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« on: May 22, 2006 06:42:12 PM »

I've been on a dlol making fling since I gave birth. My baby needs handmade toys, you know. I looked at different dolls and realy took a liking to the Waldorf style of dolls. But really, it's hard to find instructions online. I just couldn't quite wrap my brain around it. Until I saw teddybearbones tutorial. I made one.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g141/laminathegreat/doll.jpg

 She looks kinda silly- she's way out of perportion. (and I can't spell.) I think she looks like those robots from "Castle in The Sky." This pict was taken before I added crazy purple handspun hair- which turned out to be the baby's favorite feature. Even looking silly, baby loves it. The arms and legs are perfect for sucking on.
Inspired, I went looking for books. I'm a book person, and I wasn't getting to far on the internet. I found "Making dolls" by Sunhild Reinkins (I spelled it wrong) and "Making Waldorf Dolls" by Maricristin Sealy. I LOVE "making Waldorf dolls." It has perportions and clothing patterns. My journy to the dark side is complete.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g141/laminathegreat/waldorfdolls001.jpg

The two dollies side by side. Yah, the second one was MUCH better. 8-)

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g141/laminathegreat/waldorfdolls003.jpg

I made them matching outfits. I MADE DOLL CLOTHES!! I've been stuck on clothes for a while, my tiny's doll had been naked. Now I have something to do with the mountain of scraps I've collected!
 The second doll went to a little 3 year old friend. Her mom was my childbirth class teacher and good friend. My baby and her share a birthday (3 years difference). And since she's moving and we moved, I figured a goodbye present would be nice. And an uber cute story came from that if anyone wants to hear....

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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2006 10:06:17 PM »

Your doll looks great! Those dolls are anything but easy to make!
My son goes to Waldorf and I drool over these dolls on a regular basis - but he's 4th grade and passed the doll point, so I haven't had a really good excuse to make one of these yet.
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2006 05:20:58 PM »

I'm glad I helped ;] I learned how in school, but I also follow a lot of what the Sunnhild Reinkins book tells.. it's about 10 bucks at the school office, and has the littler dolls in it too.

Selkie: you should see if your school has a doll circle that makes them for the May and Christmas Fair. My mum ran one when I was still in kindergarten. ;]
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2006 05:32:53 PM »

and I'd love to hear your uber cute story Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2006 04:05:38 AM »

Our school has a crafter's circle, but they haven't done dolls since I've been there. I started one of the star dolls, same type head, but my perfectionism took over and I haven't gotten past the head part. One of my dear friends makes them really well, but I haven't had the time (grad school and other son has autism/asperger's) to get around to doing one for myself - maybe this summer when I get all my incompletes written for school... just needed to vent a bit.
I've made quite a few of the knitted gnomes from the Children's year - knitting is my therapy of late...
Thanks for letting me ramble on for a bit.... Selkie
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