Welcome! Sit down, peruse these pages, and indulge in the stories my dolls arouse within your imagination...
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.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Meet Wendy...she wants to be Tinkerbell for Halloween
Meet Wendy, a little doll who LOVES Tinkerbell.
She is a handmade doll,
crafted lovingly in the Waldorf tradition. 13 inches from the top of her
head to the tip of her toes, she wears an adorable upcycled Tinkerbell
dress (made by Nanerjoy). Her lush, long hair is made of hand spun
merino wool, with 4 different blonde hand spun yarns in various hues and
textures and the most adorable curl! She is stuffed with clean carded
local wool and her “skin” fabric is cotton interlock imported from
Europe. Her eyes and mouth are hand embroidered—notice that mischievous
twinkle and smirk—and her wool felt boots have contrast stitching.
Wendy comes with everything she needs to have a wonderful Halloween:
a Tinkerbell themed trick or treat bag (with crayons and paper if she
should have a trip in the car), a green sweater (for chilly Halloween
nights) and purple sequined fairy wings (by Blissality).
Wendy can stand and sit!
She loves looking at the sky and dreaming of visiting Neverland...
Wendy is for sale, and just listed in my Etsy shop. She is every excited for a little girl to love her and welcome her home!