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Local girl crocheting dolls for younger children during pandemic

WHECTV
Updated: May 21, 2020 06:10 PM
Created: May 21, 2020 04:17 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a stay-at-home order in March, a lot of people are finding out just how talented they are. Some are making bread, tie-dying clothes, making fancy coffee, or learning a new skill.  

Kaylee Folk from Hamlin learned how to crochet and is selling her creations all over the country. 

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"It really gives me something to do and I like really enjoy it," she said. "I like to make people happy."

Folk is turning 13, and she wanted to not only stay busy while being home, but she wanted to raise enough money to go to Disney for her birthday. 

"Normally when I go to make princesses, I normally just look up pictures of what they look like, and then I use my imagination and try to picture what it would look like it was crocheted," she said.

"It really gives me something to do and I like really enjoy it," she said. "I like to make people happy."

Her mother, Jessica, says this is something she just picked up one day. 

"She has made some kids super happy," she said. "We have gotten messages and pictures of people that their kids are hugging them, and it's given her motivation."

People in Rochester and across the country are ordering Folk's creations. 

"People have been writing me, and I have been taking orders, and she has just been making them for people," Jessica said. "I have shipped them to Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota. I have shipped them all over the place just in the past couple of months.

Folk says she has made about 25 dolls so far and has 15 more orders to finish.

With all the hard work she has been doing, she is getting closer to her goal of going to Disney with her mom. 

If you'd like to order a doll, email Kayleeskreations2020@gmail.com.


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