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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2006 06:59:53 PM »

I LOVE your dolls.  They are very very cute!
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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2006 07:05:50 PM »

yay.. more waldorf doll makers! Yours are adorable, very traditional looking ;]

@selkie I went to a waldorf school ;]
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« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2006 07:10:50 PM »

this is going to be a sad display of my ignorance...but what is a Waldorf doll?!?  They're cute, though!

Yeah...I agree!  I tried to look these up but all they said was the expression was not there so an owner of the doll could put any expression they thought the doll had.  But now they're mentioning a school?  I'm sorry to ask this probably yet again, but why is it called a waldorf doll?
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« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2006 08:50:36 PM »

Rudolf Steiner wrote a LOT about a philosophy of children's education and, in the US, schools based on that philosophy, Anthroposophy, are called Waldorf Schools - I know there's a reason, just can't remember.
Basically, the curriculum is a lot of art, music, writing, natural fibers, handwork, foreign languages, 2 recesses a day, games twice a week. My favorite part is that the teacher begins with the kids in first grade and follows them through 8th grade. It's been a great match for us, but it can also be probmematic. There is also a very strong focus on limiting media exposure - my son's fifth grade teacher is REALLY strict - we have no TV during the week and they can earn a DVD on the computer on the weekends.
There's a website that lists famous people who've gone to Waldorf/Steiner schools - I can't remember that, but there was a recent People magazine article with a picture of Jennifer Aniston at a prom at a Steiner school...
Anyway - hope that sheds a little light!
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« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2006 12:27:08 PM »

Rudolf Steiner wrote a LOT about a philosophy of children's education and, in the US, schools based on that philosophy, Anthroposophy, are called Waldorf Schools - I know there's a reason, just can't remember.
Basically, the curriculum is a lot of art, music, writing, natural fibers, handwork, foreign languages, 2 recesses a day, games twice a week. My favorite part is that the teacher begins with the kids in first grade and follows them through 8th grade. It's been a great match for us, but it can also be probmematic. There is also a very strong focus on limiting media exposure - my son's fifth grade teacher is REALLY strict - we have no TV during the week and they can earn a DVD on the computer on the weekends.
There's a website that lists famous people who've gone to Waldorf/Steiner schools - I can't remember that, but there was a recent People magazine article with a picture of Jennifer Aniston at a prom at a Steiner school...
Anyway - hope that sheds a little light!
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Wow selkie!  Thank you SO much.  I wish I went to one of those schools!!!  It sounds fun...the TV thing would be tough at that age but if everyone else in school is doing it!  So the doll must be based on these theories.  Smiley  Again thanks!
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« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2006 07:03:17 AM »

They're called Waldorf Schools throughout the world, not just in the states. There's an association for the schools, teachers and parents so you can check up on how "Waldorf-y" your school is. In kindergarden you play with natural material toys, such as silk and cotton marionettes, carved wood blocks, houses and animals, felt gnomes or fairies, and the cotton/wool baby dolls. They're not unique to the school, but are popular in the school community and are as such associated with it. They're the anti-barbie. Often times in the kindergarden room the dolls won't have faces embroidered on. That's so the young child will imagine a face for their doll.
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« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2006 08:55:33 PM »

Your dolls are both adorable!!! I love their hair especially!! Wow, I had to wist the first one too!
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« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2006 05:42:53 PM »

Your dolls are cute!  and they are holding up.

I don't know if I am allowed to swap yet, but if you do a swap, I'd like to do it too!

This is my favorite Waldorf dolls book (and I have quite a few).  It has detailed photos of every step.  And I like her necks best.

http://www.amazon.com/Baby-Dolls-Their-Clothes-Projects/dp/1564773345/sr=8-1/qid=1159835993/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-9716723-2545625?ie=UTF8&s=books

ok, my links stink.
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