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Ostheimer Wooden Toys: Interview and a Giveaway!

As many of you know, I was in Germany last week attending the International Toy Fair in Nuremberg.

Not only was I ecstatic to discover many wonderful new wooden toys and Waldorf dolls to introduce this year at Bella Luna Toys, but I was also fortunate to have the opportunity to meet with the presidents of several of the lines of European toys we carry, including Grimm’s Spiel & Holz, PlanToys, Käthe Kruse, HABA, and Ostheimer.

I had a long and wonderful visit with Wolfgang Schühle, the president of Ostheimer in Germany, and met Stephan Zech, the company’s current designer. I was able to share with them my love of Ostheimer figures and tell them about the joy they have brought my family over the last 20 years.

Wolfgang was able to share with me some of the history of the company, founded by Margarete Ostheimer in Stuttgart, Germany nearly 60 years ago. Fortunately, I was able to record some of my talk with Mr. Schühle and am happy to share it with you here!

GIVEAWAY: Win a Five-Piece Collection of Ostheimer Wooden Animals for Spring!

I want to share my Ostheimer love with you, so Bella Luna Toys is giving away a set of these beloved wooden figures, perfect for a child’s Easter basket!

Set Includes:

  • 1 Sheep
  • 1 Sitting Rabbit
  • 1 Picking Brown Hen
  • 1 Brown Chick
  • 1 Yellow Chick

Click on the link below for details and to enter for a chance to win:

Ostheimer Wooden Toys Giveaway

We’ll announce the winner next Sunday. Thanks for tuning in, and good luck!

Thanks to all of you for your many wonderful comments. Congratulations to Toby Rolf who won the Ostheimer Set Giveaway!

Toby wrote: “We are pretty new to the Waldorf world so I would really LOVE to have these for our daughter! She would especially like the beautiful bunny! Thank you for the opportunity!!”

I hope that this set brings many years of enjoyment and fond childhood memories for your daughter, Toby. Enjoy!

~Sarah

 

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bella luna toys, Holidays

Warm Wishes for a Joyous Holiday!

Window Star by Ann Rinkenberger, Harvest Moon by Hand

 

Dear Friends,

Warm wishes to you for a happy holiday, full of love and joyful noise!

I send my heartfelt thanks to you for your support of Bella Luna Toys during 2012, and for all your wonderful feedback and comments on my new video series – both here and on our Facebook page. It’s been a remarkable year — satisfying for me, both personally and professionally.

After an incredibly busy holiday season, I will be taking a little time off during the Holy Nights (The 12 Days of Christmas) to rest, reflect, and renew.

I invite you to do the same! You may wish to sign up for Lynn Jericho’s “Inner Christmas emails for inspiration, and join me in reflecting upon her meditations for the season.

I will return on Sunday, January 13 with a new video on one of the suggested topics for the next “Sunday with Sarah.”

May the New Year bring you and your families health, abundance, and many blessings!

Love,

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bella luna toys, Crafts, Holidays, Sunday With Sarah

How to Make Waldorf Paper Window Stars

Welcome! This week on “Sunday With Sarah” I offer a video tutorial on how to make Waldorf Window Stars from folded kite paper. A wonderful holiday craft activity to share with children.

Happy Star Making!

Resources:

Waldorf Windows Stars Kite Paper

Eco-Glue

Crafts Through the Year by Berger and Berger

A Tutorial on Making Checkerboard Window Stars

Have you made folded paper stars? Are you inspired to try?

Share your comments here, and your photos on our Facebook page!


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