Khadil (pronounced 'cuddle') dolls and illustrations are made to inspire and empower our inner child - made not just for kids but also for us ‘big kids’ at heart who still need a little comfort and reminder now again that we are loved and never alone. Khadil dolls are made from all natural materials so they are themselves honoring and connecting us to nature, the ultimate comforter.
My little studio is in Christchurch, New Zealand, where I sew each doll on a foot-treadle Singer sewing machine, and every doll is created totally unique - just like each of us! I love creating dolls and illustrations that inspire and delight the hearts of others - the world can sometimes feel a little overwhelming and a moment of stillness or connection within can get us through. It's very important for me to empower girls and women through my creations - I want that every girl know that her power and magnificence lies within her.