whimsical little ones

Launceston, Australia 733 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars (320)


whimsical little ones

Launceston, Australia | 733 Sales

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Jenny Marshall

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Jenny Marshall


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About littlejennywren

Sales 733
On Etsy since 2006

making dolls that celebrate the spirit and innocence of childhood

My dolls begin as an idea, a smile , a piece of cotton fabric and a large handful of soft creamy coloured wool fleece. I am surrounded by memories of my own sweet childhood and those of my children, by vintage children's books and vintage dolls, by my garden and flowers and music and life. My 'studio' is in the heart of my home, it's also home to bookshelves, the piano and the sunny window seat. It's a family space.

Each doll is made from the best materials I can find. It is a pleasure for me to work with the natural fibres and craft something that comes from what nature has provided.

From start to finish my dolls are the product of my imagination and my hands. All the knitting and sewing and dreaming I have done in my life, my childhood of reading and doll playing and make believe games in the playhouse at the bottom of the garden and in the bushland around my childhood home, my love of history and sweet old treasures, my own dear children... all these things come together and help me create my dolls.

Many hours of work and dreaming go into each doll. I have to say I am obsessed with them. I would gladly work each day at my table making new dolls. I look forward to each new day when I can go about my bliss, my doll making, here in my home surrounded by the people and things that I love.

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  • Jenny Marshall

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I have been making things from fabric and yarn since I was just a little girl playing while my mum sewed. Now I create my dolls and their clothes in my teensy, tiny studio in Tasmania surrounded by books, flowers and vintage goodness. Love it.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 11, 2018
Welcome to little jenny wren dolls.
My dolls come to you from tiny Tasmania, the island state at the bottom of Australia.
I have been sewing since I was little girl and loving dolls my whole life. I have been making my play dolls since the birth of my third child, my daughter, 20 years ago . My dolls are my interpretation of traditional European rag dolls in the Waldorf style. They are completely handmade from start to finish by me using my own designs, I do all the sewing and knitting, the stuffing and shaping, the embroidery and wigmaking. Each doll takes more than 20 hours to make and is truly a labour of love.
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I am happy to offer exchanges or refund on faulty items provided you contact within 48 hours of receiving your parcel. The item must be returned to me at your expense before a refund or exchange can take place.
I do not offer exchanges for custom work. If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me and we will work out a satisfactory solution.
My preferred form of payment is through Paypal.

Credit card payments may also be made through Paypal.

Direct deposit bank transfers are sometimes available for Australian customers usually by prior arrangement and must be completed within 24 hours of purchase of item.

I use Australia Post for all of my shipping.

I will only ship to your Paypal listed address.
Please ensure that this address is up to date

Domestic items( that is within Australia) are normally shipped by Registered mail.

International orders are shipped by uninsured Air Mail for items under $100 and Express Air Mail for items over $100.

I have not had any problems with this but if you want to organise insurance on your parcel please contact me for details.

Please remember that an international parcel can take up to four weeks to arrive. I try to ship within three working days of receiving your payment for the order. Obviously this is not the case with custom orders, individual time frames are worked out with each client.

If the item is being shipped outside Australia, the buyer will be responsible for any duties and customs charges.

I am not responsible for the package once I hand it off for delivery.