Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Spring Fair!

The wildflowers are just starting to bloom and today was the Waldorf Spring Fair. Between now and Christmas is the best time of the year in Perth, Australia.

Here is my doll stall: under the gum trees and out in the open sunshine:
Here is yours truly with the dolls awaiting adoption:

This is Fran Rosenthall: the Waldorf Kindy teacher who originally taught me how to make waldorf dolls. Here she is inspecting my latest batch:

That baby looks like me! I just love the looks on the kiddies' faces;

A spring flower children dance:

Someone was selling these wooden swords and sheilds and they were a hit! Here is a young page practising dragon slayingTwo more pages and some young damsels:

A happy customer:

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Barbies "Don't Take the Oath"

I'm reading a chapter each night of this book to my son, and we both love it:
It's called The Doll People and it's about a family of dolls that have taken the oath in the doll factory to keep the secret from all humans, and they are granted life. If they are seen alive by a human, they risk "Permanent Doll State". I had to laugh at this ..... Annabelle Doll points to a Barbie Doll and asks; "Permanent Doll State"? Uncle Doll replies: "No. Didn't take the oath. Barbies never do." My son couldn't work out why I found that so funny.

Some dolls really do seem alive. Look at this pic a customer sent me of one of my dolls 'reading a book' with a child.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Baby Fight

This was sent to me by a customer who bought a DreamTime Baby doll. Here her daughter has just opened the present for her first birthday. Note the look on the baby's face on the left hand side.

He scooted over as fast as he could and decided to claim the doll for himself. Here they are locking horns:

A Walk Around Our Lake in Early Spring

We live a stone's throw from a beautiful lake where cockatoos of every colour can be seen, water birds, like black swans, egrets, coots and the occasional white ibis. There are also bandicoots, lizards and goannas. I won't mention snakes ....

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Best Fair In Town

Only 4 days to go to the Perth Waldorf School Spring Fair where I've been selling my dolls for the past 5 years. So I've been sewing hard these past few months to keep up with the demand and to stock my stall.

It's a social event as well, as I get to catch up with friends I haven't seen since last Spring Fair!My son really enjoys it too.
Here are some of the dollies I have up for adoption this saturday:

I love watching the children's reactions to the dolls. Their eyes light up and their mouths drop open. Last year a toddler grabbed a baby doll from the table and wouldn't give it back. The mother had to prise it away from her as she screamed.

My favorite stall of all is the cakes! So much variety: each cake lovingly made by a waldorf mamma. Imagine a setting of shady gum-nut trees, new wildflowers, children dressed in nice pastels and primary colors, the smell of baking bread from the kindy and the sound of wandering musicians.

This photo was taken a few years ago, and I had sold almost all of my dolls at that point;

The weather so far, though, looks a bit iffy:

Saturday Shower or two clearing. Min 6 Max 18

If you're in Perth, it's on this saturday at 10am. Let's hope it's not going to be raining!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Lots to share, but need techie help!

Thank you so much Nikki!!!