pigment-based inks. The print has a white border for easy framing. This beautiful, thick paper is softly textured just like watercolor paper, and frankly, with the crisp, bright colors, it looks just like my original piece. Basically it's top of the line!
The prints are very carefully and securely packaged in rigid flat mailers, and sent from the printer. Because each print is made when you order it, please allow up to a week to receive your art.
And of course, watermark will not appear on your print. :)
How do I buy your books?
A limited number of signed copies are available right here at Dorybird! I try to restock occasionally.
Are you in Rhode Island? My books are for sale locally at Barrington Books!
Otherwise, buy my books through Amazon. Here is my Author Page, linking to them.
Where is your size chart?
Each listing shows the measurements for the finished piece, which follows normal US baby/kid sizing. Please measure your child to be sure of a good fit! Also, see the Shipping and Sizing page.
Please tell me about how you make the clothes!
I make all pieces in my smoke-free home sewing space! I only use cotton fabrics, and I prewash them in fragrance-free detergent (Country Save) before I start sewing with them, to allow for shrinkage.
On my home sewing machine, I use durable thread and a stretch stitch to allow for kiddo movement and NO broken threads! :) I reinforce seams where it's possible, so the clothing will last!
If I use woven cotton fabrics (which could fray), I either cozily tuck under those raw edges when I hem, or secure them with a zigzag stitch or pinked edge.
After finishing each piece, I wash it one last time in fragrance-free detergent, to remove sewing pen marks and "settle it in" before taking pictures and sending it to you!
Fun fact: my vintage iron is from 1969 and still going strong!
What are the care instructions?
I want washing clothes to be easy (who doesn't?). Rest assured, you can wash Dorybird clothing with your other kid laundry, however you normally do! For the very best results, you can turn the clothes inside-out and wash on cold, then hang to dry or tumble dry on medium.
Can I get a gift card for your shop?
What are the details on cloth diapers?
Please see my About Chickadee Cloth Diapers page.
Here is the link to get my original PDF sewing pattern to make your own cloth diapers!
I may offer preorder, made-to-order custom slots from time to time, but I don't do customization at this time. Thank you for understanding. :)
Will you have this style I love again?
Maybe! Part of the fun of Dorybird is that most pieces are truly one-of-a-kind. The best way to snag something you love is to keep the shop bookmarked and check back often, and if you love it, buy it!
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