The artist, Bernadette F. Dugas, is a native of Louisiana and has designed costumes for both theatre and film, worked in television as co-host of a talk show for a CBS affiliate, is a producer and writer of film, and director of theatre. She was co-owner of South Louisiana Casting & Production Company, and currently owns her own production company: Showcase Entertainment.

She perpetuates her art with the creation of two very distinct doll groupings: “Miettes de Popettes” and “Padou’s Cajun Popettes.”

It is my wish to promote the art of doll crafting, and to provide expressive and individual characteristics in my poppets. Each poppet is designed with a red heart and silver cross. I like to call it "Heart & Soul."