Alisa Designs is a one-woman craft business that was born out of a love for making things with hands. Alisa Designs makes and sells handmade clothes and accessories for fashion dolls, Disney Animator dolls and baby dolls, warm and comfortable teddy bear, dog and cat mittens, baby cardigans, mittens, slippers, bienies, pacifier chains, toys and blankets, soft toys , play foods, mobile phone cases, mittens, children's wool socks, adult slippers, beanies and mittens, as well as various seasonal products such as reflectors, fake wasp nests and Christmas tree decorations. The products are Alisa Designs' own collection, the implementation of which has partially utilized recycled materials. I also make handmade products to order.
In the design of Alisa Designs' products, one of the main ideas is well-being. For example, when designing and making doll clothes, I considered the importance of play in a child's growth. When I'm making twiddle muffs, I use emotional memories and their importance in the well-being of a memory sufferer. I will tell more about the stories behind the products in the blog posts on this page.
Alisa Designs started its operations in the fall of 2019. In the name of the company, Alisa is an abbreviation of my first name. Designs, on the other hand, indicates that the products for sale are Alisa Designs' own collection and the products are unique: no two similar products are completely identical to each other.
The basis for the initial product selection had been formed in previous years. I had made doll clothes, mittens, fake wasp nests and baby accessories as gifts, for sale at fairs and to order even before founding Alisa Designs. With the founding of the company, the product range has expanded.
At fairs and by order, I have sold, for example, lace angels, which are also planned to be included in Alisa designs' product range. I also have other ideas for new products based on my previous crafts. The product range could include, for example, individual children's knitwear and tiny fairy houses made to decorate the garden.
Time will tell in which direction the product range will develop. Only your imagination is the limit to what you can do with your hands!
On the product pages you can find more information about Alisa Designs products and the stories behind the products. The website also has a blog where I write about topics related to products, handicrafts or other products.
Welcome to get to know the products and the stories behind them!
I am Anna-Liisa Lämsä, the founder of Alisa Designs and also the designer and implementer of the products.
I have a doctorate in education, an educational psychologist, a teacher of psychology and educational subjects, a work ability coordinator and a day nurse. My educational background can also be seen in craft business as a pedagogy and more generally in thinking related to well-being and its support.
For example, the design of doll clothes is based on the idea of the importance of role-play in children's growth. Through play, children deal with their relationship with the world around them, whether it's about thinking about different professions and roles or, for example, dealing with thoughts and feelings related to the corona pandemic and/or their own or a loved one's illness. I have taken into account the development stages of children in the manufacture of products, also in terms of product safety and the easy wearability of both children's accessories and doll clothes.
Toys and accessories aimed at children are the basis of Alisa Designs' product range. However, the selection also includes accessories and other products for adults. In them, well-being thinking is reflected in the material choices: the double mittens are warm, the silk alpaca beanies are non-itchy and the bamboo cotton slippers feel pleasant on the feet. The hopping muffs, on the other hand, give the restless hands of a memory sufferer something to do, and the landscape muffs bring back emotional memories. False wasp nests keep wasps out of places where they are not wanted. This is of great importance, especially for those allergic to wasp stings. By keeping wasps away, e.g. from the porch, balcony, playhouse and near the front door, the safety and comfort of outdoor spaces can also be increased more generally.
Alisa Designs products are designed and made by me. Of course, I got ideas for them from products made by others. Other people's products or the customer's wishes serve as a starting point. From that point on, I thought about how to implement the product myself, whether it was about the customer's wishes related to order work or my own product ideas.
Making things with my hands has been my hobby since childhood. Due to my hobby, the profession of craft teacher was one of the careers suggested to me in my youth. I did become a teacher, but not a craft teacher. However, crafts remained a beloved pastime. I made clothes for myself and my husband and especially for our boys when they were little. I also made some clothes for the children of relatives and friends. Over the years, I have made several Fashion Doll outfits and baby outfit sets. On that side, the idea of a craft business developed.
Alisa Designs has more than 200 fashion doll outfits, clothes for bigger dolls, soft toys, mittens, baby gifts, swaddle muffs and an expanding selection of other products for immediate shipping to customers. In addition, I make products to order, designing the products from the customer's wishes. As a rule, I get the ordered products ready for shipment within a week of the order. A small delay can be caused if the necessary materials are not immediately available, but I have to order them.
Contact us if you would like a product that is not yet in the selection. You can find one soon :)
I work as a craft entrepreneur for the love of crafts. Every product is made with love and care with customer satisfaction in mind.
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