Monday, 2 July 2018

The beginnings

Lately I have spent quite a bit of time on nostalgic feelings. Mainly because I am insecure about my dolls because the market does lean a lot more to needle felted / highly sculpted / more realistic dolls. But on the other hand I love my dolls because they are "me" so I don't think I will change much. Of course dolls and making always changes but I have decided to just stay true to myself.
But if I can still sell these dolls is something entirely different.

So I have decided to take the time to make a few blog posts that will consist mainly of pictures of dolls. The dolls I have made in chronological orders. Including my practice dolls - the one I took pictures of ;)

Starting here is the very very beginnings, when I tried to find out what this whole doll hype was all about, if it was really so difficult or if I could also make them (as my mother used to - but being too proud / stubborn to ever ask for her advice ;))

So here is 2012


Marco & Puck

Marco & Puck






Sasha, brown haired girl, Jamie



Josefa, Lara, Leoni, Elsie

Erika, Ronja, Ella

Ladina & Ria







the original Pippi

The three - silly minis

Harry & Sally, the original silly minis

Warrior princess, a trade doll

Sunday, 16 April 2017


I am not going to say a lot about Dot. I think the pictures say a lot already ;)

Because Dot is very special to me we discussed for a long time how to find the new home. And we came up with something we think is fun. We hope so do you ;)

So.. Dot is still missing the boots to go for long walks. As soon as they are made time for travel is near.


- as soon as the boots are done I will post a pic of Dot with the boots on my facebook page

- I will by then have secretly chosen my favourite pic of Dot (one since the body is finished, so not the very first sneak peeks from way back ;))

- The person who comments "wait... what... when...?" under my secret favourite picture on my facebook page first, will be given the time and day of Dot's secret upload to my indiecart shop.
So feel free to comment under more than one picture ;)

- The time and date will remain as secret as the person who I pm it to chooses. So if you have picked the right picture and been the first and have been given the details you can share this info with anyone you choose, in private or in a group. Or you can just keep it a secret of course ;)

- Dot will be uploaded to my indiecart for the FIRST time within 3 days of the picture with the boots being posted, whether someone got the detail or not - so basically it might be a very secret upload ;)

- First upload will be an auction type listing open for three hours. So if you watch my facebook page and the shop you might still catch it even if you have no added clue as to the definite time and date.

- If nobody bids on Dot the listing will expire and I will choose to let Dot pop up in my indiecart or etsy shop from time to time until the new home is found. These listings will then be RTG so being first will matter more ;)

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions ;) I know it sounds complicated and maybe it is. But we do hope it will also be fun <3


Monika and Dot

Friday, 17 February 2017


Lotta is not one to hide her opinions. or her socks. So here are two lists with what she likes / does not like. it might help you to decide if she could fit into your home ;)

Lotta likes:

old cities
star wars (though secretly more star trek - she has quite a bit of a crush on Tom Paris)
modern medicine
pink and orange, preferably together
pride & prejudice
anything by murakami or neil gaiman
crazy socks

Lotta dislikes:

made up non facts / when people pretend facts aren't important
Moby Dick
Forrest Gump
frilly dresses
7 and 17 (she sympathizes with the other numbers as 7 and 17 seem to be chosen the most whenever people are asked what their fav number is)

Lotta is one of my little dolls, made with my own pattern. she measures around 11 inches, has brown eyes, a smile (yes, yes, a smiling vergissmeinnichtKuss doll ;)), her skin is tan (oekotex cotton from switzerland), she is stuffed with clearn carded wool, her hair is handdyed, handspun yarn i bought from luxfish and have saved for a long time (it broke my heart when she closed shop). she is wearing a handknit tunic (handdyed wool yarn from the lemonadeshop), a handknit merino wool cowl, heart undies, jeans capri trousers and her favourite crazy socks. and NO shoes because she really doesn't like them.

Lotta costs 210 CHF plus 30 CHF shipping, so that is 240 CHF altogether. CHF stands for swiss francs ;) she will ship from switzerland.
if you think Lotta will be a good match for your home and you would like to invite her to live with you, please send me a message on facebook. if more than one person offers Lotta a home i will draw a name this weekend...

thank you very much!

oh, I almost forgot: here are pictures of her:

Thursday, 1 December 2016


Everyone who knows Del knows she lives in her own world... which also shows in her choice of clothes. She is still missing her boots, she said she wants colourful comfy ones. I showed her pics of Livia's and that's exactly what Del wants. To wear with her dress up clothes and her knits. With everything. Like her socks.

It doesn't show clearly in the pics but she has one blue and one green eye - helping her to see the world in her own way...

Her beautiful black dress was made by Alex of Angelique Angels and many of my dolls have worn it. But as the little sister of Didi I just had to give in when she claimed it as the dress was inspired by her big sister. Who she has a special bond to <3

She was inspired by my favourite storyline/ graphic novel and is very dear to me. If you are looking for "one of my dolls" please pass on Del and only buy her if you really lover HER for who she is :)

I could tell you a lot about her but I think many things about her speak for themselves...

Wednesday, 30 November 2016


First things first: Yes, i am little and so I felt this was a very accurate name for me. Why hide what I am?
I am also fierce, and a free spirit, and funny and stubborn. But that will need a second glance.

Monika wanted to make me some sturdy shoes and she told me to tell you all that it was my decision to not get them. She said I need sturdy shoes for my adventures in the woods, when it's cold or I walk over sticks and stones so I will not have holes in my socks. But who can move stealthily and visit the foxes and deer with sturdy shoes? They would hear me come from miles away and I do not want to confuse them by wearing leather. Now all they smell is a little bit of sheep through the wool. And they like sheep, sheep are never a threat.
I told Monika that really, my feet barely touch the ground anyway so I could go barefoot. But the wind can become chilly so socks are in order and we found a compromise in the sock-boots i am now wearing. The best is that they are big enough so I can take them off easily and use them as a satchel on my adventures. But pssst, don't tell Monika, I promised to keep them on :)

Now the technicalities:
I am a bit over 10 inches little, my skin is made with Swiss cotton, I am stuffed with clean sheep wool, my hair is made from loose locks (I think they are called Cotswold or something, I am not really sure tbh) sewed into a weft and attached straight on my head (that tickled!), my dress is handknit with merino wool yarn in the colorway Woodland Friends with Pink by Mosaic Moon, my socks and sock-boots are cotton. I am also wearing undies (well, not yet but I will be when I travel)...

I am not suitable for children - due to my construction and character :)

Monday, 25 April 2016


For the longest time I wanted to make a chubbier doll. It never worked out as i had imagined it. Until now!

So here is Rosie, hopefully the first of many. I hope you love her as much as I do! She is everything I love about doll making. Reduced to the max ;)

So here she is!!!! (can you tell, I am a bit excited ;))

Rosie, what have you got there?


See, nothing behind my back...

But now I must concentrate.

Do you need help?


I am a big girl!

Me, needing help?