I’ve been wanting to try to make a waldorf doll for a very long time. But being extremely limited in both craftiness and sewing I would look at patterns and totally psyche myself out that it would be too hard. But last night I just decided to try to make one without the hoopla of following a pattern. This is what I ended up with.
I hand sewed the whole thing which took a little longer but it was good practice I think. Which of course I need a lot of! The bottom of the doll is filled with rice. I don’t know if that was such a smart idea but it just felt nicer than putting beans in it and I wanted it to be weighted. The arms and head I used some beautiful Eco Wool from http://www.weircrafts.com that I bought a very long time ago. I also have all the fixings to do a real Waldorf doll from there too. I just have been too afraid to start. However having gotten my feet wet by creating Olivia I think maybe I might just give it a try! The best part of the whole experience was Kate coming home from Kindergarten this afternoon and saying, “Ohhh Mommy she’s sooo cute! I’m going to name her Olivia.” I was so thrilled I started doll #2 this afternoon. Who knew it would be this much fun! I’m learning so much too. I just might have a new little hobby.