In the summertime when flowers bloom in the meadow, Fern traipses there with her gathering basket and her flower press. She says she is trying to find every kind of flower that grows there. She also has a field guide with the names of the flowers. Her favorite is a tiny purple flower with a minty smell. It has many names, including ground ivy, catsfoot, and run-away-robin.
Fern is made of organic cotton jersey. She is 14 inches tall, sized to share clothes with all the other Hazel Village animals. Her face and toes are hand embroidered with cotton thread. Her cheeks are a little bit pink. She's stuffed with washable polyfill.
Fern comes wearing a linen dress in a soft shade of lavender gray, and organic cotton underwear.
Fern comes in a reusable cloth bag, perfumed with a lavender sachet.
- 14" tall
- Materials: organic cotton jersey, linen, polyfill
- Hand wash, air dry
Hazel Village started in 2010 as a creative project by maker and designer Jan Van Cleef. One day she made a toy that she would have liked as a child out of scraps in the front room of her apartment in Brooklyn. She started making more for friends and started listing her dolls on Etsy, each with its own little outfit and back story. In the years since, she has expanded her business by finding responsible makers and never sacrificing heirloom quality at a reasonable price. Hazel Village is named after the American Hazelnut tree: a source of delicious nuts, magical divining rods, useful twigs for basketry, and food for caterpillars.