Christmas Secrets

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A special custom order: a Kiki doll for someone who has had this girl on her wishlist for a very long time, someone young-at-heart, who has been following my journey as a dollmaker for years.

What she doesn’t know is that me and her husband have been in touch, for quite some time, and that we have had a lot of conversations sub rosa, via email and on the phone. A little message here, a few lines there, everything in secrecy, even the package was shipped to another address.

She doesn’t have the slightest idea that he is going to put this doll under the Christmas tree for her, she knows that my order book has been brimful. Me and her husband found it to be great fun putting together small extra Kiki-themed gifts that might give her a hint (maybe or maybe not) when unwrapping presents.

Oh, to be a fly on the wall on Christmas Eve!



  1. So pleased to find your blog again. You are such an inspiration, both as an artist and a writer. Thank you for sharing and giving us a glimpse into your special world. I think you have inspired me to start my neglected blog again. Hope you have a happy and creative year, full of good things.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, Vivien. As a non-native speaker, your comment made me so glad! It can be a challenge sometimes to find a good flow in a foreign language and I am happy that you find inspiration in both my work and my texts!

      …and yes, it can be fantastic breathe life into a neglected blog again (or start a new one). I wish you lots of ideas and joy in creating!

  2. Heather Michaluk

    I’m just joyfully happy to be able to follow your creative journey. It’s now been years since I first found you, and you’ll always be a favourite😘

  3. Hi Juliane,
    Happy New Year and so appreciate your inspirations!
    Made my first Waldorf doll several months ago and guess while I was searching how to make one, I found you!
    Love your dolls, they are exquisite!
    Truly blessed to have found you.
    Thank you for sharing your ideas and inspirations.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, dear Mitzi. I am so glad that you stumbled upon my old blog – and that you then came here! I wish you a happy and creative 2016!

  4. This was christmas like i felt it a long time ago when i was a child ..being surprised this much was such a beutiful pleasure .. Thank you for making my christmas as perfect as it my sweet child sooooooooo much

    • So happy that this surprise was successful! It was one of the best custom orders I have ever worked on, all those top-secret conversations with your husband and me keeping a cool face while emailing you some excuses were a lot of fun ;-)

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