My kids started to ask me already, how long they have to sleep until Christmas. Thus, I thought I might start making couple of dolls for the children, who might have a doll on their wish list for Santa. He surely would appreciate some help. You know, over 65 years and a bit too weak for the sweets, and Covid... All makes it a little harder for him this year. But luckily, he has us: his helpers all over the world :) I created a new pattern for a little bit smaller doll, representing a younger...

Summer is a rare sunlight in the gray November days. She is like a fine butterfly flattering around, in a sunny warm summer day. Her beautiful hair is made with Teeswater Locks in several shades of pink. Her skin has a beautiful peach color, still has the healthy summer light. I think the hazelnut brown fits perfectly for her eye color, fitting her a warm, soft and friendly nature. Her head and torso is needle felted. She can turn her head and bend her neck. She has articulated elbows, so very...

A little view into my doll maker's life The first picture shows the office corner of my in total 10 square meter working room. Making the boring work like taxes, writing invoices etc... are all been done here. That's why I created a little sacred place with things that make me happy. Also the dolls I make, wait here until they travel to their new homes. On the one hand, I love to have them for me as long as it takes, on the other it makes me somehow sad seeing them waiting too long. Being a...

I have been working on Sophia for a while now. It is very typical of me, working on a doll very intensively but then leaving big breaks and just observe them for weeks before making the last step, the last finishing touch. I always love their accompany and sometimes I just can't let them go. So I wait until I am ready them to leave :) Sophia is now finally ready for the big world. She is a city girl, born and grown up in Berlin, just in the very center of the city. She knows a lot about...

Recently, I was chatting with one of my doll making friends Ildiko through skype. I am very grateful for my friends, I got to meet in the last waldorf doll retreat in Holland. As usual, we both had doll in the hand on which we were working at that moment. She made a lovely girl with two tiny dolls accompanying her. (I love to have the priority of seeing dolls before they are made public ;) )I had also for a long time in mind making a tiny doll, since I saw a beautiful video tutorial by Inneke...

Momo is a 35 cm / 14" tall waldorf inspired art doll. Her hair is made with beautiful Alpaca locks in their natural black color. Her head and complete body are needle felted. The neck has a wire armature, so that she can bend it, as well as turn it towards the sides. She has articulated sweet bum and dimples on her back. She wears an outfit made with a very beautiful linen-cotton mixture fabric, a linen petticoat, a double circle skirt, pink panties and beautiful leather shoes. She has also has...

Arwen is a 35 cm /14" tall waldorf inspired, natural fibres art doll. Her head and torso are needle felted. The construction of her neck allows her to turn her head towards the sides, as well as bending the neck. Her articulated elbows adds more motion to her body and makes dressing up easier. Her hair is made with long, deep brown wenseydale locks. She wears a beautiful dress with a double circle skirt, supported with an underskirt and a petticoat. She has a gray-green cashmere poncho and pair...

I actually wanted to make one art doll in month this year. So was it planned. Yet it seems I am far behind that aim. This is the Covid-19 effect on my doll making. Considering how hard it hit several other, I don't want to complain about it at all. So accepted the deceleration in my life and enjoying it as it is. Mid March the lock down started here. The schools, kindergartens, shops, cafes, restaurants, not to mention all cultural activities were affected. We decided to leave to our holiday...

This Easter, my son got a lovely book from his Grandma. The book is about a little penguin, whose greatest dream was flying. It believed when it grows up, his wings would be big enough that he could fly. Although all other penguins laughed at him, he didn't give up exercising and trying everyday. At the end of the story he found an old plane and flew with it. While I was reading the story to my son I remembered my first fly with such a small plane, like the one in the story nearly twenty years...

I have been working on Coral since last summer. I was experimenting with the movement, as I already wrote in my previous blog entry. Several heads and limbs were destroyed, before I finally reached what I was aiming for. Except then she is a real cutie, Coral can do several things which my previous dolls could not do. She can turn her head towards the sides. Her neck is bendable. She can bend her legs. She can sit unaided. All these are possible, first of all, because she is completely needle...

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