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:
10% off through Monday 12/3/12 with the code WEEFOLK (for domestic and international orders)
Free Standard Shipping over $75 with code 2102ACD – expires 12/31/12
One code per order please.
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!