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I am Sonoma County native mother of two and I sit behind the label Mend by Ruby Grace. I began my doll making ventures when I taught myself to sew to make a doll for my daughter. I then realized my passion when I started mixing vintage textiles with modern fabrics, frothy trims, and whimsical crotched pieces. My budding label found a home on Etsy, and in a local children’s boutique Sweet Pea located in Cotati California where I now have a studio.

I spends my time gracefully juggling motherhood and my growing business. Though it is nice to be able to create dolls that come from my imagination Mend has thrived on custom orders from all over the world Australia to England, New York to Los Angeles. Dolls made to look like daughters, dolls in favorite colors, dolls with dogs and cats and elephants, dolls with sisters, dolls for sisters and brothers all sorts. Any idea or thought…

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  • Born on April 22
  • Joined May 21, 2011

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Vintage buttons, handkerchief, crotchet bits, minky, felt, retro fabric, steampunk gears, vintage trim, repurposed belts, repurposed vintage fabric, vintage retro patches, vintage retro linens

About

I am Sonoma County native mother of two and I sit behind the label Mend by Ruby Grace. I began my doll making ventures when I taught myself to sew to make a doll for my daughter. I then realized my passion when I started mixing vintage textiles with modern fabrics, frothy trims, and whimsical crotched pieces. My budding label found a home on Etsy, and in a local children’s boutique Sweet Pea located in Cotati California where I now have a studio.

I spends my time gracefully juggling motherhood and my growing business. Though it is nice to be able to create dolls that come from my imagination Mend has thrived on custom orders from all over the world Australia to England, New York to Los Angeles. Dolls made to look like daughters, dolls in favorite colors, dolls with dogs and cats and elephants, dolls with sisters, dolls for sisters and brothers all sorts. Any idea or thought made tangible, it is the driving source behind Mends success.

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