BetsyBobbseysDolls

Custom made and absolutely adorable tiny dolls

Terre Haute, Indiana On Etsy since 2014

BetsyBobbseysDolls

Custom made and absolutely adorable tiny dolls

Terre Haute, Indiana | 15 Sales

Announcement    Are you looking for a really unique way to thank someone special? Think about turning them into a doll! My dolls tell someone’s story; a hard working nurse or teacher you want to thank. Or perhaps your friend has an unusual hobby. Incorporating that hobby into the doll makes your friend recognizable, I’ve made doctor dolls, Starbucks lovers dolls, therapy dog trainer dolls, golfing dolls, fishing dolls and very special dolls to commemorate a loved one lost. Is your girl always on her phone? Or computer? I can make that doll. Does she play a musical instrument? I can turn her into a doll? Cheerleader? My cheerleaders are an adorable way to remember this special time.
Since so many of my dolls are custom, I have pictured them here as ideas for your doll. Think about the thing that makes your recipient who they are and let me create a doll for them Hat will surprise and delight you.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 25, 2019

Are you looking for a really unique way to thank someone special? Think about turning them into a doll! My dolls tell someone’s story; a hard working nurse or teacher you want to thank. Or perhaps your friend has an unusual hobby. Incorporating that hobby into the doll makes your friend recognizable, I’ve made doctor dolls, Starbucks lovers dolls, therapy dog trainer dolls, golfing dolls, fishing dolls and very special dolls to commemorate a loved one lost. Is your girl always on her phone? Or computer? I can make that doll. Does she play a musical instrument? I can turn her into a doll? Cheerleader? My cheerleaders are an adorable way to remember this special time.
Since so many of my dolls are custom, I have pictured them here as ideas for your doll. Think about the thing that makes your recipient who they are and let me create a doll for them Hat will surprise and delight you.

Items

Diane Cota Ellis

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Diane Cota Ellis

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(3)

About BetsyBobbseysDolls

Sales 15
On Etsy since 2014

If you’re looking for a creative, meaningful gift for someone dear, you’ve come to the right place!

The real story behind my dolls...

My parents were hit hard by Hurricane Florence and lost most of their home to the torrential rains that came after a huge tree fell on the roof and demolished it. Though my parents had evacuated and were safe at my sister’s house in Annapolis, most of their neighbors weathered the storm and kept my folks apprised of the ongoing disaster. First they reluctantly shared pictures of the tree through the roof. They stayed in touch when the rain refused to stop for five days, flooding their beautiful home beyond repair.

It was during one of these neighbor conversations when my mother hesitantly asked her friend if she would consider venturing into their ravished home to rescue the family silver. That neighbor’s reply was astonishing. She said, “Oh Jan, we’ve rescued everything for you.” And they had. They picked the family photographs off of the floor and packed them up. They boxed the crystal and the Lladro’s, Waterford, Lenox...all my parents’ cherished possessions. They were amazing.

I was unable to drop everything to go help with the arduous task of cleaning up this catastrophe. I felt helpless. Then I started hearing more stories of their remarkable neighbors and realized, in my own small way, I COULD do something for my folks.
I could make dolls to represent each neighbor who did such heroic things! My mother planned a brunch for these wonderful ladies to thank them, and at each table setting stood a tiny doll who looked just like the ladies who would sit there. There’s a Bed & Breakfast hostess doll, who housed most of the clean up crew. There was a harried cook doll for Ola, who doesn’t cook much but provided them with three meals a day that week. There’s the neighbor who loves to golf and just got engaged. Her doll is carrying a golf club and sporting a diamond ring. Mom described the neighbors to me and I found I was able to duplicate hairstyles pretty well. I made fifteen dolls in all for the brunch. Each doll tells a story and I must admit, I fall in love with every one I make. But more importantly, I learned that these were the dolls I wanted to make: dolls that charm and touch your heart. Dolls that really mean something.

So that is really how I got started making meaningful dolls that really represent something precious to the recipients.
Their home is finally rebuilt, but what we all learned from that storm is that the friends my parents have are priceless. And extraordinary. And that’s a wonderful thing.

Shop members

  • Diane Ellis

    Owner

    I have loved crafting all my life. Every once in a while I would make something charming, but mostly I was a hack, lol. Until I learned to make Flower Fairies and a whole new world opened up for me. Now, creating tiny dolls has become my passion.

  • Christine Orpurt

    Curator

    Christine, my adult daughter, became my first adviser. She is brutally honest with her feedback and my dolls are better because of her.

  • Pamela Anderson

    Curator

    Pam is my lifelong best friend. She loves all things magical so I really count on her advice.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 18, 2019
Welcome to Bright Ideas on Etsy! This is a tiny little dolls shop where I create custom dolls that originate in your imagination. Take a look at the dolls I’ve made and perhaps you’ll find ideas for your own tiny dolls! All of my dolls are custom made and no two are alike. But if you see a doll here you would like me to make a reasonable facsimile of, please let me know and we’ll dream it up together.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Oh my, I want you to LOVE what I made, and if for ANY reason you don't, I will issue a full refund for your purchase. Simply contact me and I'll take care of it.
Payment
PAYPAL,MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ,MONEY ORDER,PERSONAL CHECK, GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE
Shipping
USPS, national and international. Custom orders take a bit longer because I can’t begin until you tell me what you’d like for me to make. I will ship as soon as your doll is complete! My clients say they’re worth the slight wait.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you’re looking for a unique gift, you’ve found the right place! My dolls are real characters who charm and delight recipients. If you tell me what you have in mind, I will do my best to create a memorable doll for you. You are only limited by your own imagination. So...let’s talk!