Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I am so excited I was able to make each of my littelest ones a Waldorf Doll of their own! I have been wanting to get them one for some time now, and my little lady ohhs and ahhs over them, I just couldn't justisfy spending that much on one, let alone two. Soooooo, I decided to just jump right in an learn to make them. I am so glad I did! The wool for stuffing them was free. How cool is that? Free! Turns out, there are people around here who raise sheep for pets and meat and have no intrest in the wool, but have to shear them anyway so they stay cool. A friend of mine gave me 3 garbage bags full (Hee heee, "yes sir, yes sir 3 bags full! Sorry, I couldn't resist) I cleaned and carded the wool myself, which also cut way down on the costs of the dolls. Then I ordered everything else I needed from Wier Dolls and Crafts and used the 16 inch Honey Dolls pattern. All in all, I think they turned out quite nice for my first dolls. Most importantly, they are loved by their recipients! Oh, and by the way, I made those beds special for the dolls too! I am working on a pattern to share with you, if I can ever figure out how to put patterns on here.