Dria lives a world away from me. I am German. Dria is Jewish. We are bound together by the burden of history. Never forget! History lessons about the Nazi regime. The unspeakable things that my forefathers did to Dria’s people. I have never talked to Dria about this. Maybe there is some sort of mutual understanding. We can be at peace now and and share what is good about our culture.
We share recipes. We share ideas about natural simple living. I love to see pictures from her village in Israel.
Worlds away from each other we can be friends on the NaturalKids team. Yet we have a another connection through the work that our hands do. We are both doll makers. We share the love of German style dolls. So I was very excited when she sent me photos of her hands making something. I can relate to it. I know what skill it takes to turn those little corners on a sewing machine.
The lovely little details and the joy we get from seeing a finished doll that has come together just right…
Please visit her lovely shop on Etsy to see her amazing creations! I think she is working on a smiling Star-baby here.
Ulla Seckler is a dollmaker who was born and raised in Germany. She lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband and two kids. You can find her Notes by a German Dollmaker on her blog where she shares some great German recipes, pictures of her sweet dolls, and life lessons learned. Don’t forget to stop by her Etsyshop and take a peek at her wonderful doll creations.