Tuesday, February 9, 2016

For Lynne

"Every little Bunny
Has a habit that is funny.
It doesnt matter where he goes
he always wrinkles up his nose."

Ena Hawken
These Felt Bunnies and the Baby Doll are made for a little Baby arriving soon. If You would like to make Felt Bunnies like these yourself, You can do so with my Felt Bunny EBook Tutorial.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

For Alexa

I just completed this doll and her clothing is perfectly matching the first signs of spring!

This Knecht Ruprecht Companion Doll was individual handmade in Austria with love and great attention to detail. Only the most exquisite materials made from all natural fibers and organic materials where possible are used.

Its head and body is sculpted in the traditional Waldorf style and its facial features are hand embroidered. Knecht Ruprecht Companion Dolls have a simple bottom, simple hands and feet. Arms and legs are moderately curved, freely movable, allowing natural postures. All Knecht Ruprecht Companion Dolls are soft to the touch and stuffed firmly with 100% organic washed and carded wool.

The hair of this doll is made of 100% extra soft Mohair yarn. The dolls hair is hand stitched on the dolls head in a way that it can be finger combed and braided.

This Knecht Ruprecht Companion Doll will come with a tunic dress made of pure linen fabric, one hat handknit from lambs wool and one set of shoes and a little bag made from 100% wool felt.

The soft 100% cotton doll tricot skin is approved in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class 1 certification. It is made in Switzerland and it is a very high quality fabric which is used and approved since years for the purpose of Waldorf Doll making. This fabric is very resistant and allows a long lifetime of the dolls I make.

This Knecht Ruptrecht Doll is made in a smoke free environment with love and great attention to detail. Each and every doll I make is unique and handmade by myself.

When cuddled, a wool stuffed doll takes on the warmth of the body, making it come "alive." The appearance is intentionally simple in order inspire imagination and to strengthen creativity.

For Anita

This Knecht Ruprecht Companion Doll was individual handmade in Austria with love and great attention to detail. Only the most exquisite materials made from all natural fibers and organic materials where possible are used.

Its head and body is sculpted in the traditional Waldorf style and its facial features are hand embroidered. Knecht Ruprecht Companion Dolls have a simple bottom, simple hands and feet. Arms and legs are moderately curved, freely movable, allowing natural postures. All Knecht Ruprecht Companion Dolls are soft to the touch and stuffed firmly with 100% organic washed and carded wool.

The hair of this doll is made of 100% extra soft Mohair yarn.

The soft 100% cotton doll tricot skin is approved in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class 1 certification. It is made in Switzerland and it is a very high quality fabric which is used and approved since years for the purpose of Waldorf Doll making. This fabric is very resistant and allows a long lifetime of the dolls I make.

This Knecht Ruptrecht Doll is made in a smoke free environment with love and great attention to detail. Each and every doll I make is unique and handmade by myself.

When cuddled, a wool stuffed doll takes on the warmth of the body, making it come "alive." The appearance is intentionally simple in order inspire imagination and to strengthen creativity.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

For Severin

My little son requested his first large Comanion Doll to be dressed like a knight. So we did what we could and et voila`this is my first Knight Doll.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Winter Solstice & Advent Garden

Last week we celebrated the Advent Garden in our Waldorf Kinder GartenThe Spiral is an old symbol of all life processes. Winter and summer, inhale and exhale, narrowness and wideness, inside and outside. All these processes are constantly changing until they reach a turning point and pause for one moment. As an universal symbol the spiral appears throughout history dating some 4500 years and appears cross culturally over the world throughout our known history.

Each child takes a turn to slowly walk the spiral, holding a red apple with a small unlit beeswax candle inserted into it. As the child reaches the center, he or she lights the candle and then retraces his or her steps out of the spiral. On the return, the child places the apple and candle on one of the golden stars, bringing forth the Light. Child after child has a turn, and more and more lit candles grace the spiral as the room begins to glow.

"When Christmas arrives, a turning point is reached. The light increases, days grow longer and nature reawakens." Rudolf Steiner

"Über Sterne, über Sonnen,
leise geht Mariens Schritt.

Lauter Gold und lichte Wonnen,

nimmt sie für ihr Kindlein mit.
Wenn Maria heilig schreitet,
von der Sterne Chor geschaut,
wird von ihrer Hand bereitet,
was zur Weihnacht` niedertaut.
Ruft die Sonne auf zu weben
für des Kindes lichtes Kleid,
bittet dann den Mond zu geben,
ihrem Kindlein Glück und Freud`.
Alle Sternlein spannt sie singend
an den bunten Wagen an,
ziehet durch den Himmel klingend,
kommt dann auf der Erde an."

Thursday, December 17, 2015

New Waldorf Baby Doll Pattern

My children are my greatest inspiration when it comes to making dolls and toys. Always. My daughter requested a Baby with diapers and more advanced clothing recently so in the midst of christmas orders and preparations I tried and made one new Baby Doll Body Pattern and some new cloth patters too. Some cloth diapers for the Baby as well... My daughters doll is tucked away for christmas but this one is for You!
This Knecht Ruprecht Waldorf Baby Doll is individual handmade in Austria with love and great attention to detail. Only the most exquisite materials made from all natural fibers and organic materials where possible are used.

Its head and body is sculpted in the traditional Waldorf style and its facial features are hand embroidered. This Baby is designed to look and feel as much like a real baby as possible. It has curved limbs, that nestle well in children's arms and it has a bottom that allows the baby to sit and can be cloth diapered.

All Knecht Ruprecht Baby Dolls are soft to the touch and stuffed firmly with 100% organic washed and carded wool. The hair of this doll is made of 100% Mohair yarn.

This Knecht Ruprecht Waldorf Baby Doll will come with a dress made of organic GOTS certified cotton fabric and linen one matching hat, hand knit socks of pure lambswool and one cloth diaper.

The soft 100% cotton doll tricot skin is organic and GOTS certified.

Nearly all wool and felt materials used for my dolls are coming from the local farmers collective Manufaktur Haslach. This Collective supports different rare and endangered species of sheep and organic farming, no pesticides or chemicals are used. The wool is only washed with soda, mild soap and warm water.

This Knecht Ruptrecht Doll is made in a smoke free environment with love and great attention to detail. Each and every doll I make is unique and handmade by myself.

When cuddled, a wool stuffed doll takes on the warmth of the body, making it come "alive." The appearance is intentionally simple in order inspire imagination and to strengthen creativity.

"As the child nurtures & mothers the doll, he is - not simply metaphorically but also in reality - caring for himself. It is important therefore, that we offer a doll that closely resembles him/her, not so much in features but rather in proportion. The child's "felt experience" of the doll will remain with him/her. So let's keep the doll simple, proportional & tactilely truthful."

Words by Shariffa Oppenheimer in regards to Waldorf dolls.

This Knecht Ruprecht Doll is ready to ship.

Knecht Ruprecht Dolls are hand washable. Please find a detailed Waldorf Doll Care Tutorial here:
http://www.knechtruprecht.at/2010/01/anleitung-furs-puppenbad-doll-bath.html

EN: Warning, read and keep. Toy not suitable for children under 3 years. Small parts might be swallowed or inhaled.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Waldorf Doll Girl in Gold, Rose and Offwhite

One more doll before christmas! This one is ready to ship. Find the listing for this doll here.

This Knecht Ruprecht Companion Doll was individual handmade in Austria with love and great attention to detail. Only the most exquisite materials made from all natural fibers and organic materials where possible are used.

Its head and body is sculpted in the traditional Waldorf style and its facial features are hand embroidered. Knecht Ruprecht Companion Dolls have a simple bottom, simple hands and feet. Arms and legs are moderately curved, freely movable, allowing natural postures. All Knecht Ruprecht Companion Dolls are soft to the touch and stuffed firmly with 100% organic washed and carded wool.

The hair of this doll is made of 100% extra soft Merino yarn. The dolls hair is hand stitched on the dolls head in a way that it can be finger combed and braided.

This Knecht Ruprecht Companion Doll will come with a tunic dress made of organic GOTS certified cotton fabric, one hat handknit from lambs wool and one set of shoes and a little bag made from 100% wool felt.

The soft 100% cotton doll tricot skin is approved in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class 1 certification. It is made in Switzerland and it is a very high quality fabric which is used and approved since years for the purpose of Waldorf Doll making. This fabric is very resistant and allows a long lifetime of the dolls I make.

This Knecht Ruptrecht Doll is made in a smoke free environment with love and great attention to detail. Each and every doll I make is unique and handmade by myself.

When cuddled, a wool stuffed doll takes on the warmth of the body, making it come "alive." The appearance is intentionally simple in order inspire imagination and to strengthen creativity.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

For Daniela

This Knecht Ruprecht Companion Doll was individual handmade in Austria with love and great attention to detail. Only the most exquisite materials made from all natural fibers and organic materials where possible are used.

Its head and body is sculpted in the traditional Waldorf style and its facial features are hand embroidered. Knecht Ruprecht Companion Dolls have a simple bottom, simple hands and feet. Arms and legs are moderately curved, freely movable, allowing natural postures. All Knecht Ruprecht Companion Dolls are soft to the touch and stuffed firmly with 100% organic washed and carded wool.

The hair of this doll is made of 100% extra soft Merino yarn. The dolls hair is hand stitched on the dolls head in a way that it can be finger combed and braided.

This Knecht Ruprecht Companion Doll will come with a tunic dress made of pure linen fabric, one hat handknit from lambs wool and one set of shoes and a little bag made from 100% wool felt.

The soft 100% cotton doll tricot skin is approved in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class 1 certification. It is made in Switzerland and it is a very high quality fabric which is used and approved since years for the purpose of Waldorf Doll making. This fabric is very resistant and allows a long lifetime of the dolls I make.

This Knecht Ruptrecht Doll is made in a smoke free environment with love and great attention to detail. Each and every doll I make is unique and handmade by myself.

When cuddled, a wool stuffed doll takes on the warmth of the body, making it come "alive." The appearance is intentionally simple in order inspire imagination and to strengthen creativity.

For Gesine


This Knecht Ruprecht Companion Dolls are individual handmade in Austria with love and great attention to detail. Only the most exquisite materials made from all natural fibers and organic materials where possible are used.

Head and bodies are sculpted in the traditional Waldorf style and facial features are hand embroidered. Knecht Ruprecht Companion Dolls have a simple bottom, simple hands and feet. Arms and legs are moderately curved, freely movable, allowing natural postures. All Knecht Ruprecht Companion Dolls are soft to the touch and stuffed firmly with 100% organic washed and carded wool.

The hair of this dolls is made of 100% extra soft Merino yarn. The dolls hair is hand stitched on the dolls head in a way that it can be finger combed and braided.

The soft 100% cotton doll tricot skin is approved in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class 1 certification. It is made in Switzerland and it is a very high quality fabric which is used and approved since years for the purpose of Waldorf Doll making. This fabric is very resistant and allows a long lifetime of the dolls I make.

Knecht Ruptrecht Dolls are made in a smoke free environment with love and great attention to detail. Each and every doll I make is unique and handmade by myself.

When cuddled, a wool stuffed doll takes on the warmth of the body, making it come "alive." The appearance is intentionally simple in order inspire imagination and to strengthen creativity.

For Andreia


This Knecht Ruprecht Companion Doll was individual handmade in Austria with love and great attention to detail. Only the most exquisite materials made from all natural fibers and organic materials where possible are used.

Its head and body is sculpted in the traditional Waldorf style and its facial features are hand embroidered. Knecht Ruprecht Companion Dolls have a simple bottom, simple hands and feet. Arms and legs are moderately curved, freely movable, allowing natural postures. All Knecht Ruprecht Companion Dolls are soft to the touch and stuffed firmly with 100% organic washed and carded wool.

The hair of this doll is made of 100% extra soft Mohair yarn. The dolls hair is hand stitched on the dolls head in a way that it can be finger combed and braided.

This Knecht Ruprecht Companion Doll will come with a tunic dress made of cotton velvet, one trousers made of GOTS certified organic fabric, one hat handknit from 100% plantdyed wool and one set of shoes and a little bag made from 100% wool felt.

The soft 100% cotton doll tricot skin is approved in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class 1 certification. It is made in Switzerland and it is a very high quality fabric which is used and approved since years for the purpose of Waldorf Doll making. This fabric is very resistant and allows a long lifetime of the dolls I make.

This Knecht Ruptrecht Doll is made in a smoke free environment with love and great attention to detail. Each and every doll I make is unique and handmade by myself.

When cuddled, a wool stuffed doll takes on the warmth of the body, making it come "alive." The appearance is intentionally simple in order inspire imagination and to strengthen creativity.


Monday, November 16, 2015

For Tina

This Knecht Ruprecht Companion Doll was individual handmade in Austria with love and great attention to detail. Only the most exquisite materials made from all natural fibers and organic materials where possible are used.

Its head and body is sculpted in the traditional Waldorf style and its facial features are hand embroidered. Knecht Ruprecht Companion Dolls have a simple bottom, simple hands and feet. Arms and legs are moderately curved, freely movable, allowing natural postures. All Knecht Ruprecht Companion Dolls are soft to the touch and stuffed firmly with 100% organic washed and carded wool.

The hair of this doll is made of 100% extra soft Alpaka yarn. The dolls hair is hand stitched on the dolls head in a way that it can be finger combed and braided.

This Knecht Ruprecht Companion Doll will come with a tunic dress made of pure silk fabric, one dungaree made of GOTS certified organic fabric, one hat handknit from 100% plantdyed wool and one set of shoes and a little bag made from 100% wool felt.

The soft 100% cotton doll tricot skin is approved in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class 1 certification. It is made in Switzerland and it is a very high quality fabric which is used and approved since years for the purpose of Waldorf Doll making. This fabric is very resistant and allows a long lifetime of the dolls I make.

This Knecht Ruptrecht Doll is made in a smoke free environment with love and great attention to detail. Each and every doll I make is unique and handmade by myself.

When cuddled, a wool stuffed doll takes on the warmth of the body, making it come "alive." The appearance is intentionally simple in order inspire imagination and to strengthen creativity.

New Rose´ Waldorf Baby Cuddle Doll made from GOTS Organic Fabric

This Doll is available here and here.

This Knecht Ruprecht Cuddle Doll Baby is very soft and cuddly and individual handmade in Austria with love and great attention to detail. Only the most exquisite materials made from all natural fibers and organic materials are used. I used GOTS certified organic cotton Nicki Velour and GOTS certified organic cotton embroidery thread.

Its head is sculpted in the traditional Waldorf style and its facial features are hand embroidered. Its soft body and cap is  made of cotton velvet. All Knecht Ruprecht Cuddle Doll Babies are soft to the touch and stuffed with 100% organic washed and carded wool.  

The soft 100% cotton doll tricot skin is approved in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class 1 certification. It is made in Switzerland and it is a very high quality fabric which is used and approved since years for the purpose of Waldorf Doll making. This fabric is very resistant and allows a long lifetime of the dolls I make. 

Nearly all wool and felt materials used for my dolls are coming from the local farmers collective Manufaktur Haslach. This Collective supports different rare and endangered species of sheep and organic farming, no pesticides or chemicals are used. The wool is only washed with soda, mild soap and warm water. 

This Knecht Ruptrecht Doll is made in a smoke free and pet free environment with love and great attention to detail. Each and every doll I make is unique and handmade by myself. 

When cuddled, a wool stuffed doll takes on the warmth of the body, making it come "alive." The appearance is intentionally simple in order inspire imagination and to strengthen creativity.