MyLittleFeltFriends

Felt Saint Dolls, Bookmarks, Finger Puppets, and More!

King George, Virginia · 198 Sales

MyLittleFeltFriends

Felt Saint Dolls, Bookmarks, Finger Puppets, and More!

King George, Virginia 198 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   Reposting for anyone that may have missed my announcement last week:

Shipment of all current orders has been delayed due to my family and I catching the flu. Besides 5 days of caring for my son while he was sick, I spent 8 days sick in bed, unable to even lift my head for the most part. I am frantically trying to catch up on shipping orders. All current orders should ship mostly on time, though some will be about a week or so past the original scheduled ship date. If you needed an order by a certain date, I have been doing my best to ship them with enough time to arrive. Otherwise, please be patient while I recover and catch up. I aim to have all current orders shipped within the next 3 weeks. Thank you for your patience, and God bless.
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A portion off all sales in February will be donated to St Bryce Missions, specifically their St Francis Emmaus Center in Costa Rica.

"St. Bryce Missions is a non-profit working to put faith, hope, and love in action in poor communities around the world."

"The St. Francis Emmaus Center is located in Turrialba, Costa Rica, the nearest city to the Chirripo indigenous reservation. The center, modeled off the internationally-lauded model of "pregnancy waiting homes", provides a safe, comfortable place for up to 30 Cabecar mothers, who must journey long hours on foot to have access to medical care, in the days before and after the birth of a child or in the event of the hospitalization of a child.

Mothers and children are offered housing, nutritional meals, access to all services of Costa Rica's internationally-acclaimed government health care system, and advocacy to ensure full comprehension and completion of medical requirements. In addition women are offered childbirth education and the accompaniment of a trained doula during labor and birth, support in initiating successful lactation, education and advocacy for early bonding, and increased recovery time before returning to their homes long walking distances from access to medical care."

http://www.stbryce.org/

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When you buy from a shop on Etsy, you’re directly supporting an independent business, each with its unique listings, policies, processing times, and payment systems. By making a purchase from a seller on Etsy, you agree that you:
- Have read the item description and shop policies before making a purchase;
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If you need an item sooner than the listed wait time, please select the RUSH ORDER option when checking out, and your order will be shipped within 3 business days. Rush shipping is only for 2 items maximum. Rush shipping includes an upgrade to Priority Shipping. Please do not select that option if you are ordering more than 2 dolls, bookmarks, or headbands. It does not apply to finger puppet sets, Nativity scenes, and Jesse Tree sets. It also will not apply to CUSTOM dolls; however, if you need a custom order shipped sooner than 3-4 weeks, send me a message and I will see what I can do.

Just about any saint can be made into a doll, bookmark, or finger puppet. If you have a particular image in mind, please feel free to send me a message with the image attached, so that I can work with you to create the perfect item.

I'm hoping to shift to a weekly restock where I'll have a number of items ready to ship, rather than only making items as they are ordered. This change will hopefully take effect early in 2017.

NEW POLICIES:

1) I now offer international shipping!! I'm excited to fill in the world map of orders, and can't wait to see where my creations end up! Share the news with your international friends!

2) I am also now offering the option for RUSH SHIPPING. For 2 items MAX (this means 2 DOLLS, BOOKMARKS, or HEADBANDS, not finger puppet sets, Nativity scenes, or Jesse Tree ornaments), you can rush shipping for an additional $20. This means that your order will ship within 3 business days, instead of the projected 3-4 weeks. It also includes an upgrade to Priority Shipping.

3) Effective January 1, I will exclusively use a wool blend felt instead of offering it as an upgrade from the Eco-fi craft felt. Wool is a much higher quality felt and will last a lot longer. It doesn't pill and it feels sturdier and softer. The price increase reflects the value of the wool as well as the time spent making each item by hand. Other shops have similar items at a lower price, but they are sewn on a sewing machine or use different materials. I pray for each and every recipient while hand sewing every detail.

4) I added an option for personalized embroidery on the back of any doll. If you'd like a name or date embroidered on the back, please add the "Personalized Embroidery" listing to your cart in addition to the item you'd like embroidered, and let me know what you'd like me to embroider in the "note to seller" section before checking out. Please note that the listing is only for ONE doll. If you are ordering multiple and would like each to have something embroidered on the back, please ensure that you have selected the same amount.

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Follow me on Instagram (@mylittlefeltfriends) for giveaways, coupon codes and behind the scenes pictures of my products and family life!

I also make items for auction on Instagram over at @zelieandco. Auctions are held every Tuesday at 10 am CST. There are several other Catholic women who sell items as well, and the selection varies weekly. Check it out!

I'd love to see your dolls in action! Feel free to post pictures to Instagram using #feltsaintsinaction :) I occasionally draw random winners from that hashtag for discounts and free items. **For public profiles only, unfortunately. If yours is private, you are welcome to send me a screenshot of your post, and that will count as an entry**

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Announcement

Last updated on Feb 12, 2017

Reposting for anyone that may have missed my announcement last week:

Shipment of all current orders has been delayed due to my family and I catching the flu. Besides 5 days of caring for my son while he was sick, I spent 8 days sick in bed, unable to even lift my head for the most part. I am frantically trying to catch up on shipping orders. All current orders should ship mostly on time, though some will be about a week or so past the original scheduled ship date. If you needed an order by a certain date, I have been doing my best to ship them with enough time to arrive. Otherwise, please be patient while I recover and catch up. I aim to have all current orders shipped within the next 3 weeks. Thank you for your patience, and God bless.
_________________________________________________________________________________

A portion off all sales in February will be donated to St Bryce Missions, specifically their St Francis Emmaus Center in Costa Rica.

"St. Bryce Missions is a non-profit working to put faith, hope, and love in action in poor communities around the world."

"The St. Francis Emmaus Center is located in Turrialba, Costa Rica, the nearest city to the Chirripo indigenous reservation. The center, modeled off the internationally-lauded model of "pregnancy waiting homes", provides a safe, comfortable place for up to 30 Cabecar mothers, who must journey long hours on foot to have access to medical care, in the days before and after the birth of a child or in the event of the hospitalization of a child.

Mothers and children are offered housing, nutritional meals, access to all services of Costa Rica's internationally-acclaimed government health care system, and advocacy to ensure full comprehension and completion of medical requirements. In addition women are offered childbirth education and the accompaniment of a trained doula during labor and birth, support in initiating successful lactation, education and advocacy for early bonding, and increased recovery time before returning to their homes long walking distances from access to medical care."

http://www.stbryce.org/

___________________________________________________________________________________________

When you buy from a shop on Etsy, you’re directly supporting an independent business, each with its unique listings, policies, processing times, and payment systems. By making a purchase from a seller on Etsy, you agree that you:
- Have read the item description and shop policies before making a purchase;
- Have submitted appropriate payment for item(s) purchased; and
- Have provided accurate shipping information to the seller.

If you need an item sooner than the listed wait time, please select the RUSH ORDER option when checking out, and your order will be shipped within 3 business days. Rush shipping is only for 2 items maximum. Rush shipping includes an upgrade to Priority Shipping. Please do not select that option if you are ordering more than 2 dolls, bookmarks, or headbands. It does not apply to finger puppet sets, Nativity scenes, and Jesse Tree sets. It also will not apply to CUSTOM dolls; however, if you need a custom order shipped sooner than 3-4 weeks, send me a message and I will see what I can do.

Just about any saint can be made into a doll, bookmark, or finger puppet. If you have a particular image in mind, please feel free to send me a message with the image attached, so that I can work with you to create the perfect item.

I'm hoping to shift to a weekly restock where I'll have a number of items ready to ship, rather than only making items as they are ordered. This change will hopefully take effect early in 2017.

NEW POLICIES:

1) I now offer international shipping!! I'm excited to fill in the world map of orders, and can't wait to see where my creations end up! Share the news with your international friends!

2) I am also now offering the option for RUSH SHIPPING. For 2 items MAX (this means 2 DOLLS, BOOKMARKS, or HEADBANDS, not finger puppet sets, Nativity scenes, or Jesse Tree ornaments), you can rush shipping for an additional $20. This means that your order will ship within 3 business days, instead of the projected 3-4 weeks. It also includes an upgrade to Priority Shipping.

3) Effective January 1, I will exclusively use a wool blend felt instead of offering it as an upgrade from the Eco-fi craft felt. Wool is a much higher quality felt and will last a lot longer. It doesn't pill and it feels sturdier and softer. The price increase reflects the value of the wool as well as the time spent making each item by hand. Other shops have similar items at a lower price, but they are sewn on a sewing machine or use different materials. I pray for each and every recipient while hand sewing every detail.

4) I added an option for personalized embroidery on the back of any doll. If you'd like a name or date embroidered on the back, please add the "Personalized Embroidery" listing to your cart in addition to the item you'd like embroidered, and let me know what you'd like me to embroider in the "note to seller" section before checking out. Please note that the listing is only for ONE doll. If you are ordering multiple and would like each to have something embroidered on the back, please ensure that you have selected the same amount.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Follow me on Instagram (@mylittlefeltfriends) for giveaways, coupon codes and behind the scenes pictures of my products and family life!

I also make items for auction on Instagram over at @zelieandco. Auctions are held every Tuesday at 10 am CST. There are several other Catholic women who sell items as well, and the selection varies weekly. Check it out!

I'd love to see your dolls in action! Feel free to post pictures to Instagram using #feltsaintsinaction :) I occasionally draw random winners from that hashtag for discounts and free items. **For public profiles only, unfortunately. If yours is private, you are welcome to send me a screenshot of your post, and that will count as an entry**

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Adrianna Castro

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Updates

Custom saint bookmarks! Order yours today! :)
(leave a comment with the saint you'd like before ordering)
Happy Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes!
New for 2016! Look at this gorgeous St Valentine doll! Be sure to specify this saint when you order from the custom listing link. I'll add a listing for him as soon as I can.
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About

Who Am I??

I am a Catholic single mom to three kids named Joseph Nicholas (May 2012), Brookelyn Anne (Jan 2014) and Amberlyn Rose (Mar 2015). I was homeschooled from 2nd grade through high school, and then attended a local community college for a couple of years before getting married.

I am the oldest of seven kids and, except for a sister at Christendom College, we all still live at home with my parents. The phrase “It takes a village” has never meant more to me than it does right now. Moving back in with my family following the separation and divorce was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Four years ago, my mom (owner of Loreto Rosaries) was asked to be a vendor at a Living Advent conference. She had the idea to sell some cute little felt saint dolls in addition to her Rosaries, but didn’t have enough time to make them. I offered to help, and fell in love! After a successful conference, I decided to start my own business and expand my inventory.

I design and hand-sew stuffed felt saint dolls. Each doll is roughly 5 inches tall and an inch thick. They are the perfect size for little hands! My son started playing with them at about 6 months old, and my 8-year-old sister still plays with them. I keep a few in our Mass bag for the kids to entertain themselves with when they start getting a little too rowdy. Some people have ordered them as stocking stuffers, others have put them in Easter baskets, and some even give them as First Communion presents. The gift possibilities are endless!

I started out with only three Saints – St Nicholas, St Lucy and Our Lady of Guadalupe. I now have over 50 Saints to choose from! I also accept custom orders. I love designing new dolls, and I think I say the same phrase every time: “This is my new favorite!” Honestly, if you were to ask me which is my favorite, I wouldn’t be able to choose. I love them all!

Three years ago, I expanded my business by designing a Nativity scene. I offer both a 3-piece set and a 10-piece set, which includes the Three Wise Men, Angel, Shepherd, and animals. I offer the Three Wise Men separately as well.

Two years ago I designed a 28-piece Jesse Tree set. This is probably one of my favorite accomplishments in my business. One of our main Advent traditions growing up was doing the daily Jesse Tree devotions with paper ornaments decorated every year, and a wooden dowel tree that was built at some point during my childhood. I love those memories but I wanted to design something more durable and permanent. I love how the ornaments look on a Christmas tree. We usually set up our Christmas tree at the beginning of Advent with purple lights and use it as a Jesse Tree until Christmas Eve.

This year I have created Saint bookmarks, a couple of Lent and Easter items, finger puppets, and headbands. I was also a vendor at the IHM Homeschool Conference in Fredericksburg, Va in June! I'm also venturing into embroidered hoops and canvases, and hope to somehow combine my dolls with the hoops/canvases :) I'm also offering a few wooden peg dolls, as well as rosaries and bracelets, I'll be adding patterns for instant download, and I participate in a weekly Catholic artisan auction every Tuesday on Instagram over at @zelieandco.

I hope you love my items as much as I do! God bless!!

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  • Adrianna Castro

    Owner, Photographer, Creator

    I am the owner, and I wear a lot of hats. I do all of the designing, cutting, sewing, photography, marketing, packaging, shipping, web design. I'm a huge perfectionist, which is why I run the business solo. Creating these dolls bring me so much joy.

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Last updated on Nov 30, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I absolutely accept custom and personalized orders! In fact, I welcome them! :) I love designing new dolls, so if you'd like something that isn't currently listed, PLEASE send me a message and I will do my best to accommodate.

Care instructions

I recommend mostly spot cleaning with a wet washcloth or baby wipe, but I have thrown them in the washing machine and dryer before and they came out perfectly fine. **This is a personal experience with my specific washer/dryer combo and cannot be expected to be the same for everyone**

Sizing details

The regular size dolls are roughly 5 inches tall from the top of the halo to the bottom of the doll. They are around 2.5 inches wide and about 1 inch "fat" :)

What if I want to cancel my order?

I accept cancellations within 48 hours of purchase.

Wholesale availability

At this time, I cannot do wholesale. I am a single mother to 3 children, running this business alone, and I simply do not have time to keep up with wholesale orders. Hopefully in the future!