I gave up several plans for homemade gifts this year, but I still wanted to make something special for the girls. I'm decided to make them each a 16" Waldorf doll - assuming I get it done in time. I'm not into fairies and lots of Celtic stuff, but I really appreciate the Waldorf philosophy of keeping things simple to encourage children to use their imagination more. I fell in love with these dolls after seeing a couple that my friend Julie made. They are so much more beautiful in person than on the computer. I could see myself loving one of these dolls, so I'm hoping the girls will, too.
I bought the kits from Weir Crafts, and I'm pretty pleased with it. I saw this great photo set on Flickr with step by step pictures here that helped me see the whole process. There are a lot of steps, but overall it doesn't seem to difficult.
Weir offers pre-made heads, bodies, or wigs with their kits, and makes it super easy to put together the colors you want. I opted for the pre-made wigs since I was worried about running out of time. I just started these heads today, so we'll see how I do with time. But I'm feeling confident. I'll keep you updated on my progress.
Any tips for making these lovely dolls? Anybody know if Cabbage Patch Kid clothes fit them?