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Archive of Commissions Status Updates

DateStatus update
23 June 2017Slightly later than planned (thanks to some major unexpected dental surgery), I'm collecting the pledge monies and starting work on the Goat design!
25 April 2017The Capybara pattern is completed and ready for pledgers to download! (Sign up to be notified when the pattern is available for general purchase.) My next commissions timeslot will be at the end of May, when I'll start the next fully-funded design: the Goat! In the meantime, check out the new animal options you can pledge towards...
20 April 2017The Capybara pattern is almost ready, and I've deleted the lowest-pledged animals from the list to make way for some new additions, coming soon...
25 March 2017Goat is fully pledged! As the system is still new, I'll explain what happens next. The Capybara design is in progress, so the Goat pledges won't be locked in until the Capybara is finished. At that point (assuming nobody has deleted their pledge and it's still fully pledged) the Goat pledges will be locked in, and I'll collect the monies and design the pattern during the next Commissions timeslot!
17 March 2017Capybara is in progress - yay! All invoices have been sent and I'll start working on my design as soon as I receive the pledge monies :)
25 February 2017Capybara is fully pledged! I'll be collecting the pledge monies when my next commission slot opens (i.e. when I've finished the pattern I'm currently partway through designing) - that should be in the next couple of weeks. Reminder: all your other pledges can be modified from your PlanetJune account whenever you want - only the Capybara pledges are locked.
11 February 2017Ooh, some of the designs are getting so close to becoming fully pledged! As nothing was pledged by the timeslot I'd allocated to work on a commission, I'm spending my time desigining a different pattern instead. My next availability will be at the end of February, so keep those pledges coming in :)
13 January 2017The next commissions slot will open at the end of January, so I could begin designing your favourite animal very soon! Which design will get fully pledged first?? Make your best pledges now!
4 January 2017Welcome to the new Commissions microsite! As you'll notice, things have changed around here. I'll be announcing and explaining the changes formally on my blog next week, but the new system is all fully functional already, so please feel free to browse around (and make some pledges, if you want!)
21 April 2016The Horse is completed and available to purchase! Now the queue is finally clear, I'm taking this opportunity to upgrade the commissions system to make it easier, faster, and more fun - more details when it's ready! Sign up for Commissions News to be kept in the loop :)
20 February 2016The PlanetJune Horse design is underway! I've started planning and sketching already, and I'll be sending out the invoices for pledge collection on Monday.

While I work on the Horse design, I'll also be making some improvements to the commissions system, to make it easier, faster, and more fun. All will be revealed once the Horse is complete :)
27 October 2015Only one fully pledged commission (Horse) left to go! I definitely won't be able to complete it before Christmas, so I'm going to hold off on collecting the pledge monies until after the holidays, and start designing it in the New Year.
3 September 2015All three AmiDogs commissions are complete and available to purchase: AmiDogs Bernese Mountain Dog, AmiDogs Miniature Schnauzer, AmiDogs King Charles Spaniel! Next up will be the Horse, but I'm going to need plenty of time to recover from this epic three-commissions-at-once before I collect the pledge monies for that :)
1 July 2015The next 3 commissions are all AmiDogs breeds, so it makes sense for me to work on them simultaneously. I'm just waiting for the pledges to be paid and then I'll start designing my Bernese Mountain Dog, Miniature Schnauzer, and King Charles Spaniel!
17 June 2015Armadillo is completed and available to purchase! Next up will be the Bernese Mountain Dog, Miniature Schnauzer, King Charles Spaniel, and then Horse.
9 May 2015The Armadillo pledges have all been collected and the design is well underway! Stay tuned...
11 February 2015Camel is completed and available to purchase! Next up will be the Armadillo (I'll be collecting pledge monies for that design after I've recovered from my upcoming knee surgery) followed by Bernese Mountain Dog, Miniature Schnauzer, King Charles Spaniel, and then Horse.
9 February 2015The Camel pattern is almost ready to deliver! And, as of today, I've raised the price for new commissions to $300. All patterns that were fully pledged at the old price will remain fully pledged. I'll revisit this pricing decision once I've cleared the backlog of commissioned designs. Please see my blog post for further information.
4 January 2015After 6 months of difficulties that prevented me working on any commissions (all the Camel pledgers were notified by email), I'll be resuming work on the next commissioned design - the Camel - next week. Following its completion, the queue is currently: Armadillo, Macaque (monkey), Bernese Mountain Dog, Miniature Schnauzer, AmiDogs: King Charles Spaniel, and then Horse. Thanks for your patience. I'm going to be busy this year!
2 June 2014Horse is fully pledged! It joins the queue behind Camel (invoices have been sent - check your email), Armadillo, Macaque (monkey), Bernese Mountain Dog, Miniature Schnauzer, and then AmiDogs: King Charles Spaniel.
30 May 2014AmiDogs: King Charles Spaniel is fully pledged! It joins the queue behind Camel (I'll be collecting pledge monies for this one on Monday), Armadillo, Macaque (monkey), Bernese Mountain Dog, and then Miniature Schnauzer. That makes 3 dog commissions in a row, and I think that's about my limit, so I'm putting further AmiDogs on indefinite hold from this point until the KC Spaniel is complete. Once the commissions queue is shorter (or in a few months' time if the queue keeps growing), I'll hold another commissions review and decide which options to add/remove from the list, so do keep your suggestions coming - they may be added at my next review. Thanks! :)
12 May 2014Meerkat is completed and available to purchase! Next up will be the Camel (I'll be collecting pledge monies for that design after a short break to recharge my batteries) followed by Armadillo, Macaque (monkey), Bernese Mountain Dog, and then Miniature Schnauzer.
17 January 2014The Commissions process is being rebooted - I've removed the hard 6-8 week deadline and am allowing people to cancel pledges over the next few days. The design queue is currently: Meerkat, Camel, Armadillo, Macaque (monkey), Bernese Mountain Dog, and then Miniature Schnauzer, but this may change if pledges are cancelled and nobody makes make-up pledges to maintain the design's place in the queue. I'll resume commissions on Feb 1st with whichever design is at the head of the waiting list at that time! For more details of the changes and this Commissions reboot process, please see my blog post.
16 January 2014Miniature Schnauzer has been fully pledged! It joins the end of the design queue behind: Meerkat, Camel, Armadillo, Macaque (monkey), and then Bernese Mountain Dog. Commissions will resume on Feb 1st :)
12 September 2013Commissions are suspended until January 2014, while I concentrate on writing my new crochet book. Please see my blog post for more details. Once commissions resume, the waiting list order is: Meerkat, Camel, Armadillo, Macaque (monkey), and then Bernese Mountain Dog.
12 August 2013Sloth is completed and available to purchase! Next up will be the Meerkat (I'll be collecting pledge monies for that design shortly) followed by Camel, Armadillo, Macaque (monkey), and then Bernese Mountain Dog.

Admin Note: Two of the Sloth pledgers did not pay their invoices or offer an explanation, despite multiple attempts by me to contact them :( I've made the decision to delete all other pledges by these people until such time as they get in touch with me (since, as I can't seem to contact them, I wouldn't be able to collect any future payments anyway...) If you have made a pledge and then changed your email address, please contact me with your new details so I can update my contact info for you!
10 July 2013I'm conducting a pledge review, so the commissions graph below may be up and down over the next week or so if people decide to pull out of their pledges! The current fully pledged list stands at: Sloth (currently in progress and still waiting for a couple of payments), Meerkat, Camel, Armadillo, Macaque (monkey), and then Bernese Mountain Dog.
9 July 2013Miniature Schnauzer has been fully pledged! It joins the end of the design queue behind: Sloth (currently in progress and still waiting for a couple of payments), Meerkat, Camel, Armadillo, Macaque (monkey), and then Bernese Mountain Dog.
20 June 2013Red Panda is completed and available to purchase! Next up will be the Sloth (I'll be collecting pledge monies for that design shortly) followed by Meerkat, Camel, Armadillo, Macaque (monkey), and then Bernese Mountain Dog.
13 June 2013Bernese Mountain Dog has been fully pledged! It joins the end of the design queue behind: Red Panda (coming next week!), Sloth, Meerkat, Camel, Armadillo, and then Macaque (monkey).
2 May 2013Macaque (monkey) has been fully pledged! It joins the end of the design queue behind: Red Panda (currently in progress), Sloth, Meerkat, Camel, and then Armadillo.
26 March 2013Orca (Killer Whale) is completed and available to purchase! Next up will be the Red Panda (I'll be collecting pledge monies for that design shortly) followed by Sloth, Meerkat, Camel, and then Armadillo.
19 March 201312-month review of the Commissions process: 25 new design options added; small price adjustment. Please see the full review for details. (Other commissions status: Orca [Killer Whale] is almost ready, followed by Red Panda, Sloth, Meerkat, Camel, and then Armadillo.)
4 March 2013Armadillo has been fully pledged! It joins the end of the design queue behind: Orca [Killer Whale] (currently in progress), Red Panda, Sloth, Meerkat, and then Camel.
18 January 2013Camel is fully pledged! It joins the end of the design queue behind: Orca [Killer Whale] (which I'll start when all the pledge monies have been paid), Red Panda, Sloth and then Meerkat.
11 January 2013AmiDogs Scottish Terrier is completed and available to purchase! Orca (Killer Whale) is up next, followed by Red Panda, Sloth and then Meerkat.
10 January 2013Meerkat is fully pledged! The design queue now looks like this: AmiDogs Scottie (to be completed this week), then Orca (Killer Whale), Red Panda, Sloth, and finally Meerkat.
30 November 2012Giant Panda is completed and available to purchase! AmiDogs Scottie is up next, followed by Orca (Killer Whale), Red Panda, and then Sloth.
21 November 2012Slight delay with the Giant Panda pattern, I'm afraid - I'm currently afflicted with a mystery allergy/ailment that's interfering with my work. After 3 prototypes, I've finished the perfect panda design, but I still have to find the energy to complete the pattern - my symptoms are getting worse, so it probably won't be finished this week, I'm afraid. I'm so sorry for this delay, and I'll be adding a little bonus for the panda commissioners to make up for it. Once the panda is released, the next commissioned designs will be (in order): AmiDogs Scottie, Orca (Killer Whale), Red Panda, Sloth. Thank you all for your patience - I'll try to get back up to speed as soon as I can!
27 October 2012Sloth has been fully pledged and will be designed following Giant Panda (currently in the process of being designed), AmiDogs Scottie, Orca (Killer Whale), and then Red Panda. Phew!
15 October 2012Red Panda has been fully pledged and will be designed following Giant Panda (currently in the process of being designed), AmiDogs Scottie, and then Orca (Killer Whale) - I'm going to be busy! ;)
11 October 2012Orca (Killer Whale) has been fully pledged, and will be designed following Giant Panda (currently in the process of being designed) and AmiDogs Scottie.
17 September 2012AmiDogs Rottweiler is completed and available to purchase! Giant Panda is up next, followed by AmiDogs Scottie.
10 September 20126-month review of the Commissions process: email confirmation of pledges added; unpopular options removed; new options added; links to Wikipedia for each animal added. Please see the full review for details. (Other commissions status: Rottweiler design in progress; Giant Panda and Scottie to follow.)
6 September 2012I received what I assume is a prank pledge of $102 for the Miniature Schnauzer from a fake email address. I've deleted this pledge, but if it was from you and genuine, please re-pledge and make sure you include your correct email address this time! (Other commissions status: Rottweiler design in progress; Giant Panda and Scottie to follow.)
21 August 2012Sea Otter is completed and available to purchase! Next I'll collect the pledge monies for AmiDogs Rottweiler and begin that design. Following that, it's Giant Panda and then AmiDogs Scottie.
1 August 2012AmiDogs Scottie has been fully pledged, and will be designed following 1) Sea Otter (currently in the process of being designed), 2) AmiDogs Rottweiler, and 3) Giant Panda. The Sea Otter design is coming along nicely and shouldn't take too much longer - thanks for being patient with me!
6 July 2012Giant Panda has been fully pledged, and will be designed following Sea Otter (currently in the process of being designed) and AmiDogs Rottweiler.
15 June 2012Sea Otter invoices have been sent. Please note that commission totals and timeframe have been changed - see this blog post for details.
11 June 2012Chameleon is completed and available to purchase! Sea Otter is up next, followed by AmiDogs Rottweiler. As I'm being swamped with these commissions, I've made some changes to the commissions process today - I will explain them in detail on my blog tomorrow.
26 May 2012Sea Otter is fully pledged! Chameleon is still in the process of being designed. I'll collect the Sea Otter pledge payments once the Chameleon is finished :)
7 May 2012Chameleon is fully pledged and is in the process of being designed.
30 April 2012Platypus is completed and available to purchase! Waiting to see which design will be commissioned next...
17 April 2012Platypus is fully pledged and is in the process of being designed.
3 April 2012Koala is completed and available to purchase! Waiting to see which design will be commissioned next...
13 March 2012Koala is fully pledged and is in the process of being designed. Totals for all other patterns have been increased to $90 [see explanation here].


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