Handmade Dolls To Spark Imagination

Catania, Italy

Announcement    The perfect gift for kids! These cute and cuddly handmade dolls are ready for tea parties, new adventures, and bedtime story snuggles.


Last updated on Dec 28, 2017

The perfect gift for kids! These cute and cuddly handmade dolls are ready for tea parties, new adventures, and bedtime story snuggles.


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Once Upon a Time...

In a far off land, there lived a girl who loved to make beautiful things. This far off land was lovely, filled with culture, architecture, and mouth-watering tasty treats. The girl made the dearest of friends and together they shared a life filled with sweet laughter and cherished moments. Everyday moments of learning to cook something new, spending the afternoon wandering around a charming old town, or simply allowing the little ones to play while they sipped coffee discussing matters of the heart. It was here, in this far off land, that they shared the precious moments of celebration for a new birth or a beloved child’s birthday.

The girl wanted desperately to make beautiful and meaningful gifts for these special occasions. She wanted the time in this far off land to be remembered fondly and began the quest for the perfect toy. She searched high and low, but found nothing that would be meaningful, unique, and familiar all at the same time. What was she to do?

Create something, of course! With a couple (or 3) children of her own, she paid attention to what they loved. What was cherished and what was left to be forgotten at the bottom of the toy pile. Finally she realized that it was the soft toys, the baby dolls and stuffed animals that always found their way into a child’s embrace and were tucked snuggly under a little arm at the end of a long day.

So the girl got to work. She cut and sewed and stuffed. She ripped it all apart and started again. Cutting, sewing, and stuffing, until at last, all was right. She was pleased with her handiwork and began to wonder how to include the meaning and familiarity she wanted her gift to provide.

Once again she observed her own children. What was familiar to them? What did they connect with through laughter and questions? What made their eyes sparkle with the realization that “that’s just like me!”? The answer came with the millionth time she heard “Will you read me this story?” It was through the well-worn pages that they bonded with story book friends. They laughed when Olivia dressed up as a warthog and recognized the jumpy elephant was just like them.

The girl in this far off land made handmade dolls inspired by childrens’ books. She finds the stories that are familiar, classics that span through every childhood, and that offer a glimpse into the lives of precious little ones. She set out to make beautiful and meaningful gifts, and so begins the story of bb&j.

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  • Anna Harris

    Owner, Creator, Maker

    Hi! I’m Anna and I create products for people who hate generic gifts and desperately want to give a gift with meaning. I live in Pennsylvania with my husband and 3 children, Brady (bb), Juliette (j), and little Enzo (he gets the ampersand)!

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Last updated on January 9, 2017
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I am most concerned with satisfaction of purchases! I offer a 10 day return policy on all products except Custom Orders**. If you are unhappy with your purchase upon receipt, please contact me within 10 days of receiving it.

If an item is returned in it's original and unused condition, I will give you a full refund minus any shipping charges. I am not responsible for any shipping and/or handling fees.

If an item is returned it it's original and unused condition, an exchange or shop credit can be given, minus any shipping charges.

In the unlikely event a package seems to be lost in the mail, you have not received your purchase (and it hasn't come back to me), and it has been at least 30 days, please let me know so we can work out a refund or exchange.

I want you to be completely satisfied with your experience with bb&j! Please let me know if you have any issues at all!

**Custom orders cannot be exchanged or refunded.

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I am not responsible for any delivery delays after the package has been accepted in the USPS system or due to any circumstances out of my control.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items in this shop are handmade with some hand sewn details. Please be aware that there may be very small imperfections present. I strive for excellence, however no matter how many times I try to convince myself, I'm not actually perfect! I hope that you find the handmade qualities in my work to be unique.