The first doll of 2019 is a small dress-up doll in yellow dress and a lovely sleeping bag with a print made by Daniela Drescher a very talented artist known from many beautiful children books.
Please meet Snow, a gorgeous Waldorf doll with blue eyes, fair skin and a lots of dark curls around her face. She prefers to wear white: ‘just like the snow’ she says. I have named her Snow for now, until she gets her forever name from her new mommy. Her dress has a thin layer of tule with tiny dots, just like little snowflakes… She does not like wintercoats: ‘It feels too tight, I can’t dance in them’, she says. If I would let her, she would sneak out in the morning barefoot and dance on the white frozen grass. Just to keep her warm I made her a crochet shawl of soft alpaca to wrap around her and a hairband to match. She is a gentle soul and can be very dreamy, she makes up stories in her head and plays them with her set of wooden dolls. Her favorite set is Snow white and the seven dwarfs, she plays with them for hours and when she gets tired she lovingly covers them with her shawl for a blanket and kisses them goodnight. Snow has already found a loving home.
Just wanted to share this little guy with you, he was made last december as a St. Nicolas gift for a little boy. He is inspired by the lovely book Le Petit Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry about a little boy who lives on a planet. I have made Petit Prince dolls before but always with a soft velours body, this is the first one that has a tricot body and clothes that can be removed. This doll is very similar to the baby doll I make, but in order to resemble the body of an older child I gave him slender arms and legs.
Please meet my new doll Marinde, her name means from the sea and she really loves the beach. She loves searching for seashells when the tide is low. When it is really hot she will only wear her white sundress, but she also loves the windy days when the wind will pull her hair. On those days she wears her soft hooded cloak and her warm winterboots. One day she found a sweet baby seal and they became best friends. After a long day at the beach they will curl up together on the couch and cuddle.
Please meet Lotje, she is a lovely little girl full of energy, she loves climbing trees and dancing in the rain. But she is also quite an entertainer, she loves to do a little puppet show for an audience. I made her for a special girl who was glowing with happiness when she could finally hold her new dolly child.
Gijs en Fiene, twee lijzen die ik heb gemaakt voor een broer en zus mochten nog even hun schoen zetten voor ze naar hun nieuwe huis gingen. En kijk wat er in zat … twee kleine konijntjes.
These dress up dolls Gijs and Fiene put their shoe in front of the fireplace like we do in Holland when St. Nicolas is in the country. They sang songs and the next morning they got a little bunny each …