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goosegreaseundone

Cake Toppers Wooden Peg Dolls, Wooden Dolls, Peg People

Brooklyn, New York · 10097 Sales

goosegreaseundone

Cake Toppers Wooden Peg Dolls, Wooden Dolls, Peg People

Brooklyn, New York 10097 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(3389)

Announcement   Follow us on Instagram @goosegreaseshop
See our custom painted shop for personalized dolls: www.goosegrease.etsy.com

WHO WE ARE: Juan Carlos Donado and Anna Leigh Donado, living in Brooklyn with our daughter and son. Goose Grease is our purpose oriented, family business. Because Juan comes from Colombia, we have a deep connection to supporting the artisan mobility from Bogotá. A friend of ours, a carpenter called Helver, makes many of our doll bodies on an electric lathe - turning and sanding and molding the shape of each doll by hand. We bring them here on a fair trade agreement. We are committed to bypassing the anonymity of mass-produced craft supplies, paying a fair price per piece. By purchasing these dolls you make the act of buying an ethically relevant one. Thank you for supporting the cause.

**INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We ship via USPS, unless otherwise asked. With PRIORITY and FIRST CLASS services, international packages are NOT trackable once the package leaves the US. For tracking, we would need to upgrade your package to EXPRESS SHIPPING, FedEx or another private carrier, which can be more than double the cost. We have NO control over your package once it leaves the US. ***

Unless asked otherwise, we ship via USPS first-class mail within 5 business days after your payment has cleared and you will receive an email notification. If your package is shipping within the US and Canada, that email notification will have tracking information.

See our painted shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/goosegrease Featured article, How-to Make your Wedding Cake Toppers on the Etsy Wedding Blog.
http://www.etsy.com/blog/weddings/paint-your-own-cake-toppers/

Please Read:
Goose Grease created the ORIGINAL Peg Doll Wedding Cake Topper in 2008. If you are inspired by our dolls, feel free to use them for your own purposes, but PLEASE do not sell them. Thank you!
Copyright © Goose Grease DBA, Place in Space, LLC. 2013

Announcement

Follow us on Instagram @goosegreaseshop
See our custom painted shop for personalized dolls: www.goosegrease.etsy.com

WHO WE ARE: Juan Carlos Donado and Anna Leigh Donado, living in Brooklyn with our daughter and son. Goose Grease is our purpose oriented, family business. Because Juan comes from Colombia, we have a deep connection to supporting the artisan mobility from Bogotá. A friend of ours, a carpenter called Helver, makes many of our doll bodies on an electric lathe - turning and sanding and molding the shape of each doll by hand. We bring them here on a fair trade agreement. We are committed to bypassing the anonymity of mass-produced craft supplies, paying a fair price per piece. By purchasing these dolls you make the act of buying an ethically relevant one. Thank you for supporting the cause.

**INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We ship via USPS, unless otherwise asked. With PRIORITY and FIRST CLASS services, international packages are NOT trackable once the package leaves the US. For tracking, we would need to upgrade your package to EXPRESS SHIPPING, FedEx or another private carrier, which can be more than double the cost. We have NO control over your package once it leaves the US. ***

Unless asked otherwise, we ship via USPS first-class mail within 5 business days after your payment has cleared and you will receive an email notification. If your package is shipping within the US and Canada, that email notification will have tracking information.

See our painted shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/goosegrease Featured article, How-to Make your Wedding Cake Toppers on the Etsy Wedding Blog.
http://www.etsy.com/blog/weddings/paint-your-own-cake-toppers/

Please Read:
Goose Grease created the ORIGINAL Peg Doll Wedding Cake Topper in 2008. If you are inspired by our dolls, feel free to use them for your own purposes, but PLEASE do not sell them. Thank you!
Copyright © Goose Grease DBA, Place in Space, LLC. 2013

Anna and Juan Donado

Contact shop owner

Anna and Juan Donado

ONE Additional Paint Color
$1.50
Citrus and Jeans - Paint it Yourself Kit
$10.50
Small Pod of Top Coat - 0.5 ounces
$2.00
Custom Doll Painting Paint Brushes - 2
$8.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(3389)
Sherry

Sherry on Nov 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I really like that all the supplies are offered at one shop. Makes it easy to design my own little peg people. Nice little paint pots. No wasting lots of paint on one project. Shipped quickly. Thank you .

Sherry

Sherry on Nov 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I really like that all the supplies are offered at one shop. Makes it easy to design my own little peg people. Nice little paint pots. No wasting lots of paint on one project. Shipped quickly. Thank you .

Sherry

Sherry on Nov 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I really like that all the supplies are offered at one shop. Makes it easy to design my own little peg people. Easy way to get useful brushes just right for the project. Fresh and clean. Shipped quickly. Thank you .

Sherry

Sherry on Nov 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I really like that all the supplies are offered at one shop. Makes it easy to design my own little peg people. Nice little paint pots. No wasting lots of paint on one project. Shipped quickly. Thank you .

Sherry

Sherry on Nov 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I really like that all the supplies are offered at one shop. Makes it easy to design my own little peg people. Good sized cup of top coat. No guessing what type will work well for the project. Shipped quickly. Thank you

Sherry

Sherry on Nov 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I really like that all the supplies are offered at one shop. Makes it easy to design my own little peg people. Nice little paint pots. No wasting lots of paint on one project. Shipped quickly. Thank you .

Sherry

Sherry on Nov 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I really like that all the supplies are offered at one shop. Makes it easy to design my own little peg people. Nice little paint pots. No wasting lots of paint on one project. Shipped quickly. Thank you .

Sherry

Sherry on Nov 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I really like that all the supplies are offered at one shop. Makes it easy to design my own little peg people. Nice little paint pots. No wasting lots of paint on one project. Shipped quickly. Thank you

Sherry

Sherry on Nov 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I really like that all the supplies are offered at one shop. Makes it easy to design my own little peg people. Very nicely turned pegs, no rough spots. Shipped quickly. Thank you.

Sherry

Sherry on Nov 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I really like that all the supplies are offered at one shop. Makes it easy to design my own little peg people. Very nicely turned pegs, no rough spots. Shipped quickly. Thank you.

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About

Making the materials available in an ethical way.

Goose Grease started by painting custom families and wooden dolls for children, when a couple of brides requested custom doll portraits for their wedding cakes. In this way, back in 2008, the idea of the peg doll cake topper was born. It has caught on as a creative way to add a personal touch to your wedding decorations and, at the same time, have a long-lasting art object as a memory of your wedding.

When Goose Grease first started, the only adult peg bodies in the market were dress shaped dolls. Alongside another fellow Etsy seller, Goose Grease teamed up with a carpenter in Texas to design the adult straight bodied peg. This is how the dress and pant couples came to be.

In 2011 we decided to take a step towards establishing a fair trade agreement with a carpenter from Bogotá, Colombia (where Juan is from). Hoping to make a difference in a world full of impersonal mass-produced craft supplies, we began having new doll shapes and sizes built, hand chiseled on the wood lathe in a small shop. The dolls are made from Urapán, a sustainably forested wood // where one tree is used, two are planted. In the fall of 2011, we hired a young Colombian artisan to paint our in-stock items and have since trained and hired 3 more artisans to help us with our wholesale standard designs. We are happy to say that each and every doll has its own personality, carved by an artisan we know by name and whose hand we’ve shaken.

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Shop members

  • Anna Leigh Donado

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband, little girl and baby boy. We have a studio in our home where we paint and ship all of our products.

  • Juan Carlos Donado

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Born in Bogotá, Colombia, where we are bringing our fair trade dolls from.

  • Simone Louise

    Toy Tester

  • Juan Mateo

    Toy Tester

  • Genise Acosta

    Shipper

  • Paola

    Colombian Painter

    Paola is our head painter.

  • Fabian

    Colombian Painter

  • Vanessa Gama

    Colombian Painter

  • Yury Morales

    Colombian Painter

Manufacturers

  • Carpenter

    Bogotá, Colombia

    Our dolls are made in a small carpenter shop in Bogotá, Colombia. Doll bodies and sizes were designed in Brooklyn and hand-chiseled on an electric lathe in Bogotá. Our painted standard designs are made by skilled female artisans Goose Grease trained.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 5, 2015
Email: info [!at] goosegreaseshop.com

Goose Grease
190 Meserole St. #3
Brooklyn, NY
11206

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Payment
We accept payment via PayPay, Direct Check Out, money orders or personal checks (made payable to Goose Grease).
Shipping
**IMPORTANT: We ship via USPS, unless otherwise asked. With PRIORITY and FIRST CLASS services, international packages are NOT trackable once the package leaves the US. For tracking, we would need to upgrade your package to EXPRESS SHIPPING, FedEx or another private carrier, which can be more than double the cost. We have NO control over your package once it leaves the US. ***

Unless asked otherwise, we ship via USPS first-class mail within 5 business days after your payment has cleared, and you will receive an email notification. If your package is shipping within the US or Canada, the email notification will have tracking information. NO TRACKING INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS UNLESS THE SHIPPING IS UPGRADED. (We cannot offer refunds on packages lost in the mail). First class shipping takes 2-5 business days domestic and 2-5 weeks international to arrive.

VAT for INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: You will be responsible for any local customs or import duties which may apply when the parcel arrives in the local customs. Goose Grease is not responsible for these charges.

UK CUSTOMERS: Please be advised. We have received various complaints concerning the Royal Mail charging our customers for either customs or delivery. The shipping charge you pay Goose Grease is the stipulated price to get your package from NYC to the UK. We use a shipping software to calculate prices and pay in full before printing shipping labels. Please be advised that we are not responsible for any extra charges the Royal Mail may apply. Sorry for the inconvenience, but charges that seem to be randomly applied have led us to adopt this policy.

Although we have been using USPS as our courier with a high success rate, we cannot make ourselves responsible for possible flaws in their system or errors in shipping addresses on the part of our customers. Please understand our perspective: we do what is in our hands to pack and ship packages complying with all rules and regulations in a timely fashion. For international orders, if you feel the need for faster service, please do not hesitate to contact us concerning an upgrade to Priority. We understand it might be a financial burden, but time sensitive material should be taken into special consideration. Please be sure your shipping address is correct! We copy and paste shipping addresses directly from your Etsy invoices.

Goose Grease is not responsible for products damaged or lost in the mail. Standard shipments are mailed without insurance, but will happily be purchased at the buyer's request.
Refunds and Exchanges
WE DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS FOR MAIL-RELATED LOSSES. Especially when the customer has decided not to upgrade to a trackable service. Internationally, the only service that is trackable is Express shipping and costs $45 USD for most items. Although we highly recommend to add tracking to your order, we have experienced glitches in the USPS's system, for which we cannot be held responsible. For even more security, we recommend using a private carrier, such as FedEx or UPS.

We do want you to be fully satisfied with your purchase! If there has been an error on the part of the seller and the product has been grossly misrepresented on Etsy, We will issue a refund upon return of the product.