My name is Filipa, and I’m a Portuguese girl living in London. I live with my husband, our three children and our cat Midnight. I have a degree in Arts, but I have worked as a commercial manager at a bank for eight years. Three years ago, I decided to quit my job and follow my husband on a new adventure in London. I always loved dolls and used to collect Barbies. Being a dolly lover my subjects of Instagram and Pinterest searches were related to dollies. That’s how I found DollyTreasures account and fell completely in love with the custom Blythe world. I remember that it was a picture of one of her Vainilladolly girls. I messaged Eileen asking where I could buy these dolls. She answered that these were Blythe dolls customized by artists and that I could find them on eBay and Etsy. I’ve searched and found that I couldn’t afford one at that moment. That’s why I decided to try my custom skills that I didn’t know that I had. After searching everything about custom work on YouTube, and watching videos so many times from different artists and following my favourites idols, in February 2016 I decided to customize my first girl. I loved it so much!! Enough to customize a second girl. Never thought of selling them, but when I posted my girls on my Facebook profile, I had lots of messages asking if I could do them for sale. That’s how it started. It has been an amazing journey!! It changed my life completely. This is something that makes me very happy!!! They are my passion.
- Filipa Nóbrega
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