It was a warm Autumn day here in Brisbane, Australia when I had rang Katie to discuss the design brief for her upcoming bespoke order. She had chosen the Uniquely Yours Bespoke Doll for her daughter, Alessandra, to commemorate her upcoming christening.
Katie was so easy to talk with. I had a sense of connection with her from the very first “Hello” and to this day I still remember the excitement I felt to be making this special keepsake for darling Alessandra. What an honour it was to be asked to share in a moment so special.
Over the next few weeks I waited with anticipation to receive some photos to replicate from. The moment they arrived, I was in love! The cutest little darling in the most amazing dress – I could picture her doll in my mind’s eye already. She was going to be amazing!
I sourced endlessly for the perfect materials. This process took longer than initially anticipated - who knew it would be such a challenge to locate the perfect shade of salmon pink satin?! I was so appreciative of Katie’s patience during this time, the smallest of details were important to both of us.
The day came that she was finally finished. The moment I held her, looked at her as a whole – I just sighed and remembered feeling so proud. What a moment! A sense of fulfillment and joy encompassed me and I just couldn’t move my gaze from her.
Most will just see a beautiful doll, however I see the love over many hours, over many months, to perfection. Not one stitch out of place, not one detail missed.
It was the greatest honor to be entrusted with such a special creation, and she will forever be in my heart.
Words from Katie:
Lou .. this was truly a labour of love for you and me and now look at her she is simply BEAUTIFUL . It fills my heart with so much love looking at her as you have captured the moment of her christening perfectly and I have this to always remember that moment and how special it was I cannot thank you enough for your dedication and patience in what was a very long journey but oh so so worth it .. I truly am in love.