vrijdag 27 maart 2015


Caleeze is a Waldorf inspired doll of almost 18", she is made of cotton jersey and filled with clean carded organic wool. Her sculpted face is hand embroidered with DMC cotton thread and her hair is wefted mohair crochet in a dark brown brushed mohair cap.

Caleeze wears a white cotton tunique/dress and pants which I've made of the same fabric. Her shoes are made of (crochet) cotton in Mary Jane style. The rest of her wardrobe contains a long lined hooded jacket/coat with glass lampwork beads as buttons.I've also knitted a white cotton cardigan for the chilly days.

Extra; sleeveless floral dress made of cotton fabric by Olivia and Bella.

Doll not intended for children under 5 years old.

dinsdag 20 januari 2015

Princess Polly

From the moment Polly laid her eyes on the gorgeous princess outfit made by Reggie, she only wants to be a princess. I showed her the prettiest fabrics but she's a bit of a stubborn girl, she'd made up her mind.

Princess Polly stands 17" and has sunkissed skin. Her long silky hair is mohair weft. She comes with a knitted woolen cardigan in the color white and crochet Mary janes.

 Doesn't she have the cutest profile?

Is my crown straight? I want to look as pretty as possible

Just sitting is sooo dull.....

What about lying down? 

donderdag 15 januari 2015


One of the most amazing places in the Netherlands to watch blooming crocuses is 'Het lange Voorhout' in The Hague, our former residence. It is a beautiful street (kind of ) between the buildings of our Parliament and the work palace of the King. We used to go there every year for a walk in February. Crocuses make me so happy; they are the announcers of Spring. Spring is by far my most favorable season of the year, probably because I was born in Spring ;)

As a tribute to this beautiful and special flower, I've made a doll with crocuses in her hair and matching clothing colors. Her face is sculpted. I know a sculpted face in not exactly Waldorf Style but it's so much fun doing it that I've tried to compensate the sculpted face with a very traditional Waldorf style body. The arms are button jointed for example. I love the fact that those arms are easier to pose instead of my regular floppy arms.

Cecile Crocus is 17" tall, has sunkissed skin and hazelnut brown eyes. Cecile will bring joy and happiness but as you can see in her eyes, she's also a bit of a mischief! Cecile wears a linen dress and underneath her dress a white jersey shirt and white jersey pants. Around her neck a silk (some photo's) hand felted scarf. And crochet shoes of course. The crocuses are made of wool felt. 

Cecile will be uploaded in my Etsy store on January 15th at 5.00 pm EDT/23.00u.CET.


zaterdag 27 september 2014

Dolly Background information

Today the Bibi Bonanza will start; 5 X-mas slots, a doll auction and a buy-now-listing. I cannot deny that I pretty excited about it. I think the X-mas slots speak for themselves but I would like to tell you something about the RTG-dolls. First there is Layla:

Layla is made of Swiss jersey. I often use the doll skin of De Witte Engel but once in a while I like to vary. Swiss jersey is less stretchy so even if you use your regular pattern, the outcome is different due to the characterics of the fabric. Layla's eyes are catching brown, she seems to be able to look right into your soul but although she has that serious look, her freckles reveal a bit mischievousness, don't be fooled! Layla features beautiful long locks that I've washed (and soaked and washed and washed) and dyed myself. It is a mix a various browns that gives Layla that magical appearance. Change the light and the luster changes along. She's wearing a dress made of Tilda fabric; I love that fabric! Not only the colors are always enchanting, the cotton never lets you down while sewing thanks to a certain firmness. I've also knitted a cardigan and a scarf. It's funny to notice I am automatically adjusting the girls wardrobes to the chilly weather. Crochet boots make her outfit complete. Layla is the sweet and patient one. She's excited about meeting her new mom but she will never show. She needs a mommy who will see her through and knows that 'still water runs deep'. Layla likes to be part of life, she's not the closet sitting type. If you're thinking about adoption her please include her into your household business and give her lots of love. She will never whine about attention but she certainly needs it.


Crystal is the sweetest doll I've ever made. She has been sitting on my desk for weeks just waiting for me to finish the custom dolls, watching all my moves and smiling at me with her heart melting smile.
She is wearing a thick quality linen white dress and white crochet somewhat lace shoes. The name Crystal and a white outfit seemed appropriate for this little angelic girl with her mesmerizing face and her sweet curls. She is the comforting type; she will share the beautiful moments with you and be there for you during challenging times. 

Crystal is also made of Swiss jersey but this time I used a different pattern. Her limbs are more straight, her body is longer than my usual dolls and she has broader shoulders. She's softer than my other dolls probably because she has that cuddly image. I don't always know why dolls turn out the way they do. That's the beauty of making dolls (and other forms of art) ; a part of the making process seems to occur unconsciously like it has a will of its own. Therefore no dolls will be ever be the same.

donderdag 3 juli 2014

Wee one

Today I finished this little one, she is 6" tall and has everything the big dollies have, even a belly button and a tiny butt. Het hair is made of Blue faced Leicester locks, natural color. I was suprised to notice how much time goes into making this tiny doll. The shoes are crochet with the smallest hook and the thinnest crochet yarn I could find. I think she's even cuter in real life...

This wee doll is part of a custom but I love making them so maybe I will make some more in the next couple of months. It is almost Summer vacation here so the work pace will be a bit slower with the kids around but since doll making is so relaxing for me it will be a perfect vacation activity!

zondag 22 juni 2014

Oh, I am so in love with this lambie I made for a dear friend. The design and pattern is from Lali Doll Nursery. Very well written, highly recommended!

dinsdag 17 juni 2014

Follow up on the FB story....

I understand FB has to make profit to live up to the overrated expectations on the stock market but I wish they would at least keep the notifications to the fans free and prioritized like the other social media. I detest the idea to raise my prices to cover the FB costs! Normally when you choose to advertise you want to expand your business but as a doll maker I cannot even keep up with the demand as it is so I am not really looking for expansion.  I do hope Fb will change this policy. Btw....on Instagram I saw a picture of Sami dolls where she showed how to increase the chance of getting an update. In case someone doesn't know it, here's a picture.....

It is in Dutch but I think you get the idea...

I also activated my twitter account : 



<3 Esther 

maandag 16 juni 2014

Other social media

Pfew, time really flies by. It has been so long since I wrote on my blog, I am feeling a bit ashamed.
I want to let you know I am exploring other types of social media but Facebook since they are forcing business owners to pay for showing updates to their own fans. Last couple of times I paid more and more and even then not all fans got the notification. Instead of giving privilige to my followers, Fb decided to focus mainly on getting more likes. That makes sense from the Fb perspective since more fans means more advertisement money next time.

So, I created accounts on Instagram and Pinterest and I will be more active on my blog and my Flickr account. I hope I can keep serving my dear followers this way because without your support and kindness, doll making will be far less fun. I love y'all!  (don't ask me why this is such a difficult number)

donderdag 19 december 2013

New slim style doll!

Today I am introducing a new style doll; the Bibi Skinny. These dolls have thinner limbs but larger hands and feet. They are made of Swiss organic doll skin. The Bibi Skinnies will still have their famous Bibi Butt's ofcourse., hehe.

I will show pictures of a Skinny doll on Facebook first, later I'll post the pictures here.

♥ Esther

dinsdag 29 oktober 2013

Custom for Kristy

This doll for Kristy has such a lovely sweet face. She is 16"tall has fair skin, fawn brown Teeswater locks with medium brown streaks.