This spring, we have had a lot of fun new products coming through our doors here at Bella Luna Toys, but I’m not sure that any has caused as much excitement around here as our new bookMaking Peg Dolls.
Its author, Margaret Bloom, had contacted me recently about carrying it. Since I’ve been interested in adding more doll-making crafts so that parents can make their own Waldorf toys, I didn’t hesitate to say yes, but I was unprepared for just how excited I would be once I got the book in my hands and was able to look between its covers.
My assistant Amy and I probably lost an hour of work time as we ooh-ed and ah-ed over Margaret’s adorable creations, and our hands started itching to get busy making families of these sweet little dolls!
I am often asked by parents who are waiting to transform their child’s playthings from commercial plastic toys to more natural Waldorf toys for my recommendations of the most essential Waldorf toys. This week on “Sunday with Sarah” I share five of my top picks and discuss the play value of each.
Keep in mind that if you are limited by budget some of these toys can be handmade or built oneself!
1:00 Heavy Baby Waldorf Dolls 2:30 Play Silks (Playsilks) 4:00 Ostheimer Wooden Toys 5:16 Waldorf Play Stands (Playstands) 6:35 Wooden Play Kitchens 7:23 Waldorf Rocker Board 10:09 Upcoming Giveaway – Win a Waldorf Rocker Board!
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!
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: