AlkeldaDolls

Alkelda Dolls by Farida Dowler

Seattle, Washington · 446 Sales

AlkeldaDolls

Alkelda Dolls by Farida Dowler

Seattle, Washington 446 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Note from shop owner Welcome to Alkelda Dolls! I am taking a break from making felt dolls for sale. Please feel welcome to browse the past items for sale, and read the nice comments others have left. I had a wonderful time making dolls for people of all ages.

My Flickr photostream is here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alkelda/

My Indie Arrtist Spotlight, hosted by Jama's Alphabet Soup, is here:
http://jamarattigan.com/2013/06/11/indie-artist-spotlight-farida-dowler-of-alkelda-dolls/

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 25, 2017

Welcome to Alkelda Dolls! I am taking a break from making felt dolls for sale. Please feel welcome to browse the past items for sale, and read the nice comments others have left. I had a wonderful time making dolls for people of all ages.

My Flickr photostream is here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alkelda/

My Indie Arrtist Spotlight, hosted by Jama's Alphabet Soup, is here:
http://jamarattigan.com/2013/06/11/indie-artist-spotlight-farida-dowler-of-alkelda-dolls/

Farida Dowler

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Farida Dowler

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About

Doll-Maker, Storyteller

Alkelda Dolls is a shop devoted to dolls for storytelling, display, and creative play.

Like Goldie in M.B. Goffstein's Goldie the Dollmaker, I devote time and care with each doll. Every doll I send out into the world has its own personal story. In keeping with the diversity of the Earth's population, my dolls display a range of skin-tones, hair hues and eye colors.

Here is the Indie Artist Spotlight of Alkelda Dolls that Jama's Alphabet Soup featured in June 2013:
http://jamarattigan.com/2013/06/11/indie-artist-spotlight-farida-dowler-of-alkelda-dolls/

I am honored when you decide to bring one of my dolls into your home. I enjoy hearing from people, too. Please feel welcome to send me a note about the stories and dolls in your lives.

Shop members

  • Farida Dowler

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I sew dolls,tell stories, and play guitar(s). I live with my husband and daughter in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 31, 2014
Greetings! Welcome to Alkelda Dolls, a shop devoted to dolls for storytelling, display, and gentle play.

I craft each of my creations by hand, with high quality natural materials like wool and cotton. I use some wool-rayon blends too (rayon is wood-based). In keeping with the diversity of the Earth's population, my nature table figures display a range of skin-tones, hair hues and eye colors. I am honored when you decide to bring one of my dolls into your home.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be happy with your order. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact me within 2 days of receipt so that we may make arrangements for a refund, provided that the doll is returned to me in the condition in which it was received. Refunds will be processed after the doll's return. Shipping charges are not refundable.

Unless otherwise indicated, all of my items are for gentle play and display.
Payment
I accept PayPal for all purchases.

Washington State residents will have 9.5% sales tax automatically added to their orders, of which part will be refunded if the destination city's sales tax is less than Seattle's.
Shipping
Most dolls shipped within the US have flat-rate USPS first class shipping (which covers the cost of postage, packaging, and PayPal fees). Larger sets will have postage adjusted to cover the additional package weight. I ship out packages quickly, but may need up to 2 business days for packages that require an in-person visit to the post office.

Please make sure your Etsy and Paypal addresses are identical. If a package is returned to me because of an error on your part, I will send you a PayPal bill for the amount it costs to reship the package.

International Customers:

The international shipping prices reflect the realities of the United States Postal System. Please contact me prior to purchase and I will set up the listing as reserved for you with the appropriate shipping fees for your country. International customers are responsible for paying any duties or taxes imposed by their countries' postal authorities.

The value I write on the Customs form is the total amount of your order minus the shipping fees. For legal reasons, I cannot mark a package "Gift." If you would like your dolls shipped in two separate packages, please place two separate orders.

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It is important to me that your package makes it into your hands! While I cannot be held responsible for the package once I've submitted it to the post office, I will work with you to resolve the matter to our mutual satisfaction should a package go missing.

All of my items come simply wrapped for gift-giving unless otherwise indicated. Whenever possible, I reuse shipping boxes and envelopes.
Additional policies and FAQs
At this time, I do not do wholesale orders. I will let you know if that policy changes.