Absolutely. As close as the next state, as far as the other side of the world.
We will discuss shipping costs when your order is placed, so that there are no nasty surprises later on.
Very, very carefully.
Exactly how depends on the piece itself. I can promise that bubble wrap and cardboard will be involved.
From order through construction. That time really varies. I have a day job, and I work on orders first in - first out (usually). Memorial pieces take priority. They just do.
ooooh.. Tough question. There are lots of things that factor into price. Here are just a few of them:
Can I? Most likely, yes.
Will I? Possibly no. If I can identify the designer and get permission to use the pattern (if I don't already have it), I will gladly make it. If I can't, I won't. If I expect copyright protection for my work
Things are generally packed as soon as they're paid - sometimes before so that I can calculate accurate shipping costs. I tend to ship on Saturdays, although that's not a hard rule.