About Marcy

I’m a mom to six (!) children & a teacher’s wife. I have been crafting since I can remember. My mom taught me to crochet when I was eleven, and taught me some basics of sewing around the same time. In my teenage years, Mom & I would spend hours scrapbooking. In the years since, I have worked to grow my skill set to also include knitting, felt flower-making, embroidery, and more. My interests include: coffee, chocolate, books, bookish humor, llamas, gardening, baking, Pride & Prejudice, Anne of Green Gables, lives of the saints, & long walks in the woods. 

About Marzipantz Shop

I started this shop partially as a creative outlet, which I sorely needed, and partially to supplement our family income. For a while I had wanted to create heirloom Saint dolls for my own children, and not seeing exactly what I had in mind, set about teaching myself to make them. I already had very basic sewing skills, so I did a lot of trial and error with some patterns I sketched up. It's been a growing process, but I am so pleased that my dolls are bringing a little extra joy and whimsy to your lives. 

If you would like to read more about my creative process, check out my guest post for the Why Make Beautiful Things series on Katie Bogner’s blog: Look to Him and Be Radiant.

About Michael: 

Michael is Marcy’s husband, so he gets to claim all the children she does. They worked hard together for the past two years to create their new book, Sleepytime Saints: A to Z. Michael earned his Masters degree in Classics (Latin and Greek), and is currently the dean and history teacher at a classical school. He likes research and creative writing, good coffee, and has a mile-high book stack on his bedside table.