Yesterday was "father's day", an official holiday in Germany. I was lucky and my in-laws took care of my children. So I hired hubby as a driver and fotographer and off we went to Neustadt.
Because this week Neustadt and surroundings were the hub for dolls,reborns and teddy bears.
I wasn't good enough this time to win the dolls Oscar but I wanted to see the dolls. AND my figure that won last year was on the brochure for this year. I was so happy!!!
I also went to the Museum of the Toy Industry in Neustadt and fullfilled myself a long existing wish. I bought one of the wonderful woven baskets of Waldemar Backert. This friendly 82 year old gentleman has started as a "real" basket maker. His father already had a basket shop in 1904. Now he is working mainly in 1:12th scale. Look at his wonderful work. It's amazing.
I also found some nice fabric and eyes galore.