Thursday, April 24, 2014

Working the Land

It's good to get back to gardening. Over last few weeks we have been working hard on getting our community garden patch ready for the season. Turning the garden and removing all the rocks that appeared over the winter was hard work. But lots of helping hands made the job easier. Nobody likes the weeding part...

The potatoes are in the ground and we planted some fava beans for the first time. This weekend we will add carrots and beets. Do you have a garden?

Let me tell you there is nothing as yummy as a freshly picked garden salad. The leaves in the salad you see in the photo were just from thinning out the lettuce we had planted a few weeks ago. It was the best thing I ate since the last garden tomatoes in the fall...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A t-shirt for Cinnamon

I finally figured out what was missing from little Cinnamon's wardrobe. What she really needed was a little t-shirt to wear under her new hoodie. So here it goes...
What I love about doll making is that you can use outgrown kids' clothes and turn them into sweet doll clothes. Cinnamon's shirt is made of an old pair of my daughter's dance pants. It is such lovely grey material. Very simple but super cute. It goes perfectly with her floral hoodie that is a bit darker grey..
                  Upcycling is a great thing. After all it is Earthday! Happy Earthday!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to my Blog Readers who celebrate that Holiday!

I hope you had a good day with your family and loved ones. I most certainly did. The weather was splendid. So much so that we went to our community garden patch and stuck some potatoes in the ground. In a few months we'll be hunting for potatoes instead of eggs...

One could get used to to the nice weather.. But it is Colorado, and you never know if there is more snow in the cards for us...

Friday, April 18, 2014


Today is my birthday. With each year I get older I find it harder to accept the number. How do you do it? I mean inside you still feel like a little kid. Where did those wrinkles and age spots come from? Can't decide whether to dye my hair or not. I don't like having my picture taken these days. Don't like any of the photos. How does one get to the stage of acceptance?

Mini-Me in her Birthday Suit

Any tips or advice? All I know is I still love playing with dolls. Does a girl ever get too old for that? You tell me!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

How to make a head for a Waldorf style doll

Since I was feeling very energetic this week I wrote a third tutorial. This one is about how to make a head for a waldorf style doll. It has all the information on how I make my sweet dollheads. I know there are many books and tutorials out there. But over the years I have found that there is information missing. I hope folks will find my tutorial useful and have this: Aha-moment (Oh this is how it's done) when they read it.

Maybe you have tried to make a doll and got frustrated because it didn't work out. I hope my tutorial will help you make a better head!

And then of course each doll maker has their own style and technique. In my tutorial I reveal my very own personal way of doing things. If you are curious you can get this PDF file in my Etsyshop now!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Doll Face Embroidery Tutorial

I just finished writing and posting my second Dollmaking Tutorial. I have been working hard on it for the last couple of weeks. As I write and draw I find that I very much enjoy this new challenge. Since English is not my first language it is a bit of a struggle. Sometimes I may have to look up a word or expression. I really want to help folks make better dolls.

I hope my new line of tutorials will be a success and spread the fun and excitement about handmade German dolls. There is nothing better you can give to a child in your family or to a beloved friend than a gift you made with love with your own hands!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Almost Giveaway...

I am currently doing a drawing for  a $1 surprise egg on my Facebook Fanpage. If you have not entered yet you should definitely go and check it out!!/GermanDolls

Who will find this little one in their Easter basket this year? I am excited for the winner of the drawing tonight. If you want to enter stop by my Facebook Page very soon!