Who We Are

Swanky Janes loves what they do, and loves knowing their playable art is handmade and all original designs; the right two ingredients for a very special gift for the special little darlings in your life.

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Jill Gifford
Owner / Designer / Creator

I’m Jill. I’m all about toys that are natural, soothing, and encourage imagination. Having a love of things unexpected and out of the ordinary has influenced a lot of my designs as has my experience as a mother of seven amazing kiddos. My slight obsession for colors and mixing patterns stem from my enjoyment of interior decorating and design. I enjoy curling up with a good book, being with my kids and hubby, and occasionally making a good dinner.. I also love rocky road ice cream. :) My role in Swanky Janes is creating, designing, and developing the patterns, sewing and stuffing the creations, and designing the dolls’ fashions.

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Blythe Gifford
Artist / Designer

Hello. I’m Blythe. I’ve had a love of art and creating from the moment I could hold a pencil. Using different mediums, my artistic style developed into a distinct whimsical flare where I express my imagination and that which matters most to me. My main role in Swanky Janes is hand painting the extraordinarily exquisite faces. I also help with designing the dolls, their fashions, and the softies. I love singing, reading, being in and going to theatre productions, writing, and my most favorite: dancing in the rain. (And now she’s on a service mission in Georgia with the best rain storms ever!) While Blythe’s away, Swanky Janes will be putting certain doll lines on hold.

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Julianne Beecher
Social Media / Consultant

My name is Julianne, but my friends call me Juje. I am the girl behind the scenes of our #swankyjanes social media. I am a high school FACS teacher, teaching Fashion Design, Sewing, Interior Design, and more. I am also a wife to a total hottie, and a momma to two beautiful babes. I love to read, hike, mountain bike, and dirt bike. I'm obsessed with Gilmore Girls, Brandi Carlile, and Lord of the Rings. But mostly, I love hanging out with my family.
 
 
 
 
 

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