ChatterSox

Original Handmade Collector Dolls

Kentville, Canada | 10 Sales

ChatterSox

Original Handmade Collector Dolls

Kentville, Canada 10 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Sandra Lightburn

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Sandra Lightburn

Announcement    My handmade collector dolls for teens and adults live in an imaginary world full of pathos, romance and adventure.

After many years of experimenting with different art forms, I have found a creative way to combine my interest in fabric art and my love of story telling. Through that combination the ChatterSox characters were born. Welcome to my world of whimsy!

So make a pot of tea, get comfy and enter the world of ChatterSox. Enjoy their adventures at the notorious night club, Margo's Place, and the sedate Ladies Tea and Garden Club. Their personal stories are on their listing pages and read about Margo's Place and The Ladies Tea & Garden Club on my About Page. https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChatterSox/about?ref=shopinfo_about_leftnav

Visit the ChatterSox Facebook page to see works in progress before they are listed in my shop and to keep up with the continuing story.
https://www.facebook.com/Chattersox/?pnref=lhc

There is also a link to the ChatterSox Facebook page on my About Page.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 24, 2016

My handmade collector dolls for teens and adults live in an imaginary world full of pathos, romance and adventure.

After many years of experimenting with different art forms, I have found a creative way to combine my interest in fabric art and my love of story telling. Through that combination the ChatterSox characters were born. Welcome to my world of whimsy!

So make a pot of tea, get comfy and enter the world of ChatterSox. Enjoy their adventures at the notorious night club, Margo's Place, and the sedate Ladies Tea and Garden Club. Their personal stories are on their listing pages and read about Margo's Place and The Ladies Tea & Garden Club on my About Page. https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChatterSox/about?ref=shopinfo_about_leftnav

Visit the ChatterSox Facebook page to see works in progress before they are listed in my shop and to keep up with the continuing story.
https://www.facebook.com/Chattersox/?pnref=lhc

There is also a link to the ChatterSox Facebook page on my About Page.

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About

The world of ChatterSox...bringing friends to life.

I joined Etsy in 2009 and was searching for a way to combine my love of storytelling with my interest in fabric art. After experimenting a bit I had an "Aha! Moment" and in 2013 I opened my ChatterSox shop.

My collector dolls live in an imaginary world full of pathos, romance and adventure.

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MARGO'S PLACE:

MARGO'S PLACE is a swinging night club populated by performers, patrons and paparazzi. Sock Monkey Margo is a spicy night club owner with a slightly torrid past. For many years her notorious club, Margo's, was located in Key West, Florida where she was romanced by the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Louie Armstrong and Cheeta. (She sipped with Ernie, sang with Louie and swang with Cheeta!) Her popular club was well known for cool jazz on steamy nights, where hot-blooded patrons swayed to sultry sambas. When jealousy and passion on the dance floor would threaten to boil over into a wild ruckus, Margo would just lean back, take a long sip of her Banana Daiquiri and say, "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night". Sadly she lost her club in Hurricane Hooligan and has been spotted hanging around the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, where she has started up an exclusive new night club called Margo's Place.

When Hurricane Hooligan hit the east coast, many Broadway stars and aspiring entertainers were sucked into its vortex. Days later some of them landed in Nova Scotia and sought refuge and employment at Margo's hot new club.

Margo is the club's MC who likes to wander amongst the tables, warming up the audience with jokes and banter before the first stage performance. She gave up smoking years ago before her voice became too raspy, but there is a phony cigarette permanently dangling from her lip. (She thinks it makes her look glamorous, but she is just a silly little monkey.)

THE LADIES TEA & GARDEN CLUB:

The members of the exclusive Ladies Tea & Garden Club meet weekly at The Rose Cottage Tea Room. Non-members may attend by special invitation only. Each week the ladies order dainty sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and a very large pot of piping hot tea. Their discussions are wide-ranging; however, tempers flare whenever the topic of the latest Royal Family scandal arises and a lively debate ensues. But cooler heads soon prevail and another pot of tea is ordered. Following the meeting the ladies retire to the peaceful comfort of the sun room to take up their knitting or to read a spellbinding gothic novel.


So make a nice hot pot of tea, or a cool jug of banana daiquiris, sit back and enter the intriguing world of ChatterSox.
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I am the author of the children's book "Pumpkin People", beautifully illustrated by my husband Ron. I also enjoy creating fabric pieces inspired by the characters in "Pumpkin People" as well as characters in other children's books illustrated by Ron.

I'm also inspired by jazz, show tunes, torch songs and the great ladies who sing them.

Use the link on this page to visit the ChatterSox Facebook page to see works in progress and to keep up with the continuing ChatterSox story. It's more fun than a barrel of sock monkeys!

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Shop members

  • Sandra Lightburn

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Story Teller

    After many years of experimenting with different art forms, I found a creative way to combine my interest in fabric art and my love of storytelling. Through that combination, the ChatterSox characters were born.

  • Ron Lightburn

    Illustrator

    Award winning children's book illustrator.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 18, 2019
ChatterSox...bringing friends to life.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments. I appreciate hearing from my customers and I want you to be happy with your purchase of your new ChatterSox friend.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any concerns you may have. I want you to love your ChatterSox friend and I appreciate the opportunity to correct any problems/mistakes prior to receiving feedback. If you wish to make a return, please contact me prior to shipping so that I may give you my correct mailing address.

Items may be returned within 7 days of receipt. If you change your mind about your purchase, I will refund you the price of the item minus the shipping costs once I receive the item back. Items must be returned in the original shipping material and be in the same condition in which you received them.
Payment
PayPal is my preferred method of payment. Please make your payment within 3 days of purchase. If for some reason you can't make your payment within 3 days, please convo me and we'll work something out. If I haven't heard from you and your payment has not been received within 3 days, unfortunately I will have to cancel the sale and the item will be relisted.

Orders to the U.S. are free of Canadian tax, but the buyer is responsible for any customs and duty fees which may apply.

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Shipping
I ship to Canada and the continental US. Items will be shipped between 3 and 5 business days of payment receipt. Please make sure your Etsy address is correct when you checkout as I will ship to this address and not your PayPal address. Shipping rates include shipping, handling and packaging costs.

I use Canada Post Expedited to Canadian addresses. This method provides tracking (and an option for a signature upon delivery for an additional cost). I use Canada Post Tracked Packet-USA to US addresses. This method provides tracking for the order, but does not require a signature upon delivery. For a signature I would have to use Canada Post Xpresspost-USA which costs significantly more than Tracked Packet-USA.

If you wish your order to be shipped with a signature upon delivery, please convo me prior to placing your order.

All items are shipped from a smoke and pet free home.
Additional policies and FAQs
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