Wednesday, October 18, 2017

For Mathilda


This Knecht Ruprecht Cuddle 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.

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

The soft 100% cotton doll tricot skin is available in five different shades from Marzipan to Chocolate and 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.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Waldorf Walnut Babies - LIMITED EDITION 2017

Each year, since about ten years, when our garden offers lots of fruits and nuts to us, I make some Walnut Babies in tiny Walnut shell beds using the shells of our fresh walnuts. I begin with looking for the largest nuts and dry and clean the shells while my children eat the nuts and have a cup of tea beside. Then I start working on these tiny bodies and my children start to make their own little babies using the materials I carry around in my basket. After many, many tiny stitches I hand embroider their faces and adjust their hand croched wigs. Finally they are bedded on soft organic lambswool in their little walnut shell cradles.
This year I made a limited edition of twelve Walnut Babies available here.

LIMITED EDITION WALNUT BABIES 2017

Waldorf Walnut Baby - Baby in a Nutshell - Walnut Babies according to waldorf pedagogy

Each Walnut Baby is individual handmade from natural and organic materials and beded on organic lambs wool in an organic grown walnutshell.

Its head is made of organic GOTS certified cotton interlock and it is stuffed with organic washed and carded wool. The body is made from organic GOTS certified cotton velvet. Its tiny wig is hand crochet and made of soft mohair yarn.

Eyes and mouth are hand embroidered with lots of loving care. Its appearance is intentionally simple in order to allow the child playing with it to improve or strengthen imagination and creativity.

The Walnutshell is about 4 to 5 cm and it comes from an Austrian "Klosternuß" walnut tree in our own garden. This kind of walnuttree is rare to find and known for its large and beautiful shells.

A Walnut Baby is a beautiful ornament for a newborn. It can be used as a dollhouse families baby and it is a beautiful decoration on the nature table.

It is hand washable. Please see doll care instructions in my profile.

Please note: This listing is for one Walnut Baby.

EN: Warning, read and keep. Toy not suitable for children under 3 years. Small parts might be swallowed or inhaled. Keep the adress of the company. DE: Achtung, bitte lesen für eventuelle Rückfragen aufbewaren: Dieser Artikel ist nicht für Kinder unter 3 Jahren geeignet, frei bewegliche Fasern & Kleinteile könnten eingeatmet oder verschluckt werden.
MerkenMerken

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Autumn Baby





This Knecht Ruprecht Cuddle Doll Baby is available here. It 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.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Autumn officially started

Autumn officially started in our house with the beginning of the school year. The weather changed quickly from lots of  sunshine and summer heat to wet, rainy and cold autumn weather. Lots of fruits and nuts in our garden are now ready to be harvested and our daily life shifted from being outside all day long to indoor play, lots of drawing, learning and crafting.  

Monday, June 26, 2017

Happy Midsummer!

"I am the sun and I bear with my might, 
the earth by day and the earth by night.
I hold her fast and my gifts I bestow,
to everything on her so that it may grow.
Man and stone, flower and bee...
all receive their light from me.
Open your heart like a little flower,
that i may shine in it every hour.
Open your heart, dear child, to me...
that we together one light may be."

Christian Morgenstern
We had a most beautiful Midsummer Festival in Rosas Waldorf Kindergruppe!



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Just completed!

 Please find this new doll here.

Waldorfdoll - Waldorf Doll - Cuddle Baby according to waldorf pedagogy
Approx. 31 cm total length incl. cap

This Knecht Ruprecht Cuddle 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 where possible are used.

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

The soft 100% cotton doll tricot skin is available in five different shades from Marzipan to Chocolate and 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.

"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.

All Knecht Ruprecht Dolls are hand washable. Please find doll care instructions here:
http://knechtruprechtdolls.blogspot.co.at/2010/01/anleitung-furs-puppenbad-doll-bath.html

This Knecht Ruprecht Doll is ready to ship.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

For Dagmar

Snuggle Doll according to waldorf pedagogy with soft cuddly body and a pixie hat made of GOTS certified organic cotton.

This Knecht Ruprecht Snuggle Doll is very soft and cuddly and individual handmade in my Atelier in Austria with love and great attention to detail. 

A snuggle doll is a good choice for a first doll. It has a soft, cuddly body and a pixie hat, and it can easily be taken along everywhere. It can be wrapped in its own cuddly body fabric and thus be in bed, and it takes on trusted, comforting scents to have nearby where ever one goes.   

An old piece of wisdom from a midwife: When a mother carries a Snuggle-Dolly with her; at best, next to her skin before giving it to the baby, it has a calming influence.

Not only is the form of the doll important but also the materials from which it is made. Natural fabrics such as cotton, cotton-velour, cotton-velvet, silk and wool knits give pleasure to the senses of the little hands.

This Knecht Ruprecht Cuddle Baby is filled with pure wool fleece which is naturally antibacterial, self-cleaning and is not easily flammable, to name but a few of its advantages. The wool takes on the body heat of the child and returns it in kind, giving it a living feeling.

Only the most exquisite materials made from all natural fibers and organic materials are used. I use GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic velour fabric made from pure cotton for the body and the cap. I fill the head and body part with pure wool fleece. The head is sculpted in the traditional Waldorf style and facial features are hand embroidered with GOTS certified organic cotton thread. 

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. 

May Day

 We had such a perfect may day celebration in Rosas Waldorf Kinder Gruppe
Sunshine, brezels, singing and dancing around the beautifully decorated maypole.

Spring lets his blue ribbons
flutter through the air again.
Sweet familiar scents
drift over the countryside,
full of promise;


violets are already dreaming
of their time time to come.
Listen; the soft sound of a distant harp!
It must be you, Spring;
it is you I have heard.

Eduard Möricke

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes....  Doll in the making in my studio.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

New Pocket Gnomes



New Pocket Gnomes available in my shop at Etsy

Knecht Ruprecht Pocket Gnomes are 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. Its facial features are hand embroidered. It features a body and a cap made of organic GOTS certified cotton velvet. All Knecht Ruprecht Cuddle Dolls are stuffed with 100% organic washed and carded wool. The soft 100% cotton doll tricot skin is available in five different shades from Marzipan to Chocolate and 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.

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, April 10, 2017

Happy Easter!


Happy Easter! 

A little seed for me to sow.
A little earth to make it grow.
A little hole, a little pat,
a little wish, and that is that.
A little sun, a little shower, a little while, and then a flower.

Our children in Rosas Waldorf Kindergruppe made little bowls from terracotta and planted easter grass seeds. They also have been weaving their little easter baskets. Yesterday we dyed our easter eggs using Kurkuma, Krapp, Red Peppers & Cochenille