PollyHadADolly

Handmade Waldorf inspired dolls for imaginative play

Staplehurst, United Kingdom

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My dolls are made to order especially for you. Please pay attention to the processing time for each dolly and contact me with any questions, as there is sometimes flexibility.

All my dolls are lovingly handmade by me in the UK and are CE marked.

Your doll will be beautifully gift wrapped and travel with Royal Mail to their new homes. You can chose from standard (2nd class) to tracked and signed for. Internationally I only post tracked and signed to ensure we know where they are on their long journey.

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Last updated on Oct 13, 2020

Please read this bit to find out how it works...

My dolls are made to order especially for you. Please pay attention to the processing time for each dolly and contact me with any questions, as there is sometimes flexibility.

All my dolls are lovingly handmade by me in the UK and are CE marked.

Your doll will be beautifully gift wrapped and travel with Royal Mail to their new homes. You can chose from standard (2nd class) to tracked and signed for. Internationally I only post tracked and signed to ensure we know where they are on their long journey.

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Lydia Stonely

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About PollyHadADolly

Sales 985
On Etsy since 2015

Sparking children’s imaginations and encouraging creativity

Polly had a Dolly seeks to spark children’s imaginations and encourage creativity. Using pure natural materials, heritage craft skills and simple designs my dolls appeal to all the senses and inspire open-ended play. I love to design and make treasured,high quality dolls which will last for a lifetime of play.

My dolls draw on Steiner philosophy which is used in Waldorf eduction. They have deliberately simple facial expressions to stimulate the creativity within your child, helping them to portray their feelings and emotions on to their doll and allowing them to engage in a deeper lever of play. My open eyed dolls are ideal for a daytime play companion and sleepy eyed dolls are perfect for bedtime as (according to sleep experts) they are more relaxing for your child.

Of all the natural materials I use in my doll making, the British lambswool stuffing is the most important. It is the best filling for dolls as it absorbs your child’s body heat making it super comforting; it has a density and weight which is reassuring; and, pratically it is naturally antibacterial, eco friendly and fire-retardant. I provide full washing and care instructions with all my dolls.

I care passionately about our the environment so I try to use natural materials and make dolls that will last. Each dolly comes with a dolly hospital pass where I will repair your dolly for its lifetime.

All my dolls are CE marked and safe for children.

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  • Lydia Stonely

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Hello, my name is Lydia and I am the designer and dollmaker behind Polly had a Dolly. I have always loved designing and making things all my life. I love dolls and the power they have to transform play and spark imaginations!

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Last updated on May 18, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Returns and exchange details

I want you to fall in love with your lovely dolly but if, for any reason, you don’t you can return it to me. Please let me know within 14 days from the day after it has been delivered to you. I can send you a model cancellation form to use to inform me of your wish to cancel, but just a simple email will be enough.

If the dolly is returned in its original condition, I will exchange or refund the purchase price plus the original delivery costs. I will refund you, by the same means as you paid, within 14 days of receiving it back.

You must send the dolly back to me within 14 days from when you have told me that you wish to cancel. You will have to pay the return postage costs and please make sure that the dolly packaged properly to mak

Payment

Before work commences full payment is needed. This can be by Paypal, card or bank transfer.

Once I have received your payment, I will let you know.

Shipping

On each listing is the lead time for each doll. Larger dolls take longer to make and so have a longer time. I may be able to be flexible on this so please do contact me if you want something quicker. I also have ready-made dolls available.

I use Royal Mail for delivery; and will send by 2nd class in the UK to keep postage costs low for you. However you will have the option to upgrade to tracked and signed for, first or second class. Delivery costs are added when you place your order. Internationally I only ship tracked so we can follow their journey to their new home.

Dolly hospital

Of course I do respect your normal consumer rights, so if there is something wrong with the doll please let me know. All dollies come with a free 'dolly hospital' pass and I will repair them for the lifetime of the doll, but only if the dolly has only been used for normal play. Please contact me by e-mail and we will decide how we can best treat your dolly.