About me

Hi, my name is Nicola. I'm the designer behind the brand "Dollily" (fashion for Blythe dolls and asian ball-jointed dolls).

Sewing since i could hold a needle and being the mum of Annina, Mara and Cosima, designing clothes, toys and accessories for them, made me studying Design, in my thirties (at the University of applied sciences for design) and becoming a Dipl. Fashion Designer at last. With a short loop way working at the wellknown german toy company "Kaethe Kruse", my live and work finally turned into a wonderful business adventure! I love to create fashion, quilts, pillows, childrens accessories and toys in a "retro-turned-modern style" and i like to jumble favorite modern designer fabrics and vintage fabrics, to create something „old-new“ and mostly unique. I’m inspired by vintage illustrations, vintage childrens fashion and childrens books... i like to visit fleamarkets and charity shops, because they are a never ending source of wonderful vintage fabrics, books and inspiration... At "Püppilottchen" you can read posts about my family, my shop(s) and my work and maybe you can get to know me a bit better. And more about my toy- and book collections and about the latest *Dollily* shop updates here at: "Püppilottchen´s toy blog"

I adore your comments and would like to know, if you want to use my photos in your blog or elsewhere, so I can reciprocate the link. Please don´t copy anything without my permission!!!