Sunday, August 8, 2010

My First Waldorf Doll

Well I got a tad impatient and decided to make a doll even though I don't have the correct doll skin fabric yet. I just used t shirting and while it worked OK because the stretch goes in both directions, it was a bit hard to stuff the doll correctly.




I used the instructions in this book



The head was started by using a ball of wool, then wrapping this in roving, then cheese cloth. While it is an easy way to make the head, it has made the head very heavy. I'm not sure if this is normal, but it's a bit of a pain. I did take a heap of hair off (not that you can tell in the photo's) and it has made it a bit better, but still quite heavy.

I also munted the eyes, but I shouldn't complain really as she is my first Waldorf Doll so I can't complain with how she's turned out.

Cara loves her, and before she even had hair and a wee dress on her, she was played with constantly. Poor thing already has vegemite stains on her tum LOL

She is 15" and I made the dress. I am going to make some more clothes for her and will put patterns up on this blog for downloading.

I can see she will be the first of many, because she was so much fun to make.

Until the next doll

Happy creating



14 comments:

softearthart said...

Oh I think she is just lovely, Cheers from Central Hawkes Bay. Marie

Ali said...

Awesome doll Jo! She looks very professional - well done :) (Love her dress too!).

Cadi said...

Awwww. She's so pretty. :-) And loved already!!!

nova_j said...

ohhh she is gorgeous!! no-one would guess that she's a first effort!

Kylie said...

It looks great Jo - well done:)

Heart Felt said...

She is just beautiful, well done. xx

Sally said...

What a fantastic doll. You've done a marvelous job... I'm feeling all inspired!!!

Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

She looks lovely!!!

allie said...

doll looks great and all ready well loved eh

humel said...

She looks amazing! Well done you :-)

The Clip Cafe said...

Gorgeous! You might like our softie swap :-) Just joined your blog (don't ask me how I found you - traveling along in Blogville somewhere! lol - glad I did though!)

Rainbow Child said...

i dont kwno how i missed this post?!?!?!

she is gorgeous!!! just lovely :)

(and sorry i chickend out and didnt tell you :( )

Simoney said...

That doll is gorgeous!! Are you going to make any to sell?? I think I would be keen to get one for my baby neice :)
I just love that hair!
Found you on kelly's bloghop...
Luv Simone
greatfun4kids
x

Jana said...

She's beautiful!
Jana