About Sofia Cornali
Sofia Cornali was born on September 2, 1993 and just turned
9. She lives in Massa, Italy, a town near the sea, with sand
beaches and high mountains, which during the winter gets a lovely
coat of snow. Sofia's dad, Mario Cornali, and her mom, Giulia
Manfredini are both doctors. She is just a normal girl of her
age who likes to play with dolls; she has two American Girl dolls,
five Bratz dolls and a box full of Barbies.
Sofia likes school and also takes classes in Classic Ballet.
Besides that she enjoys doing gymnastics, swimming, skiing and
roller-skating. Her favorite pet is her little dog, Lilli, who
has been her companion for the past 3 years. Sofia's other interests
are reading, music and American movies, particularly old musicals.
Her favorite books are the Harry Potter series. She subscribes
to American Girl Magazine and Club of Baby Sitters.
As a fan of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, she has collected lots
of their movies. Years ago she liked to craft with ceramic and
clay but now she's into beading and hair styling for her dolls
Like other little girls of her age, she is in a special time
of her life with sudden changes, so her taste for clothes, hobbies
and interests sometimes switches very quickly, but what has not
changed yet is her love for designing. Sofia loves all colors,
but is especially partial to shades of violet, lilac and purple.
Her designs are very colorful, full of detail, and always express
very dynamically her great love for life and human relationships.
Years ago she sent one of her drawings to Highlights for Children,
which they published.
When Sofia was just 6 years old, she designed and charted
a little mermaid with whimsical sea creatures for her mom and
Caron web site. Sofia chose the threads and told her mom exactly
what to do and which special stitches to use for the piece. The
finished result, called Sofia's Mermaid was featured as A Kids'
Class and can be see on this website at
Whenever Sofia's mom designs and chooses threads for a new
project, Sofia is her "official color advisor." She
does not hesitate to reject some skeins if they do not fit her
taste. Mom often follows Sofia's advice, since Sofia is almost
always right. Not only that, Sofia is asked to give her final
approval to mom's needlework pieces. When she likes the piece,
the piece is always a success. She is never wrong.
Sofia also designs clothes for her dolls and designed the
dress and headgear she wears during the Renaissance Historical
Parades that takes place in her town. Mom does all the sewing
and assembling and adds all embellishments under Sofia's strict
Sofia is fully bilingual, speaking and reading both English
and Italian. She has made many trips to the States where she
has many wonderful friends. Her best friends in USA are Mariah,
Elizabeth, Erik and Gerardo. She usually chats with Jerica and
Jillian, two sisters living in Tucson, AZ. Along with her parents
she has visited Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans
and Arkansas and she has been able to explore the wonderful National
Parks of Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon and Sequoia
along with many National and Children Museums. Her favorite amusement
Park is Knott's Berry Farm but she also loved Universal Studios
and Disneyland in Southern California. Her favorite spots in
USA are Fullerton, CA when her parents take her once a year to
stay with their beloved friends Sandy and Richard, and Boise,
ID were Mariah lives with her family.
Her two greatest wishes would be: to have a little sister
and see Mary-Kate and Ashley face to face!!
To contact Sofia:
e-mail her at: firstname.lastname@example.org