Thursday, July 17, 2014

For Emilia



This doll is for little Emilia a dear friends nice. Emilias Papa is caribbean and has dark skin and dreadlocks which we wanted to blend in Emilias doll. The dolls hair are made of a very unique and beautiful handspun and plantdyed lambswool yarn made by textil artist Heidrun Trenkler.
Her tunic dress is made of linen cotton mix and her a-line reversible dress is made of pure linen.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Dollskin and Price Transparency

The last weeks my stock of doll skin fabric has become less and less and it was time to order some new. It was always very important for me to only work with the best materials available. I spend a lot of time doing reseach to find and get the best fabrics, the best woolstuffing, the best yarns for my dolls.
Unfortunatly the best dollskin, which is made in Switzerland and which is tested and reviewed since many years as the very best available for the purpose of Waldorfdoll making, was always expensive but has become even more expensive since I ordered the last time. The prize has increased more than 30 % up to 41 USD per meter, including customs and shipping. 
I decided to pay the higher price and not to change the manufacturer of the dollskin fabric in order to provide best quality to my customers which means that the price of my dolls will rise slightly within the upcoming days.

Monday, June 23, 2014

A doll for Doralice and Summersolstice celebration

After one weekend full of summersolstice celebrations and midsummer firemaking I completed this 40 cm Companion doll for Doralice. She has peach skin, dark brown mohair wool hair and green eyes. Her dress is made of beige linen and her hat is handknit of plantdyed lambswool.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

One More Emerald Green Doll



One More Emerald Green Doll to find here and here.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Emerald Green Dolls

Not very often but sometimes in the past, one of my customers requested a Cuddle Doll or a Babies Doll made of green cotton velvet. I must confess I am not easily satisfied when choosing fabrics and colors for my work and I could not find a green cotton velvet fabric in the quality and color fitting my needs since a long time.
But then I found this one. And it immediately reminded me of dark green emeralds. 
I have a close link to emeralds and found one myself in Austrias Habachtal in the High Tauern which is the only spot where emeralds can be found in Europe and where I have been in the summers with my family since I was a child.
 This is the first doll made of the new emerald green cotton velvet it is available here and here

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Waldorf Toddler Cuddle Doll with Dark Chocolate Skin Color

 
This doll is made from chocolate skin fabric. Its hair is soft mohair yarn and its overall is made from light pink cotton velvet fabric. This doll is available here and here.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014

One new Root Child Doll



This doll is one of my Root Children Series and is inspired by Sibylle von Olfers Root Children.
It is available here and here

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

For Allison



This doll is made from cafe au lait skin and its hair is soft and pure merino yarn. Her dress is made of cotton velvet in a beautiful purple and its shoes and bag set is made from matchng wool felt fabric.

Eastereggs!

When it comes to dying our easter eggs I cant stop. I can do this for hous and when finished with all the eggs I start dying our playsilks using the leftover eggdye.

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.