My name is Louise Shaw and I live with my boyfriend Mark and my dog Oscar in Beverley, East Yorkshire, England.
I am the designer and maker of one of a kind handmade dolls, each doll and there little outfits are individually hand crafted by me from start to finish, giving every doll a personality and soul. Each doll has facial features that are hand embroidered giving each one a special and unique look, their limbs are movable and their arms are button jointed. I use the best quality thick interlock cotton for their skin, I use hand dyed wool for their hair and I pick out the best fabric I can find and select those individually for each dolls personality. I also like to knit and crochet for each one.
Using techniques drawing on traditional European doll making, its appearance is intentionally simple in order to allow the child playing with it to improve or strengthen imagination and creativity. For instance, it has no facial expression. Its legs and arms are flexible, allowing natural postures.