"Don't think, feel!... It is like a finger pointing at the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger, or you will miss all that heavenly glory!" - Hardy Blechman


Some customer reviews

"Thank you so much. The pattern looks great and I can’t wait to get started. I will be sure to show you what I make."

N. C.

 

 

"Just ordered her doll tutorial. I haven’t made her yet but I’m anxious! She was super helpful when I have a few questions before purchase. And the tutorial looks like it’s well written and I’m sure I will have good results with it!"
Dona T. C. 

 

 

"Thank you for a great tutorial. Its full of pictures to follow and very good written instructions. I am very happy with my purchase . ...
I love my tutorial I am slowly working on my doll😊💗"

Vera N.

 

 


"Vielen Dank nochmal für den tollen Kurs, ich finde unsere Puppe ist echt super geworden und ich hatte viel Spaß dabei sie herzustellen!"
Senait B.

 

 

 

"Dear Gonca,

Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge, introducing and teaching us this beautiful craft of making a Waldorfdoll.

I enjoyed the making in the company of the other women, learning, hearing stories and expending my horizon while creating, and now this doll which I created especially for my daughter, is a testimony of all that love."

 

Nait R.

 

 

 

 

"Die süße Zaubermaus und ihr Freund sind heute wohlbehalten angekommen :) Ich freue mich riesig...!

Ihre Haare sind so toll, in natura noch viel mehr, als auf den Bildern eh schon. Und ihr Gesichtsausdruck berührt (...und beglückt...) mich sehr - irgendwie verträumt, lieb und lebensfroh gleichzeitig. Na, und Hase ist echt rührend... 

Ihre Augen haben einen ganz hübschen, und zu ihr passenden Blaugrauton, finde ich..
Ich möchte dir noch einmal danken - ich freue mich sehr über Coral's Einzug...und Hase's... ;).."
N. H.

 

 

 

 

 

"Poppy is more than perfect. Beautifully made with so many details! Her hair, her face, her body are made with an amazing talent and love. Her dresses, shoes, the butterflies on her hair... I cannot praise this doll enough.

Gonca, the artist, was very friendly and easy to communicate and work with. Highly recommended to anyone!"
Simone B.

 

 

 

"Herzlichen Dank nochmal für den tollen Kurs!

Ich bin ganz glücklich mit meiner selbstgemachten Puppe. Nach dem langen Entscheidungsprozess Puppe kaufen, Puppe machen lassen und nun Puppe selbst machen fühlt es sich vollkommen richtig an! Und es macht mich stolz und froh, dass ich die Puppe für mein Kind selbst gemacht habe. Dank Dir für die gute Anleitung und das Teilen Deines Erfahrungsreichtums."
Birte E.

 

 

"Cutest Dolls and the best workshop I've ever done! I've learnt the most, with super ladies around! Thanks so much!!!!!!!"

Szilvia L.

 

 

 

 

 

"Sakura ist gut angekommen und erfreut mich bereits mit ihrem sonnigen Gemüt. Sie ist viel süßer als man auf den Fotos erkennen kann." A.H.

 

 

"Our doll just arrived and she is even more beautiful than expected. Thank you!"

K.T.

 

"Thank you thank you so much! I can’t get over how beautiful Mira is. My daughter will love her!"

Helen


 

 

"A big thank you to Gonca who carefully crafted this beautiful doll Camille. She was just as lovely in real life as she was on the pictures and Gonca followed her arrival to Australia making sure that we got her in time for our daughters birthday. Highly recommended!"
Carol P.


 

 

"OH MY GOODNESSS

She is amazing!!!

so fast and so wonderful

my heart melts!

thanks so much!!!!"
Marcia T.

 

 

"Olivia found a lovely mama today!!! My daughter loves her!!! First time ever she has been telling for a doll how much she likes her! She likes her name too!"
Lito K.

 

 

"Pia ist heute angekommen. Sie ist wunderschön geworden. Vielen herzlichen Dank! Das Shirt passt perfekt und die langen Haare sind genau richtig. Und wie richtig du mit dem Namen Pia liegst, super in jeder Hinsicht, vielen vielen Dank!!!"

Anna

 

"I was looking for a personal gift for my niece that should combine the merits of artwork and suitability for children, when I found this doll. Now, I could not be happier with the purchase! The doll ist even more adorable in real life. The beautiful details, her freckles, her bellybutton, and her swimming suit are giving her so much character and make her a real piece of art.

As I want to give the doll away as a present, I was very pleased to find the doll so neatly packed and wrapped in a pretty fabric that was also used for the doll's swimming tyre.

Thank you. Loulabee, for the nice and friendly contact and also for the quick shipping!"

Katrin W.


About

Talking about me is hard. What should I write: An artist, a doll maker, an enthusiastic person about everything in the world, a dreamer, mother of two little naughty kids... 

 

I am the person behind the label Loulabee since 2007, trying to make dolls during my daily creative chaos.

Happy to create these little people and share them with you. Their stories are fictional, but also have many things from my children and from our daily life. 

 

As an artist and a doll maker, I work mostly with heart and hands. Basically the hands follow the heart. The heart sings, the hands dance. As soon as the brain gets too loud, the hands cannot produce anymore.

 

It is for me the same either I am painting or making dolls. I never know at the beginning what the result will look like. When I am painting I have a canvas, so I know how big the painting will be. The rest is just pouring the heart onto that space. I don’t know what makes me satisfied with the painting, what makes me say, when it is finished. As I am making dolls it is similar, I basically know how big it will be, but not even know if it will be a girl, boy, blond or black… I just have a bunch of wool in the hand and the journey starts. Sometimes I am super happy with it, sometimes less, but it is always surprising at the end.

 

I believe that a doll is a product which comes from the heart. Thus if the doll maker’s and doll lover’s hearts sing the same song they find each other. 

 

Happy to have you here, sharing the moments of our life through my dolls and their stories.

 

 

 

You are also welcome to read more in German about me in this interview with Himbeer Magazine. (Ein Interview auf Deutsch)

 


Photography by Eva Raduenzel