Welcome to Maryke Dolls.
This shop comes after nearly ten years of sewing a variety of items to sell, from accessories to toys to clothing to embroidery--until finally I had to ask myself, "Where should I focus? What makes my heart sing? What do I truly love to do?" The answer has always been making dolls and telling stories.
I've named this venture "Maryke," after my grandmother, and Maryke also happens to be my middle name and the middle name of my oldest daughter. It's a reminder to me of the timelessness that heirloom dolls possess, as well as the stories we all hold inside us. The things we pass from one generation to the next tell us who we are and what we value. I have always treasured childlike wonder, and the notion that even as we grow up, the world still holds a bit of magic.