lilyandthistle

Lily&Thistle Creative Studio

Nampa, Idaho On Etsy since 2010

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lilyandthistle

Lily&Thistle Creative Studio

Nampa, Idaho | 822 Sales

Announcement    Custom Paper Dolls for the little people in your life!

We've just moved back to Etsy after a four year run on our own. The reason? Instant downloads! I'm so pleased to say that all of our PDF's (excluding custom dolls of course) will be available to you instantly after payment has cleared.

I'd like to invite you to my studio blog: www.lilyandthistle.com.

I also have another Etsy shop where I sell simple sewing patterns. You can check it out at: www.whiletheysleepdesign.etsy.com

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 17, 2017

Custom Paper Dolls for the little people in your life!

We've just moved back to Etsy after a four year run on our own. The reason? Instant downloads! I'm so pleased to say that all of our PDF's (excluding custom dolls of course) will be available to you instantly after payment has cleared.

I'd like to invite you to my studio blog: www.lilyandthistle.com.

I also have another Etsy shop where I sell simple sewing patterns. You can check it out at: www.whiletheysleepdesign.etsy.com

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Hannah Stevenson

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Hannah Stevenson

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About lilyandthistle

Sales 822
On Etsy since 2010

Mom By Day - Paper Doll Artist By Night

From the Etsy Blog:

In a world where children’s playtime often falls in the minutes between iPad sessions, there’s something admirably quaint about creative play with a paper doll. After all, what could be more imaginative than giving life to a piece of illustrated cardstock?

Paper doll artist Hannah Stevenson of Lily and Thistle found inspiration for her line of download-and-print paper dolls after starting a family. Contemplating her shop’s beginnings, she says, “I’ve always loved paper dolls and was excited to share my love with my children. However, when I looked for dolls to start saving for them, I found that the choices were seriously lacking — so I started making my own.”

In addition to paper dolls, Hannah has also created illustrated coloring books and historical-inspired paper doll clothing collections. But in her eyes, there’s no better doll than one that’s customized to look like the child playing with it. “The idea of being able to personalize the dolls was something I was really excited about. My husband, who’s a software engineer by trade, helped me learn how to digitize my drawings and made it possible to customize the dolls.”

After creating thousands of custom paper dolls, Hannah has it down to a science. “Customers simply choose from the hairstyle, hair color, skin tone, and eye color options in my shop, and I go from there.”

Fives years in, Hannah has sent paper dolls to locales as far-flung as Germany, Russia, Holland, Portugal, Ghana and Japan. When asked to name the most notable custom dolls she’s created, she said, “The most memorable dolls were for customers who sponsor girls and boys in impoverished countries. Because of customs restrictions, sponsors are limited to sending paper products (usually just a few sheets of paper), so paper dolls are a fun thing for children to receive. It makes my heart so happy to imagine children who have so little, playing with their own personalized dolls.”

Learn more about Hannah and her paper dolls in this short video that she recently shared on her Etsy About page. As she says in the video, “Paper dolls are magical — at least, they’re magic for me. They nurture imagination, they celebrate the beauty and innocence of girlhood, they’re a nostalgic childhood memory, and they’re something that many of us share.”

Shop members

  • Hannah Stevenson

    Owner, Maker

    Hello. I'm Hannah. Paper dolls and people are my passion. I hope you enjoy your visit here today!

  • Julie Hankins

    Assistant

    Hi! I'm Julie! I am Hannah's left brain and virtual assistant. I love anything crafty and creative and love working with the Lily & Thistle shop!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 20, 2014
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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I strive to exceed expectations and hope you will be supremely happy with your purchase. If for some reason you are unsatisfied, please contact me and we can work to make you completely satisfied.
Payment
I accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express (through PayPal - please see below).
Orders will ship once payment has been received.

Please note you do NOT ALWAYS need a Paypal account to do shop. When you check out click the pay by Paypal option and you will be forwarded to a secure page, that gives you the option (on the left hand side) to pay using your debit or credit card.
Want to know more? Here's a useful link:
http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5270327
Shipping
I will ship your order within 10-12 business days.
Packages can take up to 2 weeks to arrive from the shipping date.

At this time I do not ship printed packages internationally. I offer everything in both digital and printed forms to make it possible for everyone to have access to my products.

Shipping costs cover both packaging and postage.
Additional policies and FAQs
I look forward to creating the perfect gift for your child.