Friday, 11 December 2015

55. Amy and the children or We come to a close of "Puppenmitmacherei" project

As we are drawing to a close of making dolls together in the event "Puppenmitmacherei",
a project organised by Maria from "Mariengold" and Caroline from "Naturkinder", 
I am inviting you to my final day. 

Last Wednesday the wether was bad in Wrocław. It was cloudy and rainy. 
Nevertheless neither me nor Amy paid attention to it, because we were occupied with preparations for an appointment we had on that day. So exciting!  We were invited by Mrs. Ola Węgrzyn to visit children in her small Waldorf nursery school called "Słoneczko".

When we came children already waited for Amy. They were really curious to get to know her and to learn what she was like. We started taking about Amy, about how she would love to be with children and play with them.

They immediately became fond of Amy. I took a few photos and decided to look and listen.
From the beginning Amy's clothes seemed were important. The children glanced at them willingly and then started experimenting with them. So they took them off  first, and then they redressed Amy. 

They soon discovered Amy was lovely to touch. They hugged her, held her hands, stroked her hair... and they talked a lot. One girl wanted to be Amy's Mum, another one her dad, and an aunt, and so on.

Then they had an idea to put Amy to bed. But first they wanted to put on her bootees. They examined them carefully. They really liked them. While Rose put on the bootees, another girl held Amy's head. Did you notice how delicate and careful she was?..
Then Amy went to sleep.

No, no. Before Amy fell asleep she wanted to have her hands lying on the quilt, 
not under it. 
So the children did, as she wished."Are you all rigth now?".. - they asked.

Amy's bed was placed in the play corner and Amy could sleep.
Her "Mummies" stayed with her stroking her cheek and singing her a little song...

After a little while Amy woke up.

It was then that I took this photo of Amy with the children and Ola.

As you may expect Amy stayed with the children.
The next day Ola emailed me, "Amy united the whole kindergarten in a big family: there was Mum, Dad, sisters and brothers, cousins and all possible folks."She added: "For a long time I haven't seen such a good and peaceable play of all children." I was proud of Amy. Well, well such a little cloth doll, I thought, and she evoke so many good feelings in children - liking, sympathy, care, joy.
Yes, children love cloth dolls.

In the end I would like to thank Ola for the invitation. Thanks to her kindness I spent a lovely afternoon with the children from her kindergarten. 

I do not worry about Amy any more. She has met a big loving family. Is there anything else that such a little doll could dream about?


It is a bit sad that the project "Puppenmitmacherei" is about to finish and that this is my last post dedicated to it, but on the other hand I am glad I have met a lot of new dollmakers.

I would like to thank Maria from "Mariengold" and Caro from "Naturkinder" for the idea and organisation of the project, for their advice and lots of tips on how to make dolls. 

I would like to thank all participants in the project. Beautiful dolls were created and wonderful stories written. On their blogs you can find plenty of interesting comments and reflections devoted to doll making.

And above all my special "thank you" to my lovely readers.

Sometimes my posts were delayed, so I am really grateful you waited patiently.

I wish you all a lovely weekend.

For the last time here you will find all participants' blogs (Scroll down to the end of page please.)


  1. What a beautiful story how Amy met the children. It is always amazing how alive dolls become in children's play. Especially I like that the play with the doll made them a big family!
    Nice to see your work on your blog and I wish you a happy christmas time as well!

  2. Such wonderful fun!! and so much happiness you have brought to those little girls. Perfect for Christmas time!

  3. Oh what a nice Story! I really can imagine how much the children lovelove your little amy! How cute she is :)
    I wish you a merry christmas, too!

    1. Thank you for a kind comment.
      That is lovely.

  4. uma história tão linda, imagino quanta alegria Amy trouxe a todos...
    o carinho das mãozinhas me encantou !!
    que maravilhoso....
    que lugar bonito deve ser seu país com crianças tão bonitas !!!
    um grande abraço ...
    um bom tempo de Natal para você !!!

    1. Dear Eliane,
      Any time you visit me it is always so much joy in your comment.
      Thank you so much.

  5. What a sweet story and a lovely doll too! Wish you a happy Christmas time.

    Bernadette (poppenvrienden)

    1. Thank you so much.
      Happy Christmas to you too.


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