Hello and welcome to my online Lair! I am Tracy, D. Gourdess at your service.
Here in the Lairboratory, I handcraft dolls made from hard shell gourds. These dolls are infused with love, warm fuzzies, and giggles. The giggle infusion is from my habit of giggling a lot while I’m making them. There’s also a good dollop of whimsy tossed in because who couldn’t use a skosh of extra whimsy in life? Touchstone Dolls are more than a pretty face to admire and collect. They are a doorway to that bigger, grander, YOU that is full of silly, love, and happy.
Now, a few words from the dolls:
“Hello and how do you do? We wanted to make sure that you knew a few things if you were thinking of adopting us.
- We love to be gently held once in a while. We will sit nicely on a shelf, but please do hold us once in a while.
- We love to have our hair gently stroked (very gently of course).
- We love when you break out in a huge smile when you gaze at us. We’ll smile right back at you. Every. Single. Time.
- We are not playthings. If you are thinking of adopting us for a wee one, please make sure they know not to play roughly. Of course they can hold us gently as long as it’s supervised. We love to watch over wee ones.
- We don’t mind one whit it if you talk to us. In fact, we rather enjoy it. Who knows? We just might answer you.
Most importantly, we want you to remember how special you are. How wonderful you are. And, that life is supposed to be fun, magical, and chuck-a-buck full of joy. That’s our big purpose, our mission. It’s what we were created to do.”
They are three ways to purchase dolls, made-to-order, pre-made, or customized designed.
PRE-MADE & MADE-TO-ORDER dolls are HERE. along with made-to-order doll styles.
I also can create a custom design just for you or a loved one. For a customized doll, please contact me HERE to work out the deets.
All dolls are signed, dated and include a Certificate of Authenticity.
Do you know someone dealing with hair loss due to disease, age, or chemotherapy treatment? Then let me introduce you to the customizable made to order Beautiful Love Gourdess.
She is designed remind our fellow SiStars that we SEE and KNOW who they are: bodacious, gorgeous and beautiful.
$15.00 of all sales are donated. To find out more about this special doll, please click HERE
Lastly, you can take a peek at my past works by checking out The Gourdfolio. You’ll find many lively dolls, a few scrumptious gourd critters, vases and all sorts of gourdish things.
“Take the obvious,
add a cupful of brains,
a generous pinch of imagination,
a bucketful of courage and daring,
stir well and bring to a boil.”
~ Bernard Mannes Baruch