The girls dolls and their outfits are finished! (Well, except for the snaps, which I have to go get tomorrow.) Anna's doll is on the left and Abriel's is on the right. I am SOOOOOOOOO glad to have these done. I think worrying if I was going to have them completed on time for Christmas was giving me insomnia. Never, never, ever again will I try to make so many things in December. This really has taught me a lesson about not waiting until the last minute to do things.
I also love the fact that they smell like lanolin. It kind of gives them a real baby smell.
My special doll as a child was a cloth doll. Not a Waldorf doll, but hand made and very cute. Her name was Sally. When I held her, she felt real to me, and I would swear she could change expressions. I think a part of me really thought she was real. I would never lay her down in an uncomfortable position, and I made sure everyone else treated her with respect as well. I think my younger brothers secretly resented the status that my sister's doll, John, and Sally had.
The first time I saw a Waldorf doll, (years before I had kids) I knew that I had to have one because it reminded me of Sally.
|Anna's doll from the side. Her hair looks red here, but it's actually three colors combined; brunet, blond, and brown.|
|I designed the sleeper pattern for Samuel's and Abriel's dolls. It's makes them so soft and "baby" like.|
|All of the dolls have bottoms and belly buttons.|
|The doll dress is made with the pattern that came with the doll pattern, and it's cute, but it doesn't look like something a baby would wear. I will probably make her a sleeper as well, AFTER Christmas.|