TonicoftheWoods

Miniature fairy dresses and shadowboxes made in Maine

Northport, Maine On Etsy since 2017

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TonicoftheWoods

Miniature fairy dresses and shadowboxes made in Maine

Northport, Maine | 7 Sales

TonicoftheWoods is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Our Etsy shop is currently "on vacation" Until the Covid precautions are lifted. Thank you!

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Last updated on Apr 18, 2020

Our Etsy shop is currently "on vacation" Until the Covid precautions are lifted. Thank you!

Kay Stephens

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About TonicoftheWoods

Sales 7
On Etsy since 2017

It all started with making a miniature newspaper dress.

As an author and a reporter for a local newspaper in Maine, I got the idea one day to make a tiny dress from newspaper, forming it over the body of a Barbie Doll.

I have always loved miniatures since I received my first dollhouse from my grandfather Mikey when I was 10.

But of course, you grow out of that phase. Or at least I did, until two things came together, a trip to Ireland to research my latest novel and making that miniature newspaper dress. Suddenly I was struck by the idea to make natural dresses from materials I could find on my own property, then combine my Celtic research with little microstories that went with each one.

That idea spread to others and soon I was also making literary miniature dresses from iconic novels and poems such as my Edna St. Millay winged dress and my Flapper series from F. Scott Fitzgerald novels.

Just like that...I was obsessed with making miniature things again. With the help of my husband, who crafts miniature paintings and makes handmade miniature fairy furniture with me, we created Tonic of The Woods.

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  • Kay Stephens

    Owner

    I make miniature paper dresses from classic short stories and iconic novels as well as "Wee Folk" Irish fairy dresses and tiny fairy furniture from forest materials. I also make tiny "Room of One's Own" writing nooks for writers.

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Last updated on Apr 10, 2018
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Your satisfaction is our primary goal. Keep in mind that all of our items are one-of-a-kind, and some, by their nature of construction are fragile, but will be in perfect condition when packed up and mailed. If you feel that an item(s) you purchased is not to your satisfaction when it arrives, we will work with you if the following guidelines are followed:

1. The buyer must communicate via Etsy email any concerns about an item purchased within THREE DAYS from delivery (as determined by delivery tracking).

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2. The buyer pays all shipping costs to return an item, unless there was a significant error on our end.

3. Please return the item in the box sent. Returns should be shipped with delivery tracking. Please provide us the tracking information following shipment. We highly recommend the purchase of insurance as buyers are responsible for the risk of loss or damage.

4. All items must be returned in the condition they were in when sent. Items authorized for a return that are received back with any altering or damage that wasn't already existing or discussed when initiating a return, will not be eligible for a refund. The item will promptly be shipped back to the buyer and considered a final sale.