GaiiaKimDolls

Handmade Dolls

33 Sales

GaiiaKimDolls

Handmade Dolls

33 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Houseoflotsofpink

Houseoflotsofpink on Oct 25, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect dolls for my daughters room. Thank you so much for working with me.

Susan Goyer

Susan Goyer on Dec 27, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

exquisite doll, delicate features and unique artistry, wonderful addition to any collection very prompt delivery thank you

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About

Handmade dolls by Gaiia Kim - Dolls for life

I have always been quite marveled by the Victorian era. Having studied in Europe, collecting antiques, and currently residing in a centennial Victorian house, it has been an inspiration that has shaped my life. One day, I received an old German porcelain doll and it amazed me at all the quality of crafting that took for its creation. In that light, it made me want to transmit the beauty of the past to younger generations, hoping for their imagination to grow ever so more. I was trying to capture the innocence of childhood and build upon it. One of my admirers has put it so elegantly: “Its whimsy and simplicity that inspires children’s imagination to fill it with life.”

I have always been creative with my hands. My background is in Visual Arts and I have worked as a ceramist, as a felt designer, and as a florist. I have also studied in fashion design when I was living in Paris. Each doll requires 4 to 6 hours to create. From cutting and sewing the patterns, stuffing the dolls, stitching the facial expressions, coiffing the hair, and adding the final details, everything is done by hand. The bodies are made of cotton and most dresses are made from re-purposed fabrics. The vintage laces and trims are acquired through estate sales. The dolls are stuffed with polyester fiber-fill. The hair is done with felt by using a needle felting technique. What is most complicated and time consuming though is the hair and the finishing details; each doll is unique and requires a certain creative process.

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    I have always been quite marveled by the Victorian era. I want to transmit the beauty of the past to younger generations. As one person once said about my dolls : “Its whimsy and simplicity that inspires children’s imagination to fill it with life.”

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Last updated on April 3, 2013
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We hope the payment will be done within 3 days of the purchase. Otherwise, steps for cancellation will be taken.
Shipping
Our base shipping method takes around 4 to7 business days to arrive. The tracking number will be provided when shipped.

If ever you need a faster shipment then what we provide, feel free to contact us and we will try our best to accomodate you.

Please note that we are not responsable for any custom/duty/taxes for any shipment made outside of Canada.
Refunds and Exchanges
Each item is made with love and attentiveness, and I believe that you will be delighted with your purchase.

However, if you are not happy with your purchase, please let me know within 48 hours of receiving your order.

If we are not able to solve the problem, you can return the item at your expense, and I will refund the cost of the item, subtracting my shipping cost.
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