I did a lot of searching for handmade dolls before realizing that I should probably wait until Mazzy is a little older before I give her a toy with so many small details. Both for her sake and for the sake of the doll! But I still wanted to post about a line of handmade dolls that I found on Etsy because I think they are really beautiful pieces of design and workmanship.
The product line is called Warm Sugar and the dolls are all handmade by Shannon Jefferson. The price point is between $21 for the 9" Pirate Babies (and who could resist something called a Pirate Baby!) and $68 for a custom-made 17" doll with a name like Miranda or Devo. The custom dolls come in both boy and girl varieties and have wonderful details such as a removable hat and scarf, lace-up shoes and vintage buttons. You can also choose between open or closed hand embroidered eyes along with specifying everything from skin tone to hair style.
I hope Shannon is still making her dolls in a couple years so that I can get Mazzy a close eyed Miranda doll with vintage buttons, lavender Mary Janes and brown braids with a straight side part! And I'll throw in a Pirate Baby while I'm at it.