Getting more creative

I’ve been sick lately which has forced me to slow down on a few time sensitive things such as poster and media, designs, target dates.. it was getting to be a bit much. I guess this cold is somewhat of a double edged sword.

I get a lot of questions about my dolls. I used to be really stand-off-ish with everyone because I really wasn’t confident in my work. Like most artists I know we are our own worst critic but it wasn’t until the last 3 years that I finally let go and embraced what I’ve learned and continue to learn about my craft.

For the next part of my journey I’ve decided to get a little more artsy fartsy. Now this won’t be just a road of making and selling dolls, I’ll be documenting more if my personal journey as an artist. So let’s begin tonight.

It’s 1:43am and I’m waiting for the paint to dry while watching Netflix on my iPad. The house is nice and quiet and there’s only one light coming from my desk lamp. It actually reminds me of my childhood. When I was in either grade 1 or 2, I loved the Disney version of Pinocchio. There was a picture of Geppetto working in his workshop at night looking up at the sky wishing for Pinocchio. Haha I guess it’s eerily very similar. This took s very strange turn. Maybe it’s the paint fumes 🤷🏻‍♀️

More soon!SS


My Happy Place

I’ve been going to my “Happy Place” almost every weekend and I fall more and more in love with it. It’s one thing to support my art, but it’s another thing to receive the equal, if not more, support I have had lately.

My dolls are on display at MacPherson Arts & Crafts and I’m so excited!

I can’t explain how happy I’ve been too! My customers have given me amazing feedback and it’s such a gratuitous feeling to know that my art is helping people.

I’ve also seen many new artists’ work and children to adults are very intrigued by what I do. Yes, I am excited about the talent that has emerged from the love of baby dolls. As a Canadian woman, the joy of being able to go to a physical store that is the largest brick and mortar store in North America is something to be proud of. Every time I go to it I feel like a kid in a candy store!

I can look at any doll kit, supplies, clothes, etc all in one day. In this world of online shopping it’s such a relief that it is possible to shop and physically know what I’m buying. Since I’m very impatient it also makes getting the things I need instantly. I don’t have to wait for my order and stalk my tracking numbers.

It’s nice to know that my Happy Place is just around the corner.

I’ve made some vlogs lately so check them out on my YouTube channel so you can see the what the store looks like.

I love it so much!

Vlog #15 Doll Central


So much is happening

I couldn’t wait to update you on my new events and projects I’ve been working on.  As an entrepreneurial spirit, I have dabbling in all kinds of fabulous businesses.  It’s true what they say about business.  You have to find what you love and the rest will fall in place.  My life events have changed me so much, as simple as it may be, positivity breeds positivity and negativity breeds negativity.  After breaking free from negative influences I have received so much love and positivity.  I love my life so much that I can’t wait to share pieces of me and what I love.

I’ve been involved with many organizations and I feel the need to give back to my community who have helped me so much throughout all my trials.

I’ve been making reborn dolls for 7 years since I saw my first reborn doll.  As a huge doll enthusiast I loved how I could turn blank vinyl into a realistic looking doll.  Now, before you freak out, you have to understand.  These are art pieces, 3D art so to speak, just like people would display a porcelain doll or a limited edition Barbie doll.  I researched and practised different techniques and developed my own style as artists do in any medium.  Over the years there have been many people who love them, hate them.. but one thing in common with these opinions is that these dolls are intriguing.

These dolls look and feel like real dolls, most love them and some are fearful of them lol.  I’m proud of my work and the joy and smiles they give to people.  This community isn’t hurting anyone, these dolls are bringing joy to those that love them.  In that same respect, I have seen how much this helps people with Alzheimer’s and Autistic people.  I sent some dolls to a friend and her mother who live in the United States.  Her mother has Alzheimer’s and through FaceTime (gotta love technology) she saw the dolls I was making and her eyes lit up.  Before I sent the doll to her, she had already picked out a name.  When the doll finally arrived, my friend FaceTimed me to show the unboxing.  There are no words to describe how happy her mother was.  I had tears when I saw that kind of joy in her eyes.  Since her doll’s arrival, she changes the doll every day and her family even participates by taking pictures with the doll.  It was then that I saw the positivity of this artwork and how it can touch people and they are quite therapeutic.

These dolls help people with many ailments such as those who cannot have children, PTSD, bipolar, people with physical disabilities, Alzheimer’s and Autism as I stated above.  There’s just something about holding these baby dolls that changes their mindset even distract them from the difficulties of their illnesses.  Recently, they have been noted as an actual therapy for these conditions.  I am now dedicated to spreading the word and showing how positive this art can be for so many.  My hobby has now become my mission to share what they can do and how I can help.

I will be having small events throughout this year leading to a large scaled international event dedicated to Alzheimer’s and Autistic Awareness.  My goal is to hold the event in May 2018.  I have discussed this with many people from many different countries and they are all excited.  Many have asked me to start a funding page because they wanted to show their support.  I was a little hesitant at first, but in reflecting on my goal I felt that if my friends couldn’t attend the event this is how they  wanted to help and support.  To be clear, I will be holding this event using my own income because I am driven and motivated to make this happen.  As per request, I will make a FaceBook page to share the progress as this event unfolds.  This is very exciting and challenging but I love what I do and I love this cause.

I do have a link to my current FB page under Punkie Pie Babies which has all the information listed there until the event page is made.

This will be my major focus for 2017 and I can’t wait to share my progress.

Much love to all



MacPherson Crafts: An exciting journey


A few weeks ago, I took a 25 minute drive to visit MacPherson Crafts located in St. Marys, Ontario.  For those who love dolls and crafts, you would feel how I felt.. Like I was entering Wonderland!  As I trekked my way through the store the more excited I got.  Being a doll maker in various mediums for over 10 years, I finally found my favourite medium, Reborning Dolls.

The process of reborning dolls is very lengthy, using Genesis Heat Paint or Air Dry Paints, I paint layer upon layer to recreate realism in the skin and details that you would find on a real baby.  The joy I see when people see my work is more than a pay off for me.  From painting the vinyl to stuffing the cloth body and dressing the doll I enjoy the process and the transformation of what I create.


While I was there, I had the pleasure of meeting the owner of MacPherson Crafts, Brenda Neufeld.  Her kindness and welcoming presence kept me in the store for hours.  She not only knew everything about reborning, but she has managed to expand her store to make room for the hundreds of doll sculpts she has available onsite and online.

I browsed through the store finding all the tools that I use to create each doll.  A reborn artist has their own idea in mind with each of the sculpts they work on.  No two artists are alike therefore making these dolls one of a kind and collectible.

It can take weeks to finish each doll and it is very therapeutic for me.  These dolls are also made for children with Autism and people with Alzheimer’s disease, among many other therapy uses.

As the cold Canadian winter approaches I’m ready to “hibernate” and paint as many dolls as I can.  Time to stock up on doll making supplies and I am excited for my next visit to this fabulous store.