Wednesday, December 3, 2008

My Very First Waldorf Doll



I have always loved Waldorf style dolls. So, I decided to try making one for Abby for Christmas. I ordered the materials from "Dancing Rain Dolls" and I have to say that Amy and Anne are both wonderful and when my supplies arrived I was thrilled with the quality and care they put into everything. I made the doll yesterday from start to finish in about 4 hours and it was so much fun! Now, I am hooked and can't wait to make my next one. Which I already have the supplies for and it's for Henry. Absolutely nothing was difficult but I will say the hair takes a fair amount of time to do. I bought the yarn blend pack to give her hair a lot more texture and I love the way it turned out. I highly recommend giving it a try. Oh, I forgot to mention. I made the clothes this morning and they were not in that 4 hour total.

38 comments:

Robin in New Jersey said...

She is adorable! I can't believe how cute she is!

Tammi Kay said...

She's beautiful!
Several years ago I made a Waldorf girl doll and a boy doll for my, then, 6 and 4 year olds. Over time their younger siblings inhereted them. "Chubby" still lives with us but poor, sweet "Isabella" wandered away from home a few years ago. It was very, very sad.
Isabella's mommy took one look at the screen and sighed whistfully and said, "She looks so much like Isabella, I miss her!"

I'm sure she will get much love and tender care. I love the clothing, too. Isabella and Chubby had hand knit sweaters, as well.

Anja said...

She is beautiful.
Love the hair.

Sonja said...

You did a great job, she is cute!

Tina said...

Very cute!

Barbara Myltschenko said...

wow what a talent!

growareader said...

What a treasure! Good job!

Dawn said...

Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments! It means a lot to me.

passion2sew (Lalli) said...

Your doll is soo adorable. Can't stop staring at it.

The Momtastic Stitcher said...

Hi Dawn--Tabbi from SM would love to win this beautiful doll! mtandg@yahoo.com

Rather Be Whistling said...

I really love that doll! As a redhead I think I must be especially drawn to her! Did you dye your own yarn for the hair? I looked and looked without finding any nice redhead worthy yarn to make my young redheaded friend a doll.

Stephanie said...

She is so sweet! I would love to learn how to make Waldorf dolls.

nicole said...

Your Waldorf doll is great! Is this the givewaway?!

Rachel said...

Lovely! I bought two for my daughters a few years back, and never got around to getting one for my now-4 yr old daughter...(the olders are 6 and 8)...she'll be a good little one for some lucky mommy!

Whimsical Creations said...

She is beautiful!!

Moira-Lin said...

HOW CUTE!!

modkidboutique said...

WOW! This doll looks EXACTLY like my 7 year old daughter... same color hair and skin! It's adorable! I'd love to surprise her with it for X-Mas! :)

patty

kate said...

so sweet! thanks so much for the opportunity! (pick me, pick me!)

Dallas said...

Waldorf dolls are so cute - I love the hair on this one specifically. Great job for your first one.

affectioknit said...

That's adorable!

Ali said...

She is absolutely beautiful, she turned out great!!

Jodie said...

she's darling!

Amy@GrowingLikeTrees said...

Cute Doll! I've been meaning to try making one.

Josh and Kelley's family said...

wonderful doll!

Glenda said...

I love your doll...and thank you for the link to the website...I want to make "my very first waldorf doll", too!

Fidget said...

she's amazing! I seriously admire your talent! I am struggling with sewing basics and am always blown away to see beautiful waldorf dolls. my friends' German sister in laws would just sit down and whip one up while chatting with you. just amazing

zees5 said...

She is absolutely adorable! izazbz at yahoo

pipnmillycreations said...

Wow, she is fabulous! Well done.
Another thing on my "would love to do" list now....

erika~ the inspired mama said...

she is adorable! i love her red hair ;) can't wait to see your giveaway!

DangitAnge said...

She's adorable! I've always loved Waldorf dolls too but have been too intimidated to make one. :P

Sabrina said...

Dawn, the doll is adorable.... I just wanted to tell you that I am amazed by your beautiful designs I have been your secret blog watcher for awhile :)

Cortni said...

She is beautiful and I love her clothes!! The little red sweater! You are so darn talented!

Beth said...

i actually have been reading your blog, and it is great to see you participating in the giveaway! I know a very special little girl who would love that doll for christmas. thanks for the chance!

Rain said...

Wow! She's beautiful.

Kimberly said...

She is so cute! She reminds me of my best friend when we were in grade school. That red hair is gorgeous. :)

Belltree Family said...

This is a beautiful doll. I had a waldorf doll as a child, and loved her. I carrier her around with me to all places. I hope my child can experience something similar.

smithfamily said...

I love the doll, especially the red hair!

going kiwi said...

She is so cute, great job.
Thanks for the giveaway if I am not too late.
Check out my giveaway
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