PerfctlyImperfctDoll

One-of-a-kind Rag Dolls, Soft Toys & Imagination aids

Melbourne, Victoria On Etsy since 2019

PerfctlyImperfctDoll

One-of-a-kind Rag Dolls, Soft Toys & Imagination aids

Melbourne, Victoria | 21 Sales

Announcement    Please bare with us as we rebuild our website! While we do, all our products are available here in our etsy store for you, even our exclusive Rainbow Spirit collection!

We do ship everywhere via Australia Post, HOWEVER, as each doll is different, they each best pack for shipping a little differently, which can vary the size and weight, which then changes the
domestic and international shipping prices, to counter this and make sure it is covered I sometimes overcharge for the shipping. BUT any excess over $2 I guarantee will be refunded to you asap. Perfectly Imperfect Dolls, like always, promises to remain open and honest with you about current costs and delays.

These uncertain times, when everyone has a little more time free at home than they used to is the ideal time to contact us and start planning a custom doll!
PI Dolls HQ is a home based business so we are still fully operational and raring to go!

Visit our website for photos from our customers of our dolls in their forever homes!
You can also get updates on any upcoming market days we have scheduled and other exclusive info

www.perfectlyimperfectdolls.com

A unique and exclusive selection of our rag dolls and soft toy oddities is available in store for purchase at
- Headlines Salon in Dromana.

Dolls there sell quickly so if you dont see any when there, just ask them when they're expecting to get more!

If you are ever in either area, please, feel free to stop in and have a look at these gorgeous dolls in person. Pictures just dont do them justice!

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~ Why do we like to use hemp fabrics and fibres?
Well hemp is organic, fair trade, ecologically friendly, mildew resistant, biodegradable and vegan friendly.
Long time users of hemp fabrics say that 'hemp doesn't wear out, it wears in' as it gets softer the more you wear/use it.

"Hemp is the best answer. It’s about three times the tensile strength of cotton, mold and UV resistant, uses very little water, pesticides or fertilizers, builds soil… and until the 1920s was about 80% of the clothing made in the US." - Winona LaDuke via https://www.winonashemp.com/our-hemp

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Announcement

Last updated on 26 Jun, 2020

Please bare with us as we rebuild our website! While we do, all our products are available here in our etsy store for you, even our exclusive Rainbow Spirit collection!

We do ship everywhere via Australia Post, HOWEVER, as each doll is different, they each best pack for shipping a little differently, which can vary the size and weight, which then changes the
domestic and international shipping prices, to counter this and make sure it is covered I sometimes overcharge for the shipping. BUT any excess over $2 I guarantee will be refunded to you asap. Perfectly Imperfect Dolls, like always, promises to remain open and honest with you about current costs and delays.

These uncertain times, when everyone has a little more time free at home than they used to is the ideal time to contact us and start planning a custom doll!
PI Dolls HQ is a home based business so we are still fully operational and raring to go!

Visit our website for photos from our customers of our dolls in their forever homes!
You can also get updates on any upcoming market days we have scheduled and other exclusive info

www.perfectlyimperfectdolls.com

A unique and exclusive selection of our rag dolls and soft toy oddities is available in store for purchase at
- Headlines Salon in Dromana.

Dolls there sell quickly so if you dont see any when there, just ask them when they're expecting to get more!

If you are ever in either area, please, feel free to stop in and have a look at these gorgeous dolls in person. Pictures just dont do them justice!

*************************************************
~ Why do we like to use hemp fabrics and fibres?
Well hemp is organic, fair trade, ecologically friendly, mildew resistant, biodegradable and vegan friendly.
Long time users of hemp fabrics say that 'hemp doesn't wear out, it wears in' as it gets softer the more you wear/use it.

"Hemp is the best answer. It’s about three times the tensile strength of cotton, mold and UV resistant, uses very little water, pesticides or fertilizers, builds soil… and until the 1920s was about 80% of the clothing made in the US." - Winona LaDuke via https://www.winonashemp.com/our-hemp

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Welcome to Ama, our latest rag doll and part of the 'regular collection'. She is stuffed 100% with natural, certified organic wool, and made from premium cotton fabrics (exclusive of trims and hair)
Sometimes even dolls need makeovers. DO NOT try this on your rag dolls at home!! Leave it to the dolls makers! But here at P.I. Dolls, we do take hair style requests, so its all good! grin
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About PerfctlyImperfctDoll

Sales 21
On Etsy since 2019

Unique Rag Dolls & Soft Toys designed to induce feelings of comfort & love in their owners, while also sparking their imagination, irrespective of age

The driving philosophy behind Perfectly Imperfect Dolls is to create traditional style ragdolls for the 'modern generation'; using only natural stuffing and natural or upcycled fabrics as this is better for both us humans and the environment.
They are Rag Dolls which possess the kind of timelessness that is today's modern era to their outfits/look. While also embracing the daring, unusual, anything goes, no rules apply, type aspects of today in their features.

We have deliberately designed our dolls this way for the purpose of fostering imagination and individuality and encouraging a celebration of shared humanity.

It is also with an aim to promote the sociological concept that humans should be seeing and appreciating our 'sameness' (ie. our shared humanity) THROUGH our differences and discouraging societal conformity and homogeneity.

Our Dolls are designed to be made of almost entirely of natural products, and to have as low environmental impact as possible. This is why ALL our dolls 'skin' fabric is natural unbleached hemp and organic cotton blend or unbleached calico (yes even the rainbow spirit dolls!).
Those fabrics are the most easily obtainable and reasonably priced, hard wearing and practical natural fabrics available to us.
It is also why we generally do not offer our dolls in other 'skin colours', (apart from our deliberately extreme rainbow spirit dolls obviously!), as we always aim to keep our prices as low as we can without compromising on our natural, low impact, and eco friendly ideals. But please feel free to contact us about offering dolls in fabric shades other than 'unbleached'.

Perfectly Imperfect Dolls started in 2017 with needing a fabulous and original gift for a few very special little girls birthdays. By the time it got up to making a doll for the 5th birthday of the last of these special little girls the basic shape and style you now see was cemented.
'Ani', the rag doll for that special 5yr old, and the official founding toy of the Perfectly Imperfect Dolls rapidly growing family, was a huge hit and in fact has been snuggled with every night since that day! And she is not the only one...there are many others, adults and children alike, who also now go to sleep with toys from Perfectly Imperfect Dolls, all over the world.

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  • ♡y♡

    Owner, Designer

    A crazy cat lady who believes in living life passionately and mindfully, yet also genuine and free. Hates hypocrites, and how selectively oblivious and commercial so much of society has become.

  • Miss Nips

    Research, Assistant

    A TINY, hand reared, hybrid. She is the researcher for Perfectly Imperfect Dolls. Spending hours every day scanning youtube, social media & the net for relevant things. Someone has to do the hard yards, & Miss Nips volunteered!

  • 'Da Bonk'

    Model And Design Tester, Assistant

    'Da Bonk', as she insists on being known, is our model, all around helper, and is also responsible for testing all toy designs before we make the public release versions. Its a high energy job, and as a bengal she is more than up to the task!

  • 'RAWR'

    Creator Of Original Artworks On Canvas

    Head of our market setup crew and a Melbourne artist in his own right. RAWR's original artworks are available only through P.I. Dolls. He has an extensive range of less child friendly, darker themed works too, just contact us to find out more!

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Last updated on 16 May, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

All our Rag Dolls can be spot cleaned or hand washed.
To prevent doll hair damage, etc, cold hand wash in mild wool wash, do not spin dry.

Soft toy oddities can be machine washed, cold water only, gentle cycle, inside delicates bag, using mild wool wash or see below for sugg.

For all items: COLD WATER ONLY. NO fabric softener. Do not place in dryer or wring. Regular, old fashioned, 'air drying' only.

At Perfectly Imperfect Dolls HQ we use our own homemade Laundry Powder. But when we do use a commercial product, we use Sal Suds biodegradable gentle multipurpose cleaner by Dr Bronner's

Once washed, hang on clothesline inside a delicates bag, and / or lay item out flat at a safe distance from your household heating source

Custom and personalised orders

Custom orders are welcomed, however the extent to which our rag dolls and soft toys can be customised is limited, for example we prefer to not attempt to make versions of published characters, from any medium. You can however refer to a character for examples or inspiration assistance!

Just ask us if your custom order request is something we can do! We will get back to you in under 24hrs.

All rag dolls and soft toys made by Perfectly Imperfect Dolls remains the intellectual property of Perfectly Imperfect Dolls and may not be reproduced by anyone other than Perfectly Imperfect Dolls.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Generally, all our rag dolls and soft toys are wrapped in brown craft paper and bakers or hemp twine before being placed into a reused or recycled cardboard shipping box.
Whenever possible we try and reuse old cardboard boxs instead of purchasing new recycled cardboard ones. These are only used if they are in a clean undamaged condition and are sourced from both myself and various local businesses.
We are happy to include a hand written gift message in the box for the recipient if you would like one.

Are your products animal hair free as I have allergies!

As you may have seen from the about section, we here at Perfectly Imperfect Dolls HQ have multiple cats who are all VERY involved in most everything we do, so even though every effort is made to store all fabrics and completed dolls in an airtight, cat proof manner, I cannot guarantee they will be free from all traces of cat hair, especially as I myself never am! Plus, being a true crazy cat lady, you can bet that if I'm in my sewing room then at least one of the catties is too!
That being said, they are all short hair, low allergen varieties and it all comes off effectively and easily with a lint sticky roller, if you dont have more cat hair around you while doing it that is!

Is there anywhere that I can I see and purchase your dolls in person?

Absolutely! We regularly have a stall at various makers/craft markets around Victoria, see our website for our scheduled upcoming market dates!
You can also find a small selection of our dolls at both Headlines Hair Salon in Dromana.
However our dolls tend to find their forever homes quickly at the salon, so if they appear to have none in stock, just ask when they are expecting more, as we regularly monitor and restock them.
Alternatively, feel free to contact us to discuss other, in person, viewing and purchase options (Serious buyers only please).

What stuffing do you generally use and why

We keep degummed hemp fibre, organic cotton and organic wool on hand for stuffing. These were painstakingly selected after much indepth research for many reasons, key focus being entirely natural, and able to confirm without doubt they're absolutely GMO free. Unlike many of the corn based stuffings that are starting to become popular.
We use organic wool as our main stuffing because unlike the other two, it is entirely local and an otherwise wasted, natural byproduct of the living existence of domesticated 'Australian' sheep.
Our wool is direct from Hollyburton, an organic farm here in Victoria. They practice humane shearing techniques, hold verifiable organic certification and are open and transparent about their animal care and welfare.

special covid-19 options

For the duration of the covid-19 pandemic restrictions, if you are prepared to drive to Bayside's Brighton, in Melbourne, we are happy to arrange a socially distanced, one on one, outdoor doll viewing session at our residence, complete with an onsite credit and eftpos card payment device. Simply email us directly if interested, minac@ perfectlyimperfectdolls.com SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY PLEASE. but please NOTE, this may or may not be still possible if VIC moves to stage 4. Under stage 3, we believe single customer visits is ok, however please note we take no responsibility for any fines received enroute to or from us, or during your shopping visit, any potential fines you are given are solely your responsibility.

Special options available during covid-19 pandemic

At Perfectly Imperfect Dolls we understand all too well that there are many suffering immediate but temporary significant financial troubles because of the restrictions. So if this is you, please do not hesitate to contact us about your situation and discuss placing a doll on hold, or even possibly setting up some sort of payment plan with us.