Read the interview at the Etsy blog here: https://blog.etsy.com/en/2015/featured-shop-andrea-vida/
"When buying from an artist/maker, you're buying more than just an object/painting. You are buying hundreds of hours of failures and experimentation. You are buying days, weeks & month of frustration and moment of PURE JOY.
You aren't just buying a thing, you're buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a moment of someone's life. Most importantly, you're buying the artist more time to do something they are passionate about."
Sewing is my passion since I was a child, and making dolls when my children were babies - it was 20 years ago. They do not play with my dolls anymore, but the passion of dollmaking is still alive in me.
Most of my creatures are made of high quality plush and wellsoft fabrics. Sometimes I use recycled materials which are thoroughly selected and carefully cleaned and prepared by me. I prefer natural threads, canvases, linen and wool. I always use high quality polyfill to stuff my dolls.
My dolls are always carefully sewn - most of them are safe for children, even if they are not only for babies. If I use small pieces which are unavailable for toddlers, it is always referenced in the item's description.
I like to dress up my creatures - you can find lots of cute clothes for them in the shop. The creatures which can be dressed up are more or less the same size, so they can wear each other's dresses. The clothes are available together with any creatures or separetely, too.
Please feel free to browse through my shop and find your favorites!