Wednesday, 6 March 2013
I have been thinking about making a Waldorf doll for a while now. I finally set a goal of making one for Hannah's 2nd birthday. Then I realized that I really needed to make two because Maya will NEED one too. Then I thought I should make one or two extra while I was at it (maybe I can sell them??) so I decided to make four. Here are the first two:
The dolls have:
-knit cotton "skin"
-pure wool stuffing
-wool-stuffed and sculpted head
-hand embroidered face
-cheeks blushed with an all natural beeswax crayon
-crochet cap wigs to which each hair is hooked - each head of hair took a full skein of yarn but I love the result - much nicer than those that have hair just stitched on for a particular style but can't really be re-styled
-hand made doll clothes - grey jeans with pink trim, cotton blouse with velcro closures, charcoal grey wool felt shoes.
The process was a lot of fun. I used a kit for the first two and then I went "off book" for the next two. I went on to order supplies to make a few more.