Janet Crescenzo Caudle
Hi, let me take this time to introduce myself. My name is Janet Caudle, born and raised in Phila. Pa and acrossed the bridge in New Jersey. I'm happily married to my sweetheart Mike for the past 41 years. We have two sons, Daniel and Joey that have been the blessings of our lives. Born in the year of Barbie, my love for dolls, sewing and creating have been with me my entire life. My late mother Janet Crescenzo taught me how to sew for people, children, and dolls. She also taught me many other things as well. When she passed in Feb. 1999, I decided to rejoin the ranks for sewing for Barbie in Dec. 1999 because sewing and selling my doll fashions was something she was so proud to support. I remember back in 1978 my Mom would take my handmade Barbie fashions into work with her and sell everyone of my fashions within a matter of minutes. We had so many fun times together and I know today that she continues to be a little angel on my shoulder, guiding me along the way as I continue to create fashions for one of my favorite fashion dolls of the 70s Dawn.
I could go on for hours and hours tell you about my entire doll and creating experiences. From the first time I started creating Barbie fashions and selling them locally. Learning how to repaint their faces, rerooting there hair, adding eyelashes, then creating and selling One of a Kind Barbies. Barbie fashion awards received, One of a Kind awards, spots in doll magazines, special bookstore appearances, doll articles written, dealer for the reproduction Dawn and friends line. OOAK Barbie doll donations for several charity events and conventions attended. However, I will sprare you the endless hours and just tell you this.
Back in Feb. 2003, I made a few Dawn fashions and listed them on Ebay. At that time I received many emails from Ebay members requesting to be notified when new fashions were available. One lady was even more persistent she wanted to see every design before they were listed on Ebay. So I made them and she bought them all. Well, to make a long story short, it wasn't long after that I created a "first to know" list. One of the coolest things that happened at that time was Pippa fans climbed on board. I knew everything there was about Dawn but very little about Pippa. Wow, did they give me a crash course and what a wonderful time I had bringing two doll worlds together.
I continued to create for Dawn & Pippa dolls until Spring 2008. I went away for awhile and then, in January 2014, I reopened the Fashion Boutique. I'm not sure what tomorrow will bring, but I do know that I have lots of friends here. After all these years, they haven't given up on me. And it's because of them, I'm back here, creating and playing again! I hope that one day I'll be able to launch a pattern book of my designs.
I do thank you all, so very much, for your continued support for me, and for my creations.
"I have been blessed with many friendships along the way and new friendships waiting to be uncovered."
With Love, Janet