My art dolls are not intended to be toys and should be handled with care.
Keep them away from water and direct sunlight as much as possible.
Pieces can be carefully dusted with a dry clean cloth.
Due to small parts they are not suitable for young children.
Textiles can get damaged by moth infestation, keep your house moth free.
If you think your art piece may have been in touch with moths,
I advice you to wrap the piece in a clean cloth and freeze it for 2/3 days.
Then remove from freezer for a day and repeat.
Lulu • Worry Doll
This is a handmade rag style doll called Lulu.
Lulu is a Worry Doll, the first in which will be an ever growing collection.
She carries a little pouch in which you can collect your worries,
Lulu will take care of them!
Simply write down your worry of that day on a piece of paper and put it away in the pouch.
Keep the doll by your bedside and in the morning your worry will be away.
Then you can take the note out of the pouch and start a fresh new day.
Lulu measures 40 cm’s
Made with vintage textiles and haberdashery
She wears three layers of skirts
A bit about my Worry Dolls
I recently started making Worry Dolls again, remembering fondly the comfort I would find in the worry dolls I owned as a child.
My first worry dolls were given to me by my mother, the tiny wire and thread dolls in their little yellow stained wooden boxes that came all the way from Guatemala. Later I made my own worry dolls from an old sock filled with dried herbs, cotton wool and notes on which I would write down my troubles. I would hide the notes away within the cloth of the doll’s dress, so they carried my worries and not me! Now, I figured, we still need these dolls, maybe even more than ever!
So these Worry Dolls carry special pouches in which you can put away you worry of that day, written down on a piece of paper. Keep the doll by your bedside, and in the morning your worry will be gone! You can then remove the piece of paper from the pouch.
Standard Shipping does not cover for loss or damage during shipping. Please choose for a shipping upgrade to cover and protect your shipment for loss or damage. When shipped with standard shipping, Pantovola cannot be held responsible for any issues during shipping, thank you for understanding.
Gift Wrapping and Packaging
My dolls come gift wrapped in white tissue and customised satin ribbon. Packaged in bubble wrap and shipped in a postal box.
Sometimes I do sell wholesale.
Wholesale starts at 10 pieces and up and will be sold at a reduced price when bought at once.
The reduction will depend on the quantity of pieces ordered.
Because of the handmade unique nature of my work, I do not accept wholesale requests for less than 10 pieces.
Please get in touch via email with any wholesale requests
Custom and Personalised Orders
Pantovola occasionally accepts custom orders.
More information here: pantovola.com/custom-made-dolls/