soulyautographed

Souly Autographed

Murrieta, California · 756 Sales

soulyautographed

Souly Autographed

Murrieta, California 756 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(241)

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Renee Dinwiddie

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minteriors

minteriors on Jul 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

"Freddie" is precious. The dear soul is duded up for a day at the beach! Little does he know, he will be spending his entire existence in a time warp, and it will be Beach Day forever!!! Sure glad he will have some of his favorite things with him...pail and shovel, a ball, and a colorful pinwheel. His forever home will be a little retro style caravan camper with a colorful awning. Outside there are some sling-type beach chairs for resting. He will be forever a happy camper! : )

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About

For as long as I can remember, art has always been a passion of mine.

For as long as I can remember, art has been a passion of mine, starting with when I could pick up a pencil. As a young child, I can remember watching a movie about Beethoven and how he went crazy when he couldn't play the piano. I remember thinking that that was how I felt about art. My greatest passion is sculpture, especially 1/12th scale miniatures. My childhood medium was paper, mainly old homework papers, because that's what I had to work with. Drawings quickly led to paper dolls, then to 3-D accessories made from paper, then to 3-D dolls made of paper. My grandmother and aunt taught me how to sew, which led to making clothes for my dolls. My dad introduced me to modeling clay, which I used to make accessories for my dollshouse. When I was 14, my dad gave me a pack of Sculpey, which began to transform my miniature work.

As a young adult, fueled mainly by my passion for art and for Disney, I went to work at Disneyland, which only inspired me further. I also learned that I could start my own business. And so, in 1994, Souly Autographed was born. Doing mainly hand painted glassware (which was not really being done at the time) and hand painted infant t's, I attended craft shows and had my items in a crafters mall in Buena Park, CA.

My business, however, was struggling and my then fiancée, now husband, taught me a bit about marketing and convinced me to get my items in gift shops down in San Diego, where he had just moved. Things were getting better, but health problems soon after we married, attending collage, and then having two children brought business to a halt.

My passion never died, but craft shows and keeping up with gift shops was quite a challenge, so I started listing items on ebay as I could make them. That wasn't panning out well, either. In 2011, my neighbor introduced me to etsy. And, although the first year was difficult, my etsy teammates encouraged me to hang in there, and the business has been growing ever since!

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  • Renee Dinwiddie

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    For as long as I can remember, creating has been a passion of mine. I balance my art with being a mother of two beautiful children and being a wife.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 25, 2016
Thank you so much for your interest in my shop! My items are handmade with many hours and lots of care. I love to create! Even if I have products that appear to be the same (namely my handpainted glassware), up close they are each different. Feel free to convo me at any time with questions or comments. I can do custom orders in any of my item catagories. I hope you enjoy these items as much as I do! :)

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Shipping
For most items already listed, I typically ship one business day after payment is received. Inside the continental U.S, I ship USPS 1st Class or Priority mail, depending on the item. Very large items, like dollhouses and miniature buildings are shipped UPS. If you have other shipping needs, please convo me ahead of time. I will ship to countries outside the countries listed, but please convo me first so I can check into costs and time frames for your specific location.
Refunds and Exchanges
Because they are handmade, my products will each be different, and will have imperfections. But, I do guarantee my products, so feel free to convo me with any issues and we can make arrangements to meet your specific needs (refund, exchange, etc).
Additional policies and FAQs
The best way to contact me is to convo me on Etsy. I'm not very good with email because I have to sort through hundreds of junk emails to find the one or two that are important. I check Etsy regularly, so I'll get your message alot quicker.