Monday, October 11, 2010

A Waldorf Dolly

I am so lucky that my little girl LOVES Waldorf dolls. Not that she wouldn't go for a plastic dolly, if given the chance mind you. But with all the bad news on plastics, I've been trying to steer clear of the ubiquitous PVC-made-in-china dolly types if possible.

She has a tiny little German Kathe Kruse Waldorf-style doll named "Friend" that she sleeps with and takes lots of places. She loves Friend so much, for her 2nd, I decided give Waldorf doll making a go.

I bought a Waldorf doll kit from Weir Crafts . It was fantastic! It only took me a few hours to make the doll (really, I made it the night before her b-day), and it turned out so cute. Sure, there are a few things I'll do differently next time, but over all I'm thrilled with how she turned out!

And of course, the best part is the little one loves her too! Forget plastic, there is just something so special about a cotton and wool handmade doll. :-)

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