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Dear Friends,

Dolls and toys that speak to one’s heart and soul are truly a gift. I offer you this line of dolls handcrafted in the Waldorf tradition. They are suitable for any age, from the very young to the young-at-heart. All my dolls are one of a kind - even though some may look similar because of the same materials used, each has her/his own character. I hand-make them with careful attention to details and craftsmanship using natural, and whenever possible, recycled fabrics in a variety of textures and colors and 100% new wool for filling. Most of the dolls can be spot-cleaned or carefully bathed if needed.

This site is set up so you can choose the doll YOU like—the one you see is the one you get. Please do keep in mind that the color of the fabric you see on your screen may not show exactly true. Also, sizes may vary a bit, since different materials “grow” differently during the filling process. Please check the website periodically to keep up with what is currently available.

I have carried the Buntspechte figures since about 95/96 and I still think they are the most beautiful ones on the market, even though they might also be the most expensive ones. I am impressed by the integrity and quality; they are not mass produced, but are hand-crafted by a very small family business in Germany, and therefore some items may take longer to restock.

If you have a special request for the Buntspecte figures, like facial expressions (for a additional cost), please let me know and I will special order them for you.

For your Christmas wishes, I especially recommend to order early, September/October is best. Buntspechte is a very small company, if items sell out and it takes time to re-stock; sometimes well into the new year.

I am looking forward to hearing from you. I especially love to hear about your doll stories and want to take the opportunity to send out a warm HELLO to all my many, many dolls out there! I want to remind them of what I say to them before  I send them out into the world: "Bring love and joy to wherever you go!" So may they all follow my wish and bring enchantment into your and your loved ones' lives. I had great joy creating them for you.

Blessings, Christine ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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