April Tate's Profile
Toys are in my blood! When I was really little, I dreamed of designing new Strawberry Shortcake doll characters...who wouldn't want a doll named Honey Dew Melon? Or Dewberry? :) I also drew ridiculous children's books about a broken doll and played "craft show" in the laundry room. I'd like to think I've come full circle, back to my first love - handmade toys.
I come from a long line of artists, builders, and makers. In fact, my handmade toy business is named after my family's construction company.
I recently visited my parents' home and was surprised to find a forgotten cache of handmade vintage rag dolls that I must have played with when I was little. I had forgotten all about them, but somehow my love of handcrafted rag dolls had lingered. When I finally made my first rag doll, it was like magic. It came out perfectly the first...
- Joined December 30, 2009