Ordering Custom Orthodox Child Dolls

I offer Orthodox Waldorf-style child dolls in two approximate sizes: 12 inches and 16-18 inches. When I have time, I make dolls as they appeal to me and offer them ready-to-ship. Those dolls will appear in the Dolls section. Below is information about ordering custom dolls.

[I also make Orthodox monastic and clergy dolls, some custom, and some ready-to-ship. See this page on ordering these dolls.]

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All dolls:

All of the dolls regardless of type or size are made with top-quality materials. The skin is 100% cotton knit especially created for doll-making, available in a range of skin tones. They are stuffed only with wool, which is traditionally used for Waldorf-style dolls. Wool resists bacterial growth and takes on the warmth of the body making it a wonderful choice for dolls. Hair can be made with wool, wool-blend, or acrylic yarn depending on the effect desired. Eyes are embroidered. Hair is hand-crocheted (and possibly hand-knotted) and brushed out. The bodies and clothing are a combination of machine and hand-stitched. I do my best to make the dolls very durable, triple-stitching the seams. I try to use all-natural materials for clothing: cotton, wool, and linen.

Below is a photograph of the currently available skin-tones (dark brown, tan, blush, peach): [I will be adding to these colors over time.]

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Below is a representation of some non-wool yarn for hair (may vary):

Below is a representation of some wool yarn for hair (may vary):

Below is a representation of brushable mohair yarn, which results in very realistic hair. It is not ideal for very small children who may chew on it, because fibers will come off in their mouths.

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Each doll will take at least one to two weeks to make. There may be a delay before work can begin on your doll if I am waiting for materials to arrive or if I am already working on prior orders. I will be clear before beginning as to when you can expect your doll.

As per shop policy, for any custom order over $75 I require a 50% deposit in order to begin work. After agreeing on the order with you I will create a custom listing for 50% of the price of the doll, not including shipping. I will begin after you purchase that listing. While working I will send in-progress photos so we can make sure you are receiving exactly the doll you want. At completion I will create a second custom listing for 50% of the price including shipping. Expect to pay around $200 for a doll, depending on which clothing items and how many you choose. I can suggest a way to stay within your budget.

Every doll is unique. The one constant is that every little girl doll comes with her own tiny nun doll, a neck cross, and some form of head covering. (I have also made one little boy acolyte doll.) The clothing options are endless. Below you can see some examples of child dolls, with a variety of clothing:

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All dolls shipping to a US address are shipped USPS priority mail with insurance unless you prefer a different arrangement. International shipping rates will be researched for you before beginning. I am not responsible for VAT fees, etc.

If you have further questions or you would like to consult with me about making a custom doll for you, please use the contact form below:

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