LaChulonaDolls

Imperfectly perfect unique dolls.

Tulum, Mexico | 162 Sales

LaChulonaDolls

Imperfectly perfect unique dolls.

Tulum, Mexico 162 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (64)

Announcement   This shop has recently reopened and will only be used for selling patterns at the moment. If you are interested in my dolls you can go to my website lachulonadolls.com or visit @lachulonadolls on Instagram or Facebook to see new dolls for sale.
Thank you for taking a look! 🤗

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 9, 2018

This shop has recently reopened and will only be used for selling patterns at the moment. If you are interested in my dolls you can go to my website lachulonadolls.com or visit @lachulonadolls on Instagram or Facebook to see new dolls for sale.
Thank you for taking a look! 🤗

Aubrey Barbosa

Contact shop owner

Aubrey Barbosa

Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(64)
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Updates

Make this cute baby with my new pattern hugging_facehugging_facehugging_facetwo_heartstwo_heartstwo_hearts
New pattern in the shop! And both patterns are on sale until September 3rd hugging_facehugging_facehugging_facehugging_face
Get creative and make a baby doll with this easy pattern and tutorial! heart_eyeshugging_face
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About

Dolls for a doll.

It all started when I wanted to make a unique doll for my baby.

Even though most of the women in my family sew, some of them professionally, I never knew how to sew. I studied, music, and theater, and then early childhood. I was somehow crafty, you learn a lot when working at day care. However, sewing was never my thing.
It wasn’t until I got pregnant and found myself living in Mexico that I decided I was going to sew things for the baby. I made toys, mobiles, and crib sheets. I taught myself how to sew using pinterest and YouTube. (It’s amazing how much you can learn with YouTube). When baby V arrived, 15 minutes after she was born, we found out she was a girl (we were to excited to notice the sex) and I just knew I wanted to make a doll for her. I always liked the perfect imperfections that come with a handmade doll; its what makes it special. I was going to wait for her first birthday and make her a doll, her first doll. I even told my family not to give her any dolls until I gave her mine. I got a pattern from Adirondacks and made a Waldorf inspired doll that came out pretty nice. I then started researching to make other dolls. I started drawing patterns based on dolls I would see and wanted to make. It took me a long time to decipher how to make an efficient pattern though. My first dolls looked like aliens, and we would laugh at them. I finally was able to create a pattern I liked, and made a doll for my niece who was soon to be a big sister.
From then on everyone that would see the dolls I made would suggest that I sell them, but I just thought that would never happen, I was making special dolls for MY baby. Then one day I said why not? I still don’t want to leave baby V in daycare but did wanted to put some money in her school account. So this was it! I could work from home, stay with my baby, make money for her and do something I love!! So here I am, one year after. The dolls have evolved so much from what they were in the beginning.
I actually love making these dolls, they are each as unique as a baby is, and that’s why I name them. I fall in love with each doll I make. There are not two that look the same, maybe similar but not the same.

My dolls are handmade, imperfectly perfect detailed dolls, very unique, and made with children in mind.

Thank you for taking the time to look at our shop and read its story.

Shop members

  • Aubrey Barbosa

    Owner

    I am the doll maker. I am also a singer, actress, early childhood teacher, mom, and wife. We live in a Mexican paradise and I love it!!

  • Javier Fonseca Rivera

    Investor

    Javier is my beloved husband who believed in this project and invested in it. He is a great husband and father, and the best cook!

  • Baby V

    Inspiration/ Quality Control

    This is my baby girl who inspired me to make dolls. She is a key element in my shop. Who else can make sure the dolls are safe for babies?

Shop policies

Last updated on August 17, 2018
Dolls and patterns made in a loving home!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Because these are instant downloads I cannot accept returns. Please read the listing thoroughly before purchasing.
Payment
We only accept PayPal at the moment. Etsy won't allow us to accept credit cards because we are in Mexico. If you don't have a PayPal account you can still pay with a credit card through PayPal without having to open an account. Just choose the "pay as a guest" option when you are directed to the PayPal website.
Shipping
There are no shipping because the patterns are instant PF downloads.
Additional policies and FAQs
You can sell dolls made with these patterns in a small scale, meaning the dolls have to be made by one person only. However, you need to give me credit for each doll made with these patterns (i.e. Little Joy Pattern by La Chulona Dolls) Patterns cannot be shared or resold. Every person making one of these dolls needs to have their own pattern.