Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope you woke up to some sweet surprise this morning. I sure did. If you love chocolate you must try this kind once in your life: Leonidas. It is the best chocolate in the world. I swear!

It brings back bittersweet memories of my mother... The last few times we visited her in Germany she'd always leave a box for my husband and me by our bedside. What better way to say I love you? At least for a chocolate lover...




My DH ordered a box for me this year for Valentine's Day! What a sweet guy! The children still love their little sweet heart dolls I made them for Valentine's Day last year.


I hope you all are having a wonderful day with the people you love at your side!


Happy Valentine's Day!

from the German Dollmaker






Sunday, February 8, 2009

New St. Patrick's Day Offerings


January turned out to be the strangest month ever. My heart was heavy and I felt all torn up about the whole CPSIA situation. What was I to do? Stop making dolls altogether? Or become a maker of "collectible" dolls only? I got bad headaches and stomach aches because of this.

But what helped me through this difficult time was the support of lots of concerned customers who wrote to me. They all were so supportive and kind. Everybody said the same thing: This is crazy! I hope you will keep selling your dolls and doll clothes.



I love making dolls! But I kept asking myself how I could continue. Was it worth going to jail for it? Not really! But I need to create. I love making these dolls! I did not see how I could possibly stop.


I am glad that finally the scare is over. It appears that the people in charge have seen the light and realized that toys made of natural fibers such as cotton, sheep's wool, and mohair yarn do not pose a threat to children.


So in order to celebrate I am posting ome of my new creations to celebrate my craft. Check out my new Pocketdress in honor of St. Patrick's Day. I love green. It is such bright and hopeful color. I am glad that my hopes were not disappointed and that I can keep making my dolls for children and not just adult collectors. =)