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Hello and welcome to my whimsical universe!
My name is Isabelle Pageau. I was born in Quebec, in a little countryside village. My mom being a seamstress, I’ve always been around fabrics and textiles of all sorts.
I moved to Edmonton, Alberta, 21 years ago with my best friend and now husband. We have three awesome children, and I’ve always been a fulltime mom to them. I am so lucky to be able to fulfill my creative passion every day while watching them grow.
French Maiden Creations was originally born in 2008, but I didn’t start making dolls until 2014. At first, I was making children’s clothing and accessories. It was a success, but I started noticing the children at the craft sales and farmer’s markets. The kids weren’t looking at my clothes, they simply couldn’t care less! I needed the kids to notice me, so I started making little critters and placed them sparsely on my tables. It was an instant hit, and I got all the fun reactions I was wishing for!
So I put all the dresses, shirts, bonnets aside and started experimenting with doll making and fabric painting. It has now been 6 wonderful years and I never looked back.
I consider myself a self-taught multimedia artist. I like to mix all textures, techniques, and add some paint to the final result. But my favorite thing of all is to create a reaction with my craft!
Every single one of my dolls is unique, one of a kind. I draft the patterns myself and try to come up with new designs constantly to keep things interesting for both new and returning customers. It is also very important for me to provide a safe and resistant handmade doll for all ages.
I hope you like my creations as much as I enjoy making them!