Dandelion Wishes is the creation of Mimi Panormios. She says, "I have such a heart for children. I believe each one is a precious blessing. I love creating special handmade toys for little ones. I have had my etsy shop since 2008 but it wasn't until my son graduated from high school in 2010 that I really began to build my business."
"My favorite part of having my etsy shop is the wonderful people that I have met. Customers from as far away as Europe and Australia--people that I would never have met otherwise. I love being a part of their special events providing gifts for first birthdays, first baby dolls, Christmas, Easter, baby showers, and just because I love you gifts. It makes my day to receive photos of little ones snuggling their new little dolls."
"My day is filled with laughter and delight as I watch them grow. Sometimes it does get a little busy here and I find myself sewing late into the night. At times dinner is not the most delicious and when my son reminds me that he is on his last pair of socks I figure it is time to do laundry. I do love my busy life and wouldn't trade it for the world. Thank goodness for my supportive husband who encourages me everyday--and doesn't mind doing his own laundry and my yucky dinners :)"
Mimi recently has become super busy with orders, which she loves. "The greatest thing about being so busy is that my Mom has been helping me. She is an amazing lady and love spending time with her. She has had a great influence on my life and I strive to be just like her."
Mimi's favorite way to network is on Facebook & Pinterest. She favors soft, romantic colors, likes gardening, sewing, & relaxing by looking at Pinterest. Mimi enjoys most any food, but loves soup of all kinds. Her favorite season is Autumn, and she likes a good cup of coffee with LOTS of cream. She says, "My favorite animal--I am a dog lover--I have three of my own--2 beagles (Geno, and Sassy) and a Golden Retriever (Mabel). I love to collect vintage children's book and vintage fisher price toys :)"
I want to share about the wonderful customer service I received when purchasing my daughter & niece's 3rd birthday gifts from Dandelion Wishes. I am personally not a doll-lover. I didn't really play with them as a kid, and I don't gravitate to buying them for my daughter-- until now. The personality of all the dolls Mimi creates are wonderful! I love her attention to little details like rosy cheeks, or a name embroidered on the doll ever so carefully. I sent Mimi a message to find out what her process was for making two custom dolls. I gave her a description of the cousins, along with a few photos. In a few week's time, she was finished with these two cuties.
|the dolls Mimi lovingly created for my mini superhero, and my niece|
|V loves her superhero doll|
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