Friday, May 15, 2009

Custom shoes to match

Anyone here in the mood for some fresh strawberries?
Or would you like to go on a hike to the woods for some mushrooms. Please don't eat the toadstools, though...They look delicious but are only for decoration.

I have been making a lot of doll shoes lately. It is so much fun! Wool felt is such a wonderful material. It is soft and pliable and comes in so many colors. I have quite the collection of colors. I get kind of sad when I run out of a favorite color...

Check out my rainbow of shoes! My hands were quite sore after making them. But wasn't it worth it?
Once the raw shoe is finished they are decorated by needlefelting a design on them. It can be anything from a piece of fruit, piggies, a bunny...I love to match the new Kwaii fabrics in my stash. They are the cutest material on earth. If you want to know more about them, please read my previous blog entry on Japanese fabrics.

Needlefelting is an amazing craft. If you have lots of time on your hand you should try it. The limit is your imagination. Just make sure you have good eye-sight and a magnifying glass, for some of those details will make you blind. =)

I hope you enjoyed my happy shoe rainbow!

Your German Dollmaker


ayelet(nishale) said...

They are the cutest ever!

Tania said...

I have to say that your dolls are the most gorgeous I have ever seen. I am addicted to waldorf dolls maybe because of my german heritage, they remind me of my childhood

Now that I have a daughter, she's 14 months now, I'm afraid it will justify my addiction!

When she gets a little older, I would love to order a doll from you for her birthday.

Keep up the great work and more pictures please :)


germandolls said...

Awe, thanks Tania and Ayelet!