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Visit for work in progress, scrapbooking sketches, and other news.

Interested in dolls? Visit my round up blog Dolls: Crafting and Collecting for an assortment of posts about doll artists, collectors, events, designers and manufacturers from all over the world.

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Robyn Coburn

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Robyn Coburn


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Art Dolls are my passion.

I have always been a maker and designer. I was a costume, set and lighting designer in theater and a production designer in independent film. After I had my daughter in 1999, I wanted to work in a field that was more compatible with being a stay-at-home parent, so I became a writer and doll maker, at last finding the artist within the designer.

My daughter's passion for all things doll led me into the world of art dolls. She was a little girly girl, and she and I shared many happy times playing, dressing and reimagining her play dolls. She is also a doll collector.

It was her idea to call my business Iggy Jingles, after an imaginary character I had started sketching. Iggy Jingles is a fun loving gal who likes whacky, colorful hairstyles, dangly earrings, stripes, dots and mixed patterns, makeup and has a zest for life and fun.

Most of my dolls are cloth dolls, made from my own patterns. Most of the fabrics I use were given to me by my mother-in-law from her extensive collection of textiles she gathered in her world travels in the 1960's and '70's. She had a passion for India, and I have gained from her love of screen and block printed cottons and her secret stash of fantastic Indian Musk essential oil.

I love mixing beads and materials, recycling and re-purposing, mixing new and vintage and hand dyeing or hand painting to customize the final results.

My store started in 2008, when I realized that I had a lot of dolls living inside me, waiting to come out. Now I make cloth dolls in several sizes, polymer clay and wire-frame dolls, and assorted other mixed media figurative sculpture, as well as textile art pieces as the spirit moves me. I wrote The Top 5 Questions People Ask Me About My Dolls - which you can read on my blog:

People also ask me what my dolls are for, how to use them. I wrote the long answer here:
but the summary is: "They are decorative objects to beautify your environment and inspire loving thoughts."

My workspace is messy, crowded and eclectic. Actually the size is insufficient. You can read about my ongoing decluttering journey - making room for creativity and clarity - on my Making, Mothering, Musing blog:

In my process I start with color. I look at the Pantone color trend reports, and also look for holes in my inventory, because people like different colors, and I want to be able to offer something that every visitor will like. Sometimes I'm inspired by beads or charms.

I make the doll bodies, and then I paint a bunch of faces. I match the faces to the bodies, then choose the beads that will work. I do the skirts and charms next. The hair, which gives the dolls a spark of life, goes on last. My daughter, who has an amazing eye for color combinations, often chooses the yarns for their hair.

I also have a Cafe Press store where I sell tees and stuff with hand drawn graphics and sayings in Latin or something like it.

Shop members

  • Robyn Coburn

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    After a life in theater and independent film, I repurposed my life to become a home schooling parent, textile artist, maker and writer. I love classic movies, crafting TV, scrapbooking and ordering in dinner.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 28, 2014
Thank you for your interest in Iggy Jingles Crafts - Art Dolls and more. All the items in my store are made by me from my own original designs. Art Dolls marked one of a kind, or one of a kind in a series, are individually sewn, embellished, and dressed with hand painted faces, with the shapes being from my own original patterns. Polymer clay components are hand made "full sculpts" - no molds or commercial parts. Nor do I use purchased stamps or commercial stencils for my dolls or doll clothing.

I do accept custom orders and commissions, but usually only one at a time, so that I can pay full attention to your doll or paper crafted item.

My one of a kind mixed media art and paper crafts do sometimes employ purchased stamps, high quality commercial scapbooking papers and sometimes die cut pieces. Hand cut shapes will be so noted in the item descriptions. However the items for sale are still made entirely by me. Printed note cards are commercially printed from my hand drawn illustrations and graphic arts. "Hand Colored" means just that - by my hands.

My plarn crochet pieces, whether baskets or soft sculptures, are entirely extemporaneous. I don't follow patterns, and unfortunately I don't write my own down, so every piece is a new adventure.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I want you to love your doll. If you receive a doll and you don't like her after all, you may return her to me WITHIN 14 DAYS of receipt, in unused condition, at your expense. I will refund the doll's price via the payment method, less shipping. No-one has sent me back a doll yet.

The same policies apply to crocheted items and any of the other textile art items that appear in my store from time to time.


Items ON SALE, are considered final sales.

Tags and Cards are sold AS-IS. Honestly it's just not worth the bank fees to do refunds on the inexpensive paper crafted items. (No-one has ever wanted to send back cards or tags either.)


In the event of a loss by the post office, or packages damaged in transit, we can work together to track down the package. If USPS tracks the item as delivered, I am going to consider it as received by the buyer. If USPS has lost it, I will refund the price or create a similar replacement doll (it won't be exactly the same because they are all one of a kind) or similar Card.

If the doll has been damaged in transit, you must make an official complaint to USPS, and I will do the same. I will refund or replace it, once you have shipped her back to me WITHIN 14 DAYS of delivery. Please photograph the damaged box as part of the complaint to USPS.
I prefer Paypal, although I do accept cards per the Etsy policies. I require payment prior to shipping. CA residents will have 8.75% sales tax added to orders.
In general I ship USPS Priority Mail and Priority Mail International. I ship cards and tags USPS First Class Mail. I ship purchases next business day. I don't usually do signature confirmation for regular dolls, because not everyone is home to receive packages. For Bead Head dolls (over $100) I insure.
International mailing is listed as "Merchandise". Any duties are the buyer's responsibility.
Additional policies and FAQs
Special Policies for Commissions.....

If you contact me for a commission, we can discuss terms depending on the size of the project. In general I would need a 50% non-refundable* deposit up front, with balance due on completion prior to shipping.

*In the event that you change your mind about the order before I have made the piece I will refund your deposit. However if I have begun or finished the piece, I can either hold the doll for you if requested, or I will place the finished doll for sale. If I am able to recoup the full cost within ONE YEAR, I will then be happy to refund your deposit.

If you do not like the finished commission, an extremely unlikely event, you may return her to me in unused condition WITHIN 14 DAYS. I will refund 50% (not including shipping) and proceed as above, placing the doll for sale.

No-one has changed their mind about a commissioned doll yet.

Doll Hospital...

My dolls are not for play, but decorative use by adult collectors. Sometimes over time even carefully considered cloth dolls can get damaged. I will undertake repairs on older damaged dolls from my store for 20% of the original purchase price, plus shipping.

New clothes for your doll? That's a commission. Let's talk.