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Meet Christine of Puppenstube :
I was born and raised in Germany, but there must be some gypsy blood running in my veins as I have lived in so many different places by now. Packing and moving on has almost become a habit, although one I do not necessarily enjoy. The good thing is that I can take my work with me wherever I go, and there is a good chance you will see me at a fair or sitting in a meeting or such, with knitting in hand or working on some project.
I always enjoyed handwork in school, but was jealous of the boys when they went off to woodwork and craft class and we girls to “only” handwork. I wanted to do both! I have not always been a “knit whiz” though. I remember my mother’s words in first grade, “One could kill somebody with your knitting, it is so tight!” I also remember my stitches not moving on those No. 2 ( now my favorite size) metal knitting needles because of my sweaty fingers.
No nice handmade wooden needles like the children make in Waldorf schools! My mother also was, and still is (at 86 years old), knitting all the time. As a child I was dressed in knits during the weekdays and only my Sunday outfits were sewn by a seamstress. After I had outgrown a hand-me-down from my sister, my mother would unravel it and make something else out of it. Knitting and crocheting has always been a big love of mine, and if things go crazy I will sit down and knit to relax.
Puppenstube: in German Puppe means Doll and Stube Room, so a Puppenstube is a Doll’s Room or Doll house. I have created this shop to be exactly that, a home for my handmade dolls before they get to your home.
My dolls are handcrafted in the Waldorf tradition and are suitable for any age, from the very young, to the young at heart. Using natural materials and whenever available or appropriate, recycled fabrics in a variety of textures and colors, I hand make all the dolls with careful attention to detail and craftsmanship. My dolls are filled with 100% new wool, and most can be spot cleaned or carefully bathed if needed.
You can visit with The Puppenstube more here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/Bienenhaus?ref=ts
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