What did you do?
I began making dolls during Covid as a fun hobby with my family. Then, I decided to make saint dolls. I began to give them as gifts and soon people were placing orders.
I work hard to donate either part of my earnings or a doll for every sale. I pray a rosary with my family for every recipient and am always adding new saints to my shop. The dolls have been given for birthdays, First Communion, Confirmation, Baptism, Easter, and Christmas gifts. The feeling of seeing a little girl holding her doll at Mass is priceless.
What organization recognized the achievement?
My mom is a SoulCore Leader (the prayers of the Rosary paired with functional exercise and stretching) and they reached out to sell my dolls on their website. When they posted it on their Instagram page, all of a sudden, my Etsy shop (3girlsdolls) gained a ton of traffic.
How did homeschooling help you achieve your goal?
This is such a neat business because I can work (sew) while listening to an online class, and I am free to work on my dolls at any hour of the day. Homeschooling has allowed me to explore new saints and then create those dolls as well.
What are your interests?
In my spare time I ride and train barrel horses, sew and spend time with my family. We raise lambs, bernedoodle pups, have goats, horses, and chickens!
What are you inspired to do with your life?
I hope to train and breed barrel horses. I also hope to be a wife and mother, and one day homeschool, my own children. I plan to continue making and selling my dolls as well.
What are your favorite subjects and why?
I really enjoy any math that deals with personal finances. I also love learning about the history of our faith and the saints.
The photo was taken by SoulCore for their website. It is a picture of me and my horse, Amadeo, as well as one of the dolls I make. This Blessed Virgin Mary doll has a removable crown so the recipient can crown Mary!
My shop is 3girlsdolls on Etsy.