My name is Kathleen O'Toole and I make one of a kind hand made soft sculpture toys and other objects.
I am opening this shop to make some of my current creations available to a wider collector universe.
All of my creations are handmade by me. They are all one of a kind and unique.
I took a puppetry course in my teens and discovered that I have the ability to make 3 dimensional figures from a drawing. I originally designed (and made) the Happy Bears for The Children’s Book Store in Toronto. The faces are soft sculpted in fabric and the features are hand embroidered so that children cannot harm themselves. The majority of fabrics I use can be machine washed. I can make Happy Bears to order depending on the availability of fabrics and colours requested.
The dolls are all one of a kind and signed on the back.
I take commissions. I cannot exactly reproduce any of my creations, but can make something similar, if the materials are available. As a small business I only stock a small amount of materials, some are readily available, some are unique.
I use Canada Post for shipping and the rates I list in shipping are based on Canada Post calculated rates for the specific size and weight of boxes best sized for my products. I have listed rates for Canada, but I am willing to ship anywhere in the world, I will need to calculate those rates for each specific order as Canada Post charges for volume, weight and distance. If you wish me to use another carrier, I will also need to calculate on each individual basis. Exceptions will require discussion.
I can be reached at Kathleen@KathleenOTooleDollArtist.com