This Pippi Longstocking doll is already living with her new family in Spain 🇪🇸 A little girl is playing with her, while waiting for her brother to be born. Pippi is not an unique/exclusive item, although the next ones will have different clothes and socks. Contact me if you are interested in having one, because I do not plan to show a new Pippi Longstocking in the store to avoid creating chaos.
In the beginning, I had vowed to make only one Pippi so that it would be completely unique. It was quickly purchased and left for the United Kingdom. In the following months, in just one week I have to refuse two orders from Germany and again from Great Britain. The following week, a woman from Germany wrote to me again and without waiting for an answer introduced her daughter as Pippi’s biggest fan in the world. How to deny a wish from Pippi’s biggest fan? Of course, I broke my rule and made my second Pippi.
The lady was very happy, and the child took “the strongest girl in the world” Pippi with her on the first day in kindergarten. There, as in a fairy tale, Pippi was lost. The next day I received an email from the lady asking for help. I had to make another Pippi, because the child was very upset by the loss. I suggested to her mother to tell that Pippi is on a trip (like in the book) to find a new apron (because I didn’t have enough fabric for the same apron.) Fortunately, the next day, someone found Pippi and the lady shared that her daughter began to tell everyone that Pippi had returned from her journey. I thought about what a doll is – in a few days it is already writing history and leaving memories for people in different countries.
The reason I decided to continue making more Pippi Longstocking dolls is the thought that it is a very important character for children’s development and fits perfect with the ideas behind Waldorf Pedagogy. Pippi is not only the strongest girl in the world, she is out of the feminine stereotype. Her clothes are original and eccentric, without complying with generally accepted norms. Such a character is very useful for developing imagination, creative thinking and a taste for aesthetics. Somehow over the years, the world has been filled with too many princesses and too little Pippi. To some extent, I feel that continuing to make Pippi Longstocking is like a mission for me. You can browse online – there are so few good looking dolls Pippi Longstocking. The image of a mother opening a book about Pippi Longstocking with a child sitting next to her, hugging her Pippi doll often comes to my mind. Even this thought alone is enough to inspire me.