She taught me how to make dolls last 2008 and she was 85 years old at that time. Actually we lived in the same building. I worried about her since her husband died last year and she was alone there. I know she has a heart problem and she told me that it's one reason why she wanted to stop making dolls. But it is her passion. If I happened to go to the beach I will pick some sea shells for the dolls' slippers and give it to her as a gift.
Based on what I've heard from her that her family name is Bryant BUT when I checked at the back of the dolls after reading your message, it is Brauoth.
She said she want to have me take care of her doll business because she is getting old. When I learned how to it. I did not make dolls because I don't want to compete her with the business. But she always asked me every time we met if I still make dolls, I told her that yes and sold it online.
She told me how happy she was when some of her costumers send her an mails with the dolls picture with them. she is very proud and told me the help dolls was all over the world. I will surely tell her that about you......
mahalo and nice meeting you...