ABOUT THE ARTIST

My name is Ildiko. I was born in Hungary, and have been living in England now for quite a while.

I am a mother of two boys. We also have a well behaved dog. 

My passions are nature, travelling,  being outdoors, and getting creative.

As a child, I always loved playing with dolls. I could spend hours playing with their hair and dressing them.

In my youth, I spent lots of time travelling, and while I was in England studying nutrition I happened to meet some amazing people who were connected to the Steiner movement. From then I became very interested in the philosophy of Steiner education.

Soon after this, I was lucky enough to be able to attend a dollmaking course in a German Steiner school. I enjoyed it a lot, but after that, I was still too busy with moving about to get into doll making.

Only when I moved here, to England to live, and had my boys, I started making Waldorf dolls for them first and later for the children of my friends. When my children did not need dolls any more, I  decided to make Waldorf dolls to sell.

I love the experience of creating Waldorf dolls. I have been making them for sale since 2004. It still fills me with amazement how a simple material slowly becomes a little being, a personality, who could become a close friend of someone.

I have a lovely helping hand who make dolls clothes that are available on my website here for sale. A wonderful lady, who used to be a dressmaker, sews beautiful dresses that fit my dolls.

Often I have no time to make  additional outfits, but with the help of her, I can offer my customers extra clothes. Sometimes I use these outfits to dress my dolls, but mostly for dressing the dolls I sell, I make the dresses myself. It is lots of fun designing the outfit of each doll. I must say I have the tendency to collect too much materials, whenever I go near a fabric shop.

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