I don’t have much time to be crafty lately and so it makes a lot of sense for me to stick with just one type of craft. I’ve been loving doll-making lately. I’ve made two Kiki dolls. They have legs and arms that are sewn on separately.
I like the idea of making all the different types of Waldorf dolls and creating my own pattern using the techniques I like best. I ordered a kit for this Heavy Doll from Dream Pixie. (Unfortunately, they no longer sell the pattern or kit.) It’s stuffed with baked millet and scented with lavender essential oil. The essential helps to keep bugs away in addition to being a nice soothing scent. My aunt smelled it and wanted to take it home.
It has a muslin body and cotton velour dress.
This was really easy compared to the Kiki dolls. And Ana loves this doll! She’s very protective of it and doesn’t try to swing it around by the arm and fling it across the room like her other dolls. (Never mind that it weighs about 4.5 pounds and she couldn’t even if she wanted to.) It’s supposed to simulate a real baby in weight and feel since it’s like holding a swaddled baby.
I love her sweet face. The eyes were so much easier than trying to get two round eyes the same size and shape. I will definitely be making more of these. But for now I am trying a new pattern. With the body and legs as one piece and the arms sewn on separately. Also, this doll with have wool yarn hair. This doll is so far a real pain in the rear and I will not be making another one like it.
And here is my sweet Eliza since you haven’t seen her in so long. Her hair was especially awesome on this day.