Made to Bee loved!
I specialize in making soft-bodied dolls and animals using an embroidery machine. Some of my dolls are handmade from original Dolls and Daydreams Pattern (dollsanddaydreams.com/), while other dolls and animals are made by combining sewing and embroidery patterns to form an original design. Using this hybrid contemporary -traditional method of doll construction, I can customize my own versions, celebrating diversity in doll making as an art form.
My purpose is to provide a quality, handmade heirloom that will be cherished for generations. They are "made to bee loved"!
When visiting Kentucky, stop by the Kentucky Artisan Center (www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov/) to purchase Worker Bee dolls and animals or shop online in my etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/WorkerBeeSewingCo
I am sincerely honored to have been selected as one of nine artists from across the commonwealth for Kentucky Crafted, the Kentucky Arts Council's adjudicated program that provides assistance to Kentucky visual and craft artists through marketing and promotional opportunities and business training. I feel validated as a craft artist, and I am excited to be an ambassador for the Kentucky Arts Council. I will join more than 360 visual and craft artists in the Kentucky Crafted Directory for 2019!
In our busy bee world of high tech gadgets and gizmos there still lies a special place in our hearts for soft bodied dolls and animals. Just give one a hug and you are sure to feel the love that was put into each one. My dolls are created one at-a-time using an embroidery machine to add details, a sewing machine to attach limbs, and just my two hands to stuff with poly-fill and sew closed. These soft imaginary companions can offer comfort and security to children and bring back fond memories for adults.
....Made to Bee loved!
“When I heard I was juried into the Kentucky Crafted Program, I was ecstatic!,” said Teresa. “The business training and marketing opportunities are so important to a new artist like me.”
CLick on the Custom Portfolio Tab (at the top of the page) to visit the custom Gallery
Miss Phryne Fisher -Australian Murder Mystery Private Detective (Book/tv Character)
Click on Memory Creations in the above menu to view animals made from very special family garments!
Jointed 3D Elephant made from Grandfather's suit and shirt material. Machine and hand sewed with machine embroidered name of great grandchild.
Glow-in-the-dark thread used on the skulls! Custom Team colors available.
Baby your baby!
Personalize that special animal for the new baby!
Matching onesie's, hats, bibs, or a custom doll made just for you!
This Whimsical DoDo Bird was made as a reminder that species are in danger of extinction today. He is so plush! Hat is removable.
For Cancer Awareness Month: Survivor Doll and Her Chemo Buddies! Available to purchase at Berea Makers Market Nov. 17th 11:00-5:00
African-American Hall of Fame Jockey
Isaac Burns Murphy (1861 - 1896) is one of the greatest riders in American Thoroughbred horse racing history. Murphy won three Kentucky Derbies.
Being a proud Kentuckian, I wanted to create a doll that commemorates an award winning jockey. No one represents this better than Isaac Murphy. He changed the thoroughbred horse racing industry with his racing strategies and intellect. I was delighted to discover that he rode upright in the saddle and used soft words to encourage the horse on. He was the first to pace a horse and when in position, sprint to the finish line. It was also noted that he believed in an honest race. Other jockeys would study his techniques. I strongly believe that his success also gained him many jealous enemies.
At the end of his career, he was poisoned and accused of being drunk. He was suspended from racing for being intoxicated and when his popularity decreased, he was forced into retirement. He died of pneumonia and was forgotten for many years.
Wishing you a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!
CleopatraMade in Collaboration with Bluegrass Beads and Bling
Custom Poem Pillow.