My intention is to create items that are aesthetically beautiful to the child while fostering a connection to our natural world.
Hello and thank you for visiting my Etsy shop!
Dream Child Studio is a childhood dream come true for me. I have been making dolls and toys from the time I was old enough to cut paper and make simple stitches. In my craft I draw inspiration and materials from our natural world. It is my hope that these humble wonders of nature, combined with the human touch of craft, will invite a sense of wonder and appreciation for this beautiful earth and our potential to have positive interactions with nature.
In 2007 I opened my Etsy shop at the encouragement of friends and family. It was a revelation to find a community of folks as passionate as I was about providing a handmade play experience for children. Soon I was sending my dolls and toys to families and shopkeepers all over the world. Balancing the needs of my family with my desire to create was a challenge in those early years—for a mother, that’s a tale as old as time. As a result, my space here at Etsy has expanded and contracted over the years to fit the time available. This ebb and flow allows me to work in harmony with the natural rhythms of family life.
I call Dream Child Studio my handmade fairy tale because it feels like my “happily ever after”. In the studio I weave together my love of nature with my background in arts and education to provide you with beautiful, highly appealing pieces with enduring play value. It is a true privilege to have something of value to offer to the kingdom of childhood, and I hope my creations will also be a whimsical way for adults to revisit their own magic years.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
Packages will be shipped within 1-2 business days after payment is received unless otherwise stated.
International buyers, some countries do charge customs fees for items over a certain dollar amount. Please be aware of your country's policies and be prepared to pay if necessary. It is illegal to lie on customs forms to avoid these charges, so please do not ask me to do this. Most international orders will arrive within 1-3 weeks.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
At this time I am not accepting custom design work due to limitations on my time with a new baby in the house. However any of my existing designs can be made in the colors of your choice, and doll details such as hair and clothing color can always be customized to suit your fancy.
ARE YOUR ITEMS FROM A SMOKE FREE HOME?
WHAT ABOUT PETS?
We have one cat (Leo).
DO YOU OFFER WHOLESALE PRICING?
Yes! If you feel my items would be a good fit for your boutique or waldorf school store I would love to work with you. I welcome online retailers and mail order catalogs as well, however I am currently unable to offer drop-shipping service. Please contact me for more information about wholesale orders.