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KiyaKoreena / Koreena Anchalis
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States
About me.... I live in the :flagus: with my husband and two young children. I'm originally from :flagcanada: . My husband and I play Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 together a lot and I have won/placed/honorably mentioned in 9 GW/GW2 art contests. I am no where near as good as my mom and sister are at drawing and painting (my hands shake, which surprisingly did NOT make it easier to play viola and get the vibrato right) so I would rather make physical objects or edit pictures. I like making things but run low on space and money quite easily..

:heart: :heart: I greatly appreciate all the favorites and the comments!! :heart: :heart: Forgive me for being poor at social graces and not responding to every one.

Do you see an item I have made that you really really like and want? Feel free to make me an offer on it. Most of my pieces I will happily reproduce or even sell the original of.
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Hello all!  I am working on revising my FAQ but in the mean time I hope this can help answer a few questions.

 
No, I do not give out or sell my patterns.  My plushies are my art work and they are finished products only.

Yes, I would probably like to make you one IF I have the time and depending on how many requests are ahead of you.  My commission list is view-able at koreena.kirins.net/contact.htm…  .  I am trying to keep people up to date on when it opens and closes through Facebook at www.facebook.com/koreenascreat…

Yes, I do still make plushies,  I am just really slow because things keep popping up.  (recent example: Husband and I got what is likely food poisoning over the weekend. Yay.)

Yes, I will ship international BUT I am not responsible for anything that happens to it once it is in the post office's clutches.  International shipping can take a long time unless you pay the king's ransom price for Express Shipping.  Priority Mail still can take side trips into the Bermuda Triangle even though it is supposed to be faster than Standard.

No, I can not make a plush for you and have it shipped to arrive in 2 weeks time.  2 months, maybe.  Expect at least a month or two depending on your position on the commission list + shipping times from the USA to wherever you are (do not forget about customs, packages sometimes can sit for a while).

I do not work for less than minimum wage in the USA.   I have to pay retail prices (plus taxes and shipping costs sometimes) for all my materials.  The prices for my plushies will not be as low as those found in Wal-Mart.   By requesting a commission by me you are requesting MY ARTWORK.  These are not mass produced from a factory and do not get price breaks.  Making a plush can take hours per piece: it involves cutting, any special prepping (spots on quaggans need extra prep work due to the fabric used), sewing, stuffing, adjustments, finishing work.  Sometimes things go awry and I need to restart.   I rarely can work straight through a piece from beginning to end, usually I get interrupted and it ends up being 3 hours over 5 days.  Sometimes the stars align and I have several projects at the same stage and I can blast through them for a bit.  It is all stop and go.



I really do not mean to sound grumpy but I do want to explain things on my end.  My art is my hobby, it comes after my family obligations: the cooking, the cleaning, the paperwork...  pretty much everything that goes along with having 2 kids and a husband.  I get run down pretty easily and this year just has not been the best health-wise.  

I am very thankful for the wonderful patient people who can understand all this and still are willing to wait to get a cuddly piece of art from me.  It is an absolutely amazing pick-me-up to hear when you like my work so much you want me to make you one!  I will do my best to get to all requests but please understand I just am not one of those super-humans that seem to be able to do everything at once though I really truely wish I was.  All I can do is keep trying. :)  





And on a totally off side note:  All our fish died.  Not really sure exactly what caused it but it was quick.  We are trying to decide whether to start all over again or just give up.

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x-Pixelpixie-x Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aloha there, how do i know when you have a open spot in your que? I would LOVE a baby quaggan for my birthday this year ^_^ 
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Koreena Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Once I open the queue again I will post how to get onto the list on Facebook.  I am getting closer to the end of the current queue (finally!!) so hopefully that will just be a few more weeks. *cross fingers*
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x-Pixelpixie-x Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have liked the page on Facebook, Just hope I don;t miss the update on getting on the list ^_^
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jessif93 Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my God I love your Quaggan Stuff *-*
I want it so bad :'(
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Koreena Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!   I am really hoping I can figure out more time to more crafting soon. 
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jessif93 Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish there will be cute Quaggan Plushies like this in the official Guild Wars Shop... *-*
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x-Pixelpixie-x Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Quaggans are soooo adorable!!! I was so bummed when i saw your que closed :( But I understand what it is like being a mom and a artist and trying to balance all things, and just wanted to share that I think you are doing an amazing job!!! If possible I would love to be added to a waiting list if you have one, I do not mind waiting ^_^ I know sometimes it can take months to move in and get to art again! Also, do you have a pricelist for any of your quaggan plushies? So that I may start saving for two of them ? 
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Koreena Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!!  The last several weeks have been crazy for me.  (Silly me really did not think moving houses would take so long or cause so many other distractions.) I have been trying to keep people up to date through my facebook page at www.facebook.com/koreenascreat… and   I have a bit of a rough guideline for prices near the bottom of koreenascreations.com/faq.html
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x-Pixelpixie-x Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha yea moving house especially with small kids can take a LONG time...I know we did it not that long ago >.< If you have a list of people waiting can you please add me to it? I definitely want to buy one! Also just confirming, the quaggans are the "Spotted creature calves $50 USD "?  Also what forms of payments do you accept? I am so excited I really hope one day I can hold my own little quaggans ^_^ OH, and I do have a question, is it possible to make smaller stuffed versions of them? Im considering getting my boys one each for Christmas and thought it would be cute if I could have my own little one and slightly smaller ones for each of them in their favorite colors :)
Thank you for responding to my questions ^_^
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Koreena Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, those would fall under "Spotted calves".   I take payment through Storenvy or Etsy and the usual method is PayPal, but I know you can use credit cards through there too.   I only have the one size for the calves right now, doing the arm holes gets rather tricky if I try to make it smaller.  I could probably size one up a bit but going down causes my fingers and my sewing machine to not cooperate. 
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