Hello there! My name is Ellyse, but my nickname growing up was Leesie (hence the shop name). I decided to start my doll business after I left my job teaching kindergarten to stay at home with my baby boy. I was having a hard time adjusting from leaving a career I loved to being a stay at home mom. After being in a bit of a post-partum slump I knew that I needed something to keep me busy, so I started to make little dolls. I was pleasantly surprised when I was actually able to sell them! I feel so blessed to be able to stay home with my little one and support my family by doing something I love. Even though I am not teaching right now I am still passionate about instilling a love for reading in every child at a young age. That is why for every doll purchased in the shop, a book is donated to a child in need. Thank you for supporting my family and dream!