Meet the Maker

 

Hello, I'm happy you've stumbled across my handmade shop! Let me introduce myself. I'm a Canadian/Australian mum, maker and writer currently residing in the Okanagan with my young family. I have spent the past four years pouring my heart into honing my craft and designing patterns that bring handcrafted, sustainable heirlooms to life for adults and children worldwide.

As a child, I spent my days in the woods creating imaginary worlds, drawing pictures for friends, taking sewing lessons, and reading any book I crossed paths with. It seems I spent my childhood preparing for this new venture, and it is wonderful to revisit those magical early years at this stage of my life. I sincerely hope my creations, both big and small, capture your heart and bring a slice of magic to your corner of the world.

All of my doll patterns are original, drafted and perfected by myself. It often takes months of dreaming, long nights of prototypes and a little frustration in the studio to get everything right. I pour a lot of thought into the safety, sustainability, aesthetic and function of each item I produce, whether it's a doll for a young child or one that is destined for a collector. 

We live in a world that needs us to slow down and care about sustainability. Not just for ourselves, but for our children and our grandchildren. That is why supporting earth friendly practices as a textile artist is so crucial to me. From using remnants from fellow small shops, to buying OEKO-Tex and GOTS certified fabrics, and sourcing thrifted, vintage fabrics. It all matters. I spend hours carefully hand selecting materials with the earth in mind, so that when you buy a doll you can take pride that it's been made with our children's future in mind. 

A large amount of my non-vintage materials are purchased from local farms (wool and yarn), local shops, and Canadian small shops. I truly believe in the benefits of supporting small business and supporting handmade through my personal and business purchases. So please know your investment doesn't end here. It benefits so many families.