What is your name? Kristina when I am in trouble, but most people call me Tina (Snerling).
What is your design company called? Tiny Concept.
What do you make? My core business is my unique, one-of-a-kind dolls, but I have been known to create anything from soldiers to sailboats – all from textiles.
What’s special about your goodies? My dolls are one-of-a-kind and have a unique look. I can spend hundreds of hours creating my ‘girls’ using textiles like raw silk, pure wool, French lace or pure cotton. Each one is individually named and never to be re-created.
What’s your favourite design? A doll I created named ‘Elizabeth Ann’. I named her in honour of my Mother.
What inspires your designs? My children, vintage frocks and beautiful textiles.
What did you want to be when you grew up? I changed my mind weekly. Anything from a jeweller, a fashion designer, a florist, an accountant, a stockbroker, a lawyer – I have done almost all of them in some way or another!
If you would be anywhere right now, where would it be? Paris, France. It is my favourite place in the world. I would love to have a beautiful little studio overlooking quaint French streets, drinking French wine and eating those delicious baguettes. Oh, but to dream!
What’s your biggest designer dream? I secretly would love to create my own book. But, then along came handmade living. – dream accomplished!