Once upon a time...
...many years ago, a mother was building the morning fire and noticed that the newspaper about to go into the wood stove as starter had an article about handmade Christmas gifts. One of the suggestions was a sweet little cloth doll, and it gave the instructions right there. She saved that paper and made the doll for her little toddler daughter... That doll, Sally, is gone now. But the instructions she used to make my 2yr old Christmas doll survived, and my mother gave them to me.
I have been making these dolls for years now, and enjoy bringing fabric and thread to life and sending these dolls out to all corners of the world! As the years have passed, stories began coming back to me of the lives and adventures the dolls have lived. How they have traveled all around the globe, survived the family dog & little brother, carried secrets, grown up with their little person, comforted a grieving child, was joined by more dolls as their child's family grew... been passed down to new little people... Every story, every picture that comes back, is like Christmas day for this doll maker!
I have many roles in life, but doll maker is one of the most fun! Whether it be a custom order to fit a special occasion or need, or is one of the dolls that grows alive & gets posted here on Etsy hoping to find a child of her own...it's so much fun to create each one!
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I love to sew! These dolls are my happy place. In another life...I live in a little house in the woods, cook, clean, love to read, garden, raise show rabbits & care for the people & critters I call "family". It's a pretty sweet gig, this life!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
All packages are shipped by US Postal Service, most are shipped first class priority. It generally takes a doll 3-5 days to travel from the US west coast to the US east coast, and less for places between.
If you'd like your order to be shipped a different or "upgraded" way, please let me know & we'll see what we can work out.
LOST IN TRANSIT
All orders are shipped via United States Postal Service, and are sent with delivery confirmation only. I sadly cannot be responsible for packages that go missing in transit. (It's only ever happened once, and we finally found her!) If you'd like me to add insurance or proof of delivery (sign for your package) I would be happy to add that to the shipping costs for your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
Though I strive to produce dolls that are of the highest last-for-happily-ever-after quality, sometimes things slip past my keen eye. :o) If your doll or accessories are defective in any way, please let me know and we will work something out that results in a happily-ever-after ending for everyone!
CANCELLATION OF AN ORDER
Calico Pie has a 24 hour refund policy for any order. If for any reason you change your mind about your purchase (deciding that you don't want it), you have 24 hours from the time your order was processed to change your mind for a full refund. After the 24 hour period, refunds will be made on a basis of percentage of completion of your order. Drop me a line if you need to cancel, and we'll chat!
Additional policies and FAQs
I do make dolls with hair, usually by request. Take a peak at the "sold orders" listing to see some of the dolls I've made for other folks, then let me know what you're looking for and we can work together to create the perfect doll for your little one! I make all of them with hand spun wool hair or natural wool lock curls. The wool seems to wear so much better than synthetic. (Of course, if you have allergies or concerns about the wool, we can use something different.)
Dolls are made once you place your order, and will ship out in approx 1-2 weeks.
If you have a special date (birthday, holiday, baby shower, special day, etc) that you need your order to arrive for, please drop me a line before ordering so we can discuss.
I'm always happy to talk about a special custom request, a hurry-up on your order, or just to make sure that it gets there in time. :o)