Unique Art Dolls and Cloth Dolls by Joelle's Dolls

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Note from shop owner Joelle's Dolls is taking a short break. I will reopen in early September.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Joelle's Dolls is taking a short break. I will reopen in early September.

Joelle McAndrew

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Joelle McAndrew


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About JoellesDolls

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On Etsy since 2007

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Joelle's Dolls: Handmade For Kids and Adults

I began designing my own handmade cloth dolls about 20 years ago, long before Etsy was created, to sell at arts & crafts shows in upstate New York, in the United States.

I had loved playing with dolls as a child and my mom taught me how to sew at an early age. When I was 12, I made my first doll and kitty from a kit.

Fast-forward about 30 years. Seeking a creative outlet, I started experimenting, drawing doll patterns in a spare bedroom of the house where I live with my husband, three sons and three cats. I designed and sewed a handful of test dolls before the basic body structure was what I wanted.

Then the fun really kicked in: Imagining characters, hand drawing faces, picking out fabrics for clothing, sewing outfits, and making accessories, like jewelry, seashell bikinis or hats for the dolls.

Over the years, I created angels, brides and grooms, ballerinas and bikers, cowboys and farmers, mermaids, nuns, princesses, pirates and punk rockers, and witches.

You won't find a Raggedy Ann, Waldorf doll or any other common doll from a commercial pattern in my shop. Each doll I create is a one of a kind piece of art. But they are designed to be played with - either by children or adults who just can't help themselves.

Girls and boys have become so excited seeing my dolls that they dance with joy. But adult also buy them to use as unique and beautiful home decorations or for their doll collections.

My doll bodies are made from muslin. The dolls are stuffed with polyester fiberfill. I use cloth remnants or recycled fabrics to make the outfits. Most have hair made from yarn.

I make dolls that can be dressed and undressed. I also make dolls that have fancy outfits that are not removable.

For years, I sold my dolls exclusively at craft shows in New York. In 2007, when I heard about Etsy, I opened an Etsy shop.

I add new dolls to my Etsy shop as frequently as I can. But it does take time. Each doll is unique. Each is handmade. And I'm the only doll maker.

I hope you enjoy my Etsy shop. When you buy a doll from Joelle's Dolls, no one else in the world will own a doll exactly like it!

Shop members

  • Joelle McAndrew

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Doll Artist

    Joelle is the sole owner and employee of Joelle's Dolls. She designs the unique handmade dolls, sews them, stuffs them, draws the faces and makes the clothes. Sometimes, when no one is looking, she plays with the dolls.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Hello, thank you for browsing in the Joelle's Dolls shop. All of Joelle's Dolls are designed by me and handmade by me. These one of a kind cloth dolls are all made in the USA.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
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
Returns and exchange details
We are certain you will be pleased with everything you purchase from Joelle's Dolls. Sales are final on all custom orders or reserved listings. All other items may be returned for a refund of the item price. We do not offer exchanges. To be eligible for a refund, Buyer must return items within 7 days of receipt in new, unused condition and accompanied with a note explaining reason for return. Shipping costs, including the cost to return a doll, are not refundable.
Joelle's Dolls accept payments made through PayPal or with credit cards through Direct Checkout. PayPal can process payments made with any major credit card or through electronic transfers from bank accounts. Sorry, Joelle's Dolls does not accept money orders or checks.
I ship via USPS first class mail. Items are normally shipped within 1-2 business days (unless there are extraordinary weather circumstances). Buyer will be notified immediately if there is any shipment delay. On DOMESTIC orders insurance is optional, but recommended. If you would like insurance, please contact me for an adjusted invoice prior to making payment on your item(s).