CDHmouseratdolls

CDH Mouse Dolls and Rat Dolls

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CDHmouseratdolls

CDH Mouse Dolls and Rat Dolls

11 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   See DISCOUNT COUPON CODES below. Click ABOUT for an overview. Story Books are now available! Save $3 to $30 on $22 to $240 purchases as follows:

Code.....................................Discount......Min. Purchase Before Discount
SAVE3ON2INFANTMICE........$ 3.00..........$ 22 *
SAV4ONBABYINFANTMICE...$ 4.00..........$ 27 *
SAVE5ON2BABYMICE...........$ 5.00..........$ 32 *
SHIPFAMILYFREESAVE10.....$10.00.........$ 92 *
BUYTWO18INCHDOLLS........$20.00.........$170 *
BUYTHREE18INCHDOLLS.....$30.00.........$240 *

*Codes can be used on any grouping of items where the List Prices total to the above-listed minimum amounts (before tax or shipping), and the Discount will be deducted from the purchase during checkout; codes can be used more than one time.

In the Left Column of this page, under Shop Info, click ABOUT to see more info about my Mouse (or Rat) Dolls!

These dolls are of the highest quality imaginable--they are a true treasure, and a quality doll that can withstand play! (I have three 8-year-old GrandDaughter's, and their Mouse Dolls that are now 5 years old still look brand new! (The dresses show wear if not cared for, but the Doll holds up miraculously!)

Premade and Custom-Built Dolls are available for creating a personality after your purchase, and the Date of Birth could be assigned as the your own birthday using the year you purchased the doll, or alternatively the date-of-purchase or the date-of-manufacture. Look in the Personality Pictures section and order your Personality Picture With A Birth Certificate in order to initiate purchase of these special documents.

ONE-OF-A-KIND (OOAK) DOLLS AND NAMING CONVENTIONS POLICY:
Because these dolls are so unique, replications will be offered. The Replica will not be "exactly" the same due to random placement of embellishments upon a dress; for a Replica, the doll number will be enhanced to indicate it's true position in production, combined with the number of the doll being replicated. When specific fabrics are no longer available, similar fabrics can be offered as an alternative for a Replica as long as the general description of the fabric is the same as the original "intent" of the original fabric. Replication will be limited to availability of dress fabrics and replication will not be available when the original supply or suitable substitution fabric supplies run out.

For the Mouse / Rat dolls with personalities, If a doll named "Susan" is sold, a new "Susan" should carry a middle name such as "Susan Eileen" or have a distinctly-different Personality and Clothing. Non-personality dolls will not be controlled in this manner. Any Rat Doll can have the same name as a pre-existing Mouse Doll, subsequently using the same criteria, and a Personality can be similar to the Mouse Doll of the same name simply because one is a Mouse and one is a Rat.

WARRANTY/RETURN POLICY: The 18" Mouse or Rat Dolls are is warranted forever for the stringing of the Arms and Legs--if it should ever fail, simply return it to me and I will fix it and return it to you. The product is warranted for 3 months against normal wear-and-tear defects and during this 3-month period only the specific defective item will be replaced (unless there is a problem matching the item); for example, a leg ripped due to a failed stitch or defect in the fabric and the replacement fabric for a new leg doesn't match well--the entire doll will be replaced if that is the case--or if the dress fabric failed, the dress will be repaired or replaced as appropriate with the same or similar-themed fabric. After 3 months, for any defects or damage, I will negotiate a low price for you to recover your loss, however, the defective item must be returned in order to substantiate the claim.

SALES TAX: I am required to collect Sales Tax for sales that originate from the state of New Jersey.

PRIVACY POLICY: I do not share any information about you with any other party. I have no tracking for my Web Page and do not know who visits my store unless you Favorite an item. I am only aware of the words you use to search for my products. I am a sole proprietor. Refer to ETSY's Privacy Policy for more information.

PRODUCT CONTENTS:
The Stuffed Toy Act requires manufacturers to list the contents of a Stuffed Toy and to register with states that require registration. The State of New Jersey, where I am located, does not require registration. Additionally, for states that require registration, a requirement is that there is a public store location through which the toy is sold in that state. I am an independent toy maker, and I do not have a public store location through which I sell this doll in the state of NJ--these dolls are only sold on-line, at some Craft Fairs, and at some Antique-Type Merchant Malls. From my research, an online seller does not have a real-estate location that makes them eligible for registration since customers do not enter our building in order to make the purchase. Additionally, the requirements for the statement of content does not have a high level of requirements; for that reason I provide a list of contents that far exceeds the requirements for Stuffed Toys and for Fabrics. Additionally, under the registration required by some states, flammability testing by certified laboratories is required which is adverse to small toy manufacturers based on the cost; for that reason, a bill has been passed to remove that burden from small toy manufacturers.

This information is being offered to you so that you are aware of laws that are provided to protect you, the consumer.

On the 18" dolls, it is my pledge to you that I affix noses, eyes, and buttons as follows in order to protect against choking hazards: I spend between 9 and 12 hours on each of these 18" dolls. Using non-toxic glue, the eyes and noses are glued and attached with permanent "locknuts" on the inside and are sewn at the base to multiple layers of quilting polyester sheeting for additional security against removal. The wooden buttons on the doll's arms and legs are tied with strong string, and multiple termination knots are glued in order to protect from choking hazards. The heart-shaped birth mark is sewn on with 2 or 3 stitches on each side and glued on the back side, and it could possibly be torn off with effort.

For the smaller 8" baby mouse/rat and 4" infant mouse/rat, the beaded eyes/noses are below the standard for choking hazard, and the weighted bottoms consist of small plastic bags covered with food-safe paper (the small bags and paper could become choking hazards if torn out of the body) which are filled with either course sand or miniature glass or plastic beads that are also below the standard for choking hazards but above the standard for dust asphyxiation. The small amounts of Pink color on the ears of these smaller dolls are created with permanent ink markers for which no information is available as to toxicity in its dried state, thus licking or chewing the dried ink areas should be avoided. Other interior stuffings are 100% polyester polyfill. Types of plastic, rubber, and fabric contents are provided on the labels by an estimated percentage of total content.
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Copyright 2010 Cynthia Deaton Houlroyd for 18" Mouse Doll and Rat Doll, Clothing (designs and patterns but not fabrics), and Literature for Rodent Family Tree and "Three Blind Mice..." Story.*

Copyright 2011 Cynthia Deaton Houlroyd for Mouse / Rat Doll Personalities.*

Copyright 2013 for Baby Mouse/Rat Dolls and Clothing (designs and patterns but not fabrics).*

Copyright 2013 for Infant Mouse/Rat Doll (designs and patterns but not fabrics).*

NOTE: Fabrics, ribbons, thread, embellishments (stickers), flowers, beads, buttons, jeweled hearts, and accessories are not part of my copyright, which have their own distinct manufacturers/copyrights.

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 18, 2016

See DISCOUNT COUPON CODES below. Click ABOUT for an overview. Story Books are now available! Save $3 to $30 on $22 to $240 purchases as follows:

Code.....................................Discount......Min. Purchase Before Discount
SAVE3ON2INFANTMICE........$ 3.00..........$ 22 *
SAV4ONBABYINFANTMICE...$ 4.00..........$ 27 *
SAVE5ON2BABYMICE...........$ 5.00..........$ 32 *
SHIPFAMILYFREESAVE10.....$10.00.........$ 92 *
BUYTWO18INCHDOLLS........$20.00.........$170 *
BUYTHREE18INCHDOLLS.....$30.00.........$240 *

*Codes can be used on any grouping of items where the List Prices total to the above-listed minimum amounts (before tax or shipping), and the Discount will be deducted from the purchase during checkout; codes can be used more than one time.

In the Left Column of this page, under Shop Info, click ABOUT to see more info about my Mouse (or Rat) Dolls!

These dolls are of the highest quality imaginable--they are a true treasure, and a quality doll that can withstand play! (I have three 8-year-old GrandDaughter's, and their Mouse Dolls that are now 5 years old still look brand new! (The dresses show wear if not cared for, but the Doll holds up miraculously!)

Premade and Custom-Built Dolls are available for creating a personality after your purchase, and the Date of Birth could be assigned as the your own birthday using the year you purchased the doll, or alternatively the date-of-purchase or the date-of-manufacture. Look in the Personality Pictures section and order your Personality Picture With A Birth Certificate in order to initiate purchase of these special documents.

ONE-OF-A-KIND (OOAK) DOLLS AND NAMING CONVENTIONS POLICY:
Because these dolls are so unique, replications will be offered. The Replica will not be "exactly" the same due to random placement of embellishments upon a dress; for a Replica, the doll number will be enhanced to indicate it's true position in production, combined with the number of the doll being replicated. When specific fabrics are no longer available, similar fabrics can be offered as an alternative for a Replica as long as the general description of the fabric is the same as the original "intent" of the original fabric. Replication will be limited to availability of dress fabrics and replication will not be available when the original supply or suitable substitution fabric supplies run out.

For the Mouse / Rat dolls with personalities, If a doll named "Susan" is sold, a new "Susan" should carry a middle name such as "Susan Eileen" or have a distinctly-different Personality and Clothing. Non-personality dolls will not be controlled in this manner. Any Rat Doll can have the same name as a pre-existing Mouse Doll, subsequently using the same criteria, and a Personality can be similar to the Mouse Doll of the same name simply because one is a Mouse and one is a Rat.

WARRANTY/RETURN POLICY: The 18" Mouse or Rat Dolls are is warranted forever for the stringing of the Arms and Legs--if it should ever fail, simply return it to me and I will fix it and return it to you. The product is warranted for 3 months against normal wear-and-tear defects and during this 3-month period only the specific defective item will be replaced (unless there is a problem matching the item); for example, a leg ripped due to a failed stitch or defect in the fabric and the replacement fabric for a new leg doesn't match well--the entire doll will be replaced if that is the case--or if the dress fabric failed, the dress will be repaired or replaced as appropriate with the same or similar-themed fabric. After 3 months, for any defects or damage, I will negotiate a low price for you to recover your loss, however, the defective item must be returned in order to substantiate the claim.

SALES TAX: I am required to collect Sales Tax for sales that originate from the state of New Jersey.

PRIVACY POLICY: I do not share any information about you with any other party. I have no tracking for my Web Page and do not know who visits my store unless you Favorite an item. I am only aware of the words you use to search for my products. I am a sole proprietor. Refer to ETSY's Privacy Policy for more information.

PRODUCT CONTENTS:
The Stuffed Toy Act requires manufacturers to list the contents of a Stuffed Toy and to register with states that require registration. The State of New Jersey, where I am located, does not require registration. Additionally, for states that require registration, a requirement is that there is a public store location through which the toy is sold in that state. I am an independent toy maker, and I do not have a public store location through which I sell this doll in the state of NJ--these dolls are only sold on-line, at some Craft Fairs, and at some Antique-Type Merchant Malls. From my research, an online seller does not have a real-estate location that makes them eligible for registration since customers do not enter our building in order to make the purchase. Additionally, the requirements for the statement of content does not have a high level of requirements; for that reason I provide a list of contents that far exceeds the requirements for Stuffed Toys and for Fabrics. Additionally, under the registration required by some states, flammability testing by certified laboratories is required which is adverse to small toy manufacturers based on the cost; for that reason, a bill has been passed to remove that burden from small toy manufacturers.

This information is being offered to you so that you are aware of laws that are provided to protect you, the consumer.

On the 18" dolls, it is my pledge to you that I affix noses, eyes, and buttons as follows in order to protect against choking hazards: I spend between 9 and 12 hours on each of these 18" dolls. Using non-toxic glue, the eyes and noses are glued and attached with permanent "locknuts" on the inside and are sewn at the base to multiple layers of quilting polyester sheeting for additional security against removal. The wooden buttons on the doll's arms and legs are tied with strong string, and multiple termination knots are glued in order to protect from choking hazards. The heart-shaped birth mark is sewn on with 2 or 3 stitches on each side and glued on the back side, and it could possibly be torn off with effort.

For the smaller 8" baby mouse/rat and 4" infant mouse/rat, the beaded eyes/noses are below the standard for choking hazard, and the weighted bottoms consist of small plastic bags covered with food-safe paper (the small bags and paper could become choking hazards if torn out of the body) which are filled with either course sand or miniature glass or plastic beads that are also below the standard for choking hazards but above the standard for dust asphyxiation. The small amounts of Pink color on the ears of these smaller dolls are created with permanent ink markers for which no information is available as to toxicity in its dried state, thus licking or chewing the dried ink areas should be avoided. Other interior stuffings are 100% polyester polyfill. Types of plastic, rubber, and fabric contents are provided on the labels by an estimated percentage of total content.
- - - - - - - - - -
Copyright 2010 Cynthia Deaton Houlroyd for 18" Mouse Doll and Rat Doll, Clothing (designs and patterns but not fabrics), and Literature for Rodent Family Tree and "Three Blind Mice..." Story.*

Copyright 2011 Cynthia Deaton Houlroyd for Mouse / Rat Doll Personalities.*

Copyright 2013 for Baby Mouse/Rat Dolls and Clothing (designs and patterns but not fabrics).*

Copyright 2013 for Infant Mouse/Rat Doll (designs and patterns but not fabrics).*

NOTE: Fabrics, ribbons, thread, embellishments (stickers), flowers, beads, buttons, jeweled hearts, and accessories are not part of my copyright, which have their own distinct manufacturers/copyrights.

Cynthia Deaton Houlroyd

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Cynthia Deaton Houlroyd

About

Three Blind Mice...

So, what do you do when your 3 granddaughters, at about age 1-1/2 each, start playing with mouse dolls you made, dolls you tried to refine into a finished product through the years, and your precious granddaughters start coming up with ideas on how to make the dolls even better? Well for me it was a no-brainer - I HAD TO FINISH THE DOLLS! So from meager beginnings, asking me to wrap a silk flower around the hand (oops, they can't hold anything so perhaps I'll add magnets into their hands), then at about age 2-1/2 they found a jewelry satchel and pretty buttons they declared could be the "money" for the dolls (eek, choking hazards, BUT...) - then at about age 3 we were moving on to earrings on the big, oversized ears...well, I'd call that the birth of a great idea from the minds and hearts of 3 little girls! By the time my granddaughters were 4, I managed to copyright the dolls. And of course, it wouldn't be complete without a story...I decided up front that I didn't want these dolls to have tails, but how do you make a mouse doll without a tail? Here's how...Three Blind Mice..."they" gave us the Song, but no-one bothered to give us the rest of the story until now...so here it is in all it's gore and glory...a tragic accident with a happy ending!

As descendants of the Three Blind Mice, there was an "untold story" about what happened after the Three Blind Mice lost their tails..I can't recall how it is that I am the only person in the whole wide world who knows "the rest of the story," (just kidding), but I think the story I have created is as "on target" as the rest of the story would have been! The initiation stories are called the "Introduction Stories."

The descendants of the Three Blind Mice (Mouse or Rat Dolls [Boys and Girls are available]) have assigned Personalities for the higher models which are based on a combination of their clothing and a bizarre incorporation of a "personality type" in a rather obsessive-compulsive nature. The Personalities bring these dolls to life and have enabled a series of "Continuation Stories" for these dolls. My three 7-year-old GrandDaughters are involved in developing the Continuation Stories and illustrations.

The "Introduction" and "Continuation" Story Books measure 5.5" tall by 4.25" wide.

And finally, to bring the fantasy to life, taking "staged" pictures of these dolls "in action" so that your little girl can put pictures of them on their walls will activate the imagination for how to play with these dolls! Of course, these pictures capture the "real lives" of the Mice and reveal the personal items that are subject to being stolen from your home in order to help them have a comfortable lifestyle. At present 8"x10" landscape photos are available, and they are staged with consideration of color groupings in mind to help decorate within a color scheme. Personality Pictures are also available that include a specific Mouse or Rat Doll's Personality in an 8"x10" landscape-oriented photograph with text. The 8"x10" landscape staged photographs and personality pictures can be used to decorate a Room or Nursery.

Also available are 8" Baby Mouse/Rat and 4" Infant Mouse/Rat Dolls (either can be used as a Pin Cusion if you wish).

But it doesn't stop there, Patterns to sew and PreCut Pattern Fabrics to sew with sewing instructions are available as your girl grows up and wants to learn to sew, as well as allowing your child to maintain that "motherly" relationship with her doll.

Please note that small articles such as the jewelry and the thimble that come with this doll are choking hazards which should be put away for young children.

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    Three Blind Mice..."they" gave us the Song, but no-one bothered to give us the rest of the story...so here it is in all it's gore and glory...a tragic accident with a happy ending! Browse my "descendants of the 3 Blind Mice" and see for yourself!

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  • Cape Printing Express, 821 Shunpike Road, Cape May, NJ 08204, Phone 609-884-8080, Fax 609-884-4425, printing821@comcast.net

    Cape May, NJ, United States

    This manufacturer is only involved in printing the Children's Story Books that I have written.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 17, 2015
Welcome to my make-believe world! Be assured that every effort is made to provide you with the most durable quality products, and you even get a 3-month warranty (but don't let the family dog get hold of this doll, please).

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
Payments are accepted from PayPal, Credit Card, Etsy Gift Cards, or Money Order.

For PayPal or Credit Card payments, the products will be shipped the same day that payment is transferred to me (or the next day if payment is received after 5pm), and I will send you a message acknowledging payment, and I will also notify you of shipment along with a Tracking Number--I insure all shipments so that your purchase is protected.

If using Money Order, you will be given my mailing address and after the Money Order is received / cashed, your order will be shipped the same day, and you will be notified of the date that payment has been received, and then notified again about shipment along with a Tracking Number--I insure all shipments so that your purchase is protected.

Over-payments with expected cash returns or refunds of significant over-payments are not accepted for any reason, and the product will not be shipped if a Money Order for significantly more than the purchase price is received; the Money Order will be returned to you and the product will not be shipped if the amount is significantly incorrect.
Shipping
I reserve the right to mail items together if orders originate from the same address prior to shipping. You will receive notification that your order was shipped and when to expect delivery, along with a Tracking Number. The Tracking Number includes Insurance Coverage should the item be lost in the mail.

Should an item be lost in the mail, I will file a claim on the loss of the doll and ask you to select another doll to replace the lost doll, OR, if you are willing and if I have the correct materials, I will replicate the lost doll and send it to you, which would require a waiting period of approximately 1 week to complete and mail the new doll.

Orders for pre-made items such as Story Books, Pictures, or Personality Pictures, and pre-made dolls will be shipped as soon as possible, usually the next business day.

Orders for "create" or "replica" dolls will be shipped when the item is completed, which will take no more than 7 business days after you place the order.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, please notify me within 7 days of receipt, return the product (with mailing postal insurance for the cost of the purchase) to the specified return address, and once the product has been returned, a refund will be issued for the full amount of your purchase cost.

WARRANTY REPAIRS: If there is any problem with your Mouse or Rat Doll, you return the doll for repairs for only the cost of your shipping, and the doll will be repaired or replaced as necessary at no charge for up to 3 months after purchase providing that the repairs are due to normal wear and tear and that no unusual or extreme circumstances caused the damage. The warranty date will commence on the delivery date of your article, and I will consider extra time as valid if the article was stored for the purpose of becoming a "gift" and not opened or used until a later time [birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, (etc.) would qualify] (rather than depending on the purchase date).

LIFETIME WARRANTY REPAIR: Aside from a 3-month replacement warranty against defects (original doll must be returned to validate the warranty), I will warrant the stringing of the arms and legs of this doll for the lifetime of the doll - outside of the 3-month warranty period, I will restring the arms and/or legs of this doll should they become broken or too loose--you pay to ship the doll to me, and I will repair and pay the shipping myself to return the doll to you.

NON-WARRANTY REPAIRS: After 3 months or for unusual or extreme circumstance damages, repairs can be negotiated. Charges for replacement parts or re-attachments are negotiable and are subject to material availability.

After 3 months, with your return of a damaged doll or clothing, replacement cost for repairs to a doll or clothing will be handled on a reasonable basis. As an "example only," to repair a damaged doll (specific damage may require adjustments to these general estimates):

- To replace the entire doll only will be $35 + $8.00 S&H
(damaged doll must be returned to substantiate the claim)
- To replace an entire dress will be charged at $2.00 less than a comparable
original dress curently listed on this web site plus the currently-listed shipping for
that item (damaged dress must be returned to substantiate the claim)
Note: If a damaged doll and dress are returned, the return shipping would be $10 for both items.

To replace or repair Body Parts:
- To replace an arm would be $6 (or 2 for $10)
- To replace a leg would be $9 (or 2 for $16)
- To replace one arm and one leg would be $13
- To replace both arms and both legs would be $22
- To repair a body with undamaged arms and legs would be $27
- To replace an arm or leg button without restringing the arms or legs would be $4
- To replace an arm or leg button with restringing the arms or legs would be $6 for either or $12 for restringing both the arms and the legs
- Return shipping of $8.00 would be required

Once a repairable item is received by me, I will create a listing entitled "Repair Doll #(doll's number) (doll's name)" with a description of the repair and the price for the repair, and you can add the item to your cart via credit card, or PayPal, or Etsy Gift Card, and the repair will commence immediately upon receipt of payment, or with a or Money Order (the doll will be repaired once the Money Order clears the bank).

Without return of a damaged doll or clothing, regular prices will apply; a bare doll is $50 (includes shipping), the lowest-priced dressed doll costs $60.
Additional policies and FAQs
Heirloom Policy: You can purchase the patterns and sew your own clothing for the doll. (The clothing patterns and the doll are Copyrighted - you will be limited to using the patterns to create new clothing for your Mouse or Rat Doll(s), and you are prohibited from creating clothing for the purpose of selling them for a profit.)

Additionally, look for my postings for Pre-Cut Dresses and matching Purses, and for Jackets, Hats, and Aprons with the instructions for sewing them together yourself for a significant savings.

This Heirloom Policy enables you to enhance your loving experience with this Mouse or Rat doll, and it also enables your child to learn how to sew during the important bonding years. The most important toys are ones that create special feelings or special memories, and this doll has the ability to capture an appropriate amount of attention for the most special little girl in your life.

Additionally, if you do not sew or do not wish to sew, you may purchase the patterns or pre-cut fabric and solicit a seamstress or friend to sew the dress for your doll and pay the seamstress for labor, but you must maintain custody of the patterns, and the patterns and pre-cut fabrics are prohibited for copying or reuse by the seamstress or friend unless you are paying for more dresses to be made, after which the patterns must be returned to the original purchaser. You are encouraged to make copies of your patterns only to keep from wearing out the pattern so that you can maintain appropriate fair use of the pattern by refreshing your usable copy. You are prohibited from recreating or duplicating and selling a replica of the Mouse or Rat Doll, and the pattern for the Mouse or Rat Doll is not available for purchase.