EntangledForest

Handmade Luna Dolls, Toys and Felted Items.

Chalk River, Canada · 398 Sales

EntangledForest

Handmade Luna Dolls, Toys and Felted Items.

Chalk River, Canada 398 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(148)

Announcement   Entangled Forest- Portable, Adorable and Affordable toys for children.
Thank you so much for looking at my little shop. Please don't forget to like my facebook page www.facebook.com/EntangledForest and follow me on Instagram @entangledforest for pictures of my process, life and works in progress.

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Last updated on Jan 24, 2017

Entangled Forest- Portable, Adorable and Affordable toys for children.
Thank you so much for looking at my little shop. Please don't forget to like my facebook page www.facebook.com/EntangledForest and follow me on Instagram @entangledforest for pictures of my process, life and works in progress.

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(148)
Nicole Carlucci

Nicole Carlucci on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Look at all of this gorgeousness. I'm decorating a shared yoga/playroom space for my daughter and I. This moon is perfection:)

Nicole Carlucci

Nicole Carlucci on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

She is so gorgeous!!! I can't even. Beautifully made and pure magic. I totally want another one (also I should probably get one for my daughter hehe). Thank you!!! 💕

E Teresa Ortiz

E Teresa Ortiz on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

My order was as decribed and packaged beautifully!! Very adorable and well made!

Samantha Goodlet

Samantha Goodlet on Jul 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This magical little Pegasus with her bed and accessories is pure magic. She is made with such love and the attention to detail is unbelievable. Shipped surprisingly quickly from Canada to the UK, and was beautifully presented. A complete joy! :D

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I'm having a little photo shoot with my dolls, some flowers and green stones ( raw citrine and rainbow moonstone pictured). This is too much fun!

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About

A lifetime love of all things Handmade.

My needle felting adventure started with a friend of mine that made me a needle felted fairy for my wedding five years ago. I was absolutely fascinated with the craft and how you can sculpt with wool using barbed needles. I went on Etsy and bought a kit and when it arrived I just started trying. I didn't really have an idea of how it was done I just winged it. There also was not a lot of information out there on how to needle felt, I could only find books in Japanese at the time but luckily there are so many more people doing it now so the resources are much more plentiful.

When I started working with wool it just came so naturally. I started making little play scenes and I started up my esty shop and put them in and they sold right away so I made more.

Since then I have tried a lot of things and I have “collected” more hobbies. I also have taught wet and needle felting for almost two years now and I love it quite a bit.
I still buy local wool from a friends farm, I wash it and process (and sometimes dye it) and I use it to stuff some of my dolls.

I started my doll making adventure last fall (well, I’ve made dolls here and there for about six years). I found Gingermelon on Etsy and I fell in love with her felt doll patterns. I got a bunch of the patterns and I started making them. They are just so darn cute and small, they've been a big hit at craft fairs and with my daughter. That transitioned to me making cloth dolls and then I wanted to make my own dolls, something from the heart.

When I started designing my dolls I wanted them to incorporate a strong female message which is why I incorporated the moons on their foreheads. The moon is very tied to femininity, it represents our intuitive nature, we also cycle in more ways than one and we often shift through light and dark much like the moon. As a feminist and doll maker I wanted to add that bit of empowerment to my dolls. I hope that they inspire and encourage young girls to be proud of their femininity and to feel the connection to the moon and to other women and the journey we share through our womanhood.

I modeled my dolls after my inner forest loving hippy self. I make some dolls from patterns from a couple different artists but my signature “Luna Dolls” are unique in that I have made them with needle felted anime style eyes that are very expressive. I was very much inspired by My Little Pony, Sailor Moon and the works of Hayao Miyazaki (Studio Ghibli).

The funny thing is I don't want all of my dolls to look the same. I like coming up with unique outfits and looks when it comes to my dolls. One of my favourite things about being Canadian is the diversity of our country, so many cultures and races living together makes for such a rich and colourful tapestry. I want to reflect that in my dolls, I want them to reflect that beauty.

Some may ask themselves, why buy handmade? I think the most important thing about buying handmade is the craftsmanship (or crafts(wo)manship ;) ) . It is not always the case (that handmade is better quality) but most often the person creating handmade items takes their time, they use quality materials and they work hard to bring their creativity to life in a well crafted item. There are a crazy amount of reasons to buy handmade though. By supporting local artists and craftsmen you are stimulating your local economy but more importantly you are keeping them doing what they love and making beautiful items for the world to enjoy.

When you buy a product from, a large faceless company, it's a drop in a bucket. It doesn't go to directly helping or supporting someone; in fact it is the opposite and it often goes towards the exploitation of foreign workers. We live in an age of convenience and we often buy a lot of cheap “things” that we don’t really need and that break or tear ,or what have you, shortly after you buy it.

I was raised to believe in quality over quantity. My grandfather was a Mennonite and I was raised with a lot of respect for artists, farmers and people that put their all into their work. So, in a nutshell, quality and love, that is why it is important to buy handmade.

About me as a person: I am a bit of a crafting hermit. I am happiest in my studio, creating and listing to some nature sounds or an audio book with some lovely scents in the diffuser (like lavender, my fav). I have a five year old daughter so a lot of my time and energy also goes into playing, crafting and caring for her. I have a lot of anxiety and I use my art as a way of turning negative feelings into positivity and beauty. I have loved handmade dolls since I was a very small child, in fact I still have the dolls my mother and grandmother bought for me when I was little as well as the wooden doll bed and rocking chair they came with. I have cherished and cared for them all my life and now my daughter does the same. When I started making these dolls I had no idea how amazing it would feel. It's almost as though I was healing my inner child with each new creation. When I finish a doll, one that has come right from my heart, my heart swells with joy. I feel like a child on christmas morning, so much love in my eyes, so much wonder and excitement. I have tons of design ideas and inspiration floating around in my head and I can't wait to try to bring them to life in my dolls. I am a day dreamer, a lover of all things fantasy and sci-fi, I love my (very large) gem stone collection that is slowly taking over my studio. I also adore my family, my husband is a medic in the military, my wonderful spunky and imaginative daughter and our crazily fluffy maltese puppy named Bloom. We are a rag tag group of snuggle monsters.

You can find out more about me and my creative process by visiting my facebook page and my Instagram.

www.facebook.com/EntangledForest
www.instagram.com/entangledforest

Thanks for taking the time to get to know me and see why I do what I do!

Shop members

  • Athena

    Owner, Crafter, Photographer

    I am a doll maker, embroiderer and fiber artist specializing in wet and needle felting as well as spinning and dyeing wool, silk and other fibers.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 20, 2017
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Shipping
All prices are for standard air shipping but with out tracking possibilities.

If you would like faster delivery or tracking please send me a message and I can get you upgraded shipping quotes.

Shipping within Canada-
Ontario/ Quebec- Arrival should be between 1-3 Business Days
Manitoba- B.C. 5-7 Business Days
U.S. Shipping- 5-10 Business Days
International- 5-15 Business Days
Refunds and Exchanges
No refunds available.

Due to changes in shipping prices for items to the US and Canada I no longer insure my parcels unless this is requested and specified before the purchase is finalized.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items are made in a smoke free home with top quality materials. We do have a small dog that is hypoallergenic and a cat.