Lieke and her dolly

This little girl loves her little baby, she cuddles and plays with her all the time. I experimented with a new pattern that I designed It enables her to sit on her own quite well. Her body is partially needle felted for extra endurance but she still feels nice to hold. Her dress is reversible so she has actually two outfits in one. Her hair is in a ponytail at the moment but can be worn in different ways too.

 

Goodbyes

Lijs met rozenjurkjezittende lijs met roosje Lijsje zittend  Poppelien doll 2

 

With the summer holidays in sight for some children it is a time to say goodbye to their kindergarten teacher. After the the summer they will go to the big school and the real work begins.  At our school it is tradition that the children give their teacher a gift. This year I was asked by the parents to make a doll for one of the teachers. She should look a bit like the teacher as she might have looked as a little girl. I got to work, dark hair and green eyes and a sweet summer dress. This is what she looks like, she will be presented at the last day of school.

Suze

Please meet Suze, at least that is what I named her for now, she is a fun loving little girl. She loves her little teddy and never goes anywhere without him. For playing outside she has a warm wintercoat in her favorite color: red. She is the first Steiner doll I made with Wensleydale locks I made my first weft with it and then crocheted them into a wig. Very experienced doll makers told me the Wensleydale locks keep their shape and can even be washed and brushed. Little Suze has found a new home.

 

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Doll for Kirsten

lijs geruit groen jurkje lijs groen wit jurkje lijs gebloemd jurkje en vestje

The best compliment for me is when a child falls in love with my dolls. Only recently I made a doll for Femke, it was love at first sight but also her sister Kirsten liked her very much. So now as a St. Nicolas gift I made a doll just for Kirsten. I wished I could see her face when she unwraps her gift on december 5th, just hope she will love her….

Flower Fairy

Come to me and play with me,
I’m the babies’ flower;
Make a necklace gay with me,
Spend the whole long day with me,
Till the sunset hour.

I must say Good-night, you know,
Till tomorow’s playtime;
Close my petals tight, you know,
Shut the red and white, you know,
Sleeping till the daytime.

 

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Inspired by the lovely drawing of Mary Cicely Barker I made a flower fairy, she is very sweet and only 7 inches. She is available in my Etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/nl/shop/Poppelien

 

Waldorf doll for Siebe

Zonnekindpop voor Siebe Waldorf doll for Siebe Lijs vooe Siebe

 

I created this homemade Steiner doll for a special little boy, my youngest nephew Siebe who turned 3 recently and asked for a doll just like his big niece Lisa.