“Hello, I’m Kate.
I’ve been creating dolls for a number years now and am lucky enough to sell them all over the world. Here's my story ...
I started my career working in advertising and eventually, I started my own agency. It was fast paced with long hours, and I was constantly stressed!
When my two daughters were born and I had to find a way to balance having a job and be present in my children's upbringing.
While on maternity, I decided to create something for my daughters. I wanted to make something that could become a memento of their childhood. Thinking back on my own mementos, I only have a rotten old cuddly teddy bear to draw upon!
So I chose to create a doll. After searching, I couldn't find any ready-made dolls that I liked. Most I found were plastic, mass produced and very similar to each other.
I wanted to make a doll that was safe, pleasant to touch, yet modern at the same time. I also realised I preferred the Waldorf (also known as Steiner) style of dolls. The doll's appearance is intentionally simple in order to allow children to develop their imagination and creative play.
After many days of sewing, my first doll was created and the truth is, it was terrible, but at least the kids liked it!
For me, sewing a doll way for me to drive away thoughts of returning to my old job, so I began to sew more and began to find it more interesting and was able to improve my skills (and my dolls).
My husband published their photos on Facebook and it turned out that his friends liked the dolls. Unexpectedly, orders started to flow in and the people I made the dolls passed showed their friends.
I started sewing in mid-2016, and since 2019 I have been here creating Lullu Dolls. When I started my adventure I didn't think I'd end up sewing dolls for people all over the world. Collectors now ask when I'll make another completely new doll to be able to buy it. It's still a strange dream to me!
Thank you very much for this adventure and the chance to realise a completely new chapter in my life. I also hope that, knowing my story, you will believe that each of my dolls has a piece of my heart that I put into its sewing.