Saturday, December 3, 2011

Latest 15 inch Waldorf Doll

She has brown eyelash yarn for hair, hand-embroidered features and is wearing a simple red-polka dot and poppy dress.  Lots of love went into this one.  She'll be up for sale soon in my Etsy shop.

More Dollies in My Shop

Monday, November 21, 2011

12 Inch Baby now available in my Shop!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

More Progress on My Current Doll

I made her a crochet cap of blonde boucle yarn and added some extensions.  Also, I made her a peasant dress.  She still needs some shoes and at least one other dress.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Latest Work-In-Progress

Oh man, oh man.  Making Waldorf dolls seems simple enough, but it isn't.  I am not too happy with this doll; however, I will finish her and put her in my shop.

I woke up real early this morning and made two doll heads.  The one you see now will have blonde boucle hair and blue eyes.  The other doll will be a snuggle doll with a pink cap.

I hope someday to be happy with my results, but until then I'll keep working at it.

Thanks for your support.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I have been busy!

Here are some brand new little darlings now available in my shop.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Two New Waldorf Dolls Now Available to Buy

There is something about this time of year that really makes me want to make Waldorf dolls.  So I am happy to announce that I have two new Waldorf dolls for sale.  Check them out.  Maybe one of them is just right for your little one. 

Available here.

Available here.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Little Red-Head Waldorf Doll

A one-of-a-kind Waldorf doll by Coppermouse Dolls.  She features red hair made from Tibetan lambskin and is twelve inches tall.  This doll will be for my daughter because her first Waldorf doll is getting pretty ragged.  I can't tell you how many times I've cleaned that doll. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I Made Something Today

Sorry for my absence, but I am back!  I made this cute little seven inch Waldorf doll for my daughter as a stocking stuffer.  She has a wire skeleton, stuffed with wool and real mohair braids. Thanks for looking!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Little Brown Cow

The Cow

The friendly cow all red and white,
I love with all my heart:
She gives me cream with all her might,
To eat with apple-tart.

She wanders lowing here and there,
And yet she cannot stray,
All in the pleasant open air,
The pleasant light of day;

And blown by all the winds that pass
And wet with all the showers,
She walks among the meadow grass
And eats the meadow flowers.
--Robert Louis Stevenson

This five-inch cow was made using the pattern from this book.  I enlarged the pattern so my big fingers could sew it more easily.  Anyway, my daughter is absolutely ga-ga over this little cow.  That's why the legs look kinda funny.  I highly recommend the book, even though it is in Japanese, it is very easy to follow.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Latest Troll WIP

This troll is more of an adolescent.  The body is weighted with lavender scented millet.  The feet are a completely new design.  I am looking forward to finishing her. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Troll in the Works

I can't believe this is the first doll of 2011. I can't believe it's 2011! This little fella has a big mole on his chin and is wearing the typical little gown I like to make. I really would like to crochet a red or brown vest for him. He needs something to help keep him warm. Stay tuned for more pictures and when I list him in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Bendy Doll Tutorial PDF

The Bendy Doll Tutorial is now available as a PDF download. Click here to download.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

6 1/2" Bendy Doll Tutorial

I love those bendy dolls that are used in Waldorf schools and toys.  I am making a small doll of the Virgin Mary for Epiphany for our nature table.  So instead of spending six or seven dollars on just one bendy doll, I spent the money instead on supplies to make my own.  Please enjoy this tutorial.  I hope it helps you in your Waldorf journey!

Supply List:
Drill Bits
Wood Glue
Bonsai Tree Training Wire 5/32”
Wire Cutters
(2) Wood Split Egg 7/8 x 1.26”
(2) Wood Round Beads ½”; 1/8” Hole
(1) Wood Ball Knob 1 ¼”; 3/16” Hole
(1) Piece of Wood 1” x 3” x ½”

Take the  1” x 3” x ½” piece of wood and mark where you will drill the holes. 

Next, using a drill with a 5/32” drill bit, drill the holes for the neck, arms, and legs.  Drill all the way through the wood for the arms and legs (two holes on each side). For the neck hole on top, trill until you reach the arm holes.

Arms, Legs and Neck Wire:
Measure the bonsai wire and cut with the wire cutters.  One wire will serve as both arms and one wire will serve as both legs.
Neck - 2”
Arms - 7.5”
Legs -  8”

Take the split egg and drill 3/8” from the heel on top of egg.

First put some glue into the drilled holes of the head,  body, hands, and feet.  Next, insert wire for the arms in the body.  Continue for the legs.  Insert neck into body.  Now attach head bead, hand beads and lastly, the split eggs for the feet.  Bend the legs down into a standing position.  Find the doll’s balance.  Leave the arms straight so the hand beads will not slip off as the glue dries.  Allow the glue to dry overnight or use an oven on the lowest setting and stand the doll on a metal pan and cook for a couple of hours.  You are now finished.

Supply Resources:
Wood Pieces are available at Hobby Lobby, or you may order from

Bonsai tree training wire was purchased off of eBay a long time ago.  You may find it at better home and garden centers.  A personal note about this wire and why I like it so much is because it is capable of taking a lot of abuse.  It can be bent over and over again will not break.  So one may pose it over and over again and not worry about it breaking at an elbow or knee.  Great for doll house dolls in my opinion.

You may download this tutorial as a PDF. Click here.