pokiplays

Felt masks, crowns and decorations.

Vilnius, Lithuania | 996 Sales

pokiplays

Felt masks, crowns and decorations.

Vilnius, Lithuania 996 Sales On Etsy since 2015

4.5 out of 5 stars (132)
Julija Ja

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Julija Ja

Announcement    Welcome! Have fun and choose a mask or crown for your (inner) child!

- All items are shipped from Europe, Lithuania. Usual International shipping may take:
*to Europe 1-3 weeks
*everywhere else 2-5 weeks
I can't affect shipment speed! Thank you for understanding!

- Express shipping via DHL takes 1-4 days worldwide. Same cost for 1-5 items. PLEASE SELECT EXPRESS DELIVERY UPGRADE IN YOUR CART or purchase Express shipping listing!
Please leave me a note with your phone number if choosing express shipping!

With questions or comments please feel free to contact me!

- All masks are made to order, so if you need more masks than listed, convo me and I will change the quantity!

- Custom orders are welcome! If you have an idea, share it with me and I will do all my best to realize it for you!

- Before purchasing, please read shop policies!

Share with me on Instagram! Follow @pokiplays and tag your dress ups pictures with #pokiplays
https://www.instagram.com/pokiplays/

Happy buying!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 2, 2018

Welcome! Have fun and choose a mask or crown for your (inner) child!

- All items are shipped from Europe, Lithuania. Usual International shipping may take:
*to Europe 1-3 weeks
*everywhere else 2-5 weeks
I can't affect shipment speed! Thank you for understanding!

- Express shipping via DHL takes 1-4 days worldwide. Same cost for 1-5 items. PLEASE SELECT EXPRESS DELIVERY UPGRADE IN YOUR CART or purchase Express shipping listing!
Please leave me a note with your phone number if choosing express shipping!

With questions or comments please feel free to contact me!

- All masks are made to order, so if you need more masks than listed, convo me and I will change the quantity!

- Custom orders are welcome! If you have an idea, share it with me and I will do all my best to realize it for you!

- Before purchasing, please read shop policies!

Share with me on Instagram! Follow @pokiplays and tag your dress ups pictures with #pokiplays
https://www.instagram.com/pokiplays/

Happy buying!

Updates

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About

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My name is Julija Jakimavičienė and I have always been crafty: sewing, knitting and crocheting were among my favorite hobbies. 5 years ago, when my first son joined us in this world, I felt new big inspiration. Baby clothing, toys, cloth diapers, accessories – I was making a lot of things for my little one and I also improved my crafting skills.

The first felt mask I created as a Christmas gift for my son. When I had an idea about a mask, I started to look for owl patterns, but I couldn't find anything I like. Then I decided to sketch my own pattern. My boy was 2 years old, so my goal was to make a realistic and recognizable owl mask, but at the same time it had to be playful and attractive to a toddler. I studied owls pictures, their colors, I drew, sewed and I got a lot of satisfaction from that! So I created a few more masks for my son's little cousins. I loved to work with colorful and flexible felt, so I continued to create masks and crowns for my boy’s pretend play and as gifts.

In Lithuania during Christmas time there is a tradition to hold festive carnivals and kids’ theater plays in kindergartens and primary schools. It’s also a very stressful period for all moms who must prepare costumes and masks for their kid’s events. After one year, encouraged by my husband, I started selling my masks to some local customers. I got a lot of requests to bring to life different animal characters, so I was able to increase my collection of dozens of masks. What an amazing inspiration it was and such a good feeling to bring happiness to both mothers and their children. After success with local sales, I decided to open my Etsy shop and to make another big step in my own business.

As a mother of three boys, I know that kids don’t take care of their things. And they shouldn’t! With the purpose to create a safe and comfortable to use, realistic and fun costume accessory, I pay attention to every single detail so I can achieve high quality. My masks and head accessories are made of synthetic felt. It's a soft but sturdy material that retains good shape and colors even after long use. For tails, I use animal-friendly faux fur, for wings - tulle, not a nylon. I try to choose safe and good materials because I know that it matters to mothers like me. During a part of my every day I create new items or make stock, so you can always find some masks and other products ready to ship. I can't affect postal services and international shipment delays, but I always do my best to ship the goods as soon as possible.

I believe in simple and free childhood with free play, free movement, and free choices. I believe that we parents are here to create a safe and creative place for children to be, learn and grow up in. To be as they are, not as we want them to be. We must help them, not control them. All my creations are intended to be used for free play. Costume accessories are more than usual toys. It's an inexhaustible source for children's imaginative play. From simple pretend-play or make-believe to more inventive dress ups, role play activities or home theater, masks, crowns and other goods that grow up together with a child and help to develop his or her creativity during all stages of growth. I think that pretend-play is the best way for children to learn about our world.

This attitude became essential for all my work. I’m glad to have a possibility to share with you my story and my creations!

By the way – all costume accessories are created for children, but are also suitable for adults!

Shop members

  • Julija Jakimavičienė

    Owner, Designer, Creator

Shop policies

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Last updated on Feb 11, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

Masks:
There is the same mask model for children and adults. For adults the eye holes are positioned for bigger face and the space between eyes is wider (about 1,5"/ 4 cm).
The space between eyes of kid size mask is about 1,2" (3cm).

Headpieces:
All headpieces are suitable for all sizes because of ribbon tie or attached elastic band. For details, see individual items.

Care instructions

All items (except for mask and crown with roses) are machine washable. Please, use cold water/ hand wash/ gentle wash programs. Dry flat. Care with love!