In October of 2010, shortly after I ordered my first doll, I contacted Elfkin to see if she would be willing to accept a commission to replicate the hobo outfit worn by Louise Brooks in the movie "Beggars of Life." 10/19/2010: Elfkin agrees to do the commission for $100, plus $6.50 for Priority Mail shipping. She writes "The commission should take about a month. If for any reason I need to run beyond that deadline (which sometimes happens, but certainly not always) then I will let you know." She also writes "Before I ship, when all the work is done, I send out an image of the suit to you, so you can either approve it or request changes at that point. Once the image is approved then it ships out to you. Priority mail if you're domestic US." 10/20/2010: Elfkin sends me a PayPal invoice for "Hobo Commission-Hat, Jacket, shirt, belt, trousers", in the amount of $106.50, which I pay that day. 10/21/2010: I get the required measurements to Elfkin 11/6/2010: Elfkin writes to let me know she has chosen fabrics, drafted the patterns, and is starting to sew. 11/17/2010: Elfkin writes to let me know she will be having dental surgery. "I anticipate mailing out to you around December 7th." On 12/10/2010, not having heard from Elfkin, I write to see what's happening. I write "I wanted to let you know that I'll be out of town until December 28, so if you still have some finishing touches to put on the outfit, please don't feel rushed to do it." 12/17/2010: Elfkin writes "I'll be taking pics tomorrow and sending the suit out Monday." 1/8/2011: Not having received pictures or suit, and having settled back in at home, I check in with Elfkin. 1/8/2011: Elfkin writes "I'll post pics by this evening and then have it in the mail to you, EXPRESS, on Monday." 1/13/2011: Elfkin emails jpeg, which I approve. 1/13/2011: Elfkin writes "I will mail out tomorrow. I'll send you the tracking number via email." 1/24/2011: I ping Elfkin 1/25/2011: I ping Elfkin again 1/26/2011: Elfkin writes that she fell down the stairs after the last time she emailed me. She tells me that she mailed the outfit on Monday (1/24/2011?). She offers a refund on shipping. 1/27/2011: I tell Elfkin that a shipping refund is not necessary, and I ask for the tracking number. 1/28/2011: I have still not received outfit or tracking number. I have experience with USPS Priority Mail, and know that something mailed on Monday should have reached me by Friday. Having found the previous problem transactions with Elfkin, I am concerned that I will not actually ever receive the outfit. I find out it is too late for me to dispute the charge with the credit card company. I feel I have been patient and acted in good faith. In return, Elfkin hass sent me a jpeg and four promises to mail the outfit (and one actual assertion that she mailed the outfit, but no tracking number to back it up). At this point I am very frustrated.