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My name is toni Kelly & I'm a stay@home mom. About 14 years ago, I was needing some me time & started playing around with a glue gun. My grandmother passed away around that time.
While helping my mom clean out my grandmother's closet, I had an "Aha!" moment - I started reflecting on what a special & positive woman my grandmother was. I guess just seeing all of her things all together like that just really left an impression on me. I ended up inheriting a vast collection of costume jewelry, etc...

With my newfound inspiration, I started incorporating bits & pieces of her belongings into my creations; that led to me starting Sugar Cookie Dolls & Jewels -in honor of my grandma Cookie.

In the summer of 2005, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. That experience gave my creations a new focus; it also made me want to yell...GET A…

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  • Born on February 16
  • Joined March 4, 2008

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paper clay, yarn, felt, wool roving, tulle, ribbon, paint, sea shells, vintage trinkets, vintage Christmas ornaments

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My name is toni Kelly & I'm a stay@home mom. About 14 years ago, I was needing some me time & started playing around with a glue gun. My grandmother passed away around that time.
While helping my mom clean out my grandmother's closet, I had an "Aha!" moment - I started reflecting on what a special & positive woman my grandmother was. I guess just seeing all of her things all together like that just really left an impression on me. I ended up inheriting a vast collection of costume jewelry, etc...

With my newfound inspiration, I started incorporating bits & pieces of her belongings into my creations; that led to me starting Sugar Cookie Dolls & Jewels -in honor of my grandma Cookie.

In the summer of 2005, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. That experience gave my creations a new focus; it also made me want to yell...GET A MAMMOGRAM!!! Some of my creations are wearing a sash ribbon to represent breast cancer awareness, some are wearing a party hat to remind us to celebrate our life, some wear a tiara to remind us that we are important and special.

I have always had such a fondness for the 40's and also the pin-up girl look. I also love the vintage, retro and shabby chic look and it is certainly reflected in my creations.

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