Milan
"Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you." (Khalil Gibran) As hard as it might be to let my wooly children go, I always remind myself this poem. Although they come through my hands, they are all longing to find their loving families to live with. So now it is Milan's turn to find his new home. He is available for adoption. He is youngest of...
Miara
Miara is the oldest sister of the three kids living in my atelier at the moment. She and her siblings, Chiara and Milan, are made with my pattern for fully movable, free standing dolls. Miara is 14" /35 cm tall. Completely needle sculpted with pure new wool. Due to the armature within, she can move her head and limbs fully. Her skin is made with organic doll making fabric in a sun kissed tone. Her beautiful blue eyes are embroidered. Her skin is blushed with bees wax crayon. She has beautiful...
The Doll Collective
Miara will be listed on the 9-10th April at 6 pm CET. Her album on my facebook account: www.facebook.com/loulabee_dolls Please join me and my dear friends Fig&me, Little Jenny Wren Dolls, Maria's Nature TOYS, Mum&Dot, North Coast Dolls, Petit Gosset Dolls, Winterludes at The Doll Collective event on 9-10th April. https://indiecart.com/stores/thedollcollective/
Miara and Chiara
Miara was a little upset with me, since I told you in my last blog article, about the sister rivalries going on here. She insisted that I should write a new post to correct her damaged image. I should let you know that she is not a jealous person at all. She is a very loving elder sister and is proud of her younger sister (although she is sometimes too demanding with her temperament). So my apologies and a correction post after fact checking carefully: Miara is a great, loving and caring big...
Miara and her sister, whose name we don't know yet
I have told you about Miara in my last blog entry. The special girl with my new pattern, who is fully movable and can stand stable at the same time. I needed to work on the construction of the body as well adjust the patterns for my 38 cm tall dolls. As she was finished I started to work on her sister. I am getting old. Each time I leave time between dolls, I somehow forgot many details, how I solved the problems on my way, and start new. 😄 So this time I wanted to continue making new dolls...
Free standing full movable dolls
Exactly two years ago this time, I have finished my first full movable doll. Coral could turn her head towards the sides, and bend her neck, so that she could look up and down and tilt her head. She could also bend her legs and arms. The construction of the head and the neck, and the connection to the body was a result of many experiments, trials and errors. But as it always is, every trial and error leads to a satisfying result. Following Coral, I made many dolls in this manner. Last summer I...
Leyla, again and again
-"I don't want to wear a skirt!" -"But honey, it is for special occasions. Sometimes you need to look pretty! -"🤨" -"... Like now. You better find a loving mum who likes to eat sweets as much as you do, soon. Or else, you have to stay with me and be contend with a portion once a week!?" -"OK! Then do it quick!... What?! Why do I have to wear the sweater too. It is soo itchy!!!".... Help please! Leyla is looking for a new home. She is the sweetest girl you have ever met, as long as you have...
Leyla
"Hmmm, where are all those sweets? Up here?" -"Leyla!?" -"What? ... No there is nothing to hide behind me?... What do you mean that the shelves are empty? Not at all! ... OK, may be some of them are in my pockets?! Let me see, hmmm..." This girl!!!! She really needs to find a loving home very very soon, or I'll be out of sweets, which I have been hiding for my self!
Sophie
Little Sophie was born a little too early. She was actually due December, but I finished her in early November. And the cardigan/sweater is responsible for it :) I was knitting a cardigan for one of my other dolls, on which I am still working (!), but then realized that she was not the right person to wear it. (I give you a secret: I have a beautiful box full with doll clothes, and the longer a doll stays with me the higher is the possibility that she/he would change clothes (and thus her/his...
Berlin Delights
Some delights have been gathering on my table recently. May I please introduce you the new girls on the block: The "Berlin Delights". Many thanks to my dear friend Julia von Kowalke for giving them the best fitting name. These girls are made with my new pattern for 30 cm tall dolls. Their heads are sculpted with needle felting technique. They can tilt their heads to the sides. I used Gots certified organic doll making fabric for their skin. They all are stuffed with pure wool. They have tiny...

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