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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.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Meet Alexia...the Steam Punk Doll

 Meet Alexia, a little doll made especially for lovers of all things Steam Punk!
 Alexia comes with:
*A Victorian hat with real watch works, a working compass and telescope...even dirigibles (balloons)
*Victorian dress with lace up corset (both velcro in the back for easy on/off)
*Matching "mommy and me" steam punk necklaces (with working red panic button) made especially for Alexia by Steam Punk jewelry artist SleeplessStoryteller.
*Black scarf
*Lace up knee high wool felt boots
*Frilly bloomers
*Pose-able glassicals (steam punk glasses) also by artist SleeplessStoryteller.

 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 (taller with her hair gathered on top of her head and her hat on), she wears a Victorian dress and corset made by Molly's Playground. Her lush, long hair is made of hand spun merino wool--black, white, silver, and zebra...incredibly soft and with LOTS of various hues and texture! She is stuffed with clean carded local wool and her “skin” fabric is cotton interlock imported from Europe. Her grey eyes and red mouth are hand embroidered—notice those lovely eyelashes—and her wool felt boots have contrast stitching.
Alexia is intended for the older child or doll collector, as she has little pointy parts on her hat and throughout her ensemble that require extra care (and might poke a smaller child or even pose a choking hazard)!

~Matching Mommy and Me Steam Punk Necklaces~

Alexia was a JOY to make--thanks so much for enjoying her with me!
Once Upon A Doll

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