Announcement Be sure to check out my new doll designs!
Be sure to check out my new doll designs!
Judith Jones on Mar 3, 2016
Gave this to a dear friend, she loved it, I loved it, it was just love all around for little pigwig the hedgehog! Made so well, felt so soft, will be back to buy more!
Out of the Woods
How did you start your shop?
It all started....
I have sewn my whole life, ever since my Granma Shirley taught me to sew when I was six. A few years ago, when I was nannying 60 hrs. a week I started making soft toys when the kids slept. It woke up a curiosity, a joy, and eventually a passion in me for making beautiful, unique, and quality toys for kids!
What is your process?
I begin creating by imagining a toy and drawing it over and over again till I am satisfied with it. Then I turn it into a pattern and start playing with it. I make a first draft and see how I like it and then, usually, make at least a second, third, and fourth draft before I'm satisfied! I choose the fabric from my stock of organic, hand-dyed, and/or recycled fabric. I use the sewing machine to make the base of the animal or doll and then hand-sew all the finishing details, like the embroidered faces, hair, and other special details.
What is your vision?
When I was a kid I played outside in the woods for hours each day. I believed in multiple worlds that touched each other and if I could find the right doors I could step into places full of magic and wonder. My toys were such a huge part of that magic. Because of that I place tremendous importance on the toys we give to kids. They should encourage imagination, be one-of-a-kind, and should be eco-friendly and safe. I also think that having handmade toys lets kids know it's possible to create whatever they can imagine! I got the idea for the world of Emergolde after a solo camping trip in the woods. After I saw the gold color of the sunlight breaking through the emerald green tones of the trees I became inspired with the name Emergolde!
I am Elizabeth, the imagination and stitcher behind Emergolde! I'm passionate about protecting the joy of childhood and about helping encourage imaginative play in children of all ages. Making stuff helps me feel closer to the Creator!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Once items have been shipped, it is really up to the post office. I use USPS priority mail and it takes anywhere from a couple days to a couple weeks. If you need to get an item by a certain time, message me before hand and I will change the shipping price and make it happen!
As of now, I have insurance and a tracking number on every package, although that may look different for countries outside of the U.S. In the rare cases that a shipment is lost by the Post Office and it can be demonstrated, I will either replace the item or refund your payment, depending which you prefer.