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Once Upon A Doll began with my own love of dolls, especially hand made. My kids and I collect, play with, and love our dolls, and eventually I began to make dolls of my own. Although my dolls are based upon the principles of Waldorf doll making--natural and sustainably harvested materials (like wool stuffing and cotton interlock), hand spun and dyed wool yarns for hair, hand made doll clothes, 100% wool felt for shoes--my dolls cannot be called strictly Waldorf (more Waldorf-esque), as they have definite personalities, larger & more expressive eyes, and playful mouths. Once Upon A Doll features enchanted dolls made in the Waldorf tradition with a storybook theme for that special child in your life or the discriminating collector of handmade dolls.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
2nd Place Winner...and Asian Eyes
I just thought I'd share the wreath made for the second prize winner in my Grand Re-Opening Giveaway...she has a custom DFH doll that she wanted a wreath designed for--this wreath features genuine topaz, tourmaline, and clear quartz crystal as well as lots of different hand spun art yarns!
And here's my first Asian girl...I'm working on her right now, and I'm rather excited because I succeeded in creating my own style of eyes, rather than simply copying others. What FUN!