Miniature fairy dresses and shadowboxes made in Maine

Northport, Maine

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TonicoftheWoods is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Our shop will be on vacation so I can have time to build up inventory!

All items are handmade at home (small-batch fairies you might say) and are one of a kind. Follow our Instagram page for updates and previews on what will be available! @tonicofthewoods

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 26, 2022

Our shop will be on vacation so I can have time to build up inventory!

All items are handmade at home (small-batch fairies you might say) and are one of a kind. Follow our Instagram page for updates and previews on what will be available! @tonicofthewoods

Kay Stephens

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About TonicoftheWoods

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On Etsy since 2017

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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


    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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Last updated on Nov 23, 2020

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Care instructions

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.

What if I want to buy two or more items in one order? Do I have to pay shipping for each one?

No, I will refund you the difference. I will combine the orders into one package. If one of the items is listed as fragile, it will be double packaged and sent Priority. If I can ship the multiple orders (they are so light) into one package, I will calculate how much the total shipping cost was and refund you the difference.