I am the owner and the Artist/Creator of the Whimsical Primitive Doll Pattern Designs that you will see here on the website.
I've been crafting since I was a young teenager. At first I would create items for myself, friends and family. Then later on, while my husband was in the military, I began to branch out and start selling at the Craft Shows and Bazaars and at one time had a small shop on the military base in the BX building.
Then in 1997 I became very ill with several diseases and illnesses which took me away from my crafting passion. In June 1998 I was diagnosed with AML Leukemia. I had a few rounds of chemo which put me into a temporary remission just long enough to get me to a Bone Marrow Transplant. In October 1998 I received my new Bone Marrow that we hoped would save me from this horrible disease. By the grace of God I am still here today.
After all that it took me many years to get back on my feet and feel like crafting again. Once again, I slowly started crafting for myself, my friends and my family. As the years pasted I started to gain a little more energy and wanted to broaden my horizons. So, twice a year I began selling at a couple of local Craft Shows & Fairs.
A few years later I started getting into designing my own Whimsical Primitive Dolls. I began by just creating them and selling them, but then it dawned on me that others might enjoy making them as well. So, I decided to start selling the Patterns along with the handmade finished designs at the local shows. To my surprise the Patterns were a huge success!
At this point it was time to start selling online so that I could reach more people and keep up with today's technology and convenience of shopping from home or anywhere for that matter.
Thus, Gingerberry Creek was born!
Jon has been with Gingerberry Creek since the beginning in 2012. He is our Graphic Designer, Technical Support Advisor and helps pretty much wherever he is needed. His presence is wonderful and integral to the company process.
Elizabeth joined the Gingerberry Creek family in 2017. She assists with sorting and packaging products along with printing, processing and shipping orders. She is very thorough and such a pleasure to be around each day.