Thursday, 29 October 2009

In which I make a second and third Waldorf doll

It's been doll-making Grand Central Station around here lately. A few weeks ago, a number of boxes, envelopes and bags made their way to our home, all looking suspiciously alike. Inside the packages, variants of this:The anatomy of a Waldorf doll. A volume of fleece, a square of cotton, some string, mohair. And it was my responsibility to make this bag of nondescript stuff into something really magical. And I think I pulled it off. Twice.

D's baby:

I positively adore this face! I couldn't have planned it better, and I hope my future dolls are as charming.
She waited for a while to have her hair and arms attached . . .

. . . and I do believe it was worth the wait!

After another wait, I got her outfit complete.

Now all that remains to be done is a decent photo shoot, and she may go to her new home. I hear she will be a Christmas gift for little D.

Mac's baby-
Definitely not as many photos, I'm not in love with Mac's baby. Her momma coughed up for a pre-made head and pre-sewn body. This gave me considerably less control over the creative process. I'm a little hesitant to even put my name on this one, but she came out reasonably well.

And I admit to being completely blown away by her amazing hair!!

Now she needs some clothes, a photo shoot and then she may go home as well!


Bezzie said...

Both are very cute!

Lisa said...

Having seen the first one in person, I can tell everyone seeing this blog post that Amy's dolls are even more awesome first-hand! What I love is the attention to detail -- so meticulous. What lucky kids to be the recipients of these dolls!

Stickyfingers said...

Aw, thanks ladies!
There are three more on the way - I just need to make clothes for Mac's baby first.

Anonymous said...

They are just wonderful!! and I agree with are fantastic with details! I can't wait to see more...keep sending us pictures! the anticipation is killing me! wonderful work! kwgma