DarlingAtelierDesign

Home of Darling Dolls: handmade, unique, affordable.

Pocatello, Idaho · 39 Sales

DarlingAtelierDesign

Home of Darling Dolls: handmade, unique, affordable.

Pocatello, Idaho 39 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
(6)

Announcement   More new things to love: our very special Darling Bridal Collection! So far, I've listed one Bride and two Bridesmaids, however I can do custom orders in your bridal colors -- visit the Custom Order Listing (a separate listing of its own) to view the instructions and pricing.

Wedding season is on its way -- don't miss out on a very special gift for your wedding party members!

- Cath

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 18, 2018

More new things to love: our very special Darling Bridal Collection! So far, I've listed one Bride and two Bridesmaids, however I can do custom orders in your bridal colors -- visit the Custom Order Listing (a separate listing of its own) to view the instructions and pricing.

Wedding season is on its way -- don't miss out on a very special gift for your wedding party members!

- Cath

Cath Giesbrecht

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Cath Giesbrecht

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(6)
kvainner

kvainner on Feb 25, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Her sweet face and the bow in her hair, the fabric choices and button accents, this little doll couldn’t be more perfect. She is just the right mixture of soft, cuddly and a little bit floppy. Cath’s craftsmanship is excellent. The doll was shipped quickly and arrived carefully packaged, including a personal thank you.

Kelly Allen

Kelly Allen on Dec 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I just received my baby doll with the pink background. She is absolutely adorable and exactly what I was looking for. Should I ever need another special gift I need not go anywhere else! I am thrilled with my purchase!

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Updates

Today in the studio - finishing up this doll to be at tomorrow's Portneuf Valley Farmers. If she is still with me when the market is over, she'll be listed in the shop next week!
Getting ready for the weekly Farmers Market, which has been going well in terms of sales. I'm sewing like crazy to boost my inventory! In this pic, a little pre-Halloween fun with silly black kitties on a purple background.
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About

From grandchildren to an Etsy shop

I've been sewing Christmas gifts for our numerous grandchildren (19 as of this writing!) for a number of years. It's an annual activity that I've enjoyed again and again, choosing projects and fabrics, etc., and striving to make something that will last and be useful AND fun.

I made these adorable stuffed dolls for the youngest granddaughters in 2016 and then had several requests from others to make them for sale.

Thus begins an Etsy shop!

I took over the unused family room, roped my husband into making a HUGE cutting/work table to fill it, sorted my stash of fabrics into an unused bedroom (we are empty nesters), and got down to the fun.

And, indeed .... fun it has been, all the way! I'm amazed how quickly a day passes when I'm in the studio.

Given how much I loved handmade gifts as a kid -- because no one else had the same thing -- my first idea for the shop was that every child should be able to own a handmade stuffed doll. So our Classic Doll Line is -- and will remain -- an affordable item. I also have a full business plan of new products to come, beyond our Classic Doll line, including an 'older' style doll with arms and legs!

We started this business in March 2017, and I'm so very grateful for the positive reception of our many customers since then!

I'm very pleased to make your acquaintance and I hope you will "favorite" my shop so that you will receive notice of new listings and updates.

- Catherine
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Shop members

  • Cath Giesbrecht

    Owner, Customer Service, Designer

    Career change in middle-age -- such a common theme these days! I learned how to sew quite late in life, and quickly grew to love the creative expression and usefulness of the craft. It's a joy to create these baby dolls and accessories for you!

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  • J Schanck

    PA, United States

    A worthy seamstress for sure -- and also my amazing aunt! She loves the Darling Dolls and how they can spark imaginative play for children, and she is enjoying creating items for our accessories inventory.

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