Waldorf Doll Making: I am a bit obsessed.

"Lavender" is the latest baby in our home. After I made this baby for Craft Hope Sage was determined to talk me into one for him.


It didn't take much talking into. He was sleeping with her unfinished head that very night and head plus body the next. 


He wanted her to be small ("sleeping-with size") with reddish brown hair and hazel eyes. I made her with jointed arms and a traditional Waldorf doll body. (This will be my go-to body form from now own. So sweet.) Sage helped me with the head and the nose and sewed on the mouth himself. Her neck is a little wrinkly for my liking but whatever. We love her.

She is stuffed her with a combination of wool and organic lavender. She smells
delicious. (Which at our house borders on the absurd. We are surrounded by gallons upon gallons of essential oils here, living at LuSa Organics
headquarters. The bank ladies fight for who gets to enter our deposits
because we "have the best smelling checks".)


Tomorrow? We're making clothes.

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I've added an Etsy toolbar at right for my brand-new-almost-still-empty Etsy shop. Some babies like the one above will find their way there soon. Not to be pushy or anything. But just so you know.

5 thoughts on “Waldorf Doll Making: I am a bit obsessed.

  1. Mary Jo, Five Green Acres says:

    Hey Rachel – where do you find wool stuffing? Is this something you can find in a store or do you find you need to find a wool farmer?

    Beautiful, beautiful dolls. Isadora just requested that I get out the plasticky yuck dolls hiding in the attic in a toy rotation. The beautiful Bamboletta doll she received for her birthday was not at all appreciated. boo hoo. It’s been rotated out for a time out.

  2. Rachel Wolf says:

    Hi Mary Jo. I buy the wool locally at a Waldorf Supply store here in WaldorfLand where I dwell. You can buy it from them online at http://www.waldorfsupplies.com or try Weir Dolls. They have great products too. A suggestion from a Waldorf teacher friend on doll attachment was this: If a doll is rejected/not loved, adopt it as your own. Carry it, set it on the counter while you chop veggies, talk to it, sing to it, love it. It worked like magic in our house.


  3. Rachel Wolf says:

    Hi Lynne,
    My shop is empty right now. Ive been planning on making a few dolls, some handkints, and some photo cards and putting them in the shop but i havent done so yet. Are you looking for something specific?


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