More Babies. (Waldorf doll babies, that is.)


Does this qualify as an obsession yet? I think we have enough dolls, and yet… they keep arriving. "The twins" came into our world while we were at the cabin. Lupine and I had planned the one with the green eyes, above, as our cabin project together. When I packed the sewing supplies I asked Sage if he wanted one. Um, no.

But then we made her and when Sage saw her he melted. And gushed. And was very much not this almost-eight-year-old boy that I know. He even begged. And I had of course brought extra doll skin and wool, just in case. So I made him one, too. He insisted that she have exactly the same hair and look just like Lupine's (but with blue eyes).

The second doll was born, with lots of sewing and tying up help from Sage.


For whatever reason – perhaps their small size – the kids adore them. And I adore making them. I really
wish we needed like fifty dolls. That would rock. 

Do you have any idea how easy these are? So easy. I've made bunches of dolls before, but these each took me one evening. One evening. So for those new to doll making, double it. Or heck, quadruple it. It still isn't much time. And the finished product will melt hearts. Yours included. (Don't be mislead – I
really make them for me.)


21 thoughts on “More Babies. (Waldorf doll babies, that is.)

  1. teryn says:

    These are so cute! I love making waldorf dolls too — I’m out of stuffing right now, and I miss making them!

  2. Rachel Wolf says:

    It was based loosely off of several doll patterns, including an old Magic Cabin blossom doll (the pattern is discontinued). There is a wonderful book that I recommend called Kinder Dolls.

    It is expensive (out of print) but you might find one searching about online. I got mine at a garage sale this winter for $2. Otherwise Weir Dolls is a great resource.

  3. teryn says:

    The book Making Waldorf Dolls is basically the same as Kinder Dolls — it is in print (still kind of expensive, but worth it 🙂

  4. Cassandra says:

    I ordered a kit from Weir dolls a few months ago and it is still sitting in my kitchen. I am a competent seamstress but for some reason the doll intimidates me. Maybe it’s the knit-fabric body? Or the head construction? And the wig seems like it would take a long time. All of these fears must be unreasonable considering what you said in your post today. I even checked out a dvd from the library that goes step-by-step through the construction of a waldorf doll. I need to just get over myself and sew up that doll!! Ha!

  5. Crystal @ Semi-Crunchy Mama says:

    So wonderfully sweet! I’m planning on making my first Waldorf doll for my son soon…the plan is to give it to him for Christmas, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to wait that long! A friend of mine has made quite a few, and has offered to walk me through it once I gather all the materials. I can’t wait to get started!

  6. m moon says:

    this is off topic but I am not sure where to ask it…. and thought maybe other people where wondering as well.

    Rachel where do you buy underwear and socks?

    Sometimes I find socks at the thrift but was looking for a eco-friendly organic cottony source for new stuff. Especially for kid stuff.

    thank you

  7. Rachel Wolf says:

    Dig in, lady! It doesnt take as long as they say. And the hair can be quick, depending on what style you want. Even the fussiest hair goes fast when you hit your groove. Really. You can do it!

  8. denise says:

    Hey Rachel — I plan to make one of these for Amara’s upcoming birthday — do you remember if these dolls are 9 inches? And do you recommend the moveable arms for a 3 year old, or not just yet?? Thanks!

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