Monday, June 28, 2010

My First Waldrof Inspired Doll

I told you yesterday, here it is, not naked anymore!



I decided going for a Boy doll for my nephew, as I'm pretty sure he doesn't have one yet. He's only 4 month old, and for now he won't care much other than chew on it.... But as he'll grow and start playing a bit of pretend play, he'll have other stuff to play with than plastic trucks and soldiers (not that I think my sister would buy him soldiers though!)

I could have made him anything, but went for the Waldorf companion doll.
There's TONS of great one on etsy, and they are expensive! This one cost me barely nothing to make, and it's because I cheated.



Waldorf dolls are usually 100% natural. But I didn't have access to wool roving and bio cottons etc... And no money to get it from the internet. So this little guy is filled with cotton balls, the skin is from an old maternity t-shirt (what an hideous color for a shirt! lol) T-shirt and jeans from what I had too, and the socks are a pair of mariann newborn's that I slightly cut. The wool hair is acrylic I think...
It cost me about 4$ to make, and I spent the weekend on it.



First time I make so tiny cloths! So this is my first pair of pants :P



That's it for our new temporary resident!

There's TONS of resources on how to make one yourself, and for free!
There's also many books, pattern for clothing and lots and lots of doll makers (etsy made a special section for them!) if you don't want to make one and want one :P

And of course... Mariann stole it. Many times. As I was attaching the hair (strand by strand....) She'd take it, give it a kiss, and give it back. This little guy received a lot of love already!... I was able to get picture because Mariann is currently napping... Else she would have been part of the pics!

Now I'm gonna start on hers, as it's gonna part of her bday gift. I'm not buying anything, all her gifts from me would be handmade.
Can't wait to show you ;)


8 comments:

  1. It turned out so well! I'm sure your nephew will love it. Tyr adores the teddy bear Chris and I stuffed for him at Build a Bear when I was pregnant with him. Only bear I know of that has 2 hearts in it =)

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  2. It is so cute! Your nephew is going to love it:)

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  3. Wow, you have mad sewing skills! That is so adorable!!

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  4. Love it.....you do such nice work. I bet getting presents from you is exciting. You never know what you'll make. Your nephew is lucky.

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  5. i am curious if you could put the links to the tutorials. i am dreaming of making one like this for my son for xmas.

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  6. Goodness, this is beautiful. I have been wanting to make my daughter a Waldorf doll for so long, but have had to take my time gathering the "correct" supplies, since they cost so much! I'm almost ashamed that I didn't just use what I have on hand (which is a lot!), because now I'm afraid to even start, for fear I might mess up all of these beautiful supplies! Thank you for the inspiration. :)

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