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Happy wanderings

All artwork and contents © Melanie Ashton 2009 -2016


Last updated on Apr 1, 2016

So lovely you could join us and if you are in the mood for a tale or two take a peek here...

and here...

Happy wanderings

All artwork and contents © Melanie Ashton 2009 -2016

Melanie Ashton

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Melanie Ashton


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5 out of 5 stars

rhubarb1 on Jun 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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She is so beautiful. Will never leave my side.


rhubarb1 on Jun 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Stunning, as always. Pure magick

Natasha Morgan

Natasha Morgan on Jun 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Radha is so beautiful in person, even more so than her photos. I'm so happy to have her in my collection and she will always be loved xxx

Jeff Rees Jones

Jeff Rees Jones on Jun 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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An absolutely beautiful book hand signed too, the person who I bought it for thought it was the most magical thing she'd ever been given! I will certainly buy more items from this seller, thankyou.

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A Tale Of Sorts...

Born of the rain and the cold damp earth of Northern England, I am a self-taught doll maker, a wanderling, dreamer, a collector of bones, a lover of dusty sequins and a delighter in twisted humour and unfortunate tales. When I'm not in my studio you can usually find me scouring the hedgerows and forest floor for treasures of snail shells, iridescent moth's wings and feathers.

My path has been a varied one and it's twists and turns have carried me through field and city and from country to country, each experience has left an impression upon my work. I have dallied a while with painting, stitching, fashion styling, and felt making but finally in doll making I am able to weave all of these tangled threads together.

My dolls are inspired by worlds glimpsed but rarely 'seen', by the wild woods and the lonely moors, sorcery and myth. They mourn the forgetting of the wild within and the ever decreasing wilds of nature but yet maintain a delicate feral quality with which they hold an optimism for wild's return.

Perhaps they will bid you follow them to the dark, quiet places beyond the twilight, where the moon is a pale sliver and to it the wind whispers it's tales.


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  • Melanie Ashton

    Owner, Maker, Tale Teller

    I'm a contrary Mary and rather like to do my own thing, I'm often out of step and peeking into the darkness beyond the stars but that's how I like it and I hope you do too...

Shop policies

Last updated on November 16, 2015
“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.”

― W.B. Yeats, The Land of Heart's Desire

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I accept payments through Paypal within 3 days.
If the payment is not received within 3 days and no contact has been made from the purchaser, then I will sadly cancel the sale.


If you would like to commission a doll a 50% deposit is required at the time of the request, the remaining balance is to be paid on completion of the commission, prior to shipping.


I do offer layaway terms for those who are unable to purchase their heart's desire at once.

Please contact me and let me know which doll you would like to reserve and I will create a new listing for you, depending on the terms of the layaway.

My terms are that a non-refundable 50% deposit be paid within 3 days. The remaining balance to be paid within 60 days, in installments if preferred.

If the balance is not paid and there is no communication from the buyer, then I reserve the right to resell the doll with no refund due.
Please note that all orders placed between the 16th and 29th November will be shipped on 30th November 2015

I always take great care with packaging as I put my heart and soul into my work and it is incredibly precious to me. Please understand, I cannot be held responsible for any damages incurred during shipping due to rough handling.If you would like me to insure your package please let me know and I will add it to the shipping cost.
Refunds and Exchanges
It is of the utmost importance to me that you are happy with your purchase. If for whatever reason this is not so, please contact me and I will endeavour to resolve the problem.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please be aware that customs taxes may be added to dolls shipped outside of the European Union.

Thank you for taking the time to read my policies.