Opposite of Far :: play+imagine

Bloomington, Indiana

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Note from shop owner Opposite of Far is currently taking a break, but I am checking email & would love to hear from you if you are interested in something from my shop.

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Last updated on Feb 4, 2020

Opposite of Far is currently taking a break, but I am checking email & would love to hear from you if you are interested in something from my shop.

oppositeoffar [!at] gmail.com

Jessica Near

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About oppositeoffar

Sales 2,104
On Etsy since 2011

Opposite of Far :: From the top

This started out as a dream, as many handmade businesses do. I would daydream from my desk at work about creating for a living. I never imagined it would actually happen! I had notebooks full of ideas & drawings. I would make things whenever I had a spare moment with my sewing machine. But it was never enough- I had more ideas than I had time.

After having an emergency back surgery that forced me to stop working for several months, then a second surgery that kept me home even longer, I started thinking seriously about making Opposite of Far a reality. I took the leap by opening my Etsy shop then applying for a few craft shows. Before I knew it, Opposite of Far was real & I was living my dream!

Opposite of Far started out as a business based on handmade plush dolls and animals. I created a fox and owl mask as accessories for the dolls, then added child sized masks to match the dolls. After 3 days of being posted, I realized the masks were going to be a huge hit for children and adults too! Since then I have expanded my designs from 2 (the fox and owl) to over 50! The plush dolls and animals have stepped out of the spotlight, but I do still make time for custom orders! My true passion is making masks- who knew?! I love designing new styles, seeing kids and adults try them on and hearing stories about where the masks go when they leave my studio!

I'm enjoying Opposite of Far more than I ever imagined I could enjoy a job! I'm so excited to see where we'll go next!

For more products and other fun additions check out our new website: oppositeoffar.com

Shop members

  • Jessica


    Jessica Near is the owner & artist behind Opposite of Far, an Indiana based handmade business that designs & makes unique, simple & high quality open-ended toys. At Opposite of Far we believe encouraging play + expanding imaginations of all ages!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 20, 2016
HI!! I'm Jessica Near, creator & owner of Opposite of Far. I built this company on the simple foundation of 2 things I believe are fundamental in childhood - PLAY + IMAGINATION! Opposite of Far started in 2011 during my recovery from 2 consecutive (unplanned) back surgeries. Once I realized returning to my "real job" as a preschool teacher would no longer be possible, I set my sights on other ways to bring playful, imaginative learning to the every day lives of children! Opposite of Far does just that- kiddos can wear the masks to pretend great stories and travel on grand adventures, or as an accessory to express their personality with every single outfit! Every mask, tail, beard and crown are completely original designs that I created to be realistic enough for children to recognize & identify, but also soft, friendly and playful! My hope is that all children can pretend, learn and imagine things big and small while playing in Opposite of Far!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
There are no returns on custom orders as these items were specifically made for you.

If for some reason you are unhappy with your purchase, please let me know. I do not normally take returns, but exceptions can be made. If we do decide to return your purchase, only the amount of the item itself will be refunded. Shipping costs both ways are the responsibility of the purchaser.

While I do my very best to package your goods with care, I cannot be held responsible for items that are lost or damaged in the mail. Shipping is a third party service, and once I place it in the delivery service's hands I have no power over timely delivery, loss or damage. Insurance may be purchased, of course.
Payments are made immediately via PayPal or direct checkout, with a credit card.
All items are shipped via USPS Priority mail unless noted (International orders are shipped first class mail). If you would prefer an alternate shipping method, please let me know! Additional shipping cost will be applied to your order.

Please note that I will be sending your item to the address listed on your Etsy account. If you need me to ship to an alternate address please make a note when purchasing or send me a message.
Additional policies and FAQs
**Styles and colors are subject to change without notice due to updated designs and/or available supplies. Thank you for understanding.