LifeDanceStudios

Huckleberry Moose greeting cards and paper goods.

Logan, Utah | 62 Sales

LifeDanceStudios

Huckleberry Moose greeting cards and paper goods.

Logan, Utah 62 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Huckleberry Moose is a whimsical paper goods, gift, and home decor store based in Utah’s Cache Valley which features the art of Lori Nawyn. Thanks so much for stopping by!

For further info, please:

CONTACT
lifedancestore[at]gmail.com

VISIT
www.lorinawyn.com

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@lorinawyn_artist and @lifedancestudios

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 24, 2018

Huckleberry Moose is a whimsical paper goods, gift, and home decor store based in Utah’s Cache Valley which features the art of Lori Nawyn. Thanks so much for stopping by!

For further info, please:

CONTACT
lifedancestore[at]gmail.com

VISIT
www.lorinawyn.com

FOLLOW on INSTAGRAM
@lorinawyn_artist and @lifedancestudios

Lori Nawyn

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About

The Doll Lover's Gift.

My Great Grandma Maggie had magic in her hands.

A talented seamstress and craftswoman, she could bring any piece of fabric to life. She transformed cast off socks into sock monkeys (long before it was trendy to do so) that engaged in scenes of spirited play on her sofa. She repurposed Grandpa's suits into teddy bears with soulful button eyes. With her touch, strips of brightly colored polyester became stylishly homespun braid and rag rugs. She fashioned circles, squares, and triangles of cotton into dozens upon dozens of full-sized quilts. To be the recipient of one of her quilts was an honor--warm knowledge that you were valued and loved.

But Grandma's true magic was the work she did for her second "family." Her babies, as she called them, were an assortment of dolls of varying sizes, shapes, and ages; their bodies made of bisque, fabric, celluloid, or hard plastic. Grandma scavenged back rooms and thrift stores seeking them out--the lost, naked, and alone. With loving care, she washed and repaired them, combed their hair, and dressed them in finery complete with stockings, shoes, and jewelry. Each was accorded its own special place to stand or sit throughout every available space in the small cottage she called home.

It was Grandma's desire that her "babies" be kept together when she passed. It was a wish that couldn't be granted. So extensive was the doll collection, fitting it comfortably into any one home--while still retaining space for daily activities--was a challenge. The doll family was split into pieces. One of two here and there given to children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and even great-great-grandchildren. A young mother at the time, I worried over that outcome. Of Grandma's heart breaking in heaven.

As the years passed, and my own children began to grow up and move away, I realized how fragile and precious the gift of time truly is. Often those dear to our hearts are with us for only a relatively short amount of time. For fleeting years that often seem like mere moments when we look back on them, we are privileged to love and care for those that come into our lives. Restore and replenish them the best we know how. When they leave our care, we can only hope that the memory of our love will help carry them through whatever life may proffer.

I've always shared Grandma's love of dolls--I have one or two in almost every room in my home--but I've lacked the time and resources to pursue collecting them as she did. A decade ago, however, I was given the opportunity to create a set of four paper dolls for a publisher. I enjoyed giving them names, personalities, and unique sets of clothing. Since then, here and there between the articles, essays, and books I've written and or illustrated, I have often return to creating paper dolls to share with family and friends. Inspired by Grandma's passion and devotion, I can be found spending very late nights and very early mornings dreaming up dolls designed to give love and be loved.

Shop members

  • Lori Nawyn

    Owner, Designer

    Hi! My name is Lori Nawyn. I'm an author, illustrator, fireman's wife, and lover of smiles and adventure. Life Dance Studios is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where we have a retail gift boutique called Huckleberry Moose.

Production partners

  • Life Dance Studios, LLC

    Logan, UT

    Printer

  • Print Shop

    Los Angeles, CA

    Our top t-shirt manufacturing partner.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 14, 2018
To find out more about my life and work, please visit me at www.lorinawyn.com and follow me on Instagram @lorinawyn_artist

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 gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
• As soon as you receive your package, please inspect it and convo us immediately if it has been damaged.

• Please contact us if you have any problems with your order. We try very hard to inspect everything we ship to ensure optimum quality; sometimes, however, something is not quite as it should be. If you receive an item that you feel is defective or somehow damaged, we do accept returns free of charge. We ask that you first send a photo of the problem with all your identifying information to addieandsage@gmail no later than 5 days after you receive the product. We will then gladly replace the item or, if a replacement is not available, offer a full refund.

• Additionally, we offer returns or refunds for items that are not defective--this option does, however, require a $5 restocking fee in addition to the full cost of return shipping. We must also be given a tracking number showing that the item is being shipped back to our warehouse. The item is required to still be in its original packaging, unused and undamaged, for us to offer this service. If you desire to use this option, please email us at addieandsage [!at] gmail.com with the words RETURN ITEM or REFUND in the subject line. After receipt of the item, we will refund the cost, minus the restocking fee.

• The following items can't be returned or exchanged:

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, we can't accept returns for:

Custom or personalized orders
Digital downloads
Items on sale

• Conditions of return:

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition and packaging, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

• NO REFUNDS can be issued once an order is placed.

• If you have questions or concerns regarding your order, please convo us on Etsy.

• Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. We are not responsible for delays due to customs.
Payment
• PAYPAL is our preferred method of payment. It is safe and easy to use. A PayPal account is not required. You can pay with a credit card directly from ETSY. If you choose to purchase with an e-check or credit card through PAYPAL, please note that it may take a few days to clear.

• PayPal tutorial:

http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5270327

*** If you need to send money via PayPal outside of ETSY, please use this email address: lorinawyn [at] qwestoffice.net
Shipping
• We have generally have a 3-5 business day processing time during most seasons. However, processing time/the time I need to prepare an order for shipping varies. For details, please see individual items.

• Shipping costs include only the cost of shipping materials and shipping fees.

• We ship directly to the address noted in your ETSY purchase -- not to the address listed by PAYPAL. Be certain to ensure your ETSY shipping information is up-to-date and accurate.

• If your order contains special requests, please message us in the "Message to Seller" box at the time of purchase. If you have any questions before you place your order, please contact us via the Life Dance Studios ETSY page. We will do our best to reply as quickly as we can.

• We strive to make sure your order is properly and safely packaged. Your order is shipped in a cello sleeve inside a stay-flat mailer to help protect it from damage or bending. Your mailer will bear the instructions DO NOT BEND. If, however, you find the order has been damaged, please contact us as soon as possible.

• We ship First-Class through the U.S. Postal Service. Please expect 2-5 business days for your order to arrive after it has been processed (processing normally runs from 3-5 days). Seasonal holiday rush may delay shipping a day or two.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS
•Except for customization of colors on some of the prints -- noted specifically in the item details -- no other customization or custom order options are available.

RESPONSE TIME
• Your emails will be answered after 5pm MST Monday-Friday. Regular shop hours are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm MST.

PRINT INFORMATION
• All print colors are AS IS. ALL ITEMS WILL BE SENT TO YOU EXACTLY as they are shown and described. With the exception of products wherein item details note color customization option, NO COLOR CHANGES OR OTHER CUSTOMIZATIONS can be made.

• ALL prints copyright Life Dance Studios and Lori Nawyn.

PRIVACY POLICY
We will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information
•To communicate with you about your order
•To fulfill your order
•For legal reasons (like paying taxes)

WHOLESALE and LICENSING
• Please contact us at: lorinawyn [at] gmail.com.

• If you have any other questions, please email us directly at lorinawyn [at] gmail.com.

ADDITIONAL TERMS

*For personal use only, please.

***Purchase of DIGITAL DOWNLOADS grants you use of the images for personal use or small quantity crafts only that you yourself personally create. Not for large commercial use or business, including the digital or online market. You are not permitted to share any of the images; resell any of the images individually, or as a set, or as a printed sheet, or mass produce the images. You are also not permitted to sell the file as a digital download file, or claim and distribute any Life Dance Studio/Lori Nawyn illustrations or artwork as your own.

COMMERCIAL USE

* Commercial use granted on a case by case basis only; please contact me for details.
* All commercial use (ONCE PERMISSION IS GRANTED) of LIFE DANCE STUDIOS products sold must include the wording: ©2017 copyright Lori Nawyn.
* Please note: a commercial license DOES NOT grant you the right to sell the images or files themselves; only to use the images on products for sale. Absolutely no sales of final products to manufacturers without prior authorization AND written consent. Please contact me for terms.

Many thanks and all my very best to you,

Lori

More information

Last updated on Jun 23, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Unfortunately we do not offer individual custom orders at this time. If you are a business owner or a company looking for a custom project or lettering, please email us to see our current timeline.

Wholesale availability

We do offer wholesale! Please contact us for details.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Each item is carefully packaged in a cello sleeve lined with a rigid cardboard backing. We then ship in a flat, sturdy mailer to ensure no bending.