Closing down for now

Posted on mei 16th, 2011 @ 10:48 am in daily life by Meike

Hi there. Thank you for visiting my weblog. As you can see, I haven’t updated in almost a year. I still love Waldorf-style dolls, but somehow haven’t been able to find the time to make them for a long, long time. I hope to get back to them again sometime in the future, but until that time, I won’t be writing any new posts. Furthermore, I’m closing down comments, because I’m getting a ridiculous amount of spam each day. If you’d like to contact me, you can still do so of course – the address is on my ‘About’ page (see the menu bar on the left for the link.) Thanks very much for all your sweet reactions over the years! I hope you’ll still enjoy my tutorials and links – and I hope to be back again some day!!

Happy dollmaking. :)

Meike

Stella

Posted on mei 14th, 2010 @ 5:35 pm in sewing,toys,waldorf dolls by Meike

There! She’s done! During our mini-holiday this past week, I finished the doll I made during Fröken Skicklig‘s dollmaking course a few weeks ago. Please meet Stella! :)

I am extremely pleased with the way she’s turned out, as is my daughter Nynke. :) She’s usually a cars kind of girl, but she took to Stella immediately. Maybe there’s a girly girl in there somewhere after all?

dollmaking in Amsterdam

Posted on april 24th, 2010 @ 10:21 pm in waldorf dolls by Meike

Once again, I have been absent for much too long – seems like a recurring theme here… Nothing much has come from my hands lately, and that just doesn’t feel right.

But today, today I was creatively inspired. I went to Amsterdam for the first day of my dear friend Juliane’s  dollmaking course, and it was just SO much fun! This is the result of today’s hard work:

dollmaking a la Juliane :)

Tomorrow, we’ll be doing the body, and if all goes well, we’ll all be able to take a complete doll home with us, Fröken Skicklig style. :) Thanks so much Juliane, you’re the best teacher (and a very, very sweet person besides!), and it’s wonderful you’re willing to share your techniques with us!

Hugs,

Mima!

Posted on januari 31st, 2010 @ 4:34 pm in etsy,knitting,waldorf dolls by Meike

At long last! I’ve finished a doll! Goodness gracious, I don’t even want to think about how long it took. It’s too embarrassing! Without further ado, may I present you…

Mima!

Held here by my son, who only agreed to do it after I bribed him. Ungrateful little creature. ;)

Anyhow! Handmade by me from top to toe, and now available in my Etsy store. More pictures can be found on Flickr!

back!

Posted on januari 26th, 2010 @ 8:44 pm in daily life by Meike

My apologies for my absence – and more notably, the absence of this weblog! My site got hacked (again), and I had to have it closed down entirely for a while. I have fixed things to my ability, and I hope I’ll be able to continue without interruptions from now on… *fingers crossed*!

six!

Posted on december 30th, 2009 @ 2:19 pm in daily life by Meike

Happy birthday sweet Olivier. :)

getting back…

Posted on december 7th, 2009 @ 2:06 pm in daily life,etsy,knitting,waldorf dolls by Meike

DSC01057… into the swing of things, I hope!

In retrospect, I seem to have taken a little break from dollmaking. Not intentionally; it just happened.

Just now, as I was packing up Gwendolina, who’ll be off to her new home tomorrow, I felt a little flicker, though. A little spark. Something that said: there are many more dolls waiting to be made. Some of them are almost finished, even. Wouldn’t it be fun to… you know?

So… who knows! Now that my crafting for Saint Nicholas is done, I may pick up one of these half finished babies… Perhaps I can even get one into my shop in time for Christmas! Or would that be pushing it too far? Hm…

Anyhow. I need to answer some questions, too. Long overdue, I apologize!

Sophie: I never use the second vertical string like they do. They seem to have a different method, which I don’t completely understand either. I just use two strings: one horizontal, to make the eye line, and one vertical, to create the chin and cheeks. After stitching the two together at the ears, the horizontal one gets lowered to (almost) the neck, to create the back of the head.

Nan: I am sorry, but no, I don’t sell patterns. I usually make up my own or convert exisiting baby clothes pattern to doll size. Are you on Ravelry? I run a Waldorf Dolls group there, and we’ve managed to collect quite a few patterns. Which I still need to organize into a comprehensive list, but that’s another story. :)

dolls

Posted on november 1st, 2009 @ 3:47 pm in BJD,knitting by Meike

Hi there! My apologies for the long(ish) absence… There wasn’t all that much to report hereabouts, apart from my BJD obsession, which is quickly getting out of hand!

I’ve now got TWO dolls on the way: my Felixdoll Brownie and a Lati Yellow Byurl Basic with premium face-up (sponsored partly by my darling parents, who didn’t mind me using my birthday money this way all that much… They must think me quite out of my mind, but hey, they’ve had 35 years to get used to the idea. :) ).  And then, there are two dolls on my wish list at the moment: the Lati Green grown-up Coco, with whom I fell in love the minute I saw her, and a Pocket Fairy. I’m not quite sure which of the PF I’m going to decide for in the end, but it’s a very close race between the Yoko and the Choco mold. And nope, I didn’t come up with those names! Now all I’ve got to do is somehow find the money… Do I hear you say Christmas? :lol:

I’ve been ordering clothes for all these sweeties like mad too. I’m afraid to look too closely at my bank account right now. ;) My latest discovery: Boneka. A German company that has such wonderful doll clothes, it’s unbelievable!

In my defense, I’ve also started miniature knitting, so not ALL doll clothes will be bought from others… It took some practice getting used to my 1.5 mm needles, but I’m getting increasingly better at handling them! See:

knitting

Clickety-click for a bigger picture.

Yup, having fun!

dolls & cake

Posted on oktober 20th, 2009 @ 4:10 pm in daily life,sewing,waldorf dolls by Meike

Is there anything better than dollmaking, homemade tarte tatin and tea?

on my table

I think not. :)

play food update

Posted on oktober 18th, 2009 @ 5:47 pm in sewing,toys by Meike

Making good progress! :)

cake stand

Missing from this picture: the ever elusive strawberry I made earlier and the fried egg, which just didn’t look right in a cake stand. ;)