[Sept 14] Celeste bags are fully funded! All bag pre-orders will come with a free exclusive "Lily of the Valley" stamp enamel pin.
[Oct 3] Still need 5 more Marshal Bag pre-orders to fund. Currently negotiating with my manufacturer to see we are able to reduce MOQ. They're on holiday until Oct 12th, so will be extending pre-orders for another week.
[Oct 18] Payment has been sent over to the manufacturer, production will start this week after a final sample confirmation.
[Nov 15] Celeste & Marshal pre-production samples have been approved. Mold for Celeste wings & beak, as well as for Marshal's ears will begin production
[Nov 16] Due to high demand, 2nd round of preorders will be open until Nov 22nd - all 2nd round preorders will not come with the Lily of the Valley stamp pin, but instead, a random AC pin from my shop
[Dec 14] Manufacturer update: They're a bit busy and still clearing orders from September, but estimate the bags are ready to ship to me mid Jan.
[Jan 8 2021] DELAY // Unfortunately I have been informed that there is a small outbreak (60-ish people) near my manufacturer's factory. Because of that, they have been instructed by the government to close early to keep the COVID-19 breakout under control since they are supposed to go on holiday for Chinese New Year Holiday (originally from Feb 12th - 28th). This means they lost almost 3 weeks of production time and will be unable to ship the bags to me before the holidays. They said they will aim to finish the shipment of the bags the first week after they're back - so now the new estimated shipping date is end of March
Will try to make some freebie stickers and possibly keychains to add to everyone's order to make up for this ;w;
[Feb 23rd] Manufacturer said mass production team will be back to work on Feb 27th, and will give me a new estimation date then - the bags just need finishing touches (Celeste's eye + wing details) they just need to go through quality check and then packing them individually to me
[Mar 2nd] Manufacturer said they ran out of material while creating Celeste's wings...they said they've placed an order for the material, and will give me an update ASAP. I asked if they can finish part of the bags first so I can begin shipment but they said it has to be completed all together. Estimated finish date will be end of March, so bags should start shipping in April!
[Mar 11th] Working on more freebies to include with everyone's orders >w< So once you open the bags, poof you'll receive a bag of free gifts! :D
[Mar 24th] Wings are completed - currently assembling everything now. Estimated to ship to me early April~
[Apr 10th] They're finishing up the sewing next week, and will be proceeding to quality check the week after! So excited ><
[Apr 22nd] Currently in quality check and should be with me by next week!
[May 12th] I finished quality checking - shipping is beginning starting today, you should receive tracking numbers soon! Please give me 1-2 weeks to get all 400+ bags shipped out ><