Wednesday, April 8, 2009

obsession


dollmaking.

i thought it was bad when i was making only rag dolls. then i ventured into the wooden ones...love them, too.

but Waldorf-inspired dolls...

wow.

it's all i think about anymore!

it's fun to daydream dresses for my girls and for my shop. i love to hear that a mom is especially happy with a skirt i custom made for her hard-to-fit-daughter...but none of that compares with the deep, obsessive love i have for this doll making.

i have made six 14/15 inch dolls to date and 3 little snuggle dolls (and one wee pocket-sized doll for my daughter who was obsessively jealous of the pocket doll given to me by Ulla of Germandolls. (check out her shop...we do the same things, but so differently...she is really, really gifted...and her dolls are made from a *secret family recipie*!) i refuse to share...i made her a poor replica instead)

right now, i have 5 dolls in the hopper. 2 boys for my 2 boys (but don't tell the big kids on the bus), 2 mermaids, and 1 golden skinned doll who must be River's little sister. i wonder what her name is...


anyway...here are photos of Helen's doll *Rosa*. she's made from wool i sourced locally with the most fabulous hair! i would never have picked it...leave it to Helen to choose something totally unconventional and have it totally rock. the thick slubby stuff is yarn i handspun from a roving by Woolyhands. the rest we chose at the same sheep farm from which Rosa's stuffing came. i made Rosa's dress and bloomers, but her FABULOUS sweater came from Elaine at GrannysKnits with a button for closure by Gina at GinaMStudios. there are more sweaters on the way...assuming i can keep them out of Helen's greedy little mits.




i've been pondering a Waldorf-inspired doll giveaway...what say you all?

8 comments:

Penelope Anne said...

You can totally tell you love making them because they are gorogeous! I love the yarns your using on the hair of the waldorf dolls - they would totally look like dreads in black - One of these days Im gonna try to manipulate you into making me a custom one :D wink!

Terri said...

I was never a doll kid when I was growing up but these are the cutest dolls I've ever seen!!

Terri

by...Jackie (aka, mom, grammie) said...

So cute Anna!! You do such a wonderful job on the dolls! I love them! I will also work on those shoes for those little sweeties....:) I have not forgotten...:)

Goldtone Designs said...

OMG! That HAIR!!!! That SWEATER!!!! THAT FACE!!!!

Leah said...

gorgeous work, a giveaway would be fantastic!!

Kim said...

What a beautiful doll! JUST LOVE the hair...how fabulous! You do an amazing job :)

guurrrl said...

The details are amazing! I can't get over their hair and adorable faces!!!!

Mariesa Robbins said...

Oh my goodness... you have some beautiful creations. You can see the love and passion that goes in each doll.