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.

A Give Away to GIVE away

It is amazing that my fanpage on Facebook almost has 1000 likes while I just started this page 10 months ago! To show my gratitude I thought it would be a great idea to organize a Give Away for someone who has had a tough year and really could use some cheer up. The idea alone filled my heart with joy because I know life isn't always easy and there must be quite a few people who cannot afford a hand made doll. To make a doll for this occasion would be extra special for me.

After reading the first comments on Facebook, the joy disappeared fast to make place for sadness. I didn't realize it would have such an impact especially knowing the fact that one doll is just a drop in the ocean. Immediately I started thinking of making more dolls for the Give Away but the wise words of my husband put me down to earth. He said: "Esther, even if you make free dolls for the rest of your life, you wouldn't live long enough to make a doll for every person who could use it". I know he's right but I cannot shake off the sad feeling that I have to disappoint quite a few people when I draw a winner for the Give Away.

So, any doll maker who wants to provide an extra free doll for the Christmas Give Away, please contact me.

How great will it be if we can spread more joy together this Christmas!

♥ Esther

Customs for Laurie


These cute 12" dollies are for Laurie. They have mocca skin and the hair is dyed by Pinki Punki.

vrijdag 11 oktober 2013

How to crochet a wig with weft mohair

It needs a bit of a study and a bit practise, but making a wig of weft mohair isn't as hard as you may think. I'll tell you my way of crocheting a wig.

For a wig for a doll with a circumference of 35 cm or 14" you will need appr. 100 gram of wefted mohair and a length of 105".

Top down crocheting:

For this wig I use as base for the crochet a brushed mohair yarn with thickness 5 and a crochet needle 3,5 (4 in the US) Start with a magic ring and crochet half treble (half double) till the ring is closed.  In the next (second) row you add the weft to the work, behind the just crocheted cirkel and you crochet the weft together with the rest of the rows along the way, using the DOUBLE CROCHET (TREBLE). By using the double crochet in the next rows you avoid a too crowded crown. 

                                      In the picture I am a bit further but you can see how the weft is behind the crocheting.

                                     You stick your needle through the weft, pick up the yarn and finish the stitch like usual

For those who want to see more than these pictures and like to see the wig & weft crocheting in action, there is a very good video available at

In the second  row you double your stitches by crocheting 2 times in every following chain stitch. In the third and fourth rows you crochet every other stitch 2 times, so 1 x 1, 2 x 1, 1 x 1, 2 x 1, etc. In the fifth row you swith to the half double stitch again, so the space between the rows become smaller and the wig will be more dense. To make a nice transition to the (practically straight) sides of the wig, you crochet every 6th chain stitch double. The rest of the wig you crochet as it comes without increasing. If you think your wig is ending too wide, decrease the last rows by crocheting some stitches together. 

If you wish to make a wig of lighter hair or you want to use smooth yarn instead of brushed, I advice to use a thinner yarn like 3 or 3,5 (knitting needles as indicated on the yarn). Light wigs show more of the crocheting so when using a thin yarn, your stitches will be more delicate.

So summarized: you crochet your wig with half double stitches except for row 2,3 and 4 (those with double stitches) to avoid a packed and cluttered crown, you crochet the first 4 rows as a flat circle and you make a smooth transition to the sides of wig by increasing less than before. Always check during the process if the wig fits onto your dolls head; methods, used materials and crochet techniques can differ per person!

Bottom top method

When using a straight weft mohair, it is better (the hair falls nicer and jumps less) to start at the bottom of the wig and work your way up to the crown by decreasing in the same way as described above but vice versa ofcourse. You measure the circumference of the dolls head and you add 0,5"extra before you close the chain. You keep the weft also at the back of your crocheting. Decreasing at the crown is crocheting 2 or even more stitches together, depending on the need. 

Good luck!
♥ Esther

ps: I have some wefts available in my etsy shop:
Limited stock unfortunately

woensdag 11 september 2013

Back to the daily routine

Well, summer holiday is over, kids are back to school and I am trying to pick up my daily routine with emphasis on trying. I always forget about the things I've been procrastinating due to vacation, like working on my blog :) and needs handling now but I am getting there....

Last weekend was a perfect Dolly weekend though; 2 dolls sold on Hyenacart within half an hour and the 3rd doll went for a huge amount on the auction. Special thanks to the buyers and bidders, your enthusiasm is what keeps me going!

Today I've dyed new Teeswater locks in devine colors, hope to show you some pictures soon. Getting back to my custom orders for the next weeks, always a lot of fun.

See you soon,

♥ Esther

woensdag 22 mei 2013

$ 1 Auction at Hyenacart starting 15.00 pm. EDT today.

Pippa is a 14'' Waldorf inspired doll. She is made of fair skin jersey of the Witte Engel and filled with clean carded wool. She has a belly button and buttocks. Her hair is made of light red/blond wefted mohair and can be brushed and styled easily. This hair feels like human hair. Pippa wears a pink dress, trousers and crocheted shoes.

Auction ends on 23rd of May at 18.00 pm. EDT

maandag 20 mei 2013

Fanpage Bibi on Facebook not available right now.

I am so sorry for those who want to join for the Giveaway doll but the Bibi Butterscotch Fanpage is not available right now!!! I was using iframe to make some tabs on the Bibi page and suddenly Facebook decided to shut the page down. I really have no clue what happened so I've filed an appeal now. Hope it can be restored very soon.

I will update you via this blog or

Pewwww, problems with my fanpage are resolved, it appeared to be a malicious script I was using. Still don't understand it since it was Fb software, but okay, it's working again and that's all that counts, isn't it? So, you can enter for the Giveaway doll again

Facebook GIVEAWAY!

Yep, it is definitely time for a Giveaway, the sun is shining, life is good and I looooooove doing giveaways. Meet Anouk, she is 12" Snugly Bibi that means she is soft filled but not too floppy, just comfortable enough to fall asleep on. She's made of organic Swiss jersey safe for the little ones to suck on and easy to clean without pilling. She has long arms which can be put around the neck for mutual hugging, my children used to love that. Her hair is made of very soft brushed mohair, attached to a crocheted cap and sewn into permanent pony tails. You still can make braids or messy buns.

I will draw a winner on June 1st. According to FB rules I have to charge the winner $1. No further costs. One entry only per person, if you share the picture it allows you one entry more. Make sure you like the page, not only the doll.

Good luck to you all!

vrijdag 17 mei 2013

Meet Sam

Just finished Sam, a 16" doll with a different feet and leg construction from the original classic Bibi doll. I really like to experiment with different styles and I think he really turned out great. Those locks are so incredible fun to  work with, cannot get enough of them! The sweater is knitted by my 85 years old neighbour, she adores making cute outfits for the dolls.

zondag 14 april 2013

Little Ballerina for Mylinh

This little ballerina is a custom for the daughter of Mylinh who is fond of ballet. The doll is 16", has fair skin and golden locks mixed with some amber locks. She wears a tutu of pink and white and the rest of her ballerina dress is made of hard pink velvet with an elastic shiny bias trim. Her cardigan is made of cotton and wool and is very soft. The ballet shoes are crocheted of shiny soft pink/pearl yarn. Isn't she adorable, she looks just like a little chubby toddler in ballet class.....She was so much fun to make!

donderdag 4 april 2013

Hair & Hair, can't wait to use these locks!

These locks are by far my favorite! It takes some time to wash, dye and select them, but the result is always overwhelming, don't you think?

Just uploaded some colors of wefted mohair in my Etsy shop. This mohair is so soft, it is a delight to see it on a doll.

dinsdag 2 april 2013

Well, I have finally started a weblog so I can give some background information about my dolls and me. I am still sorting things out and if you miss something or so, please let me know.

Thank you very much for visiting!

 ♥ Esther