Hi there! Pleased to meet you!
My name is Tinkerbell and I’m the doll behind the blog.
Now let me introduce you to my blogging partner and human companion, Amanda!
About the author:
Hello, fellow collectors and crafters! I’m Amanda—the maker, toy reviewer, and content creator for Pixie Dust Dolls! For those who are curious, here are a few brief facts about me:
- First and foremost, I’m a Christian.
- I’m a proud American.
- I’m an animal lover who prefers spending time with my horse and cats over people.
- I’m a self-taught seamstress, computer whiz, graphic designer, and all around DIY-er.
- I have a weakness for fairy tales and superheros.
- I’m a stay-at-home-daughter–which is a polite way of saying that I’m disabled and (gasp) still live with my parents.
Yep, that pretty well sums me up! My life is simple and I like it that way.
No, I do not agree that the only way to be a hero is to boycott Barbie, don a jacket with pants, and join the rat race. I believe that I’m perfectly able to achieve my dreams right here in my own home. Some might see this and label me “too girly” or “introverted”, but I prefer to call it nonconformity.
The fact that I prefer spending time with my horse and designing doll dresses does not make me a backward hillbilly. So what if I don’t have a degree in computer engineering? It doesn’t make me any less intelligent or an advocate of equal rights than a woman who does. She may find her creative outlet in building software, but I find mine by making miniature objects and silently communicating with a 1,000-pound animal.
Being disabled at a young age has shown me how important it is to be yourself and not care how modern-day society labels you. There is nothing wrong with your wardrobe consisting only of varying shades of pink, and it’s okay to be 20 years old and still have a few childhood treasures on display.
Society has indoctrinated us with false research saying a woman must break glass ceilings to be great, but I believe success is measured in happiness, not power. Sometimes being successful is as simple as doing what you love with the people you love.
So, I hope you’ll join me, an ordinary girl who sees the magic in little things, as I create neat stuff and write my own fairy tale.
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