- March 16th, 2011 -
First of all I would like to make my deepest apologies to all fans, friends and clients that have been disappointed by me over the last year! As some of you might know I’ve been going through a very difficult time in my life, and other important issues (delays shipments, faulty cast etc) made it impossible for me to respond in any kind of way back in 2010.
They say when you hit the bottom, the only way is up. This might be true because finally I feel I have the courage and energy to slowly start doing what I do love the most: designing and creating fantasy creatures which at some point in time hopefully will put a smile on someone’s face once again.
Also, in hard times you really get to know who is your true friend, and who is not. Luckily I can say I did find a few friends that stood by me no matter what. Sadly there are also those who only take ‘advantage’ of the situation (one man’s dead, is another man’s bread). Sure, this is a hard and painful lesson, but I guess that’s life or human nature. On the positive side ’m very thankful for all the peeps that didn’t give up on me and especially would like to mention Murjani, Grace and Gita for their amazing help and friendship!
At some point my world stopped but Gita, Grace and Murjani kept it turning…We can’t go back in time and we can’t undo things that happened, but I’m very happy and thankful that these friends helped solve some of the major problems I was facing. Thanks to these three ladies most of the open orders finally could be closed last year. Only a few to go now. Currently my former caster is setting things straight by repairing the faulty casts (with new and improved resin) of the dolls that originally sometimes were poorly cast, so the last batch of orders / replacements can be send out soon.
I’ve been asked on several occasions if (and when) I will ‘return’ to the bjd-scene, so there are still a few out there that would like to see new work from me… Honestly, I’m still not sure if I would want to return, since so much has happened, and so many bad things have been said about me, even on a personal level.
However, like I mentioned before, designing and creating characters has always been my life. And, if I should decide to return, it will be on a totally new and improved way Because no matter how hard it all has been, I did learn from my mistakes!
Once again, I’m deeply sorry and honestly hope that the people who feel mistreated, will accept my sincere apologies. At some point in time my whole world fell apart and I really couldn’t go on. It was simply all too much for me. On top of all this, pressing family matters really needed my attention… I realize it’s not an excuse, but please try to understand I’ve been going through a life-changing period. I was never set out to hurt or mistreat anyone on purpose! I simply couldn’t find the strength or courage to deal with all the things in a way that I should have done. Again, sorry!!
- December 7th, 2009 -
- November 13th, 2009 -
- November 4th, 2009 -
- October 11th, 2009 -
Feature Article “Lin Murasaki Design” on BJDCollectasy http://www.bjdcollectasy.com/articles/lin-murasaki-design.html
- October 6th, 2009 -
She is only available from October 6th - 9th, 2009!
- September 30th, 2009 -
- September 23rd, 2009 -
We are having some difficulties with our shop and are currently attempting to fix it as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this have cost you.
If you need to contact us during this time, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again for your patience!
- September 9th, 2009 -
- August 14th, 2009 -
We have also collaborated with Luxour Academy for some exclusive outfits for Princess Kaba!
- August 5th, 2009 -
- July 31st, 2009 -
CCC’s New Firefly Faerie ~Fuuga for Grace
By the beginning of August we are planning to release a very special GID faerie! It’s the sweet and happy sister of Fidelia, The Firefly Faerie. Her name is Fuuga (“Grace” from Japanese) The Firefly Faerie. Charles choose his sculpt/mold to be dedicated to a very dear friend who carries the same surname. It’s his way of thanking her for loving Fidelia so much. He truly hopes that Fuuga’s smile will help brighten some of the darker moments in other people’s lives, just like Fidelia did and still does in Grace’s life. ~ Fuuga The Firefly Faerie is casted in another color GID than Fidelia who is soft green, Fuuga is casted in Exclusive Neon Blue GID.
- July 25th, 2009 -
Land of Wonders
The Month of August is going to be filled with more spectacular releases, if all goes as planned you can expect a new arrival at the Odoroki Kyabinetto and….at least two more new additions from CCC’s Anthro Ball Jointed Doll line; The Land of Wonders. We’re happy and proud to announce that these releases will include Exclusive Editions in joint projects with famous BJD Outfit Designers! So please stay tuned, you really don’t want to miss this.
Thank you so much for your time reading this, for your love and support and wishing you an Enchanting Summer!
- July 25th, 2009 -
Sweetly Twisted Face-up
We have been proudly providing the optional face-up service of the very talented artist Miriam Bos from Sweetly Twisted through our site for a while now and most recently we’ve added a special page for this service to our site, please check her amazing work out here http://shop.charlescreaturecabinet.com/index.php?main_page=sweetly_twisted
Truly enchanting work for sure!
- July 13th, 2009 -
CCC’s Summer Sale – Discontinued Woodlings; Yoshi, Kayu and Baby Fauns (September 2009)
We’ve decided to have a special Summer Sale, 20% off Limited Editions Yoshi, the Woodling Faerie, Boneka Kayu and the Woodlings Baby Fauns. These dolls will only be available until end of August/begin of September 2009, than these dolls will be discontinued. We’re currently busy expending our Anthro line ‘The Land of Wonders’ and also we have some special releases planned for coming Autumn CCC’s 1st Anniversary! Please stay tuned.
Thanks much for your love and support, it’s truly appreciated,
- July 6th, 2009 -
CCC’s New Anthro BJD’s - Release of Mole ball jointed dolls: MoMo & Yuki Bouhatei from the Land of Wonders LE 25ea
Surprise Release: Dreaming BuBu Odoroki only LE 10ea world wide
- July 1st, 2009 -
Release of Cabinet of Wonders figurine: issa Moriko – Child of the Forest
- June 8th, 2009 -
Update GoGaDoll Event June 19~21, 2009
Charles Stephan of the Creature cabinet and Linda Stephan of Murasaki Design will both be attending GoGaDoll as Guests of Honor. They will leave from the Netherlands to USA, San Francisco on Monday, June 15th and they will be back Tuesday June 23, 2009. There will be a special program for Charles which includes participating in the Opening and Closing ceremonies and a CCC talk / interview on Saturday June 20 at 1pm.
The complete BJD doll & figurine line of Charles’ Creature Cabinet will be displayed at the Display Room and naturally it will be possible to meet and greet the artist Charles and outfit designer Linda.
Display Room: CCC’s The Woodlings: Yoshi, Kayu, Deer Faith, Quadruplets Baby Fauns, Fidelia the Firefly Faerie, Umiko and the latest piggy bjd BuBu Odoroki and Snoink can all be seen in real life.
Donations for GoGaDoll by CCC: Boneka Kayu (5 cm) and Deer Faith (11 cm)
- June 7th, 2009 -
New DABIDA Artist Member
Charles Stephan has officially become a DABIDA Artist member! He’s the first Dutch Ball Jointed Doll artist/member of the prestigious DABIDA (Dutch and Belgian Institute of Doll Artists).
-June 6th, 2009 -
Surabaya Toy Festival
Charles’ Creature Cabinet dolls / Charles Stephan’s creations displayed at Surabaya Toy Festival 2009 in Indonesia at Donny Harijanto’s (CCC’s Chief Manager Casting Factory) & CCC & Dream High Studio
June 6~7 June http://www.surabayatoyfestival.com/
“Guess the New Anthro”!
Right Aswer: Pig, Swine, Boar, Piglet, Pig fairy, Pig Goblin etc…
Congratulations to the following 5 prize winners:
Prize no. 1 – BuBu Odoroki : Els Huybrechts - Belgium
Prize no. 2 – BuBu Odoroki : Jennifer Buckley - UK
Prize no. 3 – BuBu Odoroki : Stephanie Foster – USA
Prize no. 4 – 50% Discount Coupon: Harriette – France
Prize no. 5 – 50% Discount Coupon: Naiara Saira – The Netherlands
We hope you are happy with your prize! The contest was so much fun for us to do and so many people participated, we received over 170 entries, so thank you all!
Have a wonderful day,
- May 16th, 2009 -
The new pig doll by Charles Stephan of Charles’ Creature Cabinet, Bubu Odoroki sold out in less than a day. The anthro ball jointed doll was limited to 50. Charles & CCC wishes to thank you all very much for your love and support!
- May, 4th 2009 – Update on Fidelia The Firefly Faerie
First of all we’d hereby like to thank you all very much for your warm support, love and welcoming reactions to Charles’ latest faerie BJD creation, it’s truly much appreciated!
~ Almost Sold Out !! ~
• Fidelia The Firefly Faerie – Special Edition, the very first glow-in-the-dark BJD (Tiny) is almost sold out and will only be available for a very short time! The sales of her in the CCC Shop http://charlescreaturecabinet.com/ will close May 16th, but this date could even be a little bit sooner.
Fidelia is now also available through Triskel Fantasy Shop (The Netherlands): http://www.triskelfantasy.com/index.php
Thank you all and have a wonderful day!
- April, 18th 2009 -
Exclusive and Magical Music Theme for CCC by Remco Opdenkamp
Dutch DJ/musician/producer/label owner; Remco Opdenkamp has composed and produced a magical music theme exclusively for Charles’ Creature Cabinet’s homepage, to which can soon be listened to via our website while browsing our site. We are very honored and happy with this new and wonderful addition and we thank Remco for doing such an amazing job!
~ ~Contact info can be found here http://www.remco-opdenkamp.com/
- April, 14th 2009 -
Charles Stephan Guest of Honor at GoGaDoll 2009 - Golden Gate BJD Expo – San Francisco – June 19-21
It’s official; Charles and Linda (of Lin Murasaki Design) will both attend GoGadoll’s BJD Expo. Charles is invited as Guest of Honor and he will be involved in several not-to-be-missed programs at GoGaDoll, including an exclusive talk with the doll artist/designer and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
- April, 5th 2009 -
DABIDA DAY – DABIDA DOLL AWARD 2009
DABIDA; Dutch & Belgium Institute of Doll Artists held a special Doll Award contest (which received over 50 International entries) and Charles was one of the honored final 3 nominees. On April, 5th during the DABIDA DAY all three finalists Mariska Mielen (winner), V�ronique Jacqueline (3rd place) and Charles Stephan (2nd place) gotten their certificates and congratulations from Hannie Sarris and Marlaine Verhelst (two famous Dutch doll artists & staff members of DABIDA) and also from the world famous artists Brian Froud & Wendy Froud, who both were the Guests of Honor at this event. http://dabida.eu/page.php?page=Award%202009
- February 27th, 2009 -
Het werk van kunstenaar Charles Stephan van Charles Creature Cabinet de eerste Nederlandse ball-jointed doll maker en tevens eigenaar van het allereerste Nederlandse BJD bedrijf zal te zien zijn in een solo expositie. De expositie wordt gehouden in Rotterdam stad in Designer Toy winkel Fa Nieuwenhuyzen aan de Oude Binnenweg 91-93 van 28 februari t/m 28 maart 2009. Al zijn ball jointed dolls en designer toys zullen tentoongesteld worden en er is tevens een “Meet & Greet the artist” en een “Alice Cherry Blossom Qee/Toy2R” signeer sessie op zaterdag 28 februari 2009 om 14.00pm.
The work of Doll Artist Charles Stephan of Charles Creature Cabinet the first ball-jointed doll maker of the Netherlands and owner of the very first Dutch/European based BJD company will be shown in a Solo Exhibition. The upcoming exhibition in Rotterdam City at Designer Toy store Fa Nieuwenhuyzen will run from 28 February to 28 March 2009. All his ball-jointed dolls & designer toys will be displayed and there will be a “Meet & Greet the artist” and an Alice Cherry Blossom Qee/Toy2R signing session on Saturday 28 February 2009 at 14.00pm.
- February 11th, 2009 -
Charles’ Creature Cabinet was featured in the following sites/articles recently:
Toy2R 36 inch Bear:
- January 18, 2009 -
CCC will attend the “Doll & Bear & Hobby Con” at Bleiswijk, 24 + 25 of January. http://www.pop-beer-hobbyfestival.nl/bleiswijk2009fairyfantasy.html
Doll artist Charles Stephan, Fairy Fantasy Forum Member (Alice Cherry Blossom, The Woodlings) and tiny ball jointed doll outfit designer Linda Stephan (Lin Murasaki Design) will attend this con Saturday and Sunday.
- January 12th, 2009 -
Thanks for your support on our New Release: The Woodlings Baby Fauns! We’re very happy that the lovelies were featured in the following sites/articles:
- December 23rd, 2008 -
Charles’ Creature Cabinet was recently featured in these articles:
- November 13, 2008 -
- November 6th, 2008 -
~Special announcement ~
We are very proud and excited to announce the official arrival of our Woodlings Yoshi & Kayu to the Princess Tapi Shop! http://www.princesstapi.com
- October 31st, 2008 -
~Special announcement for our Netherlands and European based customers ~
Charles’ Creature Cabinet’s The Woodlings Yoshi & Kayu are now also available through the Dutch online Triskel Fantasy Shop: http://www.triskelfantasy.com/index.php
Charles Stephan and the CCC staff would like to wish very a safe and happy Halloween!
- October 22, 2008 -
Great news everyone! Charles’ Creature Cabinet would love to thank everyone for their love and support! We are now offering the LAYAWAY option to our Customers who wish to take Yoshi and Boneka Kayu home! For more information on the Layaway option, please visit our Layaway Information page.
- October 20th, 2008 -
Charles Stephan’s Creature Cabinet Presents
~ Woodling Faerie Rustic Furniture Set ~
~ Exclusive Handmade Wooden Furniture Set (for Tiny BJD’s) ~
Woodling Faerie Rustic Furniture Set Includes:
- 1 handmade Wooden Table
- 2 handmade Wooden Stools
- 1 plate of handmade Woodling Faerie Food (leaf with mushrooms, berries and nuts (“Grace” Japanese clay)
Manufactured @ CCC’s mini-factory in Indonesia.
Thanks much for your love, support & interest.
CCC Team & Staff
- October 16th, 2008 -
Charles Stephan’s art work showcased in NYC USA
Charles was most recently invited to join the group art exhibit “World Of Imagination Vol.2” in New York City / USA – Opening of this exhibition is March 6th 2009
You can read more about the art show at http://www.apwarts.com/
- October 14th, 2008 -
We’re very excited for the arrival of Yoshi and Kayu to the shop of Charle’s Creature Cabinet!
Here are some recent articles that featured Charles’ Creature Cabinet:
- September 19th 2008 -
Hello everyone and welcome! Today is the launch of artist Charles Stephan’s Charles’ Creature Cabinet™ official website www.charlescreaturecabinet.com. We hope you will enjoy your stay as much as we have enjoyed working on this magical website. “Hope you’ll be enchanted by it!”.
PS - Don’t forget to free the faerie/firefly!
- September 19th 2008 -
-15th September ’08 (Full Moon) –
Pre info on the release of Yoshi, The Woodling Faerie & Boneka Kayu. The magic begins…