profbohemians

Handmade Dolls and Toys by The Professional Bohemians

Nashville, Tennessee · 80 Sales

profbohemians

Handmade Dolls and Toys by The Professional Bohemians

Nashville, Tennessee 80 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(43)

Announcement   In the Beginning, there was only one doll and it was made of old garments and new dreams and it was given to the very first child...

We believe in the magic of imagination and the worlds we each have within us to express! Our designs are created to bolster the spirit; to encourage people, both young and grown, to love, connect, care, create... We offer all of our products as tools to teach 'heart' in a world that is becoming increasingly digital.

We began our collection of offerings with art pieces we created to engage our own children in creative play, story telling, and the world of playful banter. What began as a small custom art shop has turned into a whole world of creatures, dolls, and accessories that are fine enough to gift to humans of all ages... and many of our creations end up with collectors. We truly believe that art can be playful, and that playing and imagining are lifelong tools. Our designs make perfect therapy toys and can be adapted for stop motion, film, and photography application as well.

All or our products are handmade, using recycled, reclaimed and environmentally responsible materials. All of our toys (unless specifically stated) are compliant to the safety standards set up for small batch manufacturers and are labeled accordingly. All of our designs can be customized, to make the best friends possible, for your loved ones. We revel in how unique people can be and are excited by new design challenges.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 6, 2017

In the Beginning, there was only one doll and it was made of old garments and new dreams and it was given to the very first child...

We believe in the magic of imagination and the worlds we each have within us to express! Our designs are created to bolster the spirit; to encourage people, both young and grown, to love, connect, care, create... We offer all of our products as tools to teach 'heart' in a world that is becoming increasingly digital.

We began our collection of offerings with art pieces we created to engage our own children in creative play, story telling, and the world of playful banter. What began as a small custom art shop has turned into a whole world of creatures, dolls, and accessories that are fine enough to gift to humans of all ages... and many of our creations end up with collectors. We truly believe that art can be playful, and that playing and imagining are lifelong tools. Our designs make perfect therapy toys and can be adapted for stop motion, film, and photography application as well.

All or our products are handmade, using recycled, reclaimed and environmentally responsible materials. All of our toys (unless specifically stated) are compliant to the safety standards set up for small batch manufacturers and are labeled accordingly. All of our designs can be customized, to make the best friends possible, for your loved ones. We revel in how unique people can be and are excited by new design challenges.

The Professional Bohemians

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About

About Us

Our Story…

The Professional Bohemians began as a collaboration between myself and my (also artist) sister in law, Julie Barrett Cataldo. We began by creating and designing art work, offering workshops and lessons, and facilitating community art pieces.

In 2012 I moved to Nashville to learn to focus and market our business. Together Julie and I learned the basics and thought that offering a consistent product to market would be the best approach. Jump ahead five years and we now have multiple product lines of beautifully crafted and durable soft toys, designed for creative play, film, photography, therapy or collection.

Julie has moved on to explore other avenues but, as the oldest of 13 children, I have always enjoyed using my creativity to give in this way. I am joined now by my husband and children, as well as other professional bohemians, in hopes of developing this tiny little world of imagination that Julie and I have started into something bigger.

I LOVE this job and this business and I am grateful to everybody that has supported us!!! I hope you enjoy stepping into my world!

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Shop members

  • Eppie Cataldo Bailey The Professional Bohemians

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Artist, singer-songwriter, designer, writer, mother, wife, entrepreneur, and all around good guy. I am the oldest of 13 children and began conjuring toys out of thin air (for my siblings) when I was but a wee soul... just carrying on the gift. :)

  • Tonna Barrie of Daisydogknits

    Creator, Designer

    Tonna Barrie, of Daisydogknits, designs and knits the most wondrous treats for the RagdOlly people and their friends. A Professional Bohemian in her own right, her sense of color and beauty are a perfect fit!

  • Janet Cataldo

    Designer, Maker

    My mother made my very first handmade doll, one of my all time favorite Christmas presents! She's made millions of beautiful things (including my 12 siblings and myself) and said, if I didn't gush about her, she would make things for you too! :)

Production partners

  • Fine Linen & Scarlett, Seamstress, craftsman, artisan, artist

    Murfreesboro, TN

    Nancy comes from a family of seamstresses and the ease with which she works fabric makes that obvious. She helps with the preliminary sewing needed on my lines, providing me with flat blanks, which I can then sculpt into life and make 'real'!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 19, 2017
Welcome! We are so glad you stopped by! We are The Professional Bohemians. We love to create and strive to encourage others to create, think and grow. We are motivated by the wonders of imagination...

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
PayPal, or credit cards are The Professional Bohemians' preferred payment methods and payment must be received before any item will be shipped. We will accept checks or cash on hand deliveries.
Shipping
Since most of our dolls are made to order, please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery by USPS. One of a kind, already made imaginary friends will be shipped sooner. Items over $50 will be insured. Thank you so much for being patient enough to buy a one of a kind, hand made product! Local buyers can schedule a pick up or delivery, we would love to meet you!
Refunds and Exchanges
Since every doll is made to order, we reserve the right to, or not to, accept returns. That said, if you are dissatisfied for any reason we will do our best to make it right!
Additional policies and FAQs
We enjoy custom orders, such as RagdOlly dolls with tattoos and/ or piercings or creatures in different colors than those pictured. We welcome questions about further customizing any of our designs or creating an entirely new item, but must charge accordingly. Just shoot us a convo and let's discuss!