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"Where did you get that?" Unique Shabby Chic Treasures to brighten your day.

I wrote my early beginning that inspired the opening of my Etsy Shop back in 2010 on the original Etsy Shop Profile Page. My story has been read by many and inspired many new Etsy Shop owners to write their own stories. Please read my "Profile page" on Etsy for my early beginnings.

Update: 2016 continues to be a off to a busy start, we have acquired several more hospitals that we provide dolls and hats to those undergoing cancer treatments. We also thank all those who have continued to support our cause - we love you guys!!

2013 was an exciting year with the opening of the DawnLdesigns Facebook Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/DawnLdesignsOfficialPage and the recent involvement of the Head Huggers project. Miriam at Jacoba designs on Etsy and I developed the idea of the "Dawn Hats." Using our creative talents, we began placing Dawn Dolls on handmade hats for the Martin Head Huggers charity organization, which supplies hats to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Our slogan "Every Dawn is a new day and every new day brings renewed hope" has been the idea behind each hat. We did a trial run of the Dawn Hats in late summer 2013, the feedback was very encouraging. Since then, various Hospitals and patients have written with such positive responses, that it has become the fuel for our souls to continue to bring a smile and comfort to those going through difficult times by getting them a Dawn Doll. Some of these letters have been posted to Facebook.

This "About page" isn't just about me, it's about all the people who have come together and contributed to this project in various ways. We have even named dolls after the many people who have helped make a difference :) Whether family members, friends, or total strangers, with this project we have been united like one big family for the greater good.

A Special Thank You goes out to the following people listed below. Please show your support by visiting the links to the following Etsy Shops.

Starting in 2014, DawnLdesigns will now be donating a portion of every pipe cleaner doll sale in her Etsy Shop to support the Martin Head Huggers fund jar, which will help Miriam at Jacoba Designs with yarn supplies for making the hats, and with shipping costs to send the hats out to the Hospitals. (Trade events on Etsy not included unless customer states otherwise).

Looking to purchase a "Dawn Hat?" You can build your own very unique hat! Please visit Jacoba Designs here on Etsy to purchase a crochet/knit hat (just like the ones being sent to the cancer centers at the hospitals) to go with your doll purchase from DawnLdesigns. A portion of the proceeds from each item (hat and doll) will go to support the Martin Head Huggers charity organization. Thank You for your support.

If you would like to make hats, Martin Head Huggers would love to have you on board :) Please contact Martin Head Huggers through Facebook or Miriam at Jacoba Designs here on Etsy for details.

Thank You again for your support and for the continued success of this venture in works of charity.
Shop Owner of DawnLdesigns
Those who have supported/contributed to the dolls for Martin Head Huggers:

2016 supporters: Miriam, Edna, Paula, Perry, Carol, Nancy, Rachael, Melissa, Cathy, Michele, Patty, Tara, Paula, Bina, & Courtney.

2014/2015 supporters:
Perry, Paula, Jared, Sherry, Marie, Toni, Betty,
Robin Agnew (Designs on You), Dawn at Gaylord Hospital, Heather, Wendy, Valerie & Carol

2013/2014 supporters:
Miriam at Jacoba Designs https://www.etsy.com/shop/JacobaDesigns
Edna TheMainCoonCat https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheMaineCoonCat
Molly at Knit for Tat https://www.etsy.com/shop/knitfortat
Peggy at Ladybugtole https://www.etsy.com/shop/Ladybugtole
Rena at Timeless Relics https://www.etsy.com/shop/timelessrelics
Lucinda at Lace Ribbon https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaceRibbon
Naomi at Southern Plum https://www.etsy.com/shop/southernplum
Cindy at Herbal Cottage https://www.etsy.com/shop/herbalcottage
Marjorie at mschildhouse https://www.etsy.com/shop/mschildhouse
Daniel at DanJdesigns https://www.etsy.com/shop/DanJDesigns
Sue-Anne at Finders2 https://www.etsy.com/shop/Finders2
Samira at Sams Crochet https://www.etsy.com/shop/SamsCrochet
Mary at imanumbner3 https://www.etsy.com/shop/imanumber31
Nancy at Mystic Needle https://www.etsy.com/shop/mysticneedle
Sarah at Hiros Heart https://www.etsy.com/shop/HirosHeart
Linda at klmattox https://www.etsy.com/shop/klmattox
Janine at One Strange Girl https://www.etsy.com/shop/onestrangegirl
Jeannie House of Junque https://www.etsy.com/shop/HouseofJunque
Peggy ChristmasKeepsakes https://www.etsy.com/shop/christmaskeepsakes
Charlene TheModestMaiden https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheModestMaiden
HeidiJo SwirlsofCreativity https://www.etsy.com/shop/SwirlsofCreativity
And of course a big Thank You to all the customers who have purchased and continue to shop at DawnLdesigns online, May God Bless All of You & Thank You for your support XOXO!

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    Greetings! from the "Doll Lady" (somehow I've acquired that nickname) Where does one begin to tell the story of an amazing journey? Well, for starters, it all began with "Where did you get that?"

Shop policies

Last updated on September 2, 2014
All the items DawnLdesigns create are original, handmade, one of a kind items. DawnLdesigns is now designing handmade dolls made from chenille stems that are completely unique, just like individual people. They can be worn as accessories, or used as home decor. Some of the featured jewelry is crafted using modern day beads mixed with Vintage and Costume jewelry pieces depending on the uniqueness of the piece. Celebrities are known to wear one-of-a-kind items by designers, not always available to the public - so now you can own a piece of jewelry by DawnLdesigns and feel like a Star!
"'ve always wanted to make women look beautiful - I believe everyone wants to stand out. Just adding an accessory to an outfit can make all the difference. Go from Blah to Bam! with DawnLdesigns."

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Returns and exchanges
Each piece from DawnLdesigns is unique and any slight irregularities are the beauty of the Item and not to be considered "flaws" or "defects."

Returns are available on a case by case basis within 7 days of receiving your item(s).

No item(s) may be returned without PRIOR APPROVAL via E-Mail from DawnLdesigns.

All items must be Unused, Undamaged, & Unneglected. If item(s) become damaged in the shipment to you, you must file a claim with USPS the shipping carrier.

Upon approval for a return, ALL items MUST be INSURED and safely packed to prevent damage in shipment to DawnLdesigns.

All shipping fees are non-refundable.

Once DawnLdesigns receives your item(s), you will be notified and your form of payment will be promptly refunded on all approved returns.

Normal wear-and-tear is non-returnable/non-refundable.

All Digital Photos on this site are as accurate as possible.

Any slight variation in color of actual item is not considered inaccurate as depicted.

DawnLdesigns cannot refund glass beads. Glass breaks when dropped!

We believe & stand behind all items created and if for any reason something breaks past the return period of 7 days, you will have an additional 30 days to return the item for repair for a fee - (parts & labor), which will be determined on a case by case basis, in addition to shipping costs both ways.

Please Note: Not all replacement parts will be exactly like the Original due to some items being rare.

Again, please E-Mail DawnLdesigns to make any purchase a positive experience!
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Items under 1 (one) pound ship USPS First Class Mail. All other orders ship USPS Priority Mail. Delivery Confirmation & Insurance available upon request. Shipping to United States addresses only. Paypal payment expected within 3 to 5 days. Mailed payments within 2 weeks.
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Please feel free to contact DawnLdesigns with any questions you may have. We hope to make your shopping experience a pleasant one!