Waldorf Dolls for Christmas Morn

Waldorf Dolls for Christmas Morn

 

MAKE SURE YOU READ THROUGH TO THE END OF THIS POSTING TO FIND OUT ABOUT A SPECIAL DISCOUNT BEING OFFERED FROM A CHILD’S DREAM!

For Christmas, Tim and I got Little Lady and Little Guy a set of 184 maple blocks. Shhh… don’t tell 🙂 Anyway… because they are so heavy, and because Drew and his family will be flying here this holiday season, we had the blocks shipped to their house. They will open them before heading to Michigan. They will be staying with us for the week. Besides the regular gift, we buy all the grandbabies Fontanini Nativity figurines. (A family tradition.) By the time they leave home, they will have a beautiful Nativity to share with their families. Lovely idea, I know, BUT it isn’t always exciting for wee ones to open on Christmas morning. So, I decided I wanted to make each of them a soft, squishy dolly to open and love.

As you may have noticed, we no longer have sponsors on Wee Folk Art. However, many of the shops that were featured were favorite shops of ours that we continue to frequent. Probably my favorite shop is A Child’s Dream. Debbie, the shop’s owner, has always had a wonderful selection, but in the past few months she has expanded her offerings, and I have to say, I think it is the best shop around for buying natural crafting supplies. When I wanted to make dolls for the grandbabies, it is the first place I went.

I decided on these 2 dolls from the Joy’s Waldorf Doll Kits collection. For Little Guy, I am making the 6″ Star Doll in ever so soft cotton velour. Just perfect for wee hands!

 

 

For Little Lady, I wanted a simple doll that would travel well. I picked the 12″ Velour Bright Eyes Baby. I know she’ll squeal with delight when she opens it.

 

 

The kits come with most of the supplies you need including wool roving for stuffing. I had to chuckle that they included chopsticks to help you stuff the roving in little spaces 🙂 I plan to work on them this weekend (I hope!) I’ll be blogging about the process, however, there will not be a pattern. If you would like to make your own, I highly suggest you order kits from A Child’s Dream. If you price out individual items, I think you’ll agree that they really are a good deal 🙂

When I told Debbie that I was going to share these online, she agreed to offer Wee Folk Art readers a discount. So… here it is:

 

 

 

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Well, YAY! So, if you’d like to join me in making dollies or if you need anything else from A Child’s Dream, make sure you order by Monday, December 3 to get 10% off your entire order. The free shipping on orders over $75.00 runs til the end of the year. Thanks, Debbie!

Watch for our doll making blogs next week!

Photos 28-12

 

Kimara

2 Comments

  1. I’ve already got my children’s shopping ton and I’m mostly tapped out, but I love these. Going to chat with the hubby tonight because I would love to make the 12″ doll. Any chance you will include your own pattern for these at a later date. I’m sure this is the kind of thing you could whip together without a pattern!

    1. If you are interested, A Child's Dream also sells Joy's Waldorf Doll patterns if you would rather do that way. You can see all of the HERE. I did not have any of the supplies on hand, except the wool roving, so it made sense for me to get the kits. Now, I have the patterns, so when I go to make them again, I can just buy the supplies. I have no plans to create a pattern for these dolls. Michelle shared a pattern she created a few years ago. You can view it HERE. It is very simplistic, but it is free, but you will still need to purchase supplies. For me, the kits were the way to go. Hope it works out for you 🙂

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