germandolls

Waldorf Dolls, Doll Clothes & Handmade Toys

Greeley, Colorado · 2840 Sales

germandolls

Waldorf Dolls, Doll Clothes & Handmade Toys

Greeley, Colorado 2840 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Note from shop owner Germandolls is taking a short break. Thanks so much for stopping by! I will be back Wednesday 23 of August.

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Your German Dollmaker, ulla

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 18, 2017

Germandolls is taking a short break. Thanks so much for stopping by! I will be back Wednesday 23 of August.

http://www.facebook.com/GermanDolls

Your German Dollmaker, ulla

Ulla Seckler

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Ulla Seckler

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About

From Germany To Colorado

In an age when everything is made of plastic and synthetics, my Waldorf style cloth dolls are handmade with pure wool and cotton, natural materials, that warm to body temperature as they are held. Have you ever hugged a plastic baby doll on a cold winter morning? My soft, warm dolls are unique, huggable, and as individual as the children - young and old - who love them!

I fashion my dolls using some Waldorf techniques. It is an old tradition of making cloth dolls developed in Germany around 1900. According to the Waldorf philosophy dolls should be made from what nature has given us: natural fibers such as sheep's wool, mohair, and cotton. The dolls have a unique inner head construction which gives form but not detail to the face. Often the dolls have very simple features, sometimes no features at all. Strict followers of the Waldorf education principles believe that giving too much detail in a toy stifles a person's imagination. When a doll's face is left blank the owner has to fill in the doll's expression.

If you are interested in sewing, things German, maybe even have German roots - grab a cup of coffee and visit my blog "Notes of the Immigrant Dollmaker" here:

www.germandolls.blogspot.com

If you don't have time, here is the extremely shortened version =)

I was born in Bad Kreuznach, Germany. (Try and pronounce that if you can lol). Lived and studied in Berlin (WEST) Germany. Worked in a gallery there. Helped to take the Wall down in 1989! Moved to Colorado in 1996. Worked in a Gallery and painted in oils for a while. I did some art in print media too.

I started making dolls when I had children of my own. I was afraid they would grow up without the same homemade toys that I had growing up in Germany. My mother was a great seamstress. Sadly she passed away from cancer in 2004 and my world has not been the same since. I miss her and see sewing as a way to stay connected to her, my home country, and German culture.

You can learn more about me on my blog www.germandolls.blogspot.com or visit me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GermanDolls?ref=hl.

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  • Ulla Seckler

    Owner, Maker

    My name is Ulla Seckler. I grew up in Germany and moved to the United States in 1995. I have been creating natural dolls and toys in the waldorf tradition for over thirteen years. I believe that they are good for the earth and the soul.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 11, 2015
Welcome to germandolls,

I hope you enjoy visiting my shop. I create each item in my shop with loving care using natural fibers. All dolls and doll clothing items are designed and sewn by me. I put many hours and lots of love into each product. Please contact me if you have any questions. You can also visit my Facebook page or blog for more info on my creations and process.

Love, Ulla

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
METHODS OF PAYMENT:

I accept PayPal or Etsy Direct Checkout for payment in my store.

TAXES: All Colorado residents must pay 2.9% sales tax. Paypal will automatically add it when you check out!
Shipping
SHIPPING TIME: I do my best to ship out ready-to-go items within 48 hours of CLEARED payment (e-checks may take up to a week). Please see processing times in listings. Custom orders may take longer depending on how many orders I have. Please ask if you need an item by a specific date. I try to ship within the guidelines stated in my listings and will notify you when your item ships.


SHIPPING COST:
Please, understand that shipping costs are higher than the price of a stamp. I do have a per item handling fee. I spend a lot of time and materials carefully wrapping each item to insure it arrives safely at your doorstep.

All orders for big dolls and multiple items over $75 are shipped PRIORITY with insurance or signature confirmation.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:

**CUSTOMS FORMS & FEES**
Customs Charges, VAT and duty fees are the responsibility of the customer and are not included in the price or shipping charges of the item. I complete a customs form on my end when I ship out your item. I must report truthfully and cannot alter the price or check gift on customs forms.

If you would like to check the possible taxes that your country may apply to your shipment, you can check them at :

www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/

If you live in UK : Most likely, you will be charged 20% VAT (tax) and an extra £8 Post Office handling fee. More information can be found here: www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/post/buying.htm#3

Please, allow plenty of time for you international shipment since there is a huge variation from country to country depending on customs and local postal services....6-8 weeks to the other side of the World!

If you would like for me to set up a personalized listing for your order please contact me. I can set up a listing for your item(s) that has your name on it!
Refunds and Exchanges
RETURNS:

Please understand that there are no returns or money refunds possible on patterns that are downloaded from my shop! Please understand that I spent a lot of time on drawing and writing my patterns. Once down loaded they cannot be returned due to the nature of the process.

If you are for some reason not happy with a doll or item you purchased from my shop you can return it. Please, contact me within 3 days of receiving your order. Item must be returned within 10 days in original, unplayed-with condition. Buyer pays for tracking & shipping plus a 10% restocking fee. Your money - MINUS ORIGINAL SHIPPING AND HANDLING FEES will be refunded upon receipt of the item. Please understand that custom dolls and custom doll clothing cannot be returned.

If you are not sure about fit of my doll clothes on your particular doll model, DO NOT ORDER unless you have asked me. It makes life much easier for all of us.

Thanks so much for understanding!
Additional policies and FAQs
I no longer accept custom orders for doll clothing to fit other doll makers' dolls. Over the years I have found that creating doll clothes for dolls I did not make is an impossible task. Thank you for understanding!


FEEDBACK:
I try to do my best job with each and every order I ship out. Should there be a problem with your order please notify upon receipt.

More information

Last updated on Mar 20, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I don't accept orders for custom doll clothing for dolls made by other companies.