Thursday, May 27, 2010

New Pattern and Doll

Poor little thing doesn't have any arms.  I still need to stuff them and sew them on.  Anytime you make a new pattern, there is always a learning curve.   With this pattern, I learned not to stuff the legs, attach them and then sew the body.  What a nightmare!  At any rate, I was able to sew the body, stuff it and attach the head.  I look forward to finishing this doll.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dying Fabric for Dolls

3 gallons of water
3 cups Non-Iodized Salt
1/3 cup Soda Ash Fixer
1 Tablespoon Urea
1 Tablespoon PR7A : PEACH Fiber Reactive Procion Dye
 1 Ginourmous Pot for Dying

Sunday, May 23, 2010


While traveling back from St. Louis Missouri, I sketched some ideas for doll patterns.  Now I just need to make the patterns and dye some fabric.  Whee!

Saturday, May 8, 2010


Hello and welcome to my blog about my Waldorf dolls.  I have been making dolls since around 2004.  You may see my previous work at my other blog.  I have made all kinds of dolls over the years.  My passion is cloth and paperclay.  That is until I had my daughter.  A baby can't hug or play with a fragile paperclay doll.  The need to make something, or someone if you prefer, special, warm and wonderful for my baby girl grew and grew.  I did some research and came upon the world of Waldorf dolls.  It all just clicked for me.  After some time and hard work, and many failed attempts, I finally made my little girl her own Waldorf doll.  

It is my wish to continue making Waldorf dolls.  I am not the fastest dollmaker at the moment.  So this blog will be updated slowly. I recommend becoming a follower so you may stay up-to-date.

If you take the time to look out there on the internet, you will find some of the most amazing and inspiring Waldorf doll artists.  I recommend starting with the Steiner Doll group on Flickr.  There you will get to see representatives of kind souls expressing their love through Waldorf dolls.


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