Thursday, April 17, 2014

Knecht Ruprecht - Schloss Aschach

In our neighborhood there is a beautiful castle. It is private property and normaly it is not open to visite. Two weeks ago it was opened to the public and an art and crafts show was held in this castles awesome ambience. 
I was invited to show some of my dolls. 
 And I was accompanied by my mother and her gorgeous ceramic and porcelain work
and my dear fried Anna and her enchanting paper work.

For Pierre

This doll is about 30 cm tall. Its skin is made of cafe´au lait skin fabric. She has hair made of extra soft and durable merino wool, her clothes are made of cotton velvet and cotton velour. Her hat is handknit of plantdyed lambswool.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A new Cuddle Doll for my shop

This cuddle doll is made of rose cotton velvet, its eyes are dark brown and its hair is made of unbleached and undyed, natural grown blond lambswool. It is available here.

For Conni

This is a 40 cm Companion doll. Her skin is Cafe au lait, her dress is made of cotton velvet in a soft pink and her hat is handknit of plantdyed lambswool.

For Claudia

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The New Mama Welcome Pack Blog Hop

Today I'm proud to be taking part in The New Mama Welcome Pack blog hop! Read more about the New Mama Welcome Pack here.

Being a first-time mama is an amazing experience. The New Mama Welcome Pack blog hop is a celebration of this life changing event. When I became a mama for the first time about seven years ago a lot of things changed in my life. For example I changed my profession of beeing a media artist into becoming a dollmaker...... :-)

When I was preparing this blog hop post I was thinking about one really good advice I would give  a new mama. Something I really wished know when I was a new mama. When I looked back the years and after having one more child something very simple came to my mind. I would now say just a little more calmness would have been good to have. Just relax. I think not to overemphasize little things like unpleasant sleep rhythms etc. helps a lot. Everthing is changing so fast. Just a few weeks to go and everthing is different again, sometimes for the better, sometimes not, but for sure, (keep it in mind if it is not exactly very pleasant at the moment) it will change and change and change....... 

Follow the links to discover more advice, stories and essential tips. And if you’re a new mama who wants to rock motherhood without guilt, overwhelm or losing yourself, check out the New Mama Welcome Pack here. New Mama Welcome Pack / Lotte Lane / Dreaming Aloud / Zhendria / Birthing in Conscious Choice / Natalie Garay / Eli Trier / Knecht Ruprecht / Lise Meijer / Naomi Goodlet / A Lifestyle By Design / Story of Mum / Like a Bird / Holistic Mama / Birth Geek / Joyful Parenting / Stroller Packing / My Healthy Beginning / Mums and More / Kate Beddow - Growing Spirits / Ellen Nightingale / Stacie Whitney / Maternity Leavers / Photography for Busy Parents / Close Enough To Kiss / Atelier Susana Tavares / Offbeat Family / Katie m. Berggren ~ Painting Motherhood / Winship Wellness Blog / Liberate From Weight / Jessica Cary / Art + Craft / Raising Playful Tots / Peaceful Mothering / Play Activities / Lauren Nenna / Nurture You / The Adventure Mama / Be Wise Be Healthy / b.a.d.momGoodmom / Doula in Your Pocket / Making Mom Strong / Adrienn Csoknyay / Joyful Parents / Alison Hummel / Simple Solutions for Photos / Lynne Newman / Euphoric Birth / Mumpreneur Mentor / A Walk in the Clouds / Parenting on the Fence / MiaMily

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

For Jennifer

A Babies First Doll made from blue cotton velvet, marzipan skin and natural brown lambswool hair.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

New Toddler Dolls

I made two new toddler Cuddle Dolls for a litte exhibition on the 6. th of April. 
But both are for sale in my shop and can be reserved and shipped on 7. th of April 2014.

Monday, March 17, 2014

New Mama Welcome Pack

I am so honored to be a part of the amazing group of women who helped create The New Mama Welcome Pack. 

Because when a baby is born, so is a mama.

Catherine Redfern approached me a little while ago about contributing to a new project she was working on called “New Mama Welcome Pack”. She was getting together a group of experts from all areas of parenting to create the perfect gift for a new mum or mum to be. I was delighted that my artwork is involved.

The New Mama Welcome Pack is your guilt busting, empowering, cheer-leading support package, offering love, inspiration, wisdom, encouragement and reassurance to get you through the difficult newborn days.

Catherine has gathered over 60 inspirational authors, artists, therapists and mothers, from 13 different countries, who have contributed ebooks, videos, printables and more to help new mums to get through those all important first few months. It’s bursting with digital goodies, to uplift, inspire and support you as you embark on this new stage in your life.

It’s all delivered straight to your inbox over three months; to support you when the daily reality of motherhood starts to really hit home, but if you don’t get chance to read everything immediately you have access to the resources forever. The New Mama Welcome Pack supports You to journey through the newborn phase with confidence; feeling proud, supported, celebrated, joyful, comfortable with this new part of your identity and navigating your new life, in your own way.

It includes:
    •    Contributions from 60+ artists, writers, bloggers, 
         and many gorgeous and generous  creative women
    •    3 months of inspiration, love and support when you need it most
    •    Videos, audios, articles, ebooks, printables, artwork and more
    •    Yours to keep and access whenever you need to
    •    10 audios worth £55.78
    •    2 courses worth £43.37
    •    28 videos worth £47.00
    •    5 printables (art, planners, worksheets) worth £25.38
    •    12 ebooks worth £44.45
    •    44 insightful, practical and heartfelt articles 
         delivered to you over three months; worth £58.02

Making the value of the pack £274 and it can be yours for only £89.

You also get:
    •    Transcriptions of all videos and audio files – in case you can’t listen while baby is sleeping!
    •    Generous discount offers on many of our contributors’ other products and services
    •    10% of profits will be given to Maternity Worldwide. This charity works for a world where every mother, wherever she lives, is able to give birth safely and without fear.
If you would like more information about the pack please click this link and take a look at the full details.