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Some Things You Might Want to Know About Me...

  • I’ve been making dolls and soft toys as a hobby since the late 1980s.  It was very trendy back then and I’m working to make it trendy again.

  • My first Embroidery Machine around 2005 was a Viking Husqvarna Rose. Wish I still had it.

  • In 2009 I began digitizing dolls and tiny doll clothes for my embroidery machine because nobody else was doing it.  It was just a hobby for me at that time. 

  • I spent 15 years in the tech industry as an engineer,  tech writer, project manager and customer service expert.  I mostly worked on wireless communications like cell phones & wireless internet. Machines are my friends.

  • I love Sci-Fi conventions and Rennaissance fairs.  And costumes.

  • I was a huge NeRd before it was cool.  And also, I love science.

  • Speaking of Science, I learned to teach while working at a Science Museum, in costume, sometimes making things explode.  

  • Oklahoma City is where I was born and where I live now, but I spent nearly 20 years in the Chicago/Southern Wisconsin area and still visit friends there.

  • I love animals, even when they mess up my house.

  • There is a magic in dollmaking that other crafts do not offer and making dolls has carried me through some rough times.  Now I hope my designs can do the same for others.


I'm available for teaching or lectures, both live or online.  You can get more info on my Hire Me page. 

Hey Folks!

My name is Luci and I’m the one-woman-show at Ballyhoo Creations where I design dolls and other cloth characters for sewing or embroidery machines.   It is truly a joy for me to design fun characters and share them with you.

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