My name is Maryam, a stay at home mum and the face behind Dalina Handmade.
Me and my husband, Alex, been together for 10 years and married for 8 years. We have a beautiful daughter named IOLA whom you see a lot on my posts.
I was always into making, creating, and overall being crafty. As a child it was my dream to make dolls and other cute things and loved the idea of having items that were made specially for me, there is something precious about that.
My mum had an old Singer machine that I always found interesting, however, life circumstances didn’t allow me to pursue sewing and put me on my path of studying design which I find very useful in my work now anyway.
Alex has a very big role in my doll making journey. He always tries his best to make all of my dreams and ideas come true, so with his encouragement, I began designing the dolls in 2015.
It took lots of practice and some help from my art and design background but with every step, I realised how much I love doing this. It started with dolls but becoming a mother gave me the drive to go beyond that and try making some different items.
Putting every bit of my childhood dreams into these dolls, it’s just so special to me.
For me, Dalina handmade is more than just a business.
It’s where I find peace and calm after busy days.
It’s where I create to bring a smile to little one's faces.
It’s where I can do what I truly love.