About Me

nathalie amiel

Hi, I'm Nathalie Amiel

I’m an artist and stay-at-home mommy of six beautiful children. I’ve been crocheting, knitting, and crafting for as long as I can remember.

It was my oldest son who introduced me to social media and the endless possibilities and opportunities that come with it. While discovering the different ‘aspects’ I also felt there was a need to create dolls that are unique and different, just as we all are. I believe every single person deserves to be represented.

Over the past 5 years, I have made thousands of precious dolls, they have traveled around the world to reach their destinations and bring love and hugs to their new friends. I specialize in creating look-alike dolls and make sure to capture everyone’s specific spirit and character, taking extra care when I create dolls for people with special needs because I know this will be the only time they will find a doll that looks just like them.

Many Miles of Yarn...

Each doll takes at least 12 hours, many miles of yarn, and thousands of loving stitches to create. All fabrics and materials are carefully chosen by me, to ensure an heirloom quality product that can be cherished for years and generations to come.

Every one of my creations is made with so much love and joy, care and warmth and attention to the smallest details. I feel so grateful for the wonderful opportunity I have to reach out and share my precious creations with the world.

 

For a really long time I have been dreaming about reaching out even more and I finally succeeded in making this dream come true. I’ve found the most wonderful organization; SINASRA, who provide life saving care for people living with albinism in Africa. 

Teaming up with SINASRA

1 doll=1 life saving skin test

 In Africa, living with albinism can be a death sentence. Adults, teenagers but especially children and infants, can fall victim to brutal attacks.and are at serious risk of contracting skin cancer. People with oculocutaneous albinism have little or no pigment in their hair, skin and eyes; thus they are visually impaired and extremely sensitive to the damaging effect of the sun.. Aside from the health implications of albinism, there are also significant sociocultural risks. The impacts of albinism are particularly serious in areas that associate albinism with legend and folklore, leading to hate, fear and discrimination. In regions of Africa those with albinism are often assaulted and sometimes killed for their body parts for use in witchcraft-related rites or to make ‘lucky’ charms.

 

SINASRA‘s primary concern is the survival of people especially children with albinism, ensuring their livelihood and offering them a fair standard of living. The supply of protective clothing, sunscreen and dissemination of relevant information is aimed at preventing sun-related cancer, its complications and early death.

Visit SINASRA.com to learn more about how you can help.