Announcement Welcome to my shop. A wonderful world of handmade unique art cloth dolls. You will find cute dolls in gothic and emo style, and dolls with a more romantic look... They are all 100% handmade and they all have a unique personality. If you would like me to make a custom doll for you please convo me or send me an e-mail, I will be happy to assist. Of course if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you !!
Welcome to my shop. A wonderful world of handmade unique art cloth dolls. You will find cute dolls in gothic and emo style, and dolls with a more romantic look... They are all 100% handmade and they all have a unique personality. If you would like me to make a custom doll for you please convo me or send me an e-mail, I will be happy to assist. Of course if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you !!
Amanda Q. on Feb 1, 2017
So happy with this purchase! This doll is so cute in person and is very well made. I absolutely love her! I will definitely be back for dolls soon from this lovely shop! Shipping was fast to the US and doll was packaged very well. Would recommend purchasing from this shop. :)
becontant on Jan 8, 2017
Dearest Simona, I LOVE LOVE THIS SECOND DOLL I BOUGHT AS WELL! I LOVE HOW ADORABLE AND CUTE AND A LITTLE CREEPY SHE IS! AND I WANTED TO GET HER FOR A LONG TIME! I LOVE HER 2 PIGTAILS THEY ARE GREAT! AND THE WAY YOU PAINTED HER FACE IS REMARKABLE! I LOVE HER GOTHIC LOOK AND STRIPED LEGS AND SKULLS! AND I LOVE TO ORDER FROM YOU BECAUSE I KNOW I AM SUPPORTING THE KINDEST AND MOST TALENTED SHOP OWNER I HAVE EVER COME ACROSS! AND AS A ARTIST THAT MEANS ALOT TO ME! AND I HONESTLY CAN NOT WAIT TO BUY ANOTHER UNIQUE DOLL FROM YOU! AND THANK YOU ALWAYS FOR THE GREAT COMMUNICATION AND THE LOVE THAT YOU MAKE EACH DOLL WITH! I CAN FEEL THE LOVE SHINE THROUGH ! AND THANKS SO MUCH FOR PACKING EVERTHING SO WELL AND CREATING MY BEATIUFUL XMAS GIFTS! YOUR THE BEST BETTER THEN ALL THE REST! MANY MANY THANKS JANENE !
becontant on Jan 8, 2017
Dearest Simona, I LOVE LOVE THIS HALLOWEEN DOLL SO MUCH! SHE IS DEFINATLY ONE OF MY FAVORITE DOLLS I EVER ORDERED FROM YOU! AS A ARTIST MYSELF I NOTICE EVERY DETAIL AND YOU MADE HER SO BEATIFUL ! I LOVE HOW YOU PAINTED HER FACE! YOU ARE MOST TALENTED, A NATURAL BORN ARTIST INDEED , I TRULY GET SO HAPPY WHEN I BUY A DOLL FROM YOU BECAUSE I KNOW SHE IS WELL MADE ! AND A UNIQUE ART DOLL I CAN COUNT ON! AND I LOVE HER BLACK VELVET DRESS AND HER STRIPED BLACK AND WHITE STOCKINGS SO ADORABLE ! AND I LOVE HER BLACK MARY JANE SHOES WITH THE WHITE SKULLS ON THEM! AS SOON AS I SAW HER I HAD TO ORDER HER FOR XMAS! HER HAIR IS FANTASTIC AS WELL! THE QUALITY IS GREAT UNLIKE OTHER SHOPS I HAVE EXPERIENCED! AND EVEN THOUGH SHE IS A HALLOWEEN DOLL IT DOESNT MATTER I CAN DISPLAY HER ALL YEAR! I CANNOT WAIT TO SHOP AGAIN ! MANY THANKS JANENE !
Me, myself and the dolls
The idea of opening an Etsy shop has been in my mind for quite a long time and here I am: Me, myself and the dolls :)
Yes me and myself since I am the designer, the maker, the marketing director, the photographer and so on and so forth...(I guess all etsy sellers wear many hats).
After me and myself come the dolls... the most important part are my little creatures.
These dolls were developed after many trials and errors, by designing patterns over and over again only to find out that they wouldn't work and starting up again and again until I found a way to make the doll I had in mind.
My dolls' style is what I call "tender gothic" . They are young little girls who love gothic style but they are still so young, sweet and cute.
My intention is to show the sensitivity and the creativity that gothic people often have. And I love their style.
After making quite a few dolls and selling them through local craft shows, markets and online I thought : "I finally have the doll I want and now it is the right moment to go back to Etsy" (I used to make sock dolls in the past)
Having found the way to make the dolls the way I wanted them to be doesn't mean that there will not be developments, in fact I make little changes all the time to make the dolls more beautiful or just to make it easier for me to work.
Whenever I have the possibility I go "hunting" for new fabric and ideas so it stays a process in development and that is what makes it interesting.
I am located in Rome where I live with my husband.
Making the dolls is a very time consuming activity and sometimes he helps with little things like the packaging or cutting fabric. I feel blessed to have a man who encourages my creativity.
My dolls are never alone, they all have a little creature, a teddy bear or even a little plush monster that keeps them company. I sometimes start developing their companions and then decide what doll would be the best owner.
Lately I have developed the "Grumpies". They are little creatures and are all different. The only thing they have in common is that they don't know how to smile...They are very good at putting a smile on your face every time you look at one of them...
All this to say that I just love this creative process in all aspects. It is a lot to work but I feel it is worth it.
Thank you so much for reading my shop story, I hope it was interesting. As always if you have any questions please contact me.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
Hi, my name is Simona Mereu and I am an artist as you can see from the picture. I love creativity in all its forms. Developing and making my dolls is a wonderful creative experience... after all it is handmade so anything can happen :)
I use my own patterns and imagination to develop these beautiful creatures...it is an adventure for me, I hope you will enjoy the jurney. Thank you for your visit!!
All dolls are carefully packed and sent in a beautiful handmade gift ready fabric bag
IMPORTANT: Please read the shop policies before placing your order.
Accepted payment methods
Orders will be sent with Registered Mail unless otherwise requested by the buyer. Prices are always related to Registered Mail.
Once the item has been sent to you, the order will be updated with a tracking code. You will be able to track the shipment directly on Etsy.
FOR US CUSTOMERS:
As per October 1st 2015 USPS won't allow items shipped with Registered Mail coming from Italy (and other EU countries) to be tracked on their web site. Tracking details will be available until the shipment leaves Italy. The postal service in Italy are able sometimes to get some tracking details if USPS has scanned the items at least once. If not then unfortunately, there will be no updates.
This doesn't mean that packages won't be delivered or that there will be delays. Registered Mail shipping is still the safest and cheapest way for me to ship your orders to the US.
In spite of all this, I have never had a lost package.
Please find below USPS statement on their website :
FOR CANADIAN CUSTOMERS:
Canada Post is no longer providing visibility for international Registered Mail,
Tracking data will be available until the shipment leaves Italy.
Please find below Canada Post statement on their website:
Shippings to the United States generally take around 15-20 working days to reach destination, although it can vary from a few days to a month especially during the holiday season.
To Europe things are quicker, like 7-15 days; and 15-30 days to New Zealand and Australia.
Please allow enough time for the mail to deliver your order, if after 4 weeks you still haven't received your item please let me know and I will contact the Post Office.
Please note that I am not responsible for any duties or customs fees for international orders, they are sole responsibility of the buyer.
RESERVING AN ITEM
Reserving an item is not a problem. I can reserve the item you like for a maximum of three weeks.
Please don't hesitate to send me a message, I will be happy to help in any way I can. Thank you!!
Refunds and Exchanges
However if you are not happy with my creation or there is a problem, please contact me as soon as you receive it or within 14 calendar days after receipt of the goods.
If you would like to return the item you must do so right after finding out that your purchase is not satisfactory and after notifying me and within 14 calendar days after receipt of the goods.
I will refund the cost once the item has arrived back to me.
Shipping fees are not refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
IMPORTANT: These dolls are not suitable for children, they are decorative items.