The Lennox Commercial Club’s Santa Day is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 5th from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the LWC Intermediate School. Those in attendance will enjoy a community meal, a Christmas tree walk, visiting with Santa and have a chance to shop at the booths from area crafters and vendors that will be set up during the holiday event.
Marcia Hyronimus is one of those crafters. Hyronimus, of rural Worthing, will be selling her hand-made doll clothes, chairs, sleeping bags, pillows and more at Monday night’s event.
Hyronimus has been creating doll clothes for 18 inch dolls for about six years now.
She recalled, “A friend of mine got an American Girl doll for her daughter and went to buy clothes, but she didn’t like the price. So she called me and asked if I would sew some clothes.”
Hyronimus did, and her friend’s daughter brought those clothes to school — from there the demand grew. She started traveling and selling her creations at craft fairs around the state. Hyronimus estimates she attends at least fifteen to twenty shows each year. Her items are also available in Get Pinned, a store in Mitchell. She is also working toward her own website.
Last month her world changed when her husband Scott died unexpectedly on October 28, 2016, of an apparent heart attack. They had been married 21 years. She still has some of the doll beds that her late-husband had made that she will continue to sell. She said she hopes to have her brother help make those wooden beds in the future.
Creating doll clothes is something she loves to do. She said, “It’s my way of relaxing. I love to sew.”
Hyronimus got her start in sewing from watching her mother. She said, “My mom made all of our clothes when we were young.”
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