twothemax

2 the Max

119 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(32)

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Sarah

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Announcement   Christmas Gift: Custom Wine Stopper available for the US until December 14!
Each one of a kind item is made to be as unique as those that love them. Every face is hand painted. Every bead is individually added. Please let me know if you are looking for something specific. Custom orders are always welcome.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 29, 2016

Christmas Gift: Custom Wine Stopper available for the US until December 14!
Each one of a kind item is made to be as unique as those that love them. Every face is hand painted. Every bead is individually added. Please let me know if you are looking for something specific. Custom orders are always welcome.

Sarah

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Sarah

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(32)
wendy and pat kraus

wendy and pat kraus on Sep 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great little doll! Quick and careful ship...Thank-you!

DoubleL88

DoubleL88 on Nov 27, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Cute item with quick shipment - thanks!

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About

Where to begin.

Today you can find me sitting in my favorite lounge chair surrounded by clay, paint. or bits of thread and buttons. I have take over any available surface I can and enter my own world for hours on end.
I have loved to make dolls since I was a child. I would use anything I could think of from cardboard tubes to my sewing machine. When I would be stuck in bed sick my bed would look like a mini craft room. Material, scissors, beads, and strings would be laid out across my many stuffed animals and pillows. Some of these dolls would be given special places of their own in my room. Each doll took on a personality and was loved dearly. Now, as an adult, I am enjoying sharing my dolls with others through 2 the Max.
My family has been a big support system. My mother will often bring me bits and pieces that she finds at the store or garage sale. She gets just as excited as I do when we find the perfect piece to compliment a dolls outfit. We become little girls when out shopping together. The dolls start to form before paint or glue is ever touched. Then one day she brought me a wine stopper blank to see what I could do with it. Not long after that the custom wine stoppers came to life.
Then of course there is my beautiful niece, Cate. Cate became the inspiration for the spool dolls. I wanted an unusual gift for her and started making a set of little spool dolls. She loved them. Her little 3 year old hands took each doll off the small custom painted purple spool holder before she began to put them back in their own little spot. I love to take my newest creations over and watch her face as she examines them. She now has a collection of over 15 dolls that her friends and she play with.
Everyone in my family got excited when I finally opened 2 the Max. My husband let me take over the dining room and gave me a weekly budget to pour into my new business. (The budget may have had more to do with keeping us from going broke than supporting my shop.) Two of my aunts and my mother-in-law dug out all their old wooden spools to donate.

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Shop members

  • Sarah Taylor

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Artist

    I create for the shear joy of watching things come to life. Now I have found a way to bring a smile to everyone.

  • Scott Taylor

    Husband

    Here is the man behind art. He helps keep me on track and even does the shopping, cleaning, and cooking so I can focus on creating.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 29, 2014
It all started with a doll.
Thank you for stopping by and looking at 2 the Max. Every doll is handmade by myself. I started making spool dolls for my 3 year old niece about a year ago. I love watching her face light up when she tells me there stories. Since then I have been asked where they can be purchased from. 2 the Max was born. I hope these dolls make you smile as much as they have my niece.

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Payment
Payments can be made through PayPal.
Shipping
Finished items Items are shipped within 3 days. If you need overnight shipping please e-mail me for shipping cost.

CUSTOM ORDERS will be shipped USPS priority mail once completed. Please see custom postings for shipping specifics and wait time.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
Please message me before purchasing for shipping prices. I ship International Priority Mail. Buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final. I try to show very clear pictures of the doll you are purchasing. Each item is carefully packed in a small box. If your item gets damaged in shipping please notify me within 48 hours of receipt.
Please remember that these are art dolls and beads can come off if handled too much. If your doll does have a bead come off e-mail me for instructions on how to repair it. If you have questions or concerns please feel free to e-mail me.

Custom sculpted pieces are carefully sculpted and painted. If you are dissatisfied with your custom piece please message me. The piece is only as good as the image you provide. An alternate piece may be created for customers that have provided multiple images including front and side views. I take all requests for a redo to an impartial panel. There decision is final. If you have any questions please contact me for more information.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are looking for a doll for someone special please e-mail me. I can customize hair color, eye color where applicable, and body colors. The doll size will be based on the availability of spools.
Custom sculpted dolls, wine stoppers, utensils and more are available based on available supplies.