Announcement Minnesota made Waldorf Dolls and Children's Treasures that are always one of a kind, lovingly hand and home made with love. I design, develop and bring life to all of my Waldorf Dolls one at a time. Waldorf Dolls from Inviting Play are truly small batch. Each doll is unique, special, and represents hours of thought and work. I strive to use the highest quality materials; sourcing locally and family owned when possible. Ready to ship dolls will return in January. Feel free to convo me with questions or suggestions or browse my facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/InvitingPlay
Minnesota made Waldorf Dolls and Children's Treasures that are always one of a kind, lovingly hand and home made with love. I design, develop and bring life to all of my Waldorf Dolls one at a time. Waldorf Dolls from Inviting Play are truly small batch. Each doll is unique, special, and represents hours of thought and work. I strive to use the highest quality materials; sourcing locally and family owned when possible. Ready to ship dolls will return in January. Feel free to convo me with questions or suggestions or browse my facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/InvitingPlay
Ruska Naidenova on Jun 11, 2014
Thank you very much! Perfect!
nboivin65 on Apr 15, 2014
Livraison rapide. Échanges de renseignements avec Julie très appréciés. Merci.
Jody Richards on Apr 15, 2014
I can't wait to work with this. I love how it is more natural. It shipped very quickly. :)
Dolls that honor childhood and provide an invitation to PLAY!
My mother and grandmother taught me to sew and appreciate handmade things as a young child. Through them, I also learned the love of dolls. Both my mother and grandmother had dolls they loved and they made sure I received a doll each Christmas that had been picked out especially for me until I was in high school.
So when I made my first doll for my children, it was a natural fit.
I find little more satisfying than seeing a doll come to life in my studio of my hands and heart. I plan and draw and dream about the doll before I make it. Sometimes they turn out just like I imagined they would, other times they take turns that I never anticipated. Either way, it is a great honor to get to make a doll that turns out to be a child's friend, companion, confident.
I am easily discouraged by the trash and sleaze and marketing of big box stores and the effect that has on our children and world. The simplicity and wholesomeness of Waldorf dolls are my personal antidote for that. I try my best to use natural, renewable and/or upcycled materials that honor the earth, and the nature of childhood.
As a mother, seeing my children play and giving them the mental and physical space to play and express themselves is my biggest joy.
I have a great desire and dream to make dolls that will Invite you to Play!
I do most of my thinking and serious design and construction work in the evening after my kiddos have finally nodded off - but I squeeze in quite a bit of pattern tracing, crocheting, fabric cutting, and shipping during the day while my children are busy on the floor with their toys and dolls. I like to put the finishing touches on dolls on the weekends when my husband is around to take the kids for an outing and I have a more leisurely spot of daytime to linger over the final details.
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Owner, Designer, Maker, With Love
I'm 37 and have been making things all my life. I share life with my husband and my three beloved children ages 7, 5, and 2 in Minneapolis, MN. Making dolls is filling the nooks and crannies of my life between the stories and snuggles of motherhood
Model, Doll Enthusiast, And Sweetness In Mom's Life
I am 5 years old and I love helping my mom by holding dolls while she is taking pictures. I always say "mom, if she doesn't sell, can I have her?"
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I will accept cash or personal checks from local buyers who pick up items from me in Minneapolis.
It is my policy to make every customer happy so please contact me if you have any questions about your purchase!
Packaging: In the past I didn't want to put my natural, handmade dolls in plastic to ship so I wrapped them in cloth and packed them carefully in a box. I have discovered that some customers prefer the peace of mind that plastic offers so I have begun to ship my dolls in plastic as a default. If you would like me to use cloth instead of plastic, please let me know.
I do recycle solid boxes and clean tissue paper for re-use in packaging when I can. I do this because I want to minimize the impact my handmade business has on the environment.
If you need expedited shipping, please let me know and we can arrange that for an additional shipping charge.
If you need international shipping and would like insurance or tracking, please convo me. There will be an extra charge for those things.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
All sewn items are double stitched for durability. I put time, thought, and care into each item as if I were making it for my own children.
I would never be happy mass producing the same item over and over. And so, each item is unique and no two are exactly the same.