Wednesday, July 30, 2014

nightgowns for waldorf dolls

I took some new pictures of different patterns of nightgowns I have available in my shop. the doll in the pictures, little Trudi, was a good girl during the shoot. She is available for sale. She is the only 15 inch doll living in my studio right now. You can contact me via my Etsyshop if you would like to purchase her.

The Christmas in July sale in my shop is almost over. So hurry on over before it's too late...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Faded Glory

It's been very quiet on this blog. I hope you have not missed me too much. I just have not had much to say.

Now I don't even have the excuse of having to watch soccer games any more. Of course, I am very happy that Germany won the Soccer World Cup. It brought back sweet childhood memories... After all it has been a long long time since my country won this thing. I pretty much had to wait half of my life to see it happen once again. It seems so weird when you start to count your years in World Cup events. By the time the next one rolls around my baby boy will be off to college. Very odd.

Well, not too many folks around here care about soccer anyways. My daughter painted my nails in the colors of the German flag. It was fun. I had not painted my nails since my teenage years. Now they are all chipped, and it's time to take off that nail polish.

Other than celebrating the German soccer success I have been working on retaking a lot of the pictures in my etsy shop. Folks from my Etsy team told me that having a watermark was distracting from the beauty of my work. I also learned that it is not a good idea to take shots of dolls' faces looking down. I was told that it makes them look like they are ashamed or something. Poor babies! They are good kids, I swear!

So alas, I am working hard on bringing a fresh look to my shop. Please, feel free to let me know if you have any other suggestions.

Everybody loved the shots that Lindsey Bonnice, the professional photographer from Livesweetphotography took. Since my photos are not quite there yet I will leave you with some more of her great pictures. Some day I will get there...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

teddy bear pocket dress

just wanted to share some photos of little Cinnamon in her new teddy bear pocket dress.
I love this Japanese Kawaii fabric...


Sunday, July 6, 2014

germandolls Christmas in July SALE

I hope you had a good Fourth of July with the fam! I most certainly did. lots of parties to go to. People and Parties. that is what the holiday is about, right? I love it. it's always one of the highlights of the summer.

then as a bonus, on top of all the fun, the German soccer team managed to win another game and make it into the next round of the World Cup. I was happy that the host of the party I went to let me watch the game on their lovely flatscreen TV. Nobody cared about the soccer but folks do understand cheering for your team... Yay! Go Germany!

 with all the excitement about Fussball I realized this weekend that I forgot to create the annual Christmas in July event in my etsyshop. So here it is.

hope you like my poster and stop by. the event is for those folks who like to get started on their Christmas shopping early. it may be the only sale I will have this year...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Live Sweet Photo project.

I recently received the beautiful pictures taken by Lindsey Bonnice from Live Sweet Photography.
Soon I will be featured on her blog. So I wanted to share this little sneakpeek photo.

It is so cool to see your artwork through the eyes of another artist. I work very hard on my photos but it takes me hours to get to a shot that I like as much as this one by Lindsey... So thank you so much for sharing your skills!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Soccer Fever

I am sorry I have not been able to post much this summer. Too many things to do. Between gardening, fruit picking and -processing, and watching soccer matches it's tough to get anything else done around here. I grew up playing soccer and watching it on TV with my dad. It's tough to explain to Americans since many people don't care about soccer at all.

Here is my photo of little Sophie making her first attempts at kicking the soccer ball around.
I promise she is not a biter. Even when the other doll friends are mean to her she finds a way to work things out peacefully!

Do you watch the WorldCup? Even if you are not a fan - you may find the stories and drama around it entertaining.Some games are boring. I admit it. But then there is lots of drama. Just imagine a grewn man biting another one. It's too bad for his team.

I also love to listen to the different accents of the commentators on ESPN. There is this one British dude whose comments make me laugh so hard. I hope the US and Germany will make it to the next round. Of course, it is much more fun if your team goes on!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Cherie Sophie

We have been picking lots of cherries over the last couple of days. First sweet cherries at the neighbor's house which we ate up right away. Next came the pie cherries in our backyard. I find the job of picking cherreis very enjoyable.

Reminds me of long summers as a child in Germany spent sitting high up in the branches of my
parents' trees.

The processing was not so much fun.

But alas the job got done and we have enough sour cherries to make 3 little pies plus a few small baggies with half-cup servings for muffin making. It will be so nice to a little bit of the flavor of summer in the dead of winter...

Sophie has been having fun with this project too. She insists that the cherries are really earrings and not meant for baking at all. A stubborn one that little one is...