Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New Baby

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 baby sleeping bag made of cotton fabric one matching hand knit hat of pure lambswool and one cloth diaper. The baby also brings its favorite little hand knit snuggle doll.

The soft 100% cotton doll tricot skin is made of high quality swiss cotton.

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.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Spring Nature Table

Finally Spring!
 "The nature table allows the changes that are taking place in the natural world to be given expression indoors. The figures and items on the table depict the essence of what is happening in nature. Creating and maintaining a nature table will sharpen your observation of what goes on in nature from your adult consciousness. Young children do not knowingly study nature but they are nevertheless unconsciously aware of its laws. The important aspect of a nature table as it relates to children is that the child is able to connect with the objects and the scene depicted on the table. First, the search for objects in nature help both parents and child connect to and live in accordance with the rhythm of the seasons. We are no longer just a part of time forward but we are experiencing deeply a piece of the season. When we as parents bring the external world indoors, children learn to appreciate the many ways in which nature is at work in their surroundings." Jennifer Saleem⠀

Dying Playsilks

 Last weekend we dyed beautiful Playsilks in Rosas Waldorf Kindergarten Group. We prepared about seven different natural dyes made from Kurkuma, Birch leafs, red cabbage, coffee, black beans, blue wood and madder and met in our Kindergarten with lots of pure silk scarfs. What a beautiful evening!

Monday, February 13, 2017

This years first Willow Catkin Dolls - Pussy Willow Dolls

Last week we found the first Willow catkins in our garden and I got some brand new organic soft gray cotton niki fabric in the mail. This fabric and the poem about willow catkins by Christian Morgenstern inspired me to make some new Willow Catkin Dolls:


Die Weidenkätzchen

Kätzchen, ihr, der Weide,
wie aus grauer Seide,
wie aus grauem Samt!
O ihr Silberkätzchen,
sagt mir doch, ihr Schätzchen,
sagt, woher ihr stammt.
"Wollen's gern dir sagen:
Wir sind ausgeschlagen
aus dem Weidenbaum;
haben winterüber
drin geschlafen, Lieber,
in tieftiefem Traum."
In dem dürren Baume
in tieftiefem Traume
habt geschlafen ihr?
In dem Holz, dem harten,
war, ihr weichen, zarten,
euer Nachtquartier?
"Mußt dich recht besinnen:
Was da träumte drinnen,
waren wir noch nicht,
wie wir jetzt im Kleide
blühn von Samt und Seide
hell im Sonnenlicht.
Nur als wie Gedanken
lagen wir im schlanken
grauen Baumgeäst;
unsichtbare Geister,
die der Weltbaumeister
dort verweilen läßt."
Kätzchen, ihr, der Weide,
wie aus grauer Seide,
wie aus grauem Samt!
O ihr Silberkätzchen,
ja, nun weiß, ihr Schätzchen,
ich, woher ihr stammt!


New Willow Pussy Dolls are available here

All Knecht Ruprecht Cuddle Babies 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 where possible are used. 

Its head is sculpted in the traditional Waldorf style and its facial features are hand embroidered. It features a jumpsuit and a cap 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. 

Each 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

Friday, January 27, 2017

New Cuddle Baby

This new Waldorfdoll Cuddle Baby is available in my shop here
It is approx. 31 cm total length, 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 where possible are used. 

Its head is sculpted in the traditional Waldorf style and its facial features are hand embroidered. It features a jumpsuit made of organic GOTS certified cotton velvet and hair made of soft mohair yarn. 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.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

For Ilvie

This doll is for Ilvie, the little daughter of one of my old school friends from Waldorfschool.
This Knecht Ruprecht Companion 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. 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 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. 

The hair is made of Merino yarn and is perfect for combing and styling to unleash a child’s creativity. The dolls hair is hand stitched on the dolls head in a way that it can be finger combed. Longer hairstyles can be braided. 

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. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

For Birgit



The making of this doll was very special for me since it was requested from one of my best friends.  We now each other since we have been little girls growing up next to each other spending most of our time deep into the woods and fields of our village, at the farmstead of her family with lots of animals and farm life going on all year round or in the ateliers of my parents. 
This special friend was also my midwife when I gave birth to my little son.
This Knecht Ruprecht Companion 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. 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 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. 

The hair is made of Mohair yarn and is perfect for combing and styling to unleash a child’s creativity. The dolls hair is hand stitched on the dolls head in a way that it can be finger combed. Longer hairstyles can be braided. 

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. 

For Annalena

This Doll is for Annalena who is a dear friend of my little son and our family! 

This Knecht Ruprecht Companion 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. 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 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. 

The hair is made of Merino yarn which doesn't fuzz or pill and is perfect for combing and styling to unleash a child’s creativity. The dolls hair is hand stitched on the dolls head in a way that it can be finger combed. Longer hairstyles can be braided. 

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. 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Calendula Lavender Salve and Lip balm

As every year we gave something special and homemade to relatives and friends as a little christmas present. Back in summer we had lots of homegrown Marigolds blooming in our garden and since this is one of my favorite healing herbs I started to make Calendula infused oil, this medical oil is simple to prepare and has many uses. I stored the oil in the fridge and before christmas I made Calendula Lavender Lip Balm and Calendula Salve following this tutorial and it turned out great. A soothing and healing Salve to use on little scratches, cuts and chapped lips 




Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Wishing You and Your families a very merry Christmas

Wishing You and Your families a very merry Christmas. May this season greet You with health, plenty of warmth and happiness.
This year we used some christmas tree balls each mouth blown by Thom in his traditional glas workshop and a lot of straw stars to decorate our christmas tree. Some of the straw stars are very old and made by my grandmothers sisters many yeas ago.  
This is the sweet beeswax nativity scene my little five year old son made at Rosas Waldorf Kindergruppe to give it to us as a christmas present.