MaryandHazelLikewise

a doll in every color

Berlin, Germany · 84 Sales

MaryandHazelLikewise

a doll in every color

Berlin, Germany 84 Sales On Etsy since 2010

0 out of 5 stars
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Note from shop owner Once again traversing the continent. Shop may or may not be open for several months but you are welcome to contact me with questions! Thanks for your patience!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 3, 2013

Once again traversing the continent. Shop may or may not be open for several months but you are welcome to contact me with questions! Thanks for your patience!

Jesse Pavlik

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Jesse Pavlik

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Anonymous on Jan 3, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

The doll is so cute and I'm sure my niece will love it! Jesse was great to work with to make this custom doll!

Anonymous on Dec 21, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Love the custom hair style!

Anonymous on Dec 21, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Super cute and super unique! These dolls are so precious and aren't like anything else around. I'm so excited for my daughter to get this for her 1st Christmas!

Anonymous on Dec 21, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Even better in person than in the photo! My son will love this!

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About

A doll in every color. A friend for every child.

It was almost Christmas. Amid the slight bustle of a smaller craft fair, in the dim and sometimes flickering neon lighting a grandmother was milling around my primitive craft booth with her three grandchildren. They were making nice comments about my group of dolls and the grandmother asked her oldest, a girl, which ones were her favorite. The girl picked out three or so that she said she particularly liked, all of them a darker shade of skin than her own light peach. Grandma asked her why she liked those ones and the girl said simply, "because they are brown."

This story always brings joy to my heart and I share it whenever I can. That little girl saw it, she saw the beauty in the rainbow that is represented in humankind. It's why I do this, to share that love and that joy in God's creation.

It took me a while to find my niche as a doll maker. I have always been drawn to beautiful and unique dolls, and I have realized that there are a lot out there. However, to me there is too great a distance between the way the world really is and the way it is represented in toy form.

My children have blonde hair and blue eyes, but I don't want them to think that theirs is the only brand of beauty. God created us all with an amazing variety of skin and eye colors and they are all truly beautiful. Likewise for freckled and bespectacled children, or those with other characteristics that may not be represented in mainstream toys. I want all children to be able to see themselves reflected back at them, to feel lovely and cherished. In my shop and in my home I will always have God's rainbow represented.

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  • Jesse Pavlik

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I became a wife in 2006 and mother in 2008. I have always enjoyed creating things, but lately it has become a slight obsession!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 4, 2011
hello! Thanks for visiting my shop! I believe that handmade is better & reused materials are best. I try to "throw away" as little as possible, especially when I create. There is always something else each material can become.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Unless you are ordering a custom item, payment is expected within 24 hours of ordering and always before an item is shipped.
Shipping
At this point, I will ship all in stock orders within two days via USPS with delivery confirmation included. If you would like insurance I will include it for cost. If an order is lost in shipping I will do my best to communicate with the postal service, but I cannot refund an order because of nonshipment.

When possible I will ship orders in like-new boxes or envelopes, please be sure to let me know if you would prefer a new box or envelope.

Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred
Refunds and Exchanges
I will do my best to work with you if you are displeased with your order or it is flawed. I will accept returns within 30 days if the item is undamaged. If you would like to exchange an item for another, I will split the cost of the return shipping, but not for a return.

I cannot refund custom orders.

Keep in mind that all items are handmade and unique. Please allow for any slight variances and character in each peace!