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Name: Michele Jassie

Age:  50

Lives in: Lincoln in the UK

Occupation: Commissioned portrait artist and miniature rooms and miniature clay food maker.

Known for: Making miniature food MicheleJassieArt on Etsy

Favourite Sindy:  I’ve a soft spot for my first rebuy of a blonde basic Sindy as that’s what i had as a child. 

Questions and Answers

1) Q: How did you first discover Sindy? A: Sindy was the doll of my childhood. Around the late 70s, early to mid 80s was my era. 

2) Q: How old were you when you got your first Sindy? A: I would have been around 8.

3) Q: What model was your first Sindy? A: She was a basic blonde, 1978/79.

4) Q: What kind of Sindy/Sindy item did you dream about as a kid? A: I wanted a ballerina, my parents werent wealthy so i only had one doll. Though I luckily did have the majority of the furniture accumulated over birthdays and Christmas’s .

5) Q: What kind of Sindy/Sindy item do you dream about now? A: I’d love a Gauntlet or Trendy. A doll from before my time.

 6) Q: What led you into your Sindy career you have today? A: I started making food,in March 2021, as I was trying to source miniature food and what I found didn’t suit my needs. It was all mostly glued together and to the plates or the wrong scale. I wanted it loose. 

7) Q: Can you mention three people you think helped you there?  A: My daughter encouraged my ideas but I think along the way. My customers have played a huge part with helping me with suggestions and just positivity.

8) Q: Do you have a special goal for your Sindy work? A: I’d like to expand the food, I’ve loads of ideas, for more for special occasions. Also I want to branch out into jewellary, household objects, using resin. 

9) Q: Can you mention three people you think of as doll influensers? A: Ooh, there are so many wonderful doll pages it’s hard to choose! Their scenes and stories and own crafts and beautiful dolls. I cant pick just three! 

10) Q: What do you love/like/appreciate about Sindy? A: I love everything about Sindy. I’m so glad I started recollecting after years of thinking about it. So many happy memories. Finding and buying the outfits and furniture I had as a child was like being a child again. The Sindy Community are wonderful, full of amazing people, always happy to help. I love that there are so many of us. It was a revelation when I found all the pages, so many people. I wasn’t weird after all!

Anything else you’d like to share with us? I love that Sindy is so appreciated, that she is loved as vintage and as new lines. I love that she is back as well. 

Some of Michele’s miniature clay food.

THANK YOU Michele for your amazing work and for taking the time to answer all the questions!

December 2021