Christine has been doing handcrafts since she was a small child in Germany. When she became a mother she made her first soft bodied doll for her son's first Christmas, which is still around today- 33 years later! When he enterred the first grade at San Francisco Waldorf School, she learned how to make a "Waldorf" head for the doll and through the years has developed her simpler, less complicated way of creating them. She has shared this knowledge of others over the past 15 years with her Waldorf doll making workshops.
This is one of Christine's pretty little flower children that has been featured in Living Crafts Magazine.
Christine was the first person in the US to sell the Buntspechte toys ten years ago after she convinced the small company during a a trip back home to Germany to entrust her with the sales of the beautiful figures across seas. My boys love the gorgeous farm and woodland animals and I have been so grateful to Christine for carrying them. I know a large part of my fondness for these figures is knowing we have received them from such an incredibly lovely person!
I first met Christine at a Waldorf school festival a few months ago and I have to say how blessed I feel to now call her one of my friends. She has this generous, beautiful spirit of so much joy and light. I love our email exchanges and the wisdom she imparts so lyrically.
Christine has recently launched the new Puppenstube site and I wanted to invite you all to visit it! She can now upload photos of the beautiful dolls she has stocked and you can also see what Buntspechte figures she currently has available. For the month of March, she is also offering 10% off purchases with the coupon "March" as a celebration for the long awaited completion of her site.
I hope you all will join me in wishing Christine much success with the new Puppenstube!