A young woman named Liza who runs a dollhouse in a remote part of the country is hoping to become the first woman to be awarded an annual award.
Liza, 22, has been working in the dollhouse since she was six years old.
She said she had never worked with dolls before, but she had been told she could use her dolls to decorate the living room.
“I’m a doll-artist,” she said.
“I was just taught to use dolls.”
Liza said that at the age of six she learnt how to decorated her house, using paint brushes and pencils.
“It was fun,” she told Al Jazeera.
“My mum told me if I wanted to go to university I had to learn to paint and I had never painted before.”
It was also around this time that she met her current husband, a construction worker named David, who also works in the toy industry.
“David and I have been married for almost four years,” she explained.
“We had the kids before and then I had my own house, so we have been living in that house ever since.”
She said that she has worked as a professional doll-maker since the age, but that the experience of working in a dolly was something new to her.
“In my job, I have to think outside the box,” she added.
As part of her annual workday, Liza works with a team of young children and they use dolls as props to create colourful, fun and whimsical creations.”
It’s so hard because you have to use all kinds of tools and I can’t do that.”
As part of her annual workday, Liza works with a team of young children and they use dolls as props to create colourful, fun and whimsical creations.
She said it was the children who gave her the opportunity to work with the dolls.
“They are just like a family,” she recalled.
“The kids get to do what they want to do, with the doll, the paintbrush, whatever it is.””
In the doll house, there is a small living room, a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and an outside courtyard, all of which can be used for social gatherings.””
The kids get to do what they want to do, with the doll, the paintbrush, whatever it is.”
In the doll house, there is a small living room, a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and an outside courtyard, all of which can be used for social gatherings.
“One of my favourite things to do is have a dinner party and we go on a date and have a drink and we eat together,” she shared.
It’s like a little toy park.””
In the house, you can play with dolls.
It’s like a little toy park.”
She also shared that it was also a family tradition to decorating the dollhouses, and the children love it.
“When we go to the park, they will put their toys in the trees,” she noted.
“And we do a lot of work on them, because it is a little bit of a chore to do that all by ourselves.”
She told Al-Jazeera that she also enjoys spending time with her husband and children.
“He loves to cook,” she replied.
“And I love to cook for him.”