Primroses Original Art Shop

Lausanne, Switzerland

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Beth Curtin

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Beth Curtin


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  • Anonymous on Dec 31, 2010

    5 out of 5 stars

    We loved working with Beth and the doll is wonderful! The workmanship is incredible and he is absolutely the sweetest. Our son loves his new buddy!

  • Anonymous on Sep 22, 2010

    5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Seller and beautifully made dolls. So happy to have two.

  • Anonymous on Sep 15, 2010

    5 out of 5 stars

    Another great print,AAA+ again with careful packaging,prompt post,super communication ,can't recommend enough.Many thanks.

  • Anonymous on Sep 15, 2010

    5 out of 5 stars

    Such a natural depiction of a "puddle jumper"! Really great artwork,easy transaction,AAA+ communication,great packaging & kept us updated on posting,happy to recommend.Many thanks.

  • Anonymous on Jun 11, 2010

    5 out of 5 stars

    DELIGHTFUL little dolly. VERY well received at this end. One of her new owners (an enthusiastic two year old Charlotte) squealed with delight at the sight of her. A1+

  • Anonymous on Jun 2, 2010

    5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely adorable and oh so cuddly! Thank you so much!

  • Anonymous on May 12, 2010

    5 out of 5 stars

    Our doll arrived today and she is just LOVELY! Beth made it possible that she arrived before my daughter's birthday. Beth was in point to point conversation with me about every single detail, she is a very reliable very talented doll maker!

  • Anonymous on Mar 30, 2010

    5 out of 5 stars

    Such a cute doll. I love her hair, thank you for working with me to make it perfect for my daughter.

  • Anonymous on Mar 16, 2010

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Dolls!

  • Anonymous on Feb 19, 2010

    5 out of 5 stars

    We absolutely love "Mikey." He is well-made, adorable and he will always hold a special place in the hearts of our family members!!!

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Last updated on May 9, 2022

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Hi, welcome to primroses. Step into my studio/gallery, a sunny and high-ceilinged room in an old mill building in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Huge artist's colored pencil portraits of children and teenagers ring the walls. A new portrait waits for my pencils on a big drawing board. There are drawing supplies, boxes of threads, buttons, ribbons, an iron, and a sewing machine. A hutch is filled with colorful cotton fabrics for doll clothes and six colors of cotton jersey doll skin. There are huge willow laundry baskets full of pure mohair in natural hair colors and a big box of fluffy, creamy-white sheep's wool for stuffing the dolls. Sitting on one of the comfy sofas is a beautiful new doll I have just created during a break from drawing. She has chocolate brown skin and a halo of curly black hair. I just cut out her clothes: a bright pink floral dress, a white apron with pink flowerbuds, and crisp white pantaloons. As I drive to work or to grocery shop, I am thinking about her and trying to pick the perfect name for her. I think I will call her Lucy. I kind of want to keep her for myself because she is so lovable, but I know there is a child out there who is going to belong to her and grow up with Lucy in her arms. Each of my dolls is the best kind of gift there is, stitched with love and care, a unique creation, already exuding a sense of personality, and ready for pretend, companionship, and bedtime snuggles. It takes me over 10 hours to create each doll, and I use the best pure, natural materials: cotton, wool, and mohair. I am a non-smoking mother and artist with a hypo-allergenic dog in the studio with me, (a poodle.) I love children, and love to create dolls in all the colors of people. I haven't forgotten the boys, either. I know boys love to play with dolls too, dolls which look like them and are as ready for adventure as they are. Most of the boy dolls come with a tool: a hammer, sword, or mountain climber's pick. Their flannel clothes are usually in the muted colors many contemporary boys tend to wear, and the softness of the flannel encourages some downtime snuggles and practice being like a daddy. The large bunting dolls are dressed in cotton velour. Both sizes of bunting dolls are appropriate for babies. The boy and girl dolls are for children over three because doll hair can get in babies' mouths, and the boy dolls' tools could be a choking hazard. Incidentally, the girl dolls' clothes are made of crisp cotton.

I have recently started a blog-magazine for children called Acorn Pies which features stories of some of my dolls, (Zibby and the Pirate,) stories about their stuffed animal friends, natural crafts, natural toymaking, recipe, seasonal celebrations, and more. Please visit:

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Returns and exchanges
I want you to be happy with your doll. If you are not pleased with your doll, I am sure we can work out something mutually agreeable, however, you must let me know within 48 hours after receipt of the doll shipment. The buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.
I accept paypal and must add retail tax for Rhode Island buyers.
I provide priority shipping within the United States. For international shipping, convo me for costs. I will ship within three days of receiving payment. I provide special wrapping for each doll. Each doll will be wrapped in white tissue paper, and decorated with a flower for the girls and an acorn cap for the boys. I can get the package insured if you request it, and will convo you with the cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
I would be happy to accept custom orders. Available skin colors are chocolate brown, dark mocha, light mocha, golden, peach, and fair. Hair can be straight or curly in the following colors: black, brown, light brown, dark blond, light blond, and red. Convo me with your request.