Finally summer holidays! I enjoy the holi"days" with my children. On the other hand it means no needles, no scissors for days. What do we do on these days? Enjoy the poppies, roses, ice cream, water, sleeping as long as we want in the mornings, waiting for the sunset to go to bed (which means nearly until midnight). In between some little moments to make dolls. Very little, tiny moments, so that each doll has to progress like a snail. But still the summer is there! The time for ice cream and...

It is already the time to announce the next years doll making workshops at the European Waldorf Doll Seminar in 2020. This event takes place every second year, bringing hundreds of doll makers from all over the world together. Next year I will be there again, and offer couple of classes. I have been into needle felting the dolls' heads for a while now. I also started needle felting the body and the limbs, which gives me more possiblities in exploring the body forms. I thought this might be also...

Since I have started making dolls, I have met so many wonderful people. I was lucky to meet some of them personally, some others only through internet. Many of them I met at the last years European Waldorf Seminar in Holand. (By the way I will attend the next one as a tutor, but I will write about this later in detail) Last week I got a very beautiful surprise in my mailbox. A very beautiful package, with a long letter and a super doll calender. Johanna, whom I met in one of the doll making...

What do you do at a doll making workshop? Make a doll? Several people sitting around a table all two days long, 8 hours a day... You make a doll... It is more than making a doll. It is always more than a doll... In each doll making workshop, I meet several very interesting people. Everyone of them have their stories, some share more, some less... But each time I have emotional moments. Sometimes the eyes get wet, without that the others see. Just look down to the doll, a bit more concentrated...

1919 was the year when Rudolf Steiner founded the first Waldorf School. Emil Molt, the owner of the Waldorf Astoria Fabric (a cigarette factory by the way) asked Steiner if he could open a school for the children of the employees. The school opened its doors on 19th September 1919. Since then there had been more than a tausend of Waldorf schools founded all over the world. This year the 100th anniversary of this pedagogical concept will be celebrated. I have some hundreds of ideas to celebrate...

New clothes for Pink Martini

I have been contacted by a very talented curator, who wants to create and curate a new online shop, where she will exhibit only very limited number of artists. She asked me if I would create a collection of dolls for the first issue with the theme "back to school". Although it is a long time to wait, Yukiko allready packed her school bag :) I am very excited about our collaboration. My dear Yukiko is the first of these dolls, as a sneak peak.


When she is grown up, Amber will be a judge in Texas. Congratulations to all my US friends! #blackgirlmagic

I know this little girl doesn't look like my other dolls very much. But doesn't every family have person who at first sight does not have much resemblance to the other family members? I mean those whom everyone calls as "your daughter, your son, your sister, your uncle etc... In each conflict situation, the father throws suspicious blicks to the mother, and gets offended blicks back with the comment "He surely looks like your uncle!" or "Why are you looking at me so? She obviously has your...

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