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How It All Got Started!

Like every other American girl I grew up playing with Barbie dolls, fascinated by the World of Disney, and the love of Marvel and DC comics. Now that I am older, I have added the world of Japanese animation, especially Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, and Kingdom Hearts which lead me to pursue and acquire a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design.

A mere search on the internet for collectible Barbie dolls developed into a fun and exciting journey of creating one of a kind (OOAK) art. My Mom came across some custom dolls which amazed and intrigued her, and with absolute conviction she said to me “we could do this!” Maybe I should go into a little about my Mom’s background to better understand why she would want to take on such an endeavor. My Mom is a great artist and musician with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, but she left her talents in the back burners so to raise and home school me, my autistic younger brother and my little sister with Down syndrome. We received a lot of oohs and aahs after we created our very first doll and knew then there was no turning back!  It is such a great feeling to see the drastic transformations! Believe me that is no small task, there is a lot of work involved but truly enjoyable!

Shortly after the “Torres Designs” website was born created by yours truly. I have expanded from the realm of just custom one of a kind doll art to creations that now include: Jewelry, Home Decor, Custom figures such as My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shops, and Lego mini-figures, Plushy/Plushies (soft sewn toys), Polymer Clay Sculptures, and Rosaries.