SisterDolls

The Original Sister Dolls Collection

Florida, United States

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My etsy shop will be closed while I'm on the road doing art shows ( New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival April 29 - May 1). If you would like to place an order, please email me so that I can give you an ETA for receiving your doll.
You can also view my doll collection on Instagram at:
Ingrid.humphrey.7
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Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Greetings
My etsy shop will be closed while I'm on the road doing art shows ( New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival April 29 - May 1). If you would like to place an order, please email me so that I can give you an ETA for receiving your doll.
You can also view my doll collection on Instagram at:
Ingrid.humphrey.7
Peace & Blessings

Ingrid Humphrey

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Ingrid Humphrey

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About SisterDolls

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About The Original Sister Dolls Collection

My passion for designing and making dolls recently resurfaced after a 5 year hiatus. The Original Sister Dolls Collection represents sisters of all colors and are all one-of-a-kind handmade African American cloth dolls. The Original Sister Dolls collection is created in a variety shapes, flavors and sizes. Some sisters are short. Some are tall and skinny. Some are robust, flippant and studious. Some sisters are reserved and quite sophisticated, each having her own niche in society.

As a little girl, I noticed that African American dolls especially cloth dolls were very limited in availability, I never imagined that one day I would become a cloth doll artist. My grandmother was a professional seamstress, she taught me to sew at the age of 9. It wasn’t my favorite thing to do as a little girl and I only had patience enough to sew small simple things.
One day I was browsing in the art section of a book store and took interest in art dolls. I first began making dolls 25+ years ago during a period when I was recovering from a head injury. I needed to feel engaged into something that made me happy.
I’m often asked why I exclusively make African American dolls and what’s the story behind the closed eyes? …….Well it’s because African American collectible dolls are not as abundant in the world as other dolls and I feel drawn to make my personal contribution to the doll world population. Secondly, the eyes are designed closed as a reflection of my personality, my grandmother use to often tell me that still waters run deep, I didn’t understand it at the time but as I experienced life, I began to understand. Whenever I’m experiencing the uncertain times in my life, I retreat……I sit quietly beside the still waters internally, with prayer and thanksgiving, I meditate and set my focus above.
The Original Sister Dolls Collection are artist dolls, although they are not to be undressed like other dolls, Sister Dolls are made for children and collectors of all ages. The Sister Dolls Collection makes a unique statement as a collector’s item and can be given as a gift for any special occasion or as a special treat to yourself anytime of the year. The Original Sister Dolls Collection grows in creativity each year. Sister Dolls are hand made solely by the artist.
My Sister Dolls are made using a variety of mostly authentic African and Indian cotton fabrics, beads, trinkets, unique trimmings, recycled silk and lots of spontaneous imagination. A friend of mine taught me to spin and dye the wool that I use for the dolls’ hair. I also have friends that are artist of different mediums which helped me develop a mixture of techniques which contributes to my creativity and colorful imagination.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to The Original Sister Dolls Collection

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept 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)
Returns and exchange details
Your satisfaction as a customer is important to me. If your not satisfied with your purchase please contact me within 10 days of receipt for a refund. Return shipping will be your responsibility. Thanks.
Payment
Payment
Credit Cards are accepted thru Paypal, Money Orders, and Personal Checks.
If using Money Orders or Personal Check, your doll will be shipped after funds are confirmed..
Shipping
Shipping
Upon Receipt of Payment I ship 1-3 days via USPS Priority Mail to the Continental United States.

Express Mail and/or Insurance can be added for Additional Fees.

USPS Tracking™ is included!

Everywhere Else Please Contact Me Prior to Purchase for Shipping Quote Based on your Shipping Address.
Additional policies and FAQs
* Although Dolls Are Non-Posable, Slight Manipulation Of The Body Can Be Applied To Her Sturdy Construction To Correct Her Posture to Sit Straight..

*Dolls Legs Can Be Crossed/ Uncrossed While Remaining In Sitting Position.

*Sister Dolls should not be undressed neither should the hair style be disturbed.

*Dolls Are Created In A Smoke & Pet Free Environment.

Not recommended for children under the age of 2 or if the child is at the stage of putting things into his/her mouth. There are small beads and trinkets on some of the dolls that can be a choking hazzard.

*Layaway Policy Upon Request

More information

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Why are the dolls face-less

It's an impressionistic art form and style that captures feelings and expressions without the need for facial features. This art form allows me to see reality from my creative mind that is reflective of me.