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Hello

My name is Cindy Markovcy, I'm the Chief Doll Maker and designer at Homespun from the Heart. 

I am a mom and entrepreneur working out of my home studio doing what I love most.  My kitchen counters always have tea stain on them and there is usually a pile of doll bodies to be finished; I am working at least 2 seasons ahead and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world! 

 

My designs have been published in Create & Decorate magazine, featured in various online e-zines and publications; I have a pattern line of 150 and growing! The patterns you see have been created since 2004 and I add new ones each year.  You can find Homespun from the Heart dolls on Etsy, this website, at juried craft shows and in stores.  Being a small business owner gives me the freedom and flexibility to adapt to new venues easily! Thanks for reading a little bit about our story.

My Story

I began sewing in the Girl Scouts as a young girl, just so I could earn my sewing badge. I remember my first work was a lumpy felt pillow shaped like an elephant which I think my mom still has! My first sewing machine was given to me by my parents many years later and I started experimenting and making home items like pillows and tree skirts.

 

A few people saw my work and asked to buy it; soon after that, I was making work to sell and doing craft shows as a hobby while working full-time in the Corporate World. During that time, I was online and saw the beautiful primitive dolls going for auction. I fell in love with dolls all over again and knew I needed to make some (after all, I still love to play with them!). In April of 2004 and with lots of encouragement from my husband, I decided to start my own website and Homespun from the Heart was born. 

Contact

Thank you for shopping and supporting my small business! If you have any questions, please contact me.