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carrieme
« on: April 02, 2008 07:35:11 PM »

I have always wanted to make a Waldorf Doll and had a directions about how to make one, so that was what I set out to do! Cheesy   Of course there are specific supplies used to make Waldorf dolls, but Dollar Tree items seem to work very well too!  And a lot cheaper, I'm sure.  I am sooo happy with how she turned out.  So I present Daisy the Dollar Store Dolly....


I headed to Dollar Tree and found the closest thing I could to the actual supplies needed:

for doll:
1 pair white trouser socks
1 pair light pink tights
1 bag cotton balls (not in photo)
1 skein acrylic yarn
for her clothes and accessories:
1 baby onesie
1 baby halter dress
1 plastic bead kit
1 plastic bead necklace
1 pair polka dot socks
(The white monkey anklets in the pic were not used Smiley)

Help me! 


I love this pic in her socks and undies


Here are her mary janes:


Enjoying the sunshine here at Disney World (she is currently on spring break with us!)


In case anyone is curious about Waldorf dolls here is a good link:  http://thesilverpenny.homestead.com/freeprojectdollheaddirections.html

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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2008 07:42:42 PM »

Aw, that is adorable! Very spring-y. I love the colors. Good dollar store supply find!
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2008 07:42:42 PM »

Oooh she's wonderful!!! I love her socks and undies, and her little mary janes! And her dress! And everything!  Cheesy Super cute!
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2008 07:43:14 PM »

She is adorable and super cool! I love her mary janes and the fact that you were able to make her with dollar store items.
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2008 07:52:03 PM »

Wow, I'm impressed!  I would never have guessed in a million years that you made her for under $10.  She looks great!  I love your color choices.
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2008 07:54:53 PM »

omg this is so great!
i always shyed away from them because of the cost of supplies!
kudos to you!
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2008 08:10:58 PM »

Wow! She is very cute. That is amazing that you made her from stuff from the dollar store.
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2008 08:53:11 PM »

Cute baby doll. My two year old just said she "needs it." j  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2008 08:55:30 PM »

Oh wow she is great!! I made my first ones head out of those stockings in the little plastic gumball containers, lol..
I love her remade dress, little stockings & the MJs are way too cute!!

GREAT $1 Tree find!!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2008 08:59:03 PM »

WOW! I would NEVER have guessed that dolly was made from dollar store ingredients! She's fantastic!! I doubt she could be any cuter if you had used the high dollar stuff. She's perfection! Yay!  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2008 09:02:47 PM »

This is wonderful!  You did an excellent job.  She looks just as perfect as those 100.00 ones in catalogs. 
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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2008 09:06:33 PM »

WOWIE WOW!  I too have always left this one on the back burner thinking it would be costly and a waste of cost(never made a doll before).  You did a beautiful job...(I think i feel courage coming on!)
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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2008 09:36:11 PM »

You have the best dollar store ever, and an amazing amount of talent. Did you really find that yarn in a dollar store? I wish I could find yarn for a dollar!
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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2008 10:23:12 PM »

What a great doll!
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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2008 10:25:09 PM »

I love it! I have always wanted to try my hand at Waldorf dolls..you have inspired me!
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« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2008 01:36:31 AM »

Wow! having been to Waldorf school for 18 years I'm very impressed with this.  good job! particularly with the materials available. 
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« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2008 02:49:25 AM »

she's sooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!
*must get to dollar store*
I am a waldorf schooler also!!
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« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2008 04:36:08 AM »

Another Waldorf mom chiming in - that looks beautiful!
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« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2008 05:26:39 AM »

You have the best dollar store ever, and an amazing amount of talent. Did you really find that yarn in a dollar store? I wish I could find yarn for a dollar!

We do have the best Dollar Tree I have ever seen, it's in a new shopping center.  My friend and I can go there and spend an hour browsing!  They always have at least 2 types of yarn.  It was between this yarn and a gorgeous cream colored angora-like yarn.  But with the colors of the baby clothes I had to go with this one.  (But must confess, I bought the other yarn too! Grin)

Thanks for all the great compliments everyone, you are very sweet  Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2008 07:33:09 AM »

Wow! Cute and thrifty! I never would have thought that I could find stuff at the dollar stuff for doll making. Fantastic!
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« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2008 07:45:00 AM »

wow! That is an awesome little dolly. Great inspiration!
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« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2008 08:33:16 AM »

That is so cute!!!!! I wish I could have one! Grin
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« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2008 08:38:29 AM »

What a gorgeous Dolly! I love everything about her, and my very favorite is the flower in her hair. Just adds a perfect touch Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2008 10:19:23 AM »

Amazing work and use of dollar store items. I love her little Mary Janes, and her socks! Beautiful work.
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« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2008 10:58:56 AM »

I LOVE her, I would never guess she was from dollar store stuff.  You did a great job with her clothes... and that yarn is quite pretty for dollar store yarn, I wish my dollar store had that!
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« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2008 11:04:06 AM »

Hey - I have those socks on today!
She is so freakin adorable! Great job
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« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2008 01:35:28 PM »

OH, I just love her!  I have plans to make one of these someday, you've inspired me to get my butt in gear, thanks!
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« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2008 02:34:04 PM »

She's gorgeous!  You did a wonderful job Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2008 02:56:24 PM »

Wow she is adorable! Great job!
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« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2008 03:03:22 PM »

Good for you! An awesome doll from talented and thrifty hands! I just bought the kit for the Waldorf Heavy Baby to make for my mom, who has Alzheimers. Honestly? I wish I had seen your post first.
Congratulations on a fine job!
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« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2008 04:16:10 PM »

brilliant! I love it! What great ideas!!
I'm assuming you use the trouser sock as a base for the body and head and stretched the peach stocking over it?
I really need to work harder on thinking out side the box, what a great way to upcycle baby clothes!
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« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2008 04:46:46 PM »

brilliant! I love it! What great ideas!!
I'm assuming you use the trouser sock as a base for the body and head and stretched the peach stocking over it?
I really need to work harder on thinking out side the box, what a great way to upcycle baby clothes!
Yep, that is exactly what I did for the head. Smiley  Here's pic of the white trouser sock stuffed and formed into the head:


Then you sew a cover for the head base with the tights material.  Worked perfectly!  I made the body out of the tights material only.  But you could use the trouser sock too, I think it would give the doll a stiffer body.

Good for you! An awesome doll from talented and thrifty hands! I just bought the kit for the Waldorf Heavy Baby to make for my mom, who has Alzheimers. Honestly? I wish I had seen your post first.
Congratulations on a fine job!


Ohhh, post pics when you complete it, I'd love to see it Smiley  I bet it will be fantastic!
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« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2008 05:31:40 PM »

That is fantastic.  Never in a million years would I have guessed that she came from dollar-store components.
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« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2008 07:25:24 PM »

Great job, she is absolutely amazing.  I had every intention of making one of those for my boys when they were younger, but I couldn't find any of the supplies locally.  I think she is awesome!!!
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« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2008 08:00:56 PM »

This is the most amazing dollar store doll ever!
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The details are amazing, and she is so well-made!  Fabulous job on this!
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« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2008 09:52:39 PM »

WOW! I have made a waldorf doll before.  Yours is just so fun!  I think I am going to have to make another one.  I love her tights, undies and shoes!
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« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2008 03:09:59 PM »

You got my vote! Cheesy You have inspired me to make one of these for my little girl's 2nd birthday in May. What did you stuff her with? The cotton balls? Would poly fiber work ok or should I use a natural fiber?
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« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2008 05:31:59 PM »

This is really cute and I must say, those shoes are awesome.
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« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2008 01:06:13 PM »

She is Beautiful.  Makes me want to try and make one.
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« Reply #41 on: May 13, 2008 12:45:16 PM »

She is totally gorgeous! I showed my friend her picture and she loves her too. It makes me want to try one out!
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« Reply #42 on: May 13, 2008 03:35:26 PM »

Amazing dollar store Dolly!
I'm going to try this with my Girl Guides.
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« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2008 04:11:38 PM »

If you visit my flickr, you can see more step by step photos of Daisy.  You can visit it here:

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If you visit my flickr, you can see more step by step photos of Daisy.  You can visit it here:

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Great shaping on the head and face detail!
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« Reply #46 on: July 27, 2008 12:06:32 PM »

Thanks!! Smiley
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