Tuesday, 17 May 2016

65. In the forest


I like forests, especially in the mountains,
but  I know there are places where forests are equally beautiful.


This forest grows on the sea coast 
and the sea is visible in the distance behind the trees.
Often in the forest you will notice something particular, 
for instance a tree with this trunk of fanciful shape...


... or your attention might be attracted by lovely colours, like this delicate greenness of the leaves barely developed.
Among dark tree trunks they look like greenish patches brightened with the sun.
And they will disappear the moment other leaves open out.



















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And here is Philip my little lad, a sweet boy-doll I created.
You may ask what he has to do with this beautiful forest above.
Well, he knows it quite well, he says.
If you would like to learn more about him and HIS stroll in this forest, just click here



I took the photos on Kawcza Góra (the Jackdaw Hill) in the Wolin National Park 
in Międzyzdroje. The trees are beeches (Fagus silvatica).


I am sharing this post with "Through my lens No.42".




Wednesday, 27 April 2016

64. Philip, a handmade natural boy-doll


The weather has looked promising this morning. The sun was beginnig to shine more and more through the clouds that covered the sky before. Soon only few cloudlets were floating far on the horizon. It's going to be a lovely day, I thought,

... when suddenly I realised there was no Philip in the room. You know, Philip - my new doll. He was neither in his bed nor on the table where he used to sit; he was not even on the sill of the window he looked through so often. His new pillow disappeared too, I noticed.

H'm, there was still that fabric lying on the table I sewed Philip's pillow from.
I looked and saw some funny foxes playing in the dark forest that formed the pattern of the fabric. Quite a nice and fairy-tale scene that appealed to Philip, I remembered suddenly, 
so much. He seemed enchanted. I took a second look at the foxes, and believe me or not, they looked at me with interest.

Did he walk to the forest?
And indeed I found Philip in the forest. I saw him lurking under a big tree.


First he looked for the foxes, said Philip, but soon he got tired.
You were lucky, you might have met boars seeking food in this place.


Did you dream about the foxes from your pillow? Philip shook his head...
he settled himself in the box and fell asleep.



Philip is a Waldorf  style boy-doll entirely handmade by me. 
He is 36 cm tall (14 inches).

He is all made from natural high quality materials:a special Swiss cotton jersey designed for dollmakers, clean washed natural sheepswool, embroidered threads and wool.

His clothes are sewn or handknit by me using natural good quality materials: cotton, velvet and wool.


I knew Philip liked sleeping so I made him a cotton pyjama: 
a blouse in a fox pattern (foxes again!)  and matching light-blue trousers 
sewn from cotton jersey.


He usually puts on a grey cotton T-shirt and dark-blue velvet trousers. 
The T-shirt is easy to put on since it is cut at the back and has snap fasteners 
with wood buttons.

I sewed on a big pocket on his trousers for collecting treasures like shells, pebbles, 
different strings and other things Philip would hopefully find on his walks.

Obviously he possesses colourful knickers sewn from cotton jersey and short socks.


Philip's shoes are sewn from navy wool. They have a lemon linen and shoe-laces of the same colour. The laces are long enough to make it easy to tie them. I stitched down a button on each shoe to easily distinguish the right shoe from the left one (a good exercise for a child playing with a doll, isn't it?). They are very comfortable, says Philip.

When it is cold Philip puts on a wool cardigan, a hat and a neckerchief 
to protect from wind or just for fun.

In the end I must mention that Philip has also got a woolen ball to play with and this famous pillow which caused him to walk to the forest and look for the foxes at night.


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This wee boy is looking for a family who would open their hearts to him and can't wait to find out what his new home will be like.

If you would like to adopt him, he is available here on my blog.
Philip is suitable for children aged four or older.


If you need more information please contact me at  kbm.1507@gmail.com
I will be happy to answer your questions.

You will also find more photos and information about Philip here.

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Thank you for dropping by.
Have a pleasant day.


Monday, 4 April 2016

63. Between Międzyzdroje and Kamień Pomorski. An admirable countryside


I live in Poland. As it happens for the past few years I have been living in two places, in Wrocław or in Międzyzdroje. While Wrocław is a big city in the west of Poland, Międzyzdroje seems completely different as it is a very small town on the Baltic sea 
in the Western Pomerania. 

When I am in Międzyzdroje I often drive to Kamień Pomorski and usually take a shorter route along the Baltic coastline, not a longer one via Wolin.

Just outside Wisełka (which means Little River) - the first village on my way - you will see 
a tiny lake  Zatorek.  

Look! What a charming forest lakelet!


Thursday, 31 March 2016

62. Playing with a ball


This is Philip who you already know - my new Waldorf boy doll.

Today Philip was ready to go outdoors early in the morning. 
He had his woolen hat on and even started putting on his cardigan 
when we both noticed looking at the window panes that they were getting wet with rain.

"No, that's awful. It's raining again.", sighed Philip.


Resigned he turned away from the window 
and quickly took down the hat from his head.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

58. New dolls' heads and LNG tanker



I can see new dolls' heads on my working table...
I needn't say how glad I am about it. 

And when I look through the window it is rainy, windy and autumny,
with a very high, as for this time of the year, temperature of ten degrees Centigrade...

We are waiting for the real winter like this in the picture below.
Have a look.

Carl Larsson's "Home, Family and Farm"

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