If you ask Gracie what her favorite activity is, she will tell you: fishing. She has loved it ever since she was a kitten. She says on a good afternoon, she can catch a dozen minnows. When she has enough she takes her fish to Owen Fox’s house, and the animals have a fish fry. Although some of them eat only salad. Gracie says that is fine; more fish for her.
Gracie is about 14″ tall. She is made of organic cotton fleece, mostly gray but with natural-colored details on her face and tummy. Her ears are lined with cotton plaid. Her face is hand-stitched with cotton embroidery thread. She is stuffed with polyfill. If she gets dirty she can be hand washed in cool water and air dried. She wants to remind you she sticks her feet in the pond all the time - you shouldn’t believe what you hear about cats hating water.
Gracie comes with a coral linen dress, which matches her nose very nicely. It has a velcro closure in back.
If you like, you can order a hand-stitched monogram on Gracie's heart.
Gracie will travel to you swaddled in a collectible bandana, perfumed with a lavender sachet. She says she would prefer a tarragon and dill sachet so she can use it for a fish fry, but we don’t have that available and she admits that this one smells nice.
Hazel Village was started in 2010. Owner, Jane, set out to make the toys she would have wanted as a child: soft and cute, with a rigorous commitment to the spirit of play. You'll never see a sewn-on doll shoe or a button that doesn't work, because that would mean admitting the animals aren't real. Hazel Village makes real organic cotton woodland creatures and dolls, and real doll clothes that all the Hazel Village friends can share, to inspire hours of immersive, low-tech play. Hazel Village dolls empower kids to play at their best: to make or imagine everything they need to make their dream worlds real.