3.11.10

Making of a Waldorf Doll: Part 2

You may remember, back in July, when I posted about the waldorf doll I made for my boys.  
I tea stained an old cotton t~shirt and used Simmy's fantastic tutorial for the construction.  I hand stitched her head and body together, stuffed her with hand carded wool, and gave her a face.  

They named her Ali.
   
And that was as far as I got.
  
 For all these months,  Ali has been carried along on camping trips to the North Pole, stranded on a deserted island somewhere in the Pacific, ridden The Blue Train to Cape Town, and loved by two beautiful boys.  
 I was already making a wig for my oldest son out of some wool I spun last winter, so I decided it was a good time to make up some hair for Ali too!  (Thanks to Crafty Sheep for putting together this great tutorial.)  I think Ali and I may get matching dreads ~ I love them so much!!

And of course, with new hair comes a new outfit!  
I knit her a cozy ribbed turtle neck and a pair of wide~leg longies, in emerald, to match her eyes.
(If you'd like the pattern, I'd be glad to list it up on Etsy.  Just let me know!)

Of course, now they want another.  A boy with crazy spiky hair!

6 comments:

  1. I wish I had the patience to make a Waldorf doll. I desperately want my kids to have dolls - I think they'd benefit a lot from that sort of play. But sewing has never been my strong point. And I have to admit that I'm daunted by all the amazing creations I've seen.

    Your doll looks fantastic! But I'm sure that surprises none of your readers. (:

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  2. It was really intimidating and I think that's what kept me from moving forward, but I'm so glad I did! It was not anywhere near as difficult as I had thought, just really time consuming!! How are your longies coming along, btw??

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  3. she's beautiful!! i love her dreads. way to go!!

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  4. I'm about halfway done with one leg of the longies - they're knit from the waist down. It's looking like they'll be *huge* on him but they may fit my toddler. Either way, I'm going to finish these things even if they kill me. (:

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  5. Love how you tea stained a t-shirt! Fantastic idea. The doll is adorable.

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  6. I would love to get the pattern for cozy ribbed turtleneck and and the wide legged longies for your wonderful Waldorf doll...she is so adorable!

    Suzanne

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