The Smiling Ewe is part of Needle Felt Art by Cherie'

Chehalis, Washington

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Announcement    Name is changed but same owner/artist/fiber lover in charge! Huge thanks to my supporters all these years! For updates & sneak peeks, visit my Facebook page...and thank you for your incredible support!


Last updated on Nov 20, 2021

Name is changed but same owner/artist/fiber lover in charge! Huge thanks to my supporters all these years! For updates & sneak peeks, visit my Facebook page...and thank you for your incredible support!



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Cherie Davidson

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Cherie Davidson


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About TheSmilingEwe

Sales 100
On Etsy since 2013

From a box of rocks to playing with wool…

My first memory of selling my homemade work is from when I was about 11 years old, and I painted rocks I gathered on our property, painted them (the days of the "pet rock" craze), loaded them in a cardboard box, and carried them as I (and my two younger brothers) walked miles through our valley, knocking on every door, introducing myself and showing my rocks. Sometimes I got 50 cents or $1.00 for a rock, other times I got cookies and milk, or ice tea. But it was a wonderful experience and memory!

Fifty years later I still love to make handmade things and sell them, but without all the walking. LOL When I first heard about Etsy in 2013, I was sewing hats, baby booties, mop caps and various things, and started as Darlin Girl Creations.

Over the years my interests morphed, until I taught myself needle felting, and that's what I spend all my time making now! I fell in love with creating out of wool, and I make sculptures, art dolls, and flat, frameable wall art. But I must admit, it's hard to pass up an interesting rock, even now!

Shop members

  • Cherie' Davidson

    Owner, Designer, Photographer, Shipper, And Janitor :-)

    I grew up creating. By 11, I was painting pet rocks and rock paper weights, and selling them door-to-door; by 14, I was sewing/tailoring custom clothing for people, and making and selling custom Christmas ornaments. That's how it all began...

Production partners

  • A print and promotional product shop

    New York, NY

    Converts photos of my needle felt art into miscellaneous gift and promo items.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 25, 2021
Hello! I am so excited to have you stop by my shop! I hope you'll enjoy finding something you can't live without! Or, if you're just browsing, I'd LOVE to hear what you think about my original creations. Above all, my goal is to create smiles and provide original, handmade, one-of-a-kind items that you can proudly own or give as a gifts that will never be duplicated and hopefully will help spread some smiles, too. Thank you for visiting, and for supporting small businesses and handcraft artisans! Please come back soon...and tell friends about Needle Felt Art by Cherie!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 4 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
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
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I have a great, no-hassle refund policy for shop and non-custom items! If you aren't satisfied with a non-custom item, return it to me and you get your money back. Simple, honest, no worries. I want you to love your purchase! And smile when you visit my shop.

So, please contact me immediately if you receive your item and it is damaged or you are dissatisfied with the product in any way, so I can make it right according to the situation. If you must return a stock/ready-made item, upon my receipt of it, I will issue you a full refund (less shipping...but if it's my error, I will also refund your shipping!).

My goal is to make every transaction 100% satisfactory! All I ask is that you write me personally with any problem or issues so that I can take care of it right away for you!
Payments can be made via credit card, Etsy gift card and PayPal. Purchased items will typically be shipped the following Friday after payment has cleared.

Taxes will be added automatically by Etsy, if applicable for you. Since I am based in Washington State, taxes will be applied for anyone ordering from Washington (according to state and local laws).

I generally ship on Fridays, but whenever possible, I like to try to mail things out within a couple days of payment -- but for non-custom, ready-to-ship items, you can always count on the Friday following your paid order, at the latest.
Thanks to Etsy's new shipping options, you can now choose from a variety of USPS shipping methods that best suit your needs.

NOTE: I am very willing to expedite shipping if you need it overnight or by a gift-giving deadline. If you wish any custom delivery arrangements other than the options available at checkout, please email me before making payment.

SHIPPING DATES: Currently, ready-to-ship orders are mailed out every Friday.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: I am happy to ship most items internationally. Please expect lengthy delivery times during this Covid-19 pandemic and its global restrictions). For the items that do not show an International option, please ask for a postage price quote for your location outside the U.S., and I'll let you know what the cost would be before you place your order.

Please write before payment of your order if you have any questions or would like alternate shipping options. Thank you!
Additional policies and FAQs
WORK ROOM CONDITIONS: All items are created in my studio, which is a smoke-free environment. There is an abundance of natural, clean, low-to-no lanolin wool in the work studio and shipping areas, so be advised if you are allergic to wool. I take great pains to keep the studio clean, wiped and naturally disinfected through the use of natural cleansers and essential oils, and as dust-free as possible...which includes storing completed items inside closed plastic bins until ready for shipping.

TEXTILE & FIBER TREATMENTS: All fiber materials are prewashed before use. Wool and all animal fibers are generally washed by the people I purchase them from. However, I only source wool and fibers that are cleaned naturally, without chemicals or acids, from humane handlers. Any exceptions, if any, will be noted in individual item descriptions. However, I have begun sourcing my own natural raw wools, and washing them myself with natural, non-toxic Unicorn products, which are plant-based, very lightly scented with lavender (and other) essential oils, and completely planet-friendly. This is all to further my goal of a completely clean, eco-friendly and "old world" aesthetic in my handmade creations.

100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED: I invite you to write me anytime with your comments and feedback, thoughts or requests. I greatly appreciate feedback for my work and your experience, and, as stated in my refund policy, I will do everything possible to be sure you are happy with your purchase!
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom art doll order, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

-- as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
-- when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
-- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to me and my business. I only share your personal information for very limited reasons and in very limited circumstances, as follows:

-- Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
-- Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
-- Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
--Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on the privacy and security of GoDaddy and/or MailChimp as the legal basis for the transfer.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

-- Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
-- Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
-- Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
-- Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Cherie' C. Davidson, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at cherie [!at] Alternately, you may send postal mail to me at:

Cherie' Davidson
PO Box 101
Adna, Washington 98522

*If you need to access, correct or delete personal information held by Etsy, you will need to send a request directly to Etsy.

More information

Last updated on May 25, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

Every piece comes wrapped in tissue paper. Most items will be mailed in a sturdy cardboard shipping box to help ensure against damage in transit. Smaller items may be wrapped extra heavy for protection and mailed in a gray/silver poly mailer.

Care instructions

I've found there are two schools on this. Some prefer vacuuming, and others prefer blowing off the dust.

To vacuum, put a thin sock, nylon or something similar over the vacuum hose (use a drapery setting if you have one, if not, just keep the hose from making direct contact). This works well without disturbing the fibers much. Some collectors prefer using those little keyboard vacuums because they are less powerful, and safer for your collectible.

To blow dust off, many like canned air (like the ones used for cleaning computers). My favorite choice is a manual air blower for cleaning camera lenses. I use a Rocket Air Blaster, a manual "puffer" that easily shoots out quick bursts of air. I use mine all the time.